How to Join
Membership is open to men age 18 and older who believe in a Supreme Being and meet the qualifications and standards. Men of all ethnic and religious backgrounds are welcome – Freemasonry does not discriminate based upon religious or political views.
Masons do not recruit and therefore will not ask you to join a lodge – you must ask to join. We will talk to you about the lodge, the history of Freemasonry, and what events we have planned at the Lodge, but you will never be asked to join. To become a member, one must ask – it is as simple as that!
If you are interested in joining our Lodge, or just getting more information about the Fraternity, please feel to come visit us. We meet every Monday at the Lodge at about 6pm. We also put on many special events which are open to the public. Come down and see us! We would be happy to talk to you and answer any questions you have about our Lodge and the fraternity itself.
In addition to coming down to the Lodge, you can also contact us online, and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have. The MWPH Grand Lodge of Virginia website has many resources that may answer any questions you don’t find answered here – as well as a Lodge Locator if you don’t live in the Alexandria Virginia area and would like to find a Lodge closer to home.
Before submitting an application, we will want to get to know you. We are a society of friends and brothers, and as such, it is expected that you will get to know some of our members before you can be admitted. You will need to get two members to recommend you for membership, and for that, they need to get to know you! Don’t be intimidated by this! We are very welcoming of new prospects, and you will have many opportunities to make new friends. Before you know it, you will have the signatures you need to apply for membership.
Once you have submitted your application, it will be read at our next monthly business meeting. After the application is accepted, a background check will be conducted, and you will be contacted by a few members of the lodge who will interview you, in an effort to get to know you better and answer any questions you and your family have about the fraternity. After those members have submitted their reports, your application will be voted upon at the next business meeting. You will then be notified of the result, and then told what happens nex