Talaria, Sword & Scales Newsletter – Odd Fellows of Louisianna

Talaria, Sword & Scales Newsletter – Odd Fellows of Louisianna

Fraternal Greetings from Themis Lodge #75, located in Alexandria, Louisiana. We are excited to bring you this first issue of the Themis Lodge Newsletter.

First we would like to talk a bit about Odd Fellowship, and what it is all about. So what is Odd Fellowship? Well many people will say it is this or it is that, but to myself and especially members of Themis Lodge #75, Odd Fellowship is community. We fully believe in and practice equality in all things. We believe in helping others. We believe in the four tenets of Odd Fellowship, which are Relieving the Distressed, Visiting the Sick, Burying the Dead, and Educating the Orphan. We not only advocate for equality, but assist any that may need help, member or not, as is said in one of our Tenets.

In the lodge, we have chosen Themis to represent our beliefs we hold as a lodge, because of the values, and virtues we hold sacred to and associate with Themis, the ancient Greek Goddess. Themis, Greek meaning “Order” in Greek Religion, personification of Justice, goddess of Wisdom and Good Counsel, and the interpreter of the gods’ will. Wisdom and Good Counsel being especially of substance to our lodge Philosophy. We are personally striving to not only revive the Independent Order of Odd Fellows here in the southern United States, but are working towards building up the values, morals, and ethics of an Odd Fellow, and applying this to ourselves to better our minds and spirits towards that ultimate goal of achieving our four sacred Tenets.

We welcome all who may be interested in learning more about Odd Fellowship, and especially all who are already Brothers or Sisters.

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact us:

Themis75ioof@gmail.com

Talaria, Sword & Scales Newsletter – Odd Fellows of Louisianna

Talaria, Sword & Scales Newsletter – Odd Fellows of Louisianna

Fraternal Greetings from Themis Lodge #75, located in Alexandria, Louisiana. We are excited to bring you this first issue of the Themis Lodge Newsletter. First we would like to talk a bit about Odd Fellowship, and what it is all about. So what is Odd Fellowship? Well...

How many new Odd Fellows have you sponsored?

How many new Odd Fellows have you sponsored?

I have a question for you. And I know that you will answer this question honestly and sincerely. Here's the question: How many new Odd Fellows have you sponsored into our fraternal order? Have you sponsored one new member? Have your sponsored two new members? Has it...

A peek into the Odd Fellows member register

A peek into the Odd Fellows member register

If you ever get a chance, talk to the Secretary of your Odd Fellows Lodge and ask to look at the Member Register. This is the document that provides information on all members of your Lodge from the date of institution of the Lodge till the present. It's really a...

How many new Odd Fellows have you sponsored?

How many new Odd Fellows have you sponsored?

I have a question for you. And I know that you will answer this question honestly and sincerely.

Here’s the question: How many new Odd Fellows have you sponsored into our fraternal order?

Have you sponsored one new member? Have your sponsored two new members? Has it been five? Ten? Twenty?

I don’t mean to embarrass anyone with this question. But let’s get real. I suspect that the majority of Odd Fellows in our Order have not brought in even one new member. If you have been an Odd Fellow for a number of years and you have not sponsored even ONE new member, what’s that all about?

I will tell you that over my 17 years as an Odd Fellow, I have sponsored well in excess of 100 new members. I don’t say this to “brag” – but simply to make a point in this article. And I’m sure I’m not the only Odd Fellow who has sponsored a lot of new members. But that begs the question.

How is it possible that one Odd Fellow has sponsored over 100 new members, and yet other Odd Fellows have only sponsored one or two new members – or perhaps no new members?

Let’s analyze this question and let’s see if we can derive some insight that will help us grow our Order. And this is an important point. While our fraternity was booming and growing in its first Century, Odd Fellowship has generally been shrinking in membership over the past 100 years. Growth is vital to our continued viability, if not our very existence as a fraternity. So, if a current member has not brought in even one new members to replace him or her when the member retires, moves away or passes away, the Order is doomed. And if that member doesn’t bring in two new members, the Order will shrink. It’s just math.

