I joined my Father’s Lodge at a relatively young age (22), unfortunately he had died some years earlier so did not witness the event. In those days one had to wait for four years before being interviewed such was the popularity of Masonry. Joining was probably the best decision of my life, and although we didn’t have Mentors in those days, everyone was very supportive and encouraging and so I started my fascinating Masonic journey. I have met, and made good friends with, so many people that I just wouldn’t have come into contact with in my normal working / social life. I feel that the Masonic experience is something that everyone should have the opportunity to try. It has helped me become a better citizen and, I hope, in some small way, contribute to society. I feel proud and privileged to be a Mason.