Legislative – The legislative of the Order governs all laws, rule, or regulation for all its singular branches and departments.
Biennial Movable Conference (BMC) – The Biennial Movable Conference for The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in American and Jurisdiction is our Grand Lodge and Grand Household bi-yearly conference for all Lodges and Households. The BMC for the American Jurisdiction is where we go to learn more so about the Order and how it is operated and learn new ways to better serve our members and the committees that we are located in. The BMC is also where all law, or proposition passed affecting, changing, altering, amending, repealing, or abrogating any organic or fundamental law, rule or principle of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America and Jurisdiction.
Executive and Judiciary – The Committee of Management is the executive and judiciary of the Order. They shall have exclusive control of the management. government. and administration of the business affairs of the Order with the enforcement of its laws, and the execution of its purposes generally. This is the highest judicial branch and power in the Order in America and Jurisdiction.
Branches – The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in American and Jurisdiction has several components that makes up the Order. The branches include the Lodges, Households of Ruth, Past Grand Councils, Past Most Noble Governors Chambers, Patriarchy, Juveniles, and Marching Club.
Committee of Management
Most Honorable Grand Master
Honorable Deputy Grand Master Councils
Honorable Grand Secretary
Honorable Grand Treasurer
Honorable Grand Directors (5)
Most Honorable Grand Master Emeritus
Grand Secretary Emeritus
Grand Auditors (3)
Grand Trustee (3)
Committee of Management – The Committee of Management holds the executive and judicial powers of the Order, which shall be composed of nine members, consisting of a Grand Master, a Deputy Grand Master, a Grand Secretary, a Grand Treasurer, and five Grand Directors, who shall be elected at the Biennial Movable Conference (B.M.C) every two years.
National Standing Committee
Ways & Means
Legislation/State of the Order
National Standing Committee – The National Standing Committee of The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in American and Jurisdiction is a stand addition that assist in the governing of the Order. These standing committee is also reproduced on the Area, District, Lodge, and Households.
Director & Co-Director
Past Directors & Past Co-Directors
Areas – The term Areas for The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in American and Jurisdiction represents how the Order is separated. Each Area is made up of several states per Area. The separation into the various areas allows for better management the Order and the various Districts that they manage. Within these Areas there are leaders that are assigned to assist with the mentoring and supporting of the Districts Grand Lodges, District Grand Household of Ruth, Lodges, and Households.
Grand Household of Ruth
Most Worthy Grand Superior
Right Worthy Grand Superior
Worthy Grand Recorder
Worthy Grand Treasure
Worthy Grand Usher
Worthy Grand Prelate
Worthy Grand Chamberlain
Worthy Grand Shepherd
Board of Government (2)
Most Worthy Grand Superior Emeritus
Districts – The term Districts for The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in American and Jurisdiction represents the various states within the Order and the Areas. Each state has two District Grand Lodges one for the brothers and one for the sisters. With two District Lodges, there are two leaders the District Grand Master for the brothers and the District Most Noble Governor with each having their own District By-laws.
The District Lodges and District Household assist with mentoring, set up of new Lodges and Households. The District Lodges and District Household main force is the supporting the operation of the Order, local Lodges, and local Households. The state of South Carolina is in Area II and District 13 for the brothers and District 22 for the sisters. Within an Area and District there is a hierarchy that oversees the area, state, lodges, and households.
District Grand Lodge and District Household of Ruth
District Grand Master & District Grand Most Noble Governor
District Deputy Grand Master & District Grand Right Most Noble Governor
District Grand Secretary & District grand Worth Recorder
District Grand Treasurer
District Grand Auditors (3)
Past District Grand Masters & Past District Grand Most Noble Governors
Lodges and Households
Noble Grand & Noble Governor
Vice Grand, Noble Father, & Right Noble Governor
Permanent Secretary & Worthy Recorder, Noble Governor
Worthy Shepherd, Worthy Chamberlain, Worthy Prelate, Worthy Usher
Past Noble Father & Past Most Noble Governors
Goals – The goals for the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in American and Jurisdiction are charities, education, and social welfare. These goals are the foundation of the Order.