APPLICATION FOR DEGREES
HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR FORM
STATEMENT BY RECOMMENDERS
Please enter your Name, Age, Date of Birth, Occupation and current Home Address.
This section will be completed and signed by two members of Washington Lodge No. 20 who are recommending you.
Recommenders must be Master Masons in Good Standing.
Under "He refers to the following two individuals" please enter the contact information of two people who would be willing to give us information about you.
Name, Relationship, Phone, Email
This could be a coworker, family member, friend, neighbor, etc. (male or female).
They will be contacted by a member of Washington Lodge No. 20.
Enter your Birthplace (city, state, country)
How long have you lived at your current residence (years, months, approx.)
Previous address (if less than 10 years at current residence)
List other states in which you have resided (even if over 10 years ago)
Enter your Home Phone, Cellphone*, Work Phone, Email Address* (*Important)
Facebook Profile, LinkedIn Profile
Which is your preferred phone to reach you? (Home/Cellphone/Work)
Texts ok? (Yes/No)
Enter your Marital Status and information about your Spouse and Children (if applicable)
Enter information about your current job and the previous job.
Have you petitioned to another Lodge? (Yes/ No)
If Yes, when and what Lodge(s)?
Have you ever been rejected? (Yes/ No)
If Yes, when and what Lodge(s)?
Is/Was your Father or Grandfather a Mason? (Yes/ No) (Select No if Unknown)
Is/Was your Father-in-Law a Mason (Yes/ No) (Select No if Unknown)
Were you DeMolay? (Yes/ No) (Select No if Unknown)
Please answer this Yes/No question and state the facts as required.
STATEMENT BY APPLICANT
Please check any applicable choices.
Write your name, sign and date the form.
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Return the original form to the Lodge Secretary.
Make a copy for your records or - if unable - ask the Lodge Secretary to give you a copy.
Pay your fees and contributions of $214.00 via cash or check payable to Washington Lodge No. 20.
Oy pay $220.70 at https://washington-lodge-20.square.site/
WHAT HAPPENS THEN?
Your application will be read in Lodge at the next Stated Meeting.
The Worshipful Master will assign three (3) Interviewers who will contact you to schedule a meeting at a place and a time of your convenience (your home, workplace, anywhere of your choice). Your spouse/partner is welcome to attend any of these meetings and ask questions.
Please do not disclose the name of any Interviewer to the others.
Grand Lodge of California will perform a background check.
Once the Worshipful Master receives satisfactory reports from Grand Lodge and from at least two (2) Interviewers, he will present your application to the Lodge for approval by balloting at the next Stated Meeting.
Once approved, the Worshipful Master will contact you to schedule your Initiation Ceremony (First Degree).
Your Initiation is a very important and joyful day for all members of our Lodge and is an evening to be remembered forever.
Our continuing pursuit of truth, knowledge, ethics, and leadership skills, makes us endeavor to become better men and brings a special meaning to our lives.
May your Masonic Journey be a valuable source of self-transformation and discovery!