Welfare Masonic  Lodge No. 517 
Who are the  Masons?

Membership is limited to adult males, 19 years of age or older, who are of good character and reputation. You become a Freemason by your choice. No one will solicited you for membership. You must seek admission of your own free will. You must have a desire to become a Mason, and ask someone you know to be a Mason for an application. Or print out an application  here, fill it out and contact the Lodge you would like to join. You must be recommended by two members of the Masonic Lodge to which you are seeking admission and obtain the Lodge's membership's unanimous favorable ballot for acceptance.
The fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons is the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world. You may have wondered just what the Masonic Lodge is all about and what it means to be a member of the Masonic Fraternity.  Masonry is an organization of men bound together with a philosophy of moral standards, mutual understanding and a brotherhood in which all men are on a level and equal.

Freemasonry is not a secret society. It does not hide its existence nor its membership.  There has been no attempt to conceal the purposes, aims and principles of Freemasonry. It is an organization which has as its principal teachings Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. As is true with other fraternities and organizations there is certain privileged information known only to the members.

Freemasonry is not a religion even though it is religious in character.
It does not pretend to take the place of religion nor serve as a substitute for the religious beliefs of its members. Members of the Christian and Jewish faiths, as well as Hindus, Zoroasters, Mohammedans and Buddhists have found nothing in Masonry which is incompatible with their own religious beliefs. One essential requirement of an applicant for Freemasonry is a belief in a Supreme Being.

Masonic Links
Grand Lodge of Michigan
Grand Lodge
of Michigan
Lodge 490
How to Join
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