ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A FREEMASON?
Who we are and what Masonry is all about.
Ask for Information
If you know a Mason, ask him about the fraternity. Don't be shy, we love talking to those interested in Masonry. If you don't know a Mason, you can use the Lodge Locator to find a lodge near you and contact them or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Lodge
Try to find out if there is a good time for you to visit the lodge. Take this as an opportunity to meet some of the members and ask questions. Don't be intimidated, they'll be happy to see you. Most lodges have dinner before their regular stated meetings (meetings usually occur monthly) and guests are almost always welcome. In many areas more than one lodge may exist. Visit as many as you can, get a feeling for the lodges you visit and pick the one that best meets your needs.
Julian Feild Lodge #908 AF&AM meets every Tuesday for floor school and Every 2nd Tuesday night for Stated Meeting.
For our Stated Meeting, dinner begins at 6 pm and the meeting at 7 pm. Floor School begins at 6 pm. Come visit and eat with us.
Request a Petition
Request a petition from a Mason or from the lodge you would like to join. You can also find a PDF of the petition here. Your petition will require the signature of several Masons. If you don't know any Masons, ask the lodge you're petitioning for advice.
Submit Your Petition
Turn in your completed petition to the lodge you would like to join. Ask if there are any fees that need to accompany the petition. Your petition will be received by the lodge and will be read during a stated meeting.
Once the Lodge has your petition, these are the actions you can expect the Lodge to take:
The Master of the lodge you submitted your petition to will assign three members of the lodge to interview you and investigate your background. The investigators may want to meet with you at home. There is a standard set of questions that all investigators must ask, but many will ask additional questions. Be honest with the investigators. No Mason is perfect...we don't expect petitioners to be perfect, either.
Your investigators will be given a deadline to return their completed investigation reports to the lodge. Their reports, along with their recommendation, will be read to the lodge at a stated meeting. At this time, the Master of the lodge will usually call for a ballot to be taken on your petition. Eligible Masons will then vote on your petition and the outcome of the ballot will be announced to the lodge.
After the Ballot
Soon after the stated meeting, a member from the lodge should contact you with the outcome of the ballot and provide you with additional instructions.
Fees and Dues
There is an Initiation Fee for all 3 degrees (due before you are initiated in each degree). Once you become a Master Mason and receive the 3rd degree you will be required to pay annual dues which will be prorated the month you get your Master Mason initiation.