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

March  2020

March 27th-29th
Mid-Atlantic States Conclave
Corning, NY

May 2020

May 3rd
Tomb of the Unknowns
Arlington, VA+

June  2020

June 20th-24th
49th Unified Session
Red Lion Harrisburg+

October 2020

October 2nd & 3rd
Mt. Hor #736
150th Annivsary+

October 17th
PGM D. Whitlinger Testimonial
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 Grand Lodge:

Grand Lodge
1001 West Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, Pennsylvania 17057
Call: 717-944-7419
* Denotes Furnished By Planning Board
+ Denotes Details To follow


Eighty-Seventh I.O.O.F.
Pilgrimage to the Tomb of the Unknowns
May 1-3, 2020, Arlington, Virginia

Greetings to all members, families and friends of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. You are cordially invited to attend the Eighty-seventh 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 2020 Pilgrimage will take place on Sunday, May 3, 2020 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. Please note the dates and times the program will be held this year. The Pilgrimage address at the Tomb will be delivered by the Honorable E. Wesley Nelson, Sovereign Grand Master.

We encourage you to publicize this special annual event in your I.O.O.F. community. The contact information for the various events is listed on the reverse of this page or on the attached forms. We look forward to seeing you May 1-3, 2020 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Learn more about the Pilgrimage below.

Pilgrimage to the Tomb of the Unknowns
Announcement Letter & General Information.

Hotel Information

Pilgrimage Preregistration Form

In Friendship, Love, and Truth
Chuck Renninger and Chris Clow General Co-Chairmen
Jennie Sue Pearson Co-Chair Emeritus

Middle Atlantic States Conclave 1.0.0.F - New York 2020
March 27 - 29, 2020 ~ Corning, New York
"Working Together Fraternally, Building the Future of I.0.0.F."

The I.O.O.F. Jurisdiction of New York cordially invites you to the 2020 annual Middle Atlantic States Conclave where we will begin "working together fraternally, building the future of I.O.O.F". New York, known for New York City and towering Niagara Falls, the Empire State Building, Times Square and Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Statue of Liberty. and the home of many inventions, including toilet paper, chewing gum, marshmallows, Jell-O, French's Mustard, baby shoes, gold teeth, mail chutes, and bloomers. The Finger Lakes region has a history of innovators and world-changers, visionaries, inventors, scientists, and people who simply would not take 'no' for an answer. What better place to plot new initiatives for the future of the I.O.O.F.

The fun-filled weekend of friendships, Middle Atlantic Conclave 2020, will be held March 27 - 29, 2020 at the Radisson Corning, located at 125 Denison Parkway East, Corning, New York. All rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, coffee station, ironing board and hair dryer. Microwave is available upon request.

Hotel Information
Radisson Corning, NY :

• Average nightly_room, including tax, for a double will be $133.28; triple room will be $144.48; and quad room rate will be $155.68.
• All reservations must be made by February 24, 2020.

Reservations are to be made directly with the hotel by calling 607-792-5000 and request "The Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs" group block. You can also make online reservations at:

Conclave 2020 Pack Download form(s)
Forms for reservations, meals, ads and entertainment participation.

Please make all checks payable to
I.0.0.F. NY MidAtlantic States Conclave
Deadline for all reservations is March 10, 2020.

Should you have any questions, please contact:
Oradell Banker

We are looking forward to "Working Together Fraternally, Building Our Future", and continuing the I.O.O.F. journey with friends into the next decade. The NY Mid-Atlantic Conclave Committee.


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 was 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.

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
Graduate Scholarship Awards Information
Download Guidelines (PDF)

Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Association of Western Pennsylvania
Graduate Scholarship Award Rules
Download Application (PDF)

Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Association of Western Pennsylvania
Graduate Scholarship Award 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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Published Monthly in the City of Middletown, PA

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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Middletown, PA 17057