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SGL Hotel and outside
1. SGL Hotel and outside  (August 2014)
Exploring in and out of The Empress.
24 Visits
111 Images
Shared Album
SGL Youth Talent show
2. SGL Youth Talent show  (August 2014)
The youth blew us away! My camera didn't work well in the dim light. But it was very entertaining.
21 Visits
34 Images
Shared Album
SGL Wreath laying ceremony
3. SGL Wreath laying ceremony  (August 2014)
Very nice ceremony by our GMC and IALAPM.
9 Visits
78 Images
Shared Album
SGL - Victoria Odd Fellow Hall
4. SGL - Victoria Odd Fellow Hall  (August 2014)
The Odd Fellow building in Victoria BC is so impressive! Photos do not do it justice.
10 Visits
59 Images
Shared Album
SGL Chinatown Military and other things
5. SGL Chinatown Military and other things  (August 2014)
More photos from SGL in Victoria BC
10 Visits
51 Images
Shared Album
2014 Odd Fellow and Rebekah Camp Out
6. 2014 Odd Fellow and Rebekah Camp Out  (August 2014)
A great camp out planned and executed by Irv and Betty (again!!!). It was wonderful. If you didn't come you missed out! Our camp is awesome and I enjoy every time it get to go there.
55 Visits
142 Images
Shared Album
Eastwood celebrates 90th Anniversary.
7. Eastwood celebrates 90th Anniversary.  (7-19-14)
Members and family of Eastwood Lodge gather for their 90th Anniversary celebration.  A picnic was had in the parking lot and Lodge Hall with a nice barbeque.  A large gas barbeque was raffled off.  Lots of good food and special times.  A Bounce House was rented for the children's enjoyment, as well as a face painter made creative animal masks and those of superheros for our youth.
32 Visits
69 Images
Shared Album
UNP Delegates return to Davison Lodge.
8. UNP Delegates return to Davison Lodge.  (7-15-14)
Students from the United Nations Educational Pilgrimage program from about the Jurisdiction of Michigan return to Davison Lodge from Toronto.  They have completed a two week educational journey with a wonderful tour.  At the end here, they have bonded, having spent so much time together, realizing formative experiences like these make who we are and become.  Another great year for our centerpiece international program.
28 Visits
6 Images
Shared Album
Katie's Baby Party
9. Katie's Baby Party  (June 28, 2014)
97 Visits
82 Images
Shared Album
Shamrocks donate to ARC Detroit.
10. Shamrocks donate to ARC Detroit.  (6-20-14)
Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows complete a community service project and donate to help fund the ARC Detroit Pizza Party and Dance.  100 gift bags collected and assembled for were given out to the members there, with dental and hygiene products, self esteem items, and treats.  The ARC members were so very thankful for what we may take for granted.  Not only a heart warming opportunity, but our youth understand how truly blessed they are.  Afterwards, they went to Greektown for some fun, food, and recreation.
46 Visits
110 Images
Shared Album
Shamrock #4 pack gift bags for ARC.
11. Shamrock #4 pack gift bags for ARC.  (6-10-14)
In production line fashion, Shamrock #4 Juniors packed 100 gift bags for members of the ARC Detroit (Developmentally Disabled).  Dental care items, personal care products, and some treats were included.  Next Friday evening, the gifts will be distributed at a Pizza Party and Dance the Shamrocks are helping to sponsor downtown at the ARC.
57 Visits
27 Images
Shared Album
Theta Rho Sessions 2014
12. Theta Rho Sessions 2014  (June 7, 2014)
Theta Rho Sessions in Lansing
45 Visits
102 Images
Shared Album
Clare 2014
13. Clare 2014 
100 Visits
35 Images
Shared Album
81st Annual Pilgrimage to the Tomb.
14. 81st Annual Pilgrimage to the Tomb.  (5-4-14)
The IOOF Eighty-First Annual Pilgrimage to the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.  A beautiful day and a very memorable event.
73 Visits
208 Images
Shared Album
Shamrock #4 at Splash Park.
15. Shamrock #4 at Splash Park.  (4-19-14)
Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows go to Splash Park Universe and Cabella's in Dundee for Spring recreation treat.
83 Visits
69 Images
Shared Album
Several Lodges installed in Monroe.
16. Several Lodges installed in Monroe.  (1-19-14)
Monroe IOOF #19 was the setting for a very nice dinner installation of officers for three Odd Fellow and two Rebekah Lodges.  Included amongst the Odd Fellows were Monroe #19, Lambertville #467, and Jasper #481, and Floral City #55 and Eva #299 Rebekahs.  Good fraternity, pleasant company and great food.  All around a satisfying way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
189 Visits
97 Images
Shared Album
Visit to Victoria #1 and Columbia #2.
17. Visit to Victoria #1 and Columbia #2.  (1-17-14)
While in Victoria, Britsh Columbia, CA for the Sovereign site review inspection, a short visit was made to this historic lodge.  The building is circa 1879 and the members work hard at keeping the Lodge Hall and the other activity rooms in pristine condition.  The tour was a real treat and the members so hospitable.  The Jurisdiction of B.C. has plenty to be proud of.
65 Visits
33 Images
Shared Album
2014 UNEP Speak Off
18. 2014 UNEP Speak Off  (Jan. 12, 2014)
The Michigan I.O.O.F. speak off had 9 students competing for 3 trips. They all deserved to go! It was a very enjoyable afternoon hosted by Lapeer Lodge.
133 Visits
95 Images
Shared Album
Officer Installation in Belleville
19. Officer Installation in Belleville  (1-9-14)
Officers, members, and families of Galaxy Odd Fellow #384, Astral Rebekahs #250, and Premier Rebekahs #348 gather in Belleville for installation of officers for 2014.  We started with a fine meal coordinated by PG Ellen S.  The group was also honored by the attendance of Galaxy's candidate Jake (and his family), who attended the United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth last summer.  He gave a nice talk about this positive, formative experience and it's influences on his life.  (PLEASE FORWARD ANY PHOTOS OF YOUR LODGE'S INSTALLATION TO bobfebo@comcast.net FOR INCLUSION IN THE PHOTOSITE).
72 Visits
38 Images
Shared Album
Eastwood's "Kids" Christmas 2013.
20. Eastwood's "Kids" Christmas 2013.  (12-14-13)
Eastwood Odd Fellows #496 gather in Eastpointe for their on-going tradition of organizing and conducting a large Christmas Party to support children of members and those in the local community.  This year three different service organizations were selected to help generate referrals for families with financial and other challenges, so no child goes without, and so they understand just what a special season this truly is.
167 Visits
93 Images
Shared Album
All Unit Christmas party in Davision
21. All Unit Christmas party in Davision  (Dec. 14, 2013)
Those who trekked through the snowstorm had a great meal and fun time at the party. Too bad the weather was so nasty!
145 Visits
49 Images
Shared Album
Shamrocks 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off
22. Shamrocks 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off  (12-8-13)
Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows held their 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser in the Club Room of Eastwood Lodge in Eastpointe.  This well established tradition has been one of the mainstays in generating income to fund the Junior's Community Giving and Youth Recreation Programs.  We are blessed to have such loyal Lodge Brothers and Sisters, whose on-going participation and generosity helps make continuation of the Junior Odd Fellows here possible.
223 Visits
38 Images
Shared Album
SGM Bob's Testimonial Dinner.
23. SGM Bob's Testimonial Dinner.  (12-7-13)
Members of the Order gather in Lincolnshire Illinois to attend and support our Sovereign Grand Master Bob Smith's Testimonial weekend.  They come from many jurisdictions, near and far.  Pictured is the Saturday night Dinner.  Nice fellowship, good food, pleasant memories.
150 Visits
61 Images
Shared Album
Shamrock #4 serve Thanksgiving Dinner.
24. Shamrock #4 serve Thanksgiving Dinner.  (11-22-13)
Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows, family, and friends both donate and serve a Thanksgiving meal to the Developmentally Disabled in the inner city at the ARC Detroit (Association for Retarded Citizens).  The boys donated Turkeys and Cranberry Sauce, while the Irish Belles #16 Theta Rho and PGM Sonny gave funds to purchase the Pumpkin and Sweet Potato pies.  Helping the ARC Detroit has been an on-going project of the Shamrocks for several years now.  It's nice to share the Bounty during this Holiday Season, to understand how truly blessed and fortunate we are, and how it is through giving we receive.
132 Visits
53 Images
Shared Album
Irv's Pics from the banquet
25. Irv's Pics from the banquet  (2013-11-09)
Irv Smith took these pictures at the Grand Master and Assembly President banquet.
228 Visits
78 Images
Shared Album
Leaders banquet in Maple Rapids
26. Leaders banquet in Maple Rapids  (2013-11-9)
Grand Master Terry and Assembly President Phyllis had a wonderful banquet! Great social time, and great food.
148 Visits
93 Images
Shared Album
2013 sesions
27. 2013 sesions  (oct 2013)
Odd Fellow and Rebekah sessions in Frankenmuth - partial. until I passed out anyway.
318 Visits
131 Images
Shared Album
Jubilee consolidates with Eastwood
28. Jubilee consolidates with Eastwood  (10-9-13)
Jubilee Rebekahs #501 consolidate with Eastwood Rebekahs #499 in a nice ceremony conducted by Michigan Rebekah Assembly's Vice President Phyllis V.  Afterwards, home made soup and salad were enjoyed by all.  Prior to the meeting, a representative from the Karmanos Cancer Center came and accepted a check Eastwood donated from beaded necklaces they sold.
86 Visits
23 Images
Shared Album
Theta Rho President Cheyenne's banquet
29. Theta Rho President Cheyenne's banquet  (Sep. 29, 2013)
A good time was had by all at Cheyenne's party! Good times and good food. What else is new?
205 Visits
97 Images
Shared Album
More Youth Talent Show acts and awards.
30. More Youth Talent Show acts and awards.  (8-17-13 (posted 9-27-13).)
More images from the fabulous 2013 SGL-IARA Youth Day Talent Show from Schaumburg, Illinois.  Thank you to session photographer Donna Brownrigg of Michigan for sharing what she took at the Talent Show.  Also included are the award and trophy winners.  We had 13 youth talent entries this year.
114 Visits
75 Images
Shared Album
Grand Herald's "Baby Party" at Fostoria.
31. Grand Herald's "Baby Party" at Fostoria.  (9-8-13)
Leaders and members throughout our Order meet in celebration at the Fostoria Lodge for Johnny S.'s "Baby Party", to commemerate his appointment as a Grand Lodge of Michigan Officer.  Family, friends, good presentations, good food, all make for a memorable event on this special day.
202 Visits
120 Images
Shared Album
Dave's pics of SGL
32. Dave's pics of SGL   (Aug 2013)
Misc and young at heart people pics.
802 Visits
125 Images
Shared Album
Dave's pics from SGL youth and things
33. Dave's pics from SGL youth and things  (Aug 2013)
I got some pics of the youth and other things before the official start of the SGL sessions in Shalmburg Ill.
140 Visits
83 Images
Shared Album
Eastwood #496 Golf Outing for Care House
34. Eastwood #496 Golf Outing for Care House  (8-24-13)
Eastwood Odd Fellows Lodge #496 continue with their annual tradition of holding a Golf Outing, with proceeds to go towards the operation of Care House.  Care House is a special treatment program for sexually abused children, many who are currently involved with the court system.  Well over a hundred golfers participated, with several thousand dollars raised for this noble and worthy purpose.
189 Visits
145 Images
Shared Album
Shamrock #4 visit Downtown Chicago.
35. Shamrock #4 visit Downtown Chicago.  (8-18-13)
On the way home from SGL-IARA Youth Days, Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows visit Downtown Chicago.  The line was too long to go to the top of the Willis (Sears) Tower, but they visited the Navy Pier, and then went on a power boat ride.  The group also viewed and experienced an awesome Air Show while on the water that day.
164 Visits
45 Images
Shared Album
2013 SGL-IARA Youth Days, Day #2.
36. 2013 SGL-IARA Youth Days, Day #2.  (8-17-13)
These photos depict the 2013 International Youth Session in Schaumburg, Illinois.  Pictures also include the wonderful Talent Show and the Dance which culminated the end of the weekend event.
149 Visits
104 Images
Shared Album
2013 SGL-IARA Youth Days at Schaumburg,
37. 2013 SGL-IARA Youth Days at Schaumburg,   (8-16-13)
Members of Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows of Michigan make the trek to Schaumburg, Illinois for the International Youth Days which precedes the Annual Adult Sessions of the Sovereign IOOF and the IARA.  Day #1 photos consist of the their arrival, orientation session, assignments, community and fraternal service poster session construction, the Youth Banquet, and Pool Party.  Lots of activity.
296 Visits
96 Images
Shared Album
Petoskey Degree Day and Longevity Awards
38. Petoskey Degree Day and Longevity Awards  (8-10-13)
Members from Eastwood Odd Fellows #496 and some Grand Lodge Officers ventured up north to help Petoskey Odd Fellows #282 in providing a degree day for 12 newer members.  45 and 50 year Service Jewels were bestowed upon two brothers.  Petoskey catered a very nice meal for all and also donated $300 to Care House of Mt. Clemens, a charity Eastwood has supported long term.  Wonderful fraternity in a grand setting, right on Little Traverse Bay.
239 Visits
99 Images
Shared Album
2013 All Units Camp-Out Weekend.
39. 2013 All Units Camp-Out Weekend.  (8-3 and 8-4-13.)
The Tall Oaks Odd Fellow-Rebekah Camp of Michigan continues as that special setting for the All Units Camp Out.  We had fun activities, great food, beautiful weather, memorable camp fires with our brothers and sisters, Karaoke talent, and very nice camaraderie.  A big thank you goes out to our dedicated members who donated their time and energy toward making this on-going tradition a success.
178 Visits
135 Images
Shared Album
2013 All Units Camp Out Friday.
40. 2013 All Units Camp Out Friday.  (8-2-13.)
Members of All Units of the Order begin to arrive at Tall Oaks on Friday during the afternoon.  After early registration, we had a nice meal later in the Dining Hall.
94 Visits
20 Images
Shared Album
Set up for All Units Camp Out 2013.
41. Set up for All Units Camp Out 2013.  (8-1-13)
The Tall Oaks Odd Fellow-Rebekah Camp of Michigan was the site for our 2013 All Units Camp Out.  This album includes photos of the purchase of the pig for the roast and preliminary set up activities.
118 Visits
22 Images
Shared Album
Great Lakes Conference 2013
42. Great Lakes Conference 2013  (July 26-28 2013)
We had great time at the conference. Here are some people pictures.
262 Visits
44 Images
Shared Album
2013 Great Lakes Conference sight seeing
43. 2013 Great Lakes Conference sight seeing  (July 26-28 2013)
These are pictures I took other than "People" pictures.
88 Visits
100 Images
Shared Album
Shamrock #4 receives community honors.
44. Shamrock #4 receives community honors.  (7-19-13)
Chief Ruler Michael and Deputy Chief Ruler Cody, along with their advisors and Grand Master Sonny, attended the 62nd Annual Awards Banquet of the ARC Detroit (Association for Retarded Citizens).  The Shamrocks and Eastwood Odd Fellows and Rebekahs were honored with a presentation of commendations for being selected for the Distinguished Service Award (for a group or agency).  The boys obtained additional recognition and certificates from the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and the Detroit City Council.  They also met and had their photo taken with our long time U.S. Senator, Carl Levin, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award for all his service and contibutions for the disadvantaged.
201 Visits
114 Images
Shared Album
Golden Links Annual Summer Picnic.
45. Golden Links Annual Summer Picnic.  (7-13-13)
Members of Golden Link Odd Fellows and Rebekahs gather at the Nelson Park in Sterling Heights for an annual summer tradition.  We had a tasty breakfast and picnic lunch to celebrate the nice weather and fraternity.
91 Visits
20 Images
Shared Album
2013 Shamrock #4 Summer Bar-B-Q.
46. 2013 Shamrock #4 Summer Bar-B-Q.  (6-27-13)
Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows and some of their family meet at Eastwood Lodge for a little Summer Cook-Out.  We had Cheeseburgers, Fresh Cob Corn, Pasta Salad, Nachos, Chips, Watermellon and Pop.  We had some rain and humid haze, but the cover over the back entrance to the Club Room kept all dry and in good spirits.
170 Visits
13 Images
Shared Album
Rebekah announcement
47. Rebekah announcement  (June 27, 2013)
President Assembly Vice President Phyllis cam to our Rebekah meeting to announce her intended appointee for Assembly Outside Guardian. Congrats Katie Burns.
134 Visits
2 Images
Shared Album
Grand Master Sonny's All Degree Day.
48. Grand Master Sonny's All Degree Day.  (6-23-13)
Grand Master Sonny had his All Degree Day at the Eastwood Lodge in Eastpointe.  DDGM Ken B. did a fine job coordinating all the details.  Several newer members earned their degrees.  A nice meal with Pizza followed.
60 Visits
18 Images
Shared Album
Shamrock #4 Juniors volunteer at the ARC
49. Shamrock #4 Juniors volunteer at the ARC  (6-21-13)
Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows not at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Camp of Michigan this week volunteer for those who belong the the Detroit Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC).  To begin summer with a cook out, the Shamrocks helped prepare and serve hamburgers, french fries, fruit cups, chocolate chip cookies and lemonade for the ARC members.  The Shamrocks also donated money to assist in defraying the cost of the meal.  Community service in action and having a fun time doing it!
136 Visits
57 Images
Shared Album
The home(s) in Wisconsin
50. The home(s) in Wisconsin  (June 2013)
The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs take great care of the elderly in Green Bay. We were blessed with a 2 hour tour of the facilities that are second to none! WTG WI
84 Visits
44 Images
Shared Album
GL & Reb sessions in Wisc.
51. GL & Reb sessions in Wisc.  (June 9-12 2013)
A few pics of the great time we had in Wisconsin.
130 Visits
59 Images
Shared Album
Theta Rho campfire
52. Theta Rho campfire  (June 8, 2013)
Camp fire and fun Saturday night at Camp
92 Visits
62 Images
Shared Album
Theta Rho installation
53. Theta Rho installation  (June 8,2013)
Theta Rho assembly installation of officers
81 Visits
32 Images
Shared Album
Our camp
54. Our camp  (june 8, 2013)
All the buildings and other shots of our Odd Fellow and Rebekah Camp of Michigan (AKA Tall Oaks Camp).
156 Visits
68 Images
Shared Album
Gratiot Cruise at Eastwood Lodge 2013.
