Freemasonry (also known as Masonry) is the world’s oldest fraternity. It provides a supportive environment for good men to make themselves better through symbolical, philosophical, and historical education and research, and the assistance of its members. Masonry is also a network of friends who take care of each other and their families and provide relief in times of need. As well, Masons provide much-needed financial aid and volunteer assistance in their communities.
MASONRY IS A PLACE
|1. Masonry is a place where you can confidently trust your brothers, and entrust your family with them.||6. Masonry is a place where you can go to give support and assistance as well as seek it.|
|2. Masonry is a place where, within moral and civil guidelines; free thought, free speaking and the spiritual growth of man can grow into its fullest potential.||7. Masonry is a place where moral virtues are taught, and through these teachings a regular reinforcement of the moral virtues is experienced.|
|3. Masonry is a place, which provides the opportunity to meet, know, and call brother, outstanding individuals from all walks of life, that you would not have otherwise met.||8. Masonry is a place to spend time with a group of brothers, whom by acting as good men can make a man want to become better. Not better than others, but better than he would have otherwise been.|
|4. Masonry is a place to be a part of an organization that has for its principle tenets Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth.||9. Masonry is a place to become better prepared to help and serve church and community.|
|5. Masonry is a place that provides self-development opportunities, leadership training and experience, and to improve public speaking skills.||10. Masonry is a place to meet with established members of the community and to become a vital part of the community.|
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Will I EVER BE ASKED TO JOIN?
NO! You must ask to become a Freemason. Unfortunately, many men who would like to become Masons never do because they are unaware of the requirement that it be of one’s own free will and accord. Therefore, one must ask to join the Fraternity. If you desire to learn more about Masonic membership, feel free to contact any member of this lodge, or any other Mason to satisfy yourself concerning Freemasonry. As Freemasons, we believe that membership in an organization as worthy as ours must come from a “sincere wish of being serviceable to your fellow creatures” and not because of coaxing, coercion, or of any promise of material gain of any kind. 2 B 1 ASK 1