Odd Fellows Invade Steampunk!

If ever there was a great match-up, it’s the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the mash-up of Victorian futurism, science fiction, and whimsy known as Steampunk. This community holds Clockwork Alchemy, an annual convention in California’s Bay Area. Clockwork Alchemy features authors who write books in the genre, lectures and workshops, creative costuming, and …

Lodge lit up during the candidate forum on January 24th

The Sixth District City Council Candidate Forum

On January 24th, the candidates for the San José District 6 open seat race to replace outgoing council member Dev Davis met together at True Fellowship 52, along with several dozen uncommitted voters, to discuss their policy ideas and qualifications addressing the most pressing issues for district and city residents.

Third Degree Memento containing all symbols of all Odd Fellows Degree

Third Degree Conferred, and a Triumphant Year for Live Degrees Comes to a Conclusion

For District 107, 2023 was the year of the return of live degrees. We initiated candidates in January, February, and May. Several of them received their first degree from Mountain View in March, June, and August. A huge class of candidates from throughout the district received their second degree at Saratoga in September, and finally, 11 candidates received their third degree at True Fellowship on November 29th.

The Odd Fellows at the Dickens Fair

On Sunday, November 19th, at the Cow Palace Arena in San Francisco, members of True Fellowship, Mountain View, Cupertino, and Saratoga lodges, together with their friends, entered the enchanting world of Charles Dickens’s London, not as it was, but as it ought to have been. The day’s entertainment included reenactors for both historic personas and …

Three badges of merit on a black background

Presentation of Badges of Merit

This year, the True Fellowship Lodge was pleased to award the Badge of Merit, one of the highest decorations a lodge can bestow, to three members whose service has been truly above and beyond the duties of Odd Fellows in service to their lodge and their community.

A Visit from our District Deputy

On Wednesday, June 7th, True Fellowship #52 welcomed Zoe Timmerman, the new district deputy for district 107, and Michael Greenzeiger, PGM of California and Zoe’s acting Marshall. At the meeting, Debbie Wolf was installed as the new Vice Grand.

exterior of lodge in daylight, with grounds visible

Celebrate Viva Calle with the San José Odd Fellows

Have you heard about Viva Calle? It’s an event put on by the city of San José, a couple of times each year, where they’ll shut down miles of downtown streets to cars and open them up for the enjoyment of cyclists and pedestrians. Around 100,000 residents will travel some or all of the six-mile …