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Odd Fellow News June 2017 Edition
Posted on May 25th, 2017
 
The June 2017 Edition of Odd Fellow News is now available!  To view the newsletter, click the image below:
 
 
From the Grand Master:
 
Brothers and Sisters,
 
It seems like the older I get, the faster the months go by.  I had a trip of a lifetime the 7th of May.  I was honored to travel to Arlington, Virginia to represent Texas in laying a wreath at the Tomb of The Unknowns.  I also found one of our links is alive and well.  Every time I had to walk up or down steps someone would put an arm out for me in Friendship to hold onto, and my fantastic President was walking behind me with arms out to catch me in case I fell. That would have been a sight to see.
 
To read more on this article and more, click the following link:  OFN June 2017
 
 
Mid South Conclave Registration Forms
Posted on May 19th, 2017
 
Mid South Conclave
Registration & Reservations
 
To make your reservation, please call the Ramada Shreveport Airport at
(318) 688-3000. 
 
Reservations must be made
by July 2, 2017.
 
Rate:  $64.00 per night + taxes.
 
Theme:  Christmas in July
 
 
Come join the fun!
 
 
Grand Junior Lodge of Texas T-Shirts for Sale
Posted on May 17th, 2017
(Click on image for Order Form)
Grand Junior Lodge T-Shirts for Sale
$10.00/each
Deadline for placed an order is MAY 29th.
 
Make checks payable to:
Christina Jones-Hollaway
22243 Big Oak Drive
Flint, TX  75762
 
 
 
Odd Fellow News May 2017 Edition
Posted on May 1st, 2017
 
The May 2017 Edition of Odd Fellow News is now available!  To view the newsletter, click the image below:
 
 
From the Grand Master:
 
April has come and gone.  It was a very busy month.  I attended our usual Executive Committee and W. &  O. Homes Board meetings.  I also attended the I.O.O.F. Picnic, my lodge, Abernathy #809, and two meetings at our new lodge, Abilene #325.
 
I am very proud of this new lodge.  Brothers and sisters, they held a fundraiser and the proceeds went to the Cook’s Children Specialty Clinic  in the amount of $1,000.  This was their very first donation as the new Odd Fellows Lodge in their area.
 
To read more on this article and more, click the following link:  OFN May 2017
 
 
Odd Fellow News April 2017 Edition
Posted on Apr 4th, 2017
 
The April 2017 Edition of Odd Fellow News is now available!  To view the newsletter, click the image below:
 
From the Grand Master (George Richards):
 
Brothers and Sisters,
 
I want to thank the Grand Body for elevating me to the office of Grand Master for the jurisdiction of Texas.  I also want to thank my wife Pat; my daughters – Becky Anderson of Abernathy #809 and Anita Roberson of Prosper, Texas; four granddaughters – Spring McDonnell of Abernathy #809; Farah Criner and husband Caleb of San Antonio; Kacie Birkes of Abernathy #809 and Roberson, Texas; and Summer Reed and husband Tyson of Lubbock; and 11 great-grandchildren: Chloe, Cutter, Cal, and Cash Criner; Cayden, Landen, and Presley Birkes; Parkyr and Prestyn Reed; and Keely and Brody McDonnell.
 
To read more on this article and more, click the following link:  OFN Apr 2017
 
 
 
Welcome to the Grand Lodge Sessions!
Posted on Mar 16th, 2017
It's here! The 177th Annual Session of the Grand Lodge I.O.O.F. of Texas and the 123rd Annual Session of the Rebekah Assembly I.O.O.F. of Texas! We'll see everyone tomorrow evening at the Reception for Grand Master Johnny Cantrell and Rebekah Assembly President Margaret Snyder, as well as Monday night's Banquet for Deputy Grand Master George Richards and Vice President Amy Box. There will be other meetings, luncheons, banquets, exhibits, and of course, Sessions.
 
May God be with the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs traveling to be here this weekend.  We pray that they have safe travels. May He bring peace, healing, renewed friendships, clarity of mind, purpose and joy to the Order.
  
In F., L. & T.,
Members and Staff at the I.O.O.F. Event Center and I.O.O.F. Administration Office
 
Odd Fellow News March 2017 Edition
Posted on Mar 1st, 2017
 
The March 2017 Edition of Odd Fellow News is now available!  To view the newsletter, click the image below:
 
 
From the New Grand Master:
 
This is my final letter to you as Grand Master. I want to thank all of the members for the courtesies and honor afforded to me. It has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience serving in this position. I know I didn’t get everything I wanted accomplished, but we did make progress this year.
 
To read more on this article and more, click the following link:  OFN Mar 2017
 
 
 
Odd Fellow News February 2017 Edition
Posted on Jan 31st, 2017
The February 2017 Edition of Odd Fellow News is now available!  To view the newsletter, click the image below:
 
From the New Grand Master:
 
This Grand Lodge year is winding down rather quickly now. The lodges have the information for the Session, and I invite all who are eligible to attend.  I look forward to seeing all of you. There was an error on the original meal order form.  The 50 Year Boys Luncheon is for the 50 Year Boys and their guests only.
 
