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Why did you become a Freemason?

From: "Zachman, Joseph" <Joseph_Zachman@adc.com>
To: "masonry-ask@mit.edu" <masonry-ask@mit.edu>
Subject: Why I Joined Freemasonry
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 10:49:39 -0500

I was apprehensive at first about joining masonry, not really knowing what it was about. I asked a good friend about masonry and saw his eyes light up. As I considered joining masonry I talked to quite a few masons about their feelings and each response was the same. The eyes filled with pride and when they talked I could tell that this was one of the greatest organizations that a man could commit to. The opportunity to help your community and your fellow man. A man on his own can do little, but with the undertaking of a large group committed to one common cause they can do wonders.

I think the biggest reason I joined though was what I was told by a good friend who was then a mason was his saying, "Masonry is the act of making a good man better." Before I became a Mason, I was a member of a community, now I am part of it.

Thank You,

Joe Zachman
Nicollet lodge #54
St. Peter, MN 56082


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