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Who may be Freemason?
Men who satisfy the qualifications below.
What is Freemasonry?
A fellowship or fraternity of such men devoted to freemasonry ideals.
What are the ideals and teachings of Freemasonry?
All such truths, ideals, and realities that describe, interpret, uphold, satisfy and foster freemasonry morals and what we stand for (see About Us page).
What is the purpose of Freemasonry?
To find such men (or, have them find us), to assist in the development and growth of such men, and bring them together into a fraternity meant to help others in our society.
Qualifications to join:
- You must have a belief in a supreme being.
- You must be a man 18 years old or older.
- You must be in "good" physical and mental health.
- You must be of good moral character (honesty, honor, and integrity).
- You must be a free man (carried forward from ancient times).
- You must want to grow, improve yourself, and be of help to others.
- You must ask to join, apply for membership and be accepted.
A Word about what Freemasonry is and is not:
Freemasonry is about personal growth and about helping others. Freemasonry is about men acting as Brothers for the good of the community. Freemasonry is about charity towards others. Every day, Freemasons and their appendant bodies contribute over $2 million to charity (about 3/4 of a Billion dollars annually). (This does not count the charitable hours donated or other charitable acts.) Freemasonry is about the growth of the individual into spiritual maturity.
It is not a secret society. It is not a religious cult. It is not an organization with an evil plan to do evil things.
It is a fraternity that has often been maligned and falsely accused. And, it is a fraternity that has some secrets - to keep interlopers out (the evil guys who try to infiltrate our organization) and to keep confidential the initiation ceremonies so that new members can enjoy their upward spiritual journey without having the experience spoiled.
Freemasonry believes that every individual should practice the religion of his choice and be a believer in a supreme being. Freemasonry in no way wants to replace or subjugate your belief in a supreme being. Freemasonry is about personal growth, doing good and in helping others. It is about helping our members grow personally and spiritually. To do this, we use as tools certain symbols, to key our memory.
If you don't believe what is stated above or you have doubts about the above, I invite you to check into the people that have been Masons - like the father of our country - George Washington - and ask yourself this question: Could Freemasonry have been as bad as the conspiracy theorists say if all of the great men that were Freemasons were members? Think about it. And, when you get curious and want to know the real truth, give us a call. We'd enjoy the opportunity to chat with you to see if you are the right fit for Freemasonry.
We are a group of "good guys" trying to do good things for others without expecting or wanting recognition. If you would like to know some of the good things we do, our friends at Carson Lodge No. 1 are making an effort in compiling a list of Masonic charities that can be found at the following address. And, yes, "Shriners" are Freemasons too.