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A Worldwide Fraternity of Upstanding Men

Freemasonry based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to help make the world a better place. It's the confidence of having millions of trustworthy brothers who have taken a sacred oath that they have your back. It’s a profound new sense of purpose and community. It’s a path of self-discovery and shared beliefs that make good men better sons, husbands, and fathers. And it’s walking upright and proud in the same tradition as the giants that came before us. In short, it’s a way of life.

A Time-Honored Tradition of Making a Difference


Guided by the enduring principles of our fraternity, we make a profound difference for our brothers, our families, and our communities. As Masons, our commitment to personal growth and relief through philanthropy is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to help make the world a better place.


Becoming a Mason Starts With a Conversation.

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We believe men are first made Masons in their hearts, then they ask to join our Fraternity. Freemasonry will take these men — already good men in our community — and help make them better men.


Each man brings something different into the Fraternity — as different as the types of men who become Masons. However, each shares a core of common beliefs & dreams; each brother believes that, even in a small way, by every one of his actions he helps make his world, his community & himself better.


Freemasonry accepts no one for membership unless he comes of his own free will & accord, having already obtained a favorable impression of our Fraternity.

Unleash Your Potential

For centuries this Fraternity has provided the world with an unparalleled set of morals and standards that have shaped countries and the lives of its people. Grand Master’s before me have been entrusted with the gavel of authority. Not just to lead, but to motivate, inspire, and with the guidance of the Grand Architect of the Universe, make the right decisions. With your continued dedication and vision we will build the future together.


                                 M:.W:. William M. Sardone

                                 Grand Master


What Freemasonry means to me.

RW Stephen S. King


President, Chancellor

Robert R. Livingston

Masonic Library

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