OES WA Calendar

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

2010 - Aug 20 - OV Magnolia & Victory

(Unofficial count) 96 members gathered in Millwood for the official visit of WGM Linda and WGP Dick at Victory and Magnolia Chapters
WM Chris Bippes and WP John Chamberlain of Magnolia did a great job of leading their officers through opening and introductions, then WM Jennie Palmer and WP Jim Palmer and their officers showed us how well Victory Chapter does the Golden Chain. 
The Grand Officers were out in force to support the two Chapters.
Afterwards we enjoyed delicious refreshments downstairs.  The next day, most of us came back for Magnolia's delicious fundraising breakfast.

2010 - Aug 21 - OV Pine Tree

Over 75 members traveled to Kettle Falls for the Official Visit of WGM Linda with WGP Dick.  It was a beautiful, warm day.

The Grand Officers were very pleased to be there to help celebrate.

WM Nancy Breza and WP Tom Scales did a great job of leading their members throught the opening and introductions and the Chapter had a very cute addenda for the WGM and WGP.  Afterwards everyone gathered in Chewelah at the Breza's for a delicious barbecue.
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

2010 Golf Tournament Results!

The 10th annual OES Charity Golf Tournament was held on August 13, 2010 at Whispering Firs Golf Course, McChord AFB, Washington. The tournament supported the OES Scholarship Fund and Tacoma Valley Rite Care Program which supports the Children’s Therapy Unit at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Washington. Approximately $4,800 will be donated to these charities.

Fifteen teams competed – 6 mens teams and 9 mixed teams. A total of 57 golfers participated and 40 additional members and friends attended the festivities after the tournament. 43 Chapters, businesses and individuals sponsored the tournament for a total $3,075.00. A raffle was held after the tournament which included several hotel stays, rounds of golf, dinners and services. We thank all the chapters, individuals and businesses for their support. Water was donated by Pepsi, pies by Shari’s and doughnuts by Krispy Kreme.

A special thank you to Darlene Wiggins, Margie Bunge, Ann Gates, Sandy Henry, Janet Sebastian, Lillian Gallion, Bill Davis, Robin Erickson, Michelle Burlison, Mary Ellen Sparks, Clayton Sparks, Linda Miller, Laura Thomas and Cindy Sims who helped to make this tournament a success. Without their assistance, we could not have had such a great day.

The winners of the tournament are as follows:

1st place Men’s team – Ken Hayes, Rick Boettcher, John Blair and Mike Wray
2nd place Men’s team – Paul Snypp, Clint Smith, Bruce McDanial, Edwin Hill

1st place Mixed team – Sharon Spudich, Nick Spudich, Daryl Stuart, Terry Madche
2nd place Mixed team – Charlie Tewalt, Denice Tewalt, Gary Pitcher, Tony Tewalt
3rd place Mixed team – Dave Owen, Rachel Owen, Richard Hallet

Closest to the Pin – Men – Norm Day; Women – Rachel Owen
Longest Drive – Men – Greg Hammontree; Women – Rachel Owen

Something unique happened during our tournament. Ken Hayes got a “hole in one” on the 12th hole. This is something that all golfers hope for but many never attain. We congratulate Ken on his achievement.

The 11th Annual Tournament will be scheduled for the 2nd Friday of August 2011 – mark your calendar now and join us. We are looking at changing the format to 2-person teams – Hopefully, this will allow more people to play along with making the play a little faster. Plan to join us!!

Bill and Alice Hammontree, Co-chairman

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

2010 - Aug 17 - OV Fern & Lewis

(unofficial count) 106 members cooled off in the wonderfully air conditioned Chapter room as Fern and Lewis Chapters welcomed WGM Linda with WGP Dick for the official visit.

WM Linda Polly and WP PT Stan Cybulski lead their officers through opening and introductions and she let us know of some odd illegalities in other states.   Then WM Marjorie Kay kept WP PT Stan busy as their officers performed the Golden Chain and closing.

The room was very full and everyone enjoyed sharing the evening with the mother and daughter chapters.

The Grand Officers were pleased to attend and enjoyed the Hawaiian dress code.

Afterwards there were wonderful goodies in the dining room before we all headed home - through a massive traffic jam for those of us heading north on I-5.
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2010 - Aug 16, OV Cedar & Tacoma

(Unofficial count) 116 members braved the traffic to join Cedar and Tacoma Chapters for the official visit of WGM Linda Runyan with WGP Dick Weigel and the Starlight Grand Family.  We enjoyed a delicious dinner for a donation ahead of the meeting.

WM Irene Jacobs and WP Gary Jacobs of Cedar Chapter did a great job of leading their officers through opening and introductions.  Then WM Charlotte Miller and WP Bill Miller and their officers did a lovely job of the Golden Chain and closing.

WM Linda's speech was a wonderful reminder of how important the Ronald McDonald house is to the families that use it and why we need to save our pop tabs to help support it.

After the meeting we enjoyed delicious refreshments in the dining room.
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2010 - Aug 15 - Rainbow Dream Camp

There was a great OES contingent at Rainbow Dream Camp on Sunday to enjoy the delicious breakfast (they served over 340 and made over $1,000). 

It was Harry Potter heaven there and everyone was into the spirit of the theme.

The weather was hot, but the friendship was warm and everyone had a great time.  The worship service and the OV were beautifully done and the girls are going to have lots of fun this year.

