Good morning all, as always I begin this post by apologizing for being away so long ! Covid is still with us of course, and we are learning to live with it. Spring has sprung and everything is growing like crazy. And so life goes on. This month's pancake breakfast was dedicated to members Jim… Continue reading Happy Spring !
So this morning I asked our Treasurer, Darla Badger, if she could give us a ball park figure on how much money we have put into the community this year...she did.. and we were all speechless. You ready ? $13,918.46 Seriously y'all. That's Thirteen Thousand Nine Hundred Eighteen Dollars and Forty Six Cents. For car… Continue reading Reflecting On Being Odd
I am proud to recognize our Jefferson Odd Fellow Lodge #38 as one of the participating agencies that attended the Ashe Substance Misuse Coalition Strategic Planning Session this past Thursday and Friday. Ashe Memorial Hospital coordinated a most productive planning session with many key members of our community. Attendees ranged from health care specialists, social… Continue reading Odd Fellows Linking with Community: Compassion, Hope and Understanding on the Horizon For Ashe!
Ok guys, so I’m going to brag on us a little bit, so bear with me here! I have a lot on my heart as an Odd Fellow today, having just returned from the meeting of the Grand Lodge of the Jurisdiction of North Carolina at Myrtle Beach this past weekend. My spirit as an… Continue reading What It Means To Be An Odd Fellow: In Friendship, Love and Truth!
Another slammin' post from The Heart In Hand Blog.. I think our Lodge has this covered ❤️ via Odd Fellowship, Humanitarianism, PREACH IT!!
Great article from Heart In Hand! via How AMC Installed a Lodge in Every TV in America, & We Missed It -by Ryan Sumner
This winter has been hard on many of our Ashe County folks, as always it seems the elderly and disabled are the hardest hit.. although young families are also feeling the added financial pressure of this cold, wet winter. Heating fuel, car repairs, electric bills.. we've helped so many people who were in a pinch… Continue reading Odd Thoughts &Warm Hearts
Happy Thomas Wildey Day! This is the day Odd Fellows celebrate the man who obtained the first Odd Fellows charter in the United States. The Heart In Hand blog did a great article about him today! Check it out here: Via Thomas Wildey’s Life and Love of Odd Fellowship And while you're there, follow their… Continue reading Thomas Wildey’s Life and Love of Odd Fellowship
Great blog post from Heart in Hand, The Modern Odd Fellows Guide. via Beware of Do Nothings, “Nice Guys”, and other Low Hanging Fruit
The Jefferson Lodge is heading into 2019 with a bang! Our Emergency Food Stash is off to a rousing start, thanks to your generous donations. We got a call from a reporter with one of the local papers today. The reporter, Vicki Randolph, said when her editor gave her the assignment, she was proud to… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions For Odd People