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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Merger - Warren into Tyler Chapter - Feb. 18, 2010

More than 115 members gathered at Tyler Chapter in University Place to participate in the merger of Warren Chapter into Tyler Chapter. After Tyler's WM Linda Ellison and WP John Zimmerman lead their officers through the regular opening, introductions and business, they handed the gavel over to WGM Marge perform the merger ceremony.

Grand Marshal Peggy Mills first conducted the members of Warren Chapter, lead by their WM Marilyn Avery and WP and PGP Terry Wiggins, to form a circle around the altar within the labyrinth. Then she conducted the members of Tyler Chapter to form a circle around the outside of the labyrinth. WGP Dennis then did a beautiful job of leading the members of the 2 Chapters in the initiatory obligation.

After that, the Grand Officers and Escorts formed a golden chain around the members of the 2 Chapters and Grand Chaplain John Chamberlain led us in prayer.

The members of Warren Chapter stepped back into the circle formed by Tyler Chapter and the Worthy Grand Matron proclaimed the merger completed
PGM Kit Wells was pleased to attend the merger since her WGP was Cecil Black from Tyler Chapter and she is an honorary member. She enjoyed posing with PGP Terry Wiggins.

The newly united members of Tyler Chapter posed for a picture after the meeting.
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