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2022 Arthritis Golf Fundraiser

2022 Arthritis Golf Fundraiser

The Orrin J. Eaton Arthritis Golf Tournament was held on Monday, August 24, 2020 at Quail Hollow Golf & Country Club, 1822 Old Turnpike Rd., in Oakham, MA  01068.  The Odd Fellows of Massachusetts have been supporting the Mass Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation in this annual event since 1988. This year we had 6 teams of 4 golfers each and were able to raise a total amount of $5,849.00. Arthritis is a general term used for conditions that cause…

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Memorial Shovel Donated to Franklin Historical Museum

Memorial Shovel Donated to Franklin Historical Museum

On July 9, 2022, members of William F. Ray Lodge #71 of the Franklin Odd Fellows fraternal organization located at 330 West Central St., Franklin presented a gift of a commemorative shovel that was used in the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Franklin High School on September 12, 2012. The story of how the shovel came into the possession of the Odd Fellows is an interesting one. There were 10 shovels used in the ceremony in the September 12th groundbreaking…

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Odd Fellows Trivia Tournament a Rousing Success!

Odd Fellows Trivia Tournament a Rousing Success!

On August 1, 2021, members of the Franklin Odd Fellows held a fundraiser Trivia Tournament at the Bellingham Sportsman’s Club at 360 Lake St., Bellingham, MA 02019. Five teams participated in the fun-filled event and all expressed interest in participating the next time around. The host lodge that entered a team was William F. Ray Lodge #71 from Franklin that was raising funds for various Odd Fellow charities. The host facility of the Sportsman’s Club entered a team and was…

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Trivia Extravaganza Hosted by the Odd Fellows of Franklin

Trivia Extravaganza Hosted by the Odd Fellows of Franklin

Sunday, August 1st2pm – 4pmBellingham Sportsman Club360 Lake Street, Bellingham The event will consist of teams of up to ten players with a registration cost of just $10 per person and $15 at the door.  Team pre-registration and pre-payment is strongly encouraged. For more information, read our event press release.

29th Annual Orrin J. Eaton Golf Tournament

29th Annual Orrin J. Eaton Golf Tournament

On Monday, August 24, 2020 the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts hosted the 29th Annual Orrin J. Eaton Golf Tournament in support of the Massachusetts Arthritis Foundation.  Lodge member Dave Labonte, shown on the far right, was on the original golf tournament committee in 1992 with Wm. F. Ray Noble Grand, John Russ and three other members of the Jurisdiction.  Brother Dave has participated in every Arthritis Foundation golf tournament since and, although his golf game hasn’t improved much over the…

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1st Annual Franklin Odd Fellows Yard Sale

1st Annual Franklin Odd Fellows Yard Sale

1st Annual Franklin Odd Fellows Yard Sale William F Ray Lodge #71 330 West Central Street, Franklin Saturday, September 5th, 8am – 4pm Rain Date: Sunday September 6th The members of William F Ray Lodge #71 invite the community to our first annual yard sale to be held at the lodge property in Franklin. Stop by and browse through various items donated by our members. If you like to know more about the Odd Fellows, our lodge brothers and sisters…

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Speaker’s Forum Series: The Internet – Taming Technology

Speaker’s Forum Series: The Internet – Taming Technology

Wednesday, March 18th @ 6:30pmFranklin Public Library118 Main Street The Franklin Odd Fellows are excited to continue our informative community forums. On March 18th join us as we welcome Kevin Martin of NerdsToGo speak on how to explore and stay safe on the internet. Our reliance on technology and the internet can sometimes outpace our ability to fully grasp it’s dangers and potential. Kevin brings decades of expertise to the table in helping the community navigate this overwhelming landscape. As…

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