OES WA Calendar

Monday, December 31, 2012

Places to be

Here are a few places you might want to be:

Tuesday 1/1 at Alma

Thursday 1/3 at Delta

Thursday 1/3 at Alderwood

Thursday 1/10 at  OV of Tyee & Southgate

Friday, December 21, 2012


Pierce County Past Matrons & Past Patrons Christmas Lunch 12-13-12
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OV & Merger Corinthian & Cedar Chapters on 12-13-12
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OV Greenwood & Rada Uphus Chapters on 12-14-12
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OV Alderwood & Stanwood Chapters on 12-15-12
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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Vote to win air miles for Shriners Hospitals: 

Aloha from John Grobler, MWGP, and Barbara Grober, Secretary to MWGP:

While visiting the Honolulu Shriner's Hospital, we learned that United Airlines has a mileage giveaway contest for charities.  Whichever charity gets the most "votes" on this website, will be given 10 million miles.  The contest runs in December until December 25 and anyone and everyone can log into it and vote for their favorite charity......lots are listed; right now Shriners is in 3rd place (last year they won 1st place in this contest and divided the 10 million miles among several of their hospitals).  We can help this year (for the next 12 days) by getting the word out to all of our members to go to the website printed below and vote every day for the Shrine Hospital charity.  One can vote from any where you can log into the internet.  Please get the word out to all our members and we can help the Shriners!  Remember the contest ends December 25th. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Special Hotel Rates

Nadine Weatherby works for a hotel management company that has some hotels in Burlington, Sumner and Chehalis.  She was able to negotiate a pretty good room rate for our Masonic members, friends and family. These rates are in effect until March 31st at which time she will need to renegotiate with her boss. She hopes to sell lots of rooms so that he will be inclined to extend the rate (or not raise it considerably) further into the year.
At the Candlewood Suites in Burlington, you can get a $60 rate, and at the Holiday Inn Expresses in Chehalis and Sumner, you can get a $79 rate. You don't have to be an Eastern Star member to get these rates. They are available by simply calling the hotel directly and asking for the "Eastern Star" rate. Following is each hotel's information:
Candlewood Suites; I-5 Exit 229; 1866 S. Burlington Blvd, Burlington, WA; 360-755-3300
Holiday Inn Express; I-5 Exit 77; 730 NW Liberty Pl, Chehalis, WA; 360-740-1800
Holiday Inn Express; Hwy 167 Exit 24; 2500 - 136th Ave Ct E, Sumner, WA; 360-299-0205

Please give her a call if you have any questions.

Nadine Weatherby, Deputy Instructor
Mount Baker Chapter
Email: nadinerby@hotmail.com
Cell: 360-610-8134

Home Burns Down

On December 10th at noon when Kristen was home for lunch, Ada Grimstead's house burnt down. Ada is Nancy Peterson's mother, Ada is 97 and has full time caretakers. Kristen Peterson, Nancy's daughter, lives with her grandma. Ada, Kristen, the caretaker and two dogs got out safely. The 3 cats did not make it. All of Kristen's belongings from her apartment were stored in the garage where the fire started. Nancy says it is a total loss. Keep them all in your prayers.
Kristen is a Starkeeper Deputy Instructor from Oasis Chapter in Ephrata.


Grand Family Christmas Caroling on December 8, 2012
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Western Washington Grand Representative Club Christmas Luncheon on December 9, 2012
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

OV & Merger

Corinthian and Cedar chapters would like to invite you to Gove hall in Tacoma for our Official Visit and the Merger of our two chapters on December 13 @ 7:30pm. We will start the evening with a taco salad bar @ 6pm by donation with the proceeds going to the WGM & WGP projects. We hope to see you there!

Pictures from our AGP

Watcom County PM & PP Luncheon in Bellingham on December 4th.
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OV Maple Leaf & Ferndale Chapters in Bellingham on December 4th.
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OV Juanita Chapter in Des Moines on December 7th.
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Grand Family Caroling on December 8th.
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Grand Representatives Club of Western Washington Christmas Luncheon on December 9th.
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Friday, December 7, 2012

King County Traveling Gavel - Stolen!!!

21 members of Occidental Chapter descended on Analia Chapter with the sole purpose of stealing the King County traveling gavel.  Even the Worthy Grand Matron was in on the caper.  Fortunately, the members of Analia are peace loving people and chose not to fight for the gavel, so WM Jamie Mosler and WP Terry Mosler took the gavel to its new temporary home in Ballard.  It was a fun evening preceded by a delicious potluck dinner with hors d'oeurves provide by the members of Richmond Highlands Rainbow Assembly.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012


