Grand Lodge of Illinois IOOF

Independent Order of Odd Fellows Grand Lodge of Illinois

August mailings

2020 Grand Lodge Sessions cancelled

COVID-19 Updates from GL and SGL

Dispensation by the SGM for COVID-19 Meeting Cancellations


Good afternoon leaders of all branches of the order,

Under the growing concerns of Coronavirus (covid-19) the executive board and the Grand Master have determined that all large gatherings (regional meetings, round ups, district meetings, etc.) are to be suspended until further notice in all branches of the order within the Jurisdiction of Illinois.

As of this moment individual lodges etc. can utilize the discretion of the leadership to determine a viable course of action for meeting nights. Please do your diligence to get this information out to the local lodges as soon as possible as we do not have all of the proper contact information without sending a paper mail letter which will be following.

This is primarily in response to the effects and susceptibility of infection spreading to our senior members.

Yours in F,L&T

Mathew R. Yingling Deputy Grand Master I.O.O.F Jurisdiction of Illinois

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Calendar of Events

2020 Regional Meetings/All Degree Days

2020 Regional Meetings/All Degree Days

All Regionals start promptly at 10am unless otherwise stated. Please plan on being at the Lodge by 9-9:30am to sign in or register for Degrees.

Feb 1stRegion #4 (North) Pioneer #70, Winchester, IL
Feb 22ndRegion #2 Memento #44, Farmington, IL
Mar 7thRegion #4 (South) Waterloo #27, Waterloo, IL
Mar 21stRegion #3 Mt. Zion #300, Mt. Zion, IL
Apr 11thRegion #5 Flora #151, Flora, IL
Apr 18thRegion #1 Sycamore #105, Sycamore, IL


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

All applications were due March 1st, 2020! Any received after the deadline WILL NOT be considered. Please stay tuned for next year’s scholarship application December of 2020.

Since 1985, the Scholarship Committee has awarded $606,000.00 in Scholarships to deserving students throughout the state of Illinois. Which is an average of $17,823.53 per year and 20-30 scholarships per year.

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

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