OES WA Calendar

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