Washington Lodge 1513 needs US!

Washington Lodge continues to write its history, future By Tammy Shaw Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 12:43 am(Updated: February 21, 1:02 am) New Castle’s Grand United Order of Odd Fellows Washington Lodge #1513 purchased a Main Street building in the late 1880s that stands as an historic reminder of Henry County’s past, and the strength […]

One of Bay State Lodge #814’s Founders

  Honorable Bro. John J. Smith was born a free man in Richmond, Virginia, on November 2, 1820. As youth he heard stories about Boston, and made up his mind to settle there. By the time he was 20, he had saved enough money to move. In the 1840s, he opened a barbershop at the corner […]

South Carolina District 13 Just Got A Little Safer

Greetings in the bond of Friendship Love and Truth!  I am honored to be able to write this piece in particular as great things are happening in District No. 13 ! I would like to introduce you to Bro. Emanuel Page Sr. of Wayman lodge 1339. Bro. Page has been appointed to the District Gr. […]

Looking back at 175 years of excellence, then looking forward…

I greet you all quite early this morning in the bond of Friendship Love and Truth! -Many historians note the #GrandUnitedOrderofOddFellows as one of the most significant black mutual aid societies even at its beginning stages in the 1840’s. By the 1880’s, the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows underwent a remarkable expansion period and […]

South Carolina District 13 is on the Move!

District 13’s #threewisemen were at it again, traveling to #Virginia this time to visit with the #PastGrandmastersCouncil ! The brothers went to learn and attain their wisdom as we move forward in our goal to become the Hub District for the #GrandUnitedOrderofOddFellows in #America and Jurisdiction and then the #World!   Through positive examples of […]

More Pics from the 2018 Officers Installation

In the bond of Friendship Love and Truth the Brethren of the Mighty District 13 greet you all !!!! Provided below are more pictures for your viewing pleasure from this year’s Grand Officers Installation for the Grand United Order of Oddfellows in America and Jurisdiction. …   We are blessed to come amongst a group […]

Officers Installation 2018 in Philadelphia

I greet you in the bond of Friendship Love and Truth!  Salutations are in order for Our brethren who traveled this past weekend, to Philly to be duly Installed in their seats on the District Grand Lodge.  It was a wondrous occasion as Oddfellows and Ruthites from across our jurisdiction were again blessed with the […]

Spartanburg’s Finest

This is Brother John Woodward #GUOOF… From his accolades you wouldn’t have thought for a minute that this man had never in his life had a day of formal education. If you know anything about Spartanburg,SC history…..you’ll surely recognize his name as one of the wealthiest and most prominent African American businessmen in all of […]

 Bro. George W. Jackson First Principal of the Negro School

 George W.Jackson was born in 1854 in #Alabama. Jackson moved to Corsicana,Tx in the 1800s to teach at one of the first schools for #AfricanAmerican children in North Texas. The local history of schools for black students stretches back to the 1870s, and G.W. Jackson was the first principal of what was first called the […]

South Carolina Hosts it’s first District Grand Lodge Session!!!!

I am pleased to announce the commencement of South Carolina’s first District Session since re-enactment!  While there are still many things that must be addressed we are moving forward as a collective with the blessings of our Honorable Grandmaster and the Committee of Management Our mighty team of 2018 Executive Officers are as follows : […]