OES WA Calendar

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Places to be and OV's

Places to be:
Monday, Jan 2 - Chehalis
Wednesday, Jan 4 - Belfair
Thursday, Jan 5 - Crown
Thursday, Jan 12 - Mt. Baker

OV Information - Thurs Jan 5 - Crown
There will be a dinner prior to the stated meeting/Official Visit that night, beginning at 6:15 PM. (Weather permitting. Everyone stay home if there’s snow, too many hills getting to West Seattle)

Dinner will be a taco salad bar, beef and chicken available, with all the fixings. Dessert will be after the meeting. Donation for the dinner is $5.00, with proceeds going to the Triennium Fund. This is Crown’s yearly fundraiser for this project, with dinner prepared by and ingredients donated by Pam and Alan Sawyer.
Come and bring your bibs!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Prayers Needed

Our dear friends Mary Sharko of Key City Chapter and Anita Borst of Evening Star Chapter are having a very rough time right now and could really use your prayers.  Please keep them in your thoughts and send lots of healing prayers their way!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Help Wanted!

We are looking for some people that would like to be on the Evergreen News committee, specifically we need an Editor and Co-Editor.  Those doing it now have been on the committee for several years and do not care to go on next year, which is understandable. They would be willing to lend some assistance to whoever takes over.  The one hurdle is that the Evergreen News is done in Publisher, which is a wonderful program if you know how to use it. 

Please contact me if you would like to serve on this committee.

Thank you,

Gerry Mosler
Associate Grand Matron

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Lots of pictures to share

I apologize for not posting pictures sooner, but have been crazy busy - plus had some hand surgery that slowed me down a bit.  If anyone knows how to do it (no time to teach anyone) and would like to volunteer to help with posting the pictures, please send me an email!

Sunday, December 4th - Western Washington Grand Representatives Luncheon
We enjoyed a delicious luncheon on Sunday at King Oscar's restaurant in Tacoma as the Grand Representatives had their annual Christmas luncheon.  The room was full of happy people and everyone had a great time.

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger!

Monday, December 5th - OV at Southgate
The members of Southgate Chapter enjoyed welcoming the Worthy Grand Matron, Worthy Grand Patron, Grand Officers and other guests to their official visit.  The work was well done and everyone had a wonderful evening visiting.

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger!

Tuesday, December 6th - Whatcom Co. Past Matrons Luncheon
They had a great time at the Bellingham Country Club as the Whatcom County Past Matrons welcomed the WGM and Grand Family to their annual December luncheon.  Entertainment was once again provided by the incredible Bellingham High School Chorus and everyone enjoyed a great day.

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Saturday, December 10th - Analia Chapter Holiday Tea
The members of Analia Chapter had a great time organizing, planning and preparing their annual Holiday Tea for our friends and families. The room was filled with beautiful tables decorated by our members with their own linens, dishes and decorations. There were plenty of door prizes and beautiful raffle baskets and delightful entertainment by the Bodacious Ladies.

CLICK HERE for pictures from me! And CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger!

Wednesday, December 14th - OV Stanwood
The evening started with a delicious dinner and was followed by a wonderful official visit as the WGM and WGP and many others visited Stanwood Chapter for their official visit.  The Starlights were dressed to honor Past Grand Electa Ann Taylor, and everyone had plenty of fun.  One sad note - we learned that Jennie Kelly's 100 year old mother passed away Monday.

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Thursday, December 15th - Pierce County PM and PP Luncheon
And finally, the Past Matrons and Past Patrons celebrated the holidays with the Grand Family at a luncheon at the Scottish Rite Center in Tacoma to help honor their Grand Officer Irene Jacobs Grand Marshal and bring in the Christmas season in style.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

2011 - Dec 6

There was a delicious luncheon and wonderful entertainment as the Whatcom County Past Matrons hosted their annual Christmas luncheon.

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2011 - Dec 5 - OV Southgate

They had a great time at the official visit at Southgate Chapter.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sad news - update

Services for Grace Lindal, (Kathy’s granddaughter) will be at 6 pm on Friday, December 9th at the First Presbyterian Church in Everett, 2936 Rockefeller Ave (cross street is Wall).

The family has requested attire for the memorial service to be cheerful and upbeat (no black). Also in lieu of flowers the family will be setting up a program through the Boeing Credit Union that will benefit the G.R.A.C.I.E. Fund for the Everett School District for their reading assistance program. Information regarding contributions to the fund and complete details are pending and will be available soon.

From Cheri Moll:
Although Grace had been declared brain dead yesterday morning she was still on the ventilator to keep her breathing because of the request to be an organ donor. There were a couple of evaluations that needed to be done by the doctors and certain levels in the body that needed to be reached before they could take the organs. Unfortunately Grace’s heart stopped beating at 2:51 this morning and because of that and a number of other medical complications she is not going to be able to be an organ donor.

Please continue to keep the family in your prayers.

Jennifer and Andy Lindal
3626 127th Pl SE
Everett WA 98208

Kathy Neubecker
2501 Leonard Dr
Everett WA 98201

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sad News

Dear Friends,
Thank you for your prayers for Grace Lindall, but God had other plans for her.  She has been declared brain dead and will now be helping others by giving her organs so others may live.
Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers!


From Cheri Moll:

Kathy Neubecker’s granddaughter Grace, age 8, is in ICU at Harborview Hospital and is not expected to live. She needs all the prayers you have.

Grace has a blood disorder called ITP, which involves two processes, the destruction of existing platelets and the inadequate production of platelets.

She was unresponsive yesterday morning so they called the aid car and they were on the way to Children’s but the EMT’s decided that she needed to get to a hospital sooner so they took her to Swedish in Mountlake Terrace and from there, after a CT scan, took her directly to Harborview. Her platelet count was very low and they immediately put her on an IV of a medication to increase the count. The scan reveled that there was bleeding on the brain and the doctors said that she needed surgery, but the platelet count needed to be up around 80,000 to 100,000 in order to operate. Late last night the count was at 150,000 so they performed the surgery, which was to drill 2 holes in her head to drain the fluid. Because of the location of the blood clot, deep center of the brain, they were not able to operate on it. The surgeons were hopeful following the surgery and said that everything went as planned, for the drainage, and that she would need to stay in the hospital for around 10 days.

