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The choice to become a Freemason is one a man must make on his own. He must have the desire to become a better person through the lessons that Masonry teaches all its members. He must also be 18 years of age, of good moral character, and believe in a Supreme Being. Since Masonry is not a religion, the choice of Supreme Being is left for the prospective member to decide.
The fraternity of Freemasons has many traditions. One of those traditions is that we do not solicit men to join. We want men who are eager and willing to join on their own free will; voluntarily submitting themselves to the secrets, rituals, and traditions or our great fraternity. In order to begin your application process for your Masonic journey you must ask a current member, or visit your nearest Masonic Lodge, for a membership petition.
After you have asked for a membership petition there will be a series of steps you must go through before being initiated into our ancient fraternity.
You must fill out and return your petition to the Brother you requested it from or to the Lodge that gave it to you.
After your application has been received the Lodge will assign a committee of members to visit you. They are not there to intimidate or scare you, they are there to get to know you better and to answer any questions you may have about Masonry on a more personal and individual level.
After the Brothers have visited with you they will report back to the Lodge on their findings and your petition will be voted on.
The Lodge will notify you of your acceptance as a candidate.
Once you complete the requirements to progress through the Entered Apprentice, and Fellow Craft degrees, you will then be made a Master Mason and will thus have full membership in our ancient and noble fraternity!