To All Masonic Families
            Our Annual Fun Day is planned for June 1, 2013, 8am to 3pm at the Tumwater Masonic Lodge, 521 North ST SE, Tumwater, and we need your HELP.
            We are asking you to go through your closets and dig out all the formals, tuxedos and street clothes that are taking up unwanted space. We do ask that all items be clean and in good condition. Most dresses and suits will sell for five dollars or less each. There will be a few racks of higher prices, but still very affordable.
            We will have a Penny Auction, Wet Sponge Toss, Books and Baked goods for sale. The Grand Officers will be in charge of the Penny (Quarter) Auction table. You can also give them your clothing you wish to sell, and they will get these items to one of the Fun Day Committee members.
            You won’t want to miss the pancake breakfast, or the BBQ lunch - HAMBURGERS, AND HOT DOGS grilled by our Worthy Grand Patron. There will also be an Ice Cream booth and a beverage booth, so we promise you won’t go hungry.
            In addition, this year we’re inviting our youth groups to join us. They may participate in any way they wish, i.e. car washes, Grand Officer handmade items, etc. and all of those proceeds will go directly to their projects.
Please contact me if you have questions.
Jeannette Carroll, Chairman, email:  Jeannette.carroll@comcast.net,
Phone:  253-630-6181 or 206-437-4466

Gayle Dunston, Co-Chairman, email: gayledunston@yahoo.com 
Phone: 206-257-0770


More pictures from Happy OES Events

November 15 - OV Lakeside and Kirkland Chapters in Bellevue
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November 17 - Reception for Grand Ruth Janet Pitcher in Bellingham.
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November 23-24 - Analia Chapter Annual Follow the Stars Craft Fair with Doric Chapter manning the food concession.
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November 29 - Amethyst 100th OV in West Seattle
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November 30 - OV Golden Rod and Bethel Chapters in Snohomish
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December 1 - Reception for Grand Warder, Terry Cramer
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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Secret Surprise at Olympia on Dec. 5

Olympia Chapter will surprise Bob DeBruyn at Wednesday evening's stated meeting (Dec. 5th) in honor of his returning to Italy the following week and in early celebration of his 91st birthday, which is Jan. 6th.  This is a surprise to Bob, and although safe to put on the Blog, he is unaware of the surprise. Plan to attend; it should be fun!

Jane Wold Memorial

Jane Wold's Memorial will be Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at 2:00 PM at Renton Lodge/Bainbridge Island Masonic Center. It is a holiday Monday for many state and federal workers. Jane was a former Grand Representative of Rhode Island from Poulsbo & Priscilla Chapters.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Some more Pictures!

West Virginia/Washington Banquet at General Grand Chapter
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Vida/Tacoma Official Visit on November 27, 2012
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sad News from Poulsbo

Past Matron & Past Grand Representative of Rhode Island Jane Wold from Poulsbo and Priscilla Chapters passed away in her sleep Saturday night. Information regarding her services will be posted when that information is available.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pictures! Pictures & More!

Pictures from AGP Rodger Collins from General Grand Chapter & Honor Night for Doris Kelly Grand Representative of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

47th General Grand Chapter 2009-2012
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General Grand Installation
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Fort Worth Water Garden
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Honor Night for Doris Kelly on 11-13-12
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Services for Anita Borst

Kathleen Miller, her husband Daryl is Anita’s brother, called to say that Anita’s services will be this Saturday, November 17th in Wilbur.   Burial will be at 1:00 pm at the cemetery in Wilbur with a memorial service following at the Community Presbyterian Church, 11 NE Cole St, Wilbur at 2:00 pm.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pictures from AGP Rodger!

Reception of Grand Electa Louann Yager held in Port Angeles on Saturday, November 10th.
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Pictures from Fort Worth Stockyards & Rodeo prior to the start of General Grand Chapter.
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Sad news

Anita Borst of Evening Star Chapter in Almira and Past Grand Ruth for Linda Runyan and Dick Weigel passed away this morning around 2 am.  Please keep Phil and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Lakeside/Kirkland OV

Please be aware that the OV on Thursday, November 15th will be at the Bellevue Masonic Center where Lakeside Chapter meets and NOT in Kirkland as the Grand Chapter Calendar & OV book lists it.  The location is correct on the blog calendar.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

2012 General Grand Chapter in Ft. Worth

We had a great time in Ft. Worth at General Grand Chapter and especially enjoyed seeing our own PGM John Grobler go from Acting MWGP to Most Worthy Grand Patron, and our PGM Joy Lough installed as Worthy Grand Ruth along with all of our GG Committee members.  There were over 50 Washington members there.

We started off with a fun day at the Stockyards capped off with a BBQ and rodeo (the cows won)!  Then it was on to the many festivities of General Grand:  Estarl Service, Memorial, Youth introductions, business, resolutions, closing and installation!  That doesn't include the endless meals and social time.  It was wonderful.

One resolution of note that was adopted:  first and second female cousins of Master Masons can now join.  It's not as much as we hoped to accomplish, but I'm sure many of you can find some cousins who want to join and it didn't say how many times removed they could be.

