The International Chorale presents: "A Patriotic & Americana Concert" Join us as we honor our Veterans and share our love of music with secular, gospel, solos, duets and international songs. You're sure to enjoy heart-warming and foot-tapping patriotic and popular tunes for a genuine good time! The International Choral is directed by Frederick Eschenfelder with JoAnn Metropoulous as accompanist. Follow the International Chorale on Facebook Sunday, November 6 3-4:00 pm $5 at the door Hale Senior Activity Center
Thanks & Giving Luncheon Wednesday, November 16 12 Noon $6/Rec Card; $7/No Card Hale Senior Activity Center Come all ye Pilgrims to our Thanksgiving celebration and luncheon. We are also collecting non-perishable canned and boxed foods for a food drive. Please register by Thursday, November 10. Questions? Call (727) 298-3299.
Oakside Cemetery Announces it will Become an Official Location for the 2022 National Wreaths Across America Day
The cemetery will join the more than 3,100 participating locations across the country to Remember, Honor and Teach on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2022
Columbia Falls, MAINE, and Zephyrhills, FL — October 28, 2022-- National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) announced today that Oakside Cemetery in Zephyrhills, FL will be joining in the mission to Remember, Honor, Teach, as an official location for 2022. This is the FIRST year that the cemetery will participate in this national program
Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together to not only remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service, but to teach the next generation about the sacrifices made for us to live freely. This year, there will be more than 3,100 participating locations placing veterans’ wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day – Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 – with more than two million volunteers coming together.
The goal for Oakside Cemetery is to raise enough funds to place 320 sponsored veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of all the local heroes laid to rest there, to ensure that the individuals who served to protect the freedoms of our country never be forgotten and to bring the community together in patriotic commemoration.
“We are forever grateful for the thousands of supporters who dedicate their time and effort to fulfilling our mission all year long,” said Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America. “These individuals and their communities know the value of remembering the fallen, honoring those who currently serve and teaching the next generation about the sacrifices made for our freedom every day, and without their continued support, Wreaths Across America would not exist.”
Those interested in volunteering for Wreaths Across America or sponsoring a wreath for Oakside Cemetery are invited to visit Www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/FL0498P to learn more (you may sponsor for Oakside cemetery or for Florida National through this link) . National Wreaths Across America Day is a free community event open to all people.
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About Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.
All Wreaths Across America Day events are, non-political/religious events, open to all people. For more information, to donate or to sign up to volunteer, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/FL0498P
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By Harry Fuller <firstname.lastname@example.org> The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Tarpon Springs Lodge celebrated its 130th anniversary at a celebratory picnic held at the Lodge on Saturday, March 19, 2022. On March 18, 1892, twelve members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows convened in Tarpon Springs to form Tarpon Springs Lodge No. 34. The Lodge is one of the oldest fraternal and service organizations in the Tampa Bay area and has approximately forty members today. Over one hundred people attended the picnic, including many Brothers and Sisters from other Florida Lodges and even one Brother as far away as New Hampshire. Then Mayor of Tarpon Springs Chris Alahouzos presented to Noble Grand Alan Causey a City of Tarpon Springs Proclamation that recognized March 19, 2022 as Odd Fellows Day. The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the State of Florida, Nicholas Farradaz, also presented a Proclamation to the Lodge. A Proclamation from the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners was also received. A portion of the Pinellas County Commission proclamation stated, "The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is an international fraternal order composed of thousands of members operating in approximately 10,000 lodges, located in 29 countries and ...seeks to improve and elevate the character of mankind by promoting the principles of friendship, love, truth, faith, hope, charity and universal justice". The Lodge continues to be active in the community by contributing funds to Tarpon Springs Elementary School so school supplies may be purchased for needy children and sponsoring a team with Tarpon Springs Little League. Other activities include a bi-monthly cleanup through an adoption of a section of the Pinellas Trail in Tarpon Springs with Keep Pinellas Beautiful, volunteering with Pinellas County . Emergency Management to distribute emergency radios to local residents, refurbishing the garden at the Boys and Girls Club of Tarpon Springs, providing scholarships to local high school students, working
with other organizations such as The Florida Dream Center to assist local residents, and helped to create the Greater Tarpon Springs Community Council with other local groups to address various issues facing Tarpon Springs The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is one of the Most Justified and Ancient fraternal orders. While the true origins of the Odd Fellows are lost to the mists of time, historical records indicate that the Order evolved from medieval trade guilds into a fraternal organization during the 1700s in the period of the Enlightenment in England and Scotland. One of the theories why the name Odd Fellows is used comes from the guilds in which workers did not fit in the major trade guilds and were composed from the "odd trades", such as porters or teamsters. After an apprenticeship was completed, a member became a "fellow" in the guild. The name "Odd Fellows" remained when the guilds transformed into a fraternal order. The purely American wing of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) was formed in 1819 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Lodge hosts an open house and potluck on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00pm and the public is invited to attend. Odd Fellows member only meetings are on the fourth Thursday of every month at 7:00pm. The Lodge is located at 438 East Lemon Street, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689. For more information about Tarpon Springs Lodge No. 34, visit www.IOOFTarponSpringsLodge34.org or www.facebook.com/IOOF34. To contact the Lodge directly, email TarponIOOF34@gmail.com. The Sovereign Grand Lodge website is www.odd-fellows.org.
