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.

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger!

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.

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger!

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.

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger!

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.

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger!

2011 - Dec 5 - OV Southgate

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

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger!

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!