|Welcome to The Oatka Lodge No. 759 of Free and Accepted Masons|
The Oatka Lodge No. 759 of Free and Accepted Masons, located at 5 Browns Avenue in Scottsville New York, was chartered by the Grand Lodge F&AM State of New York on June 9, 1875. Currently our Lodge currently has over 60 members. Freemasonry is the oldest, largest and most charitable men’s fraternal organization in the world. The fraternity is spiritual, but not religious in nature, requiring every member to profess a belief in a Supreme Being of his choice.
Every man in Masonry has an opportunity to improve himself by building his character on a foundation rich in history, tradition, and patriotism. While it is a brotherhood of men, Freemasonry is a family oriented organization with many programs and groups to involve the entire family. Furthermore, Freemasonry is sensitive to the needs of each community where it exists, and is open to men of good character regardless of race, creed, or religion.
While many people think Freemasonry is a secret society, any information about Masons can be found at any well-stocked bookstore, local library, or on the Internet. Masonic buildings are clearly marked and listed in the phone book, members wear Masonic jewelry, and the only secret about Masonry is that there are no real secrets, at all. A Mason is proud of his membership; as Benjamin Franklin once said about Freemasonry "it is not a secret society, but a society with secrets."
Beside Ben Franklin there are many other famous masons, well known to all of us, such as Buzz Aldrin, Count Basie, Jim Bowie, and Arnold Palmer to name a few. Also fourteen presidents have been Freemasons as well beginning with George Washington and most recently Gerald Ford.
Please visit our other pages to learn more about the Oatka Lodge and Freemasonry. Or stop by our Lodge, we meet the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month September through June.