We Are The Masons!

Michigan Masons are part of an international fraternity and brotherhood of men from all walks of life who support each other and the communities they live in. Being a Mason means building friendships that will last a lifetime, regardless of what you do or where you go. There are more than 30,000 Masons in Michigan – and 1.2 million worldwide, so there’s a Mason’s lodge very close to where you live and work!

  • Phil Collins

    He is best known as the drummer and lead singer in the rock band Genesis and a solo artist. During the 80’s he had more US Top 40 singles than any other artist with songs such as: In the Air Tonight, Sussudio, One More Night and Against All Odds. His name: Phil Collins – a proud member of the Masonic Fraternity.

  • Henry Ford

    Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Henry Ford is a proud member of the Masonic fraternal organization.

  • Ty Cobb

    Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed The Georgia Peach, was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder. He was born in rural Narrows, Georgia. Cobb spent 22 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, the last six as the team's player-manager, and finished his career with the Philadelphia Athletics. In 1936 Cobb received the most votes of any player on the inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, receiving 222 out of a possible 226 votes (98.2%); no other player received a higher percentage of votes until 1992. In 1999, editors at the Sporting News ranked Ty Cobb 3rd on their list of "Baseball's 100 Greatest Players" Ty Cobb is a proud member of the Masonic fraternal organization.

  • Shaquille O’Neal

    Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (/ʃəˈkiːl/ shə-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), nicknamed Shaq, is a retired American professional basketball player and former rapper who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Listed at 7 ft 1 in tall and weighing 325 pounds he was one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA. O'Neal played for six teams throughout his 19-year NBA career. Shaquille O’Neal is a proud member of the Masonic fraternal organization.

  • Gerald R. Ford

    Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was an American politician who served as the 38th President of the United States from 1974 to 1977, following the resignation of Richard Nixon. Prior to this he served eight months as the 40th Vice President of the United States, following the resignation of Spiro Agnew. He was the first person appointed to the vice presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment, and subsequently the only person to date to have served as both Vice President and President of the United States without being elected to executive office. Gerald Ford is a proud member of the Masonic fraternal organization.

  • Bart Starr

    He is a former quarterback and coach for the Green Bay Packers. He led his team to two Super Bowl victories and in 1977 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Packers Hall of Fame. His name: Bart Starr - a proud member of the Masonic Fraternity.

  • Louis Armstrong

    Nicknamed Stachmo, he was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was of the most influential figures in jazz. With his instantly gravelly voice, he had nineteen “Top Ten” records. His name: Louis Armstrong - a proud member of the Masonic Fraternity.

  • Tim Horton

    Named as one of the 100 greatest NHL players in history. He played for the Leafs, Rangers, Penguins and the Sabres during his 24-year career. A successful businessman, he was co-founder of a popular restaurant. His name: Tim Horton – a proud member of the Masonic Fraternity.

  • Honus Wagner

    Nicknamed the Flying Dutchman he was inducted as one of the first five members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. He played 21 seasons almost entirely with the Pittsburg Pirates and is considered one of the greatest shortstops ever. His name: Honus Wagner – a proud member of the Masonic Fraternity.

  • Charles Lindbergh

    He was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor and at age of 25 he became world famous. Alone in his single-engine plane called the Spirit of St. Louis he completed the first transatlantic flight between America and Europe. His name: Charles Lindbergh – a proud member of the Masonic Fraternity.

  • Count Basie

    He was a jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, composer and winner of numerous Grammy awards. His song One O’Clock Jump is included in the Library of Congress National Recording Registry and in 1996, the postal service honored him with a 32-cent stamp. His name: Count Basie – a proud member of the Masonic Fraternity.

  • Thomas Edison

    He has been described as America’s greatest inventor. His devices have greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, motion picture camera and the light bulb. Dubbed the “Wizard of Menlo Park” he holds 1,093 U.S. patents. His name: Thomas Edison – a proud member of the Masonic Fraternity.

