The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB) Explained
The meaning of being a “BUFF”
Q. What is Buffaloism all about?
The RAOB is one of the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organization. It is a brotherhood or society of men from all social and economic backgrounds that come together for the sole purpose of not only making themselves better men, but also try to better those with whom they come in contact, not only for themselves but, for the benefit of their families and their communities.
Q. What do Buffaloes do?
One of the primary goals of Buffaloism is self-improvement, which is a natural by-product of a member’s Buffalo experiences and membership. As a fraternal organization, bonds are formed between the members, which can result in lifelong friendships because, we share many similar values, despite coming from tremendously different backgrounds. You could be a company director or perhaps a retired refuse collector, it
makes no difference. All we want is to create harmony between brothers by enlightenment and toleration.
Q. What sort of organisation are we?
We are not a charity, but supporting charities is of prime importance to us. We have our own charitable venture, known as ‘Holiday of a Life time’ a venture that brings underprivileged children to Cyprus for an experience that they could not afford and we hope they will never forget. This has taught us to be especially mindful of those who are less fortunate than ourselves in the community. By a variety of well organised fund- raising events organised by ourselves, consideration is given to many worthwhile and good causes. The size of the beneficiaries of our events is of no importance, whether it be an individual or a substantial registered charity. Giving by stealth is enough, it gives us personal satisfaction.
Q. What does being Philanthropic mean?
Being a philanthropic organisation means we care, and back up that thought with direct actions. You are as important to us as any organisation we help. Once a member, you are part of a brotherhood. Brothers pull together, and if in need we will not turn our backs, we assist and help each other. In addition, Buffalo Lodges are often involved with a variety of charitable and community projects. The range of activities is varied and encompasses people of all ages. Should we make others aware of the good we do, we have chosen to do things by stealth. In conclusion I have to say although, as a men only body, everything we do is always planned to include our wives or girlfriends, after all they are of paramount importance to us, we love them.
Howard Passes: For the Buffs (RAOB)
The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB) is a Fraternal, Benevolent and Social Organisation World Wide. It is open to any male over the age of 18, provided he is a “true and loyal supporter of the British Crown and Constitution” and he “enters of his own free will and consent”.
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If you would like to Join the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, please contact:
Grand Secretary Bro. Gary Davis
Mobile: (+357) 97655156
For information and location of the most convenient Lodge for your introduction.
You must be:
Over 18 years of age.
A supporter of the Queen of England and the constitution.
I am sure that the Grand Secretary is looking forward to hearing from you.
GRAND PRIMO’S APPEAL 2021
Mini Bus Appeal Go Get Fund Me Page https://gogetfunding.com/holiday-of-a-life-time/
Our Grand Primo, Brother Gary Dickinson has chosen HOLIDAY of A LIFETIME Mini-Bus as his appeal for 2021. Like many Grand Primo’s before him, he has selected a project dear to his heart and interests.
Holiday Of A Life Time (H.O.A.L.T.) is the main charitable project of the R.A.O.B. in Cyprus and for over 50 years has been the focus of our Fund Raising activities. You will find more detail of the project on this website and you don’t have to be a member to take part and support this worthy cause.
Bro. Gary has recognised the need to enhance the experience of the young children who have been fortunate enough to be selected for a holiday in Cyprus by providing a dedicated Mini-bus to transport them to the activities and events organised for them. Also, the prospect of raising additional funds from the use of the Mini-bus for H.O.A.L.T. fund raising activities between the organised holidays. The Mini-bus will have signage to clearly show the H.O.A.L.T. dedication.
The fund raising for the Appeal will take place, not only in the Lodges based in Cyprus but also abroad and the events will not be restricted to RAOB members. These events will be advertised on this website, Facebook and local press.
Please contact the Grand Secretary, Bro. Gary Davis if you wish to become involved and support the Appeal or require any further details.
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OTHER CHARITIES WHO HAVE BENEFITTED IN RECENT PAST YEARS
-Horse Riding for the Disabled
-SBA Kindergarten (Cyprus)
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