Why I Became a Worshipful Master

Three GavelsI joined a Masonic lodge to make new friends. In this day and age it can be difficult to develop constant predictable relationships with other people. In my life it seemed like every time I made a friend they ended up moving away, I lost interest or they were just too much drama. You learn boundaries with people when you belong to a group that shares common values. 

In a Masonic lodge you can count on the same people being there every week. When you have a lodge brother it’s not the same as a drinking buddy. However you have shared an experience that goes beyond a casual experience like that. 

When I saw how well Broad Ripple lodge ran I decided to be an officer. I learned new skills I wouldn’t have learned from a job. Being an officer in a Masonic lodge helps you to gain leadership; skills. This is a very good way to get project management experience. 

The main challenge in being an officer is to understand our Democratic process is reliant on respect and merit. When you manage other Masons the only way to get things done is to direct the passions of the craft. Freemasonry teaches Democracy without financial motivations. 

You can grow in a Masonic lodge. You will get out of it what you put into it.

Author:

Brian Ross
WB Brian Ross is the Worshipful Master of Broad Ripple Lodge #643 for the 2022 year. His Senior Warden is Bro Steve Mayflower, and his Junior Warden is Bro Zach Dedek.

Bro 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.

WB Brian Ross

Worshipful Master Brian Ross

An excellent place to find some good and true life long friends.

EA Degree in March 2022

EA Degree in March 2022

Welcome to our First Entered Apprentice of 2022, Brother Jason Line! Welcome to Broad Ripple Lodge! Thank you to our Carmel brothers for their visitation. 

Master’s Welcome to 2022

Master’s Welcome to 2022

Greetings,  My name is Brian Ross and I am the installed Worshipful Master for Broad Ripple Lodge #643. I want to welcome you to our website. I became a member of this lodge in an effort to connect with decent people. You will find good fellowship in our lodge.  We do...

2019 Fall Festival

2019 Fall Festival

Between the baked potatoes, chili, and appetizers we had options for everyone to enjoy great food and fellowship. The chili was, of course, the star of the day with a wide spread of bubbling pots!

Meals at Broad Ripple

Meals at Broad Ripple

Broad Ripple Lodge
goes all out to deliver high-class restaurant-quality meals!
To check out more delicious meals by the Knife & Fork Committee, please feel free to come to dinner before one of our meetings, most Thursday nights at 6:30pm.