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Florence Lodge No. 2212 was founded on August 8, 1881 and was reactivated on November 26, 2015.

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The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America

The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America, under the jurisdiction of the Committee of Management, England, organized and created for the purpose of aiding and assisting each other, when but for the helping hand of a brother and friend sorrow and misery might sojourn and remain for a long period in our midst; for this as well as our great brotherly love and charity to all mankind, we have banded ourselves together by solemn ties, promising to act at any and all times, and to each other as brethren, extending the helping hand to all in the time of need, in the hour of sickness, sorrow, or suffering, and thus, having by our mystic tie the power of knowing and discerning the pangs of poverty and how to relieve them; the despondency of sickness and how to alleviate the same and in the hour of mortal dissolution render less terrible and sorrowful the surroundings by the friendly and brotherly aid of the members of our mystic circle, who, uniting together for the common good of all, enable ourselves to guard against the unforeseen casualties which all are liable to encounter in this life; and having taken upon ourselves the mission of uniting and consolidating in one grand harmonious combination our entire Order in the sacred work of promoting the highest interest of humanity, as well as develop and elevate the mental and moral character of our brotherhood, by a liberal support of science and art, the inculcation Of the loftiest and most pure principles of philanthropy, honor, patriotism, and justice  and, above all, to promulgate and disseminate the true principles of friendship, love, and truth; preserve and diffuse the faith of the founders of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, and of society at large. as the embodiment of all the dictates of the human heart, as well as to place our Order, from the lowest to the most exalted branch, in one comprehensive working system.

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West Jordan Scholarship

Sister Norma Bannister Grant, Past DGMNG of Household of Ruth, Virginia presents the 2017 West Jordan Scholarship to Deondre Dagner at the State Convention Banquet for the Grand United Order Odd Fellows in America and Jurisdiction of the State…

Virginia Sub District No. 15 of Grand United Order Of Fellows Donates to Scholarship Fund

During the Virginia 56th Biennial session for Grand United Order Of Fellows in American and Jurisdiction it's Virginia Sub-District No. 15 donated $2500 in checks at it's State Convention Banquet. The money was presented to Virginia Union University…

Remembering our founders: George T. Downing

George T. Downing (December 30, 1819 – July 21, 1903) was an abolitionist and activist for African-American civil rights. His father was a caterer and Oyster seller in Philadelphia andNew York City and George followed the same career path…

The ties that "link" us: Prince Hall Masons and The Grand United Order of Oddfellows

Before I begin to expound on the "links" I would first like to show respect for our innumerable amount of brethren who are valuable members of both the Grand United Order of Oddfellows and the Prince Hall Masons.  It takes dedication determination…

Ohio's Finest

Grand United Order of Odd Fellows Celebration, 1887 - from the Wheeling Intelligencer, July 1, 1887 G.U.O.O.F. CELEBRATION Of their Twenty-first Anniversary in West Virginia, in this city Yesterday — Large Delegations from…

Prince Rivers: Black Prince of Aiken County

 In the bond of Friendship Love and Truth I greet you Getting harder to find pictures of these #carolinaoddfellows but I do what I can.....Born into slavery in South Carolina during the early 1820s, Prince Rivers worked as a carriage driver…

William H. Rutherford: an impression on the path to success for freed slaves in Columbia,South Carolina

The pictures displayed above are relics of a time passed here in SC, yet they stand as a testament to the fortitude and dedication of one man and his family to not only make a living for themselves but aid and assist others to do the same. That…

Happy Easter 

Happy Easter from Florence Lodge 2212 of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows and from the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in American and Jurisdiction.  

SC GUOOF History Cont.

I assume this means as much to us Odd Fellows as it does to the Prince Hall Masons of SC...... Here lies Dr. Charles Catlett Johnson or C.C. Johnson......Dr. Johnson (b. 1860, d. 1928) was born in Orange County, Virginia. He graduated…

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