Message from MHGM STONE

January 31, 2024

Greetings to all my Beloved Brothers and Sisters,

Thank You Brother Paige for the 66th BMC Announcement to be held in Greensville, SC.

I am in great anticipation and is looking forward to seeing ALL you at the BMC.

I commend the Planning Committee who is already working hard to make this one of the Best BMC ever. They are putting everything in place to make it convenience and enjoyable for all.

My first desire is that you make your Hotel Reservations now. This will help us tremendously in planning the event. 

My next desire is that you send in your BMC Registrations now. We need to know who are coming so that we can accommodate you better. 

My next desire is that you send in your Delegates Credentials – signed – sealed and delivered to the HGS now. Don’t bring them – send them now and this will save precious time at the convention.

My next desire is that you send in all Propositions now. Remember all Propositions must come from the Subordinate Lodges, Households, Councils, Chambers, and Patriarchy.

I know I am full of desires. My last desire for this email is that everything be done in decency and in order. That we can come together in August to take care of Odd Fellows business and to Fellowship one with another. I encourage you to help the First Timers and each other to be able to attend the BMC.

Remember my motto, “Soaring to Higher Heights in Odd Fellowship”.


Rev. Bobby L. Stone

Most Honorable Grand Master

Continued Prayer Request

Hello Brothers and Sisters,

Brother Colin Wilson, a member of Pride of Toronto Lodge, is still hospitalized.  Please continue to offer up prayers for him. Get well cards can be sent to his home address: 


Ms. Marlene Wilson,

94 Chartland Blvd. South

Scarborough, Ontario

M1S 2R4



BMC 2024, August 11- 16, 2024

BMC 2024

August 11- 16, 2024

Hilton Hotel  Greenville

45 N. Orchard Park Drive Greenville, SC 29615

The Committee of Management is happy to announce these details about the 66th BMC.  Join us as we experience Southern Hospitality in Greenville, SC.


Single/ Double Room rates- $129 per night (taxes not included).  Call the Hotel directly at 1+864-232-4747 to make your reservations.  The deadline for Hotel reservation is July 1, 2024. 


THE EARLY FULL REGISTRATION PACKAGE is $270.00 if paid by June 1, 2024.  



Ad prices are as follows:

FULL PAGE  $100.00            ½ PAGE  $60.00

All ads must be camera ready  SEND ADS to:

Bro. John W. Green  GREENGHG@AOL.COM

The deadline for submitting ads is June 1, 2024.

Mail all Registration and AD money To:  

Bro. Graham Paige, HGS  

7314 Porters Road  Esmont, VA  22937

Please make all checks or Money Orders payable to the Committee of Management.  And I can’t emphasize enough to please abide by all deadlines.  We hope to see you as we gather, celebrate and enact necessary business during this 66th BMC in Upstate South Carolina.  

Two final bits of information.   Please make sure that your delegate credentials are mailed to the the HGS by July 25, 2024.  And finally, to aid our members who will travel by air, please note that Greenville- Spartanburg International Airport is approximately 20 minutes away from the hotel.

Fraternally, GTP

Prayer Request – Sis. Rosa Dunson

Hello Brothers and Sisters,

Prayers are requested for PMNG Sister Rosa Dunson, a dedicated member of Pleasant Grove Household of Ruth # 4937 State of Virginia. Sister Dunson will be having surgery today at MCV Hospital in Richmond, Va. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Get Well Cards can be sent to;

Rosa Dunson

4106 HWY 903

Bracey, VA 23919



MHGME John Green visited the ER

Hello Brothers and sisters,

MHGME John Green visited the ER after our January session and not surprisingly, the doctors informed him to “take it easy for 4-5 days”. Please keep him in. your prayers.  I am sure that he will enjoy reading cards from our members while he rests so send them to:

MHGME John Green

6 Tammie Dr.

Bear, DE 19701



Prayer Request

Hello Brothers and sisters,

Brother Gerald McShepard, DGL 15-VA, lost his great-grandmother.  Cards can be sent to:

McShepard Family

4593 Clarksville Pike

Nashville, TN 37218

I have sent out numerous prayer requests and death announcements over the last few days.  Please pray for all of these families.



Deaths In The Order

Hello Brothers and Sisters,

I have been informed of two deaths in. the Order:

Sister Connie Barner, PDGT of District Grand Household of Ruth #11 of the State of Virginia, lost her only son in a tragic accident.

Card of Condolences can be sent to her home address.

Sister Connie Barner

418 Theater Road

South Hill, VA 23970

Visitation is January 9, 2024, at Feggins Funeral Home 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Celebration of Life will be Wednesday January 10, 2024, at 12:00 Noon

at the George H. Studivant Worship Center

2504 Rocky Branch Road

LaCrosse, VA 23950

 Secondly, Former HGS Nonnie Singleton, PA, passed.  I will provide information on family contacts and funeral services when the information becomes available.

Please keep all of our recently bereaved families in your thoughts and prayers.