What is an Associate?

by Sally Ann Hennigan
(Michigan)

Could I have a chance with a Mason, if I was just taking a "tour"?

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Aug 14, 2019
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A chance?
by: Bob

Hello and thanks for visiting.

I am a bit confused by your question however.

If by 'a chance' you mean an opportunity to get to know a particular Mason better, then perhaps.

If on the other hand you mean would you have a chance to become some sort of an 'associate member', then the answer is no. There is an appendent body, The Order of the Eastern Star, which welcomes women closely related to a Mason.

As for tours, man Masonic halls and temples offer tours of the building.

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Thank you for your question, like Bob states, your question is very confusing. Most Masonic jurisdictions run "open houses" hosted by local lodges, to provide the opportunity for interested parties, and the general public the opportunity to see what a lodge looks like. Mist people find out that most lodge rooms are actually fairly plain, and that nothing is hidden. Taking a "tour" is simply that, being shown the lodge. Please don’t read anything into it, there’s nothing to read into. There is no such thing as an "associate" member, either you’re a mason, or you’re not. It’s that simple. To become a mason, you will have to follow the same path that we have all followed.

Thank you got your question, and don’t hesitate to post again, should you have any further questions.

Fred

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