Around midnight Kathy called to say that the eyes were not responding to light and that they were going to run some tests. She called me at 4:30 this morning to say that Grace was still alive but that they don’t think that she will make it through the day.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

2011 - Dec 3 - CORE Fun Night

What a great time we all had on Saturday, Dec 3rd at the Lake City Elks as the Way Past Their Prime Time Players had us all laughing and singing along with their star studded show.

Ed Sullivan (who looked suspiciously like Don McAmmond) served as master of ceremonies and we were entertained by Willie Nelson, The Supremes, Sonny and Cher,  Karen Carpenter, Dolly Parton, Elvis, The Big Bopper, The Village People, Madonna, Abba and George Strait. 

The desserts were delicious and the entertainment fabulous.  Here's hoping they do this again!

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Sad News from Belfair/Waconda

Message from Kathy Hutton, daughter of Margaret & Bill Pollak ~
To all friends and family, Margaret Pollak (born March 25, 1928, in Ohid, Hungary) was admitted to the hospital on November 18th after choking on apple pie. Her heart stopped and she was revived but there was still apple in her lungs. The doctors didn’t think she would make it that night, but Mom being stubborn and feisty, hung on until the night of Nov. 22nd, when she peacefully passed on to be with her husband Bill. Margaret & Bill were Worthy Matron & Worthy Patron of Waconda #217 in 2003-04 and traveled widely throughout the state to represent their chapter and Eastern Star. When Waconda merged with Belfair in April 2008, Margaret became a member of Belfair #241, but moved to Longview within the year to be near her daughter Kathy. Information about services and where to send condolences will be posted shortly.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

2011 - Dec 2 OV Delta and Pyramid

80 members gathered in Federal Way for the OV of Delta and Pyramid Chapters.  After a delicious baked potato dinner, Delta Chapter officers did a wonderful job of the long form opening.  WP Richard Moulden of Pyramid did an excellent presentation of the signs and passes and we all had fun singing Christmas carols.

CLICK HERE for pictures from the Grand Sentinel!

2011 - Dec 1 - OV Tyler

They had a great time at Tyler Chapter's official visit on Thursday, December 1st.  They had a delicious chicken dinner before the meeting and everyone had a great time.

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger Collins!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Watcom County Christmas Luncheon

I have only two more days to take reservations for the Watcom County Christmas Luncheon next Tuesday, December 6th. As always, it is at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club at noon, cost $20.00 - they can pay at the door - checks payable to Sheila Kelly. I am starting to panic since I have to call the total in by early Saturday (12-3) morning. They can call (360-366-3501) or e-mail (sheilakelly@earthlink.net) me. Thanks!
Star Love, Sheila

Friday, November 25, 2011

2011 - Nov 22 GR HN Robert Lindsey, Vida - representing Utah

We had a great time at the honor night for Bob Lindsey of Vida Chapter representing Utah in Washington.  The room was full and the responders delighted in giving Bob a hard time, but also in telling everyone what a great guy he is and how hard he works for our Order. 

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

2011 - Nov 21 GR HN Gary Roth, Faith representing Missouri

The Chapter room was full in Parkland as Faith Chapter celebrated their own Grand Representative of Missouri, Gary Roth.  Everyone had a great time.

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Monday, November 21, 2011


Tuesday November 22, 2011 update after talking with Doctor.

MRI is negative for the scan of her spine. Great news. This has been categorized as stage 4 Breast cancer, as it has traveled to the brain. The best treatment is exactly what we are doing right now. We still must wait for the final pathology report on the lymph nodes that were taken, however Dr. said that initial report shows negative for lymphoma.

The doctor and I have talked with mom and explained several things, with this said, Mom is in very good spirits this morning and seems to be getting stronger by the day. Thanksgiving for us will be right here so Don and I with the help of my brothers (they don't know it yet) will be smuggling in good food for Mom.

Just saw this from Lynette Zierden of Grand Coulee Dam Chapter about her mom Carole Fisher.

Mom is in the hospital in Spokane Sacred heart . She has started radiation for several lesions in the brain, and is still undergoing testing. yesterday they discovered a couple of lymph nodes in the center breast bone area and one under her left arm that appear to be affected. This somewhat indicates that the cancer may be in the breast area again and traveled to the brain. There is also a nodule on her thyroid and a aneurysm in her stomach area.

Today she will have a bone scan and another MRI in the spine and back area. At this point I believe they are looking for every place the cancer may have traveled too. I will try to keep everyone up to date when I can.

Prayers needed,

2011 - Nov 19 Reception for Grand Martha Jeannette Carroll

It was a beautiful day at the Landmark on the Sound as Laurel Chapter in Black Diamond celebrated their Grand Martha Jeannette Carroll.  Terry Mosler did a great job of roasting Gil Carroll and then there was a packed house for the reception.  The day was filled with sunshine and laughter as we honored our well deserving sister.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

2011 - 11-17 OV Reliance Chapter

The Bremerton Masonic Center was filled with happy people last night as Reliance Chapter celebrated the official visit of WGM Gloria with WGM Frank.  There were mice everywhere and the postman paid them a visit - although he seemed a bit confused about the recipient of the package until he was pointed in the direction of the WGM.  The officers did a beautiful job of the long form opening and everyone had a great time.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

New Grand Representative

I had the pleasure to travel to Henry Wentworth Chapter on Nov 16th to present Penny Norvell the commission as Grand Representative to the Grand Chapter of Australia. As I walked down from the east and part way around the room, I sang the first lines of several state songs. The members assisted by shouting “NO – That’s Not It. TRY AGAIN!” after each one until I sang, “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, sport”. The shout was “Hurray, THAT’S IT”. Thanks to Robin Jessup, for directing them. As I neared the east, I sang, “Waltzing with Penny” and escorted her to the podium. I’m not sure when Penny realized what was happening! There were about 52 people in attendance and PGM Beverly Haave (Former GR to Australia) was there to offer special congratulations to the new Grand Representative. It was the end to a fun meeting.

Marjorie Bamford
Grand Organist

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

2011 - Nov 15 OV at Lewis Chapter

It was another fun evening down in Lakewood as everyone gathered to celebrate the official visit of Lewis Chapter in Lakewood.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

2011 - 11-14 OV Trinity and Olympia Chapters

Looks like they had a full house and lots of fun at the OV in Tumwater for Trinity and Olympia Chapters. 

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Last day to book Balconies for $1099, WGM Gloria's Alaska trip

I talked to Princess Cruise Line today, and confirmed information I had heard Saturday, that the balconies from WGM Gloria's cruise will be taken away tonight at midnight by the cruise line.  If you would like a last minute deal please contact Allen & Kay Foss 360-685-4001  before midnight.  After this the balconies will go up $400 per person.

