Lake Drummond #178 Lodge Sport Polo Shirts
Sizes small- 3XL for $30.00 along with various Masonic items for sale in the Showcase in the Social Hall
What is Freemasonry?
There is no secret about who we are and what we do. We are good men trying to
improve our lives through Faith, Hope, and Charity. We help our communities, fellow man, serve our country,
and protect our family. A simple one line answer doesn't exist to describe
Freemasonry. Freemasonry is an ancient organization that seeks to make good
men better through a system of morality and ethics applied by the use of symbolic
images of ancient operative masonry. Freemasonry is NOT a religion. Religious
beliefs are NOT discussed in Lodge, but through the use of symbols and
allegories, Freemasonry teaches equality of man and the value of Brotherly
Love, Relief and Truth.
Freemasonry teaches and practices charity towards all who are less fortunate,
while Freemasonry is NOT a religion. It is religious in the sense that Masons
revere God, the Great Creator, and urge every man to attend a place of worship
of his choice.
Freemasonry is universal in the sense that it does not dictate what God a
member must believe in, but a member must profess belief in a higher being,
for no atheist can be made a Mason.
How Do I Become a Mason?
To Be One You Must Ask One! To become a Mason a man must:
apply of his own free will and accord and with an open heart. Neither invitations
nor solicitations are made to prospective members. If a man is interested in joining
he should ask a Masonic friend, who will guide him in
the right direction.
The requirements for membership are that you be a man of good character and
reputation; that you be a peaceful citizen, and one who guards against
intemperance and excess; and that you are one who respects genuine brotherhood and
the general good of society. Freemasonry requires a belief in
a supreme being.
Each applicant for membership must be vouched for by two members of the Fraternity
who are in good standing and know the applicant and can vouch
for his character and his reputation. In addition the applicant must be elected by a
unanimous ballot. For more on become coming a Mason visit the
Grand Lodge of Virginia.