OES WA Calendar

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New Grand Representative

It was my pleasure to travel to the "Queen City of the San Juan Islands" Monday evening to present the commission of Grand Representative of New Hampshire to Sister Margaret Kennedy of Madrona Chapter.
I started by giving several facts about New Hampshire ending with "Sarah Josepha Hale, author and journalist, wrote the poem 'Mary Had a Little Lamb' in 1830."  Madrona's Associate Matron, Mary Morgan, guessed New Hampshire, and I ended with this poem:
So now to find the new grand rep,
Her hair was not as white as snow,
And everywhere her sister went,
She was also sure to go.
The sister at the organ
Is the one we're looking for;
Congratulations, Margaret,
You're our newest star!
The whole room came to their feet, and everyone was very pleased with this commission.
There were eight former grand representatives present to congratulate Sister Margaret.
Jean Ballard
Associate Grand Matron

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Places to Be

POSTPONED Adelphi Chapter in Spokane on Thursday, January 19th at 7:30 PM
Amethyst Chapter in West Seattle on Tuesday, January 24th at 7:30 PM

Monday, January 16, 2017

New Grand Representative

On Saturday January 14, 20117, I had the pleasure of presenting the commission of Grand Representative of North Carolina to Georgia McKinley of Centralia Chapter. I gave a few dates of special note about North Carolina and ended with ‘and on this date, January 14th, the new Grand Representative of North Carolina is”. Georgia and all of those present were delighted and she was given a standing ovation. What fun. 
Irene G. Jacobs, Grand Secretary 

Friday, January 13, 2017

New Grand Representative

I was honored last night to give the commission as Grand Representative of Minnesota to Sister Bonnie Stuart, the Worthy Matron of Tyee. She was almost speechless. The joy of her appointment was only equaled by the reaction of the audience to the Response of Brother Leonard Gottner, Past Grand Patron (you have to ask him about his announcement.) It was an evening filled with happiness. Congratulations to Sister Bonnie on a well-deserved honor.
Richard Moulden, Grand Organist

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Places to Be

Madrona Chapter in Anacortes on Monday, January 16th at 7:30 PM

Alki Chapter in Walla Walla on Thursday, January 19th at 7:30 PM

New Grand Representative

This is Betty Hughes, Grand Martha.  I was able to give the commission of Grand Representative of Connecticut to my mother, Patty Hughes, Spokane Chapter, tonight January 10, 2017.

I had my escort, Alice, hand out 6 numbered envelopes to various people around the room.  Then I said we were going to play a game trying to guess which cities were the furthest from Spokane.  As I called for each number, I had the person with that envelope open it and read what I had written in the card.  For example –  “Which city is furthest from Spokane.  Honolulu Hawaii or Hartford Connecticut?”  The entire room would try to guess and I would give the answers with the number of miles of how far away each one was from Spokane.  I had 5 envelopes with various cities, and then the 6th envelope Mom had.  Inside, it said, “Mom – are  you sure you want to go to Hawaii for our next vacation?”  She couldn’t figure out why I said that.  Then after she read it out loud, I asked her if she would rather go to Connecticut as the Grand Representative.   She was quite surprised.  I had Alice escort her to the east and formally introduced her.  It was so  much fun to be able to give the commission to my mother!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Another New Grand Representative

James (Jim) Zachau, of Welcome chapter in Shelton is the New Representative of Michigan....last Saturday 7 Jan.
Don Daly, Grand Warder

New Grand Representative

Last night I presented Allen Smith of Beulah Chapter the appointment  as Grand Representative of Mississippi in Washington. Since Allen plays the organ, I had ask him to help me with the announcement, since once you say a certain Chapter is the place to be, everyone knows there will be an appointment, the only question is who and where to. I asked Allen to play a few tunes about other states and I would interject a few songs. He did Washington's and I told him we didn't do reps to our own state, he did Ohio and I told him we already had a rep to Ohio, I sang part Georgia on my mind, he did When the Saint go Marching in, and then I did Mississippi Mud. I told him thanks for being such a great sport and helping me and since he had he should get the appointment. He was surprised because he was sure it was someone else.

Diane Rice
Grand Treasurer

Monday, January 9, 2017

Place to Be Postponed

The Place to Be on Tuesday, January 10th at Centralia Chapter has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 14th at the Grand Chaplain's Reception.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Place to be at Olympia

The announcement scheduled for Olympia Chapter was not made on Wednesday.

New Grand Representative

I had the privilege of presenting the commission of Grand Representative of Ontario in Washington to Lauren Hefflin. There were 2 Grand Representatives and 3 former Grand Representatives present. Al Cramer AGP.  
(Lauren is from Delta Chapter)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Place to Be

Tyee Chapter in Renton on Thursday, January 12 at 7:30 PM

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

CORRECT Mailing Address for PGP Bob deBruyn

The correct mailing address for PGP Bob deBruyn is:
200 West Macy Lane
Shelton, WA  98584

(The address in the Blue Book has a typo)

New Grand Representative of Alberta

Last night I had the pleasure of presenting the Grand Representative commission for Alberta to my best buddy, Gary Osborne. This was especially poignant since Diane Osborne and Roy Sharp presented my commission to Alberta almost exactly eight years ago. I even got Diane to help me present it without knowing she was doing it. They were both speechless! What goes down comes round!

I’ve attached some photos from last night. There were three former GR’s (including myself) of Alberta and a total of thirteen former GR’s. It was a great night.

What a great way to start the year,


Places to Be

Spokane Chapter on Tuesday, January 10th,  7:30 pm.   Spokane Chapter meets at Manito Lodge (NOT where it states in blue book).  2715 S Grand Blvd., Spokane, WA

Centralia Chapter on Tuesday, January 10th at 7:30 PM