What are the requirements to become a Free Mason?
The requirements to join Freemasons, are:
- You must be a man of good repute.
- In most Hawaii, you must be over the age of 18 and have resided on island for 6 monthsSome states vary.
- You must believe in a Supreme Being.
- You must be able to support yourself and your family.
- You must live a moral and ethical life.
- You must have a strong desire to want to make a difference in the world. By your actions, you want to make yourself a better man, and make your community and the world a better place to live.
Are Lodge dues expensive if I become a Free Mason?
- Typically, lodge dues are a nominal sum in the United States, however each Lodge varies, somewhat. Lodge dues in other countries vary. Some are nominal sums and some can be more expensive. Inquiries as to the annual dues in your area should be made to your individual lodge.
What will I gain if I become a Free Mason?
- You will never again be truly alone, because you are a part of a brotherhood of men who want to see you prosper in all ways possible and if it is within their ability, they will help you to do so.
- You will learn to focus your energies upon an upright and truthful life, and remove the more negative excesses which all of mankind must continually resist.
- If you become a Free Mason, you will become a better man, if you truly wish to study and learn.
How do I begin the process to become a Free Mason?
- You have already taken the first step to become a Freemason by reviewing the information on our website. The next thing to do is to contact us. You can do this by clicking the link in the menu and send us a quick email, or you could just stop by on a Tuesday night, at about 6:30pm, and meet with us and join us for dinner.
Then what happens?
- Arrangements will be made to meet you, personally, to discuss Freemasonry. This occurs at the Lodge on our meeting nights.
- If you decide to join you will be given a Petition for Degree, which you will need to fill out and turn back in to the Lodge with the appropriate fees.
- Your Petition will be read at the next Stated Meeting and a committee will be formed. (Our Stated meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month).
- A committee of members from the Lodge, which are called the Investigative Committee, will contact you to arrange a meeting.
- They will answer any questions you may have and ask you questions to determine if you are suitable.
- If married, they will also discuss your desire to join Freemasonry with your wife and answer any questions they may have.
- The Investigative Committee performs inquiries of others as to your character. This may take a few weeks.
- The results of the Committee is given to the Master of the Lodge.
- If favorable, your request for membership will be balloted upon by the lodge’s members at the next Stated Meeting.
- You will be advised of the date of your admission.