  • Sir Winston Churchill

    He was a was a British statesman and Prime Minister of England. His written work won him the Nobel Prize in Literature and he is widely regarded as being the most influential in British history. In 1963, he was made an honorary citizen of the United States. His name: Sir Winston Churchill – a proud member of the Masonic Fraternity.

  • Bob Feller

    Nicknamed “The Heater from Van Meter” this Baseball Hall of Fame Member played for 18 years with the Cleveland Indians. A winner of 266 games, three no-hitters and still the only MLB pitcher to have thrown an Opening Day no-hitter. His name: Bob Feller – a proud member of the Masonic Fraternity.

  • Paul Revere

    He was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and a Patriot in the American Revolution. He is best known for alerting the colonial militia to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord. His Name: Paul Revere – a proud member of the Masonic Fraternity.

  • Richard Dreyfuss

    This American Actor is best known for starring in American Graffiti, Jaws, Stand By Me, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Goodbye Girl, Always and Mr. Holland’s Opus. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1997 for the Goodbye Girl. His Name: Richard Dreyfuss – a proud member of the Masonic Fraternity.

  • John Philip Sousa

    He was an American composer and conductor known as the March King and developer of the sousaphone. Among his best-known marches are The Stars and Stripes Forever, Semper Fidelis, The Liberty Bell, The Thunderer and The Washington Post. His Name: John Philip Sousa – a proud member of the Masonic Fraternity.

  • Mark Twain

    He was raised in Hannibal, Missouri and was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, often called The Great American Novel. His Name: Mark Twain – a proud member of the Masonic Fraternity.

  • Burl Ives

    He is an American singer, actor of stage, screen, radio and television. He is often remembered for his starring role in the 1964 Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, as the voice of Sam the Snowman, the host and narrator. His Name: Burl Ives – a proud member of the Masonic Fraternity.

  • Steve Wozniak

    Nickname Woz, he is an American inventor, electronics engineer, programmer and technology entrepreneur who co-founded Apple. He is known as pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970’s and 80’s and he single handily developed the Apple 1. His Name: Steve Wozniak – a proud member of the Masonic Fraternity.

  • Sugar Ray Robinson

    Sugar Ray Robinson (born Walker Smith Jr.; May 3, 1921 – April 12, 1989) was an American professional boxer. Frequently cited as the greatest boxer of all time, Robinson's performances in the welterweight and middleweight divisions prompted sportswriters to create "pound for pound" rankings, where they compared fighters regardless of weight. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. Sugar Ray Robinson is a proud member of the Masonic fraternal organization.

  • John Wayne

    Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor and filmmaker. An Academy Award-winner for True Grit (1969), Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades. John Wayne is a proud member of the Masonic fraternal organization.

  • Brad Paisley

    Bradley Douglas "Brad" Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Starting with his 1999 debut album, Who Needs Pictures, he has released ten studio albums and a Christmas compilation on the Arista Nashville label, with all of his albums certified Gold or higher by the RIAA. He has scored 32 top 10 singles on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, 19 of which have reached number 1. He set a new record in 2009 for most consecutive singles (ten) reaching the top spot on that chart.
    Paisley has sold over 12 million albums and won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and two American Music Awards. He has earned country music's crowning achievement, becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry.[2] Paisley also wrote a few songs for Pixar's Cars franchise ("Behind the Clouds", "Find Yourself", "Collision of Worlds" (along with Robbie Williams) and "Nobody's Fool"). Brad Paisley is a proud member of the Masonic fraternal organization.

  • Cy Young

    Denton True "Cy" Young (March 29, 1867 – November 4, 1955) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. During his 22-season baseball career (1890–1911), he pitched for five different teams. Young established numerous pitching records, some of which have stood for a century. Young compiled 511 wins, which is most in Major League history and 94 ahead of Walter Johnson, second on the list. Young was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.
    One year after Young's death, the Cy Young Award was created to honor the previous season's best pitcher. Cy Young is a proud member of the Masonic fraternal organization.

