Fraternals
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Non-Masonic Fraternal Organizations
(organizations are listed alphabetically)

Organization Name Website and/or other information

Acacia Fraternity
http://acacia.org

B'nai B'rith
http://bnaibrith.org/

Civitan
Civitan International
http://www.civitan.org/ 
Druids United Ancient Order of Druids, U.A.O.D.
NOT a religious or pagan group, but a fraternal organization similar to the others on this list
Eagles Fraternal Order of Eagles
Elks Benevolent Protective Order of Elks
The Grange official name - The Patrons of Husbandry
founded Dec. 4, 1867, in Washington, D.C.
202-628-3507 or 888-4-grange
1616 H Street NW
Washington DC 20006-4999
Jaycees Junior Chamber of Commerce
http://www.usjaycees.org/
JOUAM - Junior Order American Mechanics  http://bessel.org/jouam.htm 
Kiwanis Kiwanis International
http://www.kiwanis.org/
Knights of Columbus http://www.kofc-supreme-council.org/

Knights Templar
http://www.smotj.org/ 
(non-Masonic)
Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Solomon
Autonomous Grand Priory of the United States of America

Lions
Lions International
Moose Moose International
Odd Fellows official name - Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Sovereign Grand Lodge I.O.O.F.
422 Trade Street
Winston-Salem NC 27101-2830
Optimists International http://www.optimist.org/ 
Patriotic Order, Sons Of America  
Pythias official name - Knights of Pythias
The Supreme Lodge, Knights of Pythias
1495 Hancock Street
Quincy MA 02169-5236
(phone) 617-472-8800
(fax) 617-376-0363
Red Men official name - The Improved Order of Red Men
http://www.redmen.org/
(phone) 254-756-1221
(fax) 254-756-4828
4521 Speight Ave
Waco TX 76711
(email)
info@redmen.org
Rotary Rotary International
http://www.rotary.org/
Ruritan Ruritan National
http://www.ruritan.org/ 
Soroptimists http://www.soroptimist.org
Woodmen http://www.woodmen.com/ 

 

Veteran Organizations
Organization Name Website and/or other information
American Legion http://www.legion.org/
Amvets http://www.amvets.org/
Catholic War Veterans http://www.ocwvets.org/ 
Disabled American Veterans http://www.dav.org/
Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. http://www.jwv.org 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States  
The Military Order of the Purple Heart http://www.purpleheart.org/ 
Sons of Confederate Veterans http://www.scv.org/
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War http://suvcw.org/ 
Veterans of the Vietnam War http://www.vvnw.org/
VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars http://www.vfw.org
Vietnam Veterans of America http://205.229.234.151/
 

 

Also see http://www.exonumia.com/art/society.htm for an excellent, long list of abbreviations applying to many, many fraternal organizations.


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