Helion Lodge #36 A.F. & A.M.

The Maquoketa Masons

Ten Reasons to Become a Mason

Some of the members in Iowa were asked why a man should be a Mason and here are 10 Reasons that were given:

1. A place where you can confidently trust every person and trust your family with them also.


2. A place where, within moral and civil guidelines; free thought, free speaking and the spiritual growth of man, can grow into its fullest potential.


3. A place to meet outstanding individuals from all walks of life that a person would not otherwise have had the opportunity to know and call brother.


4. A place to be part of an organization which has for its principal tenets – Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.


5. A place that provides self-development opportunities, leadership training and experience, and to improve public speaking skills.


6. A place you can go to seek support as well as give it.


7. A place where moral virtues are taught and through these teachings a regular reinforcement of the moral virtues is experienced.


8. A place to spend time with a group of brothers, who by acting as good men, make me want to become a better man. Not better than others, but better than I would have otherwise been.


9. A place to become better equipped to serve Church and community.


10. A place to meet with established members of the community and to become a part of the community