Acacia Lodge No. 16 Ancient, Free & Accepted Masons
"The Greatest Little Lodge in the Commonwealth of Virginia"
7135 Main Street Clifton Virginia 20124
Stated communication 1st Thursday, starting with a meal at 6:30pm. Meeting at 7:30pm.
Dues Payments and Donations
Dues Payment *
To pay your dues by credit card, select which year dues you are paying, enter your Lodge membership number, and click the "Pay Now" button.
Donations can be either one-time or recurring monthly.
Click on the "Donate" button and enter the amount you wish to donate, and optionally select recurring monthly.
You can make a donation to the Lodge to be used for a Lodge charity of your choosing. For example: Lodge building fund, Masonic Home of Virginia or other. During checkout you can use the notes field to specify how you would like your donation applied.
Dues and Fees
Lodge dues are $95.00 plus Grand Lodge assessments $55.00. (2019)
Total annual dues are $150.00 per year. (2019)
$150 plus 2.9% & 30 cents = $154.79. *
Degree Fees *
$ must accompany the petition, of which $20 is a non-refundable fee for a background check.
$ for the Entered Apprentice Degree. (1st Degree EA)
$ for the Fellowcraft Degree. (2nd Degree FC)
$ for the Master Masons Degree. (3rd Degree MM)
$ total to receive all three degrees, plus $20 for the background check.
Life Membership in Perpetuity (LMIP) **
What are the advantages of buying a LMIP?
- You no longer pay annual dues, so future dues increases will not affect you.
- Your Lodge will receive an assessment credit from Grand Lodge every year forever, even after you pass to the Celestial Lodge.
- You receive a permanent membership card, certificate, and a LMIP lapel pin.
Visit the Grand Lodge of Virginia website for additional information on the LMIP program.
- The cost in 2019 is $150 x 23 = $3,450.00. *
- The cost in 2020 is $150 x 25 = $3,750.00. *
To purchase a LMIP contact the secretary of the Lodge.
NOTE: the cost of a LMIP will increase from 16 times to 21 times in 2018, and 23 times in 2019, and 25 times in 2020, contact the Lodge secretary to get the current cost.
The following language may be inserted into your Will making a Bequest to the Lodge. Your generosity will assist Cochran Lodge No. 271 to continue supporting Freemasonry.
"I hereby bequeath to Cochran Lodge No. 271, located at 6514 Main Street The Plains, Virginia 20198, the sum of (____% of my estate) or ($____dollars)."
Amazon Smile Program
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The Lodge pays a credit card processing fee of 2.9% plus 30 cents per transaction. Here is a fee calculator you can use: http://salecalc.com/paypal
To avoid the fee, make your payment by check.
All payments, fees and membership status are subject to verification by the Lodge secretary.
** LIMP Eligibility
A Life Membership may be purchased for or by any member in good standing of a Lodge holden under the Grand Lodge of Virginia, subject to the rules.
A Memorial Life Membership may also be purchased for a deceased Master Mason (who was in good standing at the time of his death) in any Lodge in Virginia upon acceptance of the Memorial Life Membership by vote of the Lodge. Memorial Life Memberships may be purchased for deceased Master Masons of any Lodge of any jurisdiction recognized by the Grand Lodge of Virginia; provided, that his good standing has been ascertained in advance through the office of the Grand Secretary, and upon acceptance of the membership by vote of the Lodge.