How often do y'all pay dues?

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by KO2134, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. KO2134

    KO2134 Registered User

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    just curious because every where i read it says annually?
     
  2. chrmc

    chrmc Registered User

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    Annualy for us.
     
  3. polmjonz

    polmjonz Registered User

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    Annual here
     
  4. KSigMason

    KSigMason Traveling Templar Site Benefactor

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    I pay annually, but I only pay per capita as I'm a lifetime member.
     
  5. Bro_Vick

    Bro_Vick Moderator Premium Member

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    Most lodges pay annually, some do monthly if their dues are expensive (i.e. $500). I don't belong to a current body that collects any other way than annually.

    S&F,
    -Bro Vick
     
  6. KSigMason

    KSigMason Traveling Templar Site Benefactor

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    I should clarify my earlier post. I pay the per capita because I wish to. As a lifetime member I am not required to, but I choose to.
     
  7. scialytic

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    Per capita? (That's pretty cool of you btw...)
     
  8. Brent Heilman

    Brent Heilman Premium Member

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    Annually for me.
     
  9. California Master

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    We pay annually as well. However, we are on a calendar year so we get dues notices in November - December. Great timing.....I have a life membership in South Houston 1295. But I have 2 other lodges, Scottish Rite, Royal Arch, Shrine and clubs (S/R, Shrine, Past Masters and SoCal Research Lodge), along with 8 grand kids! Yikes! Let's not consider property taxes and such. I'm not complaining because all of these are of my own free will and accord. I wouldn't have it any other way. The money that I invest in Masonry comes back ten fold. They just all come due at the same time.
     
  10. kosei

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    Annually
     
  11. Mac

    Mac Moderator Premium Member

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    Per capita is the minimum amount due to the Grand Lodge for a given member. Your Lodge will charge you dues as a Master Mason. A portion remains with the Lodge for operating expenses, etc, and the rest (In Texas, a set minimum of something close to $25, I forget the exact number) will go off to Grand Lodge.
     
  12. jwhoff

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    Pay yearly dues though I am endowed. I consider the endowment as a social net for the lodge and myself once I have retired and, hopefully much later, moved on past the square into the land of the compasses. Still, I getting much for the little I put in the pot.

    Gentlemen, we're all getting this source of light on the cheap!
     
  13. cemab4y

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    The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania has permitted all masons in their jurisdiction to pay dues online, through Payliance . You can pay all at once, or have the website deduct 1/12 of your dues each month from your account. I think this is fabulous. You will soon see more lodges and Grand Lodges accepting dues payments on line from services such as PayPal and Payliance. Terrific.
     
  14. JustinScott

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    how much

    How much are the dues normally ?
     
  15. apursell

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    All of mine so far are annual.
     
  16. Brent Heilman

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    Re: how much

    They all differ from one place to the next. Mine are $65 annually to my Blue Lodge and $80 for the Scottish Rite.
     
  17. cemab4y

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    There is no one simple answer to "How Much are dues"? The amount of dues that a Mason must pay per year, varies from lodge to lodge. A new, modern lodge in a major metropolitan area like New York City, with high maintenance and insurance and overhead costs, must charge a higher dues rate. A small rural lodge, in the backwoods of Kentucky, with no mortgage to pay off, and low overhead costs, will not have to charge as much as a big-city lodge.

    The fact is, that dues rates (generally) have not kept up with inflation. In 1925, lodge dues were almost a week's wages for an average worker. My home lodge charges $65 per year, which is a bargain.

    Keep in mind, that when you pay dues to a local lodge, a portion of the dues goes to the Grand Lodge in your state. Some dues payments include a subscription to a Masonic newspaper or magazine.

    Dues rates are not secret. If you wish to know what a specific lodge charges for their annual dues, just contact the lodge, and ask them.
     
  18. towerbuilder7

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    My response to KO1234----get with the Lodge that you are interested in joining. To be concise, each individual Lodge has differing Lodge Dues Amounts, but all are consistent as they relate to the portion that goes to the Grand Lodge of that State for Yearly Relief, or "Dues", whether Mainstream or Prince Hall Affiliated. Some of the terms discussed on this thread regarding types of payments made or dues assessed may be related to things with which you may be unfamiliar. If and when you decide to become a Brother, things will become crystal clear, and will be explained to you so that you will understand. Good luck on your decision. Bro. Jones
     
  19. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    did someone say anally? because that's inappropriate, and shouldn't be a response at all.

    i apologize for the course humor. I pay annually whenever the arrears committee finally calls me! (joking again... two bad jokes in the same thread really should be allowed)
     

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