Approved candidates will be able to join a Blue Lodge, the Scottish Rite and the Shrine (all in one day)! Also, Blue Lodge members may expand their Masonic experience to include the Scottish Rite and the Shrine.
Lodges will be responsible for providing mentors to assist in the conferral of Degrees, instruction of candidates between Degrees and for providing a mentor for every two candidates. Candidates are not required to be proficient before advancement, and mentoring is to continue on an ongoing basis.
Petitions, which can be obtained online or from the Lodge Secretary, are to be presented at a Stated or Special Meeting to be read, noted in the minutes and referred to a Committee of Inquiry. Petitions will be balloted upon at a subsequent Stated or Special Meeting, once all dues and fees are received from the petitioners. The Masonic month requirement is waived if a meeting is called for balloting. Multiple balloting on any number of petitioners is permitted. Approved petitioners may be held for the One Day Masonic Journey, regardless of their date of approval. Every candidate’s petition on which you are a first-line signer qualifies you for membership incentives for these events as well as for those going through the traditional process.