Cochran Lodge No. 271 Ancient, Free & Accepted Masons

Over 120 years of Freemasonry in The Plains Virginia.

Dues Payments and Donations

Dues Payment *

To pay your dues by credit card, select which year dues you are paying, enter your Lodge membership number, and click the "Pay Now" button.

(Optionally enter your member ID number, which is located on your dues card.)

Donate *

Donations can be either one-time or recurring monthly.

Click on the "Donate" button and enter the amount you wish to donate, and optionally select recurring monthly.

You can make a donation to the Lodge to be used for a Lodge charity of your choosing. For example: Lodge building fund, Masonic Home of Virginia or other. During checkout you can use the notes field to specify how you would like your donation applied.

Dues and Fees

Dues *

Lodge dues are $130.00 plus Grand Lodge assessments $55.00. (2019)

Total annual dues are $185.00 per year. (2019)

$185 plus 3.49% & 49 cents = $192.20


In State $0.00.

Out of State $40.00.

Degree Fees

$70 must accompany the petition, of which $20 is a non-refundable fee for a background check.

$50 for the Entered Apprentice Degree. (1st Degree EA)

$100 for the Fellowcraft Degree. (2nd Degree FC)

$100 for the Master Masons Degree. (3rd Degree MM)

$250 total to receive all three degrees, plus $20 for the background check.

Life Membership in Perpetuity (LMIP)

What are the advantages of buying a LMIP?

  • You will never again have to remit dues to your Lodge.

  • It provides an endowment that will continue to pay your Lodge, in perpetuity.

For more information about the LMIP visit

  • The cost is $185 x 25 = $4,625.00.

To purchase a LMIP contact the secretary of the Lodge.


The following language may be inserted into your Will making a Bequest to the Lodge. Your generosity will assist Cochran Lodge No. 271 to continue supporting Freemasonry.

"I hereby bequeath to Cochran Lodge No. 271, located at 6514 Main Street The Plains, Virginia 20198, the sum of (____% of my estate) or ($____dollars)."

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* Fees

The Lodge pays a credit card processing fee of 3.49% plus 49 cents per transaction. Here is a fee calculator you can use:

To avoid the fee, make your payment by check.