"St. Louis Lodge No. 5"
INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS
FRIENDSHIP  LOVE AND TRUTH
AROUND THE LODGE ROOM
ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 BROTHER ERNEST RODGERS WILL BE CELEBRATING HIS 97TH BIRTHDAY
CONGRATULATIONS TO BROTHER FRANCIS X. LAVAR ON BEING ELECTED NOBLE GRAND FOR 2020.
ALSO, CONGRATULATIONS TO BROTHER THOMAS J. MOSER WHO WAS ELECTED AS VICE GRAND FOR 2020.

BROTHER C. RAY WHITE RETAINS THE OFFICE OF GRAND LODGE REPRESENTATIVE AND WAS ELECTED TRUSTEE
OF ST. LOUIS LODGE NO. 5.  HE ALSO RETAINS THE OFFICE OF EDITOR OF THE LINK-N-LINES.

IT IS WITH A BIT OF SADNESS THAT WE SEE BROTHER CRAIG A. SKINNER WHO WAS LODGE NO. 5 TRUSTEE
AND PRESIDENT OF THE ODD FELLOWS HALL COMPANY, DEPART.  AS HE IS NO LONGER A TRUSTEE, HIS OFFICE OF
PRESIDENT IS FORFEITED.  THE HALL COMPANY WILL SURELY MISS HIS DEPARTURE, HE WAS A TRUSTEE FOR
ALMOST 10 YEARS AND PRESIDENT FOR FIVE YEARS.  THIS WAS HIS DECISION.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T KNOW AND SHOULD KNOW, THE ODD FELLOWS HALL COMPANY HOLDS AND
WATCHES OVER THE INVESTMENTS OF THREE MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS, LODGE NO. 5, WILDEY LODGE NO. 2
AND WILDEY ENCAMPMENT NO. 1.  THE INTEREST FROM THESE INVESTMENTS PAYS FOR THE UPKEEP OF THE
TRIPLE LINKS BUILDING WITH THE UNUSED BALANCE GOING TO THE MEMBER LODGES. HENCE WE HAVE
SPECIAL AND REGULAR DISTRIBUTIONS, THE SPECIALS ARE USED TO RUN THE BUILDING.

THE ST. LOUIS ODD FELLOWS ASSOCIATION OWNS AND MAINTAINS THE TRIPLE LINKS BUILDING USING THE FUNDS COMING BACK AS SPECIALS.  THE SAME SET-UP WILL BE USED FOR THE NEW BUILDING.  

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR BOTH THE ODD FELLOWS HALL COMPANY AND THE ST. LOUIS ODD FELLOWS
ASSOCIATION COME FROM THE THREE MEMBER LODGES AND MUST BE DULY ELECTED TRUSTEES OF THE LODGE
THEY REPRESENT.  THERE ARE FIVE FROM LODGE NO 5, 3 EACH FROM WILDEY LODGE NO. 2 AND WILDEY
ENCAMPMENT NO. 1. BOTH ORGANIZATIONS ARE REGISTERED CORPORATIONS.