Odd Fellows News and Information
If your Lodge is satisfied with a membership of Septuagenarians and has no interest in bringing in new generations of members, then you can stop reading now.
When did we forget that the Independent Order of Odd Fellows is all about FRIENDSHIP, LOVE AND TRUTH? A little self-reflection is in order???
In the articles appearing in this DMC Newsletter, we have often opined that the most successful...
One of the best ways to evaluate your Lodge and to analyze your program of bringing new members into the Lodge is to actually get direct input from those new members.
I have three questions to ask each of you who happen to be reading this article. I expect you to be completely honest in your answers to these questions, because no one will see your answers except you.
Like everyone else who first joins the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, I was generally ignorant about the ritual, the codes, the rules and traditions of Odd Fellowship.
While a handful of Odd Fellows Lodges in California are growing, and another handful are maintaining a static membership, the vast majority of Lodges in this State are shrinking.
When I talk to members and officers of Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Lodges around the jurisdiction about membership development, the most prevalent question I hear is the following: “Why can’t we get younger members to join our Lodge?”
Dear Dedicated Members for Change, Does your Odd Fellows Lodge have a membership problem? Does Odd...
I suppose that I’m asked for advice because I have, personally, brought so many new members into Odd Fellowship. Specifically, I’ve sponsored about 100 new members.
When I began as a member of the Odd Fellows, I was sitting in my crazy little bookstore and a little old man approached
This little entity called “Dedicated Members for Change” (DMC) was started in 2010, but it’s not understood by everyone in the Odd Fellows.