Two Masons will have to recommend you for lodge membership. If they do not already know you, the lodge may invite you to attend open meetings or dinners to better get to know you before accepting your petition. A committee is formed to investigate each candidate, and they will meet with you to ask questions and learn more about you. The committee reports back to the lodge and the candidate is voted on approximately a month later. If accepted, a member of the fraternity contacts the candidate and schedules a date to begin your Masonic journey.