The Rumor Game

The Rumor Game

Dear Dedicated Members for Change, DMC Newsletters generally focus on methods and techniques to bring potential new members to our fraternal Order.   We’re all about putting the brakes on our decades-long decline, and finding ways to grow Odd Fellowship.   But...
Who should I ask

Who should I ask

In various versions and forms, the Number One question I am asked about membership development is the following:   How do I go about asking people to join my Lodge?  That is, of course, a seminal question.   And it deserves an answer.    So for all those members who...
Crawling before you can walk

Crawling before you can walk

​A recent DMC Newsletter focused on the need for Odd Fellows Lodges to look not only inward, but also outward in order to increase membership and grow in the 21st Century. The “outward view” article generated a consider amount of feedback from Brothers and...
What Shall We Talk About?

What Shall We Talk About?

Dear Dedicated Members for Change, Frequent contributor to these DMC Newsletters is Past Grand Master Rick Boyles. Rick is a very insightful Odd Fellow. I think you will find Brother Rick’s current submission to be particularly astute regarding the human...
We Want New Members

We Want New Members

My Odd Fellows Lodge in Davis, CA currently has 29 applicants for membership – that number is larger than the entire membership of many of our Lodges throughout North America. How can there be such a dramatic juxtaposition in membership numbers between Lodges? I...

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