Rebekahs of Eastern Idaho

Rebekahs of Eastern Idaho This a page for the Rebekahs of Eastern Idaho. Progress #48 in Blackfoot, Ivy #23 in Pocatello and Bingham #78 in American Falls.

Who Are We? We are a branch of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows We are a fraternity: a worldwide sisterhood with members in 19 countries. We meet in groups called “lodges” on a regular basis, usually twice a month. Each meeting night or afternoon includes a social hour, sometimes a program or entertainment, and usually refreshments. We come from all walks of faith and from different faiths. We do not, and should not, take the place of your Church or Synagogue. We have a common belief in a Supreme Being, a love and loyalty to our country, and a desire to aid and support each other and those around us in affliction or distress. We follow a ritual, which was first established in 1851. This ritual includes passwords and unwritten work, which are not intended so much to set us apart from the uninitiated, as to give our membership a sense of solidarity—a sense of belonging. We feel as much at home in any Rebekah Lodge, as we do in our own home. What Do We Do? We support each other emotionally and physically. We work together to raise money through various projects, events, or sales to support our benevolences, special projects and special activities. Each local lodges and each State or Jurisdiction has its own special projects. Many jurisdictions maintain and support a home for their aged members who are in need of this type of care in their golden years. Projects and benevolences supported by our worldwide Order include: Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Visual Research Foundation Arthritis Foundation and other Health Care Agencies Untied Nations Pilgrimage for Youth Youth Camps & Recreational Facilities I.O.O.F. Educational Foundation Scholarship Programs Youth Programs World Hunger and Disaster Fund International Youth Exchange SOS Villages Why Join Rebekahs? As a shield against loneliness. There may come a time in life when friends and family are elsewhere and you crave companionship. To reap the benefits of fraternity: group support, close friendships, and the good feeling that comes from cooperative work. To enjoy the social aspect of a meeting night, or afternoon, and especially the special evening or afternoons when members of neighboring lodges visit and are entertained. To be part of a great organization doing good for others Because we need you and want you!!! For information contact: Ms. Shannon Vieth 830 Jones Dr. Pocatello, ID 83201 OR Ms. Cathy Toussaint P.O. Box 1064 Blackfoot, ID 83221

10/02/2016

Map is wrong for this page. We have moved to Blackfoot, ID. New Address is P. O. Box 337, Blackfoot, ID 83221-0337.

This summer has gone by way too fast. I have had a lot to do to get ready for our Idaho Rebekah Assembly in Burley, ID t...
10/01/2016

This summer has gone by way too fast. I have had a lot to do to get ready for our Idaho Rebekah Assembly in Burley, ID this month. It is getting down to the 'wire' and I hope everything is done.
Letters were written and sent, Programs made and printed, and purchasing my Officers Pins and the Pins that I will be selling for my projects. And I have already started on the gifts for our Assembly that will be held in Fort Hall, ID in 2017.
My good friend, Jean Marie Nelson, made me a beautiful Lilac Quilt, and I made an Afghan to be raffled off. These are all completed and are very beautiful. They will fit a Queen Size Bed.
I am looking forward to visiting all of the lodges in our state. Meeting old friends that I only get to see once or twice a year and in making new ones.
My thanks go out to all of the Past President's for their encouragement and help when I have had questions; especially Vicky Kiele, Lydia Chrane, and Nancy Morris. I also thank my sisters from District One, they have been so very supportive and helpful; especially my home lodge Progress #48. I am like a little child getting to go to Disney Land for the first time. Can't wait to see all of you in Burley!!!

Fraternally submitted,
Shannon Vieth, Vice President

Thanks to our Face Book Page, Rebekah's of Eastern Idaho, we were fortunate to receive this artifact from a member of ou...
08/07/2016

Thanks to our Face Book Page, Rebekah's of Eastern Idaho, we were fortunate to receive this artifact from a member of our community, Gloria (she did not give her last name). She found this in a home she lived in McCammon, Idaho.
We thank her very much. This item will be added to our history. Pocatello hosted the first Rebekah Assembly in 1892 and now we know that we hosted another.

Another picture from American Falls Cemetery. The pictured site in the American Falls Cemetery is of the parents of Sist...
06/10/2016

Another picture from American Falls Cemetery. The pictured site in the American Falls Cemetery is of the parents of Sister Patricia Christensen of Progress #48. Previous picture was of another Rebekah Sister.

