Membership

 

There are some basic requirements for membership into our Fraternity. To become a member of this ancient and honorable Fraternity, a man must apply of his own free will and accord and with an open heart.   While we invite you to learn more about becoming a member of our Fraternity, invitations to join are not issued to a prospective member, nor is membership solicited.   Freemasonry encourages men to voluntarily seek out participation in its mysteries.   If a person is interested in becoming a Mason, he should ask a Masonic friend for more information contact our Lodge Secretary  Edward Stuart Saunders. Phone (804) 790-1385     E-mail at mailto:emsaunders1@verizon.net  or mailto:cloverhilllodge253@gmail.comor contact the Grand Lodge of Virginia.  click here.

Membership is open to all men, 18 years of age or older, who meet our qualifications and standards of good moral character and reputation. Freemasonry is not a religion but does require that a man believe in a God that promotes peace and harmony towards all mankind.   The doors of Freemasonry are open to all men who seek harmony with their fellow man, desire the search for self-improvement, and wish to participate in making this world a better place to live by his actions and deeds.

When a man becomes a Mason, he is taught a pattern for living, through 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.

MEMBERSHIP (form can be found here) – A completed petition should be returned to the Secretary of the Lodge in which you desire membership.