Creation of The Improve Order of Patriotic Odd Fellows
The District Grand Lodge No. 13 of South Carolina Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America in April of 2022 broke away from the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America and Jurisdiction. The District Grand Lodge No. 13 of South Carolina Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America founded a new national Improve Order of Patriotic Odd Fellows under its incorporation and its 501 C3 with TEN Regions throughout United States we will be having new Regional Directors, District Grand Masters, Noble Grands, Co- Regional Directors, District Most Noble Governor, and Most Noble Governor. These TEN Regions are as followed:
Region No. 1 Region No. 2 Region No. 3 Region No. 4
District of Columbia Delaware Indiana Florida
Maryland Pennsylvania Illinois Louisiana
Virginia New York Michigan Georgia
North Carolina Massachusetts Ohio Alabama
South Carolina New Jersey Wisconsin Bahamas
West Virginia Connecticut
Region No. 5 Region No. 6 Region No. 7 – Texas
Tennessee Montana Austin
Mississippi Wyoming Dallas
Arkansas Oklahoma Houston
Kentucky Oregon Lubbock
Missouri Washington San Antonio
Region No. 8 Region No. 9 Region No. 10
Jefferson (California) Arizona Kansas
North California Utah Iowa
Silicon Valley (California) Colorado Wisconsin
Central California Nevada Nebraska
West California New Mexico South Dakota
South California North Dakota
Sec. 2, At each annual meeting there may be elected by the District Grand Lodge and Sub-District Grand Lodge Session delegate(s) from the Improve Order of Patriotic Odd Fellows to attend the District Grand Lodge and Sub-District Grand Lodge Session and there to take part in the making of the laws of the Order.
Sec. 3. Said delegates so elected shall attend the District Grand Lodge and Sub-District Grand Lodge Session in June the expenses for which shall be paid from the general funds of the Order and the District or Sub-District shall have the authority to determine how much shall be spent for this purpose. The delegate(s) shall report to the District Grand Lodge or Sub-District Grand Lodge each Session and to the following the District Grand Lodge and Sub-District Grand Lodge Session.
Sec. 4. The District Grand Lodge and Sub-District Grand Lodge Session shall furnish said delegate(s) with proper credentials signed by the District Grand Master or Sub-District Grand Master, and District Grand Secretary or Sub-District Grand Secretary, with the seal of the District Grand Lodge or Sub-District Grand Lodge thereon, authorizing the delegate(s) to represent the Improve Order of Patriotic Odd Fellows. Said delegate(s) so elected are hereby authorized, empowered, and direct to cast a vote for financial lodge within the jurisdiction of the District Grand Lodge or Sub-District Grand Lodge.
Sec. 5. The District Grand Lodge or Sub-District Grand Lodge is hereby authorized, empowered, and directed too appropriate from the funds of the Order an enough to defray the expenses of said delegate.
Sec. 6. Each Lodge gets two said delegate votes, and that person must have all their seven degrees (Past Noble Father degree). They may also transfer their votes to any individual within their state if the lodge votes to pass to another.
Sec. 7. Member may also vote at a District or Sub-District Session if they have the Past District Grand Master’s degree or Grey Degree you can receive at a District Session with current fee and application being submitted. Individual must also be currently finical with their state, lodge, and Past District Grand Master’s Council.
For efficient administration in providing Lodges and Households with maximum benefits, opportunities and services offered by the Improve Order of Patriotic Odd Fellows in its program to encourage effective Communication and Leadership, Districts composed of Lodges/Households are established by the Board of Directors and United Committee of Management.
As Administrative Units established by the United Committee of Management, Districts aid, counsel, and training for Officers and Members of each Lodge/Household to help each obtain and maintain a high standard of excellence in programing and operation.
Each District must maintain an efficient, diligent, well-informed Administrative Organization with a high standard of excellence in its operation and in contact with Regional Director and United Committee of Management always.
Note –This Manuel is a guide for District Administration and Educational, and Community
Programing. A knowledge of the policies, procedures, and services of the organization will
assist District Officers to give and receive the benefits to be experienced from them
participation as Executives and Leaders of them District.
THE DISTRICT METHODS.
The District Grand Lodge having three or more subordinate Lodges made of its own accord and shall be in .………….. City, ..…………….. State.
A convention shall be held in ..……………..City, ..…………….. State in said State……………. (State name) may agree upon by most of the Lodges in said proposed district to have convention to be composed of delegates not exceeding three from any one Lodge, who may be selected from the Most Venerable Patriarchs. Past Grand Masters and Past Noble Fathers. They shall meet at the time and place agreed upon and organize said District Grand Lodge according to this constitution, but no member thereof shall be below the rank of Past Noble Father.
The convention shall be called to order in due form by the senior delegate in rank of the senior Lodge present and shall proceed to and elect a temporary Chairman and Secretary. A committee of three on credentials shall next be appointed by the Chairman, who shall examine and pass upon all credentials and report their action to the convention; and when the report is adopted and thereafter admitted, they shall proceed to the organization of Grand Lodge by nominating and electing the following officers, to wit:
District Grand Master District Deputy Grand Master.
District Deputy Sub-District Grand Masters District Grand Secretary.
District Grand Treasurer. District Attorney
District Grand Director District Grand Auditors
District Grand Household of Ruth Director District Grand Past Grand Masters Council
District Grand Historian District Chaplain
Patriarchy Director District Pyramid Director
District Legislations of State of the Order District Education Director
District Public Relations Director District Hospitality Director
District Historian Director District Senior Citizens Director
District Social Services Director District Youth Director
District Membership Director
Note – Each of the six Sub-Districts Grand Lodge shall send representatives from their Sub-Districts Grand Lodge to work with their District Grand Lodge Officer.