Petition to Join

Before you fill out a petiton, we encourage prospective members to review some of the questions about Masonry, as well as meet some of the current members and ask any additonal questions you may have. Use the form in the drop down below to work with the Membership Team to find the best time to introduce yourself in person!

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Petition to Join Freemasonry

(New Members)

Download Petition Packet (PDF)
You (the petitioner) fill out the Petition for the Degrees of Masonry, and return it to your sponsors, who will present them to the Lodge. Your petition must be accompanied by your check or money order for the amount of the petitioning fee. 
Your sponsors will bring your petition to the next Stated Meeting (business meeting) of the Lodge, where it will be read aloud to the members present. If it is decided to receive your petition, a committee on character consisting of three Master Masons, members of this Lodge, will be appointed to meet with you. Your petition will lay over for one month until the next Stated Meeting of the Lodge. It will again be read aloud to the members present, and the committee on character will give their individual reports. Your petition will then be voted on in a secret ballot by the members present, who vote on your membership to the lodge. Your petition must receive a unanimous vote in order for you to be elected.
Petition Fee: $150
Background Check: $14.45 (Paid to the Background Check Company, not the Lodge)

Plural membership

Plural membership requires 2 forms: 16P and 15P.
Download the Plural Membership Packet (PDF)
Petition Fee: $30
Background Check: $14.45 (Paid to the Background Check Company, not the Lodge)

Transferring from an In-State Lodge (Indiana)

Transferring requires 3 forms: Form 16, Form 15, and Form 17.
Download the Transfer (In-State) Packet (PDF)
Petitioning Fee: $10
Background Check: $14.45 (Paid to the Background Check Company, not the Lodge)

Transferring from an Out-of-State Lodge

Transferring requires 3 forms: Form 16, Form 15, and Form 17A.
Download the Transfer (Out-of-State) Packet (PDF)
Petitioning Fee: $10
Background Check: $14.45 (Paid to the Background Check Company, not the Lodge)

Affiliation by Demit

Affiliating by Demit requires 1 form: Form 11
It also requires a demit from your lodge, certified by the Grand Secretary of your Jurisdiction if it is from outside of Indiana.
Download the Affiliation by Demit Packet (PDF)
Petitioning Fee: $10
Background Check: $14.45 (Paid to the Background Check Company, not the Lodge)

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Broad Ripple Lodge #643 F&AM

WB Jacob Mann

Past Master WB Jacob Mann

Broad Ripple Lodge taught me how quickly men can become close friends, and form lifelong bonds. I feel I’ve known many of my fellow masons for a much longer time than I have actually been involved.

WB Steve Mayflower

Bro Steve Mayflower

I came to Masonry as a way to meet some new friends. But in a short time, my new Brothers and the Lodge became a very important part of my life. The men I admire the most are my Masonic Brothers.

WB Arlie Hartman

Past Master Arlie Hartman

Where fun and fellowship is had by good men.

WB Michael Walkup

Past Master WB Michael Walkup

I came to the lodge because I was looking for answers and found a family.

The First Master Mason of 2023

The First Master Mason of 2023

Broad Ripple Lodge is blessed to have a great line of candidates, Entered Apprentices, and Fellow Crafts. And now we get to add one more Master Mason to our membership. Welcome home, William!

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Blood Sport at Broad Ripple Lodge!

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