Rt. Hon.Walter L. Benjamin
Most Worshipful Grand Master
WHO WE ARE:
The Independent United Order of Mechanics, Friendly Society, Western Hemisphere, Inc., is a well ordered, properly regulated and astutely governed society of Lodges formed for the mutual upliftment of its members.
A Mechanics Lodge is a group of men and women who have voluntarily formed themselves into a family; exemplifying all the high ideals and expectations of a well regulated, closely-knit organization.
Welcome to the Website of The Independent United Order of Mechanics. “The Order” was established in Lancashire, England in 1757 and received its authority by Act of the British Parliament. Branches were established in South Africa, followed by other branches in Jamaica, Demerara, Trinidad, Cuba, Panama, Canada, Barbados, Grenada, Suriname, Dutch West Indies, Belize, Spanish Honduras, and Guatamala.
Presently, there are Lodges, Chapters and Youth Sectors in New York, Belize, Caribbean, South America, Holland and French Guiana. In the year 1910, the Order was established in the United States of America was Incorporated under the laws of the State of New York. The headquarters of the Independent United Order of Mechanics, Friendly Society, Western Hemisphere, Incorporated was transferred to New York in 1941, where it is presently maintained.
Friendship, Truth, and Love dictate that we should be friends and truthful to all Mankind and above all "be our Brothers keeper", which is in keeping with the teachings of the Volume of the Sacred Law. Our aim is to practice and promote just philanthropy, charity and benevolence, and that through our example; society at large will know the true meaning of fidelity, benevolence and truth.
The membership of the Independent United Order of Mechanics, Friendly Society, Western Hemishphere Incorporated, is international and embraces all races, creeds, and religions, of not only the opulent and powerful but also those who are morally and physically strong.
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