** Upcoming Special Events **

I would like to extend to you, your lodge members and escorts a very cordial invitation to the Twenty Second Annual Arthritis Charity Spring Ball, sponsored by the Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekah Assembly.  This year, the Arthritis Ball will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at the Manor Restaurant, 42 West Boylston Street (Rt. 12), West Boylston, MA. 01583. 

The Ball will commence with a social hour and Silent Auction at 6:00pm followed by dinner at 7:00pm.  Immediately after dinner, all proceeds from this major fund-raiser will be presented to Mr. Michael P. Moriarty, Chairman of the New England Region Board of Trustees.


Tickets for the Ball are $50.00 each and tables of 8 & 10 are available upon request; advertisements in the Arthritis Program Book are as follows: full page $200.00, 1/2 page $100.00, quarter page $50.00 and business cards $25.00.  Every purchase helps fund research and the development of a cure for this debilitating disease that strikes people of all ages and affects over thirty-seven million Americans. All donations are tax deductible.

Our guest speaker for this evening is Mr. Michael V. Ortman, Chairman of the Board of the National Arthritis Foundation.

The Community Leadership Award will be awarded to Mr. Christopher P. Provo, RFC, CRPC, President, CEO, Provo Financial Services, Inc.

The Community Service Award will be awarded to the City of Worcester Quality of Life Team.

The Arthritis Platinum Award will be awarded to Mr. Peter Vican, Chair of the New England Region Nominating Committee and Audit Committee of the N. E. Region.

The Odd Fellowship Award will be awarded to Mr. Donald G. Rogers, PG, Grand Conductor of the Grand Lodge, and a member of Quascacunquen Lodge No. 39.

A Corporate Sponsorship of $1,500.00 entitles sponsors to publicity on all media promotions: radio, television, newspapers, and a full page ad in the program book as well as dinner tickets for a table of eight.

 If you are unable to attend this event and would still like to make a contribution to this extremely important cause, or to donate a Silent Auction item, all donations are extremely appreciated and all donations are tax-deductible.  Please contact: Nancy Cyr, at The Grand Lodge, 104 Randolph Rd, Worcester, MA 01606 (508) 852-7702 or email Ncyr@oddfellowshome.com for tickets and other ways to contribute. Please visit our web site at www.massioof.org.

All checks are to be made payable to the Arthritis Committee.  Please respond with ads and ticket requests by December 5, 2016.



Clarence Plant, CPPM, CF
Chairman Arthritis Committee
Trustee Arthritis Foundation New England Region





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