Grand Lodge of California

Peter Sellars, Grand Master
Peter Sellars - Grand Master, Grand Lodge of California
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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...

GRAND MASTER’S MESSAGE – NOVEMBER

Brothers And Sisters: A fast pace first half of my year is coming to a slow down. I have done 33 visits to date and have seen some successful lodges; and, I have seen some struggling lodges. In every lodge, I have visited, the lodge did at least one good project. The...

Dear Members

I have just returned from a week in Stockton where I attended the annual gathering of the Department Council (Patriarchs Militant) and the Grand Encampment. Also gathering in Stockton were the Department Association (Ladies Auxiliary Patriarchs Militant) and the Grand...

The 2% Charade

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It never ceases to amaze me: Sovereign Grand Lodge continues to operate as if our Order were still in the last century. Here's yet another example of SGL's 20th Century thinking in our 21st Century world. By now, everyone accepts the truth...

Registration Deadline Approaches

Registration Form Dear Brothers and Sisters, NOTE: The registration deadline is December 10 - just two months away. Reserve your spot now, and check if your Lodge will pay for the cost of your attendance at the annual Membership Educational Seminar! The Seminar is...

GRAND MASTER’S OCTOBER MESSAGE

SELF-IMPOSED LIMITATIONS BY LODGE MEMBERS Have you ever brought a new idea to the floor of your lodge, only to have someone say, “That is against the code” or “We can’t do that?” Or, have you been told the lodge doesn’t have money for that kind of activity? Well, I...

THE GRAND MASTER’S MESSAGE – INTEGRITY

THE NECESSARY DECISIONS BY A GRAND MASTER ARE SOMETIMES NOT POPULAR - THE GRAND MASTER'S MESSAGE - INTEGRITY INTEGRITY is at the core of my important principles of life. This is a word that was pounded into every Marine, with whom I served, over and over. It had a lot...

California Odd Fellows and Rebekah Lodges

September 10, 2016 To all California Odd Fellows and Rebekah Lodges The Adopt A. Resident program has been revived and back on track this year. Our residents of the Saratoga and Napa homes are looking forward to their holiday gifts and well wishes. This letter is...