Freemasonry is the world’s oldest and largest fraternity. It is comprised of adult men (18+) of good character from every country, religion, race, age, income, education, and opinion, who believe in a Supreme Being. Its body of knowledge and system of ethics is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to improve himself while being devoted to his family, faith, country, and fraternity.
Freemasonry (often simplified to “Masonry”) enhances and strengthens the character of the individual man by providing opportunities for fellowship, charity, education, and leadership based on the three ancient Masonic tenets: Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. Freemasonry is a crowning legacy of this venerable heritage as we strive to “make good men better.”
News & Events
The Grand Lecturer's Convention will be held at Friendship Lodge #153 on Wednesday, November 13 at 7pm. A dinner will be served beforehand at 5:30pm. The GLC is always an interesting and thought-provoking event, and it's all the more fun if you get to hang a Potts...read more
Grand Lecturer’s Convention 2019: Who: All brothers in good standing (including Entered Apprentices and Fellowcrafts) are welcome! What: A Ham and Scalloped dinner followed by the 2019 GL’s Convention! Where: Friendship Lodge #153, 940 Montrose Turnpike Owego N.Y....read more
The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Myrtle-Jefferson Lodge 131 in Montour Falls. Show time 5:00 pm, Dinner to start 6:00 pm, cost $25.00 at the door. Please pass this information on to all Masons, Royal Arch Masons and any other mason that you may...read more
Date: Sept. 8, 2018 Location: Myrtle - Jefferson Lodge in Montour Falls Start and End Time: 9 am to noon Date: Oct. 13, 2018 Location: Chemung Valley - Waverly Lodge; Chemung Start and End Time: 9 am to noonread more
Being a Mason
Being a Mason is about a father helping his son make better decisions; a business leader striving to bring morality to the workplace; a thoughtful man learning to work through tough issues in his life.Throughout a Mason’s life, fellowship and friendship is a key component, as well as community service. The typical Mason wants to continue to grow as a man and to benefit society.
Become a Mason
If you don’t know a Mason, You may click the button below and someone can contact you or you can just use the Lodge Locator in the Upper Right-hand corner to find a lodge near you — the Brothers will be happy to meet with you for an informational session.
The Grand Lodge of New York welcomes those qualified men who are interested in the possibility of joining our ranks — to become a member of a Fraternity whose members and principles have shaped our country and our history. Men 18 and older who believe in a Supreme Being and meet the qualifications and standards for membership are eligible to petition a Lodge.