To read more on this article and more, click the following link:  OFN Feb 2017
 
Odd Fellow News January 2017 Edition
Posted on Dec 28th, 2016
 
The January 2017 Edition of Odd Fellow News is now available!  To view the newsletter, click the image below:
 
 
From the New Grand Master:
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
By the time you read this, Christmas will have passed and we will be headed into another calendar year. I hope Santa brought you what you needed. I wish all of you a safe and prosperous New Year. Our Grand Lodge term has a few months left, and it will be over before we know it.
 
During the month of December, I attended the Executive Committee, Event Center, and General Arrangements meetings for the year. I never made it into the W. & O. Homes Grand Lodge Board meeting. I made official visits to Austin #23 and Granbury # 237 in December. 
 
To read more on this article and more, click the following link:  OFN Jan 2017
 
Previous editions of Odd Fellow News are now available online.  CLICK HERE!
 
 
~ Upcoming Events ~
Friendship Tower Board Meeting
Sunday, June 25th, 12:00 noon at Dallas, Texas
 
Friendship Towers Board Meeting
Sunday, June 25, 2017
12:00 noon
Friendship Towers I
Dallas, Texas
 
 
Mid South Conclave 2017
Thursday, July 20th to Sunday, July 23rd, TBA at Ramada Shreveport Airport, Shreveport, LA
 
Mid South Conclave 2017
07/20/2017 thru
07/23/2017
Ramada Shreveport Airport
Shreveport, Louisiana
 
 
 
Dallas County Association Meeting
Saturday, August 5th, 11:00 a.m. at Friendship Towers I, Dallas, Texas
 
Dallas County Association Meeting
Saturday, August 5, 2017
11:00 a.m.
Friendship Towers I
Dallas, Texas
 
 
Youth Days at Sovereign Grand Lodge
Friday, August 18th to Saturday, August 19th at Hyatt Regency at the Arch, St. Louis, Missouri
 
Youth Days at Sovereign Grand Lodge
08/18/2017 thru
08/19/2017
Hyatt Regency at the Arch
St. Louis, Missouri
 
 
Sovereign Grand Lodge/I.A.R.A. Sessions
Monday, August 21st to Friday, August 25th at Hyatt Regency at the Arch, St. Louis, Missouri
 
Sovereign Grand Lodge &
I.A.R.A. Sessions
08/21/2017 thru
08/25/2017
Hyatt Regency at the Arch
St. Louis, Missouri
 
 
I.O.O.F. Retirement Center Pilgrimage
Sunday, September 10th, 2:00 p.m. at I.O.O.F. Retirement Center, Ennis, Texas
 
I.O.O.F. Retirement Center Pilgrimage
Sunday, September 10, 2017
2:00 p.m.
I.O.O.F. Retirement Center
Ennis, Texas
 
 
Friendship Towers Board Meeting
Sunday, September 10th, 9:00 a.m. at Friendship Towers II, Corsicana, Texas
 
Friendship Towers Board Meeting
Sunday, September 10, 2017
9:00 a.m.
Friendship Towers II
Corsicana, Texas
 
 
State Secretaries, Scribes, Clerks, & Treasurers' Association
Saturday, September 16th to Sunday, September 17th at Tyler Lodge No. 27, Tyler, Texas
 
State Secretaries, Scribes, Clerks,
& Treasurers' Association
09/16/2017 thru
09/17/2017
Tyler Lodge No. 27
Tyler, Texas
 
 
Grand Lodge & Rebekah Assembly Finance Committee Meeting
Friday, September 22nd, 9:00 a.m. at Grand Lodge Admin Bldg, Corsicana, Texas
 
Grand Lodge & Rebekah Assembly Finance
Committee Meeting
Friday, September 22, 2017
9:00 a.m.
Grand Lodge Admin. Bldg
Corsicana, Texas
 
 
Youth Camp-Out
Friday, October 6th to Saturday, October 7th at Camp Wanica, Corsicana, Texas
 
Youth Camp-Out
10/06/2017 thru
10/07/2017
Camp Wanica
Corsicana, Texas
 
 
Department Council Meeting
Saturday, October 28th at Corsicana Lodge No. 63, Corsicana, Texas
 
Department Council Meeting
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Corsicana Lodge No. 63
Corsicana, Texas
 
 
Dallas County Association Meeting
Saturday, November 18th, 9:00 a.m. at Friendship Towers II, Corsicana, Texas
 
Dallas County Association Meeting
Saturday, November 18, 2017
9:00 a.m.
Friendship Towers II
Corsicana, Texas
 
 
Balch Springs Lodges' Christmas Dinner
Sunday, December 3rd, 11:30 a.m. at Balch Springs Lodges, Balch Springs, TX
 
Balch Springs Lodges' Christmas Dinner
Sunday, December 3, 2017
11:30 a.m.
Balch Springs Lodge Hall
Balch Springs, Texas
 
 
Grand Master & Presidents' Christmas Party for the Residents
Sunday, December 10th, 2:00 p.m. at IOOF Retirement Center, Ennis, Texas
 
Grand Master & Presidents' Christmas Party
for the Residents
Sunday, December 10, 2017
2:00 p.m.
IOOF Retirement Center
Ennis, Texas
 
 
Friendship Towers Board Meeting
Sunday, December 10th, 9:00 a.m. at Friendship Towers I, Dallas, Texas
 
Friendship Towers Board Meeting
Sunday, December 10, 2017
9:00 a.m.
Friendship Towers I
Dallas, Texas
 
 

     

 

 
 
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