Craft Lodge Fees

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  1. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Hi, I'm writing an article on Craft Lodge fees and comparisons would help.

    It would be good to know the annual costs of
    Country (or name of GL)
    Lodge Membership Fee
    Grand Lodge Fee
    Dinner fee
    Any other fee

    Also any
    GL Proposition Fee
    Lodge Initiation Fee
    GL Initiation Fee
    Lodge Initiation Fee

    Thanks for your help
     
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  2. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    My answers

    Lodge 1
    Country (or name of GL) - UGLV. Australia
    Lodge Membership Fee - $330 PA
    Grand Lodge Fee - $104.50
    Dinner fee $35
    Any other fee - Nil

    Lodge 2
    Country (or name of GL) - UGLV, Australia
    Lodge Membership Fee - $226.30PA
    Grand Lodge Fee - $104.50
    Dinner fee $20
    Any other fee - Nil

    For both the above
    Lodge and GL Proposition Fee $0 for both lodges
    Initiation Fee $250 (GL Fee)
     
  3. chrmc

    chrmc Registered User

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    Check the latest edition of The Journal of The Masonic Society. They had a similar one.
     
  4. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Thanks. I'm not a subscriber... :(
     
  5. Levelhead

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    FLORIDA..
    Lodge Membership Fee ($90)
    Grand Lodge Fee ($20)
    Dinner fee ($5) amazing meals!
    Any other fee

    Also any
    GL Proposition Fee
    Lodge Initiation Fee ($25) per degree
    GL Initiation Fee
    Lodge Initiation Fee ($116.00)

    Thanks for your help[/QUOTE]



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  6. Pscyclepath

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    Arkansas:

    Lodge dues: $120/year in my home lodge (Adoniram #288); $100/year in my dual lodge (Magnolia #60).

    Grand Lodge dues: $10 per capita; counted & paid as part of the Lodge dues above.

    Meal donation: $5

    Initiation fee: $120 for the three degrees (minimum; varies by local lodges)
     
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  7. Companion Joe

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    For my lodge (and it varies lodge to lodge):

    Fee for the three degrees and legal background check: $125
    Annual dues: $100 which includes GL per capita tax and renovation assessment
    Any meal donation: what you wish to give/can give at the time

    Our lodge is really good about donations. Last month, for example, we needed to do about $500 worth of repairs to the kitchen. It was brought up at the stated meeting, and a hat was passed. It got more than covered with zero coming out of the lodge account.
     
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  8. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Thanks for the responses bros.
     
  9. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Also interesting to compare to the number of masons in the state using the information here
    http://www.msana.com/msastats.asp#us

    Please do keep those replies coming and thank you for sharing.
     
  10. MarkR

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    Initiation, $122.50. That includes Minnesota Masonic Foundation assessment and George Washington Masonic Memorial assessment. Annual dues just got raised to $100.
     
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  11. JJones

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    At my old lodge I believe the degree fees were $100 each and dues were about $75. My current lodge charges a flat rate of $75 for everything.

    Yorkrite charges the minimum to cover per capita, but I don't remember what that is right now.
     
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  12. GrandJojo

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    Annual Lodge dues: 190 EUR
    Note - we also have degree fees for moving up degrees (to cover cost of regalia, we also have to pay the GL), affiliations fees, to long to list here.
    Grand Lodge fees (included in Lodge dues) = 30 EUR/ Semester = 60 EUR/Year

    Meals: we eat a 2 to 3 course meal after the meeting, costs between 20-30 EUR pp including wine (yes we drink inside the Lodge building - almost a requirement in Europe). Not compulsory.
    Annual Lodge trip: between 500 EUR - 1000 EUR, purely voluntary
    Annual Ladies' Night: about 100 EUR per person
    Annual BBQ: we don't actually do a BBQ, weather in Belgium is notoriously unreliable, so we go to a restaurant: 40 EUR pp

    Other:

    Scottish Rite: 120 EUR per year
    Royal Arch: 60 EUR per year
    RAM/MARK: 60 EUR per year

    Each have Meals, social events
     
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  13. BroBook

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    MWUGL OF Florida

    GL Dues 160
    Local dues 222
    Degrees 125
     
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  14. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    Book so you have to pay 382 a yr? And 375 for degrees or is the 125 for all 3
     
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  15. BroBook

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    That's for all three
     
  16. Browncoat

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    USA - Grand Lodge of Ohio
    Lodge Membership Fee - $45 (varies by Lodge)
    Initiation Fee - $125 (covers cost of all 3 degrees, paid w/ application)
    Dinner Fee - None. We don't have regular meals
     

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