Lansing, MI 48913
Members: about 120
Member meetings are held every second Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Lansing lodge location. To become a member, those interested must contact their local lodge secretary and ask for a petition. The fee to Petition is $100 and is non refundable, and annual dues are $150 for each member.
Brandon Wilcox, secretary at the Ingham County Lodge, said that about half of their members are lifetime members who have been part of the Mason community for over 20 years. Additionally, many of the members of the Ingham County Lodge are young members most often following in the footsteps of their fathers and grandfathers.
“Masonry has been the backbone and staple of many communities across the United States,” said Wilcox.
Wilcox said that the Masons of Ingham County have supported the Child ID program partnering with MSU police to offer fingerprint cards to families in the community. They also have been very active in the Caravan Circus that comes to MSU’s Breslin center every year, said Wilcox.
According to the fraternity of Michigan Masons, “Freemasonry is first and foremost a fraternity. It is also ‘A Way of Life.’ The brotherhood of man under the fatherhood of God is primary – this means that its activities should always be designed to promote friendship, morality and brotherly love. Many men have wondered just what the masons are all about and what it means to become a member of the fraternal lodge.”
Wilcox said that anyone with questions of past family membership can contact any Michigan Lodge secretary for information. He also noted that once a Mason, a member can travel and visit any lodge.
Females interested in joining a similar community can get involved with Eastern Star or for younger women, Job’s Daughters.