Freemasonry is sometimes described as:

“A system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols.”

square-and-compass-300x270Freemasonry proposes to “make good men better” by teaching — with metaphors taken from geometry and architecture — values based on great universal truths.  It uses the builders tools such as the square, the level and the plumb bob as symbols to illustrate and remind us to treat each other as we would like to be treated; to be honest and truthful, and guide us to value Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.

To become a Freemason is to decide you want to take steps to improve yourself, give of yourself, and to seek out friendships with men who consider their word and a hand shake more binding than any paper contract.  The goal is not to be better than someone else, but to strive to be continually better than your former self.

Bill is a proud Master Mason and a member of Meridian Lodge No. 47 located in Meridian Idaho, chartered in 1906.