Any Third Degree Odd Fellows in good standing that would like to join their local Encampment are invited to attend this annual Degree Day being held in the Sycamore Lodge 131 Sabin St, Sycamore, IL 60178
The Odd Fellows Encampment is a higher branch in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Membership is open to all Third Degree members in good standing. The branch aims to further the work of Odd Fellowship and impart the principles of Faith, Hope and Charity.
The Degrees in the Encampment are:
Patriarchal Degree – Aims to teach the lessons of transparent honesty, domestic purity, genuine hospitality and unfeigned righteousness.
Golden Rule Degree – Aims to teach good will, tolerance, and true brotherhood. It also teaches that members should unite with the virtuous and good irrespective of country, religion, or politics in the discharge of duties which all agree are paramount to universal peace and cooperation.
Royal Purple Degree – Aims to teach alertness and determination
as basis for a possible success in the journey called life.
Regional Meetings for 2018
Region #2-February 24, 2018 – Memento #44 27 N. East St, Farmington, IL
Region #4-March 3, 2018 – Waterloo #27 102 E. 3rd St. Waterloo, IL 62298
Region #3-March 10, 2018 – Mt. Zion #300 421 W. Main St. Mount Zion, IL
Region #5-April 7, 2018 – Flora #151 231 E. North Ave, Flora, IL 62839
Region #1-April 28, 2018 – Rockford #140 6219 Forest Hills, Rockford, IL
Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship- Any senior with a 2.0 GPA or better is invited to apply for this scholarship which is awarded based on financial need. Applications are due March 1st, 2017.
- Scholarships presented to qualified, needy students.
- Ten to fifteen $1,000.00 grants annually
Eligible students from throughout Illinois may make application through the Grand Lodge Office in Lincoln. Read about the history of the Scholarship Committee.
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