How To Join

Is it your desire to join the ranks of men, both great and small, who are proud to share in the Masonic tradition of service and excellence?

Freemasons come from all walks of life, each serving his community in his own way. Members of the uniformed services, like policemen, firemen, the EMS, and our military personnel meet together as equals with civilians, regardless of rank or distinction. They join together in fraternal fellowship to improve themselves and their communities.

If you do desire to join a Masonic Lodge and share in the fraternal fellowship that abounds there, you will need to determine which Lodge is nearest you, contact the secretary of that Lodge for information regarding the fees for application, and arrange to meet with two members of the Lodge, who will consider recommending you for membership in the Lodge.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP

Application for membership is open to men who:

  • Have been an Ohio resident for at least six months
  • Are at least 19 years old
  • Have a belief in a Supreme Being
  • Live a good moral and social life
  • Do not advocate the overthrow of the government
  • Can read and write English
  • Are recommended by two members of the Lodge they wish to join. (If you do not know two members of a Lodge, the secretary of the Lodge to which you are applying can arrange a meeting with two members of the Lodge for you.)

The application fee for J.B. Covert Lodge is $170 and the annual dues are $75. The Masonic term for a membership application is a “petition.”  To download a fill in the blank PDF version of the petition click here:  JB Covert Petition