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Peter Sellars, Grand Master
Peter Sellars - Grand Master, Grand Lodge of California
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A Different Approach to Membership

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Let's begin with basic mathematics.    If, in a given year, a Lodge loses members (because they pass away, stop paying dues, move away, etc.) and doesn't add members in sufficient numbers to cover the losses, it will show a net loss of...

cordially invited

  Odd Fellows, Rebekahs and Their Guests are cordially invited   To DMC’s Annual Friendship Evening Thursday, May 18, 2017 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In the Sierra Nevada Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel in Visalia   A social event featuring live music,...

GRAND MASTER’S MESSAGE

Brothers And Sisters Of The Independent Order Of Odd Fellows: With only a little less than four months remaining in my term, I am hopeful many of you have been working on my request/challenge, made earlier in my term, that each of you bring at least one new member...

MESSAGE FROM GRAND MASTER

Greetings Brothers and Sisters, We are in the new calendar year - 2017. Happy New Year! There are a little over four months remaining in my term as Grand Master. This also means the per capita forms are either on your secretary's desk or in front of a small group of...

The successful 21st Century Lodge

Active Committees = Successful Lodge Dear Brothers and Sisters, The successful 21st Century Lodge will be structured around a strong committee system. Let me explain what I mean by this, and how it can translate in a very positive way for YOUR Lodge. Leaders of the...

As we prepare for enter 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters, As we prepare for enter 2017, I thought we might take a moment to travel down memory lane. Attached is an article I wrote for "Dedicated Members for Change" (DMC) in December of 2011 - five years ago - which seems as relevant today as it was...

GRAND MASTER’S MESSAGE

Greetings Brothers And Sisters: I wish all of you a wonderful holiday season and a joyous Merry Christmas or other specific holiday event you may celebrate. I also wish you a prosperous New Year. December is upon us and I have concluded my obligated number of visits...

The Seven Steps to Success

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once upon a time, Odd Fellowship boasted over 58,000 members in California. That was in the late 1920's. But then the Great Depression hit, causing remarkable economic and social upheaval. Since the late 1920's Odd Fellowship - with the...