Let’s face it, with the average age of our membership, the most effective method to reach all of the Odd Fellows in Sovereign Grand Lodge is through a paper publication. It’s the single best way our leadership has to communicate to all of members. Yet, I’m willing to bet the vast majority of our Brothers and Sisters opt out of this communications device by choosing to not re-subscribe. By doing so, they are choosing to turn off communications with our national leadership, which in turn disconnects them from the fraternity.
Read More Communication Breakdown – by Seth Anthony
Submitted by Seth Anthony Triune Lodge #307 Middletown, PA I have a question for you. Would you rather have the very best of a lesser product or the bare minimum of the best product? Let me share some examples. Would you like to have a loaded Kia sedan, with all the bells and whistles, or […]
Read More I Have a Question for You. – by Seth Anthony
“We all have the same problems you know” he said. “Whether Odd Fellows, Masons, Pythians, or Rotarians – it’s the same issues, they just have different names.” I pondered on that statement and realized how true it was. Later, I spoke to my Pastor who lamented the issues facing the church and membership. Then I heard it again from a client at work, who was saddened by the lack of interest in their charitable mission.
Read More The Fraternal Spectrum – by Seth Anthony
This year, on Halloween, I had the pleasure of going to a live performance of the Lore Podcast given by its creator, Aaron Mahnke, at the historic Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia. If you’ve not checked out Lore, I strongly encourage you do. During each episode, Mahnke tells a series of strange, historically accurate stories relating to a common theme. His show has over 97 million downloads and was recently made into an Amazon Prime television series.
Read More Telling the Story of Odd Fellowship
Submitted by Seth Anthony Triune Lodge #307 Middletown, PA As I toured some new members around our Lodge room, I pointed to an old Encampment apron and collar on the wall. It was beautifully mounted and displayed. The bullion thread showed nary a bit of tarnish. It looked as if the regalia had been boxed […]
Read More Wearing the Pride of the Order- by Seth Anthony
Submitted by Seth Anthony Triune Lodge #307 Middletown, PA When I first joined Odd Fellowship, a wise veteran member let me in on a secret. “The F in FLT doesn’t stand for friendship. It stands for frugal.” Oh, how right he was. When I returned to Odd Fellowship after a several year hiatus, I was […]
Read More Being Cheap vs Being Frugal – by Seth Anthony
By Seth Anthony I am an Odd Fellow, just like my father and my grandfather before. I’m also a Freemason, a Knight of Pythias, and a slew of other titles. Fraternalism isn’t just a club for me; it’s my passion and life’s work. I firmly believe that my Lodge does deserve my best efforts. I […]
Read More Giving Odd Fellowship a Second Chance – by Seth Anthony