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Dave Reed, Grand Master
Dave Reed - Grand Master, Grand Lodge of California
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MESSAGE FROM GRAND MASTER

Greetings Brothers and Sisters, We are in the new calendar year - 2017. Happy New Year! There are a little over four months remaining in my term as Grand Master. This also means the per capita forms are either on your secretary's desk or in front of a small group 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...

As we prepare for enter 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters, As we prepare for enter 2017, I thought we might take a moment to travel down memory lane. Attached is an article I wrote for "Dedicated Members for Change" (DMC) in December of 2011 - five years ago - which seems as relevant today as it was...

GRAND MASTER’S MESSAGE

Greetings Brothers And Sisters: I wish all of you a wonderful holiday season and a joyous Merry Christmas or other specific holiday event you may celebrate. I also wish you a prosperous New Year. December is upon us and I have concluded my obligated number of visits...

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...

GRAND MASTER’S MESSAGE – NOVEMBER

Brothers And Sisters: A fast pace first half of my year is coming to a slow down. I have done 33 visits to date and have seen some successful lodges; and, I have seen some struggling lodges. In every lodge, I have visited, the lodge did at least one good project. The...

Dear Members

I have just returned from a week in Stockton where I attended the annual gathering of the Department Council (Patriarchs Militant) and the Grand Encampment. Also gathering in Stockton were the Department Association (Ladies Auxiliary Patriarchs Militant) and the Grand...

The 2% Charade

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It never ceases to amaze me: Sovereign Grand Lodge continues to operate as if our Order were still in the last century. Here's yet another example of SGL's 20th Century thinking in our 21st Century world. By now, everyone accepts the truth...