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Local & Jurisdiction Courts to Elect Convention Delegates

Local Court Election Meetings

Local Courts meet to elect Jurisdiction Convention delegates. Check for your local court’s meeting location and times.

Jurisdiction Conventions

Jurisdiction Conventions are held for electing delegates to attend the National Convention.

National Convention

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Catholic Order of Foresters – Bringing Catholic Values to Life.








Members are individuals who are currently insured under a life or long-term care policy or the named annuitant(s) of an annuity.

When you become a member of Catholic Order of Foresters, you are immediately connected to other nearby members through a local court. You have opportunities to participate in social, spiritual, and service events, including Feeding God’s Children, Matching Funds, and other local events.

Our fraternal benefits set us apart from other insurance companies plus, we offer the unique opportunity with newer insurance products to leave a legacy for your parish or other Catholic organizations at no additional cost to you or your beneficiaries.

Now you can support your parish, your children’s school, and more importantly, secure your family’s financial future. Your local agent can help you learn how.

1996 COF Convention

Past National Conventions

2020 National Convention: Online (Zoom)

The 2020 National Convention was held in August 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Members voted to hold the National Convention by digital means, which were hosted at the Home Office in Naperville, Illinois. It was a first for an all-digital venue and voting.

2016 National Convention: Omaha, Nebraska

The 2016 National Convention was held in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, the “Gateway to the West”.

2012 National Convention: Minneapolis, Minnesota

The star of the North shone down on delegates who attended the National Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2008 National Convention: Green Bay, Wisconsin

The Badger state of Wisconsin welcomed COF members for the National Convention. Convention attendees also had a special tour of Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers NFL football team.

2004 National Convention: Covington, Kentucky

The 2004 National Convention came to rest just south of Cincinnati, Ohio, across the river in the great state of Covington, Kentucky.

2000 National Convention: Oak Brook, Illinois

2000 National Convention attendees visited the newly renovated Home Office in Naperville, Illinois, and attended Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church near downtown Chicago, where we were founded in 1883.