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Dave Reed, Grand Master
Dave Reed - Grand Master, Grand Lodge of California
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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...

The Truth About the Rebekah Degree

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Odd Fellows believe that truth is the ultimate virtue. And what is true remains true, whether it is good news or bad news. It remains true whether you wish to hear it or wish to ignore it. So, ready or not, here is the unvarnished truth: At...

It’s Time for a Dose of Truth

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The one enduring theme of our Order is the symbol of the three links which stands for Friendship - Love - Truth. We say that Odd Fellows should live their lives in friendship, love and truth. Well, it's time for a dose of that truth. And...

Does Your Lodge Look Inward or Outward?

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Proceedings of the 164th Annual Session of the Grand Lodge of California have just been published and, as always, this publication provides a great deal of information about our Order in California. As to membership statistics, the...

Friendship – Love – Truth. Which is most important?

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Underlying Odd Fellowship are the tenets of Friendship, Love and Truth. Of the three, which is most important? Have you ever pondered that question? It can make for some interesting discussion. And it is an interesting question. Obviously,...

GRAND MASTER’S MONTHLY MESSAGE

Brothers And Sisters: One month is past me, now. This position of Grand Master is certainly one of great responsibility. I am honored to have the attention of so many members. I can already speak from a position of experience, having already visited FIFTEEN lodges in...

Is Your Comfort Zone Shrinking?

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Each of us has a responsibility to Odd Fellowship and to our Lodge. Most of our Lodges have been around for over 100 years – some even going back into the 1800’s. Year after year, and decade after decade, the brothers and sisters who...

Ten Proven Suggestions That Bring in New Members

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Evolution and change must be the hallmark for Odd Fellowship going forward.   If we continue to operate as we have for the last 50 years the results will be pretty much the same:  membership losses and closed Lodges. At present, I submit...

Taking a Lesson from Those Who Served

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I recently received an article that's worth sharing with you. It was sent to me by Duff Devine, who is the Financial Secretary of my Lodge, and a long-time supporter of DMC. The article quotes a long time member who says, "We weren't getting...