Toby’s journey in Odd Fellowship began on July 13, 2000 when he was initiated into Ballard-Alki Lodge #170 in Seattle. Since that time he has risen through the ranks of the Order to become Sovereign Grand Musician of the Sovereign Grand Lodge. He has served the jurisdictions of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana as Grand Musician. He has also served as both Grand Master and Grand Patriarch of Washington. He is active in both his home lodge in Seattle and his associate lodge, Buckley #75, home lodge of Past Sovereign Grand Master Art Craig.
In his musical life, Toby Hanson plays both piano and accordion and serves as music director with several ensembles including the Smilin’ Scandinavians, The Jangles, the Valse Café Orchestra, Rouge, and Cowgirl’s Dream. He is a member of the Northwest Accordion Society, the Northwest Western Swing Music Society Hall of Fame, and the Sacramento Western Swing Society Hall of Fame. He produces his own radio show, The Scandinavian Polka Party, for Internet broadcaster 247polkaheaven. When he’s not engaged in either Odd Fellowship or music, Toby is most likely to be rooting for his beloved Seattle Mariners.
Ask Me I May Know is the Odd Fellows call to those who’s curiosity has brought them here to learn more about Odd Fellowship.
Ainslie is an Odd Fellow and founding member and Past Grand of Tuscola #316 which is right above the tattoo studio. Ainslie is also a member of Owl Creek Rebekah #91, Champaign Encampment #68, and Zonar Canton #18, all of Fisher, IL. He is also on the Grand Lodge of IL IOOF Web Committee and the Sovereign Grand Lodge Communications Committee and built/maintains their websites and Facebook Pages and is a founder of the Heart in Hand blog https://oddfellowsguide.com/
When he is not tattooing or Odd Fellowing he built/maintains the official website and Facebook page for guitarist G.E. Smith and helps keep the fans connected.
Sergio is an Odd Fellow from the oldest Odd Fellows lodge in Southern California. Since joining Los Angeles – Golden Rule Lodge # 35 (https://www.lagoldenrule35.com), he has been working to bring Odd Fellowship back to Metro Los Angeles and beyond. The newest member of the bunch having been an Odd Fellow since November 2019, he brings a fresh look from those just getting started in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF).