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Barbara Corfield, PP-IARA - Editor                     Assistant Editors – Harmony #1 & Triple Link #10

The New Mexico Rebekah Reporter is published six times a year: January, March, May , July, September, and November with the authority of the Rebekah Assembly of New Mexico Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The New Mexico Rebekah Reporter is a member of the International Press Association of the Sovereign Grand Lodge. Subscriptions are $5.00 yearly. All subscriptions, news, questions and information should be directed to: NMRReporter@nmrebekahs.org

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 Please let your lodge and the NMRR know of any brothers or sisters who may be ill or who have passed away. We would like to share that information in this paper. Thank you.

Highlights from NM Rebekah Reporter      
November - December , 2016       
Issue Volume 27 Number 6

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Recipe for a Happy new Year……………………….Anonymous Take twelve fine, full-grown months; see that these are thoroughly free from old memories of bitterness, rancor and hate, cleanse them completely from every clinging spite; pick off all specks of pettiness and littleness; in short, see that these months are freed from all the past—have them fresh and clean as when they first . came from the great storehouse of Time. Cut these months into thirty or thirty-one equal parts. Do not attempt to make up the whole batch at one time (so many persons spoil the whole lot this way) but prepare one day at a time. Into each day put equal parts of faith, patience, courage, work (some people omit this ingredient and so spoil the flavor of the rest), hope, fidelity, liberality, kindness, rest (leaving this out is like leaving the oil out of the salad dressing — don’t do it), prayer, meditation and well-selected resolution. Put in about one teaspoon of good spirits, a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkling of play and a heaping cup of good humor. Let the New Year begin!! Serve Fresh!


Note from tbe Grand Master Note from the Assembly President

Doris Faulkner, GM

Sandi McWatters , Grand Master
2016 – 2017
Harmony Lodge # 1 IOOF

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Greetings to all Odd Fellows, Rebekahs and their Families. T’is season of Friendship. Loving, Giving, and Joy. Love is our most precious Gift. Remember your elderly, and your shut-ins they need to know we still care, take time to visit them and give them a hug Pray for our country and its leaders, we need to support our military but they cannot do it on their own, they need all of us to help. In Friendship, Love and Truth, wishing you a Joyous Holiday and Prosperous New Year.

Sandi McWatters, Grand Master of New Mexico, SGL Grand Representive

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Sandi McWatters , GM.

Shirley Baty President

Doris Felkner , President
2016 – 2017
Hope RL #12

Wishing all my Odd Fellow brothers and Rebekah Sisters a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,  Remember to invite friends and others to your work days and social activities and maybe we can get new members coming in. 

In Friendship, Love & Truth, Doris

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Doris Felkner , RA President

What's Happening New Mexico

Harmony #1—Christmas dinner and party with Santa Claus planned for December 17 at 6pm. Donations being accepted for the Storehouse. Santa Fe #2—business meeting on Wednesday at 5:30. Ongoing community project - music program in Santa Fe public Schools.

Mesa # 27— business meetings on 1&3 Thursday at 7pm, social meetings on 2&4 Thursday,

Alamogordo # 25, - Making plans to host the Grand Lodge and Rebekah Assembly March meetings, March 17-19,2017. Registration forms will be in the next issue of the NMRR and will be posted on the websites. “ Share the news! What’s happening where you are?”

Triple Link #1— Hosted RA President Doris Felkner on the regular meeting in October. Dinner was at Little Anita Mexican Restaurant. She was honored with a special presentation of her program. On December 4, TL hosted Shirley Baty DDP on her official visit. Plans for Christmas project underway—we prepared 100 Christmas stockings for the Harmony/Triple Link Christmas dinner and for the children at Cuidando Los Ninos a daycare for children of homeless parents. We also, along with Harmony, collected food donations for the Storehouse. Keith Baldwin DDGM and Shirley Baty DDP of District #2 will be Installing the officers of the four Albuquerque lodges in a joint installation at Harmony hall on January 7 at 7pm. We did this last year and it was very successful with a good attendance of members of all lodges.

Editorial notes from Barb:  

It is hard to believe that our fraternal year has ended, it sure went fast. We offer our congratulations to PGM Sandi and PP Lois for having a great year, I hope all your dreams were realized. Now we begin again with new officers and new programs. I know that everyone will want to support GM Doris and President Shirley as they start their year of service to our great Order. The next issue will be our Holiday issue and if you wish to send greetings, please send them to me by
December 1st, so I can include them in the paper.

Let ‘s keep those lines of communication open!!

Please remember to send in news about your lodge and your members. We really are one big family and families want to hear about other family members. Also, send in change of names, addresses, and email addresses. Remember, if you want your paper to sent to you via email, let me know.
Thanks to all who submitted articles and information for this issue.

Remember to Share the Good News about Odd Fellowship!


