Fonds P133 - Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Fidelity Rebekah Lodge, No. 33 fonds

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Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Fidelity Rebekah Lodge, No. 33 fonds

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    CA ETRC P133

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    • 1915-2001 (Creation)

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    0,16 m of textual records.

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    The Fidelity Rebekah Lodge No. 33 was institued the 24 November 1915 for the town of Ayer's Cliff. Like other Rebekah Lodges, it was founded on the principles of 'Friendship, Love and Trust'. The Rebekah Lodges, while affiliated with the Odd Fellows, were designed especially for women, with the author of the Rebekah Ritual being American statesman Schuyler Colfax. The Sovereign Grand Lodge has jurisdiction over the entire fraternity. Within Quebec, all Rebekah Lodges are under the jurisdiction of the Rebekah Assembly of Quebec, which is divided in five Districts consisting of various number of lodges. Locally, the Lodge is under the leadership of a Noble Grand. Under the by-laws of the organization, the Rebekahs meet twice a month.

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    The fonds contains source material on the organization and activities of the Fidelity Rebekah Lodge, No. 33 in Ayer's Cliff from 1915 to 1982. It consists of a charter, minutes, certificates, and petitions for membership. The fonds is comprised of the following four series: Historical and Constituent Documents (1915), Minutes (1959-2001), Certificates (1918-1969), and Petitions for Membership (1916-1977).

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        Duplicate charter issued to replace original destroyed by fire, December 1960 : 63.3 x 73.5 cm.
        The documents were donated in two accessions in 2002 and 2007 by the I.O.O.F. Fidelity Rebekah Lodge, No. 33.
        The documents are in English.

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        28 janvier, 2016

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