Kay Foss

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The place to be!!

The place to be is Henry Wentworth Chapter this coming Wednesday night November 16th!
Just to let everyone know..., if Henry Wentworth is the "place to be" this coming Wednesday, please be there early. The WM has planned a special program to begin at 6:45pm to honor all veterans and service members, a program that will be put on by the local chapter of the VFW. Please adjust your travel/arrival times accordingly.

2011 - Nov 12 - Reception for Jim Iversen - Grand Chaplain

It was a wonderful afternoon at the Burlington comunity center as we all celebrated our Grand Chaplain Jim Iversen.  The room was packed as Mount Baker Chapter celebrated their honored member.  Lots of prayers were offered - some more serious than others - and everyone had lots of laughs.  Jim nearly had a heart attack when AGM Gerry Mosler got up to respond for him, but she was only kidding and Gr. Organist Marjorie Bamford did the real response.  It was a great day and everyone had fun.

CLICK HERE for pictures from our Grand Sentinel!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Honor night postponed

The honor night for Grand Representative Jane Wold of Poulsbo Chapter which was to be on November 15th has been postponed.  When a new date is set, it will be announced.

2011 - Nov 7 OV Faith & Guiding Star

Over 100 members had a great time at the official visit in Parkland for Faith and Guiding Star Chapters.  Looks like the snowmen and the garden gnomes were competing for best in show!

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger Collins!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pyramid & Delta OV

There will be a baked potato bar dinner prior to the Pyramid/Delta OV at 6 pm on Friday December 2nd. All are invited to join with the members of Pyramid and Delta chapters at the Pyramid Masonic Center. OV will start at 7:30 pm where Delta will open and do introductions and Pyramid chapter will do the work and closing. It is a "special" so no business will be conducted.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

2011 - Nov 5 - Reception for Grand Adah Cindy Schneider

With timbrels and with lots of dancing, Key City and a whole lot of others had a great time at the reception for Cindy Schneider, Grand Adah of Washington.  The theme for the afternoon was Dancing with the Stars and all groups were judged on their dancing skills as they were presented for introductions.  The winner was ----- Grand Adah, but the rest of us think the vote was rigged!  But, we all had a great time and enjoyed a beautiful day at Fort Worden in Pt. Townsend.

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2011 - Nov 4 - GR Honor Night for Janet Fritts

Over 100 members and friends gathered at Juanita Chapter in Des Moines to honor Janet Fritts representing California in Washington.  WM Wilma Halpin and WP John Westland and their officers did a great job of showing their honored member how special she is and how much everyone cares about her.  Both tears and laughter were abundant as everyone celebrated this wonderful sister.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

2011 - Nov 3 - OV Analia and Doric

We had a great time in Edmonds last night as Analia and Doric enjoyed their OV from the WGM with the WGP.  There were over 80 members present and the WGM appointed so many worker bee's she'll need a really big hive at Grand Chapter to contain them all.  Afterwards there were delicious salads and desserts downstairs for everyone to enjoy.

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Southgate Holiday Bazaar - Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011

Southgate still has spots available for our annual Holiday Bazaar which takes place Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the Southgate Masonic Temple in Burien from 9AM - 4PM. Tables are $25 each. If you are interested in reserving one, please contact Pauline Beebe @ 206-243-2130.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

2011 - 11-01 - OV and Honor Night

Tuesday night was busy.

The WGM and WGP and lots of friends visited Nesika Chapter for their official visit.  It was preceeded by a delicious baked potato bar and afterwards there was delicious pie.  The officers did a great job of their ritual work.
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Up in Bellingham, they held a very fun Honor Night for Merry Mouse Gary Pitcher, Deputy Instructor from Maple Leaf Chapter.
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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Busy weekend!

It was a very busy weekend for Washington OES.

On Friday night, Belfair had a wonderful Barn Dance and auction where everyone ate, danced and bought to their heart's content.
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Saturday started with Charities and Session Committee meetings, then we moved on to Hawkins Middle School in Belfair for the reception of Grand Secretary Sandra K Henry.  Both Belfair and Welcome Chapters did a great job honoring their member.
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Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy 50th Anniversary

A belated HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY to my escorts Don and Jan Etchison as they celebrated 50 years of wedded bliss on October 20th!  Couldn't happen to two nicer people!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

2011 - 10-25 - OV Amethyst

We had a great time in West Seattle (after we braved the traffic and arrived there).  There was a delicious dinner ahead of time and the officers did a fantastic job with their ritualistic work.  They also voted on 4 petitions for the degrees.  They'll be initiating them on November 22nd!!!  Afterwards we all enjoyed ice cream and cookies in the dining room.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tea Postponed!

Hi -

   Would you please post that the Chocolate Tea scheduled for November 6, 2011,  at Centralia Chapter has been postponed.  We will let you know when a new date has been selected.

   Thank you.

Gerry Shafer, Secretary
Centralia Chapter No. 14

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Past Deputy Instructors Club of the Inland Empire will meet on November 6, 2011, at 2 pm at The Old Country Buffet at 5504 North Division Street, corner of Division and Rowan, in Spokane.  We will be having election of officers and making plans for the PDI luncheon in May to honor the Pace Setter
Grand Family. Please come out for food, friendship and fellowship.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

OV's and Honor Nights!

It was another busy week in OES.

Wednesday night Belfair had a western style honor night for that desperado Dan Daly who is representing South Dakota.
Waiting on pictures from this one!

Thursday night Prosser was the place to be as Sunshine had their OV.
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Friday night we did double duty.  Rodger and Helen went to the honor night at Cyrene Chapter for Gale Thompson - Grand Representative of Virginia.
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I went to Castle Rock for the wonderful OV of Maple Chapter!  The room was packed and we had a great time.
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Saturday we went to Vancouver for the triple threat OV of Henry Wentworth, Lackamas and Martha Washington.  There were 100 members there and the work was well done!
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Belfair Barn Dance Oct. 28th

Belfair Chapter#241 OES invites you to join them for a Country Barn Dance on Friday Oct. 28th! $15.00 per adult. Come out for an evening of Music & Dancing, good food, a 'yard' sale, Bingo and lots more! For information call Cheri Pruitt or Rod Reid (listed as AM & AP in Blue Book). Barn Dance hours are 7:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m. Plan to stay overnight in the area to attend the Grand Secretary Reception the next day at Hawkins Middle School in Belfair.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Afton Chapter Bazaar

Afton Chapter is having a Holiday Bazaar on November 12th from 9 am to 3 pm at the Marysville Masonic Center, 419 Columbia. Why not stop by on your way to Jim Iversen's Reception? We would love to see you.

