9119 Rangely Drive
Houston, TX 77055
S. P. Waltrip Masonic Lodge
No. 1328 A.F. & A.M.
Joining the fraternity of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons requires that a man, of his own free will, petition a Masonic Lodge for the Degrees in Masonry. No Texas Mason should ever ask you to join our fraternity.
If you know a Mason, ask him about the fraternity. Don't be shy, we love talking to those interested in Masonry. If you don't know a Mason, you can come by the lodge or contact us. Take this as an opportunity to meet some of the members and ask questions. Don't be intimidated, we'll be happy to see you. S.P. Waltrip Masonic Lodge has dinner before our regular stated meetings (meetings usually occur monthly) and guests are almost always welcome.
Request a Petition
Request a petition from a our lodge. Your petition will require the signature of several Masons. If you don't know any Masons, ask the lodge you're petitioning for advice.
Submit Your Petition
Turn in your completed petition to us. Ask if there are any fees that need to accompany the petition. Your petition will be received by the lodge and will be read during a stated meeting.
Now that the lodge has your petition, these are the actions you can expect the lodge to take:
The Master of the lodge you submitted your petition to will assign three members of the lodge to interview you and investigate your background. The investigators may want to meet with you at home. There is a standard set of questions that all investigators must ask, but many will ask additional questions. Be honest with the investigators. No Mason is perfect...we don't expect petitioners to be perfect, either.
Your investigators will be given a deadline by which to return their completed investigation reports to the lodge. Their reports along with their recommendation will be read to the lodge at a stated meeting. At this time, the Master of the lodge will usually call for a ballot to be taken on your petition. Eligible Masons will then vote on your petition and the outcome of the ballot will be announced to the lodge.
After the Ballot
Soon after the stated meeting, a member from the lodge should contact you with the outcome of the ballot and provide you with additional instructions. We welcome your call or e-mail and look forward to meeting you.