Freemasonry Tacoma Washington

"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.”

“The grand object of Masonry is to promote the happiness of the human race.” — George Washington

“Freemasonry is an institution calculated to benefit mankind.” — Andrew Jackson

“Freemasonry is an order whose leading star is philanthropy, and whose principles inculcate an unceasing devotion to the cause of virtue and morality.” — La Fayette

“Freemasonry embraces the highest moral laws and will bear the test of any system of ethics or philosophy ever promulgated for the uplift of man.” — Gen. Douglas MacArthur


The Lodge

A Masonic Lodge is a group of people meeting with a purpose of making good men better.  Fairweather No 82 is a Freemason Lodge in Tacoma Washington that has been meeting regularly since 1885.  Even today in 2020 Freemason Lodges are relevant to the hearts and lives of good men who seek to become better men.  Individual people in Lodges range in age from young adults to retirees, every profession and vocation and religion is represented.  To become a Freemason, you must ask. No Freemason can ask you to join.  Becoming a Freemason is not complicated, you must complete a Petition Form, be interviewed by a committee, and be voted on by the Lodge.  The only 'spiritual' requirement is that you must believe in "God" or a "higher being".


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Freemason Meetings

Location: Fairweather No 82 meets each month on the 2nd Tuesday in the Tacoma Scottish Rite building at 817 S. Vassault, Tacoma WA 98465.

Time: Dinner is at 6:30pm and open to members, guests, and men considering joining and their significant others and family.

Lodge Meeting: Begins sharp at 7:30 and is closed to only members.

We also have a prime rib dinner on any 5th Tuesday.

For more details,  call secretary Kevin Gent at 253-921-0834.

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Fairweather No 82 History

Fairweather Lodge No 82 was given special dispensation to operate in 1885 and officially received its charter in 1892.  Our namesake is William A Fairweather, a pioneering businessman, banker, trader, and  who was Grand Master of Free and Accepted Masons of Washington in 1890.  Fairweather No 82 enjoys rare privilege in that our namesake was a WA State Grand Master, and that he was actually living at the time the Lodge was named.

Freemasons are every race, creed and profession, so although we celebrate our namesake of William A Fairweather, our mission remains to 'take good men and make them better' using 'a system of morality veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols'

Many people incorrectly assume that Freemasonry is a 'Secret Society' however those who are Freemasons know that Freemasonry is a very public Society that happens to have secrets.

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Request Information

If you would like to request more information regarding the masonic fraternity or if you are interested in becoming a Freemason, contact Lodge Secretary Kevin Gent.