November 21, 2010

DUMAGUETE CITY, PHILIPPINES - Sovereign Grand Master George Glover III and Past Sovereign Grand Master Paul Cuminale of the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows visited the City to turn-over the charter of Odd Fellows, Kapatirang Watchdog Lodge no.1, Dumaguete Encampment no.1 and Canton Negros Oriental no.1.

At around 6:00pm, a program was held at C&L Suites Inn function hall. Inspiring thoughts, intermission numbers and a fellowship dinner was prepared along with the turn-over of the charters. Brother Kahlil Reu Reyes, as Noble Grand, received the charter of Watchdog Lodge no.1. Brother Anatoly Karpov Buss, as Chief Patriarch of Encampment, was the one to receive the charter for Dumaguete Encampment no.1. On the other hand, Louie Blake Sarmiento, as department Captain, received the charter of Canton Dumaguete no.1.

An award was also given by SGM Glover III to members of Odd Fellows Philippines in general, for their enthusiasm and dedication to the fraternity. PSGM Paul Cuminale, on the other hand, awarded Brother Louie Blake Sarmiento, Past Grand of the Lodge, the 'Heart of the Order Working Together Award' for his extra efforts to promote the fraternity. Brother Paul Cuminale adjourned by saying "I would like to come back and visit the Philippines every year and watch it keep on growing and growing..."

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