55. Gratiot Cruise at Eastwood Lodge 2013.  (6/14 and 6/15/13)
Eastwood Lodge had it's largest annual fund raiser with the Gratiot Cruise.  This year represented the 15th consecutive year.  Members, those from the immediate community, and beyond, celebrate the automobile while generating monies to support our giving programs and charities.  Good food, good bands, good community contact, good fellowship.  Several applications were submitted, for both adult and youth lodges.
165 Visits
158 Images
Shared Album
Theta Rho sessions
56. Theta Rho sessions  (June 8, 2013)
The Theta Rho Assembly sessions were held at the camp June 7-9. There are multiple albums photos for your enjoyment.
82 Visits
26 Images
Shared Album
Theta Rho sessions Friday and misc pics
57. Theta Rho sessions Friday and misc pics  (June 7, 2013)
The Theta Rho Assembly sessions were held at the camp June 7-9. There are multiple albums photos for your enjoyment.
98 Visits
47 Images
Shared Album
Brother Glen's 60 year jewel celebration
58. Brother Glen's 60 year jewel celebration  (5-22-13)
Members from about the state converge at the Midland Lodge Hall for a celebratory dinner and 60 year jewel celebration for our beloved Brother Glen S.  Having been a Past Department Commander, Past Grand Patriarch, and Grand Master of Michigan's Odd Fellows, all were in awe for what he has accomplished.  Across the years Glen has helped a good number of our leadership with his cousel, mentoring and sincere heart.  May he have many, many more years in service to our Order.
67 Visits
94 Images
Shared Album
2013 Blessing of the Bikes in Baldwin.
59. 2013 Blessing of the Bikes in Baldwin.   (5-19-13)
Another successful Blessing of the Bikes this year, the 41st consecutive one.  Host organization PARA-DICE Motorcycle Club continues to stay at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Camp of Michigan for which we benefit.  Most importantly, gate proceeds at the airport provide a generous donation to the Lake County Senior Nutrition, "Meals on Wheels" program.  Davison's Vernor Lodge #400 feeds the bikers and their guests, which in turn helps generate income for their giving programs.
347 Visits
57 Images
Shared Album
2013 Grand Encampment and Grand LEA.
60. 2013 Grand Encampment and Grand LEA.  (5-17-13)
The following photos are from the first day of the Grand Encampment and Grand LEA Sessions at the Doherty Hotel in Clare.  Grand Patriarch Dave and Grand Matriarch Edith had a fun and harmonious gathering.  Didn't get to make it to the PM and LAPM Sessions just prior.  Any photos forwarded will be posted however.
185 Visits
82 Images
Shared Album
2013 PM and Encampment sessions in Clare
61. 2013 PM and Encampment sessions in Clare  (May 2013)
Just a few pics from Clare. Enjoy.
68 Visits
51 Images
Shared Album
Pilgrimage to the Tomb of the Unknowns.
62. Pilgrimage to the Tomb of the Unknowns.  (5-5-13)
The 80th Annual Pilgrimage to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.  The day was spectacular.  The weather exceptional.  What a truly moving tribute to the members of the military who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.  A dignified and memorable occasion to reflect back upon for a lifetime.
313 Visits
183 Images
Shared Album
IOOF Tomb of the Unknowns Banquet.
63. IOOF Tomb of the Unknowns Banquet.  (5-4-13)
The IOOF 80th Annual Pilgrimage to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was held in Arlington Virginia over the weekend.  Tonight was the banquet, with tommorw the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb at the National Cemetery.
341 Visits
53 Images
Shared Album
Ohio Grand Lodge and Rebekah Sessions.
64. Ohio Grand Lodge and Rebekah Sessions.  (5-1-13)
Made the short trek down to Perrysburg, Ohio for one day of the Annual Sessions of the Grand Lodge and Rebekah Assembly of Ohio.  The Brothers and Sisters there were gracious and friendly.  Very nice fraternity.  It's nice to connect with similarly minded people, and also learn a few new things as to how they conduct their affairs.  We can take this knowledge home to assist with the ongoing evaluation of our programs.
301 Visits
37 Images
Shared Album
Eastwood Initiatory Degree Conducted.
65. Eastwood Initiatory Degree Conducted.  (4-30-13)
Eastwood Odd Fellows convenied to complete the Initiatory Degree for seven new members.  Additionally, PG Jim C. of the Alpena area visited and received Veteran Life Member status, and yet others longevity jewels.  Additionally, there are pictures of each Past Grand present and the new members who earned their degree.
221 Visits
86 Images
Shared Album
Eastwood Rebekahs' Fundraiser for Cancer
66. Eastwood Rebekahs' Fundraiser for Cancer  (4-20-13)
Eastwood Rebekahs #499 held a Euchre Tournament Fundraiser for nine year old "Bailey"; battling stage four cancer.  All profits will be directed to the family to help with extraordinary bills and other expenses for this youngster.  The Lodge really came together for such a noble cause and had good fun helping in a significant way.  The family present were touched by the outpouring of goodwill.
126 Visits
47 Images
Shared Album
2013 All Canton event
67. 2013 All Canton event  (April 14, 2013)
Department Commander Al held an all Canton mustering and inspection.
120 Visits
19 Images
Shared Album
2013 Inter-Fraternal Brotherhood Dinner.
68. 2013 Inter-Fraternal Brotherhood Dinner.  (4-9-13)
Leaders and members of many different fraternal organizations meet in Warren, MI for their annual gathering.  It's nice to gather with similarly minded people who desire to give back to their communitites.  They include the Odd Fellows, Knights of Columbus, Knights of St. John, Alhambra, Shriners, Moose, Eagles, and Elks.  Each leader spoke of their history, longevity, membership, and special programs.  An uplifting and inspirational evening.
160 Visits
57 Images
Shared Album
Eastpointe 2013 Memorial Tree Ceremony.
69. Eastpointe 2013 Memorial Tree Ceremony.  (4-6-13)
The City of Eastpointe conducted their annual Tree memorial ceremony.  Eight of the 11 trees planted this year were on behalf of eight Eastwood Lodge brothers who have gone on to be with the Lord.  They include: Danny D., Frank B., Jimmy D., Walter F., Ray K. Sr., Ron L., Anthony N., and Steve S.  A fitting tribute and a healing service.  All those affected were allowed to speak and make comments if they chose.  Very touching and memorable.  Trees were planted at Kennedy Park, for present and future generations to enjoy and remember, as a "Living Legacy".
158 Visits
46 Images
Shared Album
Grand Master Sonny visits Caledonia #251
70. Grand Master Sonny visits Caledonia #251  (3-19-13)
Grand Master Sonny accompanied by Grand Guardian Bob visit Caledonia Odd Fellows Lodge #251, just southeast of Grand Rapids.  Prior to their regular meeting, we had a nice dinner of lasagna, green beans, rolls and butter and finished with a lemon meringue pie.  The Grand Master spoke about the UNP program and the need for membership growth.  The Grand Guardian passed out brochures of our Camp.  A pleasant evening spent in fraternity with Brothers on the other side of the State.
205 Visits
10 Images
Shared Album
Shamrock Juniors "Souperbowl Cook-Off"
71. Shamrock Juniors "Souperbowl Cook-Off"  (3-3-13)
Chief Ruler Michael and Deputy Chief Ruler Cody assist their adult supporters in a first time fund raiser event, the "Shamrock #4 Souperbowl Cook-Off".  All profits made will be directed towards helping to make possible for many the venture to International Youth Days, this year in Shaumburg, Illinois.  The Lodge is so thankful for all those who cooked and attended.  Lots of creative recipes.  Soup is good food!!!
204 Visits
64 Images
Shared Album
Theta Rho Assembly-Juniors Degree Day.
72. Theta Rho Assembly-Juniors Degree Day.  (2-16-13)
The Theta Rho Assembly of Girls Clubs of Michigan, along with the Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows of Eastpointe gather at the Lansing Masonic Center for their Degree Work.  The Youth began with Market Place sales, followed by a nice lunch prepared by the Jurisdictional Youth Commitee, and finished with fine degree work in good form.  All the youth did well and we are proud to have them as members.
311 Visits
102 Images
Shared Album
UNEP Speak-Off 2013 at Lapeer.
73. UNEP Speak-Off 2013 at Lapeer.  (1-27-13)
Plenty of talented youth from about the State converged on Lapeer Lodge Hall.  The Annual Speak-Off speech competition was held for the United Nations Educational Pilgrimage for Youth trip this coming July.  Of the fourteen primarily high school juniors who gave presentations, four were awarded full funding for "a trip of a lifetime".  They will visit NYC, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Ottawa, and Niagara Falls, CA.
259 Visits
83 Images
Shared Album
Shamrock #4 Juniors Installed for 2013.
74. Shamrock #4 Juniors Installed for 2013.  (1-22-13)
Members of Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows were installed into their respective offices for the coming year.  Colin moves on to Past Chief Ruler and Michael now becomes our Chief Ruler.  These boys and a couple others have been attending regularly for over four years.  Several more have joined the Lodge the last year or two and the group is really coming together.  Two additonal youth not pictured visited tonight, one of those a repeat.  We are always looking to increase our membership and are thankful for the confidence the youth place in us by routinely coming back.
129 Visits
4 Images
Shared Album
Eastwood's Installation of Officers 2013
75. Eastwood's Installation of Officers 2013  (1-19-13.)
Eastwood Odd Fellows and Rebekahs were installed into their offices for the current term.  The District #7 Installation Team did a fine job.  Many family members and those from the community came to witness and share in the celebration.  Three students sponsored by the Lodges for the United Nations Educational Pilgrimage for Youth Tour this past summer spoke as to how this meaningful program has deeply affected their lives in the best ways.  Presentations were made to the Past Noble Grand and Past Grand.  A sumptuous banquet then topped off a very good day.
253 Visits
157 Images
Shared Album
Grand Secretary Tony and Carrie marry.
76. Grand Secretary Tony and Carrie marry.  (12-29-12 (posted 1-17-13).)
Grand Secretary Tony marries his long time partner Carrie in a very nice ceremony and reception held at Eastwood's Hall.  Here are some select photos from the event.  We wish them a bright future and many blessings.
297 Visits
28 Images
Shared Album
Doug Hawkins wedding
77. Doug Hawkins wedding  (December 2012)
Doug and Jenn got married in Frankenmuth. A great time was had by all.
461 Visits
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Grand Marshal visits PSGM on way home.
78. Grand Marshal visits PSGM on way home.  (got 12-20-12 (posted 12-21-12))
"During the Journey Home we had the pleasure of spending time with Delmar Burns and visited one of the most beautiful lodges I have ever seen Delmar was presented with his special card from the Christmas Party. We were welcomed with open arms in Friendship, Love and Truth."  by Dar Childs
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Tennessee Friendship and Love Tour.
79. Tennessee Friendship and Love Tour.  (got 12-20-12 (posted 12-21-12))
"It was an amazing time as we practiced and performed our obligation as Oddfellows. 1000 Milies of the Friendship, Love and Truth Tour as a complete success. I've thanked many and there's countless other's that need thanked. To Bruce Penner of the Ultimate Used Car Store LTD for the use of the bus for the tour. To Michigan's leadership in supporting me that Oddfellowship has no borders in making a dream come true to a 12 year old battling luekemia, to my officers, members and friends for opening there hearts with spiritual prayers and moral support. Yes this mission is accomplished but the work has just begun. My belief is in our membership and to grow in never ending numbers we need to recruit quality members. To members of Tennessee, Illinois and others for the joint effort in this very special moment in my life."  by Dar Childs
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Grand Marshal goes to Illinois.
80. Grand Marshal goes to Illinois.  (got 12-20-12 (posted 12-21-12))
"Grand Marshal Dar went to Illinois and met with Illinois Members in a joint effort in making a difference in collecting presents for a little boy thats suffering from Luekemia. Illinois, Michigan and Tennessee made dreams possible for the family during the Holidays, Oddfellowship has no borders and together we proved working together does make a difference."  by Dar Childs
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Hurricane Sandy Relief
81. Hurricane Sandy Relief  (got 12-20-12 (posted 12-21-12))
"Michigan Grand Marshal Dar Childs along with Past Grand Master Sam Fenton with the assistance of the community drove down to Staten Island, New York and delivered much needed food and supplies to the families of New York during the Hurricane Sandy Storm. 7 several truck loads of food. It was an amazing adventurer. A special thanks to Bob K. & Robin B., and Diana K. and their lodges in Monroe Lodge #19, Lambertville Lodge # 467 for there assistance and support. Together we can and will make a difference."  by Dar Childs
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Shamrock #4 visits Downtown and the DIA.
82. Shamrock #4 visits Downtown and the DIA.  (12-15-12 (posted 12-18-12).)
Members and Advisors of Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows out of Eastpointe go to Downtown Detroit, to see the Community Christmas Tree and ice skating at Campus Martius.  They visited the Compuware Building (now on site of the old Hudson's Department Store), the Hard Rock Cafe Detroit, had a ride on the "People Mover", had animals and items made out of balloons by a clown on stilts, saw the World's Tallest Salvation Army Red Kettle Display (and voted on making a monetary donation), the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and  their Gift Shop, and ate at McDonald's on the way home.  Lots of activity, education, and a fun time had by all.
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Community Christmas Party in Monroe.
83. Community Christmas Party in Monroe.  (12-16-12)
Members of Monroe, Lambertville, and Jasper Lodges gather for a special Christmas celebration.  There was a large crowd, an expansive menu, and good company everywhere.  Santa Sam was there, special International Guests including PSGM Delmar B. and IALAPM President Lady Linda F., Grand Lodge Officers, the Assembly President and many leaders from around Michigan.  Lots of gifts given to children, a variety of raffles, a donated gift auction with proceeds for charity, and local charities and community organziations were on hand to gratefully accept gifts and contributions, including Mercy's Angels of Monroe Memorial Hospital.  Grand Marshal Dar and Monroe Treasurer JoAnne did an exceptional job coordinating all the details, along with many helpers need for such an undertaking.  All are to be congratulated for organizing a fine event.
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Eastwood Lodge Kid's Christmas Party.
84. Eastwood Lodge Kid's Christmas Party.  (12-9-12 (posted 12-15-12).)
On Sunday December 9th the Annual Kids Christmas Party was held at the Odd Fellows Eastwood Lodge #496. The party started around 12:30 as the first group of families started to come in to the hall. Among the attendees were families from the Odd Fellows, Rebekahs, St. Vincent DePaul from St. Basil the Great in Eastpointe, Care House, Macomb County Homeless, and Woodside Bible Church. There was food prepared by Brother Dan Rubino PG and his sons Michael and Dominic along with Steve Weldon. There were many deserts made by members or their wives. We had a table full of clothes for our guests to choose from. Of course there was Santa Claus and everyone had a chance to sit and talk to Santa and have their picture taken with him and given to them for a keepsake and they all received a gift after visiting with Santa. And also there was Frosty who handed out candy canes for the kids. A big THANK YOU to Vice Grand Dennis Sprecher and his wife Donna for all their hard work that went into this party. Also a big Thank You to all those who came to volunteer to help at this party. Again, another demonstration of all the hard work we do to help those that need it the most. Congrats to all and we hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Greg Schornack PG
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Eastwood Lodge Member's Christmas Party.
85. Eastwood Lodge Member's Christmas Party.  (12-15-12)
Members of Eastwood Odd Fellows and Rebekahs meet at their Hall for the Annual Christmas Party.  Nice way to celebrate the Holiday Season amongst friends and family.  The food was tasty, and the Chinese Christmas gift exchange was a real hoot.  Appreciate the Grand Master and Grand Chaplain for taking part.
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Golden Link Lodges Christmas Gathering.
86. Golden Link Lodges Christmas Gathering.  (12-11-12)
Several members of the Golden Links gather at the PLAV Hall for an annual Christmas gathering.  Good company, good food, and fine "live" entertainment by Grand Musician Bill B.  He brought along his keyboard and song books, and the rest was fun, satisfying musical and fraternal history.
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Trip to Cadillac "Viola" Lodge.
87. Trip to Cadillac "Viola" Lodge.  (12-11-12.)
On the way back from Ishpeming, Grand Secretary Tony and Grand Guardian Bob stop in and examine the condition and contents of the Viola Lodge.  What a grand meeting room, with wood beamed ceiling, antique light fixtures, nice hardwood floors, and large Fraternal furniture.  The building is situated in prime Downtown Cadillac right on the main street.
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Visit to Ishpeming "Ahmeek" Lodge #150.
88. Visit to Ishpeming "Ahmeek" Lodge #150.  (12-10-12)
Grand Secretary Tony and Grand Guardian Bob make another visit to the Upper Peninsula for the regular meeting of the Ishpeming "Ahmeek" Odd Fellows Lodge #150.  They have a nice building situated right in Downtown Ispeming.  They also run a Bingo regularly.
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2012 All Units Christmas Party at Dryden
89. 2012 All Units Christmas Party at Dryden  (12-9-12)
Members from all the Units within Odd Fellowship meet at Lenny Miller's Restaurant near Dryden, MI for the All Units Christmas Party.  Warm fraternity and a fine meal made for a very nice afternoon.  There was a Christmas Card exchange and look to the Video section of Website (soon) for video clips of a number of Christmas Songs sang by the group.
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Shamrock #4 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off.
90. Shamrock #4 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off.  (12-2-12)
Asst. Youth Advisor Judy K., along with other Shamrock and Eastwood Lodge members, families, and friends, rally to support a successful "8th" Annual Chili Cook-Off Competition for the Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows.  Excellent food, camaraderie, and effort.  A big "Thank You" to all; the entrants who cooked, the many judges, and especially to the Grand Master for his generous donation.  Shamrock's own Deputy Chief Ruler Michael won out of six different recipes entered.  Congratulations and "Go Shamrocks!!!".
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Grand Lodge Officers and visit to Home.
91. Grand Lodge Officers and visit to Home.  (12-2-12)
Following an Executive Board meeting of the Grand Lodge in Litchfield, pictures of officers were taken.  Afterwards, a visit was made to the now closed Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home in Jackson.  Many photos were taken to document the stained glass windows in the Chapel.  Some pictures were also taken of the exterior of the building and cemetery area.
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Golden Link Rebekahs Noble Grand Dinner.
92. Golden Link Rebekahs Noble Grand Dinner.  (11-29-12)
Members of Golden Link Rebekahs #516 meet in Troy at the Polish Century Club to celebrate the Noble Grand's Annual Birthday Dinner.  A nice relaxing repast was had by all.  The companionship and atmosphere was pleasant and inviting.
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Shamrock #4 "Sketti" Dinner Fundraiser.
93. Shamrock #4 "Sketti" Dinner Fundraiser.  (11-17-12)
Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows held a "Sketti" (spaghetti) Dinner to raise monies for their programs.  This event was spear headed by the Deputy Chief Ruler Michael's mom Kristen.  Some of the boys helped to sell and serve the meal.  Was it ever good too!  The Junior Lodge is extremely gratified for the support of the membership and all of those who attended, leading to the overall success of this fun and family way to generate funds.
