Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
It has been our custom to never solicit membership for our Masonic Lodge. Our Masonic Families are built on a belief that dedication to service comes from the HEART. A person who is seeking membership (a candidate) must request membership by asking a Mason whom he knows to be in good standing with his Masonic Lodge.
That Mason will then request a petition from his lodge on behalf of the candidate, and if granted present it to the candidate. The candidate fills out the petition and returns it to the Mason who requested and gave him the petition for membership.
The Mason then presents the petition to the lodge, the membership present will vote to accept the petition, if accepted an investigation committee is formed to investigate the candidate and report back to the lodge.
The committee reports back to the lodge then the members present votes to accept the candidate. If the decision to accept is unanimous, the candidate will be notified as to the date, time and location on which he will receive the first of three separate degrees. Each individual is required to show suitable proficiency in each degree that may be conferred upon him and only then can he be advanced.
Masonry seeks to improve the Community and to Make good Men become better through the belief in the Fatherhood of God, the Brotherhood of Men and the immortality of the Soul.