1. Is Freemasonry a Secret Society?
Freemasonry is not a secret society. Our members do not hide their affiliations. Our buildings are well-marked and often available for community use. While there are a few confidential handgrips and passwords used to confirm membership, we have no secrets concerning our purpose and programs. Many of our activities are open to family and friends.
2. Is there Hazing?
There is absolutely no hazing permitted in the Masonic fraternity.
3. Is Memorization Required?
Like all fraternities, Freemasonry has impressive ritual ceremonies that date back centuries. These are presented from memory by officers who are developing their leadership and public speaking skills. There is no requirement to memorize any ritual, but members may choose to participate if they wish.
4. What Happens After I Submit My Form to Join?
When the apply form is submitted, our team will process a background check. Upon passing the background check, a member will discuss with you the purpose, values and history of the fraternity; the requirements and expectations of a potential member; and the benefits of membership. The member will recommend a local lodge, to which you will submit a petition for membership. Some members will visit your home to meet your family and answer any questions they may have. Lodge members will vote on your petition for membership. After a favorable vote, you will be enrolled in the Masonic Education program and assigned a mentor to prepare you for receiving your three degrees.