Affiliate Groups

Our lodge doesn't exist in a vacuum. There are many Masonic activities, bodies, groups and organizations that our members participate in and are part of:

Our Grand Lodge

The Grand Lodge of Indiana is our governing body. Learn more at:  External link opens in new tab or windowwExternal link opens in new tab or

Appendant Bodies

Scottish Rite

The Scottish Rite seeks to strengthen the community and believes that each man should act in civil life according to his individual judgment and the dictates of his conscience.

A member of the Scottish Rite seeks to:

  • Exalt the dignity of every person, the human side of his daily activities, and the maximum service to humanity.

  • Aid mankind's search in God's universe for identity, for development and for destiny, and thereby produce better men in a better world, happier men in a happier world and wiser men in a wiser world.

The Scottish Rite is one of the appendant bodies of Freemasonry that a Master Mason may join for further exposure to the principles of Freemasonry.

Attainment of the third Masonic degree, that of a Master Mason, represents the attainment of the highest rank in all of Masonry. Any Master Mason stands as an equal before every other Master Mason, regardless of position, class, or other degrees.

Additional degrees are sometimes referred to as appendant degrees, even where the degree numbering might imply a hierarchy. Appendant degrees represent a lateral movement in Masonic Education rather than an upward movement. These are not degrees of rank, but rather degrees of instruction.

650 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Toll Free: 800-489-3579
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Stated Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month (except July and August) at 7:00 p.m.

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The Shrine

Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. There are approximately 375,000 members from 191 temples (chapters) in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Republic of Panama.

Shriners International support Shriners Hospitals for Children, a one-of-a-kind international health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Since 1922, Shriners Hospitals for Children have significantly improved the lives of more than 865,000 children. The Shrine was originally founded in New York City in 1872.

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 Murat Shrine Temple

510 North New Jersey Street • Indianapolis, IN 46204


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Morgan County Shrine Club

Lincoln Hill Rd. • Martinsville, IN 46151

(765) 342-4521

The Grotto

The man who comes to the Grotto had his Masonic origin in a Symbolic Lodge. Where he was taught to revere the name of God and pray for guidance. He came on through the degrees where his knowledge of the dignity of Masonry was expanded and the Grotto was provided for him as a place where he might join with his brothers in letting human instincts for fun, pleasure and amusement prevail.

The Grotto was not and is not a place for Masons to exercise practices that would not be tolerated in the Masonic bodies, or which are taboo among gentleman. The Grotto stands for all of Masonry and wholesomeness in life. It stands for letting in the sunshine on discouragement, grief and woe and it stands for substituting hope for despair at all times.

Without the formalities that attend the Degrees in Masonry, it brings members in close fraternal touch and it breeds confidence among wearers of the Fez. The Grotto has always been made up of men from all walks of life …men you are proud to know …men who travel by preference along the sunny side of the street and who play a fair game all the time.

Membership in the Grotto gives a man the right to wear its emblem and to participate in its good work, as well as enjoy all its pleasures. For more information click on the link below.

    7620 Madison Ave • Indianapolis, IN 46227
    (317) 859-0805

    Youth Organizations


    What Is DeMolay?

    DeMolay is an organization dedicated to preparing young men to lead successful, happy, and productive lives. Basing its approach on timeless principles and practical, hands-on experience, DeMolay opens doors for young men aged 12 to 21 by developing the civic awareness, personal responsibility and leadership skills so vitally needed in society today. DeMolay combines this serious mission with a fun approach that builds important bonds of friendship among members in more than 1,000 Chapters worldwide.

    DeMolay alumni include Walt Disney, John Wayne, Walter Cronkite, football Hall-of-Famer Fran Tarkenton, legendary Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne, news anchor David Goodnow and many others. Each has spoken eloquently of the life-changing benefit gained from their involvement in DeMolay.

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    As an organization made up of members and volunteers, the Order of DeMolay in Indiana not only accepts, but desires and expects diversity in our members and adult leaders. Members of Indiana DeMolay are encouraged to welcome and involve friends who share like interests as well as those who differ in their backgrounds. With Chapters throughout the State of Indiana, we have members from different ethnic, religious, social and economic backgrounds. The ability to work with these differences allows us to develop as the leaders of tomorrow. Providing a safe, educational, and meaningful experience is the goal of Indiana DeMolay and we value all of our members and adult leaders who allow us to grow and develop.


    Raymond P. Foster Chapter

    External link opens in new tab or window1189 E. Washington St Martinsville, IN  46151

    Contact: External link opens in new tab or windowBill Powers    765-342-7477

    Meetings: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 7:00 p.m.