If you've ever thought about becoming a Mason, you've come to the right place.
Trying to 'whittle down' all of the confusing information about the organization
can perhaps seem somewhat overwhelming. There
are many terms which might be unfamiliar to you and there are so many questions
to ask. We'll try to give you an understandable and informative explanation.
On our web site we have a brochure titled "Have You Ever Considered Becoming
A Mason?". Although brief, it addresses many of the common questions about
Masonic membership. Click on the graphic on your right and we'll open that brochure
in a new page in your browser; simply click the X in the upper right corner
of that page when you're done and you'll be right back here.
addition to the basics outlined in that brochure, we know that many prospective
candidates have questions about family involvement. Again, we have on our site
a brochure which addresses these issues. Click on that red brochure to the left
to read about the role your family can play when you're a Freemason. Our Vermont
lodges actively support family events and it's important to understand that your
obligations to Freemasonry come after any duties you owe to God,
your country, your family/neighbor or yourself. Being a Mason is being part of
a worldwide fraternity which should never come before your religious or family
Some who are reading this page may have a father or grandfather who is/was
a Mason. If so - or you may be the wife of Mason (or someone who's considering
it). If so, we've got yet another brochure designed specifically for you. Again,
click on the graphic to your right! Even if this doesn't apply in your case, you
may find it interesting.
If you're here, we suspect you know that Freemasonry has a rich and extensive
history which extends back three hundred years or more. There are believed
be over a hundred thousand books which have been written on the subject and there
are hundreds if not thousands of web sites as well. While every Mason is part
this long and proud chain of fraternalism, he is also intimately linked to his
local lodge where his Masonic activities will start. On our site, we've got
map for you to locate a lodge near you and we've
a listing of lodges by town where there's also contact
information for the Secretary of each lodge. Feel free to call, write or e-mail
for further information.
On our site, we also have a Petition for
Membership (it's in Adobe PDF Format and is for Vermont only!) which you can
download, print, and complete. If you know a Mason, talk to him about how to proceed.
Otherwise, contact the Secretary of the lodge nearest you who'll be happy to explain
A candidate for membership in Vermont must be sponsored by two Masons. The
process, however, is not as daunting as it sometimes is imagined by those who
look at Freemasonry from the outside. Even if you don't now know a Mason, you
will once you contact us. There will be an inquiry to assure us that you are of
good character and can be trusted to behave in a just and upright manner in all
your dealings. You will become a true Brother to the millions of other Masons
around the world and it is important that we can vouch for your trustworthiness.
Once you become a Mason, you'll find the friendship and fraternity open wide
to you. It is truly unlike that of any other organization you might imagine.
any Mason: they'll tell you!
Now if you've read this far, we suspect you might be seriously considering
membership. Take a moment now to make contact. SO many men put it off and then,
twenty years later, kick themselves for having not done it sooner. Don't you be
If you'd prefer, you may contact the Worshipful Master of our lodge,
who'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.
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