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Odd Fellow News October 2017 Edition
Posted on Sep 29th, 2017
The October 2017 Edition of Odd Fellow News is now available!! 
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Odd Fellow News September 2017 Edition
Posted on Aug 30th, 2017
The September 2017 Edition of Odd Fellow News is now available!  To view the newsletter click the image below:
 
 
 
 
 
August 2017 Edition of Odd Fellow News of Texas
Posted on Jul 27th, 2017
 
The August 2017 Edition of Odd Fellow News is now available!  To view the newsletter, click the image below:
 
 
 
 
 
 
From the Grand Master:
 
Brothers and Sisters,
 
As many of you know, Pat and I had some health issues during the month of July.  We would like to thank everyone for all the prayers, and cards received.  We are both on the mend as Pat gets hydrated and her sodium under control and as I recover from my fall.  Everyone’s concern was very much appreciated.
 
To read more on this article and more, click the following link:  OFN August 2017
 
 
July 2017 Edition of Odd Fellow News of Texas
Posted on Jun 29th, 2017
 
The July 2017 Edition of Odd Fellow News is now available!  To view the newsletter, click the image below:
 
 
 
 
 
 
From the Grand Master:
 
Brothers and Sisters,
 
During the month of June I had the privilege of attending the Grand Junior Lodge and Theta Rho Assembly Sessions held in Corsicana.  I have to say that it was disheartening to find that only 6 boys and 11 girls were in attendance.  I have to believe that in Texas we have the potential for growth within our youth program. 
 
To read more on this article and more, click the following link:  OFN July 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
~ Upcoming Events ~
Department Council Meeting
Saturday, October 21st at Corsicana Lodge No. 63, Corsicana, Texas
 
Department Council Meeting
**Saturday, October 21, 2017**
Corsicana Lodge No. 63
Corsicana, Texas
 
 
Dallas County Association Meeting
Saturday, November 18th, 9:00 a.m. at Friendship Towers I, Dallas, Texas
 
Dallas County Association Meeting
Saturday, November 18, 2017
9:00 a.m.
**Friendship Towers I**
**Dallas, 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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