The United Ancient Order of Druids (UAOD) is an international fraternal organization, organized in London in 1781. It is non-political and non-sectarian. It does not promote, study, or have ceremonies relating to any religious beliefs. Its objects are simply to bring people together to promote moral and social virtues, assist members and their families, and foster a spirit of good fellowship. Local groups are called Groves. Iona Grove #1, in the Washington DC area, meets four times a year for a dinner or lunch, presentation of a paper about fraternal organizations, and interesting discussions. Iona Grove #1 also meets to confer the degrees of the UAOD, which are similar to those in other fraternal organizations such as Freemasonry. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, of good character, and recognize the existence of a supreme power of the universe. If you are interested in applying for membership, please complete this application and return it as described at the bottom of this form.
To the Officers and Members of Iona Grove #1, UAOD:
I have a favorable opinion of the social, fraternal, and benevolent aims of Iona Grove #1 and the UAOD, and I hereby apply to be initiated and to join Iona Grove #1, UAOD.
Full name (& usual form of name, if different):
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Telephone at home:
Telephone at work:
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By signing this application I certify that the above information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.
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Please return this application, when it is completed, to the Secretary-Treasurer of Iona Grove #1 for 2000-2001, Paul M. Bessel, 2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy #1521, Arlington VA 22202-3855. Please enclose a check for $35 for the Initiation fee, made payable to Iona Grove #1. Please note that this fee does not cover annual dues of $30 (if you live within 100 miles of Washington, D.C.) or $20 (if you live elsewhere), which will be payable at the time of your initiation.
If you have any questions about this application, Iona Grove #1, or the UAOD, please contact the Noble Arch (the head of the Grove) for 2000-2001, Kwame Acquaah, at 6015-D Rock Cliff Lane, Alexandria VA 22315, (home phone) 703-922-7425, (work phone) 202-973-2815, (fax number) 202-467-5583, (email) [email protected].