Membership in the Ohio Lodge of Research is open to all Master Masons, lodges and other bodies of Masonic research. The initial membership fee is $12.50 and annual dues of $10.00 (Increased at January 23, 2016 Actives meeting). At the May, 2017 meeting, a life membership was created by paying a one-time fee of $50 or four payments of $12.50.
You may now pay your new member fees using your existing PayPal account or via PayPal using your credit card. You must still complete and submit the application found at the link above. We are working to update our payment kiosk for the new life membership payments. Keep checking back if that option is not yet available.
Categories of membership are:
Associate – Non-voting, general membership – Must be a Master Mason in good standing of a regular Lodge that is recognized by the (our) Grand Lodge. Can hold appointive office and receive publications.
Active – Voting, elected membership open to Associate members who must submit one or more papers to the Lodge to be presented. (A specimen of your research work.) Then you must be proposed by an Active Member for Active Membership. The Actives vote on all such proposals at the annual meeting of OLR in May.
Subscribing – It is a Lodge which pays to receive the OLR publications.