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How do I become a Freemason?

All you need to do is ask!

If you would like to request an application to petition a lodge for membership, first read the notes below and then complete the application and send it to: Roger Williams Secretary to start the process.

You must be able to meet the following requirements to start your journey in Freemasonry:

  • Be a man, of 18 years of age or older;

  • Believe in a Supreme Being;

  • Live an ethical and moral life;

  • Have a strong interest in the Fraternity and desire to participate in its charities and its activities.

We believe that men are first made Masons in their hearts, then they ask to join our Fraternity.  Freemasonry will take these men - good in their communities - and help them become better men.

Each man brings something different into the Fraternity, as different as the types of men that become Masons.  But each shares a common core of beliefs and of dreams; each believes that, in a small way, by their actions, they help make their world, their communities and themselves better.

Once we receive your application, an officer of the Lodge will contact you to schedule a meeting.  A committee from the Lodge will then meet with you and report back to the Lodge and have your application voted upon.  If you receive a favorable ballot, you will be notified when the degrees begin.  You and other candidates must learn a portion of what will be taking place during your degrees.


Brotherly Love

The first core principle of Freemasonry is brotherly love. This doesn’t just mean being kind to your fellow man but also includes developing a deep and lasting bond with your fellow Masons.

This is done by treating each other with respect, lending a helping hand when needed, and being there for one another in good times and bad.



The second core principle of Freemasonry is relief. This principle calls on Masons to help those who are in need, whether it be financial, emotional, or physical.

This can be done in a variety of ways, such as providing financial assistance to those in need, volunteering your time to help those who are less fortunate or offering a listening ear to someone who is going through a tough time.

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The third and final core principle of Freemasonry is truth.  This principle calls on Masons to seek truth in all things, both within themselves and in the world around them.

This means being honest with yourself and others, searching for knowledge and understanding, and always striving to be the best person you can be.

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