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Leaders of the Southeastern Association.
94. Leaders of the Southeastern Association.  (11/2-11/3/12 (posted 11-12-12))
The additional photos are of the members and leaders of the IOOF-Rebekah Southeastern Association Conference held at the beginning of the month in Tampa, Florida.  Don't know all the names, but will try to identify who I can.
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Grand Master Sonny's Banquet.
95. Grand Master Sonny's Banquet.  (11-10-12)
Odd Fellows, Rebekahs, and members from other branches of the Order attend a banquet celebration in honor of our Grand Master Sonny B.  The Eagles Hall in Belleville made a nice venue for a tasty meal and joyful fellowship.  Congratulations and best wishes for a successful year.
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2012 IOOF-Rebekah Southeast Association.
96. 2012 IOOF-Rebekah Southeast Association.  (11/2-11/3/12)
The 2012 Southeastern Association Conference was held in Tampa Florida.  Seven jurisdictions participated, including Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.  The weather was warm (80 degrees), as were the fraternal relationships.  Genuine Southern hospitality.  PGM Tony P. provided enjoyable entertainment after the installation dinner.  A long drive for a weekend, but wouldn't have missed it.
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2012 IOOF and Rebekah Sessions.
97. 2012 IOOF and Rebekah Sessions.  (October 2012 (posted 11-5-12).)
Michigan IOOF and Rebekah Sessions held at Frankenmuth.  The following photos were forwarded by session photographer Donna B. of Lapeer Lodge.  They are intact and posted fully as provided.  All members are encourgaged to either forward by email, or in the case of a large number of digital images, send a CD of pictures of your members and events and they will be posted timely as well.
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SGM Testimonial Dinner in Arlington, VA.
98. SGM Testimonial Dinner in Arlington, VA.  (10-27-12)
Sovereign Grand Master Chuck Renninger had his Testimonial Banquet at the Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.  The event was nicely attended, and well planned by the Brothers and Sisters of the District of Columbia.  Thankfully were able to get in and out of town just in advance of Hurricane Sandy.
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Rebekah Assembly President Kim's Dinner.
99. Rebekah Assembly President Kim's Dinner.  (10-27-12)
President of Michigan's Rebekah Assembly Kim H. had a very nice celebration at the Holiday Inn in Traverse City.  These photos were forwarded by Brother Dar C.  To any others who have digital images to be included, please forward them as an email attachment to bobfebo@comcast.net , or mail a CD with photo files on it to 2032 Oxford Rd. Grosse Pointe Woods MI 48236 for prompt posting to this album.
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Shamrock #4 visit Greenfield Village.
100. Shamrock #4 visit Greenfield Village.     (10-21-12)
Members of Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows make the trek to the Henry Ford Greenfield Village.  Built in the 30's, Henry Ford bought up historically and personally significant homes and businesses from around the country.  They were disassembled piece by piece, and reconstructed in Dearborn, in a village he created.  There is the Wright Bros. Cycle Shop from Dayton, Edison's Melno Park Laboratory from New Yersey, Noah Webster's home, and so on.  Lots of demonstrations of glass blowing, printing, weaving, and plenty of exercise on a beautiful fall day.  The Lodge was provided with complementary tickets through the Henry Ford and we are grateful as they would have cost nearly $200.  Thank you Ms. Ann Marie Bernardi for your support of our youth!
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2012 Sessions at Frankenmuth.
101. 2012 Sessions at Frankenmuth.  (10/14-10/17/12)
These are select photos from the Past Grand Master's breakfast, Installation, jewel presentation, some officers, International visitors, and some 2013 officers.  These are more my personal photos.  Donna B. did much of the Session photography, including all the officers of both branches, and boards and committees.  Hopefully those will be forwarded soon and will be posted.
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Sessions 2012
102. Sessions 2012  (Oct 2012)
I took a few pics at the meet the youth and the banquet.
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Shamrock #4 donates to Juniors in Cuba.
103. Shamrock #4 donates to Juniors in Cuba.   (10-5-12 (posted))
At our last meeting, Shamrock #4 decided to re-gift extra Junior Odd Fellow regalia. We had obtained replacements through the Grand Master and Grand Secretary, as some of our regalia was broken and in dis-repair.  When we recently heard of a growth resurgence of Junior Lodges in Cuba lacking essentials, we bought little parts of links and small bits of chain and repaired what we origially had.  The boys wanted to "pay forward", and sent 11 pieces of extra Junior regalia to the Cuban Juniors, through the Grand Secretary of Florida who was born there.  Hoping upon their arrival, we will eventually have photos of the receiving youth to post here as well.
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IALAPM Banquet in Bay City.
104. IALAPM Banquet in Bay City.  (9-29-12)
Leaders, dignitaries, members, family and friends, from near and far, meet in Bay City for a celebratory banquet for Michigan's own Lady Linda Fogelsonger, President of the International Association Ladies Auxillary Patriarchs Militant.  Very nice fellowship, a great meal, and a beautiful day/evening make for a special and memorable occasion.  Best Wishes for a productive and rewarding year dear sister.
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Misc. Photos from 2012 SGL/IARA Sessions
105. Misc. Photos from 2012 SGL/IARA Sessions  (8/19-8/25/12)
Photos of leaders and members of our Order selected from different activities throughout the course of the events at the International Session in Cincinnati.
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More 2012 Youth Days events.
106. More 2012 Youth Days events.  (8/16-8/19/12)
Additional photos of Youth Days, including the Magic Show, Talent Show and Dance/Pizza Party.
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Pig Sculptures about Cincinnati.
107. Pig Sculptures about Cincinnati.  (8/16-8/25/12)
Cincinnati, a major pork distribution center with a history of excellent barbecue, has a promotional campaign of different "pig" sculptures around areas of downtown.  Pictures are of many which line the streets.  They were fun and creative.
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Michigan Youth at SGL/IARA Youth Days.
108. Michigan Youth at SGL/IARA Youth Days.  (8/16-8/19/12)
Nineteen Youth from Michigan attend Youth Days in Cincinnati.  Shamrock #4 Juniors along with several Theta Rho Groups participated.  We went to a major league ball game, had a nice session, and enjoyed a pool party and dance as well.  The facility was fantastic and a great experience had for all the youth.  Much thanks to the Michigan JYC, chaperones, and supporting lodges for their making this memorable and enriching event possible for all of our youth!
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SGL Thursday
109. SGL Thursday  (Aug. 23, 2012)
Louie was the star of the day.
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sights
110. sights  (Aug 22, 2012)
Looking around town again.
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SGL Wed
111. SGL Wed  (Aug 22, 2012)
Events at SGL on Wednesday.
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SGL Tuesday
112. SGL Tuesday  (Aug. 21, 2012)
Louie is still going with taking great pics. I took some around town too.
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SGL Monday morning
113. SGL Monday morning  (Aug. 20, 2012)
Louie's photos from the first morning session.
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SGL Sunday night
114. SGL Sunday night  (Aug. 19, 2012)
Brother Louie took pictures of the Sunday night event.
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SGL youth night
115. SGL youth night  (Aug. 18, 2012)
All about the youth tonight.
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SGL day 1
116. SGL day 1  (Aug. 18, 2012)
Got to Cincinnati and had a look around.
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International visitor
117. International visitor  (August 13, 2012)
Louie Blake from the Philippines and his friend Will who now lives in Dearborn MI visited Eastwood Lodge hall.
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Camp Out 2012
118. Camp Out 2012  (Aug 2012)
All units camp out in our camp at Big Star lake. Blackouts made is hotter that ever.... Lots of fun though.
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Eastwood Lodge Annual Summer Picnic 2012
119. Eastwood Lodge Annual Summer Picnic 2012  (7-28-12)
Eastwood Lodge celebrates its annual summer picnic at Kennedy Park in Eastpointe.  The weather was perfect.  Plenty to eat and drink, and the turnout was very good.  There were gift bags provided to all the kids.  A number of members brought their children and young grandchildren too, many of them infants.  Several generations were represented.  The day was full of fun times and friendship.
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Shamrock #4 Summer Cook Out
120. Shamrock #4 Summer Cook Out  (7-24-12)
After their regular meeting twice monthly, Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows out of Eastpointe have a traditional barbecue cook out.  While each meeting finishes with a hot meal, the youth especially appreciate eating out of doors during the Summer.  We don't take a Lodge seasonal break, as the kids need opportunities throughout the long Summer season when not in school.  Also, the continuity of consistent meetings helps keep them on track with Odd Fellowship and promotes for close brotherly bonds.
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U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and the UNP
121. U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and the UNP  (7-20-12)
A very positive rumor was verified tonight.  At the 61st Annual Awards Banquet for the Detroit ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens), Brother Bob K. asked the long time United States Senator from Michigan, Debbie Stabenow, about being a past participant on the United Nations Pilgrimage when she was a youth.  She acknowledged going on a New York-Washington trip.  When asked if the excursion was sponsored by the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs, she confirmed her father was a member, and she went through support from the Clare Lodge.  Clearly this formative opportunity must have had some impact upon her career choice!
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UNP visit 9/11 Memorial while in NYC.
122. UNP visit 9/11 Memorial while in NYC.  (July 4th, 2012)
During the second week of their tour, United Nations Educational Pilgrimage for Youth student delegates had the opportunity to visit ground zero at the recently opened "9/11" Memorial in New York City.  The visit occurred on the Fourth of July and was a moving experience for all.  The memorial setting was dignified, respectful, and peaceful; a fitting tribute.  Yet we were all reminded of the senseless devastation and loss for all the victims and their families.
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Youth Camp 2012 and two new metal roofs.
123. Youth Camp 2012 and two new metal roofs.  (6-17-12 (posted 6-20-12))
Tall Oaks Odd Fellow-Rebekah Camp of Michigan opens for another season of it's State licensed Youth Camp.  Today was the first day children began to arrive.  Photos also taken of two new metal roofs on Cubby Hole and Boon Docks cabins put on earlier in the month.
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Eastwood #496 bestows "Thank You" plaque
124. Eastwood #496 bestows "Thank You" plaque  (6-19-12)
Guy H., manager of the Four Aces Poker Club of Roseville, receives a big "Thank You" plaque to celebrate the mutually beneficial working relationship between Four Aces and the Eastwood Lodge.  Noble Grand Ken B. makes the presentation.  The fraternity between the organizations is warm and the proceeds earned help our community in significant ways.
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Friday at the Gratiot Cruise 2012.
125. Friday at the Gratiot Cruise 2012.  (6-15-12)
Eastwood Lodge has their largest single fund raiser of the year, celebrating the "motor car" at the Gratiot Cruise event.  While Saturday is the actual cruise, photos depict set up on Friday, the musical acts of the evening, and our guests and supporters.  Doug Podell from WCSX Radio donated his time and prizes, and helped with entertaining the audience and Band introductions.
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Shamrock #4 visit the State Capitol.
126. Shamrock #4 visit the State Capitol.  (6-10-12)
After their Degree Work and meeting in Lansing, the Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows out of Eastpointe visit and explore the grounds of our State Capitol Building.  This was the first time any of the boys had seen our fine Capitol.  Quite an awesome experience for them.  The weather was hot too, 90 degrees plus.  Cooled off in the shade at the Dairy Queen, and stopped for dinner after the journey home.
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Junior Lodge and Theta Rho Session.
127. Junior Lodge and Theta Rho Session.  (6-10-12)
Michigan Youth convene in Lansing at the Masonic Center for conferring of Degrees, and the Session of Theta Rho President Alexis and Grand Ruler Jordan.  There was very nice participation from adult branches of the Order.
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Sights of  Pembroke
128. Sights of  Pembroke  (june 2012)
AGAIN not directly related to IOOF, but you can find some three links and FLT's here....
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Pembroke murals
129. Pembroke murals  (June 2012)
NOTICE: This doesn't really have anything to do with IOOF, except it is where we went between three IOOF events while in Canada for two weeks. You may find it interesting. Or not. The city of Pembroke has one of the worlds largest outside art galleries, with over 30 murals painted on downtown buildings.
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Meeting night for Lapeer Odd Fellows #94
130. Meeting night for Lapeer Odd Fellows #94  (6-7-12)
Members of Lapeer Odd Fellows meet for their regular weekly meeting.  They are very organized and serve their community and region in many ways.  Afterwards, Banana Split Sundaes were served to all.  A pleasant time had with a great bunch of brothers and sisters.
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Annual member memorial service at Clare.
131. Annual member memorial service at Clare.  (6-5-12)
Members and supporters of Clare Rebekah Lodge gather for a thoughtful memorial service in tribute to recently deceased members.  A meeting followed for both the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs on different floors, with all having refreshments and pleasant socializing afterwards.
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Rideau Canal boat trip.
132. Rideau Canal boat trip.  (June 2, 2012)
We went downtown Ottawa for a relaxing trip on the Rideau Canal.
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Ottawa
133. Ottawa  (June 1, 2012)
We arrived for the Canadian War Memorial ceremony early so we could do some sight seeing. We got a little bit in before the rain started.
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pictures and installation
134. pictures and installation  (May 30, 2012)
Pictures and installation of officers for Grand Enc. and GLEA. in London Ontario.
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Initatory Degree Completed at Ishpeming
135. Initatory Degree Completed at Ishpeming  (5-31-12)
PGM Tony P. drives the distance between Detroit and Ishpeming, in the far reaches of the upper pennisula, to assist Ahmeek Odd Fellows Lodge #150 in conferring the Initiatory Degree.  This truly gives new meaning to the phrase "to go the extra mile" for a brother or sister.  Nice fraternity and what a beautiful state we have.
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fun night in London
136. fun night in London  (May 29)
Sessions in London Ontario. First, Department Council  and Dept. Assoc. LAPM then Grand Encampments and GLEA. This was in between and I MISSED the best parts with no camera.
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2012 Blessing of the Bikes in Baldwin
137. 2012 Blessing of the Bikes in Baldwin  (5/18-5/20/12)
The Odd Fellow-Rebekah Camp of Michigan again hosts Para Dice Motorcycle Club of Grand Rapids for the 40th annual Blessing of the Bikes.  The Vernor Lodge of Davison sell food at the airport and cook tasty meals for our campers.  Helpers from the Eagles Riders Club put in our dock at the beach area.  This first event of the camping season was a success and increasingly so.  The weather was warm and the sun bright.  Hopefully as a result of our supporters' attendance, more youth cabins will get updated and needed metal roofs.
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Irv's photos from Clare
138. Irv's photos from Clare  (may 2012)
Irvin Smith took these photos in Clare.
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2012 Encampment sessions
139. 2012 Encampment sessions  (May 18, 2012)
Installation of officers for the Grand Encampment and GLEA in Clare. Thanks to Don B for taking most of the photos.
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2012 PM installation
140. 2012 PM installation  (May 17, 2012)
Installation of officers at the Department Council and Dept. Dept. Assoc. sessions in Clare. In reverse order. Grrrrrrr.
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Camp Clean Up and Entrance Improvements.
141. Camp Clean Up and Entrance Improvements.  (5-5-12)
Members and volunteers help with opening and cleaning up the Camp for the upcoming season.  The water system was turned on throughout, raking, cleaning, and plenty of work getting the signs put on the entrance structure.  Didn't get pictures of the Friday activity; these are from Saturday.
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Lapeer Degree Work
142. Lapeer Degree Work  (5-7-12 (posted))
Pictured are Noble Grand Tamara and several new members who recently completed their degree work.  The new members are Joy, Cal, Karla, and Steve.  Also, Tamara's son Daniel is scheduled this week to begin a six year enlistment in the Navy.  He will initially report to the Great Lakes Academy.  Thank you for your service to country!!!
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Ohio Session
143. Ohio Session 
Grand Master Sam visits Ohio Sessions
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Patriarchs Militants muster Chevaliers.
144. Patriarchs Militants muster Chevaliers.  (4-29-12)
Officers and Chevaliers associated with Cantons of the Department Council of Michigan meet in Berkley to muster in two new Chevaliers.
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The Grand Herald Brian's Baby Party
145. The Grand Herald Brian's Baby Party  (4-28-12)
Members, Family, and Friends gather from about the Jurisdiction to attend Grand Herald Brian's Baby Party.  Grand Master Sam and other Grand Lodge Officers, present and past, lend their support.  A pleasant time had and an excellent banuet as well.  Congratualtions and good luck Brian as you advance in the Grand Lodge line!
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Shamrock #4 at the Earthworks Urban Farm
146. Shamrock #4 at the Earthworks Urban Farm  (4-28-12)
The Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows volunteer at the Earthworks Urban Farm of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit.  The Country's 10th largest Urban Garden, "Earthworks seeks to promote sustainable agricultural practices, nutrition, and care for the Earth by striving for peace, respect, and harmony between Neighbor and Nature".  After working a bit and and then providing a monetary donation, the boys went to visit the Scripps-Whitcomb Conservatory (large greenhouse complex) and America's Oldest Public Aquarium, both on Belle Isle.  The day was topped off with a trip to Pegasus Restaurant at Greektown and the Astoria Pastry Shop.
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42nd Annual Inter-Fraternal Dinner.
147. 42nd Annual Inter-Fraternal Dinner.  (4-10-12)
Another excellent Inter-Fraternal Brotherhood Dinner was held at the DeCarlo's Banquet Center in Warren.  As typical, the hall was full and a very nice evening had by the participants.  Getting to know and linking/networking with others of similar values can only be good for the visibility and missions of our Order.  If you have never been, hope its on your calendar for next year.
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Additional Degree Day Photos.
148. Additional Degree Day Photos.  (4-7-12)
The Grand Guardian Dar C. sent these photos over by email for inclusion as well.
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Odd Fellow All Degree Day in Monroe.
149. Odd Fellow All Degree Day in Monroe.  (4-7-12)
Grand Lodge Officers and members from regions about the State gather in Monroe for a traditional All Degree Day event for Grand Master Sam.  A good number of candidates obtained their degrees and nice fellowship was had by all.  Grand Master Sam also had the opportunity to sign documents to charter a "brand new" Odd Fellow Lodge in St. Clair.
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East Wayne District #7 meet in Warren.
150. East Wayne District #7 meet in Warren.    (3-31-12)
Rebekah Lodges which comprise East Wayne District #7 (Golden Link #516, Jubilee Companion #501, and Eastwood #499) meet at the PLAV in Warren for a nice annual district meeting.  A good number of visitors from the Rebekah Assembly and other Districts about the Jurisdiction came for fraternal camaraderie and support.  ***NOTE*** Please forward any photos from other district meetings to bobfebo@comcast.net to post and include on website, or alternatively mail downloaded disc to home address for inclusion to site.
