We are so proud that we will be able to use and adapt the books for the use new The Improved Order of Patriotic Odd Fellows (I.O. of P.O.F.). We are also to keep our rich heritage with Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America and Jurisdiction. We also like to thank monthly board for allowing it to go though as they was notified prior to Shawn Cannon sending the book up for copyright and the Grand Master signing the Master copy and taken the photo with it (which can be seen on our website here).
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Certificate of Registration
Registration Number: TXu 2-298-550
Effective Date of Registration: January 10, 2022
Registration Decision Date: United States Register of Copyrights and Director February 03, 2022
Title of Work: A Compilation of books of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows
Year of Completion: 2022
|Author:||Shawn O. Cannon|
|Citizen of:||United States|
|Domiciled in:||United States|
Copyright Claimant: Shawn O. Cannon
Limitation of copyright claim
Material excluded from this claim: text
New material included in claim: text
Books Cover under this and more adapted versions copyrighted though the Library of Congress. These books are the following:
- General Laws, Rules, and Regulations of The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America and Jurisdiction
- Instructional Manual for Set-Up of District Grand Lodge
- Ritual Book One
- Ritual Book Two
- Ritual Book Three
- Funeral Ceremony for the Lodge
- Lectures of the Three Degrees
- Past Grand Masters Council Ritual
- Past Grand Masters Council Installation Ceremony of the Patriarchal Order
- Past Grand Masters Council Funeral Ceremony
- Patriarchal Order General Laws, Rules, and Regulations
- Ritual of Patriarchal Order
- General Laws, Rules, and Regulations of The Household of Ruth
- Ritual The Household of Ruth
- Ritual The Household of Ruth Instructions in The Three Degrees and Lectures
- Funeral Ceremony for The Household of Ruth
- Past Most Noble Governors Chamber General Laws, Rules, and Regulations of The Household of Ruth Rules, and Regulations Governing the Woman’s Patriarchy Auxiliaries
- Juvenile Book