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The successful 21st Century Lodge will be a Lodge that opens its doors and windows to its surrounding community. The time has long passed that Odd Fellowship can engage in the luxury of shutting ourselves off from the outside world. I predict that literally half the Lodges in our Order will no longer exist over the next 25 years unless we change the way we operate.
As you know, I am an advocate of evolution and change in this Order. I have suggested that Lodges must become three-dimensional Lodges to survive and thrive in our 21st Century environment. Those three dimensions are…
Once upon a time in California, there were more than 600 Odd Fellows Lodges. There was also a time in California when Odd Fellows boasted over 58,000 members. Today, in California, we have less than 120 Lodges and only about