Membership in Potomac Lodge No. 5, F.A.A.M. is open to all men of good moral character over the age of 18 with a belief in a Supreme Being. Our members are of all ages and from a wide variety of professional, educational, religious and cultural backgrounds.
Men join our lodge seeking many different things. Freemasonry teaches us to cultivate the values and character that support our loved ones, our communities and ourselves as well as providing an opportunity to form deep and lasting frendships with other men pursuing the same goals. The fellowship you will find at Potomac Lodge goes beyond that of civic clubs or community associations. By bringing together men from different backgrounds engaged in a similar pursuit, Freemasonry provides an environment of trust, growth, and personal fulfillment – the true purpose of the Masonic brotherhood.
If you meet the above requirements and are interested in learning more about our Lodge, we invite you to request further information by clicking the ‘Request Info’ link to your left; someone from our Lodge will contact you to answer any questions that you may have. You are also welcome to join us for dinner at one of our regular meetings on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of most months.
Men who live in the District of Columbia, Arlington and Fairfax counties, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church are eligible to petition our Lodge for membership. Individuals with residence outside of this region are welcome to inquire as well, but it will require more time to process a petition for membership.
It is important to note that no Mason can ask you join the Masonic fraternity. You must decide for yourself whether Masonry is right for you, and ask the Lodge for membership. We encourage you to learn as much as you can, and even to visit more than one Lodge; you will get out of the fraternity only what you willing to put into it, and it is important that you are comfortable with the Lodge that you choose to join.
Answers to some frequently-asked questions, as well as links to pages with more information about Freemasonry in general, are provided at the “Masonic FAQ” link to your left.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!