Temperance Lodge 73 F.& A.M.


303 East Poplar Street, PO Box 245, Sidney OH 45365-0245


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Simple - ASK one to be ONE!

If you have an interest in joining Freemasonry, you have taken your first step in the right direction. Freemasonry can be such a diverse interest and  has the potential for a life long affair that gives back continually. The beauty of how Freemasonry works is you only need to commit what you want or can, in time and effort. Tasks and roles are never forced upon you, Freemasonry will never ask you to place family, work or important interests ahead of what you want to get out of Freemasonry and how you can help Freemasonry in return.

Finding a Lodge to join is normally about location and meeting the existing members to help give you that understanding of who, where and when as lodges meet on different days, different locations, and with different goals or aims. If you are interested in joining Freemasonry, Temperance Lodge would love to help you start that journey.

We have a strange saying of 'Ask one to be one' or ' To be one, ask one', which actually translates to that a Freemason will traditionally never ask you to join, but we happily talk about the many great aspects of Freemasonry, but will leave it up to you to make that first step.

Anyone offering himself as a candidate should be 21 years of age or over and of good rapport, and should be entirely assured in his own mind:

That he sincerely seeks intellectual and moral improvement for himself and others.
Has a belief in a supreme being (God as you understand him).
That he is able to afford the necessary expenditure without detriment to himself or his connections.
Financial ability to pay lodge subscriptions and contribute to charity, without having an adverse impact on his family. (normal Temperance Lodge fees are $65 per year)
That he is willing and able to devote part of his time, his means and his efforts, to the promotion of the aims of our ancient institution.
To make a commitment to attend Lodge meetings, rehearsals, socials and events.
That he will never seek commercial, social or pecuniary advantage from his membership.

If you still have an interest in joining Freemasonry,  you will want to petition the lodge.  To do that just click on the link below and you open a "fillable" PDF form.  Complete the form and print or email it to our lodge secretary at the email provided in the Contact Us link on this website.  Our fraternity will require a federal background check and you will be responsible to pay those fees to provide that.

**Download Petition of Degrees Form**

You will fill out the top half of the form only.


This website is dedicated to the Masonic fraternity of Sidney and Shelby County Ohio.