OES WA Calendar

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.
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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.