Live to Give
Although Masonic ritual varies between jurisdictions, a consistent message conveyed to every candidate is that charity is an essential part of Freemasonry. From this philosophy comes much of a 'Mason's work' - to give freely and willingly. Charity comes in many forms, both large and small.
No site could completely list all of the charitable work done by Freemasons. Much Masonic charity occurs in quiet ways. Other charitable activities are so broad that they cannot be hidden and we'll point you to some of them on this website.
Square & Compass
There are slight Masonic jurisdictional differences around the world; therefore, this symbol does not always look exactly the same to all Freemasons. Some jurisdictions call this symbol the Square and Compass, (non-plural) and a few jurisdictions omit the "G" at its center. Regardess of these slight differences, all Freemasons are unified as to what this symbol means to them within the fraternity.
Juneau And Douglas Merge
Mt. Juneau Lodge #147 and Gastineaux Lodge #124 (Douglas Island) merged in 1996 to become Mt. Juneau-Gastineaux Lodge #21. We meet the first and third Tuesdays of every month except in June, July, August and December, when we meet only on the first Tuesday of the month. All recognized Masons are welcome and the meetings start at seven o'clock pm. To learn more about Masonry (and the Shriners), please join us at the Moose Lodge for our weekly Shriner Luncheon every Wednesday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Anyone interested in learning more about what Freemasonry has to offer is always welcome to join us for lunch. No invitation is needed.
History In Mystery
Freemasonry is the oldest and largest world wide fraternity dedicated to the Brotherhood of Man. Although of a religious nature, Freemasonry is not a religion. Rather, it is a place where men of all monotheistic creeds can meet and work on the great truths of peaceful human interaction that are common to all religions...
The organization of Freemasonry is based on a system of Grand Lodges, each sovereign within its own state or territory. There is no central authority governing all Grand Lodges. However, to be acknowledged by others, acceptable traditions, standards and practices must be maintained. Since the year 2000, Mt Juneau-Gastineaux Lodge #21 has been governed under the Grand Lodge of Alaska. http://www.alaska-mason.org/