Calendar of Events for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, PA Grand Lodge.

May 2019

May 3-5
Pilgrimage to the Tomb of the Unknowns
Arlington, VA+

May 11
Lewisburg Lodge #96
175th Anniversary

June 2019

June 1
Grand Encampment Rally

June 22
Jt Youth & Planning Board Meeting
Red Lion

June 22-26
Unified Session

September 2019

September 21
Knobel's Fun Day
Elysburg, PA +*
Note: On the second Sunday of each month, at 1:00PM, year round, Centre Lodge #153 of Bellefonte is still conducting their Music Jams!

All Lodges are reminded when planning an activity,
if you would like your state officer's support please
contact the Planning Board Secretary:

Mary Giebel
PO Box 49 Cassville, PA 16623
Call: 814-305-2011
* Denotes Furnished By Planning Board
+ Denotes Details To follow



Saturday, June 22nd through Wednesday, June 26th 2019

To All Odd Fellow & Rebekah Lodges, Encampments, Cantons, & Ladies Auxiliaries of Pennsylvania.
The 48th Unified Session of all Branches of our Order in Pennsylvania will be held at the Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg East, 4 7 51 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111 from Saturday, June 22nd through Wednesday, June 26th 2019, inclusive.



Room Reservations: Reservations must be made directly with the hotel. The nightly room rate is $99.00 plus tax. Telephone number is 717-939-7841. Deadline for room reservations is June 7, 2019. When making your Room Reservation make sure that you tell them you are with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. A lunch buffet will be available Saturday through Wednesday at a cost of $9.00 plus tax, plus gratuity. Pre-registration is $10.00 per person.
Send all registrations by June 1, 2019 to:
Cynthia Shollenberger, 205
Ulrich Lane, Leesport
PA 19533

Banquet: The Banquet for all Branches will be held Sunday, June 23, 2019. The cost per person will be $30.00. Choice of Dinner Entrees will be Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast with Champagne Cream Sauce or Sliced London Broil with Mushroom Sauce.
Send reservations with remittance to:
Anna Smith, 203
S. Academy
Boalsburg, PA 16827
Telephone (814) 466-6348

2019 Program Booklet: Please print or type all ads and booster names.
Send with remittance to:
Thomas J. McHugh
PO Box 594
Pittston, PA 18640

For more information Download Information Packet (PDF)

Eighty-sixth I.0.0.F. Pilgrimage to the Tomb of the Unknowns
May 3-5, 2019, Arlington, Virginia

Greetings to all members, families and friends of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. You are cordially invited to attend the Eighty-sixth Annual Independent Order of Odd Fellows Pilgrimage to the Tomb of the Unknowns. Members of all units of the Order are encouraged to participate. The Pilgrimage Committee is pleased to provide the following information about this annual event.

The 2019 Pilgrimage will take place on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Arlington National Cemetery. The memorial services will begin at noon followed by the wreath laying ceremonies at the Tomb immediately after the 1:00 p.m. changing of the guard. Piease note the dates and times the program wiii be heid this year. The Pilgrimage address at the Tomb will be delivered by the Honorable Douglas E. Pittman, Sovereign Grand Master.

To learn more about our annual Pilgrimage to the Tomb of the Unknowns Click Here
Download More Information (PDF)

Middle Atlantic States Conclave of West Virginia I.O.O.F
200 Years of Worldwide Friendship

Links to a Better Future
March 22-23, 2019

West Virginia welcomes you to join us in celebration of 200 years of Worldwide Friendship at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic States Conclave.

A fun-filled weekend of renewing old, and making new friendships has been planned for the weekend of March 22-23, 2019. This event will be held at the Isaac Jackson Hotel, located at 830 Harrison Avenue, Elkins, WV.

To book your reservation at this rate call 1-(304)-636-1400 or 1-(855)-229-9109 or 1-(800) 624-8300, and tell them you will be attending the Mid-Atlantic States Conclave.

• Room rates are $119.01 including tax.
• All reservations should be made no later than February 22, 2019 for this rate.

Looking forward to seeing you in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia!

Conclave Information:
Please find the enclosed forms for boosters, ads, and meal preference.
All checks should be made payable to the I.0.0.F. WV Mid-Atlantic States Conclave.

Download Forms (PDF)

Please send checks to:
Mary Bess

44 Orchard Dr.
Elkview, WV 25071-9522

Please feel free to contact any of our West Virginia Mid-Atlantic States Conclave committee
members if you have any questions.
• W. Larry Ferguson (304) 678-6956
• Wanda F. Ashcraft (304) 592-2015
• Dorothy Sandy (304) 641-9473
• Mary Bess (304) 965-3192

Odd Fellows and Rebekahs
Association of Western Pennsylvania

Graduate Scholarship Awards
Offering Two - $3,000 Graduate Scholarship Awards

(PLEASE NOTE: These Scholarship Awards are for Western Lodges only.)

The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Association of Western Pennsylvania offers two different Scholarship Awards during the year. (These are not to be confused with the Pennsylvania Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship Fund.)

The scholarships being offered are as follows:

1. The Undergraduate Scholarship
a. Offered to four (4) students in the amount of $3000 each.
b. Applicant must be attending full-time an accredited college/univ.
c. Application period usually runs from April thru June.

2. The Graduate Scholarship

a. Offered to two (2) students in the amount of $3000 each.
b. Applicant must be a college graduate continuing his/her education or enrolled in a degree program requiring more than four years to complete.
c. Application period usually runs from September thru November.

The above scholarships have been brought into existence to benefit present and hopefully, future members of the Order. The objective of each is to assist any deserving applicant in securing a Music Education Degree, Teaching Degree, or a Health Related Field Degree above the high school/ college level.

PLEASE NOTE: One of the requirements for both Scholarships is that the applicant or a living family member must be a member of the I.0.0.F. or Rebekahs of Western Pennsylvania.

Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Association of Western Pennsylvania
Grad Scholarship Guidelines
Download Guidelines (PDF)

Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Association of Western Pennsylvania
Grad Scholarship Application
Download Application (PDF)

Please mail completed application and enclosures to:
Mr. Robert Grant

Graduate Scholarship Award Chairman
40 Cypress Way
Charleroi, PA 15022-3331

Quick Note:
The Pennsylvania Odd Fellow and Rebekah Magazine
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In an effort to save money for the magazine, if you would like to receive this magazine via email instead of hard copy, please email the Grand Lodge at with your name and Lodge and this will be done accordingly.

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