Masonry is the world's first and largest fraternal
organization. It is based on the belief that each man has a
responsibility to improve himself and help make the world a better
As Masons, we lead by example, give back to our
communities, and support numerous Masonic philanthropies. We invest
in children, our neighborhoods, and our future.
The rich traditions and core values of our centuries-old fraternity
are relevant today and will endure for centuries to come.
Masons practice a lifestyle based on honor, integrity, and
philanthropic values. Masons believe that things like honesty,
compassion, trust, and knowledge are important.
The fraternity transcends religious, ethnic, cultural, social, and
educational differences. We respect others' opinions and strive to
grow and develop as human beings.
Our continuing pursuit of knowledge, ethics, and leadership skills
makes us better men and brings more meaning to our lives.
We are committed to make a difference in our world through community
service, volunteerism, and charity.
Strong family relationships are important, and we include our
families in many of our activities. Striving to be better husbands,
fathers, and family members enhances our fellowship.