Helen Collins

CORE Fundraiser news

Tickets for the Dec. 3rd "Just Desserts and a Star Studded Show" will be available until November 19th and there is a limited amount of them available so hurry and get yours. Cheri and I have tickets and will gladly sell you some whenever/where ever you see us. You can also send a check to me (made paable to CORE for WA) at 2501 Leonard Dr.; Everett, WA 98201 and I will mail tickets to you. Thanks and hope to see you on the OES trail and at the BIG SHOW.

Kathy Neubecker

King County Traveling Gavel News

On October 18th Greenwood Chapter held the October meeting celebrating their birthday, honoring the 5 year Past Matron and Patron, and Galloping Gavel. Worthy Matron Linda Mock and Worthy Patron Tim Hall welcomed all. The meeting was highlighted by the parading of the birthday cake and a trip down Memory lane with PM Beth Eng, Bill Shortt and Tim Hall. The three chapters contesting for the gavel were Amethyst, Analia and Rada Uphus. The King County Galloping Gavel rules  state that there must be 10 or more chapter members present before opening concludes.

Amethyst had 10 members, Analia had 9 (only 8 counted) and Rada Uphus had 9, arriving after opening concluded. Therefore, Amethyst Chapter was the winner!   Worthy Matron Gayle Dunston and Worthy Patron Norman Horst were elated.   Norm had made the case for the gavel years ago so it was a double pleasure to see it again! The October 25th meeting at Amethyst is the Official Visit of the  Worthy Grand Matron so the gavel will not be available for claiming until the November 22nd meeting. We will celebrate with the Initiation of FOUR new  members. Please join us at Alki Masonic Center for this happy event.
Linda Burton
Associate Conductress

Amethyst #138

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

2011 - 10-18 OV Harmony and Silver Star

Looks like they had a great time at the OV at Harmony and Silver Star.
CLICK HERE for pictures from our Grand Sentinel!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Memorial Services for Mary Bender

At the meeting at Ferndale Chapter on November 7th, the Chapter will be having a memorial service for Sister Mary Bender.  They are requesting that everyone who attends wear lots of glitz in honor of Mary.

Monday, October 17, 2011

A week in the Inland Empire

It was a long and productive week over in the Inland Empire. 

It started with the reception of Grand Ruth Janice Glidden of Ivanhoe Chapter on Saturday the 8th.
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Unfortunately our picture taker was under the weather for the OV at Zillah in Newport on Monday the 10th, but we understand they had a great night.

Tuesday the 11th, Spokane and Magnolia Chapters started with a dinner then had their OVs.
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Wednesday the 12th, the Grand Officers did their first initiation of the year at Victory Chapter in Millwood and welcomed 3 new members.
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Thursday the 13th was the OV at Ivanhoe Chapter with a western dinner before the meeting.
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Friday the 14th started with the Grand Representatives luncheon - held in Millwood.
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Friday evening the Inland Empire welcomed the Grand Officers with their annual fall banquet at the downtown Spokane Masonic Temple ballroom.
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Saturday morning the 15th the Inland Empire line officers met at Deer Park for breakfast and meetings.
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Saturday afternoon was the reception for Bob Breza, Associate Grand Patron in Chewelah.
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Invitation - Vida Chapter's Annual Roast Beef Dinner

You are cordially invited to join Vida Chapter for our annual Roast Beef Dinner on Sunday, October 23, 2011, noon to 4:00 p.m., at Steilacoom Lodge, 5404 S. Puget Sound Avenue, Tacoma. Donation: Adults $9.00, Children (12 and under) $5.00. For more information, contact Marge Ramsdell, W.M. (phone number in Blue Book).

Sunday, October 9, 2011

OV - Adelphi and Victory

Looks like they had a great time at the official visit of Adelphi and Victory Chapters.  Birthdays and redheads?

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BOW cancelled

Due to scheduling conflicts, The BOW Exchange on the calendar for November 26th has been cancelled for this year.

Friday, October 7, 2011

General Grand Appointments from Washington!!!!!!!

Reported by Ann Gates, PGM:

I just talked to Cheri who is at WV Grand Chapter and the following announcements for the next triennium have been made. Bobbi did say that only the ones who were in attendance at the WV GC session would be announced and each jurisdiction may well have more appointments that will be announced at a later date. This is very exciting for Washington Grand Chapter.

Joy Lough - Worthy Grand Ruth
Bev Haave - Ambassador to Australia
Cheri Moll - Chairman of the Shrine Charities Committee
Tom Schenewerk - Benevolent Committee

WooHoo! And congratulations to all!  What an honor for our state!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fun night at Key City

Looks like the folks on the penninsula were having a great time at their last meeting.  Flower power, peace and harmony were the theme at Key City Chapter.

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New Grand Representative

Following a nice initiation of Aleisha Green I took a few minutes to play a word anagram game - being assisted by several members spelling some words using the letters T,E,A, & S - then I had Lu Stephens hold the letter "X" and placed the other letters around her to spell the word TEXAS. It was my great pleasure to be able to present Sister Louella "Lu" Stephens the commission as Grand Representative of Texas in Washington. Sister Lu is already looking ahead to July when she can attend Grand Chapter in Beaumont. It was nice to have Mary Kingsbury there, who resigned the Texas commission at midnight on October 4th. With Mary was her sister Cornelia, with her who was up here from Texas to attend Mary's honor night on Monday. Presenting the commission was a great way to end a very nice meeting. Thanks to all who came to make the evening special for our newest member and the newest Grand Representative.

Gerry Mosler, AGM

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

GR Honor Nights - Retha Baird and Betty Beattie

There were two Grand Representative Honor Nights this week so far. 

The first was on Monday night at Floral Chapter in Monroe where Retha Baird was honored for representing Georgia.
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The second was on Tuesday night at Everett Chapter where Betty Beattie was honored for representing Vermont.
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Monday, October 3, 2011

NW PDI Winter Function Cancelled

Due to a lack of response, the NW PDI fuction at Lights of Christmas at Warm beach near Stanwood has been cancelled.

Pictures from another busy weekend

It was another really busy weekend in OES as we traveled across the state to celebrate our favorite pastime!

