In order to become a Freemason you must have two Master Masons attest to your good character and recommend you membership into Freemasonry. You also have to be a man, at least 18 years, of good moral nature, and believe in God. These are some of the basic requirements for acceptance into our Fraternity.
To become a member of this ancient and honorable Fraternity, a man must seek application of his own freewill and accord and with an open heart. Invitations are not issued to prospective members, nor are members solicited. If a person is interested in joining, he should ask a current Mason with whom he knows for more information. If this is not possible he may inquire through contact the Grand Lodge of Virginia, or a local Masonic Lodge.
A man who wants to join a Lodge must be recommended by two Master Masons in good standing in a Lodge recognized by the Grand Lodge of Virginia. He must understand that his character will be investigated. After approval by the members of that Lodge, he will be accepted as an applicant for membership in Freemasonry.
The doors of Freemasonry are open to men who seek harmony with their fellowman, feel the need for self-improvement and wish to participate in making this world a better place to live.
Any man who becomes a Mason is taught a pattern for living – reverence, morality, kindness, honesty, dependability, and compassion. He must be prepared to honor his country, uphold its laws, and respect those in authority. He must be prepared to maintain honorable relations with others and be willing to share in Masonic activities.
The fees to petition the Lodge are $50.00 plus $20.00 dollars for a background check, plus:
i. One-hundred fifty ($150.00) dollars for the Degree of Entered Apprentice,
ii. One-hundred fifty ($150.00) dollars for the Degree of Fellowcraft, and
iii. One-hundred fifty ($150.00) dollars for the Degree of Master Mason.