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Rebekah #6 District Day at Berkley.
151. Rebekah #6 District Day at Berkley.  (3-20-12)
Member of District #6, Rebekah Assembly Officers, current and past leaders of other branches of the Order, and guests from other Districts convene at the Lodge in Berkley for their annual District Meeting.  The meeting was conducted in fine form, and a nice raffle and meal provided.  Katie B. completed her term as District President and Ruth Ann S. is the incoming President.  ALL DISTRICTS FOR THEIR UPCOMING MEETINGS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SEND PHOTOS TO www.bobfebo@comcast.net FOR POSTING ON THE WEBSITE.
1410 Visits
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Shamrock #4 Juniors have fun bowling.
152. Shamrock #4 Juniors have fun bowling.  (3-4-12)
Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows attend a bowling event and pizza party at the Rosebowl Lanes in Roseville.  The eight members present and their advisors are getting in a little exercise in advance of Spring.  A pizza party was included in the festivities.  The bowling was unlimited and we played for a few hours.  A nice time was had by all.  The last two images show the Grand Master Sam Fenton visiting the boys during a regular Shamrock meeting on 2-28-12.
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Camp in Winter 2-12-11.
153. Camp in Winter 2-12-11.  (2-12-11)
While attending a Blessing of the Bikes planning meeting at St. Anne's, these pictures were taken of the Camp during the Winter Season.  Some are also of the planning meeting itself, and the beautiful stained glass windows at St. Anne's Church of Baldwin.
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Berkley Christmas Party 2011
154. Berkley Christmas Party 2011  (12-20-11)
Members from those who attend Berkley Lodge, Olive Leaf Odd Fellows, Harland Rebekahs, etc. meet for their annual Christmas Party.  A recent program collecting stuffed toys which will be given to hospitalized children was a central feature.  Good food, very nice fraternity and great community service project.  Merry Christmas to all!!!
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Lambertville Lodge Christmas Party 2011.
155. Lambertville Lodge Christmas Party 2011.  (12-17-11)
Lambertville Lodge held another excellent Christmas Party for its members, Grand Lodge guests, family, friends, and associates.  Chef Dar out did himself and when complemented by select dishes prepared by the membership, a sumptuous feast was had by all.  Of course Santa (Grand Master Sam) gave a heartfelt performance which was a real crowd pleaser.  The Christmas Spirit is alive and well near the Ohio border too.
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Monroe Lodge Christmas Party 2011,
156. Monroe Lodge Christmas Party 2011,  (12-11-11)
Monroe Lodge members and Bingo workers and friends attend the annual Christmas Party.  A large buffet meal and dessert table were provided, with Santa and gifts to kids there, and a mystery gift raffle fund raiser for local charities.  Today staff of Mercy's Angels of Mercy Memorial Hospital of Monroe were on hand to accept donations of consumable products with a gift of money to follow.  Also, a family who attended was sponsored as well and given baskets of Christmas gifts.  Treasurer Joanne and Vice Grand elect Heidi did an exceptional job coordinating a fine event with lots of thoughtful details.
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2011 All Units' Christmas Party
157. 2011 All Units' Christmas Party  (12-10-11)
Members of All Divisions of the Order meet at the Davison Lodge Hall for a very nice Christmas Party.  A great hall in a central location.  There was plenty of good food, nice friendship and fraternity, fun times and laughs, and just an all around good time with our extended family.  Steve D. did an excellent job as Master of Entertainment.  May all have the very best the Holiday Season has to offer.
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78 Images
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Shamrock's 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off.
158. Shamrock's 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off.  (12-4-11)
Supporters out of Eastwood Lodge continue to attend the Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off Fund Raiser.  Great times, great food, great camaradarie.  The Juniors are blessed to have such consistent helpers.  The Odd Fellows, Rebekahs, and Family & Friends backing make for a secure future for the program for these impressionable youngsters.
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2011 Grand Master Sam's Banquet at Riga.
159. 2011 Grand Master Sam's Banquet at Riga.  (11-5-11)
Grand Master Sam Fenton's Banquet was held at the Fire Hall in Riga.  The event was well attended, nicely planned, and the weather sunny.  After the reception and fine dinner, there were friendly social times and the band Streetwise performed.  A great time was had by all.  Wishing the Grand Master the very best for his coming year.
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Dora Jean's banquet
160. Dora Jean's banquet  (Oct 29, 2011)
President of the Rebekah Assembly Dora Jean had a nice turnout for her very enjoyable banquet. Great food, social time, entertainment and an overall great day! Have a great year Dora Jean!
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Shamrock #4 boys visit Yates Cider Mill
161. Shamrock #4 boys visit Yates Cider Mill   (10-29-11)
The Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows out of Eastwood Lodge revisit historic Yates Cider Mill in what is becoming a tradition.  Since 1863 the water wheel energy presses the apples via a gear system.  Our group continues to expand it's ranks and now have a core eight to ten members who participate regularly.  After enjoying the sweet cider and tasty treats, we got plenty of good exercise walking along the river path.  The kids also went home with a painted pumpkin and quart of cider each.
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78 Images
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2011 GL & RA Sessions
162. 2011 GL & RA Sessions 
Enjoy my set of photos
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188 Images
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2011 Sessions
163. 2011 Sessions  (Oct 200)
Annual sessions of the Grand Lodge and Rebekah Assembly of Michigan I.O.O.F.
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District #7 at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen
164. District #7 at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen  (10-8-11)
Members and supporters of the Rebekah East Wayne District #7 volunteer at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Conner Street location in Detroit.  After all served breakfast to the needy, Past District President Judy K. presented her project money to Executive Director and Brother Jerry Smith. It was uplifting and heart warming to see and feel how the proceeds will be put to good use.
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Galaxy Members earn Veteran Life Award.
165. Galaxy Members earn Veteran Life Award.  (9-29-11)
Grand Master Dave and some of his officers and other appointed and elected officers, members and friends came to Belleville to honor two Brothers who have ove 104 years of membership between them! It was a very nice evening. Thanks to Bob and Liana for taking pictures.
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Theta Rho President Alexis' Banquet.
166. Theta Rho President Alexis' Banquet.  (9-11-11 (posted 9-29-11))
Congratulations to Alexis, Michigan's own President of the Theta Rho Girls Clubs.  A nice banquet was held in her honor at the Eagles Hall in Belleville.  Alexis is with the Flying Eagles Theta Rho Club #9.  Photos provided by Past Grand Dar Childs of Lambertville.
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Eastwood Rebekahs #499 Decades of Dance.
167. Eastwood Rebekahs #499 Decades of Dance.  (9-17-11)
Eastwood Rebekahs partner up with the non-profit organization "S*T*A*R*S", Searching Techniques Advancing Research in Shunts.  A Dinner Dance was held to raise money to help fund and advance the cause for neurological treatments for hydrocephalus, or water pressure on the brain.  This condition can be life threatening and cause Mental Retardation or worse if unchecked.  An excellent time had assisting an excellent program.  Across the past several years, the "small" STARS organization has gathered up and given out well over a half million dollars; quite a feat.
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63 Images
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Juniors volunteer at Gleaners Food Bank.
168. Juniors volunteer at Gleaners Food Bank.  (9-17-11)
Seven members of the Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows and their Advisors volunteer to pack bags of food and snacks for needy children.  The bags are to be distributed at local schools through Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan.  By the time we finished, 11 pallets or about 660 bags were assembled.  Besides donating their time and energy, the kids made a monetary contribution to Gleaners from savings generated from on-going Shamrock fund raisers.  We also enjoyed ourselves at the Zap Zone Laser Arcade in Taylor.
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105 Images
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Dan Brownrrig Baby Party
169. Dan Brownrrig Baby Party  (Aug 28 2011)
Had a nice time celebrating Dan.
601 Visits
29 Images
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Shamrock #4 Juniors Meeting and Cookout.
170. Shamrock #4 Juniors Meeting and Cookout.  (8-23-11.)
Shamrock #4 had their regular meeting followed by a cookout at the Lodge.  The boys played a bit of jarts/horseshoes.  What was exceptionally nice was at the first meeting back since International Youth Days at the SGL in Winston-Salem, we admitted another new member.  By investing in Cody, our newest Shamrock and having him participate in "the big trip", he in return brought us the new applicant/now member Lukas.  Take care of the children and they take care of the Order, as they are our future indeed.
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28 Images
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Golden Link Annual Summer Picnic.
171. Golden Link Annual Summer Picnic.  (8-20-11.)
Members and family of Golden Link Odd Fellows #379 and Golden Link Rebekahs #516 have a nice picnic.  The tradition of starting the day with an egg, pancake and sausage breakfast continues.  There was warm camaradarie and fellowship, and of course plenty of more good food to go around.
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Last from SGL
172. Last from SGL  (Aug 2011)
Some more pics from Winston-Salem.
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More from SGL
173. More from SGL  (Aug 2011)
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93 Images
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SGL displays and youth
174. SGL displays and youth  (Aug 2011)
Youth talent show and other misc pics from North Carolina
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2011 SGL Youth Days at Winston-Salem, NC
175. 2011 SGL Youth Days at Winston-Salem, NC  (8/12 - 8/13/11)
Under the auspices of the Jurisdictional Youth Committee, 16 youth from Michigan, along with adult supervision, attended the 2011 Youth Days in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  There was a Session, Banquet, Talent Show, Dance with DJ, Pool Party, and tour of the Sovereign Grand Lodge Offfices and Museums amongst other activities.  Our youth were well represented by the three divisions of Junior Odd Fellows, Theta Rho Girls, and United Youth Group.  We also won by being judged as having the best skit at the Talent Show, for which our youth were presented with a group trophy and individual medal awards.
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153 Images
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SGL Friday night
176. SGL Friday night  (Aug 11, 2011)
Friday nite a couple shots taken in Winston-Salem.
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Camp Out Saturday part II
177. Camp Out Saturday part II  (August 6, 2011)
More baseball fun!
592 Visits
19 Images
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All Units Camp Out Friday
178. All Units Camp Out Friday   (Aug 5, 2011)
Friday at the camp
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17 Images
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Eastwood #496 conducts Initiatory Degree
179. Eastwood #496 conducts Initiatory Degree  (8-2-11)
Eastwood #496 Odd Fellows complete the Initiatory Degree for seven new members.  We gathered early for a cheeseburger meal in the Clubroom.  A scholarship award was also presented to a student from the Eastpointe school district to help fund his college studies.  We were also honored to have a couple visitors, including the Deputy Grand Master attend.
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Youth Campout Day Two 2011
180. Youth Campout Day Two 2011  (7/29 - 7/31/11)
Day two of the Michigan Youth Campout includes posting of the flag, making lots of sand art bottles and jars, having a water balloon toss, swimming in beautiful Big Star Lake on a sunny day, hiking, taking down the flag, followed by a bonfire and marshmallow roasting.  On the way back home, the boys from Shamrock #4 stop at a favorite McDonald's playscape.
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Youth Campout at Tall Oaks 2011
181. Youth Campout at Tall Oaks 2011   (7/29 - 7/31/11)
Several members of our Junior Odd Fellows and Theta Rho Girls gather at the Tall Oaks Odd Fellow-Rebekah Camp of Michigan for a fun filled weekend.  On Friday we ate at Tony's Restaurant at Birch Run on the way North.  Once we got there, we had activities of cake decorating, breaking open a Pinata, ping pong, table hockey, and other games, all while getting to better know each other.  The event was coordinated by the Jurisdictional Youth Committee.
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Youth Tour "Leader Dogs for the Blind".
182. Youth Tour "Leader Dogs for the Blind".  (7-19-11)
Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows of Eastpointe attend a behind the scenes tour of the internationally acclaimed Leader Dogs for the Blind Training Center in Rochester.  What a noble program, training man's best friend to assist those with visual handicaps in order to maintain their independence and mobility.  The Juniors donated money to support this worthy endeavor, which is free to blind persons who are matched with a guide dog that has undergone rigorous training.  Later we spent the afternoon at the Partridge Creek Cinemas, to view the movie Cars 2.  We ended the activity filled day with an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner at the Golden Corral Restaurant.
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Region X Youth weekend Part 1
183. Region X Youth weekend Part 1  (June 15-16 2011)
Youth from Michigan, Indiana and Ontario had meetings and lots of fun in Lapeer Michigan. A charity car wash allowed each jurisdiction to donate $100 to a charity of their choice.  Then they entertained at an old folks home.
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67 Images
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Region X part 2
184. Region X part 2  (July 15-16 2011)
Part 2 of the great days in Lapeer with youth who know the true meaning of F, L & T.
346 Visits
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UNP Delegates visit the United Nations.
185. UNP Delegates visit the United Nations.  (June and July 2011)
The United Nations Educational Pilgrimage for Youth is an extensive program and involves six buses touring about historically significant sites on the East Coast of the US and Canada.  These select photos only involve parts of the tour, of the UN Building and the conference rooms where our youth are given presentations by UN Staff.  The information and knowledge the Youth Delegates acquire help to lay the ground work for their speeches, leading to scholarhsips for two outstanding students for each of the two weeks of the program.
492 Visits
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More Gratiot Cruise 2011
186. More Gratiot Cruise 2011  (6/17-6/18/11 (posted 7/12/11))
Additional photos taken by members of Eastwood Lodge from the 2011 Gratiot Cruise have been posted.  The Cruise is the largest of the many fundraisers organized by the Vice Grand and carried out by the members each year.  Another successful event allows for continued helping of worthy community charities and programs, while having an enjoyable time raising the funds.
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Eastwood Gratiot Cruise 2011
187. Eastwood Gratiot Cruise 2011  (6/17-6/18/11)
For a decade or more, the Gratiot Cruise continues as a major fundraiser for the Eastwood Lodge.  Antique and "Hot Rod" cars cruise the main thoroughfare, and people sit on chairs or walk the street for viewing.  Here are primarily photos of the Junior Odd Fellows, Shamrock #4, who prepare and sell all the food during the event.  This is how we make money to support our recreational programs and community giving, at no direct cost to the children ever.
437 Visits
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Wisconson Session
188. Wisconson Session  (June 12-15)
We had an excellent time in Wisconsin with old friends and new ones!
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58 Images
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Youth Sessions bowling
189. Youth Sessions bowling  (June 11)
The youth went bowling on Saturday night. They trick some pretty amazing trick shots. Two people got gutter balls in the wrong lane! It was fun to watch.
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Youth Sesions (Dave's photos)
190. Youth Sesions (Dave's photos)  (June 10,11)
It is always fun to enjoy the Youth Sessions. We had a great time. Enjoy the photos.
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2011 Youth Sessions at Tall Oaks Camp.
191. 2011 Youth Sessions at Tall Oaks Camp.  (6/10-6/12/11.)
Members of the Junior Odd Fellows and Theta Rho Girls Clubs meet up at Tall Oaks Odd Fellow-Rebekah Camp of Michigan for their annual sessions.  The youth gather to learn more about fraternal values and to get better acquainted with those from other regions about the State.  A nice time in a nice setting.
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125 Images
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Ride for Reason
192. Ride for Reason  (June 4th and 5th)
What an amazing event this was for those local lodges involved.  We honored the so many amazing vets and public safty officers who work hard to keep us safe.
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Grand Encampment and Grand LEA Session.
193. Grand Encampment and Grand LEA Session.  (5/13 and 5/14/11)
Michigan's Grand Encampment and Grand LEA meet in Clare for the 2011 Annual Session.  Most photos are from a nice banquet held at the Doherty Hotel.
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53 Images
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2011 PM and LAPM Session in Clare.
194. 2011 PM and LAPM Session in Clare.  (5/11 and 5/12/11)
Members and officers of the Department Council Patriarch's Militants and the Department Association LAPM gather in Clare for their annual Session at the Doherty Hotel.  The installation ceremony was very patriotic and majestic.  The military type uniforms and flags clearly show how these divisions within Odd Fellowship are those which we are proud to display as the public face of the Order.
585 Visits
136 Images
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39th Annual Blessing of the Bikes.
195. 39th Annual Blessing of the Bikes.  (5-15 and 5-16-11)
"Para-Dice" Motorcycle Club of Grand Rapids hosts the 39th Annual Blessing of the Bikes at the Baldwin Municipal Airport, always the third Sunday in May.  Proceeds from entrance fees support the St. Ann's Senior Nutritional Program and the Lake County "Meals on Wheels".  The Bikers stay at the Odd Fellow Rebekah Camp of Michigan and their donations help to enhance the camp and pay our bills.  The Davison "Vernor" Lodge makes and serves meals at the camp and airport.  Any donations which may come back from them to the camp have been used to improve the camp infrastructure, like for new cabin roofs or plumbing projects.
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Pilgrimage to the Tomb
196. Pilgrimage to the Tomb  (May  2011)
We had a fantastic time in Washington and Arlington. Sight seeing. Fellowship. Awesome day at the cemetery. I couldn't take my camera to the cemetery, so I hops someone sends me pictures.
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Ontario Sessions
197. Ontario Sessions  (April 2011)
We had an awesome time in Ontario. Thanks to Jim and Sue for treating us like a King and Queen! We had to leave before it was over, but while we were there everything was a class act!
552 Visits
121 Images
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Clare Lodge packing trees for schools.
198. Clare Lodge packing trees for schools.  (5-3-11)
Clare IOOF and Rebekahs get together to pack up White Pine Trees to donate and distribute to students at the Clare Public Schools and St. Cecilia School.  Enough kits were made for 735 students to do plantings.  This living legacy type program is put on at the schools, where the importance of trees and how to plant and care for them is discussed.  The tree plantings have become a local tradition and the program has been a success for many, many years now.
590 Visits
27 Images
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Meeting night in Lamberville
199. Meeting night in Lamberville  (4-2-10)
Just a vist in Lamberville, by a few members of Jasper, Lapeer, and Davison.
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Some pics from Ohio
200. Some pics from Ohio  (April 25-26, 2011)
We had an awesome time in Ohio. Thanks to all the Brothers and Sisters for treating us so well. Good meetings, social times and plenty of great food. Maybe we'll be back again!
527 Visits
33 Images
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House of Restoration
201. House of Restoration  (Easter, and Various Dates)
House of Restoration in Monroe Michigan.
Lambertville, Jasper and Monroe Odd Fellow Lodges take goodies over to those in need. DDGM Dar and son Dillon spend Easter holiday with those in need.
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Irish Parade in Clare.
202. Irish Parade in Clare.  (posted 4-29-11)
Instead of marching in the Irish Parade this year, the Irish Belles #16 Theta Rho Girls Club set up a booth in front of the Clare Lodge where the parade lines up.  They sold 20 oz. cups of coffee, chicken noodle soup, hot chocolate, and cookies.  Sales were great and they decided this was going to be one of their yearly money makers!