My pictures are below in order by the date they were taken.  Took them all with my phone, so the quality might not be as great as the ones Rodger will be sending soon, but it will give you some idea of the goings on.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Update on Ruth Hammer's Service

Ruth Hammer’s (who passed away on November 5th) service will be Monday, November 19th at 10:00 AM at Einan’s Funeral Home, 915 By-Pass Highway, Richland.  Cards can be sent to the family at the address in the 2012-13 Blue Book as she is listed as Worthy Matron of Richland Chapter.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

More Sad News

OES Sisters and Brothers –

I have just received word that our golden chain has been broken with the passing this afternoon (November 7th) of our beloved Brother Joe Ivey, Senior Past Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of Arizona. A memorial service will be scheduled for later in the month, and I’ll let you all know as soon as I have any details. Sister Carmen is both in grief and exhausted, and needs our support; sending a card to let her know that your thoughts and prayers are with her would be appreciated. Any mail sent to the Seattle address in the Blue Book will be forwarded to Carmen in Arizona.

Love & Hugs,
Judy Turchin
Analia #112

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sad News

Ruth Hammer, Worthy Matron of Richland Chapter #239 passed way today (November 5). She was ill for few months; went home very quick.  No other details available at this time.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Sad News / Service for Charlotte Pearson

Stanwood’s Golden Chain has once again been broken. Our Sister, Charlotte Pearson, passed away October 28, 2012. Services will be held Saturday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m. at Gilbertson Funeral Home, 27001 88th Avenue NW in Stanwood. Graveside services will immediately follow the funeral, with a reception at the Stanwood Masonic Hall following that. Condolences can be sent to the Family of Charlotte Pearson, c/o Dennis Pearson, P O Box 191, North Lakewood, WA 98259.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Busy Weekend

Had a great weekend in the North Central area.  Started Friday night with an OV at Silver Star Chapter in Chelan.
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Then Saturday morning we went to Oasis Chapter in Ephrata for the North Central All Stars Brunch.
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After that we drove up to Okanogan for a fantastic reception for our Grand Marshal JoDee Desrosier.  It was a wonderful weekend and everyone had a great time!
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On Monday, it was up to Stanwood for the Honor Night for Ken Taylor, Grand Representative of Maine.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pictures! Pictures & more Pictures!

Pictures from AGP Rodger Collins--

Sunshine & Evergreen Chapters OV in Prosser on October 18th.
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Inland Empire of Washingon Grand Representative Lunch on October 19th.
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Inland Empire Past Matron/Past Patron Dinner on October 19th.
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Inland Empire Line Officer Brunch/Instruction on October 20th.
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Grand Chaplain, Tom Henson's Reception on October 20th.
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Jim Zachau update

Jim Zachau is home and resting, but not allowed to lift anything over 5 lbs, and facing an 8-week recovery.  Please send cards to Jim at PO Box 2070, Belfair, 98528. Please do not telephone the home as the ringing phone is stressing Jim out and wearing Bernice out. Please direct phone calls about his welfare to Jane Wold at 360-598-3411, who is their Social and Health Care Secretary at this time J.  Also please do not drop in without arranging a visit through Jane. And, finally, remember that poor Bernice is home nursing a cranky husband and she needs our prayers & loving thoughts, and she will let us know when she needs relief.


Airport transportation for General Grand Chapter.

FYI - For those of you going to General Grand Chapter, there is a much better rate for ground transportation to the Omni Hotel from the airport if you go to the Omni's website rather than the GGC website.  Select Guest Services on the left and scroll to the bottom and go the link for Go Yellow Check Shuttle Service.  Or click here, to be directed to the page.  Don't get caught at the airport with no reservation.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Washington OES website problems

The Washington OES website (www.washingtonoes.org) is having repetitive problems with malware, Trojans & other virus warnings popping up.  The website committee is diligently working to correct all of these problems. Please heed the warnings your computer gives you and avoid the site until we have a more effective virus-protection program in place.  We will post an "all clear" when the website is stable.  Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Jim Zachau needs cards

Starseeker Deputy Instructor Jim Zachau had triple bypass heart surgery on Wednesday. He is up walking around a bit but, as of Friday, still not allowed visitors. Jane Wold from Poulsbo Chapter is a contact person for info; her # is 360-710-4944.  Cards may be mailed to Jim at PO Box 2070, Belfair, 98528.  Keep Jim & Bernice in your thoughts.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Grand Conductress Reception

What a great time we all had at the reception for our Grand Conductress Mary Ann Fergusson.  It was a true Apple Cup rivalry and the big beneficiary was the food bank.

There was some bad news - a couple of coats walked away without their owners and one got left at the altar:
l.  Purple, Columbia, Husky/DAWGS fleece jacket, Size L
2. Black raincoat/tan cuffs on sleeves and collar. This coat DOES NOT HAVE a lining. The one I have here does have a lining.
3. Also left behind, a gray sweatshirt.
Contact Mary Ann for information about the coats.

