Royal Neighbors of America


The Royal Neighbors of America was originally founded in 1892 as a fraternal benefit insurance society for men and women aged 16 - 60. There were 159,982 members in 1994. The organization publishes Field News, Office News, and Royal Neighbor, all monthly.
The Royal Neighbors began as an auxiliary of the Modern Woodmen of the World and were then reorganized in 1895 as a separate benefit society. The rituals are rooted in deism with heavy Christian overtones, and the overall head of the organization is a Supreme Oracle. In practice, this is a typical successful insurance society, in which the fraternal ritual is increasingly irrelevant. Its good works are directed toward orphans and the deaf.

The rituals of this order are published on our Download Freemasonry and Fraternal Organizations.