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Ainslie Heilich and Jenn Sereno sit down and chat about their experiences as active members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The conversation spans a big span of topics from getting new members, putting on events, community outreach, the value of learning from long time members, and the future of the IOOF.
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“We found all this great, old regalia that was hidden up in the crawlspace … Almost like National Treasure, it’s like you start down a path of little bread crumbs and it just kinda ropes you in further and further … and here we are,” says Heilich.
Read More Ainslie Heilich talks ODD on Local News
23,000 views…daaaang! We never expected this! We’ve been a blog for just over a year. Thank you, if you’ve ever read ONE article on Heart In Hand. If you’ve read more than one, thank you again and again. And, to put some of ya’ll on blast, we’ve learned something about you: You love the Order, […]
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Words by Roger Sitton http://www.waxa80.com/ Monday, February 19th, 2018 was Brother Horace Bratcher’s 92nd Birthday. Brother Horace is rumored to be Texas’ Oldest Active Odd Fellow. Joining Waxahachie Lodge No. 80 in 1949. He is still very active in the community. He tries to visit the hospital & local funeral homes on a regular basis. […]
Read More Member Profile: Horace Bratcher of Waxa #80
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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My September 11th Story I was working a little-known thing called “counter-terrorism” for the Government. I had just recently been certified in my skill area. I had to go to a seminar at the Pentagon the week of 10 September. By the Grace of God, I picked Monday, 10 September, to go because I hated […]
Read More My September 11th Story by Scott Robinson
The worst is that we are not treating our Lodges as a true business. No one knows we still exist. We are not visible in the community. As a general rule, in my opinion, the IOOF is not good at marketing and business. There are so many things we can do that are simple, cost-effective, and beneficial to get our name out there.
Read More Odd Interview: Scott Robinson, a new member in PA