Choosing the Right Path

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Time is not on our side. As I looked at our California Odd Fellows membership statistics over the past 70 years I see that in 1950 (65 years ago) we had 29,096 members. In 1960, we had 21,744. In 1970, our membership had dropped to 14,027....

There Are No Secrets in the Age of the Internet

Dear Brothers and Sisters, At its inception in England, Odd Fellowship was, essentially, a social club. The members – all men in those days – gathered in the local pubs to swap stories, sing lusty songs, have conversations, drink ale, and generally have a...

How to Encourage Applicants to Knock on Your Lodge Door

Dear Brothers and Sisters, An unusual thing has been happening at my home Lodge – Davis #169 For the last year, a month doesn’t go by that the Lodge isn’t contacted by one or two unsolicited prospective members. When I say “unsolicited”...
IOOF TV

IOOF TV

Grand Lodge of California Published by Johnson Jay · 9 mins · www.iooftv.org IOOF TV IOOFTV is an easy to navigate, commercial free, unlimited central repository for public relations videos that may be of interest to members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows....

The Truth, And Nothing But the Truth

Dear Brothers and Sisters, When I was elected Grand Master of California last month, I promised you that I would always tell you the truth – whether good, bad, or ugly. So, here it is: complete and unvarnished. Our Order is slowly dying. It has been dying for...