And a message from Mary Ann:
THANK YOU....for responding to the Apple Cup Food Bank Drive held at the reception on October 13th. RESULTS ARE:

APPLE CUP goes to Coug's
Donations: Mounds of food for both teams
Monetary donations:
COUGS: $153.00
HUSKIES: $ 40.00
OTHER: $ 10.00

Thank you to JoDee Derosier, Grand Marshal, who took the Coug food and monetary donation to Eastern Washington Food Bank.

Mary Ann Ferguson, Gr. Conductress

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Proceeds from AGM & AGP Luncheon

It is my pleasure to announce that we raised $3,000 at the Luncheon/Reception of the AGM and AGP for our youth groups.  It will be divided as follows:

To the three youth groups who helped with set up, tear down and provided great entertainment:
$250 to Edmonds Rainbow Assembly #55
$250 to Edmonds Bethel #5
$250 to Henry M. Jackson DeMolay

To our Washington State Youth Organizations:
$750 to WA/ID Rainbow Foundation
$750 to Jobie Weekend
$750 to DeMolay Convention Scholarship Fund

To clear up any misconceptions, ALL of the expenses of the luncheon including venue, food and decorations were paid for by Analia Chapter, Afton Chapter, Rodger and Helen Collins and me.  Every penny that was raised from luncheon donations and raffle basket sales goes directly to the youth groups.

Thank you so much to everyone who attended and donated. 

Stephanie Hoye
Associate Grand Matron

Sad News

Betty Alford (escort to PGP Sam Alford) passed away on October 4, 2012.  Her services will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at the Evergreen Funeral Home, 4504 Broadway, Everett at 1:00 PM.  The burial will follow at 3:00 PM.  Please keep the family in your prayers

Monday, October 8, 2012

More PIX and Thanks for AGM & AGP Reception

Thank you to everyone who attended our reception on Saturday for the Assoc. Grand Matron and Assoc. Gand Patron. We had a great time. We estimate there were about 325 people there and so appreciate our three youth groups for all their help and their fantastic entertainment.

We don't have a final count of the donations yet, because we've had a few people who were't able to be there say they still wanted to donate to our youth groups, so we are waiting til the end of the week to do the final tally and get the checks out.

Again, thank you! After being sick for a week, it was a fantastic way to get back to civilization!

CLICK HERE for pictures from Calvin Russell

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rick Elwood

Thanks guys!

AGM & AGP Reception

Here's a whole bunch of pictures from the reception held on Saturday, October 6th at the Lake City Elks for AGM Stephanie Hoye and AGP Rodger Collins.
CLICK HERE for the pictures!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Benefit Dinner @ Greenwood Chapter

Please join us for a Benefit Dinner for Sister Helen Van Allen (Worthy Matron of Greenwood Chapter) who lost her husband, grandson and home in a devastating fire on Friday, September 28th.
Helen, along with her daughter Laura, survived the fire and now they need our help and support.
Please show your support by joining us for a Dinner and Silent Auction to be held at the Greenwood Masonic Lodge, 7910 Greenwood Ave N in Seattle on Sunday, Oct. 14th at 3:00 pm.  Dinner will be by Donation and will include:
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
Coffee and Tea
Wine will be available at an additional cost
Reservations need to be in to Gladis Rudd by Wednesday, October 10th at 206-440-1767
For more information or to make a donation contact Sister Linda Mock at 206-214-6706 or
Sister Joan Breda at 425-483-7168

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Services for Marilyn Avery

Our Sister Marilyn Avery passed on to better places Saturday morning (September 29). She was a Past Matron of Warren and a member of Tyler and Corinthian Chapters. She will be dearly missed. Please keep Marilyn's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. Services are to be At Tyler chapter Saturday October 6, 2012 @ 12:00pm

Grand Treasurer Reception

Marcia Haukaas, Grand Treasurer's reception in Washougal on September 29th.
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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Pictures from this week

Eastern Washington Grand Representatives Luncheon in Ellensburg on 9-26-12
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Illihee and Syringa Official Visit at Toppenish on 9-26-12
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Honor Night for Kathleen Bechler, Grand Representative of New Hampshire on 9-27-12
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Friday, September 28, 2012

Prayers Needed

Worthy Matron of Greenwood Chapter, Helen Van Allen's home burned on September27th in Kent. Her husband and grandson perished in the fire. No more details are available at this time. Our  thoughts and prayers need to go out to sister Helen and her family.

New Grand Representative

What a great evening last night at Cedar Chapter when I presented a Grand Representative of Illinois commission to Sister Johanna Langlow.  Irene Jacobs stood up and was so excited thinking she was the recipient until she remembered she had already been a Grand Officer last year! Well she sat down and Terry Cramer, Grand Warder stood next to Johanna and asked her to come with her to the East!  Oh my she was really surprised and the tears flowed!
I presented her with several John Deer items because its the home of John Deer to include a lunchbox and hat!
All the members of Cedar Chapter were happy for their most devoted member!
Lightkeeper Beacon Lights!
Nancy Jorgensen, Grand Esther

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lots of pictures

What a busy and fun week we've had.