  • Mel Blanc

    Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was an American voice actor, actor, radio comedian, and recording artist. He began his 60-plus-year career performing in radio, but is best remembered for his work in animation as the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, the Tasmanian Devil, and many of the other characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoons during the golden age of American animation. Having earned the nickname "The Man of a Thousand Voices", Blanc is regarded as one of the most influential people in the voice-acting industry. Mel Blanc is a proud member of the Masonic fraternal organization.

  • John Elway

    John Albert Elway Jr. (born June 28, 1960) is a former American football quarterback and current executive vice president of football operations and general manager of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League.
    Elway played college football at Stanford and his entire 16-year professional career with the Denver Broncos. At the time of his retirement in early 1999, Elway recorded the most victories by a starting quarterback and statistically was the second most prolific passer in NFL history. He was also a prolific rusher of the ball, being one of only two players ever to score a rushing touchdown in four different Super Bowls (the other being Thurman Thomas) and the only quarterback to do so. John Elway is a proud member of the Masonic fraternal organization.

  • James Naismith

    James Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was a Canadian-American physical educator, physician, chaplain, sports coach and innovator. He invented the game of basketball at age 30 in 1891. He wrote the original basketball rule book and founded the University of Kansas basketball program. Naismith lived to see basketball adopted as an Olympic demonstration sport in 1904 and as an official event at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, as well as the birth of the National Invitation Tournament (1938) and the NCAA Tournament (1939). James Naismith is a proud member of the Masonic fraternal organization.

  • Harry Houdini

    Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry Handcuff Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. Soon he extended his repertoire to include chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, straitjackets under water, and having to escape from and hold his breath inside a sealed milk can with water in it. Harry Houdini is a proud member of the Masonic fraternal organization.

  • Arnold Palmer

    Arnold Daniel Palmer (September 10, 1929 – September 25, 2016) was an American professional golfer who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the sport's history. Dating back to 1955, he won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and the circuit now known as PGA Tour Champions. Nicknamed The King, he was one of golf's most popular stars and its most important trailblazer, the first superstar of the sport's television age, which began in the 1950s. Arnold Palmer is a proud member of the Masonic fraternal organization.

  • Willie Mays

    Willie Howard Mays, Jr. (born May 6, 1931), nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid", is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) center fielder who spent almost all of his 22-season career playing for the New York and San Francisco Giants, before finishing with the New York Mets. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979, his first year of eligibility.
    Mays won two National League (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards, ended his career with 660 home runs - third at the time of his retirement and currently fifth all-time - and won a record-tying 12 Gold Glove awards beginning in 1957 when the award was introduced. Willie Mays is a proud member of the Masonic fraternal organization.

  • Masonry is a Great Opportunity


    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Joshua describes his journey through masonry and why he wanted to be involved.

  • Michigan Masons Help Everyone, Statewide

    Rick Jones

    Michigan State Senator
    Grand Ledge, Michigan & Lansing, Michigan

    Senator Jones describes how Masons are committed to local communities.

  • The Michigan Masons Brotherhood Cares


    Madison Heights, Michigan

    Richard explains how the Michigan Masons brotherhood has impacted his life.

  • Michigan Masons Donate $100,000 to Benefit Flint Youth

    The Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation recently donated $100,000 to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint to assist those affected by the Flint community’s water crisis. The donation will go toward the Community Foundation’s Flint Child Health and Development Fund and will assist the short and long term needs of Flint’s children exposed to lead through early childhood education, healthy food access, access to infant and child behavioral health services and more.

  • Michigan Masons Have Character


    Detroit, Michigan

    The Michigan Masons are made up of a lot of great characters – who strive for something bigger.

  • Masonry Allows for Community Involvement


    Saint Johns, Michigan

    Nicholas loves how Masonry has allowed him to become a bigger part of his community.

  • Michigan Masons Live Harmoniously


    Detroit, Michigan

    Wesley says, “Everybody gets along. It’s more about what we have in common… If everybody tried to live that way and looked at the values people share rather than the small differences that they have things would be a lot better all the way around.”

  • Michigan Masons are Honest


    Owosso, Michigan

    Michigan Masons are honest, and have a lot of respect for the brotherhood and one another.

