2020 Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America

January Full Board Session

Greetings Brothers and Sisters of all Lodges, Households and Other Branches of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows:

The January Full Board session is scheduled for January 9-11, 2020 with departure on Sunday, January 12. The session will culminate with the Installation of all District Grand Lodge and District Grand Household Officers on Saturday, January 11.  As usual, the Installation Ceremony will be followed by the Banquet. In addition to District Officers, Brother Paul Van Heynegen will be honored at the banquet. Tickets are $50 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 17, 2019.

Ads expressing congratulations to District Grand Officers and appreciation for Brother Van Heynegen can be placed in the Souvenir Journal.   Prices are:

Full page                   $60

Half page                  $35

Quarter page           $20

Patron’s list  :          $5   

 Your print ready ads should be emailed or mailed to me in VA.  The deadline for ads is December 7, 2019.  Fees for all ads should be mailed to me in VA.

Rooms may be reserved at the Doubletree Center City- Philadelphia Hotel by dialing 1-800-222-TREE. or 1-215-893-1600 and hit 1.  Our group room rental rate is $135 per night (taxes not included).  When making your reservations, be sure to request the group rates.  The deadline for hotel reservations is December 1, 2019.

Please note that we will not have the bus trip to Atlantic City during this session.  However, please plan to attend the program sponsored by the Grand Chamber on Friday evening.  More details will be provided upon arrival in Philly.

 Please abide by all deadlines.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact me by email (gtpaige@aol.com). Also, please share this information with our members that do not have internet access. 


Graham Paige, HGS