Grand Lodge of California

Melvin A Astrahan, Grand Master
Melvin A Astrahan- Grand Master, Grand Lodge of California
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astrahan@mac.com

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Not On My Watch

Not On My Watch There are presently 9 lodges in California with ten or less regular members! There are 21 other lodges that have 15 or less regular members. Does that shock you? We should be shocked. I wonder how many of these lodges consider this an urgent and dire...

Leaders and Leading

April 23, 2018 Leaders and Leading Every year at the Grand Lodges Sessions, the “leaders” of California Odd Fellows meet. Our leaders include current and past Grand Lodge officers, directors of the various boards, and representatives from lodges. To be a...

“B.Y.O.B. – Afternoon Tea Break “

“B.Y.O.B. – Afternoon Tea Break “

“B.Y.O.B. – Afternoon Tea Break “ For Women Only A Meet-Up with current and Past Grands of our California Odd Fellows Lodges! Time: 1 hour before Fun Night Fri May 18, 2018 Place: Plaza Courtyard near sculpture (see photo below) P.S. Best definition of “B” in BYOB...

Grand Lodge Sessions 2018

  Dave Reed, Grand Master 122 Race Street San Jose, CA. 95126 Phone: 408.753.9663 – Fax: 408.899.4921 Email: gs@caioof.org Special Grand Lodge Sessions Days Greetings, If you have not yet planned your attire for the Grand Lodge Sessions, here are some options:...

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Grand Lodge of California of The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) do not discriminate on the basis of gender, age, race, religion, national origin, disability, economic status or any other protected category under the law. The Grand Lodge of California...

Mission: Possible 2018

You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures. --Charles Noble It’s a new year. Our lodges are adjusting to their new officers. Some officers have been there before. Others are newcomers. Hopefully, you are thinking about...

Stop by the Library

Grand Lodge of California Independent Order of Odd Fellows Dave Reed, Grand Master Email: gs@caioof.org Stop by the Library Did you know there is a new Library on the Grand Lodge website? It is called the Odd Event Library. You can find it on the Grand Lodge home page...

Restricted Funds and Us

January 9, 2018 Restricted Funds and Us What are “Restricted Funds” and why should be concerned about them?       Generally, Lodges control their assets and funds. Chapter XXII of Roberts Code describes the general rules. In Section 2, we learn that the funds and...

Grand Master Message

                                                                                           Caroling, Caroling When I was growing up, I used to sing Christmas carols. My family would sit around our living room and sing. Sometimes, my friends and I would stroll around...

Time for Action

October 29, 2017 Time for Action? Over the last two months, we have seen natural disaster after natural disaster wreak havoc with our neighbors and our country men and women. There has never been so much destruction and displacement in our country in such a short...