Golden Rule #13 Odd Fellows Lodge
OnApril 7/15 Golden Rule #13 Odd Fellows Lodge welcomed all who were present for the Official Visitation of the Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Quebec, Brother Ed Copping.
It was great to see so many gathered in this hall, and everyone had fun chatting about the late Spring and how the farmers were doing trying to make the syrup.
Noble Grand, Ron Evans welcomed everyone and thanked all for coming. He opened the meeting “in form” and then asked Conductor Harold Willey to present the dignitaries of all branches of the Order.
Appointive officers were Grand Marshal, Joyce Copping, and Grand Chaplain, Francis Healey.
Elective Officers were Grand Master, Brother Ed Copping, from Sherbrooke, Deputy Grand Master, Brother Arnold MacKeage, from Stanstead, Grand Secretary, Wilhelm Loken, from Trois-Rivieres, and District Deputy Grand Master #5, Sister Dorothy Babbin-Houle, from Coaticook. Dorothy is also Conductor of the Rebekah Assembly of Quebec.
From the Rebekah Assembly of Quebec-Vice-President, Sister Ernestine Whipple, from Stanstead, and Secretary, Sister Nancy Barton, from Sherbrooke.
All Grand lodge and Rebekah Assembly Officers were greeted and received “The Honours” from Warden of Golden Rule, Robert MacKeage, who was recently re-instated to Golden Rule.
Ron asked all dignitaries to speak and the sentiments were basically the same, thanking this lodge for all courtesies, and extending congratulations to Ron for a fine meeting.
The Meeting closed “in form” and then it was what all were waiting for-the delicious lunch put out for all to enjoy.
Many thanks to all who prepared this for us.
Ernestine Whipple Happy Birthday, Bonne Fête, Alles Gutes zum Geburtstag!
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