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China’s Control of America – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
by William W Urban, Ph.D In the “Cold War” of the 1950’s - 1980’s, our enemy was the former Soviet Union. We Americans were united in a common purpose to defeat them. However, today most Americans are ignorant of who is the “Enemy(s).” They don’t understand that we are simultaneously fighting against several enemies in two wars: 1) the “War to Transformation America”; and 2) the “War to Create of a New World Order” under Marxist control. These two wars involve “Declarations of War” from six different enemies: Yes, “Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is at War with America”; Yes, “The Great Reset is at War with `America”; Yes, “George Soros and his ‘Dark Money’ Patrons are at War with America”; Yes, “The Blame America First Crowd is at War with America”; Yes, “Islamic Supremacists are at War with America”; and Yes, “Iran is at War with America”. The Great Reset is the “Organizational Structure” through which China and the WEF will implement; 1) their transformation of the America; and 2) the Take Over of the World. China’s surrogates: UN; WHO; IMF; WTO; World Bank; and Settlements Bank. “Know the Enemy” In the 5th Century BC, Chinese General Sun Tzu wrote “The Art of War”. He stated, “In days of old, the ‘Wise Generals’ insured themselves against defeat and waited for the enemy to defeat themselves.” Likewise, General Sun Tzu has proclaimed;
“It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; If you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; If you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.” These two proclamations by General Sun Tzu reveal that: 1) the leaders of our enemies have a much better understanding of what America is, and how they will proceed in “War” against us, than do our leaders about our enemies; and 2) the leaders in America have the propensity to put their self-interests first, rather than “America First.” The leaders of CCP; the leaders of Islamic Supremacy; and the leaders of “The Blame America First” crowd; each has their respective multi-decade strategic plans for world success. In the case of China and the Islamic Supremacists, their plans are “100-year Plans” compared to the “4-year election cycle” which determines the focus of US officials. The leaders of our six enemies don’t worry about world-wide public opinion because they have already incorporated these ant-America philosophies into their strategies. America’s leaders focus on their own gains. They frequently “Re-think,” and even “Undo”, the decisions of their predecessors; Rather than making decisions consistent with America’s long-term goals and the best information. The World Economic Forum Recall, in the September issue of SVA newspaper, we stated that the principals of “The Great Reset” had their nexus in the early 1970’s with Dr. Karl Schwab, a professor at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Schwab, an engineer and an economist by training, published his first book, “Modern Enterprise ” Management in Mechanical Engineering” in which he presented the concepts and policies of “public-private partnerships. In 1971, Schwab created of the European Management Forum (EMF). He invited approximate 450 political, business, and financial leaders to his first conference. In 1987, Schwab changed its name to World Economic Forum (WEF), so as … “to broaden its vision and to include a platform for defining opportunities for world-wide governance and for developing international compliance and control.” At the 2014 annual meeting of the WEF, using Richard Florida’s book The Great Reset, Schwab declared, “What we want to do in … Davos this year . . . is to push the reset button.” “Subsequently, the image of a reset button would appear on the WEF’s website.” NOTE: Recognition to Michael Rectenwald, Chief Academic Officer, American Scholars: What Is the Great Reset?, published December 2021 and in his talk delivered at Hillsdale College during the Center for Constructive Alternatives; November 7, 2021 The Great Reset Recall, in addition to The Great Reset being promoted as a response to COVID, it has also been promoted as a response to “climate change.” In 2017, the WEF published a paper entitled: We Need to Reset the Global Operating System to Achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.” On June 13, 2019, the WEF signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” with the United Nations to form a partnership to advance the “UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” Shortly after that, the WEF published the United Nations-World Economic Forum Strategic Partnership Framework for the 2030 Agenda, promising to help finance the UN’s climate change agenda and committing the WEF to help the UN … “meet the needs of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution,’ including providing assets and expertise for digital governance.”
In June 2020, at its 50th annual meeting, the WEF announced the official launch of The Great Reset. A month later Karl Schwab and Thierry Malleret published their book COVID-19: The Great Reset. The book declared that: 1) COVID-19 represents an “opportunity [which] can be seized”; 2) That “we should take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to re-imagine our world”; 3) That “the moment must be seized to take advantage of this unique window of opportunity”; and 4) That “for those fortunate enough to find themselves in industries ‘naturally’ resilient to the pandemic” (ie. Big Tech companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon), “the crisis will not only be more bearable, but even a source of profitable opportunities at a time of distress for the majority.”
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