PE, Adelaide, SA:

 

   

When did you become a Freemason?   

I joined in Jan 1999, age 19

 

   Why did you join Freemasonry?   

I had met a number of wonderful, kind and helpful Gentlemen growing up whom I later found out were Freemasons. After learning more about it I believed it to be an honourable and devoted group of good men helping others and I wanted to help too - I have not been disappointed.

 

   What do you get out of being a Freemason?   

Personal fulfilment, I feel like I am a part of something big, something helpful, working for those in need.

 

   Would you recommend Freemasonry to worthy friends?   

YES!! I have discussed it with several friends whom have either joined or made plans to join in the future but it is the worthy friends you make and meet each month that make it truly special!

 

PC, Oakdbank, SA:

 

   When did you become a Freemason?   

November 1961

 

   Why did you join Freemasonry?   

Dad was an active Freemason, as were his friends. While there was no pressure from either father or his friends, they had "something that seemed worthwhile".

 

What do you get out of being a Freemason?   

Fellowship with like minded men, a better understanding of myself and my relationships with other people, a sense of purpose especially with involvement in Lodge meetings (either active or passive), and in my various appointments as a teacher in country areas. As a Freemason, I was immediately accepted and respected in each community.

 

   Would you recommend Freemasonry to worthy friends?   

Yes and I do, but now I am retired there seems to be less contact with the wider community, thus less opportunities.

 

SF, Sailsbury, SA:

 

   

When did you become a Freemason?   

I was initiated in September 2008. I completed my Fellow Craft degree in September 2009.

 

   Why did you join Freemasonry?   

I was always aware as a small child that Grandpa was a Freemason at Lodge Murray Bridge. I respected him very much and unfortunately he died before I got to talk to him about any of it as I was too young. My awareness of the fraternity increased as I developed and my desire to learn more grew and grew. A very good friend of mine joined a Lodge where many of the members also support the Scout Association and I expressed interest and asked lots of questions.

 

On receiving the Blue Book I had to learn more, and researched Freemasonry further. My desire to learn more was fuelled by my interest in the historical beginnings of Freemasonry and the many things both positive and negative available to peruse on the Internet. I wanted to make up my own mind and find out myself what it was all about. I have since discovered that my personal beliefs mirror the good examples that living as a just, upright man, good morals and sound judgement. I really want to discover how I can become a better man with Freemasonry a solid centre of my life around my family and friends.

What do you g   et out of being a Freemasonry?

I find Freemasonry provides a social network where I can spend time with men that I have a lot in common with and share a special bond with, where religion, politics, race, social order are not isssues and every man is treated as an equal.

 

Would you recommend Freemasonry to worthy friends?

I would certainly recommend Freemasonry to any person who I can call like minded, or a friend of mine.

 

LM, Edwardstown, SA:

 

When did you become a Freemason?

November 1994

 

Why did you join Freemasonry?

Because a lot of my friends were members and they were all good people and seemed to enjoy themselves and I was jealous of their good times.

 

What do you g   et out of being a Freemasonry?

I enjoy the company, the challenge to learn Ritual and the good we do by helping other people and working for charity.

 

Would you recommend Freemasonry to worthy friends?

Most definitely, I already have and will continue to do so.

 

RT, Forestville, SA

 

When did you become a Freemason?   

In 2006, I was 29

 

   Why did you join Freemasonry?   

It was always something that intrigued me but I had never put much thought into it. I can't remember what then sparked my interest but I started looking into it more and discovered what a special and unique organisation it was, concerned only with promoting good valules and improvement of members and society. I felt it's values and my own were very similar and so contacted the Grand Lodge asking to find out more. I was contacted and met up with some members who were very accommodating, answering all my questions and giving me a tour of a lodge room. It felt right so I petitioned a lodge.

 

   What do you get out of being a Freemason?   

I love the direct connection Freemasonry gives you to the past whilst still being completely relevant to today. The morals which are taught make me think about how I lead my life and, I hope, improve me by helping me find my own path to being a better, more upright and good father and husband. Also important to me is the brotherhood which exists amongst members. I am delighted to have made so many new friends of men with similar outlooks on life as myself.

 

   Would you recommend Freemasonry to worthy friends?   

I certainly would and have discussed it with a number of people I know. Freemasonry does not suit everybody and as we  never ask people to join, my discussions with friends has simply been a factual one, leaving them to seek out more information, if or when they see fit.

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