Genealogy Projects tagged with clubs on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Freemasons in America

    Freemasons, or simply "Masons," have been an integral part of American culture since the Colonial period and have immeasurably shaped the Republic through their leadership, altruism, public service, and character. Although the most famous Freemasons have been presidents, CEOs, and other public figures, the vast majority of Freemasons were and are small-town members working in their own communit...

  • Fraternal Organizations

    A fraternity or fraternal organization is an organized society of men associated together in an environment of companionship and brotherhood; dedicated to the intellectual, physical, and social development of its members. In recent decades, many fraternal organizations have opened membership to women, but these groups are typically still classified as fraternal due to their roots and missions...

  • Freemasons Portal

    Please read this overview in its entirety before considering adding any profiles. Members of American, Brazilian, Canadian, Dutch, English, Irish, and Scottish lodges should not be added here. Read on to find out why. This is the master project for Freemasons on Geni. Freemasons, or simply "Masons," have been an important part of Western culture for centuries and have immeasurably shaped ...

  • Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

    In New York City, a small group of actors and entertainers, wishing to continue their social gatherings on Sundays, when New York's blue laws prevented the opening of public establishments, began to meet regularly as the "Jolly Corks," a name derived from a bar trick introduced by the group's organizer. While the meetings were held with regularity, apparently no form nor substance resulted, exc...

  • Rotary International

    Service Above Self = Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated human rights purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a secular organization open to all people regardless of race, color, cree...

  • Knights of Pythias

    “If fraternal love held all men bound, how beautiful this world would be” - Justus H. Rathbone The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal and philanthropic organization that was founded on February 19, 1864 by Justus H. Rathbone. Rathbone was inspired by the Greek legend of Damon and Pythias, which illustrates true friendship, and this tenet is at the heart of the organization. The o...

  • Lions Clubs International

    Dr. William P. Woods of Evansville, Indiana originally founded (chartered) the “Royal Order of Lions” as a fraternal organization (and as a secret society) on August 8, 1911. However, after only a few years, that organization would be disbanded in favor of a more service oriented organization. Dr. Woods began forming new Lions Clubs as early as 1915 for the new purpose of starting...

  • New England Order of Protection

    The New England Order of Protection was fraternal benefit/mutual aid society serving New England. Its foundational principles were equity, benevolence, and charity. The Order was founded in 1887 and incorporated in Massachusetts. It had splintered off from the Knights and Ladies of Honor, which was one of the reasons the N.E.O.P. was always gender-inclusive. According to the N.E.O.P.'s founde...

  • Loyal Order of the Moose

    Though the Moose fraternal organization was founded in the late 1800s with the modest goal of offering men an opportunity to gather socially, it was reinvented during the first decade of the 20th century into an organizational dynamo of men and women who set out to build a city that would brighten the futures of thousands of children in need all across North America.When Dr. John Henry Wilson, ...