Courtesy of the Grand Lodge of Michigan website (https://www.grandlodgemi.org):
A Mason is a member of the oldest and largest goodwill fraternity in the world, known as Masonry or Freemasonry.
Masonry teaches that each man has a duty to make life better, not just for himself, but for everyone.
Whether that means helping to clean up the environment, volunteering on civic projects, or helping a child learn how to read – Masons make a difference every day.
Although Masonry is not a religion, members must have a belief in a Supreme Being. All religions are welcome.
Masonry insists on toleration and the right for each member to think for himself in religious, social, and political matters.
Like any fraternity, some of the Masonic information is privileged to only the members.
However, Masonry is not a secret society. It does not hide its existence or attempt to conceal the purposes, goals, or principles of Masonry.
Most importantly, Masons are presented with the opportunity to grow as individuals, are provided with the tools to make a difference, and are challenged to leave the world a better place.
Our Mission To be the first choice of men of quality, who will contribute to the strength of the organization and enhance its ability to achieve its vision.
Freemasonry in Michigan shall accomplish this by creating a growing, active, relevant organization of great appeal that is well known and respected for making a difference.