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Rebekah District #20 Annual Meeting 2011
203. Rebekah District #20 Annual Meeting 2011  (posted 4-28-11)
The District #20 Annual meeting was held on April 12, 2011.  Photos and captions were provided by Karen Allen of Clare.
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Caity loves the blanket.
204. Caity loves the blanket.  (posted 4-28-11)
After finishing making blankets for the LAP Blanket Project, the Irish Belles Theta Rho Girls Club #16 of Clare, decided to make one more very special blanket.  Caity B. is a Theta Rho girl from the Spunky Bluebirds Theta Rho #13 in Seattle Washington with some severe health issues.  We found out her favorite colors from her advisor Sylvia S., and held a special meeting just to make her blanket.  Her girls club delivered the blanket for us, and here are the pictures which were sent from Washington of Caity opening her box!  Michigan Youth Advisor Karen A. has plenty to be proud of for the fraternal core values and kindness demonstrated by her group.
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2011 Ohio Sessions
205. 2011 Ohio Sessions  (April 25, 26)
Dar, Sam and Paul adventure to Ohio's session and meet many Sovereign/International officers and many new friends.
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Monroe #19 Craft and Vendor Show.
206. Monroe #19 Craft and Vendor Show.  (4-17-11)
Members of Monroe #19 Odd Fellows organized a very nice Craft and Vendor Show.  Many tables were set up with a wide variety of homespun craft items, includng ceramics/pottery and sewn, knitted and woven articles.  Additionally, a good number of vendors sold everything from food condiments, seasonings, jewelry, scents, and baking and other kitchen accessories.  There was a bake sale, different kinds of raffles (baskets, 50/50's, etc.), and the kitchen was open for lunch and snacks.  Mother/Daughter team of JoAnne and Heidi did a superb job coordinating many of the details.  Monies generated to help with needs of local charities.
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Eastwood #496 Steak Out and Larry's 60th
207. Eastwood #496 Steak Out and Larry's 60th  (4-16-11)
Eastwood #496 Odd Fellows, family, friends, and supporters gathered for a "Steak Out" fundraiser dinner in the Club Room.  The meal was excellent and the tender steaks massive.  This activity was followed by a 60th surprise birthday party for Larry S. in our rental hall.  Larry is a Past Grand, the 2004-2005 Odd Fellow of the Year, and Past President of the Eastwood Building Association.  Both events were enjoyed by all those who attended.
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Shamrock #4 attend JYC Murder Mystery.
208. Shamrock #4 attend JYC Murder Mystery.  (4-10-11)
Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows and guests attended the JYC Murder Mystery Dinner at the Fischer House in Frankenmuth.  The show and meal was put on by the Jurisdictional Youth Committee Members, Advisors, and supporters.  The Jr. Lodge had a nice Sunday drive North on the first warm day of Spring.  A large buffet meal was served.  Some shops in the Village of Frankenmuth were also visited.  A trip to Bronner's was included, where each child selected their own Christmas ornament to take home.  To help preserve the memory, we had them hand decorated with the kid's names, Lodge, and the year.
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East Wayne Distict #7 Annual Session.
209. East Wayne Distict #7 Annual Session.  (4-9-11)
The 86th Annual Session of the Rebekah East Wayne District #7 was held at the PLAV Hall in Warren.  District President Judy K. had a nicely attended meeting.  Brother Jerry Smith, Executive Director of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen of Detroit was the guest speaker.  Well over one thousand dollars was raised by the District this past year to support the Soup Kitchen and range of other Capuchin programs, and to help towards Assembly President Mary Jean's project for the Educational Foundation.
645 Visits
62 Images
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Lambertville Chili Cook Off
210. Lambertville Chili Cook Off  (April 9th 2011)
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Degree/Fun Day
211. Degree/Fun Day  (March 26, 2011)
Bob K. planned out a great day for Grand Master Dave. Great food, good times and some good and some OK degree work. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.  Thanks to all those who helped with the Degrees and for the participation and support of the membership.
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Lambertville visit
212. Lambertville visit  (Mar 21, 2011)
Good food, good meeting, good fellowship. A great evening in Lambertville. Katie wore her LAPM uniform and told the members about our military branch.
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Eastwood Installation
213. Eastwood Installation  (Jan 2011)
Please forgive me that it has taken me this long to get these photos up.
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Eastwood Rebekahs #499 Valentines Dance
214. Eastwood Rebekahs #499 Valentines Dance  (2-11-11)
Eastwood Rebekahs #499 and their supporters and friends gather for an Annual Valentines Dinner Dance.  Good food, nice music, and a friendly atmosphere.  Monies raised go to help with charitable giving.  This past year the Rebekahs have provided a good deal of assistance in helping the community.
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41st annual Inter-fraternal dinner
215. 41st annual Inter-fraternal dinner  (Feb. 8 2011)
Another great night with Fraternalists!  Not a word, as we were told, but it's what we are.  Excellent social time, dinner, and informative but quick speeches.  We were blessed as the event occurred without the historically massive snow storm.  Bob K. did the photography, thanks Brother Bob!
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2011 Michigan IOOF UNP Speak-off
216. 2011 Michigan IOOF UNP Speak-off  (Feb. 6, 2011)
An awesome amount of excellence in Lapeer Michigan today. 20 high school candidates for the United Nations Pilgrimage trip competed. Only 14 trips were available so some excellent speakers went home without a trip. Hopefully most or all can try again next year. The judging was a task that lasted a long time, because the judges took it very seriously and wanted to make sure the best of these best representative got a trip. Thanks to Bob K for taking the photos.
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Lapeer All Degree Day 2011
217. Lapeer All Degree Day 2011  (Jan. 22, 2011)
All Degree Day in Lapeer. One new candidate and 4 all together for 1st-3rd degrees.
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Joint installation in Plymouth
218. Joint installation in Plymouth  (Jan. 21, 2011)
Galaxy Odd Fellow Lodge and Astral and Premier Rebekah Lodges were installed in fine form with good food and a UNP student!
A nice turnout of lodge members and visitors made the evening very enjoyable.
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Grand Master's weekend Jan 7-9
219. Grand Master's weekend Jan 7-9  (Jan 7-9 2011)
A few photos from the Grand Masters weekend. There were 5 events (only 3 with photos). 1. Lapeer Odd Fellow Bingo 2. Camp board meeting in Gladwin 3. Lapeer joint installation 4. Camp by-laws committee meeting 5. Davison joint installation. I didn't take pics as webmaster, but as Grand Master just for my scrapbook.
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39 Images
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Lambertville Christmas -Glenda Photos
220. Lambertville Christmas -Glenda Photos 
What a fun evening.  once a strugging lodge now hosting a christmas party of over 100 guest.
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Monroe #19 celebrates Christmas giving.
221. Monroe #19 celebrates Christmas giving.   (12-19-10)
Monroe #19 Odd Fellows meet at their hall for an annual Christmas Party.  A delicious pot luck buffet meal, Grab bag Christmas gift auction, and Bingo afterwards made for an excellent day.  The Lodge's proceeds from 50/50 raffles of late generated a tidy sum to sponsor a needy family for Christmas, while funds made from the gift auction are to be donated to support programs at the Women's Shelter of Monroe.  Grand Warden Sonny B. graciously served as Auctioneer.
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Lambertville Christmas Party Daves photo
222. Lambertville Christmas Party Daves photo  (Dec. 18, 2010)
Dar and his staff put on quite the dinner in Lambertville. An awesome time was had. The place was packed. The food out of this world and excellent social time.
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Jubilee Rebekah #501 Christmas Party.
223. Jubilee Rebekah #501 Christmas Party.  (12-18-10)
Members of Jubilee Companion Rebekah Lodge #501 gather for a pleasant Christmas Party.  Good food, nice fraternity, a gift exchange, live Dulcimer music, and the time of the season made for a festive occasion for all.
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Eastwood's Annual Kid's for Christmas.
224. Eastwood's Annual Kid's for Christmas.  (12-12-10)
Eastwood Odd Fellows celebrate an on-going tradition with their annual Kid's for Christmas event.  As needs increase in the community, the Lodge continues to increase their contribution.  This year 175 children were well provided for.  Santa was there, individual gifts given to the kids, gift bags, a home cooked meal, printed pictures to take home, and large bags of gifts to go home and open up on Christmas.  Despite the bad snow storm the hall was packed.  Three different groups were rotated through at two hour intervals to make for the best experience possible.  Co-Chairs Vice Grand Tim S. and PNG Carrie D. and their supporters planned out a well organized and very successful program.  A big reward after countless hours of efforts.
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2010 All units Christmas party
225. 2010 All units Christmas party  (Dec. 11, 2010)
A nice group of nice people met in Lansing for some good food, bad jokes, trivia and a funny visit from Santa Mark, I mean Claus.
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Shamrock #4 outing to Dave & Buster's.
226. Shamrock #4 outing to Dave & Buster's.    (12-11-10)
Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows and their advisors go on an outing to Dave & Buster's Mega-Arcade for a fun time.  Finished up with a nice meal at Pizza Hut.  The size of this arcade was amazing.  Older and younger members alike found plenty of games which suit their interests.
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Eastwood Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Xmas
227. Eastwood Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Xmas  (December 10, 2010)
Eastwood Odd Fellows and Rebekahs had their annual Christmas party. Good food, fun times. Fun gift exchange made the night. Brian Barr Jr. won the raffle and gave over $100 back to the Kid's for Christmas collection! It was a fun evening.
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Crafts and Mentoring
228. Crafts and Mentoring 
In Clare the Rebekahs have started a mentoring program with the Theta Rho Girls, they will be teaching them skills like baking, sewing, and other crafts. The current project is teaching the girls how to make blankets for the Arthritis Committee LAP Blankets project. Blankets were knitted & crocheted, and here are pictures of fleece blankets that were cut and tied.  Rebekahs have so much that they can pass on, and the girls have so much fun learning, and love spending time with the Rebekahs!
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Shamrock #4 Sixth Annual Chili Cook-Off.
229. Shamrock #4 Sixth Annual Chili Cook-Off.  (12-5-10)
Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows of Eastpointe hosted their Sixth Annual Chili Cook-Off fundraiser.  Eastwood Odd Fellows and Rebekahs were joined by some family/friends and brothers and sisters from other Lodges, including Michigan's leadership, the Grand Warden, Grand Secretary and Grand Master.  Lots of excellent recipes.  Nice way to spend a cold afternoon, eating hot chili and supporting the youth.
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Kharley's banquet
230. Kharley's banquet  (Nov 21, 2010)
Theta Rho President Kharley had a very nice, well attended, fun and enjoyable tribute banquet in Clare. The food was excellent and so was the day.
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Eastwood #496 does Initiatory Degree.
231. Eastwood #496 does Initiatory Degree.  (11-16-10)
Eastwood #496 Odd Fellows put on a nice Initiatory Degree for six new members.  The well rehearsed degree team did an exemplary job.  The Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master and Grand Warden and guests attended.  A special announcement was made.  Deputy Grand Master Sam F. congratulated Past Grand Brian B. on his upcoming and intended Grand Herald appointment when he assumes the Grand Master role next year.  Lots of Pizza and Pop completed the evening as all celebrated.
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Eastwood #499 Annual Vendor/Craft Show.
232. Eastwood #499 Annual Vendor/Craft Show.  (11-14-10)
Eastwood Rebekahs held their 3rd Annual Vendor and Craft Show.  There were 17 different vendors/crafters present with a variety of items and products to sell.  A Santa Workshop was available for children where they created Christmas projects and had a lunch too.  Posters were also put up depicting community fund raising activities of the Lodge held this past year, with applications available as we work towards member recruitment.
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Eastwood #496 "Italian Wedding".
233. Eastwood #496 "Italian Wedding".  (11-13-10)
Members and supporters of Eastwood #496 Odd Fellows have a Dinner Dance Fund Raiser in the form of a mock "Italian Wedding".  The groom, bride, and wedding party were selected, and a fine time was had celebrating the spoof ceremony.  A good DJ, delicious Italian food, and a nice mix of guests made for a memorable occasion.  Monies generated help to cover costs for the upcoming Annual Kid's Christmas Party, our largest community giving program.
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Mary Jean's banquet in Okemos
234. Mary Jean's banquet in Okemos  (Nov 7 2010)
President of the Rebekah Assembly of Michigan Mary Jean, had a well attended, good eats, fine fellowship day in Okemos.
Thanks to webmaster Glenda for taking the pics.
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Petoskey
235. Petoskey  (Nov. 6 2010)
Grand Master Dave and Katie had a nice day going to Petoskey with Orland and Donna. The folks way up there are friendly and provided a nice meal for us. A gift was presented to the Grand Master also.
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DGM Sam and PGM Mark vist new home
236. DGM Sam and PGM Mark vist new home 
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Grand Master Banquet
237. Grand Master Banquet  (Oct 30, 2010)
An awesome day was had by me (Dave). Glenda took most of the pics on my camera so enjoy!
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Officer Installation
238. Officer Installation  (Oct. 19, 2010)
A wonderful public ceremony in frankenmuth was well attended. The staff put on a show and installed the officers in style.
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Picture time
239. Picture time  (Oct 19 2010)
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Monday banquet
240. Monday banquet  (Oct 18, 2010)
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Grand Lodge Sunday Evening
241. Grand Lodge Sunday Evening  (Oct 17 2010)
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Grand Lodge Sessions Part I
242. Grand Lodge Sessions Part I  (Oct 17, 2010)
Sunday afternoon opening and memorial.
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Shamrock #4 goes to Yates Cider Mill.
243. Shamrock #4 goes to Yates Cider Mill.  (10-16-10)
Younger members of Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows have an outing to the Yates Cider Mill in Rochester.  We first met at Eastwood Lodge and picked up litter in the parking lot and front of building.  Went for a nice ride in the country.  Watched the cider being pressed by water wheel power.  Had cider, doughnuts, apples, fudge, etc.  Went on a mile and a half walk along the river.  Had a sunny day and a great time.  The boys really enjoyed themselves.
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Odd Fellow-Rebekah Camp in Fall.
244. Odd Fellow-Rebekah Camp in Fall.  (10-10-10)
Sister Judy and I rode over to the Camp last Sunday to reflect upon the improvements completed by our hard working members who participated in the Fall Spruce-Up the weekend prior.  Photos of the dining hall show the freshly painted interior.  Thanks again to all the supporters who came to help, including those from Vernor and Lapeer Lodges, Maple Rapids, Big Rapids and Adrian.  Also, thank you to Lodges and individual members who donated paint and money to purchase equipment and supplies from our Wish List in order to make this event a success.  The Camp in the Fall season is a beautiful place, and the color change on the waterfront is both picturesque and peaceful.
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Stephen's Banquest
245. Stephen's Banquest  (Sep. 26, 2010)
Grand Ruler Stephen had his banquet in Monroe. A nice turnout, good food and fellowship. A very enjoyable event!
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Eastwood Rebekahs #499 Decades of Dance.
246. Eastwood Rebekahs #499 Decades of Dance.  (9-18-10)
Eastwood Rebekahs #499 hold their annual Decades of Dance Party.  This year the charity was identified in advance.  Proceeds benefitted the "Bands of Parents Organization", on behalf of Eyan K., a young boy with an aggressive and difficult to treat brain cancer, neuroblastoma.  Eyan obtains cutting edge medical treatment at the Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York City.  The family had to move there for a three month initial treatment period, and go back on an on-going basis at six week intervals.  It was gratifying to watch the Lodge come together and significantly help such a worthy and noble project.  A great event.  A great time.  A wonderful cause.  Eyan and his family were there as well.
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Barrie Odd Fellow Home
247. Barrie Odd Fellow Home  (Sep 2010)
Grand Matriarch Sandra from Ontario had a meet, greet and eat at the Home in Barrie. It was a very interesting and enjoyable day.
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Installation of Officers SGL
248. Installation of Officers SGL  (August 26, 2010)
George Glover III and Vickie Beaver and all of their officers were installed in fine form. Tributes were enjoyable.
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Wednesday at SGL
249. Wednesday at SGL  (Aug 25, 2010)
Formal dresses for sale, UNP open forum and dinner at Skies.
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Tuesday SGL Part II
250. Tuesday SGL Part II  (Aug 24, 2010)
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Tuesday part I
251. Tuesday part I  (Aug 24, 2010)
The newly elected officers present their programs and offecers. Then the Communications Committee did a demo of the online tool which we use to meet monthly for a very low cost.
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Sunday evening, Monday evening
252. Sunday evening, Monday evening  (August 23, 24, 2010)
Sunday evening joint opening and Monday evening at the BBQ.
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Sunday at SGL
253. Sunday at SGL  (August 22, 2010)
Had orientation this morning. Then a quick meeting, then a longer meeting, then the memorial. Next is joint opening tonight. There was no flag raising because the flagpole is on the roof! So they just presented the flags before the memorial.
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Saturday Part II
254. Saturday Part II  (August 21, 2010)
The rest of Saturday.. Had a great birthday!
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Saturday morning walk in KC MO
255. Saturday morning walk in KC MO  (August 21, 2010)
Took a short walk around this morning 10:00 and it was 80 degrees already.
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Day 1 at SGL
256. Day 1 at SGL  (Aug 20, 2010)
We arrived after a long 600+ mile trip and had fun greeting friends and buying stuff and seeing things.. Here are a few photos.
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2010 All Units Camp Out
257. 2010 All Units Camp Out  (August 2010)
Good weather, great food, fun games, excellent social times, and a well planned weekend made for an excellent camp out. If you missed it, you shoulda been there!
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Youth Groups Camp Out.
258. Youth Groups Camp Out.  (7/30 - 8/1/10)
Youth Units from about Michigan comprised of the Jr. Odd Fellows, Theta Rho Girls Clubs, and the United Youth Group meet at our Camp in Baldwin for a chock full, fun packed weekend.  The kids played limbo, ping pong, painted, decorated cakes (which they ate), did sand art, swung at the Pinata, swam in the beautiful lake, had a water ballon toss, made smores about the fire, and had an all around good time.  The food was great, the event was very well organized, and the Jurisdictional Youth Committee and volunteers are to be commended for their thoughtful efforts.
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Great Lakes Conference Part II
259. Great Lakes Conference Part II  (July 24, 2010)
Banquet after day of hard business!
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Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Game
260. Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Game  (7-23-10)
Many Odd Fellows and Rebekahs, primarily from Southeast Michigan, meet in Toledo for the annual Mud Hens Ball Game outing.  Galaxy Lodge coordinated the gathering, with Chuck B. heading up the effort.  Thank you Galaxy for covering the cost of the food buffet for all.  Grand Secretary Liana T.'s birthday was also celebrated with cake and song.  Unfortunately, the game was rained out while the Mud Hens were winning, and even though we had a Tornado evacuation to the basement area, it is still an enjoyable event when you spend it with Lodge brothers and sisters.
