One or more fraternal clubs are present in Canton. These have specific instituional rituals and regalia that differentiate it from social clubs and service organizations. This organizations are associated with local lodges. Fraternal organizations enjoyed a period of immense popularity during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Each of these organizations had their own stated ideals and goals. Many of them are only for men, though auxiliaries for women may be present. Benefits such as life insurance and sometimes with sickness insurance may also be provided to the members of the society. These organizations promote a sense of values and community among its members. Some famous fraternal organizations include the Masons, the Odd Fellows, and the Elks. One of more national organizations have local chapters in Canton.