134th West Virginia Jr. OUAM State Session
August 10, 11 and 12, 2023
Days Inn & Suites
350 Days Drive
Sutton, WV 26601
( just off the Flatwoods exit)
Brothers and Sisters,
Make your room reservations! There is a block of rooms reserved at a special price.
Mention the Jr. Order when making your reservation.
Thursday August 10: Registrations at 4 PM.
Social Banquet and Opening Ceremony at 6:00PM.
Friday August 11 Registrations til 8:30 AM.
Memorial Service at 8:45 AM
Business Session starts at 9:30 AM
PSC Luncheon at 12:30 PM
Evening Banquet at 6:00PM
Saturday August 12 Business Session starts at 8:45 AM
11:00 AM check out
Entertainment with DJ Phil Chapman planned for Thursday and Friday evenings.
Our Key Note speaker is the Past National Councilor Greg Frye.
Friday evening activities includes Door Prizes, Chinese Auction, and a
Special Auction with honored auctioneer, Past National Councilor Dennis Everett.
In Loving Memory,
David G. Frye, State Councilor of West Virginia.
David Gregory Frye, 58, newly elected State Councilor of West Virginia went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 8, 2022 from Berkeley Medical Center.
He is the son of Past National Councilor, Greg Frye and Donna Frye.
He is also survived by his wife, Aimee Lynn Frye; daughter, Kayla Mercedes Frye; and son, Jacob Bare; granddaughter, Angeli Watkins; and his sister, Amy Jo Robertson and her husband Chris.
Brother David was a member of Back Creek Valley Council #15, WV and was currently serving as Councilor. In August he was elected as State Councilor of West Virginia. Brother David also had many friends on the National level from when he attended the National Golf Outings.
David was a member of Central Chapel Church where he sang in the Adult Choir and the Praise Band. . . . and he enjoyed riding his Harley.
The Junior Order held a memorial service on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at Central Chapel Church.
The Funeral service was held on Monday, September 12, 2022, and Interment was at Central Chapel Cemetery.
Brother David Frye came from a strong Junior Order family, and he will be missed by all that knew him.
His family would appreciate your prayers at this time.
Sadly we must report that Brother Jerry Frye has been called by our LORD.
Jerry, a Past State Councilor, and long time State Treasurer was stricken with COVID and lost that battle.
Visitation and Viewing will be on Wednesday, March 2nd, 5pm to 8pm at Central Chapel Church located at 2546 Back Creek Valley Road, Hedgesville, WV 25427.
A Jr.OUAM Memorial Service will be conducted at 5pm.
Funeral Service will be Thursday, March 3rd at 11am, at Central Chapel Church.
The 132nd annual West Virginia State Convention of the Junior Order United American Mechanics was held on July 15-17, 2021 at the Days Inn Conference Center in Flatwoods, West Virginia.
Presiding over the opening ceremonies on Thursday was Past State Councilor Gary Vance.
After a welcoming and introduction of National and State Officers, everyone enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner. Entertainment for the evening was provided by Jim Young, who sang many original tunes while playing the guitar.
On Friday, Past National Councilor Greg Frye conducted a memorial service, remembering the deceased members over the past two years.
State Councilor David Kendig opened and presided over Friday's session. .PSC Gary Vance delivered a brief :Keynote: address. He expounded on deceased brother Paul Zimmerman's adage, "There's always a message in the story:. Also sharing in the session was Past National Councilor Charles Riehs from North Carolina, who represented the National Councilor.
The business of the day consisted largely of acting upon resolutions. The members voted to donate funds to the American Children's Home and the Junior Order Museum - $5000.00 each, as well as to those councils who requested "covid relief".
With the business completed expeditiously, both the nomination and election of officers for the ensuing term were completed on Friday.
A delicious buffet banquet was enjoyed by all attending. Following the meal, DJ - Phil Chapman played a variety of tunes for listening pleasure and dance floor enthusiasts. Throughout the evening, ticket drawings for cash prizes and "Chinese" auction items were conducted.
Saturday finished the business session with the installation of officers by Dale Daley - National Deputy Councilor for West Virginia.
Officers for the 2021 - 2022 term are:
Jr Past State Councilor - David Kendig (Council #117)
State Councilor - John Mason (Council #117)
State Vice Councilor - David Frye (Council #15)
State Secretary - Gary Vance (Council #123)
State Treasurer - Jerry Frye (Council #15)
State Chaplin - Dan Collis (Council #15)
State Conductor - Jennifer Dailey (Council #117)
State Warden - David Dolin (Council #182)
State Inside Sentinel - David Bailey (Council #15)
State Outside Sentinel - Jeanie Dolin (Council #182)
National Rep. - 4 Year Term - Dale Dailey (Council #117)
National Rep - 2 Year Term - John Ditto (Council #117)
National Rep - 2 Year Term - Charles Petro (Council #182)
Dear Brothers and Sisters;
I hope all are doing well as we slowly make our way into Spring.
Once again I feel nead to ask our prayer warriors to pray for two of our own.
Two of our Past National Councilors need your prayers, both are dealing with health issues.
Please lift Brother Charles Riehs, up in prayer. He is still on a waiting list for a kidney transplant and recently he has been diagnosed with another issue and has or soon will have surgery on his shoulder. It is serious and he needs your prayers.
Please keep Brother Dennis Everett in you prayers, he is still recovering from Covid-19. The virus hit Brother Dennis pretty hard. He does not have to be on oxygen all the time now, which is a blessing..... but he has not recovered his sense of taste or smell which takes all the enjoyment out of eating. So, he has lost a lot of weight. Please pray for Brother Dennis as he strives to regain his strength.
Brother Charles and Brother Dennis, please know that you are loved and thought of...and that prayers are being sent up for your continued recovery.
God Bless each of you, and his Holy presence be with you each day.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits. Who forgiveth all thine iniquities, who healeth all thy diseases.
Gary Vance, State Secretary
2019-2020 WV State Officers
Past Councilor John Mason
Councilor Jennifer Dailey
Secretary Gary Vance
Treasure Joyce Everett
Chaplain Dan Collis
Conductor Dick Myers
Warden Jeanne Dolin
Inside Sentinel David Bailey
Outside Sent. Brenda Petro
GO FORTH AND SPREAD THE NEWS OF OUR BELOVED ORDER'S PRINCIPLES. OUR NATION NEEDS US DURING THESE TROUBLED TIMES.