OES WA Calendar

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.

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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!

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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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