Hello All,

items for thought:

Copies of Book First for the Order are being printed.  District Lodges in SC, DE and VA have ordered copies.  If your Lodge would like copies, please let me know so that we can have an adequate supply on-hand.

Sisters, I will inform you on copies of some of your books as more information becomes available.

Secondly, no District or Area has mentioned Public Speaking contests that were held in. their locality.  if you did have a contest, are there any thoughts about bringing that young person to the BMC?  Please let me know if there are any possibilities of this occurring.




Hello All,

If you have not made your reservations at the Hilton Greensville, do so by July 9.

RESERVATIONS AND HOTEL ROOM RATES Single/ Double Room rates-  $129 per night (taxes not included).  Call the Hotel directly at 1+864-232-4747 to make your reservations.

Also, please send your registration/ ad payments to me if you have not done so. Registration is now $300.

Bro. Graham Paige, HGS  

7314 Porters Road  Esmont, VA  22937


UPDATE: Brother Mark Banks

Greetings to all of you. This is an update on  Brother Mark Banks, Area IV Director. 

Bro Banks is in good spirits. He is in a rehabilitation center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His movement and speech is coming along with the therapy that he’s receiving in the rehab center.

We are asking for continual prayers, encouragement, and uplifting thoughts. 

Thank you for all the cards, emails, prayers, and well wishes sent to Bro Banks. 

Mark Banks

1861 Arkansas St

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

Thanking you in advance


Sister JoAnn Farve 

Area IV Co-Director


Death Notice: Brother Wilfred Forbes

Hello Brothers and Sisters,

Three of our families have lost family members.  They are:

The family of  Bro. Wilfred Forbes of St. Bartholomew  Lodge 1778., Nassau, Bahamas.   Bro. Forbes died on Friday 28th June at the age of 93.  Bro. Forbes was the oldest member in District #29 and a  faithful brother .

The family of Sis Agnes Gregg, PMNG HHR SC and dedicated member of Area II Education, , who  died on July 4,2024.

Cards can be sent to her son or sister:

Mr. Johantan Gregg

90 Lucky Street

Sumter, SC 29150

Sis. Mabel Lawson, PDGMNG SC

14 West Barlett St

Sumter, SC 29150

The family of Brother Jesse Mills, Sr, a member of Sons of Esmont Lodge, VA- who lost his daughter, Glenna.

Cards can be sent to:

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Mills, Sr.

6882 Porters Rd.

Esmont, VA 22937

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



Chaplains and Devotional Choir Meetings

Greetings, Brothers and Sisters of our Beloved Order,

F.L.T.  P.H.P. 

Subject: Chaplains and Devotional Choir Meetings 

In preparation for three BMC we have scheduled the following meetings: 

1. Associate Chaplains Meeting

I cordially invite all the Associate Chaplains the Grand United Order of ODD Fellow to join us on Today Thursday, July 11 at 7:00 P.M. EST via Zoom. Meeting ID: 9331147898. Password HCBC

2. GUOOF Devotional Choir Meeting 

If you are interested in participating in the Devotional Choir at the BMC we invite you to join us for a rehearsal/meeting on Today Thursday, July 11th 2024 at 8:00 P.M. EST via Zoom. Meeting ID: 9331147898. Password HCBC. All Brothers and sisters who would like to join the choir are welcomed.

Fraternally yours,

Rev. L.K. Floyd, 

Grand Chaplain, Grand United Order of America & Jurisdictions

For Sale – Book First(lodges) and Ritual (HHR)

Hello Brothers and Sisters,


We have had two of our manuals, 150 copies of Book First (for Lodges) and 100 copies of Ritual (HH) published.  Book First will cost $15 and the Ritual ($10).  You may reserve copies by prepayments of check, money orders, Western Union or Moneygram. Include $5 for mailing costs. Send orders to me at:

7314 Porters Rd.

Esmont, VA 22937 

Sorry but please do not request that copies be held in reserve for your HH/ Lodge.