Our fraternity has a wonderful and interesting history, which dates back to antiquity. We strive to live to the highest moral and social standards, treating others as we would wish to be treated.
We admit members from every ethnic group in the world who are valued on their own merits regardless of factors such as race, national origins or religion. We respect the ideals and beliefs of others and endeavour to behave with kindness and understanding to all creatures.
It is important to note that joining Freemasonry requires a personal commitment of your time. Maroochydore Lodge meets formally once per month, and informally once per month. All members of the Lodge are expected to attend the formal regular monthly meeting.
It is also important to note that the purpose of Freemasonry is moral and spiritual improvement, not the gaining of any material advantage. Freemasonry is not a benefit society, nor a secret society.
Men find themselves drawn to Freemasonry for many different reasons and everyone gets different things out of their membership and being part of our Fraternity.
The opportunity to meet outstanding individuals from all walks of life, many generations, and a range of backgrounds, people you may not otherwise have the opportunity to know and to call brother.
The opportunity of self-development including public speaking, leadership, training and an enjoyable experience
The opportunity to be a part of the wider community, and an active contributor, with Freemasons involved in many charitable and community activities.
The opportunity to learn about and contribute to, the history of one of the world’s oldest and largest Fraternal organisations on earth.
Being part of a group where you can seek support as well as give it!
What do I need to become a Freemason?
- You must profess a belief in a Supreme Being. Its no one’s business but yours who or what you believe that Supreme Being to be, so long as you believe in one.
- Your decision to join Freemasonry is made freely, without improper inducement by others.
- You must be no less than 18 years of age and of good standing in the community.
If you like the sound of becoming a Freemason and would like to join the fraternity, you need only ask a Freemason. You don’t have to personally know a freemason to do this though. You could email our Lodge secretary, or it is perfectly ok to contact the Grand Lodge in your jurisdiction and express your desire to join the fraternity and just to be clear on this point, you will never be asked by a Freemason to join the fraternity – you must ask to join.