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Great Lakes Conference Day 1
261. Great Lakes Conference Day 1  (July 23, 2010)
A long, mostly unenventful drive, a nice welcome, a Grand tour started the weekend off right.
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Tigers Game with the Viet Nam Vets.
262. Tigers Game with the Viet Nam Vets.  (7-20-10)
Some Eastwood Odd Fellows, Rebekahs, family and friends attend a Tigers Game with the Detroit Chapter #9 of the Viet Nam Veterans of America.  We continue what has become an annual tratdition over the past several years.  Eastwood meets at the Veterans Club Room on Woodward and walk the few blocks to Comerica Park and the game.  The Tigers lost, but nice fraternity and camaraderie was experienced by all.
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Lambertville grants a wish
263. Lambertville grants a wish  (July 18,2010)
A Birthday Wish

       Aiden Green had a birthday wish this year. It was to put his shades on and cruise around town in a red convertible sports car and feel the wind in his face. With the help of two members of the Lambertville Odd Fellows, Aiden’s wish was granted.
       Sunday, July 17th. Dar Childs and Jim Prebula teamed up to make the wish come true. Dar brought his red 2004 Corvette Stingray, and Jim as the driver, Aiden jumped in and hit the open road. He enjoyed the ride with the top down on a beautiful sunny afternoon.
        Aiden, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Green of Waterville Oh. was born with Arthrogyposis, a disease that affects the muscles and joints causing them to over-contract. After many surgeries and extensive physical therapy, Aiden’s legs were straightened and he now can walk with the aid of metal braces to support is legs and keep his knee joints straight. The disease also effects his fine motor skills, vision, and speech. He is under the care of the doctors and specialist at The Shiners’ Hospital in Chicago.
         With hard work and determination, Aiden has overcome many of his physical handicaps to become an active and inquisitive 7 year old. Like most kids his age, he is into dinosaurs, ocean life, and outer space. He also has a special interest in sports cars and big trucks.
         Thanks to the Odd Fellows, Dar Child and Jim Prebula, a 7 year olds Birthday wish has become an event that he will never forget.
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Lambertville Lodge supports UNP Youth
264. Lambertville Lodge supports UNP Youth  (7-19-10)
Lambertville Odd Fellow Lodge #467 hosts a wonderful dinner banquet for Elisa, their United Nations Educational Prilgirmage for Youth Delegate who returned from her journey only a week ago.  She showed her pictures, gave a thoughtful speech recollecting her experiences, and brief speeches were presented by the Deputy Grand Master, the Grand Secretary, and the Grand Marshall of the Grand Lodge of MIchigan.  Long time Lambertville member and PG Fred K. was Master of Ceremonies as assisted by Noble Grand Dar C.  A pleasant and rewarding evening for all those attending; friends, family and members.
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Golden Link #379 and #516 Annual Picnic
265. Golden Link #379 and #516 Annual Picnic  (7-17-10)
Golden Link Odd Fellows and Rebekahs hold their annual picnic at the Grosse Pointe Woods Lakefront Park.  We started with a nice breakfast of blueberry pancakes, eggs, sausage, and Canadian bacon.  Card, board, and yard games followed.  The day was complete with a large cookout lunch.  Pleasant fellowship was enjoyed by all.
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2010 UNP visits Washington, D.C.
266. 2010 UNP visits Washington, D.C.  (7/5 - 7/8/10)
Last but not least, Bus #3 of Week #1 of the UNP hit Washington D.C., the heart of our Nations Capitol.  Many of the Monuments were visited, the changing of the guard at Arlington Cemetary along with the Smithsonian Natural History, the Air and Space Museum, the American History Wing and the Holocaust Museum.  Other sites include the National Sculpture Garden, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, going to the top of the Washington Monument, touring the Capitol, the Library of Congress, the front of the White House, etc.
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UNP Youth at Gettysburg and Fort McHenry
267. UNP Youth at Gettysburg and Fort McHenry  (7/4 - 7/5/10)
Bus #3 of week #1 of the 2010 UNP trip make stops along the long road, including a brief tour of the Hershey Chocolate Factory, then on to the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg Pennsylvania.  Later the same day, we make the ride up to Baltimore Maryland of historic Fort McHenry fame, where Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner.  A great roast beef dinner was graciously hosted by Northpoint Lodge afterwards.
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UNP Youth visit Niagara Falls and Ottawa
268. UNP Youth visit Niagara Falls and Ottawa  (7/1 - 7/3/10)
On the way to Niagara Falls Canada, a nice cook out dinner was provided at the NY Seniors Home in Lockport NY.  Then the majestic falls, free time walking about the downtown area, before proceeding to the heart of the Canadian government in beautiful Ottawa.  Prior to getting to Ottawa, we were treated well for dinner by our brothers and sisters of the Brooklin Lodge while in Ontario.
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UNP in Philadelphia and New York City
269. UNP in Philadelphia and New York City  (6/27 - 7/1/10)
First the highlights of Philly, including The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Franklin Museum, Betsy Ross House, Christ Church and eating a Philly Steak and Cheese sandwich.  Then off to New York, the United Nations, window shopping along Fifth Ave., Top of the Rock, speech preparation at the Affinia Manhattan Hotel, Broadway Play, Times Square at night,  Wall Street, Battery Park, Liberty and Ellis Islands, and the Big Apple Skyline.
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2010 United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth
270. 2010 United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth  (6/26 - 7/8/10)
Pictures posted are group photos of Bus #3 from week #1 of the UNP Trip.  The student delegates were encouraged to come to the Michigan Website and obtain prints of their informal group pictures.  This group came from Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Manitoba CA, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Virginia.  Tour leaders were Mira Pittman from Colorado and Bob Kowalski of Michigan.  Look for more pictures of the different sites seen and members met along the way.
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Edith's 75th Birthday Baby Party!
271. Edith's 75th Birthday Baby Party!  (July 11, 2010)
A very nice crowd of people came together in Jackson to celebrate the combo birthday/baby party for Edith. A great spread of food and refreshments were provided all paid for by her son David. What a great day!
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Port Huron Cruise
272. Port Huron Cruise  (July 10, 2010)
18 Odd Fellow and Rebekahs enjoyed a beautiful day on the water in Port Huron. It was awesome!
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Building collapse
273. Building collapse  (June 29, 2010)
See the photos of the building that collapsed next to the Grand Lodge office.
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Kathy Shary Banquet
274. Kathy Shary Banquet  (June 26, 2010)
President Kathy had a very nice banquet in her honor with good food and fellowship.
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Shamrock #4 and the Gratiot Cruise '10
275. Shamrock #4 and the Gratiot Cruise '10  (6/18 - 6/19/10)
Shamrock #4 participates in the 12th Annual Gratiot Cruise Vintage Car Show in Eastpointe with the Eastwood Odd Fellows.  The Junior Odd Fellow Lodge and their supporters prepared and served food for both days of the event.  Monies earned will subsidize programs so youth activites can continue to be provided at no cost to the children.  Further, Shamrock #4 raised $189 over the weekend through a bake sale for the charity "Cookies for Kids Cancer", as advertised on Oprah, The Today Show and as in Good Housekeeping Magazine.
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Flag presentation
276. Flag presentation  (June 14, 2010)
On Flag Day Thompsonville Lodge No. 419, Thompsonville, Michigan,  presented United States and Michigan flags to the four libraries in Benzie County : Benzie Shores District Library in Frankfort,  Bezonia Public Library, Betsie Bay District Library in Thompsonville and Darcy Library of Beulah.

Representatives from the four libraries were present to receive the flags from the Lodge, as well as several Trustees and Friends of the Libraries.  Vice Grand Dean Rhodes made a few remarks about the Lodge and Lodge Secretary Al Bryant did the actual presentations.  There were sixteen in attendance at the presentation which took place at the Darcy Library of Beulah.

Thompsonville Lodge, with a membership of eighteen, gave the flags in token of the Order’s commitment to service to the community, civic pride, patriotism, and support for public libraries.
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Grand Patriarch/Grand Matriarch Banquet
277. Grand Patriarch/Grand Matriarch Banquet  (Juen 19, 2010)
A very fun and delicious banquet honoring Mark and Linda was enjoyed by many in Essexville.
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Gratiot Cruise in Eastpointe
278. Gratiot Cruise in Eastpointe  (Juen 18, 2010)
The party is in Eastpointe this weekend. The Gratiot cruise is a big event for the Odd Fellows, Rebekahs and Jr. Odd Fellows in Eastpointe.
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Shamrock #4 attends 2010 Youth Sessions
279. Shamrock #4 attends 2010 Youth Sessions  (6-13-10)
Junior Odd Fellow and Theta Rho youth groups meet in Tuscola for the annual session.  Best of luck to T.J. from Shamrock #4 and Nikki from Red Rose #8 as they finish their terms and go off to College, and congratulations to Steven and Kharley as they begin their year.  Welcome to the newest Jr. Odd Fellows who earned Jr. Lodge degrees, two from Shamrock #4 and one from Lucky #7.
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Youth Sessions in Tuscola
280. Youth Sessions in Tuscola  (June 13, 2010)
The youth had a great day of Sessions and Installation of Officers. Good food and great social time too.
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New metal roofs at Camp
281. New metal roofs at Camp  (6-5-10)
A few photos showing the new steel roofs put on three cabins just a couple days ago.  They include the larger Director's Cabin, Big Boy and Big 3.  Much appreciation to Vernor #400 and Eastwood #496 Odd Fellows for their support towards ongoing maintenance, including the upgrade to the metal material versus standard shingles.  They look real nice and uniform, and longevity wise should last for many decades.  Come and visit our Camp this season and enjoy the serene setting and wrap around water front.  Experience what a truly special spot we have.
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 Camp clean up
282. Camp clean up  (May 2010)
Tony Poma sent me some photos. Enjoy.
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Irish Belles fashion show
283. Irish Belles fashion show  (May 22, 2010)
The Irish Belles Theta Rho club put on an awesome fashion show. It was excellent!
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Encampment installation addon
284. Encampment installation addon  (MAY 21, 2010)
A couple more shots.
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PM Drills
285. PM Drills  (May 19 2010)
The uniformed branch of our Order put on a show. It was very entertaining. Good job Dean!
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Dept. Assoc. LAPM installation in Clare
286. Dept. Assoc. LAPM installation in Clare  (may 20, 2010)
The Officers of the Department Association, Ladies Auxiliary Patriarch Militant were installed in Clare.
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Shamrock #4 plays miniature golf
287. Shamrock #4 plays miniature golf  (5-25-10)
Members of Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows out of Eastpointe enjoy the warm weather with a friendly round of miniature golf.  Some of the younger ones had never played before.  The outing was topped off with a trip to Pizza Hut for chicken wings, a variety of pizzas, and all the pop you can drink.  Everyone had a good time.
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Eastwood #496 helps improve our Camp
288. Eastwood #496 helps improve our Camp  (5-22-10)
A contingent of members and spouses from Eastwood Odd Fellows Lodge #496 strip several layers of old shingles off three Cabins to support the re-roofing efforts at Tall Oaks.  Their earnest labor allows for considerable cost savings so yet more work can be completed.  With monies donated from Davison's Vernor Lodge and from Eastwood, new metal roofs with a 60 year lifespan will soon be installed.  With the four completed last season, this will make for seven cabin roofs improved in one year.
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Encampment and LEA installation in Clare
289. Encampment and LEA installation in Clare  (5-21-10)
Members of the Grand Encampment and the Grand Ladies Encampment Auxiliary gather at the Doherty Hotel in Clare for the installation of the 2010-2011 Grand Patriarch Mark T. and Grand Matriarch Linda F. and their respective officers.  A pleasant reception was held afterwards.
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Blessing of the Bikes Weekend in Baldwin
290. Blessing of the Bikes Weekend in Baldwin  (5/14 to 5/16/10)
A well attended Blessing of the Bikes weekend event was hosted at our Tall Oaks Odd Fellow Rebekah Camp.  Also, members of Vernor Lodge (from Davison) were so busy with food sales at the airport, raising funds for the Camp, everything was "Sold Out".  Para Dice Motorcycle Club out of the Grand Rapids area held the 38th annual Blessing.  They stay at our camp and we are proud for the affiliation.  Monies they raise help the Seniors of Lake County with the Meals on Wheels program.
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Camp Clean Up Weekend in Baldwin
291. Camp Clean Up Weekend in Baldwin  (4/30 to 5/2/10)
A very successful Clean Up Weekend occurred at the Tall Oaks Odd Fellow Rebekah Camp.  Many supporters from far and wide pitched in to help, including a good number of youth from the United Youth Group (Lamplighters out of Maple Rapids) and Boy Scouts from Mt. Morris.  A ton of work was completed on multiple fronts which could not have been without this great degree of support.  Thanks to everyone, including the volunteers who cooked all weekend.  Saturday afternoon there were 56 individuals present who stepped up to make a difference.  Just like old times I hear.
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Arlington
292. Arlington  (May 2, 2010)
Wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Saturday in D.C.
293. Saturday in D.C.  (May 1, 2010)
Saturday in and around D.C.
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Tomb Pilgrimage Day 2
294. Tomb Pilgrimage Day 2  (April 30, 2010)
Well, except for the awesome scenery on the way here, all I saw today was the inside of the Hotel (and lots of Brothers and Sisters!) The trip was nice, but since I don't take photos while driving you have to take my word for it. Tomorrow we are booked on a 3 hour tour so I hope to get some good photos. So for now just pretend you're  here with me in my room and we're checking out the view through the window....
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Road trip to D.C.
295. Road trip to D.C.  (April 29, 2010)
I and the Grand Master and the Prez of the LAPM are on our way to the wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknowns. Don't know what lies in wait for us on the way.
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Hobbs-DeRosia All Degree Day 2010
296. Hobbs-DeRosia All Degree Day 2010  (4-24-10)
Odd Fellows and Rebekahs from around Michigan gathered at the Lansing Masonic Temple for the Grand Master's and Assembly President's All Degree Day.  A few additional photos to complement those taken by our Webmaster Dave.  Thanks again to all the participants.
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All Degree Day
297. All Degree Day  (April 24 2010)
All Degree Day in Lansing. Three initiates for the Odd Fellows and 3 new Rebekahs. Good day.
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Chilli Cook-off in Lambertville
298. Chilli Cook-off in Lambertville  (Mar. 27 2010)
I thought you might like to see the results of our chili cook-off fundraiser we had on Mar. 27th at our Lodge. We had 14 entries in three categories, mild, medium and hot. Joe Dorman Jr. won mild, Dar Child won medium, and Joe Dorman Sr. won hot. A good time was had by all and we raised some much needed funds for the Lodge.
                                                                                Thanks, F.L.T.
Vice Grand Joe Dorman
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Eastwood Rebekah Euchre
299. Eastwood Rebekah Euchre  (April 10, 2010)
Euchre tourney in Eastpointe. Lots of fun, food and laughs.
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East Wayne District #7 Annual Meeting
300. East Wayne District #7 Annual Meeting  (3-27-10)
Rebekah members from Eastwood #499, Golden Link #516, and Jubilee #501 meet for a nice annual District Meeting held at the Eastwood Lodge.  Plenty of supporters from the Rebekah Assembly of Michigan, along with those of other Lodges made for warm fraternity and a pleasant day.
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2010 Youth Degree Day
301. 2010 Youth Degree Day  (3-6-10)
Members of the Michigan Junior Odd Fellows and Theta Rho Girls Clubs meet at Eastwood Lodge in Eastpointe for their degree work.  A nice lunch prepared by the Shamrock #4 Youth Advisors and funded by the Odd Fellows #496 was enjoyed by all.  Then on to the Best Western Sterling Inn for an overnight stay and enjoyment of the Splash Park Pools and Game Arcade.  A fun time was spent getting to better know other youth from about the State.
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Youth Degree Day in Eastpointe
302. Youth Degree Day in Eastpointe  (March 6, 2010)
Theta Rho girls and Jr Lodge boys gathered in Eastpointe for their Degree Day. A nice meal was provided by the Eastwood Odd Fellow Lodge. The youth performed well. If you missed it, Ya should'a been there!
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Eastwood Rebekah Valentines Dinner Dance
303. Eastwood Rebekah Valentines Dinner Dance  (2-13-10)
Eastwood #499 Rebekahs put on a Valentine's Day Dinner Dance fundraiser.  A good turn out.  Good food.  Good companionship.  A nice way to pass the winter season while generating money to help children, the community, and those who may be less fortunate.
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Inter-Fraternal Brotherhood Dinner
304. Inter-Fraternal Brotherhood Dinner  (2-9-10)
The 40th Annual Inter-Fraternal Brotherhood Dinner was held at the DeCarlo's Banquet Center in Warren.  Representatives and members of the Odd Fellows, Shriners, Eagles, Moose, Elks, Alhambra, Knights of Columbus, and Knights of St. John took part in the festivities.  Each presented some unique history and described the missions of their orders.  Despite occurring during the worst snow storm of the season thus far, the camaraderie and fraternal feelings were warm for the 300 or so who attended.
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UNP Speakoff in Lapeer
305. UNP Speakoff in Lapeer  (Feb 2010)
Students competed for the UNEP trip in Lapeer. Again this year the youth did not disappoint. The judges had a hard task picking the winners. I think everyone who attended were impressed by the youth their today.
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Membership recruitment training
306. Membership recruitment training  (2-6-10)
Members of the Grand Lodge, the Rebekah Assembly, and others of Michigan's leadership meet at the Lansing Masonic Temple for membership retention and recruitment training, entitled "Membership thru Leadership".  Representatives from the Sovereign Grand Lodge and the IARA presented this interesting workshop involving visual aids, handouts and workgroup sessions.  Michigan thanks the SGL/IARA for their input and support.
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Shamrock #4 goes to the Henry Ford.
307. Shamrock #4 goes to the Henry Ford.  (1-31-10)
The youngest members and the advisors of Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows, out of Eastpointe, visit the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn.  Complementary tickets were provided courtesy of the Henry Ford's community outreach program.  The fun filled day was topped off with a visit to Campus Martius and a meal at the Hard Rock Cafe Detroit on the way back home.
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All Degree Day Lapeer 2010
308. All Degree Day Lapeer 2010  (January 23 2010)
Three new Odd Fellows and many new Third Degree Odd Fellows in Lapeer with a nice turnout, good food and fellowship and fun.
