Why am I an Odd Fellow? Part 1

By Ainslie Heilich, PG Tuscola #316 ArtofVintageKarma.com Why am I an Odd Fellow? This is a question that people either ask me that we as members should look deep inside and ask ourselves from time to time so that we can honestly answer why we are so invested in fighting for our beloved Order. I […]

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Odd Fellows Mural in Corvallis, Oregon

The Corvallis Odd Fellows  just sponsored an Odd Fellows themed mural that was painted by artist Alice J Marshall.  It is part of a larger downtown project called the Corvallis Mural Project  which “seeks to establish a comprehensive network of mural activity and engagement by artists, property owners, and the community.” Creative projects like this are […]

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What Every Struggling Lodge Needs. A Rainmaker Revival

For too long things have been allowed to settle.  Leadership became a chore and seen as taking one’s turn in the big chair. Thousands of Lodges slowly began to rot on the vine in neglect under the long hot summer sun in the August of our Order as the fertile spring and summer gave way.   But we can’t just walk away.  There are still so many strong Lodges scattered out there and some that could be easily brought back from the brink with a little water and nurture.

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Odd Fellows Makeover

There has been the need for a makeover for the Odd Fellows for a good long while. Most haven’t heard of us. Those who have either think that we are long gone or just a few old guys that hang out once a month. Sadly, that is the reality in many places, punctuated by the random Lodge here and there that is having a revival.

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Origins and Meanings of the Three Links

In this evolving research piece, I explore the many possible origins of the Three Links. They all have their merits and perhaps one of them is the truth. I also try to delve into the more esoteric symbolism behind the image and the lessons it has to teach us as we contemplate it. Much of this piece is up for interpretation and I welcome any dialogue on this subject.

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