A brief history of the Order

The Order of Mechanics became universal in the year eighteen seventy-seven (1877) and received its authority from the British Parliament. In November 1906 the Independent Order of Mechanics Preston Unity Inc. (I.O.M.P.U.) was established, Lodges were setup in the islands of Grenada, Barbados, Trinidad, St. Lucia, Aruba, and the following countries: England, The Netherlands, Guyana and Suriname.
In 1921 a District Grand Lodge of the Preston Unity was formed in the U.S.A. In the year 1936 Preston Unity was forced to close and transferred its act of power as Grand Lodge, to the District Grand Lodge of Trinidad which however transferred it to the District Grand Lodge U.S.A. (Headquarters), with the hope and vision that the Order will be better served with the United States as our Headquarters. In the year 1994 at the 17th Biennial Conference, in London UK. the Order name was change to the Most Excellent Grand Lodge.

The aim of our noble institution:

We instill in our members the virtues of Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude, Justice and never to lose sight of Faith, hope and charity. We also instill upon them, to know themselves so that they may know God, who lives within us all. To form our members into leaders, into better persons and contributors to the society, respect and tolerance. By practicing self-improvement, and making a positive impact on each other, our families, and our communities. Our doors are open to adults from all walks of life with these aims.

Our presence in the society:

We contribute to various charitable organizations such as Orphanages, Shelters and Churches to name but a few. Our charge is to give alms to the poor and weary pilgrims, succor the needy, feed the hungry, cloth the naked, bind up the wounds of the afflicted and take care of the widows and orphans of our brethren. Our Order is built up of various nationalities. We regard no one for their wealth, external qualifications, race, class, or creed, but for their internal or spiritual qualifications.
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