posted on Oct, 11 2007 @ 11:35 PM
The Masonic Lodge I belong to actually rents our lodge space from the local Odd Fellows Lodge, its quite the building. The Odd Fellows in my town are
all quite old and in fact the youngest member of the lodge is 62 (that not being quite old I understand) but they are in desperate need for younger
Many of their members are in their upper 80's and many are quite ill and no new members are in their future I'm afraid. It looks like their lodge,
like many others is dying.
Interestingly, many of members of the Odd Fellows Lodge do not want new members, they just want the lodge to stay status quo and although our Masonic
Lodge is growing and flourishing, they are slowly fading away.
I think that although Masonry has had the ups and downs of a wild EKG, recent publicity from TV, the press, etc., has helped sustain it and may be
helping us grow, unfortunately groups like the Odd Fellows, and the Rebekahs are disappering because frankly no one knows they are there.
[edit on 10/11/2007 by woodwhite]