Monday, April 2, 2007

New Hampshire & Quebec Exchange

On March 9th, 16 of us headed to Littleton, New Hampshire for a wonderful Exchange. My sister, Heather and I drove down with the WGP, Brother Bill and his wife, Sister Fabienne. We had a nice leisurely drive down, with a stop in St. Johnsbury, VT for lunch and arrived around 3:30 in the afternoon. After everyone arrived, a bunch of us went to the grocery store to get some snacks and of course the liquor store (I was once again hosting a social in my room later that night). We all gathered at the motel’s restaurant for a delicious supper. We ended up closing the restaurant at around 10:30 p.m. We Eastern Star’s from Quebec have a habit of doing that!!!

After breakfast the next day and a little rest, we all headed to the Methodist Church for a soup and sandwich lunch before heading over to the Masonic Temple. After a rehearsal with the Grand Officers, the meeting began with Mount Eustis Chapter doing the Opening. After the Introduction of Distinguished Guests, there was a brief recess before the entertainment began. The Rainbow Girls, who presented a Fun Degree, provided the entertainment. The WGP of New Hampshire and two other gentlemen were “initiated” (they were dressed up as girls!!). After the entertainment, we Worthy Grands were invited to say a few words, after which I presented Honorary Memberships to my chapter to Sister Bonnie Carbary, WGM of NH and Brother Eugene Jannenga, WGP of NH.

Since the meeting ended fairly early, a few of us ladies headed to the downtown area to check out the stores. Unfortunately, only a few of them were still open. Later, we all gathered, once again, at the motel’s restaurant for dinner and then, of course, more socializing in the motel rooms!

Sunday saw us up early to head for home (after breakfast of course). Other than a little rain on Saturday night, it was a super weekend.

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