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
Updated look and feel of the Main page. Gave DDGM and other AGL access to post to News and Events. Added News & Events to the Main page and can be accessed from the Main page or from the top. Uploaded Photos for DDGM, Staff Office, and AGLs under Masonic District...read more
The C.S.T. Traveling Gavel has a new home at Chemung Valley - Waverly Lodge #350. It was captured on Dec 6th, 2017 from Friendship Lodge in...read more
This year's GLC will be focused on the new ritual associated with opening and closing of Lodge on the 1st and 2nd degrees. Our Grand Lecturer, RW Richard Kessler, an excellent speaker who always does his best to make the GLC a valuable and engaging experience, will...read more
Some of you may recall that our District once had a ritual competition. We'd like to resurrect this tradition. In addition to building our sense of community throughout the District and helping to keep our ritual skills sharp, it's our hope that this will be a way of...read 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.