Grand Lodge of Illinois IOOF

Independent Order of Odd Fellows Grand Lodge of Illinois



Ainslie is a Tattoo Artist and co-owns 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.

200th Anniversary License Plates *Deadline this Saturday April 20th!*

This is one instance where you don’t want to be the ODD one out!

The IOOF Special Event License Plates order deadline has been extended to THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 20th!

We have sold out of the automobile license plates.

We still have about 20 motorcycle plates that we can sell to any lodge or member.

These will not be available for your bike but rather for decoration in your lodge to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Odd Fellows.

No need for registration and you will receive your plate after the plate has expired.

Order these plates from Charlene by this Saturday with your desired number ( Lodge number) Cost is still $35.00.

Out of State orders are welcome and postage is extra.

From Jim Bott, Grand Master

Each Lodge should have received the order forms or you can use the one below that appeared in the March issue of the Illinois Odd Fellow.

Call or message Charlene Smith 217-552-2842 if you have any questions.


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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!

Facebook event link


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

Save the Date!



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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