Life Membership in Perpetuity – The Grand Lodge of Virginia

Life Membership in Perpetuity

The Grand Lodge Committee on Life Membership in Perpetuity is composed of five members, who are charged with overseeing the Life Membership in Perpetuity Plan. The LMIP Plan was established in 1992 for the purpose of providing a perpetual endowment, which will continue to pay a participant’s dues to both his subordinate Lodge and the Grand Lodge of Virginia, even after his death.

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions about LMIP Plan and the LMIP Application and Rules

Sample Application After the Virginia Mason fills out the portion of the application to be completed by the applicant, it should be returned to his Lodge Secretary. The Secretary will complete it and forward the application to the Grand Lodge of Virginia for processing. After this, a certificate and membership card for the new LMIP member will be mailed to the Lodge Secretary for presentation.

A LMIP membership may now also be purchased via a credit card. Payments may be made in full, three, six, twelve or eighteen monthly payments. If you wish to use your credit card to make a payment, you must have submitted a completed application to your Lodge Secretary, who will in turn, confirm the amount to be paid and will forward the application to the Grand Lodge of Virginia.

To pay by credit card, contact the Grand Lodge office at 804-222-3110 to set up your preferred payment plan.

Through December 31, 2017, the cost of a Life Membership in Perpetuity (LMIP) is 16 times current dues. There will be an increase over a period of three years, as follows: 21 times effective ​January 1, 2018​, ​23 times effective ​January 1, 2019, ​25 times effective January 1, 2020.

Committee Members:

Wayne Duval Golden, Chairman

Donald Wayne McKay (Reg. I–Dis. 47-50)

Kenneth Winfred Dameron (Reg. V–Dis. 6, 10, 17, 19 & 20)

Jason Weber Lotz (Reg. VII–Dis. 1A & 1B)

Dennis Wayne Barry (Reg. VIII–Dis. 8, 9, 11)

Donald Cecil White, Jr. (Reg. X–Dis. 14, 32, 33 & 57)

Reese Edward Carroll, Jr., Ex-Officio

Alan Wayne Adkins, Ex-Officio

  • For further information on this Committee, Committee Chairman.