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29 Images
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Monroe-Lambertville Joint Installation
309. Monroe-Lambertville Joint Installation  (1-17-10)
Monroe #19 Odd Fellows and Floral City #55 Rebekahs are joined by Lambertville Odd Fellows #467 and Eva Rebekah Lodge #299 for a an officer installation ceremony held in Monroe.  District #7 installing team conducted the event in fine form.  A satisfying meal and good conversation completed an enjoyable afternoon.
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Eastwood Lodge Christmas for Kids 2009
310. Eastwood Lodge Christmas for Kids 2009  (12-13-09)
Eastwood Lodge has it's largest charitable giving event, Christmas for Kids.  The number of children helped this year exceeded 170, the biggest party ever held.  Photos are of Santa, with Eastwood Members, their families, and of kids from the local community, schools, and churches supported this year with individualized gifts.  Items provided include clothes and toys, bicycles, food cards, boxes of non-perishable food, frozen turkeys, and picture albums with Santa made right on the spot to take home and preserve memories.  Pictures provided by PG Greg Schornack and were added to on 1-20-10.
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Monroe #19 Christmas Party Tradition
311. Monroe #19 Christmas Party Tradition  (12-20-09)
Monroe #19 Odd Fellows gather for their annual Christmas holiday party.  A very nice time was had by all, including good conversation and warm fraternity, a delicious buffet meal, and cards and gifts for participants.  Also, a gift raffle was held to generate money to make a substantial donation to ensure a bright Christmas for a family in need, and to provide for the Woman's Shelter of Monroe.  The festivities wouldn't be complete without a few rounds of Bingo for fun and a group activity.
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All Units Christmas Party
312. All Units Christmas Party  (Dec 19 2009)
We gathered in Berkley for good food and fellowship. We ate the good food and enjoyed the fellowship.
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Wyatt Earps Odd Fellow receipt
313. Wyatt Earps Odd Fellow receipt  (now)
Found this while surfing the net.
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Lambertville #467 expands it's ranks.
314. Lambertville #467 expands it's ranks.  (12-07-09)
Lambertville Odd Fellows #467 conduct the Initiatory Degree for seven new members.  Lambertville is experiencing a dramatic growth resurgence; a proverbial Renaissance.  Hard work at recruitment pays off and it is extremely gratifying to see this Lodge flourish.  In true Odd Fellow family style, the meeting was followed by a meal of ham, turkey, salads, and an assortment of home made pies.
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 Irish Belles Saturday Night Babysitting
315. Irish Belles Saturday Night Babysitting  (Dec 2009)
Not resting on their Laurels, the Irish Belles Girls Club #16 quickly took some of their Cook Book profits  and invested it into their next project the Irish Belles Saturday Night Babysitting Club!  Here are some of them at a CPR training taught by the Red Cross.  All of them aced the training! Next they will complete a babysitting course.  At their next meeting they intend to make their own first aid kits to take with them on personal Babysitting jobs.
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Shamrock #4 5th Annual Chili Cook Off
316. Shamrock #4 5th Annual Chili Cook Off  (12-06-09)
Shamrock #4 Junior Odd Fellows of Eastpointe held their 5th Annual Chili Cook Off event.  Lots of varieties of tasty chili entries and plenty of supporters to sample and vote, led to a tie for the first time ever for 1st Place.  Winners, PG Greg S. and Shamrock #4's own Michael T. and his mom Kristen will have their names engragved on the Chili Cook-Off Hall of Fame Plaque hanging in the Club Room.
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Irish Belles Santa's Workshop and Market
317. Irish Belles Santa's Workshop and Market  (Nov 29, 2009)
A fun event combo in Clare - The Santa's workshop with face painting, decorate a cookie, letter to Santa and make your own jewelery and decorations combined with vendors with lots of cool merchandise and food to boot!
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Ruth Hobbs birthday
318. Ruth Hobbs birthday  (Nov 2009)
A small gathering of people helped Sister Ruth Hobbs (mother of Grand Master Tom) celebrate her 95th birthday in Port Huron.
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3rd Annual Christmas/Craft Show
319. 3rd Annual Christmas/Craft Show           (11-14-09)
Eastwood Rebekah's #499 held their 3rd Annual Christmas/Crafts/Vendor Show.  A good number of vendors sold wares and products, kids had craft projects to keep them busy, Santa met with the kids to review wish lists, home made baked goods were for sale, with a nice lunch and snacks too.
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Odd Fellow Fraternal Museum
320. Odd Fellow Fraternal Museum  (11-09-09)
Members of the Museum Board meet in Litchfield for purposes of cleaning the Museum and for organizing and changing exhibits in anticipation of the open house to be held next spring.
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Eastwood Halloween Party
321. Eastwood Halloween Party  (10-24-09)
Eastwood Odd Fellows #496 had a Halloween Celebration at the Hall in Eastpointe.  Looks like all had a fun time raising monies for charity.  Many creative fund raisers have been conducted this year, for abused children, in helping families provide a nice Christmas in these challenging economic times, to support our Youth, Tall Oaks Camp, etc.  Pictures were taken by PG Greg Schornack.
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Eastwood Polish Wedding
322. Eastwood Polish Wedding  (nov 2009)
Eastwood knows how to throw a party! I finally made it to their Polish Wedding... What a night. Laughs, great food, music and dance. And so much more.... All for "The Kids". What a night for raising funds so that many kids will have a Merry Christmas! Eastwood rocks!
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Lambertville re-emerging
323. Lambertville re-emerging  (nov 2009)
Lambertville lodge is growing. For many years barely surviving. Several Monroe members came and became associate members to help them hang on. Years passed... Brother Fred Krum had a dream that someday his lodge would be re-born. His dream has come true. I am sad that 4 of the new members left before the pictures were taken. They had 12 members at the meeting. 6 had the Initiatory Degree conferred and 5 applications were read (with more to come).
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Irish Belles #6 Halloween Party in Clare
324. Irish Belles #6 Halloween Party in Clare  (10-31-09)
Irish Belles #16 Theta Rho Girls Club of Clare celebrates Halloween Night.  A nice event and good friendship.  Members enjoyed themselves as did their guests.  Two potential new members were recruited while having a great time to boot.
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Mary's banquet pics
325. Mary's banquet pics  (Oct 2009)
Tom and Sue's banquet pics taken by Mary
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Mary's Installation photos
326. Mary's Installation photos  (October  2009)
Pictures Mary took at the Installation of Officers at Sessions
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Grand Herald Announcement
327. Grand Herald Announcement  (Oct 2009)
Deputy Grand Master Dave Burns traveled to Lapeer to officially announce his intended Grand Herald appointment when he becomes Grand Master.
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6 Images
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Mary's pics from picture night
328. Mary's pics from picture night  (Oct 2009)
Mary's pics from the always hectic picture day/night!
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Marys Session photos part 1
329. Marys Session photos part 1  (Oct 2009)
Mary Lacroix took lots of pictures at sessions and allowed me to post them. Here are the first set from Sunday.
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Monroe Youth Halloween Party
330. Monroe Youth Halloween Party  (10-26-09)
Monroe's own Lucky 7 Junior Oddfellows and Floral City #2 Theta Rho Girls Club and their advisors, friends and supporters enjoy a great Halloween Party.  There was plenty of food, punch, candy, games, prizes for best constumes, and a D.J. with all kinds of dancing fun.
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Leader Banquet
331. Leader Banquet  (Oct 2009)
Grand Master Tom and Rebekah Assembly President Sue had a well attended, magical banquet in Pinckney MI on Saturday Oct. 24.
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Shamrock #4 donates to the ARC Detroit
332. Shamrock #4 donates to the ARC Detroit  (10-23-09)
Shamrock #4 Jr. Oddfellows out of Eastpointe serve and support members of the Detroit Association for Retarded Citizens.  The Juniors helped staff the ARC Halloween Dance and donated $300 from monies they raised to the Developmentally Disabled of Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck, to help fund recreational and advocacy programs for the disadvantaged in urban settings.
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Installation Part II
333. Installation Part II  (Oct 2009)
More from installation night
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Installation Night
334. Installation Night  (oct 2009)
We take it for granted, but our guests always are so impressed!
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Pictures night!
335. Pictures night!  (Oct 2009)
Pictures are always a fun time!
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Sovereign Grand Lodge award
336. Sovereign Grand Lodge award  (Oct 2009)
Department Commander Steve Dahl received this special award from Past Sovereign Grand Master Fred Laycock.
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2009 museum plaque
337. 2009 museum plaque  (Oct 2009)
This plaque which will be put in the Fraternal Museum, lists the people who had the initial vision that became a reality. They worked and raised money, collected items and never gave up on their dream. We now have a wonderful IOOF Fraternal Museum because they believed.
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The banquet
338. The banquet  (October  2009)
Monday night member banquet at 2009 Sessions. Great food and fantastic entertainment!
643 Visits
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2009 Sessions Sunday
339. 2009 Sessions Sunday  (Oct 2009)
Some of Sunday's activities in Frankenmuth at the 2009 Grand Lodge and Rebekah Assembly Sessions.
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Shamrock #4 at the Laser Edge
340. Shamrock #4 at the Laser Edge  (10-17-09)
Shamrock #4 Youth members and their advisors enjoy Laser Tag at the Laser Edge in Clinton Township.  After some good exercise and fun play, all you can eat Pizza was enjoyed at CiCi's.  The activity was self funded through the Junior's hard working efforts.
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Irish Belles planting
341. Irish Belles planting  (Oct 2009)
The Irish Belles Theta Rho girls planted Bleeding Heart Root in front of the Clare Lodge. They bought them at the Youth All Degree Day in Monroe from the Shamrock 4 boys!
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East Pointe honors long time members
342. East Pointe honors long time members  (Oct 2009)
5 loooooong time members of Eastpointe Odd Fellow Lodge #496 were honored with 30, 35 and 40 year jewels at their regular meeting. The meeting was well attended and a reception followed.
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Encampment/LEA PM/LAPM Campout
343. Encampment/LEA PM/LAPM Campout  (August 2007)
A nice weekend with good people!
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76 Images
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Eastwood Rebekahs Disco Party
344. Eastwood Rebekahs Disco Party  (9-26-09)
Eastwood Rebekahs #499 hold a "Decades of Disco" dance to raise funds for their charities.  Attendees enjoyed a delicious buffet, then had a great time dancing the night away.
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Grand Ruler T.J.'s Banquet at Eastwood.
345. Grand Ruler T.J.'s Banquet at Eastwood.  (9-20-09)
Family, friends, local lodge members, and Leaders of the Order from about the state gather to support Michigan's Grand Ruler of the Junior Odd Fellows T.J..  An excellent turnout, a tasty buffet, and great fellowship.  His home Jr. Lodge, Shamrock #4, is nothing but proud of him and for selecting the Angleman's Syndrome Foundation as his community project he will focus on and raise monies for.
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TJ's Grand Ruler Banquet
346. TJ's Grand Ruler Banquet  (Sept 20, 2009)
Bob took a lot of pictures so I just took a few. Here you go.Enjoy!
Dave
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Trip to Yosemite
347. Trip to Yosemite  (Aug 2009)
WOW - the pictures don't even come close!
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Golden Link Odd Fellows - Rebekah Picnic
348. Golden Link Odd Fellows - Rebekah Picnic  (8-23-09)
Golden Link Odd Fellows #379 and Golden Link Rebekahs #516 enjoy good food and fellowship during a picnic at the Grosse Pointe Woods Lakefront Park.
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Tigers game
349. Tigers game  (Aug 2009)
A nail biter game in Oakland with the Tigers.... We had a great time!
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IOOF Retirement Community
350. IOOF Retirement Community  (Aug 2009)
WOW. We toured the Saratoga Community and were impressed. I hope the photos give a glimpse of the elegance.
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SGL Misc
351. SGL Misc  (Aug 2009)
Places and people and things
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The hotel
352. The hotel  (Aug 2009)
The Hyatt in Santa Clara is NICE
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flag cermony
353. flag cermony  (Aug 2009)
PM and LAPM raise the flags for Sessions. Watch for movies later.
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San Francisco Tour
354. San Francisco Tour  (August 2009)
Trip to San Francisco at SGL sessions. A Fantastic trip! Pictures coming soon as I get a minute break. Got back form the trip. Stopped for a quick byte and use of the communal computers and off to the youth talent show.
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All Units Campout "09
355. All Units Campout "09  (7/31 and 8/1/09)
Members of all divisions, along with their families and supporters, attend the weekend long Annual All Units Campout at the Tall Oaks Odd Fellow-Rebekah Camp on beautiful Big Star Lake in Baldwin, MI.
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Tiger's game with Eastwood #496
356. Tiger's game with Eastwood #496  (7-21-09)
Members of Eastwood Odd Fellows #496 and Rebekahs #499 out of Eastpointe attend a Detroit Tiger's game against the Seattle Mariners on 7-21-09.  We accompanied a larger group of the Detroit Chapter of the Viet Nam Veterans of America (#9).  We met at their club room first, then walked the few blocks to the ball park.  The Tigers won and the game included a grand slam homerun.
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All Unit Camp Out 2009
357. All Unit Camp Out 2009  (July-Aug 2009)
The camp out was fun. The food was great. The events were great. The weather was..... OK. If you weren't there, you should've been!
1604 Visits
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Great Lakes Conference
358. Great Lakes Conference  (July 2009)
Some of the people and things I saw at the Great Lakes Conference in Perrysburg Ohio.
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Shamrock #4 Detroit Riverboat Cruise
359. Shamrock #4 Detroit Riverboat Cruise  (7-17-09)
A couple of younger Shamrock #4 Jr. Odd Fellows along with their Youth Advisor and an Assistant Advisor enjoy a cruise on the Detroit River on a sunny day.  The trip was earned through their fund raising efforts where at the recent Gratiot Cruise the youth were responsible for food preparation and sales.  They earned $800 which will allow for nice recreational opportunities, as well as to give back to the community with a charitable project they are planning.
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'09 IOOF United Nations Youth Tour
360. '09 IOOF United Nations Youth Tour  (7/2-7/14/09)
The 60th anniversary of the IOOF United Nations Educational Pilgrimage for Youth.  Talented high school students from around the World write an essay about the UN and if selected, participate in a 13 day bus tour at no cost to them.  Locations visited include Toronto and Ottawa Canada, Plattsburg NY, New York City, Philadelphia PA, Washington DC, Gettysburg and State College PA, and Niagrara Falls Canada.  See the sites they visited and people who supported them they met along the way.  Examine what a truly noble and worthwhile mission the UNEP remains.
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Eastwood Initiatory Degree
361. Eastwood Initiatory Degree  (July 2009)
Eastwood Odd Fellow Lodge put on the Initiatory Degree for 4 new Brothers in fine form. If you ever get the chance to see this lodge put on this degree - go for it. They are very enthusiastic and proficient. I always enjoy visiting them for the degree work.
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Charlie Trombley's Fundraiser Party
362. Charlie Trombley's Fundraiser Party  (6--28-09)
Monroe Lodge #19 musters and rallies to support their mentor and leader Grand Secretary Charlie Trombley with a fundraiser to help defray some of his medical expenses.  Many fraternal friends and family members from about took part in the festivities.  There was a Disc Jockey, Karaoke, 50/50 raffles, gift baskets, auction items, a bake sale, kid's games with prizes, and face painting, along with good food and refreshments.  Thank you to everyone who participated.  The camaraderie and love demonstrated was felt by all and was heart warming.  Charlie you are the best!!!
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Katie and Steve's Banquet
363. Katie and Steve's Banquet  (June 2009)
Commander Steve and President Katie's banquet was nice. The food was great, the cake was awesome, and everyone enjoyed the fellowship. The sing-a-long was fun too. The only bad thing in the day was traffic delays.
632 Visits
100 Images
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Eastwood Gratiot Cruise
364. Eastwood Gratiot Cruise  (June 2009)
The Odd Fellows had another successful cruise, Thanks to Brother Bob again for sharing his photos!
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Youth Sessions picture from Bob K
365. Youth Sessions picture from Bob K  (June 2009)
Bob provided these nice pictures to me that he took at the Youth Sessions at Camp.
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2009 Youth Sessions
366. 2009 Youth Sessions  (June 2009)
The youth were impressive as usual! A great weekend.
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Ottowa War Memorial
367. Ottowa War Memorial   (June 2009)
We had a great weekend in Ottowa. We toured the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stables where they keep the Queen's horses, and other horses. Then there was the beautiful Memorial Service on Sunday.
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PM and LAPM installation
368. PM and LAPM installation  (May 2009)
Steve and Katie were installed in fine form. Thanks to Bob K again for providing pictures. I was taking video.
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GE and GLEA installation and banquet
369. GE and GLEA installation and banquet  (May 2009)
Helen and Dean were installed and had their banquet in Clare. I got some pictures but not as many as I could if I wasn't being installed. The banquet was very enjoyable with good food and fellowship.
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PM Sessions
370. PM Sessions  (May 2009)
Patriarchs Militant Sessions in Clare. Took some pictures during a recess.
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Work at the Camp
371. Work at the Camp  (April 2009)
Please make certain to thank our brothers in the photos ( and our sister too) for their goodwill and earnest efforts, as our organization and each member benefits personally from the fruits of their labor.  For those available, the Camp Clean-up Weekend begins on Friday, 5/8.  Call or email me as interested for any details.  Thanks.
Bob
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All Degree Day 2009
372. All Degree Day 2009  (April 2009)
The Londo-Herron All Degree Day in Lapeer was a great success. A large turnout and lots of candidates! A good time was had by all.
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Bob K's All Degree Day album
373. Bob K's All Degree Day album  (April 2009)
Bob K sent his pictures from the All Degree Day to me. Thanks for sharing Bob! Enjoy.
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Youth All Degree Day
374. Youth All Degree Day  (March 2009)
Thanks to Bob K for sending the pictures from the youth all degree day.
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UNEP Speakoff
375. UNEP Speakoff  (March 2009)
Sixteen awesome students participated in a speak-off for a place in the 2009 United Nations Educational Pilgrimage for youth in Davison. 12 students were rewarded with a trip, even though all of them deserved it. Thanks to the Davison Odd Fellow Lodge for hosting the event.
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Monroe Jr Lodge & Theta Rho Installation
376. Monroe Jr Lodge & Theta Rho Installation  (January 25, 2009)
Kids, Kids, Kids - they filled the Monroe Lodge for the 2009 Theta Rho and Junior Lodge Installation. Thanks to Past Rebekah Assembly President Caroline Waterbury and Past Grand Master Edward Beckstein, along with Past GP & Dept Commander Joe Waterbury and Past Grand Matriarch & Past President LEA Sally Beckstein, Wolverine #34 and Floral City #2 enjoyed a great installation. Dinner included lots of home made spaghetti (all gone!), salad and toasted garlic bread, along with an ice cream sundae bar served by Sally Beckstein and Theta Rho President Katlyn Robidoux. Thanks to Lodge Members Julie Mathews, Randall Cupp, Harvey Hiller, and Cook / Advisor Liana Trombley for all their hard work.
