Events

Winter Cornhole Tournament

Winter Cornhole Tournament

We’re bringing the fun indoors in the throes of winter. Our Cornhole Tournament in June was so successful we decided not to wait until next June to do it again. Our winter tournament will be held in the comfort of climate controlled Downtown Sports in Franklin. Download the event flyer for more information. Winter Corn Hole Tournament Flyer

1st Annual Cornhole Tournament Results

1st Annual Cornhole Tournament Results

On June 23, 2018, William F. Ray Lodge hosted our first annual Cornhole tournament. The forecasted rain held off as brothers, sisters, friends and family took part in some friendly and sometimes intense competition. Members from Reliance Lodge, Walpole and Herman Dexter, Dedham were also in attendance and allowed us to field 6 teams of two. While the double elimination style competition was taking place using our custom crafted boards and bean bags, members of William F. Ray grilled up…

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The 4th Annual Odd Fellows Home Golf Tournament

The 4th Annual Odd Fellows Home Golf Tournament

Save the date for the 4th Annual Odd Fellows Home Golf Tournament coming September 10th, 2018. The event is hosted by the Board of Directors of the Odd Fellows Home at the Green Hill Municipal Golf Course in Worcester, MA. If you are interested in participating, sponsoring or donating to the event, please download the information/registration form.

Cornhole Tournament

Cornhole Tournament

William F. Ray Lodge #71 (at 330 West Central St. in Franklin, MA 02038) will be putting on a fundraiser “Cornhole Tournament” at the lodge property at 2 PM on June 23rd.  The object of the fundraiser will be to raise funds for Odd Fellows Charitable Donations for our lodge for this coming year. Up to (4) two person teams will be able to compete at the same time in a “Double Elimination” style tournament.  The cost for each person…

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Profile of a Grand Lodge Officer: Clarence Plant

Profile of a Grand Lodge Officer: Clarence Plant

The Worcester Telegram published an article about Grand Lodge Officer Clarence Plant. The following is the article, in it’s entirety, as written by Paula J. Owen and published in the Worcester Telegram on March 18th, 2018. WORCESTER – Vietnam veteran Clarence Plant grew up in the South in the 1940s and 1950s at a time when whites and blacks were separate and never equal, he said, and joined the U.S. Army after fleeing from likely persecution, and possibly getting murdered,…

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Herman Dexter Lodge Participates in Haiti Fundraiser Event at Granite Links

Herman Dexter Lodge Participates in Haiti Fundraiser Event at Granite Links

On March 1, 2018, members of the IOOF, Herman Dexter Lodge # 133 of Dedham were in attendance at the Annual Saint Rock Haiti Foundation.  The St. Rock Haiti Foundation is a wonderful organization who’s mission blends very well with the core tenets of the Odd Fellows.  The Haiti Foundation Mission is to provide quality primary health care, to help children and young adults access valuable educational opportunities, to institute community outreach programs that support economic sustainability, to invest in…

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Chili Cook Off

Chili Cook Off

William F. Ray Lodge #71 of Franklin has been invited by Montgomery Masonic Lodge of Milford to a Chili Cook Off at their lodge at 158 Main St. in Milford at 6:00 PM on May 3, 2018.  Requested donation of $5 at the door to go toward a cash prize to be awarded to the best chili cook’s favorite charity.  This is a social night for our lodge members and it will take the place of our May 2, 2018…

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Odd Fellows Speaker Series: William P. O’Donnell

Odd Fellows Speaker Series: William P. O’Donnell

The Franklin Independent Order of Odd Fellows continues their speaker series this March with Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell. The program will review the history of the Registry and modernization of the of Norfolk Counties real estate records. Members of the Register’s staff will be onsite to assist in the following Registry services: Massachusetts Homestead Act information Provide status of  mortgage discharge Print a copy of your deed Provide demonstration of the Registry’s Online Land Records Database For more information…

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