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 …

Press Release for Join or Die

True Fellowship Lodge #52 Presents: “Join or Die” Free Film Night San Jose, CA — March 25, 2024 True Fellowship Lodge #52, a vibrant community center located in San Jose, is pleased to welcome members of their community, including Mayor Matt Mahan, for a thoughtful evening with the new documentary, “Join or Die,” followed by …

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.

Reenactress Fundraiser

On August 12, True Fellowship played host to a birthday party for Andrew Crockett, which doubled as a fundraiser for the film “Reenactress.” Over $5000 was raised, and a wonderful time was had by all who attended.