What is a Mason?

A Mason is a member of the oldest and largest goodwill fraternity in the world, known as Masonry or Freemasonry. Masonry teaches that each man has a duty to make life better, not just for himself, but for everyone. Whether that means helping to clean up the environment, volunteering on civic projects, or helping a child learn how to read – Masons make a difference every day.

Although Masonry is not a religion, members must have a belief in a Supreme Being. All religions are welcome. Masonry insists on toleration and the right for each member to think for himself in religious, social, and political matters. Like any fraternity, some of the Masonic information is privileged to only the members. However, Masonry is not a secret society. It does not hide its existence or attempt to conceal the purposes, goals, or principles of Masonry.

Most importantly, Masons are presented with the opportunity to grow as individuals, are provided with the tools to make a difference, and are challenged to leave the world a better place.

Reasons Masons “Live Better”

Personal Growth

Your Masonic membership entitles you to participate in our Leadership Development program. This program teaches the principles of leadership, integrity, and how to develop your own best self. You’ll discover that it takes more than giving money to develop personal growth. It happens when we give of ourselves. Whether volunteering in schools, churches, or participating in the dozens of other Masonic opportunities, you will find men just like you, committed to making a difference in their community, living a life with integrity and honor.

Strength in Brotherhood

As a group, Traverse City Masons are focused on the pursuit of excellence and helping others to live better in whatever way is relevant to your life. From becoming a better father, to building a successful career, to making a difference in the world, being a Traverse City Mason is a great way to interact with men from all walks of life while achieving your personal goals.