The year 2014 is coming to a close and Ubar Grotto has now celebrated its third birthday (after spending its Terrible Twos with George at the helm.) In three years time, the Grotto has given thousands of dollars to charity, sponsored local sports teams, helped kids, and had tons of fun along the way. But, any fraternal organization is really just a conglomeration of people; it’s the people that make up the organization, give it direction, and bring it to life. Understanding who we are is a key step to continuing our growth. As we finish this year, let’s take a look at the numbers and discover just who the men of Ubar are by the numbers.
Ubar Grotto has counted 127 men as members. Some of those have demitted, while others have been suspended for non-payment of dues. Two have passed away. After subtracting those, our final membership count, as of November 21, 2014, is 105. All the statistics presented use those 105 members for calculation.
The average age of a member of Ubar Grotto is just over 49 years old. Our youngest member is 22, while our oldest is 78 (and he’s still an officer!)
Ubarians hail from nine different counties within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We also have one member residing in the District of Columbia.
The members of Ubar represent 42 different Masonic Lodges, located in twelve different Masonic Districts. The average Ubarian has been a Mason for just a little over 13 years. The Grotto tops out with a 42 year member of Freemasonry, while some of the guys have been members of the craft for less than 12 months. 36% of the members of Ubar are Past Masters. Eight Ubarians are 33rd Degree Masons or have been nominated to receive that honor at its next conferring. Five members are Knights York Cross of Honor recipients.
Ubar Grotto is proud to be a fantastic cross section of the fraternity, as well as being a gathering place for dedicated Masons. This provides all the more reason for Masons to join our ranks, so get out there and remind your Blue Lodge Brothers of the fun their missing at Ubar Grotto!