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Grand Lodge of Illinois IOOF

Independent Order of Odd Fellows Grand Lodge of Illinois

Dec 2nd. Guardian Lodge #60 Reinstitution

This Saturday, December 2nd, Sycamore #105 is hosting the Reinstitution of Woodstock’s IOOF Guardian Lodge #60.

131 Sabin St. Sycamore, Illinois

This means that Illinois will have an additional lodge on it’s roster. As an occasion, this ranks right up there as one of our more important events that needs your support.

Breakfast will be served at 9 am and the meeting starts at 10 am.

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Encampment Degrees being held Saturday Feb. 10th 2018.

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

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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

Important Upcoming Dates

Why be Odd? Why Not!

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Friendship

You gain a new family in the members of your Lodge and a vast network of Brothers and Sisters worldwide. By joining Odd Fellows with your friends it helps to give a deeper purpose and meaning to your friendship.   We are a diverse organization and have members of all faiths, races, genders, occupations and abilities with over 600,000 members in over 10,000 Lodges in 26 countries.

Love

The historic command of the Odd Fellow is to “visit the sick, relieve the distressed, bury the dead and educate the orphan.”

You get to take an active role in helping your community and the world be a better place. Local Lodges help out their communities in any way they choose and are unified together in State/National/Worldwide projects.

Truth

Be a part of the HISTORY and the MYSTERY. As an Odd Fellow you get to be a member of one of the world’s oldest and largest fraternal Orders AKA “Secret Societies”. Secret password, rituals, symbols, and more, all designed to “elevate and improve the character of mankind.”  By taking these lessons to heart you become a better person and in turn make help to make the world around you a better place.

Interested in joining us?  We would love to have you!

Scholarships

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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