Fonds P103 - Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Myrtle Rebekah Lodge, No. 28 fonds

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Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Myrtle Rebekah Lodge, No. 28 fonds

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  • 1913-1994 (Creation)

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0,49 m of textual records. - 45 photographs.

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The Myrtle Rebekah Lodge No. 28 was instituted in Lennoxville-Ascot in 1913. 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. According to the bylaws of the organization, the Rebekahs meet twice a month. In 1930, a Past Noble Grands' Club was organized by members of the Myrtle Rebakah Lodge No. 28, and meets once a month. This club was the first of its kind in Quebec. In keeping with the bylaws of the order, the Myrtle Rebekah Lodge No. 28 has a long history of charity work. The Lodge helped to maintain the Edith Kathan Home I.O.O.F. for senior citizens in West Brome, organized fund raising activities (card marathons, rummage sales and bazaars, socials, suppers, and teas) to help local homes, hospitals, and schools, as well as the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Red Cross Society, the Institute for the Blind, and many other humanitarian organizations.

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The fonds contains source material on the activities and organization of the Myrtle Rebekah Lodge, No. 28 in Lennoxville-Ascot from 1913 to 1994. It consists of mainly minutes from the Lodge as well as those of the Past Noble Grands' Club and the District No. 6 of the Rebekah Assembly of Quebec. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Principles of Rebekah Degree ([198-?]), Historical and Constituent Documents (1913-1988), Minutes (1913-1994), Certificates (1974-1975), Sovereign Grand Lodge (1943-[195-?]), Accounting Books (1983-1988), Annual Reports (1980-1990), and Photographs (1922-1988).

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The documents were donated in two accessions in 1996 and 1998 by the Myrtle Rebekah Lodge, No. 28 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
The documents are in English.

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28 janvier, 2016

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