Master’s Welcome

Whipple WM

Welcome to the online home of Specialis Procer Lodge.

Whether you’re here to learn more about Freemasonry in general or about this lodge in particular, there is plenty here for you to explore. If you do, you’ll soon discover that we have a lot to offer.

In some ways, we’re like any other lodge here in Iowa. We’re a place where men go to learn from other men about what it takes to be a better man. In that sense, we offer no more and no less than what Freemasonry offers to any man.

In other ways, we’re also a little different. We only have 6 business meetings a year so we can focus more on fraternity and less on arguing about the bills.

We make fraternity a priority. Six times a year we hold “Festive Boards” at which we invite a member of the lodge or a member of the public to teach us something about Masonry, about history, or about ourselves. While we eat a great meal, of course.

Because we also make education a priority, we publish these lectures in a Journal entitled Scire Facias. If you’re interested in learning more, check out our Writings page where you can order a copy.

We make education and fraternity our priorities because we’re serious about Freemasonry, about what it does for communities and about what it does for individuals. Because we believe, as George Washington did, that “the grand object of Masonry is to promote the happiness of the human race.”

So, whether you’re already a Mason and are looking for something new or whether you’re someone looking to join the world’s oldest fraternity, welcome to Specialis Procer Lodge.

Timothy J. Whipple, Worshipful Master