How Do You Qualify for Membership in the Moose Lodge?

To qualify for membership in the Moose Lodge, a registered member must sponsor you. In addition, you must meet the basic requirements and some background qualifications provided in the membership charter.

To qualify for membership, you must be at least 21 years old and be of unquestionable moral conduct. Regardless of religious denomination, you must profess belief in a supreme being. After expulsion from one lodge, you must be granted a special dispensation to join another; otherwise, you do not qualify.

The Moose Lodge denies membership for individuals who are members of subversive groups or terrorist organizations. In addition, you do not qualify if you are a sex offender or a felon.

If you meet the basic requirements, you must formally fill an application form issued by your sponsor. To facilitate the processing of your request, you must pay a non-refundable application fee of between $20 to $40. You must attach a check bearing the payment of the application fees before returning the filled application form, as of 2015.

If the review committee approves your application, they present it to the lodge members for voting. If a majority of the members approves your application, you become a member of the Moose Lodge; otherwise, the lodge rejects your membership.