Become A Member of Montezuma Lodge

If you have an interest in New Mexico Freemasonry and have questions about becoming a member of Montezuma Lodge No.1, talk to a current member or contact us via phone or email.  Also, please feel free to visit our lodge which is located just next to the Scottish Rite Temple after 1pm on weekdays.  Other times that brothers will be available for questions are on Saturdays at 10am in the lodge library and on first Mondays of the month at 6:30pm.

A completed Petition for the Degrees of Freemasonry form and fees for the degrees is required in order to initiate the process.  Current rates at Montezuma Lodge No.1 are: $100 per degree (Three degrees total), $45 background check, $115 dues paid only after completion of third degree and annually thereafter.  Printed copies are available at the lodge and electronic copies can be obtained from the Grand Lodge of New Mexico website (  Below is a list of some general eligibility requirements for membership (Please see Petition form for details)

1)Be at least 18 years old

2)Believe in a Supreme Being or Deity

3)Be able to speak, read and write the English language

4)Be of good moral character

5)Have legitimate means of support for yourself and family

6)Be a New Mexico resident for six consecutive months, immediately preceding the date of the petition. (Exceptions for active military)

7)Be willing to submit to a thorough background investigation

8)Be recommended by two New Mexico Masons, one from lodge considered.


Brothers hanging out in the dressing room at the Scottish Rite Temple during a reunion.

Brothers working in the kitchen.

Brothers working.

Brothers posing next to grave site of Brother Maximilian Frost at Fairview Cemetary.

Brothers after a Master Mason degree.