About IF&AMM Inc.
Dr. William V. Banks
International Free & Accepted Modern Masons, Inc. and Order of the Eastern Star is a world-wide fraternity. Organized in 1950 by the late Dr. William V. Banks; a very prominent Attorney and a Mason with very high ideals. His dream became a reality at the birth of this new Masonic Organization.
To provide moral, financial benevolent and charitable leadership to serve this present age.
This fraternal organization was incorporated and chartered in August of 1950 in Detroit, Michigan. This Charter empowered International Masons to practice Freemasonry, and operate as a Masonic Order, throughout the United States, its possessions and territories. This American issued charter empowers, International Masons to the same rights as those charters issued directly from the Grand Lodge of England or the Grand Orient of France. Dr. Banks and his host of friends established a National Jurisdiction.
International Free & Accepted Modern Masons, Inc. and Order of the Eastern Star extends from coast to coast; from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, on the Bahamas Islands and Alaska. There are more than 3,500 lodges and chapters with a membership of approximately 400,000 families represented. In addition, our youth courts consists of over 2,000 members.
Illustrious James O. Dugan, 33o
Illustrious Kenneth L. Hollowell, 33o
SUPREME GRAND MASTER