Why join Village Lodge?
What are the benefits of Freemasonry that can be found in Village Lodge? There are many personal benefits to becoming a Mason, and the rewards can be different for each man. But all Masons share a common goal: making good men better.
We share the values of the great men who founded the United States, who believed in the brotherhood of man and the ideals expressed in the U.S. Constitution. Freemasonry is built upon the tenets of brotherly love, relief, and truth. Brotherly love is the practice of the golden rule. Relief embodies charity for all mankind. Truth is honesty, fair play, and adherence to cardinal virtues.
Freemasonry offers its members leadership opportunities at Village Lodge, the regional district, and Grand Lodge level. As Freemasons progress through the craft, they discover new aspects of themselves and develop a range of skills that even they might not have known they had. By developing their leadership, Masons unlock the door to their full potential.
Freemasons have always been devoted to caring for disadvantaged children, the sick, and the elderly. Village Lodge runs a food booth at the Great Geauga County Fair. We donate much of the proceeds back into the local community. Masons throughout Ohio contribute support to a variety of charities including the Special Olympics and the Masonic Home. Masons in North America give away approximately $2 million to national and local charities each day!
You are bound to develop lasting friendships, meet new business associates, and broaden your circle of friends. You will be welcomed as a "brother" by Masons everywhere in the world. Freemasonry also promises that should you ever be overtaken by misfortune, sickness, or adversity through no fault of your own, the hands of our great fraternity will be stretched forth to aid and assist you.
Village Lodge is a part of the oldest, largest, and most recognized fraternal organization in the world. Its current worldwide membership totals 3.6 million members, 1.6 million of which are in North America. Its membership has included historic figures like George Washington, Mozart, John Wayne, and Buzz Aldrin among others. With 120,000 Masons and 530 local Lodges, Ohio has one of the largest Masonic memberships of any state in the country.