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Grand Lodge of Illinois IOOF

Independent Order of Odd Fellows Grand Lodge of Illinois

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Ainslie

Ainslie is a Tattoo Artist and owner of Vintage Karma in Tuscola, IL. He is an Odd Fellow and founding member and Past Grand of Tuscola #316 which is right above the tattoo studio. Ainslie is also a member of Owl Creek Rebekah #91, Champaign Encampment #68, and Zonar Canton #18, all of Fisher, IL. He is also on the Grand Lodge of IL IOOF Web Committee and the Sovereign Grand Lodge Communications Committee and built/maintains their websites and Facebook Pages and is a founder of the Heart in Hand blog. When he is not tattooing or Odd Fellowing he built/maintains the official website and Facebook page for guitarist G.E. Smith and helps keep the fans connected.

Scholarships

img_2479 Please visit our Forms page to view and download the IOOF Scholarship forms.

All applications are due March 1st, 2023! Any received after the deadline WILL NOT be considered.

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 https://odd-fellows.org/programs/education-foundation/

December 10th Planning Committee Meeting Signup

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE MEETING

Planning Committee Meeting for DDGMs, RDs, and GL Officers.

November 19th School of Instruction Registration

To be rescheduled!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION

 

Grand Lodge Insurance Program Questionnaire

The Grand Lodge is looking into a group insurance program to insure lodge building around the state. We want you to understand this is a voluntary program, but preliminary results show possible savings as well as improved coverage. To be able to proceed we need some help from your lodge. Please fill out the online questionnaire below or print out the physical copy and return as soon as possible.

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE QUESTIONNAIRE

New email address for the Grand Lodge

Brothers & Sisters, facilities, Management Corp, OFRH: Due to continuing issues with Frontier Email system (they use yahoo forwarding) and to create a savings of $1000.00 per year for our email services (Frontier was charging us for 12 email slots when we only needed 4) we made the change. This will be more efficient and cost less so it is a win-win for the Grand Lodge. Please note the new email addresses for Grand Secretary, Janis, and management corp. We will still receive the old emails from the previous email address for 30-60 days but please change over to the new email soon.

In FL&T,

Richard E. Herring’Grand Secretary

NEW EMAIL ADDRESSES FOR THE GRAND LODGE OF ILLINOIS

glioof@ioof-il.org

grandsecretary1@ioof-il.org

grandeditor@ioof-il.org

ioofmanagement@ioof-il.org

Be an Odd Fellow!

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!

Odd Fellows Valediction

Valediction

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