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Monday, January 11th, 2010
6:56 am
flickr group
Good Morning Siblings,

So have folks shared IOOF related pics in Flickr before?

Saturday, August 29th, 2009
9:45 am
Hi, all! I discovered the Odd Fellows and the Rebekahs while researching the symbols on my great grandparents' headstones, and have been interested ever since. It sounds like an organization I'd love to be a part of. I live in Alaska, though, and while my googling has turned up two Rebekah lodges in the state, neither is near enough for me to be a part of.

I'm headed to Washington (state) in a couple of weeks and am thinking of contacting someone to find out more while I'm there - I actually fly down to the Seattle area more frequently than I get to Fairbanks or Ketchikan (the two Alaskan lodges I found). I just sort of wondered whether there would be any point to joining now, or if I would even be able to. Are there ways for isolated members to be active?
Wednesday, June 17th, 2009
9:45 am
Initiatory Degree tonight
Good Morning Brothers and Sisters,

Hermann-Dexter Lodge #133 IOOF will be having an Initiatory Degree tonight.

There will be a short business meeting at 7:30PM before the officers change into the appropriate garb and perfom the Degree work.

So if you are in the area stop on by for some OddFellowship!

Noble Grand

Current Mood: good
Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
6:49 am
It is election day in the USA
I may not agree on the issues with the various people who can or will read this.

I care more about everyone eligible exercising their right to vote.

Please vote today. (well, if you have not already)

It is only a democracy if people (demos) participate.

Current Mood: hopeful
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
12:31 pm
dvds of degrees
From a mailing list I am on:

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I think this could be of great use to a number of Lodges out there.

Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, January 8th, 2008
11:54 am
Installation of Officers
Greetings Brethren,

Hermann-Dexter Lodge #133 IOOF will be having their Installation of officers on Wednesday January 16, 2008 at 8pm. This will be an open Installation per the incoming Noble Grand. If anyone here is interested in attending please drop a line.


Friday, January 4th, 2008
2:40 pm
Installation of officers
Hermann-Dexter Lodge #133 IOOF in Dedham MA will be having an open Installation of officers on Wednesday January 16, 2008 at 8PM.

frommy, trypheanoia, perseph12 and myself (erik_j_meyer) will be installed as officers.

If you will be in the area and would like to attend I would invite you to drop us a line so we know to have enough food.

Current Mood: excited
Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
11:30 am
anyone here on LinkedIn.com?
Dear Brother/Sister

Now we have a group on LinkedIn for Odd Fellows brothers all over the

Here is the link for the invitation to the group "Independent Order of
Odd Fellows", in case this have your interests.

Please send this mail to other brothers of IOOF on LinkedIn.

Br. Kim Vangslev
#11 Columbus


Now, I could see this being argued for and against. On one side it is no real more networking than if you were a member of any other group, like the sca. On the other hand some could see this as 'mercenary motives' and actually giving credence to the conspiracy theories that all oddfellows are in cahoots. Personally I see it as a more prominent way to list my group affiliations than jsut having them in my profile under 'interests'. Then again I do not really use the site for much.
Friday, August 31st, 2007
10:29 am
Monday, July 9th, 2007
9:38 am
from a list I am on
One of the oddfellows lists that I am on recently had these messages on it.

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I am guessing that more than one person here has seen these lists or a variation of them at some point. Maybe you have recognized the people these lists are talking about. Maybe you are one of these people. I think these go hand in hand with the 'Ten Master Mason' poem about how to revitalize a Lodge. I guess my question for the Brethren assembled here is: what have you done that worked? Do you think that it could be implemented in another Lodge? What else are you looking to do that people could assist you with?
Thursday, April 26th, 2007
10:09 am
Friday, February 2nd, 2007
11:06 am

Be an active member,
The kind that would be missed:
Don't be just contented
That your name is on the list.
Do attend the meetings
And mingle with the crowd:
Don't stay at home
And crab both long and loud.
Do take an active part
To help the lodge along.
And take time out to visit
A member who is sick.
Don't leave the work for just a few
And gripe about the clique
There is quite a program scheduled
That means success if done,
And it can be accomplished
With the help of everyone.
So Attend the meetings regularly
And help with hand and heart,
Be an active member
And take an active part.
Think this over, Member
Are we Right or are we Wrong?
Be an Active Member
Don't just belong
Monday, January 22nd, 2007
12:53 pm
Supporting DARE
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What local programs does your Lodge support? Something newsworthy? Something better supported anonymously?
12:50 pm
Lodge Activites
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So are any other Lodges up to something?
Thursday, December 21st, 2006
4:54 pm
Anything going on in Hillsboro OR 12/22/06 -12/30/06?
Good Afternoon Brethren,

As I am about to embark upon a journey to the other coast I figured I would ask if anything knew of anything going on out in the Hillsboro OR area next week.
Tuesday, December 12th, 2006
7:34 am
I thought this was appropriate
I received the following from a member of my Lodge:

"On December 14 at noon the project "wreaths across america" will be placing 5 wreaths - one for each brach of military service - at the National Cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts.

I am posting for all the veterans I know to inform them just in case they would like to attend.

To learn more about this project go to

http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/ "

Given that the oddfellows place the wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown soldier I figure it is in keeping with the spirit of the group to post this here.
Friday, October 6th, 2006
4:06 pm
Open House
from http://www.massfreemasonry.org/

Celebrating Freemasonry throughout the Commonwealth, Saturday, October 7th has been declared "Square & Compasses Day." Building on the tremendous success of last year's event, more than 170 Masonic Lodge buildings in the state will be hosting Open Houses and welcoming the public through their doors between 9am - 3 pm to learn more about the positive impact Freemasonry has on its members, their families and communities. For more information, please visit: http://AskAFreemason.org/
Sunday, October 1st, 2006
10:28 am
A little press
Good Morning folks,

From one of the oddfellows list that I am on I received this link to a local paper's article.

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related link: http://robertleo.com/ioofstuff.html

I think that it looks like a good article for that Lodge and portrays the Order in an overall positive light.
Saturday, September 23rd, 2006
12:01 pm
I found this wandering around on the web. Old but interesting. ..

written by Carl Eskridge
McCabe Lodge #56 Abingdon VA
(copied from "THE VIRGINIA ODD FELLOW", page 14 1937)

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006
10:51 pm
just in case anyone is out that way
Hi Friends:

Send this information to everyone on your contact list. We'd like lots of friends there.

A band called Route111 will be performing a free concert at Union Square in San Francisco on Sunday, October 1 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. It's part of the City's Jewels in the Park music series. Rebekah Children's Services is the featured charity at the event. We will be there with promotional items and a display. We want lots of friends to go.

To hear Route111's music, go here.

Eleanor Villarreal, CDO
Rebekah Children's Services
evillarreal@ rcskids.org
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