So, as I see it, here are the factors that come into play as to why some members are rainmakers and others are not:

  1. Failure to ask. I think about my Lodge all the time, and take every opportunity to talk about it to colleagues, friends, and even new people who I meet. You will get no answer if you don’t ask the question. It’s important to talk about your Lodge and about the Order, and you will be surprised at the results. I’ll give you one example. My wife (who is also an Odd Fellow) and I were standing in a line to order pizza a few years ago, and standing behind us was another couple. My wife and I engaged them in casual conversation and learned that they had just moved to town from another state. They really knew no one. I took the opportunity to invite them to the Lodge on the next Thursday night when we had a social event. Within a year they both joined, developed an amazing circle of Odd Fellow friends, and are very happy in town and in the Lodge.
  2. Leaving it to the other members. There are many Odd Fellows who actually believe that bringing in new members is the job of the membership committee, or the membership chair, or some other members. Wrong. Bringing in new members is the job of every true Odd Fellow. In fact, I would suggest that it is the first duty of Odd Fellowship – for if we don’t plan for our succession, we have truly let down our fraternity. Don’t wait for “the other guy” to do it. YOU are the other guy.
  3. Not knowing who to ask. The universe of potential members if pretty big if you think about it. Trouble is, most members don’t think about it. The universe of potential members can start with your family: wife or husband, children (you can join as early as 16), brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, cousins, etc. Then think about the people you work with or who live in your neighborhood. And what about the professionals who work with you – your dentist, doctor, lawyer, bookkeeper, CPA, barber, hair stylist, etc. When you really think about it, the people you COULD ask number in the dozens.
  4. Not knowing what to say. This is a challenge to many Odd Fellows, and the challenge becomes exacerbated if you happen to belong to a Lodge that is boring or does very little. It is certainly a lot easier to talk about Odd Fellowship if you have a Lodge that is active in the community and provides a network of social activities for the members. But assuming that you are a member of a “boring” Lodge, you can still talk about the amazing history of Odd Fellowship, the Lodge Hall which is often an historic building located in the center of town, or the prospect of reviving and re-energizing the Lodge in your community.
  5. Not caring to change the status quo. I suggest that the biggest single impediment to the challenge of bringing new members to the Lodge is “complacency”. I’m not saying that there are Lodge members who are just lazy and couldn’t care less about the future of the Lodge. But I am saying that there are members of our Order who have become comfortable with the status quo – and they actually resist the change that comes with new members. New members can bring in new energy and new ideas – and for a member who is set in his or her ways, who likes the Lodge to remain frozen in time, to continue doing things in the Lodge just the way they have been done for the past ten or twenty years, new members can disrupt their comfort level. These complacent members don’t want change, and so they will resist new members who may very well bring change.

I ask every Odd Fellow who reads this article to re-commit yourself to the health, growth and future of your Lodge – bringing in new members is the single most important duty of a member of our Order. And it is Job Number One for each of us.

F – L – T

Dave Rosenberg
Past Grand Master
Jurisdiction of California

Talaria, Sword & Scales Newsletter – Odd Fellows of Louisianna

Talaria, Sword & Scales Newsletter – Odd Fellows of Louisianna

Fraternal Greetings from Themis Lodge #75, located in Alexandria, Louisiana. We are excited to bring you this first issue of the Themis Lodge Newsletter. First we would like to talk a bit about Odd Fellowship, and what it is all about. So what is Odd Fellowship? Well...

How many new Odd Fellows have you sponsored?

How many new Odd Fellows have you sponsored?

I have a question for you. And I know that you will answer this question honestly and sincerely. Here's the question: How many new Odd Fellows have you sponsored into our fraternal order? Have you sponsored one new member? Have your sponsored two new members? Has it...

A peek into the Odd Fellows member register

A peek into the Odd Fellows member register

If you ever get a chance, talk to the Secretary of your Odd Fellows Lodge and ask to look at the Member Register. This is the document that provides information on all members of your Lodge from the date of institution of the Lodge till the present. It's really a...

A peek into the Odd Fellows member register

A peek into the Odd Fellows member register

If you ever get a chance, talk to the Secretary of your Odd Fellows Lodge and ask to look at the Member Register. This is the document that provides information on all members of your Lodge from the date of institution of the Lodge till the present. It’s really a fascinating historical document, and I think you will enjoy the interlude in your Lodge’s past. (Most registers are very old, so make sure to handle them with care – clean white gloves are recommended to protect the ancient pages.)

