The Mission of Masonry
To Make Good Men Better.
The Mission of Eugene Lodge #11
The mission of Eugene Lodge #11 is to make good men better by fostering and promoting a sense of élan and camaraderie with other Masons in their lodge and across the state. Lodge events are well attended and considered of great value by the members. And providing inspirational education programs that are both thought provoking and highly anticipated.
Freemasonry is built upon three basic tenets or principles - Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. Brotherly Love is the practice of the Golden Rule. Relief embodies charity for all mankind. Truth is honesty, fair play, and adherence to the cardinal virtues of Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence, and Justice.
Answers to some basic questions about Masonry
What is Masonry?
Masonry can not be defined in a one-line definition. It is experiential in nature. Masonry is a system of morality, veiled in allegory, and illustrated through symbols. Or more simply stated, Masonry is "a society of gentlemen concerned with moral and spiritual values, and one of the world's oldest and most popular fraternal organizations." - (Christoper Hodapp. Freemasons for Dummies. pg 13. Wiley Publishing, 2005.)
Who are Eugene Masons?
Eugene Masons are men of the surrounding area who wish to enrich the greater area community by providing a local fraternal organization which supports youth scholarship, charitable activities, and those less fortunate; and to promote fellowship among its members.
How do I become a Mason?
Masons do not solicit membership into their Fraternity. To be a Mason, you must ask a Mason. It is that simple. Once you ask the question, “What is a Freemason?” or “How do I become a Mason?” the process is started. The basic process of becoming a Mason and the basic tenets of Freemasonry will be explained to you. There are some prerequisites to becoming a Mason. A candidate must: Be at least eighteen years of age Believe in a Supreme Being If you wish to become a member of Eugene Lodge, contact one of the Brothers on the Lodge Officers Page or email the Lodge secretary. A representative of the Lodge will return your call. An initiation fee must accompany your completed petition.