What Are The Qualifications?
Any man may apply for membership who:
* Has been an Oregon resident for at least six months.
* Is at least 18 years of age.
* Has a belief in a Supreme Being.
* Lives a good and moral life.
What Is The Process?
A man interested in joining a Masonic Lodge must:
* Ask for an application form called a Petition for the Degrees of Masonry. One of the traditions in Freemasonry is that membership is not openly solicited by current members—if you want to join, you must ask for a petition.
* Two Lodge members must agree to sign your Petition recommending you as a candidate for membership.
* The Lodge will vote to accept your Petition, and if approved, will assign a committee of three members to meet with you to discuss your application and to make a determination.
* After the committee reports back to the Lodge, there will be a vote by secret ballot. The ballot must be unanimous for approval. If approved, you will be scheduled to receive the Degrees of Masonry.
* You will then be initiated with the first degree of Masonry - the Entered Apprentice - as have all members who have joined before you.