OES WA Calendar

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.
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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