The Worshipful Master,Wardens and Brethren of Rossville Lodge #318 welcome you to our website.
Freemasonry is the world's largest and oldest fraternity. Our traditions are more than three centuries in the making and are founded upon the virtues of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. These are traditions and values our country's founding fathers held dear when forming the foundation of this great country. Good men of every race, religion, and ethnic origin still live daily lives seeded in these values and as such whole societies are the better for them. Goethe, a great Mason, said that talent may develop in solitude, but character is created in society. It is the fruit of fellowship. Genius may shine aloof and alone, like a star, but goodness is social, and it takes two men and God to make a Brother. We are tied together, seeking the truth which none may learn for another, and none may learn alone. Not one of us is strong enough to not need the companionship of good men and the consecrations of good ideas. Here lies, perhaps, the deepest meaning and value of Masonry, it is a fellowship of men seeking goodness, and to yield ourselves to the influence, to be drawn into its spirit and its quest, and is to be made better than ourselves.
Brethren, It is my will and pleasure that in this coming year, each and every one of you will seek your creator and bond with him like no other year in your history. It is my desire that you will find meaning and purpose in that bond and with the assistance of the secrets of our art become true and faithful pillars in your family and your community with an ever growing, ever present display of brotherly love, faith, hope and charity.
2023 Founders Day
If you were unable to attend this years founders day. Below is the video of the Founder's Day presentations in full. Starting at the 12 minute mark is a very educational and entertaining dramatization of President Harry S Truman's visit to the Beech Grove Lodge #694 in 1948.
Display your Masonic Pride
All Indiana Masons, wives, sons, daughters and other family members are eligible to purchase and display the Indiana Freemason license plate. Members of the Order of the Eastern Star and Masons who are members of other Masonic jurisdictions are required to include a copy of both sides of their current dues card when submitting their order form. The plate features a blue and gold Square and Compass on a plain white background. The cost is $25 for one year. Of that, $20 is returned to your Lodge providing extra operating income. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles charges an additional registration fee for specialty plates. To order your official Indiana Freemason license plate contact your Lodge Secretary or download the form from Indianafreemasons.com
Grand Lodge Database System The new Patriot database system became the database of record as of April 1, 2017. All members may now log into their personal Member Portal, create their account and begin looking around the site. Type into the address bar of their browser - members.indianafreemasons.com and click on “create your account” and follow the instructions. Remember that when creating your account the username and password are case sensitive. There are generally three reasons a person cannot log in: they do not have the correct preferred email address in the current Grand Lodge database, the member name is misspelled or the date of birth is incorrect. Please do not call the Grand Lodge Office with these issues; send your question or concern to email@example.com