On Monday, May 16, 2016; the sisters of Bingham Rebekah Lodge #78 honored our departed members by placing flowers on the...
06/10/2016

On Monday, May 16, 2016; the sisters of Bingham Rebekah Lodge #78 honored our departed members by placing flowers on the graves of the Brothers and Sisters in American Falls and Aberdeen.
The pictured site in the American Falls Cemetery is of the parents of Sister Patricia Christensen of Progress #48.
The sisters present from Bingham Rebekah Lodge were Noble Grand Kay Bammert; Vice Grand Vicky Kent; Alice Mayer, Wava Murphy and Shannon Vieth.

PROGRESS REBEKAH LODGE #48 DONATES TO COMMUNITY GARDENOn Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Noble Grand Cathy Toussaint of Progres...
04/02/2016

PROGRESS REBEKAH LODGE #48 DONATES TO COMMUNITY GARDEN

On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Noble Grand Cathy Toussaint of Progress Rebekah Lodge #48 of Blackfoot presented an check for the Community Garden to Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis. This donation is to be used to sponsor two scholarships for local gardeners.
With Noble Grand Cathy Toussaint were Vicky Kent, Warden and Shannon Vieth, Vice Grand of Progress Rebekah Lodge #48. This is the second year that the lodge has donated to such a worthwhile cause in our community.
Noble Grand, Cathy said "We are always looking for ways to participate more in the Blackfoot area."

04/02/2016

In Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada for a Odd Fellows and Rebekah Northwest meeting. I will be having fun and learning lots.
One of my BFF's, Wava Murphy is and my traveling companion and we always have fun, even when we get lost.
At our first meeting, there was a total of 1,497 years in the order in the room. Idaho had the member with the most time in the order, Barbara Stone (67 years) and the newest member (2 years) Wava Murphy.

PROGRESS REBEKAH LODGE #48 HOSTS DISTRICT 1 MEETINGOn March 19, 2016 the officers and members of Progress Rebekah Lodge ...
03/20/2016

PROGRESS REBEKAH LODGE #48 HOSTS DISTRICT 1 MEETING

On March 19, 2016 the officers and members of Progress Rebekah Lodge welcomed Georgia Wickham, President of Rebekah Assembly of Idaho and her travelling companion Past President Barbara Pettigrew to our District Meeting held at the Bingham County Senior Center in Blackfoot.
Our committee, Wava Murphy, Vickie Kent and Shannon Vieth, decorated the meeting room with 'Gold Stars' one for each lodge in the state and floral arrangements of Lilacs & Daisy's for each station. They also decorated the dining area with pictures of all attendees, star coasters and floral arrangements like those in the meeting room.
Honors were given to Georgia Wickham, President Rebekah Assembly; Shannon Vieth, Vice President Rebekah Assembly; Barbara Pettigrew, I.A.R.A. Representative; Vicky Keile I.A.R.A. Legislative Committee & Assembly Secretary; Sharon McGaffick, Warden Rebekah Assembly; and Crystal Shepherd, District Deputy President for District 1.
Also introduced were appointed officers Cathy Toussaint, Assistant Conductor; Anna Breeze, PPRA, Honor Guard, Vicky Kent, Choir; Kay Bammert, President's Page; and Crystal Shepherd, Secretary's Page.
All of the members of District 1 were in attendance. Our guests included Vicky Keile, Sharon and George McGaffick.
We had a very informative meeting and after lunch had the opportunity to initiate two new members; Jessica Lage for Bingham Rebekah Lodge #78 and Marti Moore for Progress #48. We welcome these two sisters into our fraternity.
Our Chairman, Shannon Vieth, thanked all for attending and for all of the help from the sisters in District 1; "They made everything possible".

Submitted in F. L. & T
Cathy Toussaint, Reporter

IVY REBEKAH LODGE #23 INSTALLS 2016 OFFICERSOn March 17, 2016 the officers and members of Ivy Rebekah Lodge were served ...
03/20/2016

