Grand Lodge of Illinois IOOF

Independent Order of Odd Fellows Grand Lodge of Illinois

July and August Issues of ILLINOIS ODD FELLOW Online

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Grand Master’s Trap Shoot

This year the Annual Grand Master’s Trap Shoot will be held on September 7th.

New, this year will be an expanded Youth Shoot.

Also new will be a 200th Anniversary commemorative patch. Earn a patch just by being there!

Bring your families for a full day of fun near Canton, Illinois.

Open House at Odd Fellow Rebekah Home Sept 5th.

In 1975, when the new nursing home was built in Mattoon, Illinois Lodges were asked to donate the cost of a door for the building.

Many Lodges came through and now their names are on their door.

The home has just gone through a half million dollar renovation and will host an open house on September 5th from 5pm to 7pm.

Put this date on your calendar and come find your door!!!

201 Lafayette Avenue East, Mattoon, IL 61938

Bicentennial IOOF Photo Opportunity! July 13 in Springfield.

Guy Rossi from Century Lodge 492 is organizing this. There will be a special antique panoramic photo taken that will look just like the old ones. Help spread the word so the photo is full!

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Please visit our Scholarships page to view and download the IOOF Scholarship forms.


Also, be sure to check out the scholarships available through the Sovereign Grand Lodge at

Be an Odd Fellow!

Video with members of Century #492

Century #492 in Carpentersville, Illinois.

Take a tour of the Grand Lodge offices!

Why be Odd? Why Not!



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.


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.


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!

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