|If you are a Master Mason|
|To gain admission into the Cedar Rapids Valley of the Scottish Rite a man must:|
1. be a member of good standing in a Regular and Recognized Masonic Lodge
2. be proficient as a Master Mason
3. reside within the jurisdiction of the Valley of the Cedar Rapids Scottish Rite
4. complete a Petition For the Degrees signed by two Cedar Rapids Scottish Rite Freemasons who know of you Link to Petition
5. Submit the completed petition along with the fee to the Cedar Rapids Scottish Rite Office, 616 A Avenue N.E., Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401-1016
If you would like additional information on joining the Cedar Rapids Scottish Rite contact the Registrar at or by calling the Scottish Rite Office at (319) 364-2904.
|If you are a not yet a Master Mason|
Freemasonry is not a Club. It is a fraternity in every sense of the word. For a
Fraternity steeped in over four hundred years of tradition, you might think it
is difficult to become a Freemason. It is.
It is much more than simply paying a fee, taking a generic oath and contributing to a designated charity. It is a process that begins a life time of study, fellowship and fulfillment. Our members seek to improve themselves, not make themselves better than others.
Freemasonry accepts no one for membership unless they come of their own free will and accord, having already obtained a favorable impression of our Fraternity.
|There are few other requirements. You must:|
1. You must ask or be asked by a Freemason
2. Be a man of eighteen years of age
3. Believe in a Supreme Being
4. Live an ethical and moral life
5. Have a strong interest in the Fraternity and a desire to improve yourself by study and be willing to participate in fellowship with other likeminded men
6. You must complete a petition, signed by two Freemasons that are members of the Lodge you desire to join. Grand Lodge of Iowa Petition
7. Submit completed petition along with the fee for consideration.
If you know a man you respect who is a Freemason ask for his assistance in joining a Lodge. We believe that men are first made Masons in their hearts, and then they ask to join our Fraternity. Freemasonry will take these men -- good men in their communities -- and help them become better men, not better than others but better than they were.
Each man brings something different into the Fraternity. As different as the types of men that become Freemasons they each share a common core of beliefs and dreams; each believes that, in a small way, by their actions they help make their world, their communities, and themselves better.
If you are interested in receiving more information about the Fraternity of Freemasonry you can locate an Iowa Lodge in your area by using the Lodge Locator
If you are unsure who to contact about membership, you can e-mail the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Iowa at