On Wednesday Sep 20th we went to Sunnyside for their OV and 100th birthday.  Great food and lots of fun.
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On Thursday Sep 21st we went to Waitsburg for their OV with Alki Chapter.  What a beautiful Chapter room they have.
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Saturday Sep 22nd we convened in Richland for the Reception for Diane Smith, Grand Adah of Washington.  It was filled with friendship and laughter - especially when Diane's cousin LuLu came for a visit.  Before the luncheon, Diane Rice presented a check for $3,000 to the Hospice at the Chaplaincy in the Tri-Cities from the Eastern Star Charities.
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Tuesday Sept 25th Analia Chapter went to Doric Chapter intent on taking away the King County traveling gavel.  It was a tight race as Occidental Chapter had the same intention, but Analia had one member more than Occidental, so the traveling gavel will now rest in Edmonds until another Chapter steals it away.  It was a very special night because the members of Friendship-Rose Chapter in Portland were there visiting and the Past Most Worthy Grand Patron and Worthy Associate Grand Conductress of Australia were also there for a visit.  Everyone had a great time.
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Place to Be

Cedar Chapter on Thursday, September 27th.  Meeting starts at 7:30 PM

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Update on Joe Ivey, PGP of Arizona

Hello Everyone,
I guess it's about time I sent out an update on Joe.  It's been almost 2 months since we left Seattle to return him home to Prescott.  We managed the trip well, and after getting settled in, we were able to get him to Arizona's Grand Chapter, August 1st and enjoy his Honors both Thursday Afternoon and Evening for being not only Arizona's Senior Past Grand Patron, but for serving 50 years ago!   He enjoyed his time there and the visits he had with many old friends.  The 3 Ivey "Kids" made a presentation to Grand Chapter of a new American Flag in his Honor. The rest of  his family was all there too, to help in the celebration and also to celebrate his 89th birthday which was  the 13th of August.  He survived all the festivities with a little rest now and then. 
Since then we have had a few short outings, just to get him out and about, but he does get tired easily.  He has been on oxygen now for about a month, and gets weaker as time goes by.  Hospice here is just as wonderful as they were in Seattle and he is getting very good care;  the nurse comes every week, and the social worker every 2 weeks, or when we need something, and the chaplain comes whenever we need him, and he visits, sings hymns, prays with us, and even brings communion.  He saw the kidney Dr yesterday, and so far, his kidneys are holding up well, considering the Congestive Heart Failure, and the amount of diuretics he has been taking.  He had blood work yesterday for the Congestive Heart Failure  and the results show that his heart is failing even more, and he will have up days and down days as he gets weaker.  He is using his walker all the time now, while his legs are still able to support him.  His daughter Judie is here with me again, and we are doing our best to see that he is comfortable, and see that he does what he wants as long as he is able.  He looks forward everyday for the mailman to come, so if anyone would like to send a card, I know he would deeply appreciate reading them.   Address is:
912 Old Stage Rd, Prescott AZ 86303  .....  And prayers are especially welcome.
Phone 928-776-9351  sometimes he may not want to talk,
Carmen Ivey


Just wanted to let you know last night (September 18th) at Cyrene Chapter I presented the Grand Representative of Arizona appointment to Eileen Beitler.
 The Chapter was thrilled, and Eileen, being the quiet lovely lady she is was delighted.
 We were joined at the meeting by Jean Ballard, Grand Martha and Jim Iversen, Grand Sentinel. 
 Janet Pitcher
Grand Ruth

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Clarification for October 6 Luncheon/reception

Re: the Luncheon/Reception for the AGM and AGP on October 6th: 
There seems to be some confusion about this, so let me clarify it a little.

The Luncheon and reception are one and the same.  They are not 2 separate events and they are happening in the same place at the same time.  We will start serving lunch at 1 pm and the entertainment, introductions and everything else will start around 1:30.  No need to get up and move! 

Yes, it's different from the receptions you're used to, but we wanted to do something to benefit the youth groups and combining our luncheon/reception seemed like a great way to accomplish that goal.  Doors will open at 11:30 for luncheon donations and to purchase tickets for the raffle baskets.

If you haven't let me know you are coming, please do so ASAP so we know how much food to buy.

Hope to see you there!
Thanks & Hugs!
Stephanie Hoye
Associate Grand Matron

Monday, September 17, 2012

More Pictures!

Trying to get caught up with all the pictures!

More pictures from Afton's OV and Homecoming taken on September 8 at the Masonic Park at Granite Falls.  What a beautiful day and great venue!

