Thoughts on Voting

Thoughts on Voting

Dear Dedicated Members for Change, The Jurisdiction of California will be holding its annual Grand Lodge Session in May.  All other jurisdictions will also be convening Grand Lodge Sessions in similar time frames.  Grand Lodge Sessions are not just an opportunity to...
Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New

[The article, below, was published on April 10, 2017 – seven years ago – and is republished and updated today because it still rings true.] Dear Dedicated Members for Change, This article focuses on something old and something new, something borrowed and...
Every Lodge is Unique

Every Lodge is Unique

Dear Dedicated Members for Change, DMC was formed in 2010 with one – and only one – purpose in mind:  We focus on providing helpful advice on how to increase membership.  We have published an electronic DMC Newsletter for close to 15 years now.   There are...
The Dangers of Bad Leadership

The Dangers of Bad Leadership

​I used to believe that the worst thing that could happen to an Odd Fellows Lodge is lack of leadership. But I am now convinced that lack of leadership is actually the second-to-the-worst thing that can happen to a Lodge. Even worse than the challenge of no leadership...
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...

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