Friday, August 16, 2019

Perpetual Membership


If you would like to provide continuous support to your lodge and Freemasonry please consider purchasing a perpetual membership. There are currently three types of perpetual memberships available here in the State of Florida.

Regular Perpetual Membership

The cost of a regular perpetual membership is 20 times your current lodge dues, so if your lodge dues are $100 per year you pay a total of $2,000. The amount you pay is based on your Lodge dues plus per capita. A Gold Perpetual membership is 25 times your dues plus per capita, and a Platinum Perpetual membership is 50 times your dues plus per capita.

You have two option for paying your regular perpetual membership, the first is all at once, if you go this route once you will fill out and submit your perpetual membership application (Grand Lodge Form No. 410) along with the full payment to your lodge secretary there will be nothing further you need to do. The second option is paying on an installation plan, to do this you will need to fill out and submit the same form as mention above along with a minimum of $200.00 to your lodge secretary to start the process, you will then have exactly five years to pay the remaining balance. An important note: You are still fully obligated to pay your yearly lodge dues and the Grand Lodge Per Capita until your perpetual membership obligation is fully paid.

Once your regular perpetual membership is fully paid you are no longer be obligated to pay any further lodge dues or Grand Lodge Per Capita and your perpetual membership is transferable so if you decide to move your membership to a different lodge within this Grand Jurisdiction (State of Florida) you can take your perpetual membership with you. You will also receive a certificate issued by the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in the State of Florida signed by the Grand Master and the Grand Secretary.

As part of your perpetual membership a major benefit will be to your lodge because every year they will receive a check in the amount of your yearly dues and even after you've passed to the Celestial Lodge above your financial support to your lodge and to Freemasonry will continue to be felt, even 100 years later.

This is available to Master Masons in good standing within the Grand Lodge of Florida.

Memorial Perpetual Membership

Do you have a deceased family member or friend that you would like to honor? then please consider purchasing a Memorial Perpetual Membership, the cost is $200 and your lodge or the lodge you designate will receive a yearly check from Grand Lodge for life. Please note that the Memorial Perpetual Membership does not provide nor does it grant any lodge membership rights or lodge benefits to the deceased or his family. This is simply a way to honor them and provide support to a local Masonic lodge.

Honorary Perpetual Membership

Would you like to honor a fellow brother mason or a family member or a friend? then please consider purchasing a Honorary Membership, the cost is $200 and your lodge or the lodge you designate will receive a yearly check from Grand Lodge. Please note that the Honorary Perpetual Membership does not provide nor does it grant any lodge membership rights or benefits to non-masons.

If you have any questions or would like to request a perpetual membership application please contact Bro. Rick Schwarz, Chairman of the 21st Masonic District Perpetual Membership Committee by email at perpetualmembership@21stmasonicdistrict.com. As always you may also consult your lodge secretary for assistance.

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