|Brothers and Sisters,|
It with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Brother Carroll B. Leone, Dean of the Past Grand Masters of the State of New Hampshire who took his last degree and was admitted to the Celestial Lodge above on February 4, 2018.
SERVICES: Family and friends may visit Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 2-4 p.m., at the American Legion Hall Post # 7, 94 Eastern Ave., Rochester, N.H. A Celebration of life will follow at 4 p.m., at the Legion. Burial will be in New Cold Spring Cemetery, East Rochester, N.H., in the spring.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Presidential Oaks, 200 Pleasant St., Concord, NH 03301-2599, Presidential Oaks.org or the Rochester Grange Scholarship Fund, c/o Dan Bascom, 123 Franklin St., Rochester, NH 03867.
He will be greatly missed by our order. Please keep our brother and his family in your hearts and prayers during the difficult time.
| To All Lodges,|
I have just received word from the Grand Lodge that the degree day scheduled for February 10, 2018, at Jefferson hall has been canceled.
|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