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Pictures from a very fun and happy Honor Day for Dianna Kaspar of Kirkland Chapter - Grand Representative of Massachusetts in Washington taken September 15th.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Grand Representative

11September 2012.. Grand Warder Terry Cramer went to Vida Chapter and presented the
Grand Representative commission to Nebraska to Lila Lindsey. there were 20 present & former Grand Reps in attendance
 She is listed in the Blue Book as the Treasurer of Vida Chapter.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New Grand Representative

Terry Bennett of Syringa Chapter, Yakima, was appointed  Grand Representative to Quebec on Sept 10, 2011.  The members were very happy & Terry was very surprised.  His response -  "Now - I don't know what to say?"   Grand Adah, Diane Smith, had the honor to present Terry with his commission.  When Syringa & Sunnyside Chapters need a Worthy Patron or Assoc. Patron, Terry is there.  As a Rainbow Dad, when the girls wanted a "Tiki"  Dad, Terry was there to grant their wish.  As Potentate of Mazada Shrine, the Divan is known as "Terry's Canary's" in their bright yellow coats. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Installation help needed in Ft. Worth:

Greetings OES Members:  If you are attending General Grand Chapter in Ft. Worth, will be at the installation of our own Bro. John Grobler as MWGP and would be willing to assist in handing out programs, please let me know.  Ladies will need to be in a white dress and gents in tuxedos.  My phone number is in the Blue Book and email address in the Yearbook.  Thanks - Cheri Moll, PGM & Washington GGC installation co-chair.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

OV's & Homecomings

OV Crystal & Gloria Schwartz Homecoming 9-7-12
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OV Afton & Frank Pascoe Homecoming 9-8-12
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Friday, September 7, 2012

Places to Be

  • Vida Chapter in Tacoma on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.  Meeting starts at 7:30 PM.
  • Cyrene Chapter in Sedro Wooley on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.  Meeting starts at 7:30 PM

Thursday, September 6, 2012

OV Beulah & 100th Anniversary

Looks like they had a great time celebrating Beulah's 100th Anniversary on August 29th!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

OV at Masonic Park

Saturday Sept 8th is the OV for Afton Chapter and Homecoming for JPGP Frank Pascoe at the Masonic Park in Granite Falls.  The time is 1:30pm and the weatherman is saying we are going to have a beautiful day.

I just want to put out that the dress code for the event is summer casual - for the ladies summer dresses or Hawaiian and for the gentlemen, khaki slacks and Hawaiian or Guyabarra shirts. It can get cool in the trees so keep that thought in mind.  PLEASE no heels or dressy dresses/tuxedos!  The ground is uneven and we want everyone to be safe.

There are benches but they are not padded so you may want to bring a blanket or cushion to sit on.  Some may even want to bring lawn chairs for more comfort.

We are excited to be able to have an OV in this beautiful setting and want all to have an enjoyable afternoon.


Gerry Mosler
Worthy Grand Matron

Friday, August 31, 2012

Joe Kellie Memorial Service

The memorial service for my dad, Joe Kellie, will be held on Saturday, September 8th, 5:30 pm at the Kirkland Masonic Center. There will be a light buffet following the service.   It’s later in the afternoon to allow those who might be going to the OV at the Masonic Park time to get to Kirkland for the service. The obituary will be in this Sunday’s Seattle Times and will also be on the Seattle Times website.

I wish to thank all of my OES sisters and brothers for their kind words about my dad, the many cards, hugs and prayers - it's so wonderful to belong to such a loving and caring order.

Cheri Moll, PGM


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pictures to check out!!!

Here's some more pictures from the last week or so.

WGP Bob Breza's Reception 8-18-12
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OV Faith & Lewis 8-23-12
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OV Mt Baker 8-24-12
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OV Pyramid & Delta 8-27-12
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Monday, August 20, 2012

Pictures from another busy week

Lots of fun this last week, starting with Rainbow Dream Camp up at Granite Falls.

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Had a wonderful time at the OV for Bethlehem and Zillah held in Deer Park.

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Another great night at the OV for Magnolia and Victory with a delicious dinner for a donation ahead of time.  The dinner raised over $320 for the WGM and WGP's charities.

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Check back soon for more pictures!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

News from Andy Storjohann, PGM of ID

I have setup a Facebook page to keep in touch with Eastern Stars Sister and Brothers and for them to share what they are thinking.
The page is Andy Paroni Storjohann
Follow my travels on the Eastern Star Highway - in the last few weeks I have attended Texas Grand Chapter, Arizona Grand Chapter and 13 Original States Exchange. Always a good time on the Eastern Star Highway! As a candidate for Right Worthy Associate Grand Conductress at General Grand Chapter in November, I would like to hear what's on your mind regrading our wonderful Order of the Eastern Star."

Star Love - Andy

Monday, August 13, 2012


Many members have been wondering about the status on Duane Nelson since Grand Chapter.  Here is an update given to me by WM Barbara Burleigh of Vida Chapter.  Duane was taken to the hospital in Yakima on Wednesday of Grand Chapter and remained there until that Sunday.  Since coming home he had gall bladder surgery on August 9th and was to go home on Saturday, August 11th.  He would enjoy cards and is listed as AP of Vida Chapter in the 2011-12 Blue Book.  For those who don’t know Duane you might know him as one the guys who “runs” the hand microphones on the floor during Grand Chapter.  He has done so for several years.  Duane is the current WP of Vida Chapter.
--Mary Ellen Sparks

Pictures from a busy week

Had a great time at the Annual Golf Tournament.  Everyone should attend this fun event - even if it's just for the dinner!

