What Is Freemasonry?

Masonry is a way of life. A society of friends and brother banded together into a Fraternity—a Fraternity open to all good men who desire to become better men. It is a voluntary organization. It does not solicit membership. It is not a secret society. But like all Fraternities has some secret ritualistic work. It has no secret aims or objectives and its members do not hide the fact that they are members, nor do they flaunt the fact that they are members of an exclusive social group. It is not a church, nor a religion—and is not intended to be a substitute for a religion—Masonry does require that a man believe in God and the immorality of the Soul. All meetings open and close with prayer, and the Book of the Sacred Law—The Holy Bible—is open on the alter during all meetings, for the very foundation of Masonry is the precept of the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man. Furthermore, Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Its members are taught its precepts (moral lessons and self-knowledge) by a series of ritual dramas - a progression of allegorical two-part plays which are learnt by heart and performed within each Lodge - which follow ancient forms, and use stonemasons’ customs and tools as allegorical guides.



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Charitable Work

Bikes For Books. This program was the vision of our Past Master WB Scott Anderson and will be carried on by our present Master, WB Gene Ulrich.



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Becoming A Mason

Masons are looking for men who wish to become better men, who are interested in giving back to their community and in self improvement. We welcome any inquiries concerning Masonry. Please call the Lodge phone at 425-746-8837 and leave a message, or submit your inquiry to our Secretary at: secretary@lakeside258.org



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Lakeside is committed to providing quality content to men in search of knowledge and a deeper understanding of themselves.  As such, we engage high-quality speakers to speak on a variety of topics.  Our official monthly meeting is called our “Stated Meeting” and is held on the second Monday of each Month at 7:30 (except for July and August when we are “dark” and do not have an official meeting.) Hor d’oeuvres and conversation will be served beforehand starting at 6:30. Stated meetings are Business Attire, so we prefer a suit and tie.  Only on our most important days are brothers suggested to wear a tuxedo.

Please come and visit us when you are in the area. The Bellevue Masonic Center is located on the corner of Northup Way and 164th Ave NE. The address is 16229 Northup Way, Bellevue WA 98008.

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16229 Northup Way, Bellevue WA 98008

 

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