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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I agree: the featured image of the “man-chickens” is pretty odd. One of the things we’re supposed to do as Odd Fellows is take care of one another so here are 10 webpages that can help you lead a better Odd life! The first two you may have to copy and paste in your address […]
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Here is a new motivational/inspirational image I made. Please feel free to share it in anyway you like! In FL&T Ainslie Heilich Tuscola #316
Read More Carry the Light of Friendship, Love, and Truth- by Ainslie Heilich
For years, I wanted to belong to a fraternal order. I’d researched several and settled on Odd Fellowship. It took a couple of years of trying to contact people before someone eventually replied, and so my journey to Jericho began. The journey has been difficult, but not without diamonds found along the way. My first […]
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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 […]
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Speech to the 2017 Delegates to the Pilgrimage Trip by David Scheer Peninsula Lodge #128, Portland, Oregon http://www.keepportlandodd.com First off, let be begin by saying thank you to our delegates. All three of you are amazing, and I am so proud that you represented us on the Pilgrimage trip this year. Now, I’ve been asked […]
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So many feel powerless in their daily lives, from dead end jobs and corporate slavery to societal expectations and financial limitations, people are craving empowerment over their chaotic lives. Odd Fellows can do all that and more. We just have to look inward to see the built in value that we have to offer our members that is currently being ignored.
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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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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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