Join DLS

Individual membership in the Dwight L. Smith Lodge of Research is open to all Master Masons in good standing in a lodge holden under the Grand Lodge F. & A. M. of Indiana (or a lodge in a jurisdiction that is recognized by the same in the case of a non-voting, Associate Member). Sponsorship by a present member of the Lodge or certification of Masonic Status by the applicant’s Lodge Secretary or Worshipful Master is required.

For more information, contact Secretary Christopher Hodapp, PM at [email protected]

Dwight L. Smith Lodge of Research Application (PDF, 69KB)

Not a Freemason yourself? Want to know more?

Freemasonry is the largest, oldest and best-known gentleman’s fraternity in the world. Historically, it descends from the Medieval stonemason guilds who built the great castles and cathedrals of Europe. Legendarily, it is founded upon the building of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem, as told in the Old Testament of the Bible. Modern Freemasons likewise use the tools, traditions and terminology of those earlier stonemasons as allegories for building Temples in the hearts of men. 

At its core, Freemasonry is simply an attempt to make the world a better place, one man at a time. For each man, it can become as simple or as complicated as he himself desires.

It’s said that we are a secret society. We do indeed have secrets—secrets that each individual man has to discover for and about himself.

It’s not for everybody. It never was, and was never meant to be. That’s the point. Maybe it’s for you...

Be A Freemason

(In order to petition a lodge for membership within the Grand Lodge F&AM of Indiana, an applicant must be man of good character, aged 18 or over, and affirm a personal belief in God.)