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

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 - with the...

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,...