OES WA Calendar

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

2010 - 03-30 - Installation - Greenwood

(Unofficial count) Over 75 members and friends attended the installation of officers at Greenwood Chapter. The incoming WM and WP Flo and Jerry Wilkins, AM Linda Mock and AP Tim Hall looked great in their new outfits.

They have a full corps of officers this year and they looked great in their Chapter attire.

The installing officers - lead by Joan Breda - did a wonderful job with their parts.

This year's theme is Blossoms and Butterflies and the motto is: "Let your heart guide you; it whispers, so listen carefully."

The members are looking forward to another wonderful year with Flo and Jerry in the East.


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2010 - 03-29 - Merger Olympic into Reliance

(Unofficial count) Over 120 members gathered in Bremerton to celebrate the merger of Olymipc Chapter into Reliance Chapter. After opening, we were delighted to have Kris Hoots Thomas's daughter Katriana (Marilyn & Bill's grandaughter) sing 2 wonderful songs for us. She is very talented and poised and received a standing ovation from a happy audience.

The merger started with the members of Olympic in a circle inside the labyrinth.

Then the members of Reliance formed a circle around them.
The Grand Officers and escorts formed a golden chain around all of them and the members of Olympic and Reliance formed one large circle as WGM Marge performed the merger ceremony.

Afterwards, the members of Reliance Chapter welcomed their new members with gifts.
The Kitsap-Mason WMs and WPs of 2009-10 - led by Jim Zachau of Priscilla in his finest headdress yet, gave everyone eggs.

It was a very fun evening filled with fun, laughter and friendship.

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2010 - Grand Chapter Bowling Tournament

The Grand Chapter bowling tournament finals were held on Sunday, March 21st in Ellensburg. Our spies tell us that Vern and Judy Herrst chaired the event and did a great job keeping everyone on track.

There were favors

and prizes. If you want to see who won, check the link in the Photo Albums on the right side of the blog, or click the link below.

Congratulations to the winners!

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2010 - Installation - Sunshine, Prosser - March 20

Glenda and Gordon Miller returned to the East as WM and WP of Sunshine Chapter in Prosser on Saturday, March 20th.

They have a great looking bunch of officers!

Their installing team included WGP Dennis Okicich, his escort Jill and Diane Rice of Alki Chapter in Walla Walla.

Pictures courtesy of WGP Dennis!


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Sad News

Helen McCormick passed away on March 22nd. Her memorial service will be Saturday, April 10th at 11:00 AM at the Stanwood Masonic Center, 102nd Ave NW & 272nd Pl NW in Stanwood. Helen was a former Grand Representative of Connecticut and served as President of the Western Washington Grand Representative Club in 1994. She was Grand Electa for PGM Gerry Shafer and PGP Bill Hammontree in 2001. The Keepsake Grand Family will be doing the OES Memorial Service. She is survived by her husband Bill and 2 daughters.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sad News

Glenna Kellie - former Grand Representative of Arizona from Kirkland Chapter and the mother of PGM Cheri Moll - passed away this morning. She had been ill for quite some time and Cheri was with her at the time of her death.

Services will be on Friday, April 9th at 11 am at the Kirkland Masonic Center, 702 1/2 Market St., Kirkland. There will be an OES service and refreshments will be served afterwards. If attending the service, please wear your favorite Christmas sweater/dress or wear green in honor of the Irish. Christmas was mom's favorite time of the year and she loved her Irish heritage (her maiden name was Kelley), we will be celebrating Irish and Christmas in her memory on that day.

The family has requested that any memorials be sent to either Hospice or the Alexandra Schencking Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund.

Monday, March 29, 2010

2010 - Grand Electa Bev Baller's Reception - March 27

(Unofficial count) Over 130 members and friends gathered in Bellingham for the reception of Grand Electa Bev Baller. The Hearts in Harmony Deputies and their escorts turned out in force to help cook and serve the luncheon ahead of time and to support Sister Bev.