Thursday, Sept 29th found many at the OV at Oakesdale for Hope, Malden and Vineland Chapters.
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Friday, Sept 30th - 126 of us ventured to Cheney for the OV of Martha Chapter and the Homecoming of our favorite gingerbread man Jr. Past Grand Patron Dick Weigel.
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Saturday, Oct 1st started with a delicious breakfast and meeting of the North Central All Stars at Grand Coulee Dam Chapter.
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Saturday afternoon we had a packed house at Almira for the reception of Grand Warder Shirley Armstrong.
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October will be a very busy month and we welcome any information you want to send us for the blog.

5 year honor night at Crown


Were you a King County Worthy Matron 5 years ago? If so, come join us at Crown Chapter on this Thursday, October 6th, at Alki Masonic Hall in West Seattle at 7:30 PM. while we honor this very special member.

Join us for a bit ‘o Ireland, fellowship, and Irish Trivia with chocolate prizes!
Pam Sawyer, W.M.
Alan Sawyer, W.P.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Place to Be

THE PLACE TO BE" is Occidental Chapter on Wednesday October 5th. We will be initiating a new young member and also honoring our 5 year Past Matron and Patron. But there will be more at the meeting so come and find out what is happening.

Gerry Mosler
Associate Grand Matron

Thursday, September 29, 2011

2011 - Sep 27, OV Naomi, Sep 28 CW GR Lunch & OV Illihee & Syringa

(Unofficial count) 67 members had a great time at the Naomi dinner and OV on Tuesday the 27th. 

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The Central Washington Grand Representatives had their luncheon on Wednesday, the 28th.

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Then Illihee celebrated their 100th birthday with an OV with Syringa in Toppenish on Wednesday night.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

OV & Homecoming - Goldendale Chapter

It was a beautiful sunny day and a lovely evening as we all gathered to celebrate the 130th birthday and Official Visit of Goldendale Chapter and the homecoming of Jr. Past Grand Matron Linda Runyan.  The Starlight Grand Family and Sparkler Deputies were well represented.  The Starlights performed a skit with some posing as angels and others angels indeed!  Prior to the meeting we enjoyed a delicious  dinner and afterwards wonderful cookies to send us on our way.

CLICK HERE for pictures from the Grand Sentinel!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

2011 - Sep 19 - OV Grace and Alpha

(Unofficial count) About 65 members filled the beautiful Chapter room at Ellensburg for the official visit of WGM Gloria with WGP Frank to Grace and Alpha Chapters.  Prior to the meeting we had a delicious salmon dinner - prepared and served by the Masons.  The 2 Chapters did a great job of their work and everyone had a wonderful time.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

2011 - Sep 17 - OV at Key City, Priscilla and Pilgrim

(Unofficial count) Over 115 members gathered for an old time revival style OV in Port Townsend as the WGM and WGP and Grand Officers joined Key City, Priscilla and Pilgrim Chapters.  The three Chapters did a great job of their work and everyone really enjoyed the reverend "Brother Love" and his revival choir with special soloist Blessing Glessing!  It was a very fun afternoon!

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger!

Afterwards, many of the "saved" souls ventured down to the Elks Club for an Italian Dinner and some drinking and dancing!

CLICK HERE for pictures!

2011 - Sep 22 - OV at Tyee Chapter

(Unofficial count) Over 60 members attended the official visit of WGM Gloria with WGP Frank to Tyee Chapter in Renton.  It was a very fun evening preceded by a delicious dinner served by the Masons.  WM Rachelle Pratt and WP Robert Pratt did a great job of leading their officers and everyone had a wonderful time.

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger Collins!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

2011 - Sep 13 - OV Corinthian

(Unofficial count) 62 members gathered at Royal A Gove in Tacoma to celebrate the official visit of WGM Gloria with WGP Frank to Corinthian Chapter.  WM Carolann Blake and her grandpa WP Walt Fletcher did a great job of running the meeting and entertaining everyone.  It was a wonderful, fun evening and we all had a great time.

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger Collins!

2011 - Sep 12 Western WA Grand Reps Lunch

The Western Washington Grand Representatives met for lunch and their monthly meeting on Monday, September 12th at Stanwood.  There was a great turnout and everyone had a wonderful time.

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger Collins.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Past Deputies Winter Function

Brighten up the holidays with the Lights of Christmas at Warm beach near Stanwood. A Sunday feature Dessert Matinee, which allows patrons a full-length play, scrumptious dessert, and time afterwards to enjoy the million lights in dazzling displays as you walk-around the festival.  The date is December 11, 2011, and the play starts at 3:00PM and ends around 6:30PM.

The cost is $27 per person and must be paid before September 28, 2011 to secure seating.   Please make your check payable to Jennie Kelly, on your envelop write: Jennie Kelly, atten. Lights of Christmas, 27212 56th Ave NW, Stanwood Wa. 98292. I would also like your e-mail to confirm

Sunday, September 11, 2011

2011 - Sep 10 - Reception for Gerry Mosler, AGM

It was a beautiful and very warm day on Saturday as we all gathered at the Lake City Presbyterian Church for the Reception of Gerry Mosler - Associate Grand Matron.   The American Emerald Grand Family cooked a delicious lunch and the girls of Richmond Highlands Rainbow Assembly served and cleaned up.  At the reception, Kristina Knutsen, Jr. Past Grand Worthy Adviser sang two beautiful songs.  Responses were given by WGM Gloria, WGP Frank, PGM June Lee, PGP Tom Schenewerk who presented Gerry with a beautiful handcrafted wooden lighthouse, and Grand Conductress Stephanie Hoye who was delighted to inform Gerry that she would also be responding for her next year.  Gerry was thrilled!

It was a wonderful, fun afternoon and everyone had a great time.

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger Collins, Grand Sentinel!

Update on Goldendale Fire

Here's an update on the fire from Linda Runyan via June Lee:

Dear Ones,

Received a call from Linda this evening, as we were returning home  from Gerry's reception. She and Jack were at Harold's for supper.   Linda said they are still on the alert list, but not on the high alert
list. There is a great deal of smoke at their place, but not so much at Harold's.

The one thing Linda wanted to report is that Lucky McGaughy's home did not burn up. It was eye witnessed that it was burning, but that was the wrong house.

Linda said they should be okay, if there continues to be no wind, so tuck that in your prayers. She sounded good and hopeful, as her faith is strong.

Bunny Hugs & Lots of Love,

Friday, September 9, 2011

Prayers are needed!