IVY REBEKAH LODGE #23 INSTALLS 2016 OFFICERS

On March 17, 2016 the officers and members of Ivy Rebekah Lodge were served a delicious Salmon dinner that was prepared and served by Boy Scout Troop #320 that is sponsored by Ivy Rebekah Lodge @23 and Portneuf Odd Fellows Lodge #20. The meal was delicious and the Boy Scouts received a well done from all present.
Noble Grand Wava Murphy welcomed Georgia Wickham, President of the Rebekah Assembly of Idaho to our 'Special' Meeting in her honor.
After the honors of the degree were given, Noble Grand Wava Murphy presented President Georgia gifts of a corsage and Hummingbird Sun Catcher.
Honors were also given to Shannon Vieth, Vice President of the Idaho Rebekah Assembly; Barbara Pettigrew, I,A,R,A, Representative; and Crystal Shepherd, District Deputy President for District 1.
Also introduced were appointed officers Cathy Toussaint, Assistant Conductor; Anna Breeze, PPRA, Honor Guard, Vicky Kent, Choir; and Crystal Shepherd, Secretary's Page.
Sisters Crystal Shepherd and Shannon Vieth presented a program on 'The History of our Robes' that was written by PPRA Anna Breeze.
The members present were Wava Murphy, David Livingston, Crystal Shepherd, Anna Breeze, Cathy Toussaint, Vicky Kent, Shannon Vieth, Jackie Bray, Kathy Pew, Darlene Fullmer and Nola Shuler. Our guest from Pansy #37 was Barbara Pettigrew.
After the meeting we enjoyed a delicious dessert of Hawaiian Custard cake and good fellowship.

Wava Murphy, Reporter

BINGHAM REBEKAH LODGE #78 PRESIDENTS VISITOn March, 2016 the officers and members of Bingham Rebekah Lodge #78 welcomed ...
03/20/2016

BINGHAM REBEKAH LODGE #78 PRESIDENTS VISIT

On March, 2016 the officers and members of Bingham Rebekah Lodge #78 welcomed Georgia Wickham, President of the Rebekah Assembly of Idaho for her official visit.
Anna Breeze and Alice Mayer gave a presentation on Stars. A gift and corsage were presented to President Georgia by Noble Grand Kay Bammert.
The members present were Kay Bammert; Vicky Kent, Shannon Vieth, Alice Mayer, Anna Breeze, and Wava Murphy. Our guests were Cathy Toussaint from Progress #48; and Barbara Pettigrew from Pansy #37.
After the meeting, we all adjourned to a local restaurant for a lunch.

Wava Murphy, Reporter

PROGRESS REBEKAH LODGE #48 WELCOMES PRESIDENT GEORGIA WICKHAMOn January 19March 15, 2016 the officers and members of Pro...
03/20/2016

PROGRESS REBEKAH LODGE #48 WELCOMES PRESIDENT GEORGIA WICKHAM

On January 19March 15, 2016 the officers and members of Progress Rebekah Lodge welcomed Georgia Wickham, President of Rebekah Assembly of Idaho and her travelling companion Past President Barbara Pettigrew.
The group met at the Homestead for a great dinner then retired to the Bingham County Senior Center for our meeting.
Shannon Vieth, Vice President of Rebekah Assembly of Idaho, and a member of Progress Rebekah Lodge #48, gave a short program on the 'Banding of Hummingbirds' that takes place on the Rudeen Ranch in Aberdeen. Sister Georgia did not know that we had this type of activity in the area. Shannon also read a poem on 'A True Rebekah' that reminded her of Sister Georgia.
Cathy Toussaint, Noble Grand presented to President Georgia with a corsage; and gift of a cup and wall hanging for President Georgia to display her pin collection.
Those present at the dinner and meeting were Cathy Toussaint, Shannon Vieth, Mae Carlson, Pat Christensen, Wava Murphy, Vicky Kent, and Anna Breeze. After the meeting we enjoyed a dessert of Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake and Mini Lemon Bites. A good time was had by all.

Cathy Toussaint, Reporter

As Vice President of the Rebekah Assembly of Idaho, this is the start of a very 'busy' season for me.  I have already vi...
03/11/2016

As Vice President of the Rebekah Assembly of Idaho, this is the start of a very 'busy' season for me.
I have already visited 4 lodges and 2 District meetings. Every one has made me feel so welcome, and I have renewed friendships and made new ones.
The meetings have been very educational to me, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank her and all of the Past President's for being my inspiration.
I am looking forward to going to the Northwest Meeting that will be held in British Columbia and hope to make most of President Georgia Wickham's visits the rest of this year.

In F. L. & T.

Shannon Vieth

On January 28th Noble Grand, Wava Murphy of Ivy Rebekah Lodge #23 welcomed Professor Lori Warren, an instructor at Idaho...
02/20/2016

On January 28th Noble Grand, Wava Murphy of Ivy Rebekah Lodge #23 welcomed Professor Lori Warren, an instructor at Idaho State University, who came to our lodge to give us information on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Community.
Lori spoke of the differences between the two communities and this information was relevant as some in attendance have family members that are Deaf or Hearing Impaired.
Lori challenged us to take classes on line to learn American Sign Language. Several of the sisters and a brother are planning on taking these classes.

