Corryton Masonic Lodge #321

There are many personal benefits to becoming a Mason.
At the heart of this decision is the desire to become a better man. 

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2019 Officers

Worshipful Master:
Richard Meltabarger, PM     865-680-3639

Senior Warden:
Lance Pratt     865-323-8538

Junior Warden:
Walter Talgo, P.M.     865-660-3350

Treasurer:
William Benziger, P.M.     865-363-3086

Secretary:
Marvin Boruff, P.M.     865-805-3563

Chaplain:
Owen Elkins     865-922-8562

Senior Deacon:
Drew Benziger     865-659-1155

Junior Deacon:
James Israel     865-742-6857

Senior Steward:
Charles Maples III, PM     865-216-6618

Junior Steward:
Ashley Morton     865-258-0004

Tiler:
Jeryle Anderson     865-384-3414

Stated Meetings are on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:30pm.  Show up early to sit around and socialize.

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One of the ancient landmarks of the fraternity is that it does not solicit new members. Many good men over the years have had their feelings hurt because close friends whom they knew to be Masons never invited them to join Freemasonry. They did not know, of course, that these close friends were prohibited by Masonic law from issuing such invitations. A man must seek Masonic membership of his own free will and accord.

This circumstance has, as noted, caused some hurt feelings and, in some instances, even hard feelings. It can cause difficulty for Mason and non-Mason alike. It is naturally hard for a man to understand why his father, or his brother, or his very best friend, has never asked him to become a Freemason. On the other hand, a Mason can ache to urge Masonic membership upon someone particularly close to him, someone he knows would be a credit to the fraternity, but he is hemmed in by the Masonic law. So it could be reasonably asked why Freemasonry imposes this prohibition, why it will not permit its members to invite others to join them in Masonic membership.

The fraternity has always taken the stand that it would be impossible to draw the line if invitations to membership were permitted. Admittedly, with invitations it would gain some good members. Most members would invite only those men who would be good Masons. But, some members would be ruled by their hearts and not their heads, often inviting men out of affectionate regard without properly considering their moral worth from a Masonic standpoint. Besides, the resourceful Mason can always find an opening in casual conversation to let certain individuals know that Masonry does not seek, it must be sought. Further bolstering the fraternity’s position is the indisputable fact that the man who becomes a Mason of his own free will and desire is much more likely to become a strong and useful member than is one who comes by invitation.

Grand Lodge of TN

MAKING GOOD MEN BETTER
The mission of Freemasonry is to promote a way of life that binds like minded men in a worldwide brotherhood that transcends all religious, ethnic, cultural, social and educational differences; by teaching the great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth: and, by the outward expression of these, through its fellowship, its compassion and its concern, to find ways in which to serve God, family, country, neighbors and self.

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