How to Join a Freemason Lodge
In order to become a Freemason, you need some basic qualifications (specific qualifications vary from one lodge to the next, but some general rules apply). If you meet the Freemason criteria, you have to go through a process, from petitioning to becoming a full member.
Petitioning the Masonic lodge to join
When you’ve decided on the lodge you want to join, ask a Mason friend, come to our coffee hour on Wednesday morning (check the calendar tab for more information) or contact the Worshipful Master for a petition, which is a standard questionnaire that's usually provided by the Grand Lodge for the lodges in its jurisdiction. Answer all the questions completely and truthfully.
All lodges charge annual dues (in Europe, these are often monthly payments, or subscriptions). Most lodges also charge a petitioning or initiation fee. Be sure you understand all costs before joining.
After you turn in your petition (and get a recommendation from at least one existing member of the lodge), the lodge Secretary presents your petition to the members at the next regular business meeting (sometimes called a stated meeting). In the United States, the petition is read to all the members, and an investigative committee is appointed by the Worshipful Master to meet with you in an official, investigative capacity.