Clos­ing Meet­ing of Maxwell #17 Re­bekahs of Bish­op­ton

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Bish­op­ton

On Sept.17 Of­fi­cers of Maxwell Re­bekah Lodge held their “clos­ing meet­ing”. Spe­cial guests were Vi­cepres­i­dent of the Re­bekah Assem­bly of Que­bec, Ernes­tine Whipple, as she had missed the Pres­i­dent’s Of­fi­cial Visit, Assem­bly Sec­re­tary, Nancy Bar­ton, who was there for pick­ing up their Char­ter and ef­fects, Deputy Grand Master Arnold MacKeage, Ernes­tine’s chauf­feur. Although it was a very sad oc­ca­sion we were hon­oured to be present for this meet­ing, to greet all our dear friends and Sis­ters, and to share this oc­ca­sion. We shared many mem­o­ries and happy times. Some pic­tures were passed around and re­marks given. Their Large White Bi­ble given to them by Od Fel­loes had been given to Vic­to­ria #16 as their Bi­ble was in grave con­di­tion, with thanks.

Their Small White Bi­ble given to them on their 50th Ann. was given to Fidelity #33 as they did not have a Re­bekah one, and it will be cher­ished. Some pins were shown around and those want­ing one got it. Made­lyn Betts, Noble Grand had His­tory.

May 24,1907, Maxwell came to be Ernes­tine Whipple War­den R A of Que. in­sti­tuted by Princess #4 of Sher­brooke, show­ing 27 Char­ter Mem­bers,19 sis­ters and 8 brothers. From that date we started to count and then the years started to mount. Those early years were not “a bed of roses” tired backs and aching hearts but per­se­ver­ance and hard work, from which Maxwell never shirks.

Maxwell is very proud to boast that we have had 7 Assem­bly Pres­i­dents.

1924, Con­nie Gil­bert, 27 An­nual ses­sions held in Mon­treal.! 934, Elsie Hugh­esLeonard 37th Ses­sions in Ma­sonic Hall in Sher­brooke, 1957 Myrna Ma­cAulay, 60th, in New Sher­brooke Ho­tel, 1965 Flora McIn­tyre, 68th in New Sher­brooke Ho­tel, 1991 Bar­bara Blair,95th, at Le Baron, Sher­brooke, 1993 96th, Grayce Betts at Ho­tel Le Cas­tel in Granby, 999 Made­lyn Betts 102nd, Le Cas­tel, 2002 Donna Davis,105th, at Le Cas­tel. 107 years later Grayce Betts is a 52 yr. mem­ber, Made­lyn 48 yrs. Donna Davis 33 yrs. Bar­bara Blair 33 yrs., Vi­o­let Main 25 yr. mem­ber. Hall was sold in 2007 due to cost of main­te­nance. # orig­i­nal mem­bers, Grayce, Made­lyn and Vi­o­let Main. Myra Bai­ley, 50+ mem­ber of Re­bekahs.

pho­tos pro­vided by Ernes­tine Wi­hip­ple

From l-r; Donna Davis, trea­surer, VP Ernes­tine Whipple,

Assem­bly Sec. Nancy, VG Ferne McCon­nell, Birth­day girl Bar­bara Blair, W. Vi­o­let Main, Sec. Grayce Betts, NG Made­lyn.

Happy Birth­day Bar­bara Blair !

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