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger!

CLICK HERE for pictures from PGP Dennis!

It was a fantastic turnout and great reception for WGM Gerry Mosler on Saturday at the Alki Masonic Center.

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rodger!

CLICK HERE for pictures from Rob Chandler!
AND HERE for more pictures from Rob!

By the way, the appointment on Saturday was a no show! 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Pictures from AGP Rodger

Centralia/Chehalis OV on August 3rd
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OV of Henry Wentworth/Martha Washington/Lakamas on August 4th
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Western WA Grand Representatives Picnic on August 5th
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Thursday, August 9, 2012


The Grand Chapter of Arizona was held in Glendale August 2nd-4th and I’m happy to report that PGP Joe Ivey was able to attend – another shining example of the power of prayer! WGM Jane Blair Garcia and WGP Earl Wunder welcomed Joe’s family to the Grand East during Thursday’s afternoon session to do a special presentation about Joe’s OES history. It concluded with their presentation of an American flag to the Grand Chapter of Arizona in honor of Joe’s 50th anniversary of being WGP. Then, during the evening session, when it came time to introduce the Past Grands, they introduced Joe ahead of the rest and by his new title of “Senior Past Grand Patron.” Joe was so pleased by all of this, and it made Arizona’s “Follow Your Dreams” session extra special for me, too.

Judy Turchin
Grand Representative of Arizona

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Welcome home party

Just sending along an invitation for a welcome back gathering for our long  lost Sister - Linda has been out of the country for several years and is coming back stateside -We will be holding a welcome home get-together for Linda Lorentz-Fletcher on August 14th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Black
Diamond Masonic Center (Laurel Chapter).

Any questions, call me (206) 310-4620... Thank you, Lilynne

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


The place to be is Saturday, August 11th at the WGM Reception at Alki Masonic Center in West Seattle.  Reception starts at 1:30 PM.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


It is with a very heavy heart that I let you know that Kirkland Chapter’s favorite Irishman, Joe Kellie, passed away today, August 4th at 3:30 pm.  I was able to be with him until the end.  He is now at peace and with mom, his beloved wife of 65 years.

PGM Cheri Moll


Friday evening, August 3rd, was an exceptionally warm and fraternally convivial evening during the Official Visit of the Worthy Grand Matron at Centralia & Chehalis Chapters.  As the current Grand Representatives were presented and introduced, and before they were returned to their place in the Chapter, I interrupted the Worthy Matron and asked if we might add to this august group.  After a few comparisons of the similarities of flora and fauna and fruit crops between our two states, I had the privilege of presenting a West Virginia Grand Representative commission to a very stunned and most pleasantly surprised Bro. Vern Young of Centralia Chapter.
Calvin Russell, Grand Organist

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Memories wanted

I would like to put an article in the September edition of the Evergreen News about Florence Morris.  If anyone has any special memories of her that they would like to share, please email me at estartwins@comcast.net by August 15th.

Thank you!
Betty Hughes, Editor
Evergreen News

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

OV - Madrona and Tula

It was a warm and beautiful evening Monday July 30th in Anacortes as WGM Gerry with WGP Bob held the official visit for Madrona and Tula Chapters.  There was a delicious dinner ahead of time and the officers did themselves proud.

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Place to Be!!!!!

The place to be is Centralia Chapter on Friday 8/3.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sad news

Just saw this on Facebook from Lynette Zierden about her mother Carol Fisher from Grand Coulee Dam Chapter and thought everyone would want to know.

Its is with a heavy heart that I pass on the news that Mother went to our lord and savor this morning at 643 AM. She was very comfortable and was in no pain.

the following is a message mom left on her computer and asked me to share as her final wish to everyone. so before I close this entry, I again thank everyone for all you love and support.

A daughters Love is undying
... Lynette

As I sit safe in heaven, And watch you everyday I try and let you know with signs, I never went away!

I hear you when your laughing, and watch you when you sleep, I even place my arms around you, to calm you as you weep.

I see you wish the the days away, Begging to have me home so I try to send you signs,so you know your not alone!

Don't feel guilty that you have life that was denied to me, Heaven is truly beautiful, Just you wait and see!

So Live your life, laugh again! Enjoy yourself, be free then I know with every breath you take, you'll be taking one for me.

author unknown

Monday, July 30, 2012

More pictures from last week

We are back at full speed for OVs and other fun functions.  Here are some pictures Rodger has taken lately.

July 27th OV At Maple Chapter in Kelso!

July 28th OV at Pacific Chapter in Ilwaco!