A Fascinating Discovery About Odd Fellows

But the purpose of this newsletter is more limited. I’ve thumbed through a number of Member Registers from different Lodges during my time as the Grand Master of California, and here’s a fascinating fact that I discovered: If you look at the register from a Century or more ago, you will find the vast majority of members initiated into the Lodge were in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. And if you compare that to members initiated into the Lodge over the past decade, you will find the vast majority of members initiated into the Lodge fall into the age range of their 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

Why do you suppose that is?

Well, no one knows for sure, but I have a pretty good theory. You see, 100 or 150 years ago, Odd Fellowship was new and fresh in North America. Fraternal Orders in general were popular as gathering places for social, community and fraternal activities. Odd Fellowship, in particular, offered young men (and eventually young women) an opportunity to gather, meet and mingle. There was no television or Internet, of course. It was fun and exciting to start a new Lodge, build a building, and grow a fraternity. Over the decades, however, the shine has worn away. Members became comfortable and complacent. The newness was gone. The edge was no longer there. Members settled into a familiar routine – the status quo was the norm.

And the reality is that when we bring in new members to our Odd Fellows Lodges, we tend to bring in people that we know, in the same general age range as ourselves. So, a Century ago, the 30-year-old members tended to bring in other 30-year-old members. Today, there are precious few 30-year-old members in our Lodges. But there are a lot of 60-year-old members. And those 60-year-old members tend to bring in other 60-year-old members.

Obviously, this is a self-defeating prophesy. This can’t continue.

What is the Solution

The solution is apparent. To survive and flourish, our Lodges need to bring in new members in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. Those Lodges that have skipped a generation of members (and there are a lot of those Lodges) must focus on recovering that lost generation.

Not an easy proposition, however. Why would a Lodge composed of members in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s be of any interest to a young person in his/her 20’s, 30’s and 40’s?

In future DMC Newsletters we will explore this vital existential question. And we invite other Lodges – which have found solutions to the challenge of bringing in younger members – to write with your success stories.

F – L – T

Dave Rosenberg
Past Grand Master
Jurisdiction of California
Independent Order of Odd Fellows

Talaria, Sword & Scales Newsletter – Odd Fellows of Louisianna

Talaria, Sword & Scales Newsletter – Odd Fellows of Louisianna

Fraternal Greetings from Themis Lodge #75, located in Alexandria, Louisiana. We are excited to bring you this first issue of the Themis Lodge Newsletter. First we would like to talk a bit about Odd Fellowship, and what it is all about. So what is Odd Fellowship? Well...

How many new Odd Fellows have you sponsored?

How many new Odd Fellows have you sponsored?

I have a question for you. And I know that you will answer this question honestly and sincerely. Here's the question: How many new Odd Fellows have you sponsored into our fraternal order? Have you sponsored one new member? Have your sponsored two new members? Has it...

A peek into the Odd Fellows member register

A peek into the Odd Fellows member register

If you ever get a chance, talk to the Secretary of your Odd Fellows Lodge and ask to look at the Member Register. This is the document that provides information on all members of your Lodge from the date of institution of the Lodge till the present. It's really a...

More Information about the Independent Order of Odd Fellows

What do we learn as Odd Fellows?

What do we learn as Odd Fellows?

Updated: [DATE]

​Dear Dedicated Members for Change,

One of the very first things we learn when we join Odd Fellowship is the ancient “commands” of this Order, instructing members to “visit the sick, relieve the distressed, bury the dead, and educate the orphan.”

I must be slacking because I haven’t been visiting the sick, relieving the distressed, burying the dead, nor educating the orphan lately.

Have you?

My point, however, is that these ancient commands, for the most part are . . . well . . . ancient. You might as well command us to draw water from the well, milk the cows at dawn, hand-make our own clothing, and participate in a barn raising.

Don’t get me wrong. Historically, the four commands made absolute good sense. There was a time when there were no social services or government assistance provided to the public. Odd Fellows stepped into the breach two centuries ago to build hospitals, construct homes for widows and widowers, establish cemeteries, and operate orphanages. Odd Fellows filled a great historical need and at a time when Odd Fellowship boasted almost one million members, the country was dotted with Odd Fellows’ cemeteries, hospitals, homes for the aging, and orphanages. Today, when our fraternal membership has shrunk to a mere fraction of our former numbers, there is far less ability to own and operate cemeteries, hospitals, retirement homes and orphanages, and there is far less need for Odd Fellows to do any of that in the 21st Century.

