Order of the Blue Goose, International
The Ancient and Honorable Order of the Blue Goose was founded in 1906 as a 'fun' and social organization for fire insurance men (now 'property and casualty insurance men'), but has since metamorphosed into an insurance society for the same people. There are around 6,000 members today and around 50 Ponds (lodges).
There was a modest amount of humor in the names of the Nest of Pond officers: the president was The Most Loyal Gander; the vice president, the Supervisor of the Flock; the warden, Custodian of the Gosling;; the secretary, Wielder of the Goose Quill; and the treasurer, Keeper of the Golden Goose Egg.
The initiation ritual is very simple. It consist largely of an oath and a short speech on character, charity and fraternity, the three virtues of the order.
We have published two versions of the ritual and a number of other texts of this order on our download Moose/Elks/Eagles/Buffaloes Library.