We need to say prayers and send good thoughts to our friends in Goldendale.  Jack and Linda Runyan are not far from the fire and have already moved their horse and some other belongings to Harold's house for safekeeping.  Lucky McGaughey (one of this year's deputies) has been evacuated and may have lost her home.  They won't let her back in to see yet.  Plus, we know of other Stars who have friends and relatives in the area who have lost their homes.

Keep those prayers and good thoughts coming!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

DeMolay Wreath Fundraiser

The Des Moines DeMolay chapter is selling holiday wreaths this year. Prices are:

Wreath $22.00
candy cane $24.00
Cross $27.00
Gift Box $50.00

You can send a check with your order or pay at time of delivery
Cut off date for delivery is November 25th

More information can be obtained by contacting dad Chuck Kent 206-248-5368

Email chuckkent.oes@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

OV Date change

Please note that the OV for Nesika Chapter originally scheduled for October 26th has been changed.
The new date is Tuesday, November 1st.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

OV at Pacific and Reception for Grand Treasurer

Looks like everyone had a great time last weekend on the OES trail.  First at Pacific Chapter's 100th anniversary party and OV and then at the reception for Grand Treasurer Marcia Haukaas at Lackamas Chapter in Washougal.

CLICK HERE for pictures from Pacific Chapter's OV and 100th anniversary.

CLICK HERE for pictures from Grand Treasurer Marcia Haukaas's reception.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

2011 - Aug 23 - OV Fern Chapter

The sidelines were full and everyone had a great time at the Official Visit of WGM Gloria with WGP Frank to Fern Chapter.  Hawaiian was the theme for the night with hula dancing courtesy of Fawn Hacker of Olympia Chapter.  Looks like a great time.

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger Collins!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Check out the NEW Washington OES website

The new website is up and running!  It is still a work in process, but we have made lots of progress and are working diligently to complete it.  We welcome your constructive feedback, but ask for your patience as we complete the task of moving from the old site to the new one.

The website address is still:  www.washingtonoes.org.

Busy weekend in Washington

It was a very busy weekend in Washington OES starting with a fantastic golf tournament to benefit Rite Care for children at the Ft. Lewis Golf Course.  The Hammontrees and all their helpers did a great job of coordinating everything and everyone had a wonderful time on the golf course and at the BBQ afterwards where there were prizes aplenty.

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger Collins!

On Saturday, the Masonic Center at West Seattle was packed to the rafters for the reception of WGM Gloria and WGP Frank.  Their 4 chapters, Afton, Bethel, Crystal and Belfair, did a great job of moving the meeting along and everyone enjoyed the very warm reception.

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger Collins!

Saturday evening we enjoyed a great cookout at the Masonic Park at Granite Falls for Jobie weekend.  There were over 200 Jobies there with plenty of adults to keep them company and the weather was perfect.

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Jim Nalley, former Grand Representative of Arkansas, passed away today (8-17). Please keep Judy and the rest of the family in your prayers.

The memorial service will be Sunday, August 21st @ 2:00 PM at the Calvary Lutheran Church at 2415 S 320th St, Federal Way.
Judy's address is in the 2010-11 Blue Book under Delta Chapter.

2011 - August 16 - OV at Alderwood and Everett

Over 120 members gathered for a warm and fun official visit from WGM Gloria with WGP Frank to Alderwood and Everett Chapters at the Everett Masonic Center. The meetings were preceeded by a delicious chicken dinner. Alderwood Chapter did a wonderful opening and introductions then Everett Chapter took over for the rest of the meeting. There were yummy refreshments in the dining room after the meeting.

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger Collins!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

2011 - Rainbow Dream Camp

The weather was cool, but the Masonic Park at Granite Falls was full of warmth as we had a wonderful time visiting with all the Rainbow Girls at Dream Camp today.  The breakfast cooked by the Rainbow Dads was delicious and the enthusiasm was contagious.  We need to find a way to bottle it!  GWA Becky LaMastus and her troops are off to a great start.

CLICK HERE  for pictures from Rodger Collins!

Friday, August 12, 2011

2011 - Aug 11 - Tacoma OV & 100th Anniversary

Well over 100 members enjoyed a delicious dinner and the official visit of WGM Gloria with WGP Frank.  We were treated to wonderful excerpts from the 100 year history of Tacoma Chapter by WM Donna Benson and WP Sam Parker kept us all in stitches digging his hole ever deeper. 

During responses, Grand Martha Jeannette Carroll, with the assistance of a few audience members, gave us some interesting facts about Idaho - including the fact that Pete Cole of Tyler Chapter is the new Grand Representative of Idaho in Washington.  Everyone was thrilled for this well-deserving brother. 

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger Collins!

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Jeannette Carroll, Grand Martha, traveled to the OV at Tacoma Chapter on Wednesday, August 10th to present the Grand Representative of Idaho commission to Peter Cole from Tyler Chapter.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Day at the Races at Emerald Downs!

Do you fancy a day at the races at Emerald Downs with your OES friends? It is not too late to sign up and attend but time is running short. Poulsbo #235 is sponsoring their Annual Day at the Races on Sunday, August 28th, for only $40, which includes lunch and a seat in an upstairs view room for watching the races. If you do not want to drive, you can ride the carpool-bus for only $7. Contact Jane Wold at 360-598-3411 for information and your tickets! Hurry, because the deadline to sign up is this Sunday, August 14th.

2011 - Aug 7 - Grand Representatives of WWa Picnic

It was a wonderful day for a picnic Sunday, August 7th and there was a full house at Kitchen 1 at Borst Park in Centralia as the Western Washington Grand Representatives Club had their annual get together with a delicious potluck.  Everyone had a great time and enjoyed socializing in a very casual atmosphere.

CLICK HERE for pictures!

2011 - Aug 4 - Lakeside, Kirkland & Century OV

Over 100 members gathered for the official visit of WGM Gloria with WGP Frank to Lakeside, Kirkland and Century Chapters in Bellevue.  It was a warm night outside, but the air conditioner was working REALLY well.  The three chapters did a great job of presenting their ritualistic work and we were entertained by a skit with a reporter interviewing OES ladies who live in a retirement community.  Everyone had a wonderful time and there was lots of laughter.

CLICK HERE  for pictures from Rodger!

