Golden Gate F & AM

Chagrin Falls Masonry

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Qualifications for Membership

Application for membership is open to men who:

  • Have been an Ohio resident for, at least six months
  • Are at least 19 years old
  • Have a belief in a Supreme Being
  • Live a good moral and social life
  • Do not advocate the overthrow of the government
  • Can read and write English
  • Are recommended by two members of the Lodge they wish to join. (If you do not know two members of a Lodge, you may contact the secretary of the Lodge to which you are applying. He can arrange a meeting with two members of the Lodge for you.)

The application fee is generally around $150, and a Lodge's annual dues are around $45.


Golden Gate #245 is a chartered lodge of The Grand Lodge of Ohio, Free and Accepted Masons, sharing its historic building in Chagrin Falls with other Masonic bodies including; Solon Lodge #757 F.&A.M., Chagrin Falls Chapter #152 Royal Arch Masons, Golden Rule #442 Order of the Eastern Star, Oriental Commandery #12 Knights Templar, and Windermere Council #113 Royal & Select Masons. Learn more about Freemasonry by contacting us or a lodge near you.