The penguins are waddling through the year with WGA Kristina and it looks like everything will be very cool.

GWAA Ashley did a great job with Dream Camp and we commend all her efforts.  We're looking forward to seeing what Jordin will do next year as we go tropical.
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2010 - Aug 13 - OES Golf Tournament

What a fun and beautiful day it was on Friday the 13th at the Whispering Firs Golf Club at McChord.  Many brave souls actually played golf while the rest of us did the hard work of sitting around, socializing and riding the beer cart!  Wheeeeeeee!

The company was splendid and the weather delightful.

Dinner was delicious and then our superb chairpersons - Alice and Bill Hammontree - did a great job of presenting all the awards and handing out the raffle prizes. 

Other people took more and much better pictures and hopefully they will send a few for posting.  It was lots of fun and when we find out the totals raised for the charities, we'll let you know.

Job well done!

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Friday, August 13, 2010

2010 Gr. Chap Photos from OR, ID and WA now available

All photos from 2010 Oregon, Idaho & Washington OES Grand Chapter Sessions and Installations are now online at Picasa!

Click on the link below (or copy and paste it into your browser to view the photos):


Vicki & Dan Voorhees

Sunday, August 8, 2010

2001 - Aug 6 - OV Montesano and Pacific

(Unofficial count) 110 members traveled to Montesano for the official visit of WGM Linda with WGP Dick and the Starlight Grand Family.  It started with a delicious dinner and then we celebrated being out of the massive traffic jams all over the west side of the state by putting on our masks and having a ball.

WM Barbara Russell with WP Mark Russell of Montesano did a great job of leading their officers in opening and introductions.  Then WM Donna Moody and WP Les Moore of Pacific Chapter took over and lead their officers through the Golden Chain. 

All of the officers did a great job and everyone had a wonderful time.

Under good of the order, we were treated to a fairy tale with WGM Linda as Cinderella and WGP Dick as the Prince.  She was wheeled into the room in a beautiful "carriage" that looked suspiciously like a dolled up wheel chair.  It was preceeded by two noble steeds that had to use a walker to get around.  However, after being escorted throught each Star point and given appropriate advice, she got to dance with her handsome prince - until the clock struck midnight and she was wheeled out with the horses leaving little reminders of thier presence.  But, not to worry - they had a clean up crew ready.

All in all, it was a very fun and happy evening. 

We look forward to seeing everyone at the golf tournament or at the next OV for Cedar and Tacoma Chapters on Monday, August 16th!  Then on Tuesday the 17th it's the ov of Fern and Lewis chapters.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Memorial Service Location Change

The location of the Memorial Service for Robert (Bob) Miles has been changed to the Northlake Christian Church, 19029 North Rd, Bothel 98012. It is directly across the street from the Floral Hills Funeral Home. Date is: Saturday, August 14th Time is: 1:00 PM

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

2010 - Aug 2 - OV & 100th Anniversary of Floral Chapter

(Unofficial Count) 107 members gathered in Monroe to celebrate the official visit of WGM Linda Runyan and the Starlight Grand Family and also the 100th anniversary of Floral Chapter.
WM Valerie Hoffmeister and WP Bill Wade did a great job of leading their officers through the opening and introductions.
The Grand Officers were out in force to support the Chapter.

There was lots of entertainment, starting with that infamous bag lady who occasionally wanders into our Chapter rooms to make fun of us. 

She was definitely overdressed for the warmth of the Chapter room.

But she found her "Santa" in AP Bob Gates!

After she finally decided to head for greener pastures, we were treated to a fascinating history of the Chapter written by Lila Estes and presented by Inga Opitz. 

During her response, WGM Linda announced that Doris Jellinek had been named a Special Angel for Floral Chapter.  She and the other Chapter Special Angels will be honored at Grand Chapter next June.

After the meeting, we enjoyed delicious refreshments downstairs before heading home.  It was a lovely evening and everyone had a great time. 

The next OV will be at Montesano this coming Friday, August 6th at 7:30 pm.  Please come out and support the Chapters.   Let's fill up the room!
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Monday, August 2, 2010

2010 - August 1 - Grand Reps Club Picnic

The Grand Representatives Club of Western Washington held their annual picnic at Borst Park in Centralia.  It's a wonderful place, with an indoor area with a kitchen big enough to hold quite a crowd  - and there were about 55 of us there. 

The members of the club provided a delicous potluck dinner.

If you went away hungry it was your own fault.

The room was full of happiness and warmth as the Grand Representatives - current and former - greeted their guests - the Starlight Grand Family.

Everyone had a great time and enjoyed visiting with all their wonderful friends.

July 31, 2010 - First Official Visit

(Unofficial Count) 165 members went to Sunnyside as the first Official Visit of WGM Linda Runyan with WGP Dick Weigel and the Starlight Grand Family was held at the Sunnyside Masonic Center.
WM Becky Goddard and WP Nick Goddard of Evergreen Chapter did a great job of leading their officers in opening the Chapter.  Then WM Sandee Hodkinson and WP John Hodkinson of Illihee Chapter took over and took us through introductions.  WM Syrita Lockhart and WP Walter Lockhart of Sunnyside lead their officers through the Golden Chain and took us the rest of the way to closing.
There was a great turnout of officers and members from all 3 Chapters plus packed sidelines.  It was warm in the room, and not just because of the heat. 
After the meeting, we all enjoyed delicious cookies in the dining room.  It was a great way to start the new Grand Chapter year.