First, the petition must be filled out with the necessary information. Then it must be signed by two recommenders who are members of Arcadia Lodge or are Masons who know you. It must also be signed by two references who are people, not necessarily Masons, who can vouch for your character. The Master of the Lodge then assigns three members of Arcadia Lodge to meet with you and, if possible, your family. They will discuss Masonry, the Lodge, why you want to join, and answer some of the questions that you might have. It is nothing to be worried about however.