Friday, August 5, 2011

OES Charity Golf Tournament

The exit number off I-5 was left off the registration forms (that can be printed from the link on the right) for the 2011 tournament. The tournament is at the Eagles Pride Golf Course (formerly Fort Lewis Golf Course) this year. This is the course where the first few tournaments were held. No passes are required since it is not inside the gates of JBLM.
Directions: Take Exit 116 (Mounts Rd/Old Nisqually) exit towards Old Nisqually. The golf course is on the west side of I-5 and visible from the freeway.
Team registrations are due August 12th. Dinner only reservations are due on the 12th as well.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

2011 - Aug 2 - OV at Laurel

(Unofficial count) 98 members had a great time at Laurel Chapter celebrating the visit of WGM Gloria with WGP Frank.  Worker B's for the evening were Janet Rowe, Marjorie Barnes and Gil Carroll.  WM Helen Montross and WP Mike Donat did a great job of moving the meeting along.

CLICK HERE for pictures from our Grand Sentinel!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Tacoma Chapter’s Official Visit on Wednesday, August 10th. The OV starts at 7:30 PM. Unfortunately the invitations didn't get sent out so please spread the word. Since this is our 100th Anniversary, there will be an Old Fashioned picnic before at 6 PM with proceeds to the WGM & WGP charities (donation). Also a special present for the first 75 people. Worthy Matron, Donna Benson is asking for donations to the Women's shelter or food bank at the OV. The shelter would like women's & children's underwear and socks and all kinds of baby things-clothes, diapers, etc.

Photos from 2011 Grand Chapter Session

The first photos from the 2011 Grand Chapter Session are now available from Dan and Vicki Voorhees.  We will put links to all the albums on the sidebar.  Contact Dan & Vicki at dnveeee@wavecable.com for info about ordering prints and CDs.

CLICK HERE for photos of the Pace Setter Grand Family installation.

Memorial Service for Betty Evans

Eastern Star Memorial services will be held for Sister Betty Lee Evans [former Grand Representative of North Carolina 1990-91, and dual member of Spokane and Adelphi Chapters] on Friday, Aug. 5th at 10:00 am at Riplingers Funeral Home on North Division Street just south of Wellesley Ave. in Spokane. 

~Reported by Jean Burnett, Secretary of Eastern WA GR Club

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Official Visits Last Week

Looks like they had a lot of fun at the Official Visits this last week.

First at the OV for Evening Star and Grand Coulee Chapters held in Almira.
CLICK HERE  for pictures!

Then at the OV for Alki and Waitsburg Chapters held in Walla Walla.
CLICK HERE for pictures!

Can't wait to get back on the OES trail!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Washington OES website - update!

Just wanted to give you an update on the progress of the official website www.washingtonoes.org.

Last year was a transitional year for the site.  Our Chairman Joan Kershner's illness and eventual passing was a big blow to the committee and we didn't have the opportunity to carry out our plans. 

We have regrouped and under our new chairman - Vicki Voorhees - are hard at work redesigning, streamlining and modernizing the site.  We have made a lot of progress and should be ready to transition to the new site sometime in mid August.  The web address will be the same and we will still use the blog for breaking news, invitations, photo albums and general announcements.

The old site will stay up until the new one is ready so you will still have access to the forms and links to the Chapters and other jurisdictions.

We value your opinions about the site and would be happy to have any feedback you want to give us going forward. The email for the website is waoesweb@gmail.com

Thank you for your patience during this transition!
Your Website Committee!
Vicki Voorhees - Chairman
Cheri Moll
Dianna Kaspar
Kerri Kosta
Stephanie Hoye

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Official Visits Last Week

There were over 100 people at the OV at Bellingham on Tuesday, July 19th for Maple Leaf and Ferndale Chapters.  We were greatly entertained - even heard a fabulous Kazoo band. 
CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger Collins!

Over 80 people had a great time at the Official visit at Astral and Oasis Chapter in Wenatchee on Wednesday, July 20th.  We partied til the cows came home - literally.
CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger Collins!

Looks like they had a wonderful time at the official visit in Okanogan on Thursday, July 21st!
CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger.

Another fun time at the OV at Pine Tree and Bethlehem Chapters in Kettle Falls on Saturday, July 23rd.
CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger.

Then they had a wonderful BBQ at the Breza's afterwards.
CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger.

Monday, July 18, 2011

First OV - July 16th

The first OV was held in a very packed house at Crystal Chapter in Enumclaw.  There wasn't a chair left in the dining room by the time we finished stealing them all.  This year WGM Gloria is honoring the "worker bees" from each Chapter and Don and LaNita stole the show in their bee hats.  Everyone was thrilled with the exciting and suspensful announcement of Neil Glessing of Key City Chapter as the new Grand Representative of Montana.  Grand Adah Cindy Schneider did a great job of rounding him up with the aid of Chuck and Mary Callen.

It was a very fun afternoon and we are looking forward to a great year.

CLICK HERE for pictures from our Grand Sentinel!

Sunday, July 17, 2011


During the response by WGM Gloria Schwartz at the 1st OV at Crystal Chapter in Enumclaw on Saturday, July 16th she asked Cindy Schneider, Grand Adah to come help her. Cindy then proceeded to go on a search for a new sheriff and with the assistance of PGP Chuck Callen & his escort Mary they finally lassoed the new Grand Representative of Montana, Neil Glessing. He is currently WP of Key City Chapter.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

2011 - Rainbow Grand Assembly

We had a wonderful time at the formal opening of the Washington Idaho Rainbow Grand Assembly.  It was full of fun and energy and a joy for us to watch.  GWA Kristina Knutsen and her corps of officers did a fantastic job

CLICK HERE for pictures!

AND - some more news.  The GWA for next year is Becky LaMastus of Benton City #135.  Congratulations Becky!

The new State Mother Advisor is Jeanette Turner!  
The new State Rainbow Dad is PGP Terry Wiggins! 

Woo Hoo!  Congratulations to all!

Friday, July 8, 2011

2012 Charity Golf Tournament - August 19th!

Just a reminder to get your reservations in for the Annual Charity Golf Tournament to be held at Ft. Lewis Golf Course on Friday, August 19th.  If you play golf, you will enjoy the beautiful course on the base, but golfing is limited to the first 144 people to sign up.  There are lots of prizes!

If you don't golf but would like to spend the day with lots of fun people, you can hang out at the clubhouse with the rest of us and then enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner and possibly win even more prizes when the golfing is over. 

Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Scottish Rite Rite Care of Washington.

To sign up, use the forms on the side bar of the blog under "Forms".  When you have them open, don't hit the print icon on your browser - instead go to the word "File" on the left side of the page and print the forms from there. 

