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Wade Hampton Lodge No.404

12 Airport Road, Greenville SC 29607 Stated Communication First Tuesday of the Month 7:30 PM

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Becoming a Freemason
OES No.288
 
 Let us first say Freemasonry is the oldest fraternal organization in the world. It is dedicated to promoting improvement in the character of its members. A Mason is taught to be a good citizen, to be of good character, & to care for those less fortunate. Freemasonry traces its roots to the Middle Ages. It is from associations of stone masons, who built the magnificent cathedrals, castles, and monasteries of Europe that the fraternity started. These groups, eventually, began to accept members who were not actual working masons. They adopted the term "Accepted" Masons, and Freemasonry was born.
 

To Be One, Ask One.

There are some requirements that must be met before a petition for membership can be accepted.

General Requirements:

1. Must believe is a Supreme Being.

2. Must be male.

3. Must be 18 years old or older

4. Must have resided in South Carolina for 12 consecutive months.

5. Must be able to read and write English.

6. Must be recommended by two Masons.

Investigation and Balloting

1. Must apply by written petition which is usually supplied by the mason you speak with.

2. Petition must be in the petitioner's handwriting.

3. Petition must be accompanied by the specified fee on the petition.

4. The Lodge will assign a committee of three to investigate into the petitioner's qualifications and make a report at the next business meeting.

5. If the committee is favorable, a vote of the lodge members present is held.

6. If the vote is unanimous, the petitioner is invited to take the first of the three degrees.

****If you do not personally know a Freemason simply send an email to our lodge briefly describing your interest in joining and one of our members will get back in contact with you. 

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