Supreme Honoured Royal Lady Regina MacLean (seated front right) recently visited with members of the Order of the Royal Purple Williams Lake Lodge 126.

Supreme Honoured Royal Lady Regina MacLean (seated front right) recently visited with members of the Order of the Royal Purple Williams Lake Lodge 126.

Royal Purple hosts national leader

Supreme Honoured Royal Lady Regina MacLean recently visited Williams Lake Royal Purple Lodge 126.

Kay Mellish

Special to the Tribune/Advisor

Supreme Honoured Royal Lady Regina MacLean recently visited Williams Lake Royal Purple Lodge 126.

MacLean first joined the Order of the Royal Purple Williams Lake Lodge 126 in 1978 as a member of the drill team, which in her words is the best position.

In July of 2014 she was installed as SHRL at the national level which is the highest level of the order.

When asked if it was a long journey, she smiled then laughingly said no, the journey was short.

She must have many plans for the future of Royal Purple still left on her wish list.

MacLean moved to North Kamloops in the early 1980s.

Although se did not seek out a Royal Purple Lodge to join, word got out that a lady from Williams Lake had moved into North Kamloops and soon a member of North Kamloops Royal Purple Lodge 477 made arrangements to meet with MacLean invited her to join their lodge.

She accepted the invitation and worked her way through the chairs until she held the position of Honoured Royal Lady.

The Honoured Royal Lady chair is similar to the position of president of other organizations. She held the position of Honoured Royal Lady four times in the North Kamloops Lodge.

In addition to being a member of her local lodge, she also held the position of district deputy six times.

British Columbia along with many of the other provinces have Royal Purple members who belong to a provincial level of the Order of Royal Purple.

MacLean joined the B.C. provincial Royal Purple and began to work her way up the chairs until she was B.C. provincial president for the 2006/2007 year.

During her years as a Royal Purple member MacLean has attended many semi-monthly lodge meetings, yearly provincial conferences, and national conventions and as district deputy and B.C. provincial president visited most, if not all, of the Royal Purple lodges in B.C.

her heart is with Royal Purple and she has managed to assist and encourage many lodges and their members.

In 2011 Regina was elected to the chair of lecturing lady/third vice-president of the supreme office of the national level.

From this position she once again worked her way through the chairs until July of 2014 when she was installed as Supreme Honoured Royal Lady of this Great Nation of Canada.

Her visit to Williams Lake Royal Purple was number 23 of her visits to lodges in Canada since she was installed in Ardrie as Supreme Honoured Royal Lady.

She visited 22 lodges, with 30 other lodges represented, two provincial meetings, five anniversaries of Elks and Royal Purple, national executive meetings, celebration teas, lunches and dinners, TV and newspaper interviews, meeting with mayors and other dignitaries, B.C. through to Ontario.

Her motto is “constructive solutions.”

Williams Lake Ladies of the Royal Purple wish to thank her for her visit and for her commitment to Royal Purple.

Williams Lake Royal Purple Lodge 126 meets twice monthly for lunch hour meetings at the Elks Hall.

The lodge is always open to accept new members to join the lodge and cordially invites visitors to attend a meeting to see if they are interested.

We are a fun-loving, dynamic, dedicated group of volunteers helping kids and our communities.

For more information contact Kay at 250-392-7806.