Some of the old admonitions can and should still be applicable today. It is a good thing for Odd Fellows to continue to help other Odd Fellows who may be sick or distressed. But as to burying the dead, maybe not so much. To prospective members of our Lodges, the admonition to “bury the dead” just sounds ghoulish. And educate the orphan? When was the last time you ran into an “orphan” or “orphanage” in the United States? The concept of “orphanage” is a relic from another century.

If we wish to remain relevant to the men and women coming up in this new century, we need to adapt to fit the times. After all, it is these 21st Century men and women that we are seeking as new members in our Lodges, to join, sustain, refresh and continue our fraternity.

So, what resonates with the young adults in 2021?

Surely “bury the dead” and “educate the orphan” don’t. But how about “protect the environment” and “help children in need”? I submit that these latter two new commands should replace the outmoded ones and will give us new direction in a new era. Men and women of the 21st Century are vitally concerned with the health and well-being of our planet – our atmosphere, our climate, our land, our waters, our flora and fauna. They want to do their part to protect the Earth for themselves, and for their children and grandchildren. And frankly, so do men and women born in the last century. It is an enduring theme that connects us all – whether we are 20 or 80 years of age. And “help children in need” is an appropriate evolution from “educate the orphan”. While there are precious few orphans in our country today, there are certainly children caught up in the court system, children who are in foster care or aging out of the foster system, children who are hungry and unhoused. The list of children in need is, unfortunately, extensive – and there is plenty for Odd Fellows to do in this arena at the Lodge level.

So the revised commands would instruct us to “visit the sick, relieve the distress, protect the environment, and help children in need.” It would become a link to our past and a bridge to our future.

F – L – T

Dave Rosenberg
Past Grand Master
Jurisdiction of California

Talaria, Sword & Scales Newsletter – Odd Fellows of Louisianna

Talaria, Sword & Scales Newsletter – Odd Fellows of Louisianna

Fraternal Greetings from Themis Lodge #75, located in Alexandria, Louisiana. We are excited to bring you this first issue of the Themis Lodge Newsletter. First we would like to talk a bit about Odd Fellowship, and what it is all about. So what is Odd Fellowship? Well...

How many new Odd Fellows have you sponsored?

How many new Odd Fellows have you sponsored?

I have a question for you. And I know that you will answer this question honestly and sincerely. Here's the question: How many new Odd Fellows have you sponsored into our fraternal order? Have you sponsored one new member? Have your sponsored two new members? Has it...

A peek into the Odd Fellows member register

A peek into the Odd Fellows member register

If you ever get a chance, talk to the Secretary of your Odd Fellows Lodge and ask to look at the Member Register. This is the document that provides information on all members of your Lodge from the date of institution of the Lodge till the present. It's really a...

More Information about the Independent Order of Odd Fellows

What do you see in this photograph?

What do you see in this photograph?

Updated: September 6, 2021

What do you see in this photograph?

If you said “a group of Odd Fellows” you were absolutely correct. The three links symbol on the chair in the foreground and the banners in the background indicate that you are in a Lodge of Odd Fellows. And if you also said “an initiation of Odd Fellows”, you are very perceptive. Under the remarkable leadership of Brother Ed Burns, these 27 men and women were initiated into our Order just last month – in August of 2021. Four of them became members of Sunset Lodge # 328, and the remaining 23 became members of Oceanside Lodge # 346. Congratulations to the new Odd Fellows and to the Brothers and Sisters of those Lodges.

But what else do you see in this photo?

If you said, “young faces” you are spot on. Unlike most photos we see nowadays from Odd Fellows Lodges, this photo shows a variety of ages, but mostly young people in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. And it is precisely those young people which are the lifeblood and future of our fraternity. A Lodge which attracts only new members who are septuagenarians or octogenarians will not long survive.

How does a Lodge appeal to younger members?

It’s not that complicated. A Lodge that does nothing will appeal to no one. A Lodge that does things like organizing a Bingo event or a classic film event will appeal primarily to an older age group. A Lodge that organizes a rock & roll show or a bicycle ride or a rural hike will appeal to a younger age group. So WHAT you do is important. But HOW you announce it to the world is equally important. Announcing events in the local weekly newspaper reaches a certain generational audience. Announcing events on social media reaches a different generation.