  • Masonry = Friendship


    Owosso, Michigan

    “I can go any place and I know just about anybody in Michigan (due to Masonry),” said Ward.

  • Masons Meet a Variety of People Globally


    Saint Johns, Michigan

    “The best part of being a Mason for me, outside of the brotherhood, is meeting new people that I traditionally wouldn’t of met before from all over the world,” said Robert.

  • Masonry is About Friendship


    Manchester, Michigan

    Sometimes it’s the friends you make along the way that make Masonry so meaningful.

  • Being a Mason is Impactful


    Saint Johns, Michigan

    Dennis reflects how Masonry allows him to be impactful and reflective.

  • Join Masonry in College!


    Mount Morris, Michigan

    Did you know that you can become a Mason in college? Justin did, and he says it allowed him to be an important part of the community.

  • Become a Mason Today!


    Howell, Michigan

    "If you're thinking about becoming a Mason, go ahead and join. The thought is already in your heart - and we want you," Ryan says.

  • Masons Help Those in Need


    Lake Orion, Michigan

    William's lodge hosts an annual holiday party for underprivileged children who wouldn't receive gifts otherwise. Masons truly value helping others in need.

  • Masons Support Many Causes


    Clarkston, Michigan

    Many Masonic lodges support specific causes. Tom's lodge fundraises to pay the postage for active duty servicemen/servicewomen overseas.

  • Masonry Allows You to Better Yourself


    Clarkston, Michigan

    "Masonry has helped me create a path for life," says Tom.

  • Men of All Ages are Welcome to Masonry


    Clarkston, Michigan

    From young men in their late teens to gentlemen in their seventies - Masonry welcomes brothers of all ages.

  • Masonry Welcomes You into Your Community


    Howell, Michigan

    When Ryan moved, he and his family didn't know anyone. Ryan says that without the Masons they wouldn't know anyone else in the community, and they wouldn't be able to give back the way they have through Masonry.

  • You Belong in Masonry


    Wayne, Michigan

    "If I'm not having a good day - when I go to lodge and meet with brothers it's all good again," says Kevin.

  • Want to join Masonry? Do it!


    Port Huron, Michigan

    If you're looking to become a Mason, Jon says "Go for it...If you're interested in history, being involved in the community and being around a great group of people, Masonry is right for you!"

  • Community Matters to Masons


    Swartz Creek, Michigan

    "I learned that there are so many things that we do for the community - that's why I love being a Mason." Well said, Jim!

  • Masons Give Back


    Clarkston, Michigan

    "I think the most impactful thing I've done in Masonry is the Clarkston-area Masonic education scholarship," Eric said. Masonic scholarships give high school graduates a chance at college.

  • Masonry Impacts Family Men


    Petersburg, Michigan

    As a father of six, Dustin is passionate about giving back to his community and doing as much as possible for children in need - being a Michigan Mason allows him to make it happen.

  • Masonic Veterans Give Back


    Clarkston, Michigan

    Many Masons are also veterans - a bond that runs deep within the brotherhood. Douglas explains that giving back to the community, as a veteran, is why he enjoys Masonry so much.

  • 45 Happy Years as a Mason


    Clarkston, Michigan

    Daniel has been a brother for 45 years and he continues to enjoy the fellowship of friendship.

  • Masonry Surrounds Men with Optimism

    Chris and Traci

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    This husband and wife duo agree that Masonry has been very fulfilling for Chris in many ways!

  • Masons Make me a Better Man


    Holly, Michigan

    Many brothers say share Masonry has helped them to become better men - including Carl.

