What is Masonry?
Masonry is an organization of men bound together with a philosophy of moral standards, mutual understanding and a brotherhood in which all men are on a level and equal. Masonry is a precept and code that has endured down through the centuries, pointing mankind toward a higher dignity and a great destiny.
Masonry is a way of life which includes kindness in the home; honesty in business; courtesy toward others; dependability in work; compassion for the unfortunate; resistance to evil; help for the weak; forgiveness for the penitent; concern for good governments, support for public education; high morality; love for one another; and, above all, a living practicing reverence and love for God.
Masonry is not a mutual benefit or insurance society. It offers no protection or material gain to its members. It is not a “secret society” per se. No member hides the fact that he is a Freemason, and Masonic temples are openly and clearly marked. It is not a political party, nor is it a religion. However, members are encouraged to support good government and the faith of their choice. Freemasonry recognizes no distinction between races, creeds or financial or social status. It provides an opportunity for men to meet and enjoy the pleasure of friendly companionship in the spirit of helpfulness, charity and equality guided by strict moral principles. Members are encouraged to practice a way of life that will sustain high standards of conduct with all mankind and to practice brotherhood as a corollary to the fatherhood of God.
The individual member works with the officers and members of his lodge, which elects its leaders yearly. It is through the lodge that a man becomes a member of the fraternity after having been elected to receive the three degrees of Masonry.
We are looking for a few good men. Can you qualify?
For inactive Masons: do you remember your obligations?
We meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday each month at 227 Lewis St. Set your priority.
For more information, contact Bob Case at 731-5593 or Tom Dittenber at 731-6398.