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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.

2022 Spring Regional Meetings and Degree Days

REGIONAL MEETINGS
Region 1 – Plano, IL – May 7th, 2022
Region 2 – Farmington, IL – February 26th, 2022
Region 3 – Mt. Zion, IL – March 19th, 2022
Region 4 – Jerseyville, IL – April 9th, 2022
Region 5 – Flora, IL – April 30th, 2022

Family day and memorial dedication, Saturday June 4th

Hello Everyone,
Mat is announcing the All Family Fun Day in place of the All Heads of the Order Banquet. Please see attached and put in your calendars.

Scholarships

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

All applications are due March 1st, 2022! 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/

Important Updates for Lodge Meetings

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

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