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.



January 2024 Session

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 was 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 was 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 was 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

2024 Installation Program

Hello Brothers and Sisters,

Please note an important change that will be made in our District Officers Installation Program during the January Session.  

In an effort to utilize time more efficiently, the Installation Program and Banquet will both occur in the Ballroom that we usually use.  The Installation will occur at 6pm on Saturday, January 13.  As soon as the Installation has been completed, we will immediately begin the Banquet program as outlined in the Souvenir Journal that you will receive at the program.   Because of this change, you will need to present your banquet ticket in order to enter the Ballroom to attend the installation program.   Please be aware of this major change and please pass this information along to our members without internet access. 

Please let me know if you have questions related to this matter.



2024 Passwords

2024 Passwords

Hello Brothers and Sisters,

Passwords will be sent out over the next few days to Lodges and Households. If I have email contact for your Branch, you will receive the password electronically.  The word will be sent via mail to those branches without internet connections.  Please be on the lookout for this information.


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