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Interested in Joining the Lodge of Research?
Download the petition below, complete it in full and return it to the Secretary, Charley Ashley.  The petition document is a "fillable" pdf that can be filled out electronically and returned by email OR it can be completed in the print form and returned by USPS.   If submitting a hard copy by mail, make sure you include a check for the appropriate amount.  If submitting an electronic copy, make sure  to submit the appropriate dues through the PayPal links below.  [Note:  To fill the document electronically, you must first download it to your computer.  After completing all the information, re-save it with your last name included in the filename.  Then email it to the Secretary as an attachment.]

Ohio Lodge of Research Petition


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 $12.50 (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 after 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. For new memberships, you must still complete and submit the application found at the link above.

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. 




Use this section to
Purchase a new Associate Membership
or pay one year's dues if already a member



$12.50 dues for a single year.  When completing the information boxes below, please be sure to include your Home and/or cell phone numbers and preferred email address.


Your Name, Complete Address
Lodge Name, Number, Location




Use this section to
Purchase a Life OLR Membership
with a new Associate Membership


(Waived application fee after you have paid four single years dues of $12.50. Or, make a single payment of $50.) Please be sure to complete and snail mail or email the completed member application from the link above.

When completing the information boxes below, please be sure to include your Home and/or cell phone numbers and preferred email address.
Full Name, Address
Lodge Name, Number, Location


Use this section to
Purchase a Life OLR Membership
if you are already an existing member


Make the one-time payment of $50 using the "Buy Now" button below.


When completing the information boxes below, please be sure to include your Home and/or cell phone numbers and preferred email address.

Member Name, Complete Address
Lodge Name, Number, Location