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Lapeer All Degree Day
377. Lapeer All Degree Day  (January 2009)
11 new Odd Fellows were initiated into our Order on January 24. Lapeer hosted a great day with a total of 21 receiving degrees. Good fellowship, food and degree work added up to a great success. Thanks to all who worked to make it so.
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Crossroads pictures - See Lianna's below
378. Crossroads pictures - See Lianna's below  (Dec 2008)
A good time was had by all. Lots of fun and history and fellowship and ice and food and a great, great time.
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Crossroads Village
379. Crossroads Village  (Dec 14, 2008)
From Escanaba to PawPaw to Monroe to Jasper (and on and on) - Odd Fellows, Rebekahs, PM, LAPM, Encampment and LEA Members met for an afternoon and evening of fellowship and fun. Beginning with a skit in the old Odd Fellow Lodge Hall, we then toured the town, rode the carousel, visited the barber, petted the reindeer, slid on some ice (yes!), had a wonderful dinner, then rode the Christmas Train. THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO MADE THIS DAY POSSIBLE - GREAT EVENT!
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Odd Fellow and Rebekah Campout
380. Odd Fellow and Rebekah Campout  (August 2007)
Campout at our Odd Fellow and Rebekah Tall Oaks Camp
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2008 Canadian War Memorial
381. 2008 Canadian War Memorial  (2008)
Canadian War Memorial
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2008 I-A-R-A-Sessions
382. 2008 I-A-R-A-Sessions  (Aug 2008)
Photos by Carolyn Benson - Sorry it's so late in being posted.
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Santa's Workshop in Clare
383. Santa's Workshop in Clare  (Nov 2008)
------------- From Karen Allen -------------
Dave,
I'm sending some pictures that one of our members took at our Santa's Workshop Nov 15th here in Clare.  We had crafts for the kids to make, cookies to decorate, a gift bag from Santa, and Then they had lunch with Santa.  You may notice that I got to sit on Santa's lap also!
Karen
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Sue's Banquet
384. Sue's Banquet  (Nov 2008)
Rebekah Assembly President Sue Heron had a very nice banquet in Lawrence Michigan. Great food, entertainment and fellowship.
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Exchange of Regalia
385. Exchange of Regalia  (Oct 2008)
Pictures from the Rebekah Assembly from Mary D
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Chucks Banquet
386. Chucks Banquet  (Nov 2008)
Grand Master Chuck had a nice banquet hosted by Lapeer Odd Fellow Lodge. Great food, fellowship and Yoopers!
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more pictures
387. more pictures  (Oct 2008)
Last of Maty's fine photos!
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Installation
388. Installation  (OCt 2008)
Mary's pictures from installation night at Sessions.
Thanks again Mary!
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Marys album 1
389. Marys album 1  (OCt 2008)
Mary Dunn sent me these great people pics from Sessions! Thanks Mary!
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2008 Session
390. 2008 Session 
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Grand Lodge Tuesday
391. Grand Lodge Tuesday  (Oct 2008)
Tuesday at the Grand Lodge and Rebekah Assembly Sessions in Frankenmuth
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Grand Lodge Monday
392. Grand Lodge Monday  (Oct 2008)
Monday at Grand Lodge and Rebekah Assembly Sessions in Frankenmuth
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Grand Lodge Sunday
393. Grand Lodge Sunday  (Oct 2008)
Sunday at the Grand Lodge and Rebekah Assembly Sessions in Frankenmuth.
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Eastpointe Youth go to the Tigers.
394. Eastpointe Youth go to the Tigers.  (Oct 2008)
On September 22, Shamrock #4 Jr. Odd Fellows attended a free Tigers Baseball Game at Comerica Park.  Members, their friends, and adult chaperones numbered 15 in total.  Prior to the game, we grilled hot dogs at the Eastwood Lodge and also took in peanuts and beverages.  Transportation was via the Odd Fellows Bus.  A great time was enjoyed by all participants.  Complementary tickets were provided by the Detroit Tigers organization as part of the Commissioner's Initiative for Kids program.  Thanks you Tigers for your goodwill and support of our youth.
In F.L.&T.,
Bob Kowalski
Shamrock #4 Youth Advisor
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BBQ in Berkley
395. BBQ in Berkley  (Oct 2008)
Bar-B-Que Bill at the helm delivered delicious pork and chicken at an enjoyable social event in Berkley. Applications were handed out too!
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Museum Open House AP
396. Museum Open House AP  (Oct 2008)
Muesum after people came.
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Museum Open House BP
397. Museum Open House BP  (Oct 2008)
Pictures I took before people arrived for the museum open house.
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United Youth Group
398. United Youth Group  (Sep 2008)
A new United Youth Group was instituted in Maple Rapids!
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Grand Patriarch and Grand Matriarch banq
399. Grand Patriarch and Grand Matriarch banq  (Sep 2008)
GP George and GM Susan had a well attended, good eatins', enjoyable social banquet in Bay City. A good time was had by all (except for the poor guy who was eaten by a gator!)
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Golf Outing
400. Golf Outing  (Sep 2008)
Thanks to Bob K for theses pics, Bob wrote --- Eastwood Golf Outing held at Cracklewood on 8-23-08.  The weather was warm, but all enjoyed a good time and a great meal.  Plenty of raffle and door prizes were given out.  More importantly, monies generated go to support Care House of Mt. Clemens, a program for sexually abused children. --- Thanks Bob, it looks like it was a great day!
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OuR Camp in Ontario
401. OuR Camp in Ontario  (Sep 2008)
Pic from Brother Bob Schwalm who wrote:
Brothers & Sisters   Saturday September 13 was an Historic Day in Odd Fellowship.  We dedicated OuR million dollar Island "CAMP TRILLIUM, ODD FELLOWS & REBEKAH ISLAND" ( Camps for Children with Cancer) to Friendship and Love,  with over 400 Odd Fellows and Rebekahs in attendance  -- when have we had this many Members at a function other than Sessions in the past 25 years?. I have been a member for 25 years and have never seen it, at least not here in Ontario.
Attached are some photos of the event taken by Jack

Bob   PGM
Grand Treas. Ontario
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CoryandKatlynn
402. CoryandKatlynn  (Sep. 2008)
Grand Ruler Cory and Theta Rho President Katlynn had a nice banquet in Monroe. It was well attended and very enjoyable.
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Tropical Carnival
403. Tropical Carnival  (Sep. 2008)
Tropical Carnival in Clare. It was set up so cool, and I hear the kids had a blast. Most of them had gone by the time we arrived. But we had a good time!
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On the way to SGL
404. On the way to SGL  (August 2008)
Pictures sent to me from carolyn from Ark. THANKS! These are her picture on the way to SGL in Winnipeg.
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Carolyn's pics from SGL
405. Carolyn's pics from SGL  (Aug 2008)
Pictures sent from Carolyn of her time in Winnipeg - Thank You for sharing!
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Carolyn's trip back
406. Carolyn's trip back   (Aug 2008)
Carolyn's pictures after leaving SGL
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SGL last day
407. SGL last day  (August 2008)
A couple more pics from Winnipeg. The Fort Garry Hotel is a beautiful place. I wish I would have got some inside pics.
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Tropical Paradise Cafe Menu
408. Tropical Paradise Cafe Menu  (September 13, 2008)
Come to Clare and enjoy the Tropical Paradise Cafe!
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SGL Sunday opening
409. SGL Sunday opening  (August 2008)
Official opening of the SGL sessions in Winnipeg Manitoba.
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SGL Flag raising ceremony
410. SGL Flag raising ceremony  (August 2008)
SGL Flag ceremony.
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SGL Exploring
411. SGL Exploring  (August 2008)
Views from my room, walking about, the mall and St. Mary's church.
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Eastpoint Picnic
412. Eastpoint Picnic 
<------------ Pictures by Greg sent to me by Bob ------------->

Here are some of the pics I took at the Odd Fellows #496 and the Rebekahs #499 picnic this Saturday July 19th. We had a great time and I want to thank our Vice Grand Brian Barr for getting it all together. I want to thank the Rebekahs for taking care of the kids games and doing the 2 50/50's. Also to Pat for getting the horseshoe tournaments going. Another shout out to Don Torr who helped us get the 8 bikes that we raffled off to the kids. A great time was had by all. Greg Schornack NG
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Youth Sessions
413. Youth Sessions  (June 2008)
The Youth of Michigan had their sessions at the Odd Fellow and Rebekah Youth Camp in Baldwin.
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Harry Fenton's 80th Birthday Party
414. Harry Fenton's 80th Birthday Party 
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Grand Enc & GLEA Installation
415. Grand Enc & GLEA Installation 
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LAPM Installation
416. LAPM Installation  (May 2008)
The officers of the Department Association of Michigan, Ladies Auxiliary Patriarchs Militant were installed in Clare. The installation staff did a great job!
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Youth Bowling Event
417. Youth Bowling Event  (27 April 2008)
Monroe kids enjoyed an afternoon of bowling - Wolverine #34 Junior Odd Fellow Lodge and Floral City #2 Theta Rho Club. Advisors and Asst Advisors were present, along with some parents. ADVISOR TINA GIBSON DID A FANTASTIC JOB OF ORGANIZING THIS EVENT. THANKS, TINA!!!!!!!!!!!!
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GE/GLEA All-Degree Day in Berkley
418. GE/GLEA All-Degree Day in Berkley  (April 2008)
GP Eddie and GM Susan had their Degre Day in Berkley. One new Patriarch, and one new Matriarch had degrees conferred. Then a nice little snack (thanks for the pizza Bob!) and good social time was had by all who attended.
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District #10 - Jasper
419. District #10 - Jasper  (Sat, April 19, 2008)
PLAY BALL !!!! District #10 President Glenda Fenton and her Lodge hosted a great District Day.  Informal and lots of fun...............the crowd even did THE WAVE.
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Dahl Waterbury All Degree Day
420. Dahl Waterbury All Degree Day   (April 12 2008)
All Degree Day in Owosso was very nice.
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Baby Party for Phyllis
421. Baby Party for Phyllis   (April 2008)
Everyone who attended seemed to have a good time. Good food. Good humor. Good fellowship. All in all a good day honoring Sister Phyllis.
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Arts & Crafts Wish List for 2008
422. Arts & Crafts Wish List for 2008 
Just in time for District Visitations!

Do you have items you'd like to donate to the Camp Arts & Crafts projects? You may be surprised with the "creations" the kids will come up with, using unwanted items from your house.

Your SPRING CLEANING toss-outs may very well become part of one child's OBJECT D'ART !!!!

Please consider donating items or funds toward this Summer's Arts & Crafts program. Check the list for ideas. You may donate items at your Distrist Day or contact Liana Trombley at the Grand Lodge Office at 1-888-554-4411 toll free.
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St. Patricks day Parade and the Bus
423. St. Patricks day Parade and the Bus  (March 2008)
The Clare St. Patrick's Day parade and the Odd Felow bus.
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St. Thomas
424. St. Thomas  (March 2008)
Before the St. Thomas Rally on Good Friday, we toured the city hall. The dignitaries present signed the city register that has been signed by Royalty, top businessmen and celebrities.
We need to emphasize we are the INDEPENDENT, not International, Order of Odd Fellows!
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Initiatory Degree in Eastpointe
425. Initiatory Degree in Eastpointe  (March 2008)
7 new members had the degree conferred upon them in Eastpointe. The Eastpointe Odd Fellows do a great job with this degree. If you are an Odd Fellow and hear that they are doing the degree, go check it out! When it's done right, and done in a lodge room, it's such a enjoyable degree to watch.
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Youth Degree Day
426. Youth Degree Day  (March 2008)
The Michigan Youth had a very sucessful Degree Day in Lansing. A very enjoyable day!
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UNP Speakoff
427. UNP Speakoff  (March 2008)
14 very worthy young men and women participated in the State Speak Off in Lapeer. Lapeer did a fine hosting job, and 8 lucky individuals are on their way to a life altering trip! The United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth is one great program. We met a lot of parents/grandparent who now know about the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs because of it.
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Youth Installation in Monroe
428. Youth Installation in Monroe  (February 2008)
Officers for Monroe's Wolverine Jr. Lodge #34 and Floral City Theta Rho Club #2 were installed in fine fashion. The food was good, too. Thanks to the Waterburys and Becksteins for conducting the Dinner Installation.
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Baby Party for Sonny Bonsall
429. Baby Party for Sonny Bonsall  (23 Feb 2008)
Galaxy Lodge hosted the Baby Party for Gwynn "Sonny" Bonsall Saturday. The food was excellent and the Master of Ceremonies, PGM Tony Poma, outdid himself with jokes. What was that one about doing the twist on the skylight of the hotel lobby? (I think I have it a little mixed up....ha ha). Don't forget to read the next issue of News & Views for more details!
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Cadillac lodge
430. Cadillac lodge  (February 2008)
Pictures from Cadillac, Viola lOdd Fellow lodge #259
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Monroe Installation
431. Monroe Installation  (January 2008)
Installation of Officers held in Monroe. Thanks Jeannie for taking the photos!
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UN Pilgrimage for Youth
432. UN Pilgrimage for Youth 
Thanks to Ariel for the pictures. She takes some nice pictures! I had trouble not using all 692 pictures!
Hope you enjoy them.
Ariel is planning on being at the Berkley Ice Cream Social on August 28 to talk about her trip!
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All Degree Day in Lapeer
433. All Degree Day in Lapeer  (January 26, 2008)
A great day of conferring degrees and excellent food in Lapeer. 11 got Inititatory Degrees and more received the others.
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Hawaii
434. Hawaii 
Here are some sightseeing pictures from the cruise that Betty Blair organized. Her friend Millie took these picures. Betty is working on getting me some of hers.
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Eastpointe Christmas
435. Eastpointe Christmas  (December 2007)
Eastpointe lodge #496 raised $6,600 for clothing and holiday gifts for 48 families! Great Job!
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Monroe Christmas party
436. Monroe Christmas party  (December 2007)
Monroe Odd Fellows and Bingo workes gathered to party. The weather kept some away, but those that made it enjoyed it. We raised money too!
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Jackson Christmas 2007
437. Jackson Christmas 2007  (December 2007)
A nice brunch followed by carols and gifts for our residents at the Home. A good day!
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More work at the Museum
438. More work at the Museum  (November 2007)
Museum Board members and others came to the museum to work. I got busy and I forgot to take pictures until most had left! Thanks to all who came.
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Crafts in Monroe - Membership Project
439. Crafts in Monroe - Membership Project  (November 2007)
Linda Fogelsonger put on a class and showed us how to turn a paint can into a work of art. Some good art, then there's mine! Dave ~~~ Monroe garnered 3 prospective new members (Donna, Lynette & Barb), with a 4th member (Susan) already on track to becoming our next new member !
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Youth Halloween Party in Monroe
440. Youth Halloween Party in Monroe  (Oct 2007)
Youth and not so young gathered and partied in Monroe.
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Joint Bqt
441. Joint Bqt  (Oct 27, 2007)
RAP Caroline Waterbury & GM Ed Dahl's Banquet
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All Degree Day in Eastpointe
442. All Degree Day in Eastpointe  (October 2007)
Eastwood IOOF Lodge #496 hosted an all-degree day on October 20. Four Odd Fellows received the Initiatory Degree and 10 received the rest of the degrees.
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After Bingo in Frankenmuth
443. After Bingo in Frankenmuth  (October 2007)
Having some fun in Frankenmuth before sessions begin.
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Incoming Officers 2007-2008
444. Incoming Officers 2007-2008  (16 Oct 2007)
Incoming Officers and a few of the Committee Members.
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Rest of my pics
445. Rest of my pics  (Oct 2007)
The rest of the week...
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Bingo in Tuscola
446. Bingo in Tuscola  (October 2007)
A lot of us from Monroe and other lodges crashed the Tuscola Bingo Saturday night!
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Membership Banquet
447. Membership Banquet  (15 October 2007)
Membership Banquet - Awards - Ticket Drawings - Entertainment
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Museum dedication
448. Museum dedication  (September 2007)
We dedicated our new permanent museum in Litchfield on September 22.
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Combo Mustering and Stamping class
449. Combo Mustering and Stamping class  (September 2007)
Combination Stamping class and PM Mustering ceremony in Monroe. Three new Chevaliers were mustered into the Patriarchs Militant branch in Monroe.
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Museum working meeting
450. Museum working meeting  (Sept 2007)
Some members of the Museum Board, or Committee, met in Litchfield and started getting the museum in shape.
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Bill's pictures
451. Bill's pictures  (August 2007)
Pictures from SGL Sessions in Denver sent in by Bill W.
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Brother Virgil gets 60 year jewel
452. Brother Virgil gets 60 year jewel  (August 2007)
Brother Virgil from Monroe Lodge #19 IOOF received his 60 year jewel from Grand Master Tony at Monroe's 160th anniversary party.
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Links to videos from SGL Sessions
453. Links to videos from SGL Sessions  (August 2007)
Here are links to the videos I took in Denver. (Updated without notice from Aug 17-25, 2007)
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Denver mountain tour
454. Denver mountain tour  (August 2007)
Mountain parks bus tour
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Denver Fun Night
455. Denver Fun Night  (August 2007)
Western fun night. Silent auction and a great feast and dancing.
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Denver opening ceremony
456. Denver opening ceremony  (August 2007)
Sunday evening bringing in the flags
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Sunday in Denver
457. Sunday in Denver  (August 2007)
Sightseeing around the Hotel, and the Flag ceremony.
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Youth talent show
458. Youth talent show  (August 2007)
SGL Sessions Youth Talent Night
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Denver saturday 18th
459. Denver saturday 18th  (August 18)
Saturday morning in Denver. Continue to meet and greet Brothers and Sisters from around the world. Browse information booths, register and buy stuff!
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Denver night 1
460. Denver night 1  (August 2007)
Our first night in Denver. The youth had a dance.
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Denver SGL Sessions 2007 Day 1
461. Denver SGL Sessions 2007 Day 1  (August 2007)
Sessions in Denver Colorado
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Work at the mueum
462. Work at the mueum  (august 2007)
The museum is coming along...
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Grand Ruler's banquet
463. Grand Ruler's banquet  (August 2007)
Banquet honoring Grand Ruler Jeff in Eastpointe
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Kids' Christmas Party
464. Kids' Christmas Party  (Dec 7, 2008)
Monroe Lodge - Junior Lodge & Theta Rho kids had a great time at a pizza party held in honor of Santa Claus. Grand Ruler Cory Martin & Theta Rho Assembly President Katlynn Robidoux headed up the group!
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