Becoming a Mason

The only way to become is a Freemason is to ask one. To be one, ASK one. The process is as old as the fraternity itself and ensures that the individual seeking the degrees is doing so of his desire and will.


Every applicant must advocate his belief in the existence of a Supreme Being.

The mission of Freemasonry is to promote a way of life that binds like minded men into a worldwide Brotherhood that transcends all religious,
ethnic, mind cultural, social and educational differences; by teaching the great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth: and, by the outward expression of these, through its fellowship, its compassion and its concern, to find ways in which each may serve his God, his family, his country, his neighbors and himself.”

This list is true for “most” states” and as such there may be some variations.

Keep in mind, Masons do not solicit for members, the decision to become a Mason is your own.

If you are seeking Membership YOU MUST ASK a Mason or a Masonic Lodge for an application.

You must be a man at least 21 (18 in some jurisdictions) years of age.

You must be of good moral character.

You must have a personal belief in a Supreme Being (the definition of a Supreme Being is up to you)

You must be a Resident of your state for 12 months (in most cases).

You must decide to become a Mason of “your own free will and accord”

You will need to express your personal interest in joining the Fraternity.

You must be loyal to your country.

You must be dedicated to providing for your family

You must have a sincere determination to conduct yourself in a manner that will earn the respect and trust of others and possess a desire to help others through community service and universal benevolence.

You must be willing to sign a Petition, stating your age, occupation and place of residence.

There are NO religious, political or racial restrictions for membership other than the aforementioned belief in a Supreme Being, as any discussion of religion or politics is strictly forbidden in a Masonic Lodge.

Admission is decided by ballot. To be accepted, the ballot must be unanimous.

To meet a brother of Alki Lodge, email xxxxx, or call 206-938-3554.

Petition for the degrees of Masonry click here.