How Do I Bring New Members Into My Lodge?

For a fraternal order to survive, there is nothing more important than bringing new members into the Lodge. Without new members, the Lodge will diminish over time, will wither and will eventually die. And, this is a task that is necessarily performed on an on-going...

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...

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...

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...

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...