This has been a very busy time for both branches of the Order. Installation of Officers takes place in October. First off although was GM Arnold's and President Ernestine's Visit to Maine Sessions, October 16 & 17.
There was a lovely Banquet Friday night October 16. During this meal several Mainers spoke of their Home and several projects. Saturday a.m. all visitors were welcomed and as they were entering the Meeting Room they were escorted up through an Honour Guard to the front of President; given "the Honours"; then to Secretary's desk and then seated. All the various Jurisdictions’ represented were given a chance to greet the President of Maine and exchange gifts.
There was an Exchange Table laden with hand-made articles and other goodies. We selected many articles. A grand time and after saying so long time to head home and it was a fine trip. On October13, 2015 DDP #1 Dorothy Babbin and others went to Richmond for a noon banquet and then Installation of Officers.
On October 23, 2015 it was a very sad time as many Rebekahs attended to Rebekah Service for Sister Donna Luce in Cowansville, including the Grand Master Arnold MacKeage and President Ernestine.
On Oct.24 , A very emotional time for this Jurisdiction as we attended the Rebekah and Funeral Service in Brome, for Sister Dorothy Jones Premont a Past President and very devoted member of Colfax #29.
After the funeral and committal a huge buffet was set out at the Brome Centre and full house here as well. She is sorely missed by all who knew her.
On October, 19, in Ayer's Cliff, Alexandra # 59 Officers were installed by DDGM Sister Barbara Smith. Barbara received her Lapel Pin for 15 yrs. belonging to the Odd Fellows.
On October, 20, in Danville, Officers of Golden Rule # 13, IOOF; were installed by DDGM Barbara Smith and Staff. All present enjoyed a delicious lunch after the meeting and met some new friends.
Barbara with newly installed NG, Evelyn Keeble.