On January 19, 2016 the officers of Progress Rebekah Lodge were installed by District Deputy President Crystal Shepherd....
01/20/2016

On January 19, 2016 the officers of Progress Rebekah Lodge were installed by District Deputy President Crystal Shepherd.
The installed Officers pictured are: Cathy Toussaint, Noble Grand; Shannon Vieth, Vice Grand; Mae Carlson, Secretary; and Pat Christensen, Treasurer. Also pictured are District Deputy President Crystal Shepherd and her Marshal, Past President Anna Breeze.
Noble Grand Cathy Toussaint then appointed the following: Wava Murphy, Chaplain; and Vicky Kent, Warden.

On January 14, 2016 the officers of Ivy Rebekah Lodge were installed by District Deputy President Crystal Shepherd. The ...
01/20/2016

On January 14, 2016 the officers of Ivy Rebekah Lodge were installed by District Deputy President Crystal Shepherd.
The Officers pictured are: Wava Murphy, Noble Grand; David Livingston, Vice Grand; Crystal Shepherd, Secretary; and Anna Breeze, Treasurer.
Noble Grand Wava Murphy then appointed the following: Cathy Toussaint, Chaplain; Vicky Kent, Warden; Shannon Vieth, Left Support Noble Grand; Jackie Bray, Conductor; Kathy Pew, Inside Guardian; Deborah Layton as Past Noble Grand.

01/20/2016

On January 4, 2016 the officers of Bingham Rebekah Lodge were installed by Past President Anna Breeze.
The Officers are: Kay Bammert, Noble Grand; Vicky Kent, Vice Grand; Shannon Vieth, Secretary; Alice Mayer, Treasurer.
Noble Grand Kay Bammert appointed Anna Breeze, Chaplain and Wava Murphy, Warden

12/18/2015

PROGRESS REBEKAH LODGE #48 DONATES TO THE COMMUNITY

On Thursday, December 3, 2015, Noble Grand Cathy Toussaint of Progress Rebekah Lodge #48 of Blackfoot presented an check for $300. This amount was the proceeds from our Craft Sale that benefited the Bingham County Senior Center for their Meals on Wheels Program.
That same day, Cathy and Vicky presented checks to the Blackfoot Swimming Pool and SEICAA for their programs. Donations were also made to the Community Table, Dawn Enterprises, and many other organizations.

12/18/2015
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DECEMBER NOTES FROM IVY REBEKAH LODGE #23

On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, sisters of Ivy Rebekah Lodge #23 Crystal Shepherd and Shannon Vieth were joined by Noble Grand David Livingston of Portneuf Odd Fellows Lodge #20 in delivering the hats that were made by members of both lodges to agencies in the community.
They were Delivered to Aid for Friends, accepting the hats at Aid for Friends were BJ Stensland and Susan Thurm. The Salvation Army 'Secret Santa' Drive where Julie Christiansen accepted the hats. And to the Pocatello Veterans Home. where Activities Coordinator Carrie Leavitt accepted the hats. All of the recipients appreciated the donations.
This has been voted by both lodges for this to continue to be our yearly Community Service Projects.
Thanks to all of our members and non-members who have helped in making these projects successful and for their donations of yarn and time. I am sure that the people of Bannock County will appreciate these hats when it gets cold.
On Thursday, December 17th, the members had a very joyful potluck dinner before our last meeting of the year.

12/18/2015

DECEMBER NOTES FROM IVY REBEKAH LODGE #23

On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, sisters of Ivy Rebekah Lodge #23 Crystal Shepherd and Shannon Vieth were joined by Noble Grand David Livingston of Portneuf Odd Fellows Lodge #20 in delivering the hats that were made by members of both lodges to agencies in the community.
They were Delivered to Aid for Friends, accepting the hats at Aid for Friends were BJ Stensland and Susan Thurm. The Salvation Army 'Secret Santa' Drive where Julie Christiansen accepted the hats. And to the Pocatello Veterans Home. where Activities Coordinator Carrie Leavitt accepted the hats. All of the recipients appreciated the donations.
This has been voted by both lodges for this to continue to be our yearly Community Service Projects.
Thanks to all of our members and non-members who have helped in making these projects successful and for their donations of yarn and time. I am sure that the people of Bannock County will appreciate these hats when it gets cold.
On Thursday, December 17th, the members had a very joyful potluck dinner before our last meeting of the year.

