International Free and Accepted Modern Masons, Incorporated
Illustrious James O. Dogan, 33° - Supreme President
Most Worshipful George Mathews Supreme Grand Lodge
67th Supreme Convention
Illustrious Kenneth L. Hollowell, 33°
Supreme Grand Master
I want to welcome you to our website, International Masons are members of local lodges, which are subordinate to their specific state’s Grand Lodge. In 2009, the Supreme Grand Lodge was named Most Worshipful George Mathews Supreme Grand Lodge to honor the legacy of the immediate past Supreme President, his contributions to International Masons and all whose lives he touched.
The Masonic structure of International Masons is composed of a Supreme Grand Lodge with seven National District Grand Lodges, which contain multiple State Grand Lodges having jurisdiction over their district and subordinate local lodges. Each Grand Master is sovereign unto his state with all the rights and privileges of a Grand Master.
International Masons initiates men into the fraternity, that are free born and of good repute. Members may advance from the 1° to 33° and Last Degree after showing suitable proficiency, being in good financial standing and approved by the subordinate degree body leadership. Our foundation is built upon the York Rite through the Knights Templar, and in exaltation members may proceed by way of the Scottish Rite up to the 33° and Last Degree, in addition to acquiring membership into the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.
Since the organization’s founding in 1950, there have been four Supreme Grand Masters. the first being the Founder International Free and Accepted Modern Masons, Inc, and Order of Eastern Star, Illustrious Dr. William V. Banks, 33°. Following him was Illustrious George Mathews, 33°. Illustrious Kenneth L. Hollowell, 33° was the third, and Illustrious James O. Dogan, 33° was the fourth, serving for 20 years until the retirement of Illustrious George Mathews, 33° in March 2009 at which time he was appointed Supreme President and Illustrious Kenneth L. Hollowell, 33° was appointed Supreme Grand Master until an official election was held in July 2009 and they continue to serve to this day.
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