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Is this for you?

Are you Odd? Do you want to be  Odd? Or are you just interested in exactly what Odds do? Whatever your situation this book may be for you.


This manual will be a must have for any member looking for further instruction.

Michael Greenzeiger, DGM (CA) and Ainslie Heilich, SGL Webmaster (IL) are excited to release “The Odd Fellows’ Primer.”  There has been a huge need for updated educational materials for members to reference for the ritual, business, and administrative workings of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for many years. This book is several years in the making and began when Greezeiger was Grand Instructor of California. Heilich came on board in 2019 to start the illustration process.

“The Odd Fellow’s Primer” is cut from the same fabric as the great 19th century Odd Fellow manuals like Grosh and Donaldson. Greenzeiger’s writing style and presentation are a nod to these inspirational books of the past and are accompanied by Heilich’s historically inspired illustrations. Together they work to capture the vitality and passionate ideals that helped our Odd Fellow ancestors achieve great things which they hope to instill in every member who reads this book. Prepare to be inspired.

This project is a labor of love and all proceeds from the first year will go to Michael Greenzeiger’s Grand Master Project. Following that, all proceeds will be used for the “Good of the Order”.

The Odd Fellows’ Primer will be available for purchase on Amazon and bulk discounts for Lodges will be available.



100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment Film and Window Display

The Suffragist Window Project and Film about renowned Suffragist and citizen of Nevada City, Ellen Clark Sargent. 
The Odd Fellows Oustomah Lodge #16 decided to liven up their windows on Broad St. during the initial shutdown by Covid-19 restrictions. This was a member driven project by the lodge artists that created a lively and unique window display honoring and  celebrating the 100th year of passing the 19th Amendment.

The Odd Fellows has come a long way since then. We are now composed of both women and men, working together to revitalize and modernize this ancient fraternal order. We are a part of living history right here in our lovely town. If you are interested in joining this Odd group of amazing folk contact us! With credit to artists: Sasha St. John, Tynowyn French, Mona Lovere. Support with Beverly Schorr, Momo Marzo,

We also facilitated in the filming of a short movie about Ellen Clark Sargent that was filmed inside of the Odd Fellows Temple within this building. Ellen Clark Sargent was a prominent suffragist who worked and lived in Nevada City. She is credited with uniting the West and East coast suffrage movements into a cohesive group. This then evolved into what is now known as the League of Women Voters. She was married to Aaron Clark Sargent, who is credited with writing the 19th Amendment as a U.S. Senator and who was one of the Nevada City Odd Fellows founding fathers and Noble Grand.

Watch the film below and check out the window pictures!

The Window Artist Center
Mona Lovere, Tynowyn French, Sasha St. John
The Odd Women Reflecting
Reflecting Odds with the Suffragist
The Suffragist Puppets
The Suffragist Puppets
Odd Gal Windows Project
Left to Right
Beverly Schorr, Robin Karlstedt, Mona Lovere, Sash St.John,Lisa Lillie, Tynowyn French, Deborah Swan
The Ellen Sargent Video Project
The Producers and the Museum Committee

Suffragest Window Display

The Actors Ellen Sargent Video
Mary Baird as Ellen Sargent, Rick Ewald as a modern day interviewer
The Odd Gal Artists of the Windows
Seated Front: Artists Mona Lovere, Tynowyn French. Standing Rear: Sasha St. John
The Artist of the Window Project
The Artists


During the Covidian era wherein our lodge is currently closed, we are coming up with creative ways to stay connected with one another and our community! For the year 2021 we are currently meeting via Zoom and are looking to create Zoom socials!

All ideas are welcome.. especially Odd ideas!   

Feel free to contact us at

Stay tuned ! 


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