11/09/2015

COME SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING!!!!!
"VENDOR'S DELIGHT & CRAFT SALE"
PRESENTED BY PROGRESS REBEKAH LODGE #48
WHEN: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2015
WHERE: BINGHAM COUNTY SENIOR CENTER
20 E. PACIFIC
TIME: 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
VENDORS:
TUPPERWARE, SCENTSY, AVON, DOVE CHOCOLATES
ESSENTIAL OILS & HOMEMADE CRAFTS
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT "MEALS ON WHEELS"

11/09/2015

Just returned home after spending the weekend in Yakima, Washington at the Odd Fellow - Rebekah Northwest Association Meeting. Sister Shannon Vieth, Vice President of Rebekah Assembly of Idaho attended from Progress Rebekah Lodge #48 and Sister Wava Murphy attended from Ivy Rebekah Lodge #23.

We gained a lot of information on how other lodges in the region are gaining members and what they are doing to provide service to their communities. We will be trying to implement some of these ideas in Eastern Idaho.

The Grand Sessions & Rebekah Assembly of Idaho for 2015 was held in Moscow Idaho at the Best Western Inn from October 18...
10/31/2015

The Grand Sessions & Rebekah Assembly of Idaho for 2015 was held in Moscow Idaho at the Best Western Inn from October 18-21, 2015.

Attending the Assembly from Eastern Idaho were: Anna Breeze, Past President Rebekah Assembly of Idaho, representing Ivy Rebekah Lodge #23; Cathy Toussaint, Noble Grand, representing Progress Rebekah Lodge #48; Vicky Kent, Past Noble Grand, representing Ivy Rebekah Lodge #23; Kay Bammert, Noble Grand representing Bingham Rebekah Lodge #78; and Shannon Vieth (Vice Grand, representing Progress Rebekah Lodge #48), Warden, Rebekah Assembly of Idaho.

At the elections on Tuesday, October 20,2015 our Sister, Shannon Vieth was elected Vice President of the Rebekah Assembly of Idaho. She was escorted at the Installation that evening by her granddaughter, Leikyn Moore.

Plans are in the works for Ivy Rebekah Lodge #23 to participate in the 'First Friday Art Walk' that is held on the first Friday of each month, beginning in the spring.

Progress Rebekah Lodge #48 will be holding a Vendor - Craft Fair at the Bingham County Senior Center on November 21, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm. All proceeds will benefit 'Meals on Wheels'. We hope to make this an annual event.

On Thursday, August 20, 2015, the members of Ivy Rebekah Lodge and Portneuf Odd Fellows Lodge got together at the home o...
08/24/2015

On Thursday, August 20, 2015, the members of Ivy Rebekah Lodge and Portneuf Odd Fellows Lodge got together at the home of Crystal Shepherd and David Livingston for a pot luck. and barbecue.
Earlier in the year it had been voted on to make at least five dozen hats to be donated to the Salvation Army 'Secret Santa' Drive. This has been one of our yearly Community Service Projects. The Odd Fellows voted to donate their hats to Aid For Friends.
Sister's in attendance were: Crystal Shepherd; Anna Breeze; Cathy Toussaint; Vicky Kent; Kathy Pew; Jacky Bray, Wava Murphy and Shannon Vieth. The members of Portneuf in attendance were Christopher Breeze and family; Kanyon Shepherd, David Livingston. Sisters Anna Breeze, Crystal Shepherd and Shannon Vieth also belong to Portneuf Odd Fellows.
There was a lot of good food and great fellowship that evening. Shannon Vieth reported that we had made our goal for Aid for Friends and the Salvation Army. It was then suggested that we continue with the project and add the Idaho State Veterans Home in Pocatello.
Thanks to all of our members and non-members who have helped in making these projects successful and for their donations of yarn and time. I am sure that the people of Bannock County will appreciate these hats when it gets cold.

Submitted in F, L & T: Shannon Vieth, Reporter

In the picture left to right:
Vicky Kent, Ashley Breeze, Hailey Breeze, Christopher Breeze, Crystal Shepherd, David Livingston, Kathy Pew, Anna Breeze, Cathy Toussaint, Wava Murphy and Jacky Bray. Not in the picture were Shannon Vieth (taking the picture) and Kanyon Breeze (tending the barbecue).

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83221

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