Three Past Grand Electa's attended - PGM Ann Gates, PGM Bev Riley and Gr. Sec. Emer. Norma Jean Roberts.

Having Sister Bev Riley there was very special for our current Grand Electa Bev Baller because PGM Bev Riley was Worthy Grand Matron when Grand Electa Bev Baller's mother was Grand Electa 25 years ago. Grand Electa Bev Baller wore the forever dress from that year in honor of her mother.

Bev's family was very proud of her and she was also very proud of them.

After the reception, deliciousl refreshments were served in the dining room.
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2010 - Grand Coulee Dam Installation - March 25

Thanks to Lynette Zierden for these wonderful pictures of Grand Coulee Dam's installation on Thursday, March 25th. The new WM is Leslie Green and PGP Phil Green is the new WP. The installing team looks great!

The new officers for the year look wonderful in their outfits.

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2010 - Spokane Installation - March 26

The room was full as the new officers of Spokane Chapter - led by WM Joan Kershner and WP Dale Cooper - were installed into their stations. The officers looked great in their new outfits.

Joan's installing team was lead by PGM Diane Osborne and PGP Roy Sharp with assistance from AGM Linda Runyan, Stephanie Hoye, and Mitzi Davis and Vicki Chamberlain who couldn't wait for pictures since there were delicious refreshments downstairs!

Joan is encouraging everyone to get out there and travel and spread the good word about Eastern Star wherever you go. Open your minds to new possibilities and no matter how difficult some things may seem, do it anyway.
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2010 - Cyclamen Installation, March 24

It was a beautiful flower lei evening at Cyclamen in Auburn as Sister Amy Smith and Brother Ed Willert were installed as Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron. Ann Gates, PGM, did a great job as installing officer and she had a great installing team!

The new officers of Cyclamen - with a couple of pro-tems - look great on the floor and Amy vows to bring in some new members and to focus on relationships with the Masonic organizations and youth groups this year.

After installation delicious refreshments were available in the dining room.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bethel #5 - Grand Visitation and 70th Birthday - March 21, 2010

The ladies of Bethel #5, IOJD in Edmonds were pleased to welcome Grand Guardian Donna K. Hoffman and Associate Grand Guardian Dan Thomas, Grand Bethel Honored Queen Summer Dixon, Miss Washington Job's Daughter Erika Dorning and several other Grand Officers and Grand Guardian Officers for the Grand Visitation and 70th birthday party of Bethel #5 on Sunday, March 21st.
The young women, led by Honored Queen (and Grand Senior Princess) Kimi Mock, did a wonderful job of their work and the full room showed how much support they have.
The meeting was preceeded by a soup and salad lunch for a donation and afterwards there was birthday cake!
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Alderwood Installation - March 20, 2010

The Chapter room was packed as the new officers of Alderwood Chapter were installed on March 20th in Everett. Winnie the Pooh, Minnie and Mickey Mouse and all their cohorts were pleased to support the theme of "Believe in the Magic of Friends".

First time WM Janet Busby and WP Tom Busby filled all their offices for the year with great support from the Chapter.

The Installing team did an exceptional job - for the most part!

Tom was very proud of Janet and there were more than a few tears shed.

Tom and Janet's family turned out to support them.
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Madrona Installation - March 20, 2010

News from Madrona Chapter's Installation on March 20th at Anacortes. Pictures and commentary courtesy of Mary Nelson.

Madrona had about 70 people for the Installation of officers under new leadership of Judy Savage and Frank Nelson.

Judy and her family (Sister and brother from Colorado, Sister from Mondana and Judy & her husband.)

New Chapter officers

Installing team including Judy's 2 sisters.
Theme: Planting seeds of friendship and love
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DI HN - Tina Demory - Astral, Wenatchee - March 16, 2010

Photos from Dresden Star Tina Demory's Honor Night at Astral Chapter on March 16th in Wenatchee. Courtesy of Lynette Zierden

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