Notes from
President Doris Felkner

2016 Rebekah Assembly and Grand Lodge is over and a new fraternal year begins. Thank you for the honor of serving as your President again. I have started my visits and hope to have visited every lodge before March Meetings. I will be gone the week of Thanksgiving for a nephew's wedding. Keep me informed if you need help with anything. Keep up working for new members and put all the mem-bers in your lodge to work. Remember to Soar like the eagle. Doris

Notes from
Grand Master Sandi McWatters

What is Friendship? Seeing and visiting with some one you have known 50 years? Making a phone call to a person, who lives 2000 miles away, or across town? Taking food stuff to a person who has been under the weather? All of the above is friendship. This is the testament of Odd Fellowship. One thing that we need to due is FORGIVE AND INGORE the back biting attitude, the gossip or actions that can create animosity and destroy your lodge. We are having enough trouble finding new members and keeping them without com-ing to meetings to witness the bickering and unrest. Start living the oath we took of Friendship, Love, and Truth and the Golden Rule. Yours in Friendship, Love and Truth Sandi McWatters, Grand Master


A Note From the Grand Secretary
A Note From GSbarb

Life is Short

In Friendship,   Barbara

Grand Lodge of New Mexico IOOF
PO Box 9234
Albuquerque, NM 87119-9234

Email: glnewmexicoioof@gmail.com

A Note From the Assembly Secretary
A Note From Dee

I will be leaving on Dec.23rd, flying out of Durango, to spend the holidays with my family in Seattle. Little ones need their Nana to watch them smile when they see what Santa left them. Personally I am on his naughty list Merry Christmas to each and every one. I hope your holidays are filled with loved ones and the new year brings all you need or want. Remember the reason..........

Fraternally,   Dee

Notes from your Editor
Notes from your Editor
Holiday greetings to everyone! I know your lodge has been busy serving your community during this special season. I would love to hear what your lodge is doing. Installation of officers is just around the corner. Send in the names of your new officers and what their plans are for the coming year to build up your lodge and let the community know that you are alive and well. Share the news!! Be sure that your lodge meeting information is correct, as I plan to include a directory of lodges with addresses and meeting times. Probably will start with the next issue.

Please remember to send in news about your lodge and your members. We really are one big family and families want to hear about other family members. Also, send in change of names, addresses, and email addresses. Don’t forget, if you want your paper to sent to you via email, let me know. Thanks to all who submitted articles and information for this issue.


Remembering Others

Jean Lovelace, Alamogordo #25 suffered a severe stroke and is now recovering in the Rehab hospital in Alamogordo. Cards can be sent to her home: 2511 Cornell, Alamogordo, NM 88310

Fred Schneider PGM, is facing additional surgery on his foot and is unable to get around much or drive. Cards can be sent to 1625 Spruce Ave #17, Las Cruces, NM 88001. They are moving to a new home in the near future and will have a new address after many years at this home. As soon as the new address is available, it will be posted in the NMRR.

Andy Shanley PGM & RA VP spent several days in the VA Hospital . He is home now and is trying to get his medication adjusted so he can feel better.


Randy Cronoble, husband of RAPP Una Cronoble fell at home an broke two bones in his leg. He had surgery to place a rod in the leg. After several days in the hospital and the Rehab facility in Rio Rancho he is home and recovering.

Margaret Burnworth, has been in and out of the hospital in Gallup with breathing issues. Cards can be sent to: PO Box 819, Gallup, NM 87305.

Remember all of them in your prayers- send cards- make a call. Please let me know if you know of anyone who should be remembered, so I can share this information in the newspaper. Sorry if I have missed anyone.
Barbara Corfield, edtor

Broken Links Broken Links
Bobby Rolls, PGM
Bobby Rolls, 84 of Lovington, NM passed away September 26, 2016 in Odessa, Texas. He was a member of Lovington #44, IOOF. He served as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of NM in 1998-1999. His RA President was Christa Baltzegar. He was retired from Haliburton after 27 years and worked as 12 years for Lea County as a jailer. He was an active member of Hillcrest Baptist church Loving ton. He is survived by three daughters, three sons, 18 grandchildren, 21 great- grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Hillcrest Baptist Church and Burial at the Lovington Ceme-tery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hillcrest Baptist church.

Lois McLemor, PP
Lois McLemore, 75, of Hobbs, NM passed away, Monday, September 26 in Hobbs, NM. She was a member of Crescent Rebekah Lodge #3, Hobbs IOOF #9, and an associate member of Clovis IOOF #31. She served as President of the Rebek- ah Assembly of NM 2014-2015 and her Grand Master was Sandi McWatters. Lois was a cosmetologist for over 20 years and was also an instructor for the Vogue Beauty School. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Daniel. She was married for 57 wonderful years to Johnny and is survived by one daughter, Juanita, one sister, three brothers, and three grandchildren. A memorial service was held on Sunday, October 2. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nation-al Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Lane, Suite B, Centennial, Colo. 80112.

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