Annual Massachusetts Rebekah Assembly and Grand Lodge Session
OnJune 6, 2015 President of the Rebekah Assembly and Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Quebec, along with Assembly Marshal, and chauffeur travelled to Milford, Mass. for the Annual Sessions of Mass. It was a great trip down and we arrived Fri., afternoon. Ernestine Whipple, President; Grand Master Arnold MacKeage, and Assembly Marshal Dorothy Babbin, and JP Houle, all arrived in time to settle in and get ready for the Banquet. Prior to the Banquet many chatted and Ernestine had the pleasure of chatting with IARA Past Pres. Gail Weatherhead who had attended Ernestine’s Sessions in 1994. The Banquet was very good and interesting as to the reception of Officers and guest speakers. A mother of a young Army Vet who came home from service in Iraq only to commit suicide - a sad but common occurrence. A collection was taken to support her cause to make others aware of what happens too often. On Sat., a.m. Rebekah Sessions were opened as usual. At one point the Presidents of the visiting Jurisdictions and of Mass. visited the Grand Lodge where they were royally received and extended “greetings” then also got gifts. All visiting Presidents were asked to speak about their Program and extend “Greetings” and exchange gifts. A fun thing was all Presidents lined up with one starting to sit on a chair then each Pres. sitting on the lap of the one behind her-quite a lineup. After Sessions the Quebecers headed home and that was also a good trip. Thanks to our good chauffeur JP. Also many thanks to all who made this happen.
JP Houle. From left to right;
From Mass all of the ladies sitting on each other’s laps.
Arnold MacKeage, Ernestine Whipple.
From left to right; Arnold MacKeage, Dorothy Babbin and
From left to right; Ernestine Whipple and Gail Weatherhead before the Banquet.