To be one, ask one

The only way to become a Freemason is to ask one

The only way to become a Freemason is to ask one. To be one, ASK one. The process is as old as the fraternity itself and ensures that the individual seeking the degrees is doing so of his desire and will.

Every applicant must advocate his belief in the existence of a Supreme Being.

The mission of Freemasonry is to promote a way of life that binds like minded men into a worldwide Brotherhood that transcends all religious, ethnic, cultural, social and educational differences; by teaching the great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth: and, by the outward expression of these, through its fellowship, its compassion and its concern, to find ways in which each may serve his God, his family, his country, his neighbors and himself."

Keep in mind, Masons do not solicit for members, the decision to become a Mason is your own.

If you are seeking Membership YOU MUST ASK a Mason or a Masonic Lodge for an application.

You must be a man at least 21 years of age.

You must be of good moral character.

You must have a personal belief in a Supreme Being (the definition of a Supreme Being is up to you).

You must decide to become a Mason of "your own free will and accord".

You will need to express your personal interest in joining the Fraternity.

You must be loyal to your country.

You must be dedicated to providing for your family

You must have a sincere determination to conduct yourself in a manner that will earn the respect and trust of others and possess a desire to help others through community service and universal benevolence.

There are NO religious, political or racial restrictions for membership other than the aforementioned belief in a Supreme Being, as any discussion of religion or politics is strictly forbidden in a Masonic Lodge.

Admission is decided by ballot. To be accepted, the ballot must be unanimous.

To petition a lodge, the first step is to find one close to you. Once you have selected a lodge (or several) reach out and make contact. This is particularly important if you do not know a member of that lodge. Reach out and contact the lodge secretary who would be happy to speak to you about upcoming activities and/or open houses.