We are a fraternal organization of individuals who work in the insurance related Industry.
- The Honorable Order of the Blue Goose was founded in 1906 at the annual meeting of theWisconsin Field Men’s Club held at the Oakwood Hotel in Green Lake, Wisconsin. Today, consisting of 4,000 members or “Ganders” in 43 groups or “Ponds” across the United States and Canada, the Blue Goose has a long and storied history of both charity and fellowship. Along with the first Bulletin published in 1908, annual publications have continued to this day with news and information about both the Blue Goose and insurance related industry
We are home office executives, field claims reps, auditors, underwriters,
general adjusters, agents, brokers, investigators, contractors, regulators,
appraisers, salvors, attorneys, engineers, and a host of others.
We meet socially, and not as a part of any insurance or industry group. Our
mutual link is the career experience we have in our chosen field.
Our formal name is the Honorable Order of The Blue Goose, International. We
have local groups, called Ponds, throughout the United States and Canada.
We are called Ganders. Our officers have titles such as Wielder of the Goose
Quill, Guardian of the Pond, and Keeper of the Golden Goose Egg. We have a
secret initiation ceremony.
Blue Goose offers much to do.
Every Pond has its own unique blend of members and of activities. Some Ponds
meet in the evenings, some meet at lunch time, and some mix it up. There are
fund raisers to generate money for charity. There are dinner-dances golf
outings, and Christmas parties. There are educational seminars, speakers from
many backgrounds, and get-togethers with insurance commissioners and industry
leaders. There are events involving multiple Ponds.
We hold an annual convention each Summer in a different city, each convention
hosted by a Pond which competed for the privilege.
Our convention is a family affair. Ganders bring their spouses and children.
Activities are planned for Ganders, for non-Gander Spouses, and for the