I never gave fraternal organizations much thought until lately when I came across some titles in the bookstore about freemasonry. There seems to be something cultish about freemasonry. Why are they so secretive? They're known as the word's oldest secret society. There are so many of these organizations and I wondered if membership has dwindled since there are so many other things these days to keep people occupied. Does anyone belong to any of these fraternal or military organizations? Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Fraternal Order of Eagles Freemasonry or The Order of Free and Accepted Masons Order of the Eastern Star (Branch of the Masons for Men & Women) The Shrine of North America (Shriners) Independent Order of Odd Fellows (Rebekahs for Women) Kiwanis International Knights of Columbus Lions Club International Jaycees Rotary International The Grange Veterans of Foreign Wars The American Legion These are just a few. Anyone here belong to any of these organizations? I'd join but I'm afraid that someone would always be asking me to bake a pie or something. Just kidding.