The 63rd Biennial Movable Conference was a memorable experience for all inattendance this year. The scene: The Astor on Canal Street, the heart of New Orleans. The mood: intense yet warming The mantra: Moving forward with integrity and love…
It was among the most august of events with the sisters and brothers from all over the United States as well as our family from the Islands in attendance. Me being able to attend was a blessing although I wasn’t afforded the opportunity to address everyone. I found myself quite content just to make small talk with individuals whom I had only seen in pictures. The mayor and current president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Gave us warm wishes and thanks for hosting our event in their city.
There is much to be gained from the wisdom our predecessors possess if we only take the time to look listen and learn. Current advice taken, I learned when to be fierce and when to be humble. I also learned that there is a plethora of knowledge about the order I have yet to attain. To be a good teacher one must also be a good student. The brethren of Wayman Lodge should be proud as one of their own received an award, in recognition of the work done for the preservation of the History of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows . It is a must for next BMC to have more from the carolinas in attendance ! #squadgoals
My takeaway prize from attending the BMC was that my family was able to travel with me. My wife, my mother, my daughter and my big sister got to see me in action ! The looks on their faces ! How proud they were to see me dressed up in a suit n tie, which is not my daily attire !!! Priceless !
As a business owner and tattoo enthusiast I may not look like many of the others, but I’m proud that they accept me as I am, tattoos and all ! They recognize they taken the same oath as I, some before I was born…. I only see a bright future ahead for my lodge, my district, my area, and the entire jurisdiction if only I can bring more light to the mysterious three that aren’t that mysterious, lol….
I would like to further my writings about the future of the Order and I will absolutely be trying to contact as many who attended for their wisdom and insight. But for now, I will drop some pictures for your viewing pleasure! I leave as came in the bond of friendship love and truth…
Brother Supreme Emanuel Page Jr. NG, Wayman Lodge 1339, District 13 Gr. Historian. National Historian GUOOF America and Jurisdiction