IOOF ACRONYMS & ABBREVIATIONS

Odd Fellow and Rebekah Lodges

NG Noble Grand (Presiding Officer)

VG Vice Grand (Deputy Presiding Officer)

PNG Past Noble Grand (Has Presided over a Rebekah Lodge)

PG Past Grand (Has Presided over an Odd Fellows Lodge)

Secty Secretary

FS Financial Secretary

T Treasurer

Grand Lodge

Odd Fellows Lodges in a jurisdiction send representatives to their Grand Lodge. In New Zealand and Iceland, Rebekah Lodges also send representatives to Grand Lodge.

PGM Past Grand Master

GM Grand Master (Presiding Officer)

DGM Deputy Grand Master (Deputy Presiding Officer)

GW Grand Warden (Will proceed to DGM)

GT & PGT (Past) Grand Treasurer

GS & PGS (Past) Grand Secretary

GR Grand Representative (Represents the Grand Lodge at the SGL Sessions)

GLD Grand Lodge Director

Appointive officers

GI & PGI (Past) Grand Instructor – instructs DDGMs

GMa & PGMa (Past) Grand Marshal

GC & PGC (Past) Grand Conductor

GCh & PGCh (Past) Grand Chaplain

GMu & PGMu (Past) Grand Musician

GCB & PGCB (Past) Grand Colour Bearer

GG & PGG (Past) Grand Guardian

GH & PGH (Past) Grand Herald

DDGM District Deputy Grand Master

RA – Rebekah Assembly

Rebekah Lodges in a jurisdiction send delegates to their Rebekah Assembly. In New Zealand and Iceland, there is no Rebekah Assembly. Rebekah Lodges send representatives to Grand Lodge.

PP or PPRA Past President, Rebekah Assembly

PRA President, Rebekah Assembly

VPRA Vice President, Rebekah Assembly

WRA Warden, Rebekah Assembly

DDP District Deputy President

Appointive officers

Ma & PMa (Past) Marshal

C & PC (Past) Conductor

Ch & PCh (Past) Chaplain

Mu & PMu (Past) Musician

CB & PCB (Past) Colour Bearer

IG & PIG (Past) Inside Guardian

OG & POG (Past) Outside Guardian

SGL – The Sovereign Grand Lodge

Grand Lodges and Grand Encampments in each jurisdiction in the United States and Canada send representatives to SGL. European Grand Lodges, Grand Encampments and Rebekah Assemblies report to SGL through the European Federation. Grand Lodges, Grand Encampments and Rebekah Assemblies in Australia and New Zealand report to SGL through the Grand Lodge of Australasia. Rebekah Assemblies in the United States and Canada report through the IARA.

PSGM Past Sovereign Grand Master

SGM Sovereign Grand Master

DSGM Deputy Sovereign Grand Master

SGW Sovereign Grand Warden

SGT & PSGT (Past) Sovereign Grand Treasurer

SGS & PSGS (Past) Sovereign Grand Secretary

Appointive officers

SGMa Sovereign Grand Marshal

SGC Sovereign Grand Conductor

SGCh Sovereign Grand Chaplain

SGG Sovereign Grand Guardian

SGMu Sovereign Grand Musician

IARA – International Association of Rebekah Assemblies

Rebekah Assemblies in each jurisdiction in the United States and Canada send a representative to IARA.

PPIARA Past President, IARA

PIARA President, IARA

VPIARA Vice President, IARA

WIARA Warden, IARA

Appointive officers

Ma & PMaIARA (Past) Marshal

C & PCIARA (Past) Conductor

Ch & PChIARA (Past) Chaplain

Mu & PMuIARA (Past) Musician

IG & PIGIARA (Past) Inside Guardian

OG & POGIARA (Past) Outside Guardian

Encampments and Auxiliaries

CP Chief Patriarch (Presiding Officer, Encampment)

CM Chief Matriarch (Presiding Officer, LEA)

SW Senior Warden (Deputy Presiding Officer)

JW Junior Warden (next in line)

S Scribe (Secretary)

T Treasurer

HP High Priest or Priestess (Chaplain)

PCM Past Chief Matriarch

PCP Past Chief Patriarch

GE – Grand Encampment

Encampments in a jurisdiction send representatives to their Grand Encampment.

GP Grand Patriarch (Presides of GE)

PGP Past Grand Patriarch

GSW Grand Senior Warden

GJW Grand Junior Warden

GS & PGS (Past) Grand Scribe (Secretary)

GT & PGT (Past) Grand Treasurer

GHP & PGHP (Past) Grand High Priest

DDGP & PDDGP (Past) District Deputy Grand Patriarch

Appointive officers

GI & PGI (Past) Grand Insturctor

GMa & PGMa (Past) Grand Marshal

GMu & PGMu (Past) Grand Musician

GCB & PGCB (Past) Grand Colour Bearer

GIS & PGIS (Past) Grand Inside Sentinal

GOS & PGOS (Past) Grand Outside Sentinal

GLEA – Grand Ladies Encampment Auxiliary

Ladies Encampment Auxiliaries in a jurisdiction send representatives to their Grand Ladies Encampment Auxiliary.

GM Grand Matriarch (Presides over GLEA)

PGM Past Grand Matriarch

GSW Grand Senior Warden

GJW Grand Junior Warden

GS & PGS (Past) Grand Scribe (Secretary)

GT & PGT (Past) Grand Treasurer

GHP & PGHP (Past) Grand High Priestess

DDGM & PDDGM (Past) District Deputy Grand Matriarch

Appointive officers

GMa & PGMa (Past) Grand Marshal

GMu & PGMu (Past) Grand Musician

GCB & PGCB (Past) Grand Colour Bearer

GIS & PGIS (Past) Grand Inside Sentinal

GOS & PGOS (Past) Grand Outside Sentinal

PM – Patriarchs Militant

                          Military – during the year (civil – during sessions)

DC                    Department Commander (President)

DDC                 Deputy Department Commander (Vice President)

DAdj                Department Adjutant (Secretary)

DQM                Department Quartermaster (Treasurer)

PDC                 Past Department Commander

LAPM – Ladies Auxiliary Patriarchs Militant

P DALAPM                       President, Department Association, LAPM

VP/1stVP DALAPM     Vice President, /1st Vice President

2nd VP DALAPM            2nd Vice President

S DALAPM                        Secretary

T DALAPM                       Treasurer

PP DALAPM                    Past President