And if you think that you can attract younger members to a Lodge that does little more than hold one or two formal meetings each month where folks sit around and read passages from a little red book, then think again. That may be an important component to the fraternal experience, but if that is the only component, your won’t keep those younger members for very long. I have attended meetings in Lodges where the most significant item on the agenda was “members sick and in distress.” That is certainly an important item for a fraternity to discuss, but if it has become the big ticket item of your meeting, your Lodge will not be of interest to newer generations which Lodge need to continue our Order.

Men and women in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s want to have a fraternal experience that includes social events – like dinners, trips, hikes, winery visits, concerts and the like. And they also want to reach out to help others in the community – things like food drives for the hungry, warm clothing efforts for the homeless, gift cards for young adults coming out of the foster care system and the like.

The happy and eager young faces in the photo should bring joy to all Odd Fellows who care about the future of the Order. Because those faces are the future. They are the future leaders and members who will continue our great and noble fraternal experience well into the 21st Century and beyond.

F – L – T

Dave Rosenberg
Past Grand Master
Jurisdiction of California
Independent Order of Odd Fellows

Talaria, Sword & Scales Newsletter – Odd Fellows of Louisianna

Talaria, Sword & Scales Newsletter – Odd Fellows of Louisianna

Fraternal Greetings from Themis Lodge #75, located in Alexandria, Louisiana. We are excited to bring you this first issue of the Themis Lodge Newsletter. First we would like to talk a bit about Odd Fellowship, and what it is all about. So what is Odd Fellowship? Well...

How many new Odd Fellows have you sponsored?

How many new Odd Fellows have you sponsored?

I have a question for you. And I know that you will answer this question honestly and sincerely. Here's the question: How many new Odd Fellows have you sponsored into our fraternal order? Have you sponsored one new member? Have your sponsored two new members? Has it...

A peek into the Odd Fellows member register

A peek into the Odd Fellows member register

If you ever get a chance, talk to the Secretary of your Odd Fellows Lodge and ask to look at the Member Register. This is the document that provides information on all members of your Lodge from the date of institution of the Lodge till the present. It's really a...

More Information about the Independent Order of Odd Fellows

A Step Backwards for the Odd Fellows

A Step Backwards for the Odd Fellows

Updated: August 30, 2021

I pass along to you an article just written by one of the preeminent Odd Fellows historians – Peter Sellars.   Peter has served this Order as a Grand Master and currently serves as a member of the California Grand Lodge Board of Directors and one of the two representatives from California to Sovereign Grand Lodge.   Not only is he a recognized and respected historian of Odd Fellowship, but he is the curator of the remarkable Odd Fellows Museum located at the Historic San Francisco Odd Fellows Temple.    He has written several books about our fraternal order, exploring the historic underpinnings and the historic record of IOOF.

Brother Peter has just returned to California after attending the 2021 Sovereign Grand Lodge sessions.   I think you will find the following article both enlightening, troubling, and provocative.

F – L – T

Dave Rosenberg
Past Grand Master
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Jurisdiction of California

A step backwards for and organization that should be moving forward

By Peter V. Sellars

I have never seen a group so intent on finding ways to eliminate its membership or keep people out! The Independent Order of Odd Fellows in America, from its beginnings have set self-imposed limits on who shall be admitted to join its ranks and who shall not be permitted. The Order set its bar early on by stating on its application that a member would have to be of “white blood.” Personally, I have only seen red blood, never white. So, the level of ignorance started very early on in the Order.

In California, an open-minded Grand Master, in 1853, asked the Grand Sire if Chinese would be allowed to join. The Grand Sire did not see any problem with California allowing Chinese to join the Order. Word quickly spread around the country and there was an uproar. At the 1855 session of the Grand Lodge of the United States, one of the representatives from another state, drafted and presented a five-page document detailing who was “white” and who was not. Thus, this description, written in response to the Grand Sire permitting California to allow Chinese to join the Order, quickly eliminated them.

