The Brothers of Ann Arbor-Fraternity Lodge are happy to have men who express an interest in joining the Masonic Fraternity. We hope that this information will help you to decide if our Brotherhood is what you are looking for, and if so, that you will find it as interesting and rewarding as we do.
First, the “technical” requirements, and they’re really quite simple:
You have to be a man at least 19 years old.
You have to have been a Michigan resident for at least one year (unless you are in the Armed Forces, in which case the requirement is 6 months)
You must believe in a God or the existence of a Supreme Being. It doesn’t matter if you practice a religion or not.
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday except in the summer. We hope that your situation would allow you to attend regularly.
The initiation fee for all three Degrees is $150, which basically covers the cost of the materials you receive. After you become a Master Mason (3rd degree) annual dues are $150 a year.
We have fun! Every fourth Wednesday we go out to a different restaurant to have dinner…sometimes with the ladies, sometimes stag. We have numerous other social events of all types, almost always with the ladies and sometimes for the whole family.
Sound like you want to go ahead? First, contact the Lodge Secretary who will arrange a short and informal meeting with a member to answer any of your questions and provide you with information about upcoming events . Second, we hope that you attend a few of our dinners or social events to meet a few more of us. If membership then seems mutually acceptable, we will provide you with a membership form (called a “petition”). Return the petition with your check for $150 made out to Ann Arbor-Fraternity Lodge #262. If at any time you or the Lodge decides that membership is not right for you, your initiation fee will be fully refunded. It’s that simple!
Thanks for your interest and we hope that this is the start of a long and enjoyable friendship.
W∴ Bob Hospadaruk, PM | Secretary
Ann Arbor-Fraternity Lodge No. 262
PO Box 2064
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
734/985.0262 • firstname.lastname@example.org