Calgary Herald

1948-01-23 Page 6

Women Initiated Into O.O.R.P. At Drumheller 

Thirty-four women were initiated into the Order of the Royal Purple recently at a meeting in Drumheller in the Elks hall. Mrs. F. G. Grevett of Calgary, supreme district deputy, instituted the new Lodge, No. 109, and she was assisted by Mrs. Jessie Kelly, district deputy supreme; Mrs. Jean Ludlow, Calgary; and Mrs. W. Payne, conductress. Wives, mothers and sisters of B.P.O.E. members took part in the ceremonies.
A preliminary meeting preceded the institution meeting and installation for the purpose of electing officers. Those installed were: Honored royal lady, Mae Richardson; associate royal lady, Alice DeBoer; loyal lady, Mary Burnham; lecturing lady, Lilly Matheson; secretary, Betty Spensley; treasurer, Helen O'Neill; historian, Hazel Christensen; chaplain, Margaret Mitchell; conductress, Irene Crowe; inner guard, Donna Hutton; outer guard, R. D. Allison; three-year trustee, Dena Lawson; two-year trustee, Florence Allison; one-year trustee, Christine Taylor; and pianist, Rose Kinck.
Attending the ceremonies were representatives of the grand lodge, B.P.O.E., Mr. Keith Frenen, leading knight; Mr. J. McBride, past grand outer guard and secretary of the Drumheller Lodge, No. 54; and the exalted ruler, Mr. Walter Kinck.
Refreshments were served by members of the B.P.O.E.

Extracted by J. Kynman 2015-09-10