Crescent Lodge #25

How Do I Become a Mason PDF Print E-mail

Freemasonry accepts no one for membership unless they come of their own free will and accord, having already obtained a favorable impression of our Fraternity. Membership is open to men age 18 and older who believe in a Supreme Being and meet the qualifications and standards. Men of all ethnic and religious backgrounds are welcome.

There are a few other requirements:

  • Be a man, over the age of eighteen.
  • 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.

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.

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

If you are interested in receiving more information about the Fraternity of Freemasonry, please feel free to ask any Freemason you may know. If you do not know a Freemason, and you live in Linn county you can contact Crescent Lodge #25 and we will be happy to assist you.

One of Masonry's traditions is that we do not solicit members. Men must seek membership on their own initiative. When you're ready to join, you can complete the contact and someone will contact you regarding membership. Or you can follow the steps below:

  1. First, select the lodge to which you wish to apply. This lodge may be close to your work or home, whichever is most convenient. Contact the lodge you choose to schedule a visit during an event, at which time you can request a membership information packet.
  2. When you have completed the application form included in the packet, it must be signed by two Masons who recommend you for membership. You will have met some Masons at the lodge event. You can also contact the lodge secretary for assistance.
  3. Return your application and the specified application payment. The lodge will schedule visits in your home with selected lodge members to discuss your application and to answer your questions. Your application will be voted upon at the next lodge meeting.
  4. You will be notified of your acceptance as a candidate for the degrees, and you will receive instructions about the three degree ceremonies. The degrees explain Freemasonry and give you the opportunity to experience the lodge's traditions and fellowship. When you complete all three degrees, you become a full member.