How to start a Chapter in states that do not have a Grand Chapter



The Grand Chapter or Presidents Board is the authoritative chapter in each state, providence, or country. A Grand Chapter oversee's and approve's the formation of associate chapters within their jurisdictions. For information to form an associate chapter, please contact the Grand Chapter or Board President for your area.


Where there is no existing Grand Chapter, one can easily be started by any Master Mason in good standing with his Blue Lodge, who rides along with 5 brothers who are interested in doing so. Your group must elect, or appoint your group of Chartered Officers. Officers are: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Guardian of Membership, and Sergeant of Arms. Following the Confederation of Clubs (CoC) protocol for your state will be necessary. The next step is to draft a set of Grand Chapter by-laws.  We have sample by-laws of various chapters which can be used as a guide or template in adopting your own. Once you have prepared your by-laws, a copy must be sent to one of our association representatives, plus a list of your officers and means for contacting all. By-laws and contact information may be sent via email, fax, or postal mail.To start a new Grand Chapter you may first solicit the help of a neighboring state Grand Chapter.  If you cannot locate one, any of the following National Coordinators will be happy to help find one or guide you in the right direction. They have a proven track record for working in depth with states looking to become Widows Sons, and have a proven track record to help set up for success.Scott Frum This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (561) 252-9546. To join an existing chapter in your area please search our chapters list to see if you can find the one nearest you.