"Sorry Tom I didn't mean to offend you, I merely meant that there are some historical similarities to the Freemasons and other "closed" societies many of whom were driven to secrecy in the UK due to government mistrust around the time…"
"IOOF is NOT affiliated with the Masons. It is not secretive either. It is non-sectarian, non-religious and open to any adults. I grew up in Spokane, and there was an IOOF there. They have a kitchen, open to the public for lunch. I've…"
"Hello Tom you have an indipendant order of Odd Fellows patriarchs militant branch buckle, the order first formed in the US in 1841 and they are a Masonic style secretive organisation. There aren't too many of them about and it's probably…"