Many people wonder why men join an organization like the Masons. What, in a modern age such as ours, can an ancient order like Masonry offer men?
Men today have a barrage of responsibilities pulling at them from all directions: work, family and friends just to name a few. They try to balance these obligations while still developing themselves physically, mentally and socially. More often than not, we manage our external tasks at the cost of our personal development. So how does Masonry help us with this problem?
The question can be answered on multiple levels. At the simplest level, Masonry provides a healthy social forum for men to meet and enjoy the company of others. Simply put; we like to have fun, and in having fun, make others happy. Freemasons come from all walks of life (Presidents, Police, Teachers, Mechanics, etc.) and represented from all countries and cultures. Each man is considered an equal to his brother and respects him implicitly so the opportunity to learn from each other is abundant.
This respect and trust might seem strange. Masons are deeply committed to living a moral life with specific focus on the principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. These general and universal moral guidelines are shared by all brethren. Tangibly, you will notice that Freemasons take ideas like honour, trust and responsibility very seriously.
In using terms like morals and truth, Masonry may seem to possess elements of a philosophy or a religion. In truth, it is neither.
Simply put, it is a fraternity of men. At our highest level of understanding Masons share a belief in a Supreme Being and feel the purpose of life as revealed is to do good for which all people should strive. Regardless of who you are we believe that everyone has the ability to change the world for the better. At our very core of our fundamentals, we strive to make good men better.
Masonic membership is open to men age twenty one (21) years or older who meet the qualifications and standards of character and reputation and who believe in a Supreme Being. Men of all ethnic and religious backgrounds are welcome.
Our Lodge meets twice per month; holding meetings on the first Friday and third Monday of each month. We do not have meetings during the summer months of July and August.
We are looking forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have.
Questions? Please feel free to contact us.