OES WA Calendar

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Don Schwartz Memorial Service on March 3

Don Schwartz’s Memorial service will be on Friday, March 3, at 1:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Port Orchard, WA (725 Kitsap Street)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sad News ~ Loss of Member

Dear OES Members & Friends ~

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that PGM Gloria Schwartz lost her husband this morning. Please remember Sister Gloria and her family in your prayers of loving support. Sister Gloria is Worthy Matron of Belfair Chapter this year as well as Secretary of Crystal Chapter.

Condolences can be mailed to:
Gloria Schwartz
5250 SW Royal Spruce Drive
Port Orchard, WA  98367

New Grand Representative

I had the pleasure of traveling to Maple Leaf Chapter in Bellingham last night (February 21st) to present the commission of Grand Representative of British Columbia and Yukon to Sister Gloria Van Moorhem, who was surprised and tickled to receive the commission.  There were two current Grand Representatives and nine former Grand Representatives in attendance to congratulate Gloria. 
Hugs,
Jean, AGM

Thursday, February 16, 2017

New Grand Representative


Went to Afton Chapter in Marysville to night (2-15)....
the new Grand Representative to Oregon is Donna Severn!!!
--Donald J Daly, Grand Warder

Thursday, February 9, 2017

TWO NEW GRAND REPRESENTATIVES

Last night (February 7th) I traveled to Astral Chapter to present Ms Barbara Pittman with the commission to Saskatchewan. To say she was shocked is an understatement. Everyone present was as thrilled as I was for her. She was secretary for 20+ years. Thank you Becky Aldrich for sharing your night.
Linda Carlson, Grand Adah

Tonight, February 8th, I travelled to Cyclamen Chapter #65, Auburn to present the commission to New York to Brother Al Jorgensen.
I made a list of "things this member has accomplished” sort of a 'This is Your Life'... 
I asked all the members of Cyclamen to stand and if I named off anything that did not apply to them, they were to sit down.
The end goal was to have Brother Al almost being the last person standing. 
As soon as I got to the 5th clue: this person.... is a Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Washington, I walked over and escorted Al up to the East.
Then I asked if he wanted to know where he's going?  YES!  So I had a few quick facts, and paused to see if he could guess... 
Finally announcing NEW YORK, I gave him the largest apple I could find.  Then a bag of peppermint patties, attached to it was a post it note.  The writing "NEW” on it, I put it above the YORK on the label.  Then he received the packet of info, letters, etc.  After that, pinned and introduced.
It was my pleasure and my honor to present this commission.  I know I had fun!  Al was super appreciative and the members were excited for him.
Ann Gates, PGM was there.  Several Former Grand Representatives.  One current.  I'm sure the weather kept most people at home, perfectly understandable.
A fun night was had by all!
Paula Sonker, Grand Marshal

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

OV Postponed

Per WGM Peggy, the OV for tonight, February 8th for Tula and Madrona Chapters in Coupeville, has been postponed due to the weather.  Will let you know when it has been rescheduled.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

OES China for sale

John Gray of Seattle has some OES china for sale. See his message and photos below.
Hi,
My name is John Gray and I acquired a fair amount of some Eastern Star China at auction. Variety of makers and pieces. Some is from the daughters of the Eastern Star. There are also some special honor pieces. It would be great if someone within your organization was interested in purchasing these rather than just selling to any one. So I thought I would reach out. I would like to sell all in one lot for $350.00 It is priced lower than E BAY pricing. If anyone is interested reach out to me at the email address. I live in the Seattle area.
Best Regards,

John Gray
centerfire1@hotmail.com



Monday, February 6, 2017

Two New Grand Representatives

Thursday night (February 2nd) was the night to attend Adelphi Chapter in Spokane.
I had the pleasure of presenting Sarah Jane Johnson with the commission of Grand Representative of New Brunswick! She was literally frozen with shock~
Tootles ~ JoDee Desrosier, Gr. Conductress


 I was pleased to present Malinda “Mindy” Morgan her commission as Grand Representative to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.  At the end of the Grand Representatives introducing themselves at Neil’s Reception on Saturday, February 4th.  I jumped up and asked the WGM if there were any more commissions to be given.  She said that there was.  I proceeded to ask her if I could please have an appointment, at which time I was told no.  Gerry Mosler was in attendance and volunteered for the commission but I proceeded with the search for the perfect person to fill the position.  Sister Mindy was very surprised and kept repeating “it’s me, it’s really me”.  I know that she and Michelle Burlison are already making plans and that they will have a wonderful time in Nova Scotia.
Star Love,Pamela Lee, Associate Grand Conductress

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Places to Be

Adelphi Chapter in Spokane on Tuesday, February 2nd -- meeting starts at 7:30 PM
Grand Sentinel Reception at the Port Townsend Elk’s Club on Saturday, February 4th at 1:30 PM
Astral Chapter in Wenatchee on Tuesday, February 7th – meeting starts at 7:30 PM
CANCELED Maple Leaf Chapter in Bellingham on Tuesday, February 7th – meeting starts at 7:30 PM
Cyclamen Chapter in Auburn on Wednesday, February 8th – meeting starts at 7:30 PM

Thursday, January 26, 2017

It was my honor tonight (January 25th) to give Donna Benson the commission of Grand Representative of
Florida in Washington. Donna can be found in the blue book under Tacoma chapter treasurer. Kathleen Mitchell, Grand Esther

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New Grand Representative

It was my pleasure tonight (Jan 24th) to travel to Amethyst Chapter in West Seattle to present the Grand Representative to Massachusetts commission to sister Sandra Monk.  She was shocked and honored! I think there may have been some 'happy tears'.
I started off by giving facts about the state that I was there to present.  First was describing the state flag.
Prior to the meeting, I had handed out 7 scrolls to the 5 Star Points, the Conductress and WP.  I travelled to each Star point, asked them to read their 
scroll with various facts about this State.  I walked over to Sandra, sitting at Conductress and asked her to read her scroll, not quite then....  
I proceeded up to the East and asked the WP to read his scroll.  WP Richard Moulden (and Grand Organist) proudly and loudly read the "Hear ye, Hear Ye" scroll announcing Sandra, on this date, time and place to be the New Grand Representative to Massachusetts!  Sandra is Conductress of Amethyst Chapter, so I had a former Grand Representative to Massachusetts (Dianna Kaspar) escort her to the East.  She was then pinned, presented with the Official Certificate and packet from Massachusetts.  All happy moments and smiles around the room!  Sandra has all the scrolls too, for her scrapbook.  Happy and safe travels!
There were 9 former Grand Representatives and 3 current Grand Representatives present.  
Since Sandra was a Blue Bird Deputy Instructor, there were 2 Blue Birds present for her - all bustin' their buttons over her.
This was indeed a special night, one for the memory books!
Paula Sonker, Grand Marshal