Odd Fellows Odd Cast

Odd Fellows Odd Cast

Sharing the crunchy goodness of being an Odd Fellow on this Odd Cast...

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April 24, 2022 39 min

Past Grand Master Peter Sellars and host Joseph Benton discuss the rich history of Odd Fellows Books along with a new announcement of Peter's latest book.

To purchase a copy of A Reference Book of the Odd Fellows and the California Gold Rush (2022), send a check or money order in the amount of $13.00, plus $3.50 s/h to:

“Peter V. Sellars”
Odd Fellows Building
26 - 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions' Wilmer Eye Institute is the home of the Odd Fellows Professor. Several generations have passed since the first one and they have received millions from the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and they have accomplished amazing work! Corneal transplant surgery was pioneered here. Many other great advancements in medical science also have been made. Learn what the Odd Fellows have been helping...

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Join PGM Peter Sellars and host Joseph Benton as they discuss tips for a new Noble Grand which can benefit anyone leading a lodge, Encampment, etc.

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Historians Penelope Ismay and Simon Cordery are both authors of books on Friendly Societies and discuss the early cultural and societal influences that made Odd Fellows well-known and also that made them largely unknown today.

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The Noble Order of Muscovites is a secret society that doesn't exist and you can join them! No dues! No meetings! Raising money for charities!

Sound too good to be true? Learn more in this Odd Fellows Odd Cast with several Noble Muscovites as we discuss what it's all about. David Scheer, Brett Hurliman and Johanna Norton join host Joseph Benton for a few laughs and Muscovites history that parties back to 1899!

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An Interview with Deputy Grand Master of Louisiana and Junior Past Grand Eddie LeBouef about the commemorative coin for their new lodge and for Odd Fellows Rest (a beautiful old cemetery in New Orleans).

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A spirited discussion with a potential member who said no to joining because of the requirement to believe with PGM/PGP Peter Sellers and PGM Rick Boyles discussing possible legislation to enforce the belief requirement.

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A discussion with PGM/PGP Peter Sellers about the three different Odd Fellows Swords and their uses in and outside of Canton and Patriarchs Militant.

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An interview with Jim Hobbs, President of the Soquel Pioneer and Historical Association about the legendary tobacco-chewing, hard-drinking, rough and tumble fist-fighting six-horse stagecoach driver Charley Parkhurst who was an also an Odd Fellow. Charley's death revealed a twist that shocked the Soquel Odd Fellows and made headlines across the country.

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An interview with two Odd Fellows who are also Masons. Joseph Benton (who is not a Mason but is an Odd Fellow) interviews Eddie LeBoeuf III, Deputy Grand Master of Louisiana (IOOF) and also a founding member of the resurrected Odd Fellows Lodge in New Orleans and S.M. "Sully" Sullivan, Past Grand Guardian of Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia (IOOF) and Past Noble Grand of Abraham Simmons Lodge No. 13.

(Check out Sully&...

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If you would like more info on the current situation, check out https://oddfellowscemeterycolma.com/

Here is an excellent and very detailed article by the LA Times that focuses on who the baby turned out to be and how she ended up being discovered in the former cemetery:
https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-miranda-metal-casket-girl-identified-20170509-htmlstory.html

If you would like to learn more about the non-profit that he...

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A great project for times like these when the pandemic is hard on everyone in different ways. With the help of local businesses and gardeners, people can pick up or drop off seeds or produce or plants!

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If you would like to join the Dedicated Members for Change, feel free to contact Dave Rosenberg at daverose@jps.net, Rick Boyles at mbhr@ix.netcom.com or Peter Sellars at ioofsf@earthlink.net.

For information on the Initiation Dinner, contact Michael Greenzeiger at greenzeiger@gmail.com.

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This is an interview with Wayne Guerts of the Sovereign Grand Lodge Communications Committee.

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