Grand Lodge of Illinois IOOF

Independent Order of Odd Fellows Grand Lodge of Illinois



Grand Lodge Session Forms

Hello Everyone,

It is getting to be that time of year again when we start preparing for Grand Lodge Sessions.  Please be sure to get your reports in for your lodges and committees if you haven’t done so already.  In September you will be receiving the new Bills and Legislation to be acted upon at the Session in October. If your lodge has any legislation, Bills or Resolutions they want to present please send them to Grand Lodge Officer before September 1, 2022. 

The Rebekahs can join us for Lunch again this year all they have to do is fill out a form and submit either the $20.00 or $30.00 depending on the time frame that they pay. 

You can fill in the registration form on your computer and save under your name and attach it to email and send the registration form back to me,  but don’t forget to mail your checks to the Grand Lodge Office at P.O. Box 248 Lincoln, IL 62656-0248. 

Also attached please find the following.

  1. Rebekah Assembly Schedule for Grand Lodge.
  2. Odd Fellow Schedule for Grand Lodge.
  3. Banquet Ticket information for Grand Lodge.
  4. Crowne Plaza Room Reservation Form.
  5. A Fillable Registration form for Grand Lodge. $20.00 before September 15th and $30.00 after September 15th. That is paid in our office not just the form.
  6. Past Grand Certificate for Grand Lodge Degree.
  7. Letter from the Grand Secretary with information.

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



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

Be an Odd Fellow!

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!

Odd Fellows Valediction


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