Non-Masonic Fraternal Organizations
(organizations are listed alphabetically)

Organization Name Website and/or other information

Acacia Fraternity

B'nai B'rith

Civitan International 
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
JOUAM - Junior Order American Mechanics 
Kiwanis Kiwanis International
Knights of Columbus

Knights Templar 
Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Solomon
Autonomous Grand Priory of the United States of America

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 
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
(phone) 254-756-1221
(fax) 254-756-4828
4521 Speight Ave
Waco TX 76711
Rotary Rotary International
Ruritan Ruritan National 


Veteran Organizations
Organization Name Website and/or other information
American Legion
Catholic War Veterans 
Disabled American Veterans
Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States  
The Military Order of the Purple Heart 
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War 
Veterans of the Vietnam War
VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars
Vietnam Veterans of America


Also see for an excellent, long list of abbreviations applying to many, many fraternal organizations.

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