Registrations with $$$ need to be to Alice Hammontree by August 12 at the very latest

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pop Tab Report

It was a really big year for Pop Tabs!

Zillah Chapter turned in 1,764 pounds
PGP Dick Weigel turned in 294 pounds
John Chamberlain turned in 1,573 pounds from Grand Chapter

That's a total of 3,631 pounds!!!

We're not sure how much Zillah Chapter received for their pop tabs, but we estimate that in total we were able to raise over $2,200 for Ronald McDonald House!

Great Job everyone!  Now, let's try to do even better next year!

Monday, July 4, 2011

WGM Gloria's Cruise

Information for WGM Gloria's cruise is now available.  There is a link to the form on the sidebar under "Forms".  If you sign up between now and July 6th, you will get a break on the amount of deposit needed.

Job's Daughters Grand Bethel Installation - 2011

We had a wonderful time in Wenatchee watching the installation of the new officers of the Grand Council and Grand Bethel of Washington.  If only we could bottle the energy and enthusiasm in that room and take it back to our Chapters!

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Grand Chapter 2011

What a wonderful time we had at Grand Chapter this year. The Gala was wonderful and the music throughout the session was great. Linda truly did have Angels among us because everything was heavenly. Plus, we gained 7 new Grand Representatives.

Our new Associate Grand Conductress is Mary Ann Fergusson from Doric Chapter and our new Grand Sentinel is Rodger Collins from Afton Chapter.

CLICK HERE and HERE for pictures from our New Grand Sentinel, Rodger Collins.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Address correction

The information for our new Grand Esther, Judy Nielsen is incorrect in the installation program and OV book. Her street address should start with a 4 not a 1. For questions you can call her or the Grand Secretary for more information.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Grand Representatives

Carol Woodard, Crystal Chapter, Puerto Rico
Doris Kelly, Golden Rod Chapter, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Everett Miller, Ivanhoe Chapter, Bolivia
Irene Laughlin, Afton Chapter, Nevada

Monday, June 27, 2011

Two new Grand Representatives

At Grand Chapter today, two new Grand Representatives were announced:

Robert Langer, Ferndale, representing Ohio
Tina Riley, Southgate, representing Maryland


Saturday, June 25, 2011

New Grand Representative

It was just announced by Grand Marshal Karin Whipple that Bill Lee of Reliance Chapter is the new Grand Representative of Oklahoma in Washington.

Congratulations Bill!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

2011 - Grand Chapter of Oregon

Washington was well represented at Oregon's Grand Chapter and we had a lot of fun there.

CLICK HERE for pictures!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Lorna Burns, Grand Esther, traveled to Spokane Chapter on June 14 to present the Grand Representative of Wisconsin commission to Betty Hughes. Betty is listed as AC of the chapter in the 2010-11 Blue Book.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Merry Mice Deputy Instructors for 2011-12

These are the announced Merry Mice for 2012. As more are announced, we will update the list.
  1. Maple Chapter – Cyndi Branch, Westside Chairman
  2. Malden Chapter – Marita Bothman, Eastside Chairman
  3. Adelphi Chapter – Rowena Sargent
  4. Afton Chapter - Dottie Hardenbrook
  5. Alderwood Chapter - Darylyn Phraner
  6. Alpha Chapter – Ken Larson
  7. Analia Chapter – Kim Norton
  8. Chehalis Chapter – Larry Wilkinson
  9. Cyrene Chapter - Denice Tewalt
  10. Doric Chapter - Don McAmmond
  11. Esther Chapter - Kathleen 'KC' Carmean
  12. Evergreen Chapter – Sharon ‘Lucky’ McGaughy
  13. Guiding Star Chapter - Tracy Williams
  14. Greenwood Chapter - Tim Hall
  15. Harmony Chapter – Barbara Blankenship
  16. Kirkland Chapter – Charlene Trent-Lewis
  17. Lackamas Chapter – Willie Winstead
  18. Laurel Chapter – Janet Rowe
  19. Lewis Chapter – Karen Karnes
  20. Maple Leaf Chapter – Gary Pitcher
  21. Oasis Chapter – Janelle Hearn
  22. Poulsbo Chapter - Nancy Huntley
  23. Reliance Chapter – Gayla Elverson
  24. Silver Star Chapter – Cyndie Gocke
  25. Syringa Chapter - Lennardine Henry
  26. Trinity Chapter - Sue Watson
  27. Tyee Chapter – John Livie
  28. Victory Chapter - J. Evan Nelson
  29. Vineland Chapter – Penny Bosley
  30. Waitsburg Chapter – Lenore Kromm
  31. Zillah Chapter – Jean Mix

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Gala Banquet Reservations Still Available

Gretchen is going to continue taking reservations for the GALA ONLY until June 18th. Be sure to get your reservations in ASAP!

Thank you,
Kathy Neubecker

Saturday, June 11, 2011


If you like to sing, please join the 2011 Star Light Grand Choir. Lots of wonderful music is planned for our Grand Chapter Sessions in Yakima, June 26-29, 2011 at the Sun Dome. “The Angels are Among Us” as we celebrate this special time of joy and love. Come, join us, as we ‘say it with music’. Bring a flash light to use when lights are dimmed. Please send your name & voice classification (want to be sure we have enough song books printed) to:

Sarah Jane Johnson, Grand Choir Director

PO Box 609

Davenport WA 99122-0609

Phone 509-725-7551


Mon, Jun 27th at 8 AM .. upstairs dining room at the Sun Dome

Thank you!

Sarah Jane

Thursday, June 9, 2011


This has been a long time coming. The Grand Chapter Office received the information for this commission at the same time the recipient was moving from Sequim to Montesano. It took a while to track down the person but this afternoon I had the pleasure of visiting Elisabeth Haubrick at her new home and presenting to her the commission to the Grand Chapter of Saskatchewan. She was delighted to have the official word. Her counterpart wrote her long before we received the information in the State’s.

If anyone down in that area will be attending Grand Chapter and could give a ride to Elisabeth she would love to go to Grand Chapter as her counterpart will be attending our Grand Chapter. Also, if you need a roommate let her know as I don’t believe she has made any arrangements. Phone: 360-249-2133 Email: hbhaubrick@yahoo.com

Congratulations can be sent to:

Elisabeth Haubrick

Box 36 Old Beacon Road

Montesano WA 98563

Angel hugs,

Pamela Lee, Grand Organist