The Zion Lodge, a Freemason lodge in Florida, reported a record membership this past summer.
The lodge reported its first membership in 2017, and according to the lodge’s website, it is “a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, run entirely by the membership.”
The lodge has about 1,200 members and operates seven lodges in Florida and New York, according to its website.
Zion Lodge’s membership has surged from 9,000 to 12,000 since the lodge opened in 2007, the lodge reported in a report released this past July.
According to the report, the average annual membership fee was $1,979.35 and membership fees increased from $10,000 in 2016 to $20,000 last year.
The membership increase came on top of an average yearly increase of 1,700 members, the report said.
The lodge reported the number of lodges it operates in the United States rose from 17 to 18 in the last fiscal year, which was the most recent year for which figures are available.
In a statement, the Zion Lodge wrote: “Zion is a 501(3) Non-Profit organization and our members enjoy all the benefits of membership.
Our membership is a key part of our mission to serve the Masonic tradition and culture.
Our members are well compensated, and we strive to meet their individual needs.”
The membership increase is attributed to two factors: an increase in the number and cost of lodge membership fees, and a rise in the value of membership certificates.
A lodge can pay for membership in increments of $100, the statement said.
The Lodge said the membership fee increase would be paid by members through a membership fee that is used to pay for the cost of the lodge and lodges materials, which are distributed through the lodge.
Mason lodges have a number of ways to raise money for their mission.
Members can contribute money to the Lodge through a lodge membership subscription, which is an annual fee that can be purchased through the Lodge’s website.
The lodge can also sell Lodge membership certificates that can increase the membership dues, which can be used to buy lodge items, the Lodge said.