Although all or most of the Masonic Lodges in Michigan have been pinned there is still an extensive amount of work to do. Just because a Lodge has been pinned to the map doesn’t mean it is done. Pinning a Lodge is just the first step of many to get a Lodge to completion on the map and in both directories. We are currently devoting all resources to getting Michigan done as the first state completed on the Masonic Map.
The state of Michigan has had all lodges added to the map except for the ones we couldn’t find using the map. Further research is necessary to locate and pin these Lodges. This is only the first step in completing the state of Michigan. Now each Lodge pinned yellow on the map has to have a forum created for it in the Directory at masonicmap.com/forums before it can be changed to blue, then the GPS coordinates for each Lodge on the map have to be added to each listing.
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“Many writers and thinkers have tried to define Freemasonry but it really defeats definition. It is too complex, too profound in conception, to be easily expressed in words. Perhaps the simplest and best definition of all is the phrase ‘the brotherhood of man under the fatherhood of God.’ Our Masonic forefathers had an understanding of human needs and human aspirations. They may never have dreamed of the mindless computer which governs our lives, or the fission of matter which threatens our lives, but they understood human nature and what motivates the spirit of man. Thus from a simple process of using stone and mortar for building they progressed to the most important of life’s functions, the building of character.”
Lois L. Williams
“It has not been my fortune to know very much of Freemasonry, but I have had the great fortune to know many Freemasons and have been able in that way to judge the tree by its fruit. I know of your high ideals. I have seen that you hold your meetings in the presence of the open Bible, and I know that men who observe that formality have high sentiments of citizenship, of worth, and character. That is the strength of our Commonwealth and nation.”
– Calvin Coolidge
“So far as I am acquainted with the principles and doctrines of Freemasonry, I conceive it to be founded in benevolence and to be exercised only for the good of mankind.”
– George Washington
“I ask of each Mason, of each member, of each brother, that he shall remember ever that there is upon him a peculiar obligation to show himself in every respect a good citizen; for after all, the way he can best do his duty by the ancient order to which he belongs is by reflecting credit upon that order by way in which he performs his duty as a citizen of the United States.”
– Theodore Roosevelt