"Odd Fellows make a pledge to 'visit the sick, relieve the distressed, bury the dead and educate the orphan' when they join the Order."
(from the Massachusetts Grand Lodge Website)
Our Founder, Thomas Wildey, built this order (which we date from April 26, 1819) upon the principles of
Friendship, Love and Truth
and this year we combined the night when we honor him and our founding with our Grand Master's night
where we honor our current Grand Master and invite some of his board to join us as we
celebrate those principle of Friendship, Love in Truth inculcated in thier lives.
Below are some images telling of the grand night we had. Visiting with our officers at the Cavalier Resturant were
Grand Master, Neville J. Richen, PG; Deputy Grand Master, Gerard Gilmore Jr, PG; Grand Warden, Craig Cellettie, PG
Grand Secretary, Clarence Plant, PGM; Grand Instructor, Samuel C. White, PGM; and District Deputy Grand Master, Ray LaBorde, PGM
Enjoyable and inspiring comments were heard from the Grand Officers and a presentation of a gift to the
Greater Springfield Relay for Life by our Treasuer, Bob Maurice, to our Chaplain, Charles Knight who is
a member of the STCC Stompers team in this event to help knock out cancer as a threat in our lifetime.
Below are some candid images of that happy evening. Clicking on thumbnail will bring up a bigger image.
Lodge Officers Present were, Noble Grand, Luis Agudelo; Vice Grand, Stephen Wine; Right Supporter VG, David Lajeunesse, PG;
Secretary, Wes Browning, PG; Treasurer, Robert Maurice, PG; Chaplain, Charles Knight; Warden, Kevin Butler, .
See our vounteer page where we tell of how our Friendship bonds are used to help
the needy and hungry during the holidays and all year long as we assist
the Loaves and Fishes Kitchen which provides two meals a day every day .