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Mr. and Mrs. Know-it-all

Mr. and Mrs. Know-it-all

Every Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge has one. Sometimes, more than one. I’m talking about (on the positive side) “the most knowledgeable member”. Or (on the negative side) “the member who knows everything.”

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Seven problems with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows

Seven problems with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows

Many of us are guilty of one of more of these petty things. These problems are almost inescapable, but fraternal groups because of their tight, orderly nature can be rampant breeding grounds for distrust, dishonesty, and various disappointments.

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Religion and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows

Religion and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows

“Religion” is a thorny thicket.   Odd Fellowship in the 21st Century is laboring under inconsistent tenets when it comes to religion, and this inconsistency is keeping potentially good and moral men and women from joining our Order – and potentially impacting our membership growth.

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Signature Events of the Odd Fellows

Signature Events of the Odd Fellows

Every Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge should sponsor and organize at least one “signature event or project” for the community…a project that is immediately identified by community members with the Odd Fellows Lodge in that community.

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Weaponizing the Odd Fellows Code

Weaponizing the Odd Fellows Code

Did you know that Odd Fellowship has a trial process in Chapter XXXVIII of the Code of General Laws which can result in the expulsion or suspension of members accused of “conduct unbecoming an Odd Fellow”? Well, it is true. But in recent years, the process has become weaponized and corrupted.

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Odd Fellows and the Shadows of Society

Odd Fellows and the Shadows of Society

​If you say the words “Odd Fellows” to any random man or woman on the street and then ask them what is the first thing that comes to their mind when they hear those words, you are likely to get a blank stare.

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Is your Odd Fellows Lodge in Trouble?

Is your Odd Fellows Lodge in Trouble?

Our Order, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, has been diminishing for decades. Membership numbers have dropped. Lodges have lost their charters or consolidated. The pandemic hasn’t helped.

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Chase the Chill

Chase the Chill

Chase the Chill provides clothing and other needed items for the unhoused and homeless population in Davis.

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