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 presence of eachother! Too often we receive news of a brother or sister passing so every opportunity for fellowship should be cherished as a blessing. The GUOOF who attended Friday were entertained with a trip to the casinos and boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ. Saturday was chock full of networking and workshops before the installation. This was followed up with a banquet, accolades, and announcements.
The Grand United Order of Oddfellows in America and Jurisdiction’s HGH John Green and the Committee of Management bestowed upon South Carolina a few notable distinctions : We were given the honor of, District of the Year as well as Area of the Year in recognition of our establishment and growth ! It feels great to be recognized for all of our hard work! It was definitely unexpected!
Speaking of unexpected…… District 13 can be proud of Bro. Supreme Emanuel Page jr from Wayman lodge 1339. Bro. Page has been promoted to National Grand Historian for America and Jurisdiction! This is a major role which I am elated about! Words cannot and will not express my gratitude for the honor of that responsibility! I would prefer to show the world what we are about! Many thanks for District 13 and the brethren who have guided me on the path to illumination, not chasing the light but instead I will become it’s beacon….
In the bond of Friendship Love and Truth I leave as I came……
Bro.Page, NG Wayman lodge. Hon. Grand Historian