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Do You Have a Plan? by Toby Hanson DGM, WA

Do You Have a Plan?
Toby Hanson, Deputy Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Washington, IOOF

On a cold December day I finally realized something important about my knowledge of Odd Fellowship: I knew how to find answers to just about any procedural question in the Code of General Laws; I knew the signs and passwords of the lodge, Grand Lodge, encampment, and Grand Encampment; I knew the Grand Secretaries of all the neighboring jurisdictions; but I didn’t know how to turn on the heat in the lodge hall. 1,180 more words

Member Profile: Horace Bratcher of Waxa #80

Words by Roger Sitton http://www.waxa80.com/

Monday, February 19th, 2018 was Brother Horace Bratcher’s 92nd Birthday.

Brother Horace is rumored to be Texas’ Oldest Active Odd Fellow. 91 more words

Using Technology to Improve the “Lodge Experience” by Scott Robinson

Using Technology to Improve the “Lodge Experience”

Scott Robinson

Lewisburg, PA, Lodge No. 96

Since 1844


I started my government career, back in the day, as an engineer for DoD and NASA…yes, I… 1,266 more words

Odd Fellows Mural in Corvallis, Oregon

The Corvallis Odd Fellows  just sponsored an Odd Fellows themed mural that was painted by artist Alice J Marshall.  It is part of a larger downtown project called the… 659 more words

Music in the Lodge by Michael Greenzeiger

Michael Greenzeiger


Music has historically played a major role in human culture. We use it to help set the mood for all sorts of occasions, be they happy, sad, solemn, or joyous. 576 more words

Is This Your Lodge? A Poem

Don’t be like Sister Brown or Sister Grey!

As appeared in the October, 1913 issue of “Odd Fellows Talisman”. The words are still true today. 7 more words

Part II Odd Fellows, Stoics, and Marcus Aurelius

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Stoicism was a popular philosophy of personal ethics in ancient Greece and Rome. It was popular until around the third century AD. It has been defined as “a moral philosophy that emphasizes the discipline and mastery of the emotions in order to reach a wiser, rational, and peaceful mindset.” 549 more words