Michigan Lodge of Research & Information No. 1, F&AM

If you have an interest in Philosophy, History, and Education in general AND if you happen to be a Master Mason I highly recommend supporting Michigan Lodge of Research & Information No. 1, F&AM by petitioning for Associated Membership.

Should you be interested in getting a petition send them a message. Below is some history and information that we shamelessly borrowed from their Facebook page. Their Facebook page is also where you can send them a message to get a petition or ask any questions you may have. The best way you can help protect the future of Freemasonry is by educating yourself in our history.

General Information

The Michigan Lodge of Research and Information No.1 held an organizational meeting on September 17, 1983, with the approval of MWB Russel Wells, Grand Master. The first meeting was held in Lansing, Michigan, with 41 interested Brothers attending. At that meeting, a motion was passed and approved requesting a Special Dispensation to form a Lodge of Research and Information.

The second meeting was held in Homer, Michigan. The Special Dispensation was granted on November 11, 1983, naming Robert N.Osbourne as Worshipful Master, Donald J.Van Kirk as Senior Warden, and Philip P. Steele as Junior Warden.

At the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Michigan, held in Detroit on May 29, 1985, the Michigan Lodge of Research and Information No.1 was granted a Charter. The Charter was presented by Right Worshipful Brother Richard H.Sands, a member of the Lodge.

The purpose of the Lodge is to foster interest in Masonic research and to provide information. The interests of the Lodge are historical, educational, topical, and social.

The Lodge meets quarterly in March, June, September, and November. The meetings are always held on Saturday (typically the fourth) so as not to conflict with the meetings of other Lodges. The primary purpose of these quarterly meetings is the presentation and discussion of papers. The business portion is kept to a minimum, usually limited to paying bills, approval of previous meeting minutes, and accepting new members.

A warm welcome is always extended to any Masonic visitors in good standing desiring a seat in the Lodge. All are welcome, whether they would like to present a paper or just avail themselves of the opportunity to improve their Masonic knowledge.

Associate Membership in the Michigan Lodge of Research and Information No.1 is open to any Master Mason in good standing of a Michigan Lodge or one in a jurisdiction in amity with the Grand Lodge of Michigan. Membership is by plural membership only. Active membership is conferred by the Lodge by nomination and election by a three-fourths vote upon evidence of Masonic scholarship.