  • Masons Trust Each Other


    Allen Park, Michigan

    “Only in Masonry can you go into a room full of strangers and trust every one of them, that’s a powerful thing, and they’re all friends for life,” says Bill.
    Learn how YOU can become a Mason at www.sharethesecret.org

  • Masonry is a Fellowship of Friendship


    Allen Park, Michigan

    You never know when you’ll meet a fellow Mason. When you meet a brother you already have a bond because of belonging to the same fellowship: Masonry.
    Learn how YOU can become a Mason at www.sharethesecret.org

  • Masons Help the Needy


    Allen Park, Michigan

    Michael was once in need, so helping those who are still in need through Masonry means the world to him.
    Learn how YOU can become a Mason at www.sharethesecret.org

  • Masons Connect with Community


    Allen Park, Michigan

    David joined a Masons to have a second family that’s actively involved in the community.
    Learn how YOU can become a Mason at www.sharethesecret.org

  • Detroit Masonic Temple – The Largest in the World


    Detroit, Michigan

    Did you know the Detroit Masonic Temple is the largest Masonic Temple in the world? Timothy discusses what an honor it is to go there and to be a Mason.

  • Masons – Home Away From Home


    Detroit, Michigan

    Shawn loves the diversity of the Mason members in addition to how involved they are. “This is home; I know I belong,” Shawn says.

  • Masons Go the Extra Mile


    Detroit, Michigan

    Sean shares a story of how a Mason all the way across the county took care a friend in need.

  • Masons are a Family


    Detroit, Michigan

    As a single dad Patrick appreciates all the parenting advice his fellow brothers have provided over the years and feels he has grown as a man and a father.

  • Masons Give Back


    Detroit, Michigan

    Nicholas values how Masons give back to their communities in so many ways.

  • Masonry Provides Tools for Living a Good Life


    Detroit, Michigan

    “Masonry has made me a better husband and a better man,” Jim says.

  • A Fraternity of Brotherhood


    Detroit, Michigan

    Jason believes Masons share a common bond that stems from being a part of a fraternity of brothers who are all over the world.

  • Masons Unite Vets, College Students and Business Men


    Detroit, Michigan

    Gowana is a veteran, and he’s found that many other veterans are also a part of Masonry. He’s also found that Masonry brings together men of all backgrounds, ages and status.

  • Masons Come to One Another’s Aid


    Detroit, Michigan

    Curtis says no matter where you are, no matter what situation you may run into, Masons will be there and have your back.

  • Masonry Means Constant Learning


    Dearborn, Michigan

    Tyrone appreciates that Masonry allows for personal growth in every brother. “We love each other and that’s that.”

  • Masons Make Time for One Another


    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Ryan enjoys all the activities that he and his brothers do together; they make opportunities to bond and spend lots of time together involved with activities they enjoy.

  • Masons Make a Community


    Kalamazoo, Michigan

    James was hearing great things about Masonry in his local community and decided to see what it was all about – the rest is history.

  • Opportunities Possible Through Masonry


    Kalamazoo, Michigan

    As a younger member, Devin is thankful that Michigan Masonry has provided him the opportunity to meet and make friends he wouldn’t otherwise have met. Devin is also proud to have an impact on the community in a way wouldn’t be possible without the support of Michigan Masons.

  • Masonry = Life Long Friends


    Lincoln Park, Michigan

    Curtis explains how he has made more friends in his eight years of being a Michigan Mason than he has in his whole life.

  • A Global and Historical Fraternity


    Delta, Michigan

    Christopher loves that Masonry has such deep historical roots and that its presence goes beyond Michigan, globally.

  • Michigan Masons – Brotherly Love


    Dearborn, Michigan

    For Chris, the readiness and support of his Michigan Mason brothers is what’s most meaningful to him.

  • Brotherhood that Lasts a Lifetime

    As a Mason you know you’ll always have a friend. Masonry means having a network of brothers that will support you the rest of your life.

  • Being Part of Something Bigger Than You

    Being a Michigan Mason means something different to each brother… The theme that remains constant however, is that we are all in this together, and together we are stronger.

  • Masons Help Each Other Nationwide


    Almont, Michigan

    Timothy’s son went to college in California; when Timothy moved him in he stopped by the local lodge and asked the brothers if they’d help his son if he needed anything. What happened next is incredible!

  • Masonry Support Can’t Be Beaten


    Dearborn, Michigan

    Chris joined the Michigan Masons as he pursued his Master of Science degree. What he found was a supportive community to help him through his higher education journey, as well as a more involved role in the community.