Steps To Membership
Steps to Membership
Our Membership Process
Freemasonry is relevant and needed in a world desperate for organizations dedicated to serving humanity and local communities, honorable living, tolerance, moderation, self-reliance, equality, and liberty. Your involvement starts wih chosing a lodge you would like to petition for membership.
Use our lodge locator to decide on a lodge near you. If you would like you can contact any lodge and set up a time to meet with some of the brothers in that lodge to get a feel for the experience at that location. There may be several lodges near you and it is your choice which lodge petition.
You can make direct contact with the lodge or we will be happy to facilitate a meeting.
Next you need to complete a membership petition and enter the lodge you have chosen. An initiation fee, generally $75.00 to $200.00 (this amount is determined by the local lodge), accompanies the petition. Within approximately 45 days someone from the lodge will contact you for an interview. Your wife, friend, or parent is encouraged to attend this interview. The lodge at its next meeting will vote on your petition.
Your references will be contacted and asked to answer some general questions. This process is just so we can get a better understanding of the candidate and insure they meet our original requirements.
If your petition is approved you are on your way to becoming an Indiana Freemason.
Basic Membership Requirements
- Be a man at least 18 years of age
- Be of good moral character
- A Belief in God
- Ask to join
- Resident of Indiana (Minimum 6 months)