Initiation Ceremony

The Magnificent Seven

Seven elected Initiates became Members of Ocean View Lodge #143, HMB Odd Fellows, in a hybrid ceremony. The in-person at-the-Lodge ceremony had no physical contact, was shortened and the Initiation Team limited in number to increase protection during these Pandemic times. After the Initiation Ceremony a group picture was taken and socialization with refreshments ensued.

The Zoom meeting started at 7:30 with about 20 members attending on Zoom. The new Members introduced each other on Zoom to existing Members. Then, new Members were sent to Zoom Rooms with smaller groups of members to give members a chance to visit in small groups. Our Chaplin gave us a Minute for Reflection and our Vice Grand ended with a recitation of the Odd Fellows Creed.

Many thanks to the Initiation Ceremony Team of  Cyndi Menzel (Vice Grand), Judy Matienzo (Chaplin) and Larry Giacomino (Conductor) and Gordon Wiltise (Photographer) for their work on preparation and sterling performance of their duties.

Unfortunately, two of our Initiates, Sonja Jason and Jeanne Vargas, were unable to attend the Initiation. We hope they can attend our social meetings to learn about Odd Fellowship and can be initiated soon.

Please welcome the magnificent new Members to HMB Odd Fellows! They are:

Jill Brookner
Laureen Diephof
Colleen Granahan
Moshe Heyn
Sharan Honeyman
Joyce Shanahan
Rinaldo Veseliza

The new Members were given a list of Committees with sponsor names and encouraged to look it over and see how they can be involved. Sponsors and Committee Chairs, thanks in advance for welcoming our new Members and explaining how to be involved.

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Our Address

Ocean View Lodge 143
526 Main Street
PO Box 712
Half Moon Bay
CA 94019

Phone: 650-712-0718