Blacks, along with others who were not “of white blood” could not join the Order. Slavery in the South kept blacks out; discrimination in the North did the same. In the early 1840’s when some blacks in the North sought to become members of the Order, they applied to Manchester to become chartered as the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, thus starting their own Order. The “white Odd Fellows” had the opportunity to include them, but turned that opportunity away.

It was not only African-American and Asian-Americans that the Order blocked, it was any person who owned a bar or sold liquor. Women could not join the Odd Fellows either. Those who did not believe in a “Supreme Intelligent Being, the Creator and Preserver of the Universe” were prevented from membership as well. It goes without saying, juveniles could not join. The reasons for keeping people out extended beyond those listed here. The Odd Fellows were not seeking good characters, good people, but created an exclusive club, when the standard of membership should have been the decency of the person, rather than the person’s skin color, religious belief, and gender. The Order has made numerous changes throughout the years to remove some negative terms. The “red race” was removed from the Golden Rule Degree a hundred years ago. Of course, there are one or two sentences which should still be removed from this degree.

Those good ‘ol boys as we like to call them still exist today. Since I have been a member, I have witnessed biases over the years. In 2000, when women were finally permitted to join Odd Fellows Lodges, men complained and threatened to quit. I quietly told them, “good-bye” and good riddance. I was not a member in 1971, when blacks and others were permitted to join, but I imagine the backlash was worse than when women were permitted. I will not discuss the things I have witnessed over the years, but racism, bigotry, and gender bias was certainly around. Those barriers have slowly been eroded by a group of dedicated members, who have been labelled, “not true Odd Fellows” or those who want to “destroy the Order” by the good ‘ol boys. In point of fact, it is these members who are seeking inclusiveness and modernization of the Order, who sponsor the most new applicants by far! These good ‘ol boys should be getting down on their knees to thank those who have kept the life blood of the Odd Fellows flowing.

For years, the requirement of believing in a Supreme Being has been interpreted in different ways in order to allow good people to join the Order. We have ended up with people of vast beliefs, some of which do not seem to be aligned with the good ‘ol boys definition of this Being. They would have you believe it is strictly Christian based. They would even argue the matter until their heads exploded. I say, as many members do, the lodge is not a church. Leave your religious beliefs at the door. This idea is supported by the Internal Revenue Service, as we are a 501c(8) and not a 501c(3).

In this year of 2021, there was legislation at Sovereign Grand Lodge to remove all agnostic and atheist members from the Order. It also included a provision to remove those who have a “loss of faith” a change in their belief after initially meeting the requirement to join the Order. In short, by defining terms such as these, or stating anything about a loss of faith, the Order is entering the realm of religion. This would violate our non-discrimination policy which prohibits such discrimination against someone solely on religion. Of course, during the course of debate, the usual statement made by the good ‘ol boys is that if we do not like the Order the way it is, then do not join it. They would do and say anything to hold onto the exclusive club they still have in some parts of the country. In the end, the good ‘ol boys won out this year, by the new language, that a loss of belief after joining would be considered conduct unbecoming an Odd Fellow. I say, good luck with that code passage, as it violates current discrimination policy and could be considered like an ex post facto law. The point being, the Order keeps seeking ways to keep good people out – and now – to actually remove good members. We are witnessing an organization kill itself from the inside and outside, For those of us who are “real” Odd Fellows, its hurtful.

 

Talaria, Sword & Scales Newsletter – Odd Fellows of Louisianna

Talaria, Sword & Scales Newsletter – Odd Fellows of Louisianna

Fraternal Greetings from Themis Lodge #75, located in Alexandria, Louisiana. We are excited to bring you this first issue of the Themis Lodge Newsletter. First we would like to talk a bit about Odd Fellowship, and what it is all about. So what is Odd Fellowship? Well...

How many new Odd Fellows have you sponsored?

How many new Odd Fellows have you sponsored?

I have a question for you. And I know that you will answer this question honestly and sincerely. Here's the question: How many new Odd Fellows have you sponsored into our fraternal order? Have you sponsored one new member? Have your sponsored two new members? Has it...

A peek into the Odd Fellows member register

A peek into the Odd Fellows member register

If you ever get a chance, talk to the Secretary of your Odd Fellows Lodge and ask to look at the Member Register. This is the document that provides information on all members of your Lodge from the date of institution of the Lodge till the present. It's really a...

More Information about the Independent Order of Odd Fellows

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