OES WA Calendar

Thursday, February 15, 2018

New Grand Representative


I traveled to Maple Chapter on Feb. 14 to give the Grand Representative of Kansas commission to Dian Breece. She was very excited and thrilled to receive the commission and looks forward to visiting Kansas as soon as possible. She hopes to attend Grand Chapter there this year.
-Karen Karnes, Grand Organist

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

New Grand Representative



I went to Malden Chapter on February 12th to present the Grand Representative commission to North Dakota so sister JoAnn Morgan. Although she was unable to be there, those present were thrilled and excited with the appointment. We all wrote notes of congratulations on valentine cards so she will have the well wishes of everyone present.
Cathy Hinze, Grand Esther

Monday, February 12, 2018

Memorial Service for Sylvia Palmer, PGM will be held on March 10, 2018 at the Bremerton Performance Arts Center.  Time to be announced later.

Grand Secretary email

Our Grand Secretary's regular Outlook email is down, members should use the following to contact her until further notice. grandsecwaoes@gmail.com 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Celebration of Life

A celebration of life for Sue Burnett-Barnett Past Matron of Lakeside Chapter and Past Grand Adah will be held Sunday, February 11, 2018  at 2 pm at the Shoreline Scottish Rite Center, 1207 N 152nd St, Shoreline. Full obituary.

Sad News

The Golden Chain of our Grand Chapter has again been broken by the passing of Sylvia Palmer, PGM yesterday morning, Feb 8th.  Sylvia was a gracious wonderful lady with a radiant smile and a friend to all.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Prayers Needed

Past Grand Matron Sylvia Palmer has had a stroke, affecting her left side. She is at Swedish Hospital in "comfort care." She apparently cannot speak, but does recognize folks and can squeeze their hands. Her daughters are with her and have asked for no visitors at this time, but cards will be appreciated. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Pill Bottle Information


Dear Sister & Brothers,

  Thank you for participating in the pill bottle program this year.  After speaking with WGM Jean I have set a cut-off date of May 1st for you to turn in your label free, glue free, washed inside and outside, dried and caps replaced bottles to either a Grand Officer or me (you can always bring them to Poulsbo Chapter on the 2nd Wednesday).  This cut-off date will allow me time to check every bottle, package them up and send them off to Ohio in time to give a full report at Grand Chapter.  If you, as individuals, still wish to participate in this program I will be glad to give you the name and address for Matthew 25 Ministries so you can mail them directly to them.

  Again, thank you for your support of this program.

         Sharon Spudich, Poulsbo Chapter, Pill Bottle Chair

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Places to Be


        Mount Baker Chapter in Mt Vernon on Thursday, February 1st at 7:30 PM
·         Floral Chapter in Monroe on Monday, February 5th at 7:30 PM

·         Key City Chapter in Port Townsend on Tuesday, February 6th at 7 PM

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Celebration of Life for Ben Merrill, PP Stanwood Chapter and former John Rex Thompson Chapter will be held tomorrow, Friday, Jan 26th at 1 pm at the Stanwood Masonic Center. There will be a Masonic and Eastern Service.  Ben was born Nov. 18, 1925 and passed away at his home on Camano Island on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 to be with his loving wife Ruth. Ben is survived by his sons; David (Kim) Merrill, Douglas (Linda) Merrill and his granddaughter Nichole Ramos (Rudy) and great-grandchild Lukas.  Memorials is Ben's name may be made to: Seattle Children’s Hospital and Autism Research Foundation, m/s S-200, P O box 5371, Seattle, WA 98145-5005. Ben was a friend to all and will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.


Sad News

Once again, our Golden Chain has been broken, with the passing of Brother Ben Merrill of Stanwood Chapter.  A 60+ year member of both Camano Lodge and Stanwood Chapter, his happy countenance will be sorely missed.  A memorial service is being held Friday, January 26, at 1:00 p.m. at the Stanwood Masonic Hall.  Please join us in remembering Ben.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

OV Canceled

Please note that the Official Visit to Century Chapter, currently scheduled for January 24, has been CANCELLED. Thank you.

New Grand Representative

Friday night, January 12th, at the official visit of Nesika Chapter, I had the pleasure to present the commission of Grand Representative of Missouri to Barbara Moore. She is a Past Matron and is currently Martha in our Chapter.
--Tess Kent, Grand Martha

Places to Be


  • Bethlehem Chapter in Deer Park on Monday, January 15th at 7:30 PM
  • Ferndale Chapter on Monday, January 15th at 7:30 PM
  • Floral Chapter in Monroe POSTPONED 
  • Maple Leaf Chapter in Bellingham on Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30 PM
  • Priscilla Chapter in Poulsbo (note new meeting location) on Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30 PM 
  • Alderwood Chapter in Everett on Thursday, January 18th at 7:30 PM
  • Reliance Chapter OV in Bremerton on Thursday, January 18th at 7:30 PM

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Place to Be

Nesika OV in Renton on Friday, January 12th @ 7:30 PM