Request for Membership

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Thank you for your interest in Florence Lodge #281. Through Freemasonry, you will join the world’s oldest fraternity and meet men of every background and profession. You will be able to mentor others, or learn from men who have experience in every field. At our core, we are a fraternity of men, but there are plenty of opportunities for your family to be involved, and you have the opportunity to get involved yourself through service as an officer, a volunteer, a committee member, or simply to participate.

Membership is open to men of any color, religion, nationality or social standing. Our organization strengthens the character of members through friendship, charitable acts, education and growth in leadership based on our key tenets:

  • Brotherly Love: We show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and are kind to and understanding of fellow human beings.

  • Relief: We practice charity, not only for members and their families, but also for the community at large.

  • Truth: We seek truth, require high moral standards and aim to achieve them in our own lives.

Masonry's system of ethics was founded on the belief that every man should strive to improve himself while maintaining his faith, family, job and country as the top priorities in his life.

To be eligible for membership in the Masonic fraternity in Nebraska a man must:

  • Be a man eighteen (18) years of age or older

  • Be of good moral character

  • Be able to financially support himself and his family

  • Believe in the existence of a Supreme Being

  • Be able to read and write English

  • Be a resident of the State of Nebraska for at least 6 months

In addition, two members of the lodge you apply to join must recommend you for membership. If you don't know two members, a meeting can be arranged for us to get to know you. To learn more, fill out and submit the form, and a member of the Lodge will be in touch with you quickly to arrange a meeting. If elected for membership, the camaraderie and personal growth you will find in Freemasonry is truly unmatched by any other fraternal organization.