Being persuaded that a just application of the principles, on which the Masonic Fraternity is founded, must be promote of private virtue and public prosperity, I shall always be happy to advance the interests of the Society, and to be considered by them as a deserving brother.George WashingtonUS President
I violate no secret when I say that one of the greatest values in Masonry is that it affords an opportunity for men of all walks of life to meet on a common ground where all men are equal and have one common interest.Theodore RooseveltUS President
Freemasonry embraces the highest moral laws and will bear the test of any system of ethics or philosophy ever promulgated for the uplift of man.Douglas MacArthurFive-Star General
A Freemason is a man who, in searching for life’s ineffable questions, finds his way into the company of fellow seekers. Comprised of men from every nation, race, social and economic level, all hold similar ideals and beliefs. The uniting idea is a faith in the divine founded in the certitude in an afterlife. This “belief” is grounded by certain landmark tenants and virtues which ultimately lead in exploration of those invisible questions, leading ultimately to the betterment of all mankind.
MEMBERSHIP PETITION REQUIREMENTS
- Belief in a supreme being
- Resided in Illinois the past six months
- Never convicted of a felony
- No religious conflicts
- Male and at least eighteen years of age
Interested in petitioning us for membership or visiting our lodge? We’d love to get to know you. Fill out the contact form or join us for dinner on a meeting night.
Scottish Rite Valley-Chicago
383 E. Lake Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Lombard meets on the 2nd Wednesday each month, except July and August. Dinner begins at 6:00, gavel sharply at 7:30.