|Brothers and sisters. I am sure that you have by now seen and heard of the tremendous lost by our Brother and Past Grand Master Tom Johnson of Kearsarge Lodge #23. On Tuesday night around midnight of July 24, 2018, a fire broke out in Brother Tom’s house. Brother Tom was able to escape but sadly his wife Beverley was not so fortunate and perished. It is with a great sense of loss that we remember all that Brother Tom and his wife Beverly have done for the order and we would like to ask that all of our brothers and sisters remember and keep the Johnson family in their hearts and Prayers. There is no word of final arrangements at this time. There has been a fire fund established at the Merrimack County savings bank in Contoocook for the Johnsons. Donation can be made by contacting the bank.|
Final arrangements for Beverly Johnson beloved wife of Past Grand Master Thomas Johnson, Jr are as follows: Calling hours will be Friday, August 10, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home, 19 Hall Ave, Henniker. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 11, 20-18 at 2:00 p.m. at the Contoocook Village Cemetery with a gathering of friends and family immediately following at the American Legion Post #81 on Boundtree Road, Contoocook.
| To All Odd Fellows Lodges:|
Please be advised that on Saturday, July 14, 2018. An Odd Fellows Degree Rally will be held at Sullivan Lodge #12 52 Maple Ave. Claremont NH 03743.
There will be a coffee/social hour from 9 Am until 10 AM and then the degree work will begin.
A luncheon will be served.
Dress Code Business Casual dress required.
For Meal planning purposes an RSVP is requested a Week in advance to Grand Lodge at 603-224-0121
Osgood Lodge #48 is having a membership cookout on June 21, 2018, @ 6 pm
Please RSVP the lodge if you are going
Kevin R. Taylor, PGM
Grand Lodge of NH, I.O.O.F.
|Brothers and Sisters,|
Below you will find the new Grand Lodge of New Hampshire IOOF Nondiscrimination policy. This new policy has been adopted by the Sovereign Grand Lodge in August of 2017 and has been Adopted by the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire as of November 2017. This policy will replace and supersede any previous policies of this type.
I will leave the policy posted here for a period of 30 to 60 days after which it will be moved to the section entitled public forms. Please feel free to copy this if you did not receive one in the mail.
| Non-Discrimination Policy|
The Grand Lodge of New Hampshire of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F) will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of disability, age (other than that of minimum to join the Order, lodge, club or group), ethnicity, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or other social identity. The Grand Lodge of New Hampshire I.O.O.F. will make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, or procedures when such modifications are necessary to afford its service and facilities to individuals with disabilities unless the modifications would fundamentally alter the nature of its services. The Grand Lodge of New Hampshire I.O.O.F will not exclude any individual based on disability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or other social identity from the full and equal enjoyment of its services and facilities, unless the individual poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others, or him/herself, that cannot be eliminated by a modification of policies, practices, or procedures or by the provision of auxiliary aids or services. The Grand Lodge of New Hampshire I.O.O.F will not exclude any individual from the full and equal enjoyment of its services and facilities because of the individual’s association with s person of disability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or other social identity.
This was adopted by the Grand Lodge of NH Executive Committee on November 6, 2017, and Adopted by Sovereign Grand Lodge August 2017