How To Become A Mason

 

To be eligible for membership, you must
  1. Believe in God!
  2. Be a man, 21 years of age, with mental competency and good moral character (no felonies or moral convictions).
  3. Have been a resident of the state for 6 months, zero (0) months for military service members and...
  4. Be recommended by two members of a Masonic Lodge.

Freemasonry is proud of its philosophy and practice of "making good men better".  Only individuals believed to be of the finest character are favorably considered for membership.  Every applicant must advocate his belief in the existence of a Supreme Being (atheists are not accepted into the fraternity).

We are anxious to let you know that if you want to be a part of this truly great organization, it is very simple!

Here is the process from start to finish at Rising Sun Lodge #29:

  1. Download a "Petition for the Mysteries of Masonry", (you will need Adobe Reader 7.0 or higher) and answer all the questions.  If you do not understand some of the questions, we will be more than happy to assist, (any question unanswered is grounds for denial).
  2. Return the petition to the Lodge, along with $165 cash, check, or money order ($15 of this will be used toward a background investigation and is non-refundable, and the rest will be used for your 3 Degrees and first year membership dues).
  3. After the lodge receives your petition and $165, we will assign a 3 man "committee" of Master Masons to interview you.  This is usually done at a location and time of your choice, however, there are times when we request an applicant to visit the Lodge on Monday night in order for us to interview him based on our own conflicting schedules.
  4. Once the committee has interviewed you, the petition will be taken to a scheduled meeting to be voted on.  The ballot must be unanimous! 

The key to remember is to be patient.  On average, it takes about 6 weeks from the time that we recieve a petition until the time we are ready to initiate any given applicant into the Entered Apprentice Degree.  Sometimes longer, sometimes shorter depending on what other events are taking place in that time period.  Naturally, we will call you once you have been voted on and accepted, and we encourage all applicants who are still in the waiting process to come and enjoy meals and socialize with us.  When everything and everyone is ready, the next order of business will be for you to earn your First Degree through a traditional symbolic initiation, and that is the first step in becoming a Brother in the greatest fraternity in the world.  To learn more about the "Degrees of Masonry", click HERE.  To contact one of our members directly, please fill out the form below.

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