The National Social Services Committee “Requests for 2023-2024

Greetings All GUOOF Members, 

The National Social Services Committee greets you in the matchless name of Jesus, our Christ!

GUOOF is a charitable organization and our members do countless good deeds in our neighborhoods and communities. Also, increasing our footprint and visibility in the communities may help us increase our GUOOF membership with willing and active members.

Therefore, we are inviting all Districts, Lodges and Households to INCREASE your support of your communities and report your activities to us during September 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024. We are also asking that you document each activity with one photo, if possible.

Back to school events, toys for tots, Red Cross blood drives, food baskets for the elderly and or disabled, coat drives, visiting nursing homes with puzzles and word search books, scholarship fundraisers, community cookouts, cancer, sickle cell and diabetes walks, attending church services or other charitable events as an Odd Fellow group, easter egg hunts for the children, donating cleaning materials to organizations and participating in meals on wheels program are a few suggested activities. You know the needs of your community best!

We will share the activities and pictures at the 2024 BMC in August 2024 and there may be a prize!  So, please send a description of your activity along with a picture to: or mail to: Sister Zel Cannon, 173 President Drive, Dover, DE 19901. 

Thank you in advance for stepping up and increasing your GUOOF community outreach!

In Friendship, Love & Truth,

Sis Zel Cannon, Chairperson National Social Services Committee (NSSC) & DE PDGMNG

Sis Cathy McGlotten, Co-Chair NSSC, Maryland DGMNG

Sis Lenora Guillard, NSSC member, PA DGMNG

2024 Full Board Session January 11-13

Hello Brothers and Sisters, 

Just a reminder of details related to the January session.  Ads and Banquet sales are low.  Please be aware of the deadlines.

The January Full Board session is scheduled for January 11-13, 2024 at the Doubletree Hotel- Center City, Philadelphia with departure on Sunday, January 14.  The session will culminate with the Installation of all District Grand Lodge and District Grand Household Officers on Saturday, January 13.  As usual, the Installation Ceremony will be followed by the Banquet.  Tickets are $60 each.  Please mail all monies for tickets to my VA home address (7314 Porters Rd., Esmont, VA 22937).  Tickets will be distributed to you upon your arrival in Philadelphia.  The deadline for purchase of banquet tickets is December 15, 2023.

 Ads expressing congratulations to District Grand Officers can be placed in the Souvenir Journal.   Prices are:

Full page                   $60

Half page                   $40

Your print ready ads should be emailed to MHGME John Green at  Please be sure that all photos are clear.  The deadline for ads is December 15, 2023.  Fees for all ads should be mailed to me in VA.

Hotel rooms at the Doubletree are $139 plus tax.  Reservations can be made by calling the Hotel at 1-215-893-1600 or using the linkEvent Summary (

The deadline for Hotel reservations is December 15, 2023. 

Please abide by all deadlines.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact me by mail, phone (434-286-3639) or email ( Also, please share this information with our members that do not have internet access. 


Graham Paige, HGS