July 29th Reception for Brian Gross, GGCCM at Port Orchard!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

2012 - July 28 OV at Pacific Chapter

Looks like they had a great time a Ilwaco on Saturday as Pacific Chapter had their OV.

CLICK HERE for pictures from Gr. Organist Calvin Russell!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Triennium Bunco Party

Event Trifecta at Faith Chapter, 306-S 134th St, Parkland WA

Tues, July 31

4:00 pm  to 7:00 pm Miche bag and Bandles (sandals) party sponsored by Faith Chapter
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm  Potato bar by donation sponsored by Parkland Lodge
7:00 pm - Bunco party sponsored by Pierce/Thurston Triennium Committee - Fun, prizes and dessert!  $10 per person

Prayers Needed in Idaho

Some sad news from here, if you could get the word out for me.
Bill had another stroke on Monday evening. Not as bad as his first
one, but still  devastating to us.  Had a small clot at the base of
his brain stem.  A very small vein (lucky for us). Bad part its onthe other side from
his first stroke.  Has double vision, weakness in his hand and leg,
and has difficulty in speaking and swallowing. The Dr said the good news is he will
regain a lot in the next 24 hours.  But will still have to go to rehab in Coeur d' Alene.
Hoping for the best.
Linda Angel, PGM Idaho

Note:  Linda has had a vendor booth at our Grand Chapter for several years and they were both there in June.  Please keep both Bill & Linda in your prayers.

Monday, July 23, 2012

First OV - Pine Tree Chapter

We had a great time in Chewelah as Pine Tree Chapter hosted the first official visit of our new WGM Gerry Mosler with her new WGP Bob Breza.  As the Grand Representatives were being presented, WGP Bob surprised and delighted us all when he said we needed another one to balance things out.  he had the pleasure of appointing Bro. Robert Schroder, Grand Representative of Manitoba in Washington. He presently is Worthy Patron of Pinetree Chapter, Kettle Falls.

CLICK HERE to view pictures from the First OV hosted by Pine Tree Chapter in Chewelah.

New Grand Representative of Manitoba

 On July 21st at the first Official Visit of our Worthy Grand Matron Gerry Mosler.  I had the pleasure of  appointing Robert Schroder, Grand Representative of Manitoba in Washington.  He presently is Worthy Patron of Pine Tree Chapter, Kettle Falls.
Lighthouse Hugs : WGP Bob Breza

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sad News: Florence Morris

Greetings,     I just received a call from Linda Morris and she said that "Grannie" passed away last evening, July 20th. She had been failing more since Monday.  The family visited her yesterday afternoon and, although faintly and just understandable, Florence told Linda that she'd see her in heaven. Florence had requested that there be no services, but the family will have an obituary in the Seattle newspaper.  Cards to Florence's family may be sent to 2327 ~ 32nd Ave S, Seattle, WA  98144.  Florence requested that any memorials be sent to the Renton History Museum at 235 Mill Avenue South, Renton, WA 98057. PGP Don Beck

Friday, July 20, 2012


Hi All,

I guess it's time to send an update on things in the Ivey household.  As you know we were able to go to Yakima for GC, and Joe did pretty good, with a nap now and then.  That trip was a Test to see if he could tolerate a trip to Arizona, and I guess he passed.  We now have plans to go back to Prescott, where his home is and where he wants to spend whatever time he has left.  Friends from there are flying up Wednesday and taking my car and trailer back to Arizona, leaving Thursday.  We are flying his daughter up here on Tuesday, so she can help me with getting him through the airport, and flight to Phoenix on Saturday the 21st.  Hospice has been wonderful, and are transferring him to Hospice down there in Prescott.  I have been packing and trying to get everything in order with all that needs to be done to accomplish this. 

If we survive this trip, we may be able to attend Arizona GC  Aug 1 - 4th, where he is being honored on Thursday afternoon as it is 50 years since he was WGP.   Hopefully he can be there for that.  He so enjoyed seeing everyone in Yakima, and thrived on visiting with all his friends there.  Please keep us in your Prayers and any cards can be sent here or to our AZ address:   912 Old Stage Rd, Prescott, AZ, 86303.  However anything sent there will be forwarded here until I get back and change that.  Anything sent here will be sent down there by my neighbor.   Thanks to all of you for your Love and Prayers through this difficult time. 

Just another note, My only brother has been very sick since February, in fact was in the ER the same evening I first took Joe in.  He had a lung transplant 10 years ago, and apparently from what they think, his transplant medications were affecting his organs after this long a time, so they changed his medications and it seemed that that helped some, but now is having other effects, and his blood count is down to 20 instead of 40 something, and he is not producing red blood cells, and having other complications as well,   so it is especially hard for me to leave him at this time, but I need to be where Joe wants to be.  So if you have any extra Prayers, please include my brother and his family too,  Thanks.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Grand Assembly 2012

We had a wonderful time on Friday night at Grand Assembly.  GWA Becky did a great job and the officers looked beautiful in their dresses.

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Monday, July 16, 2012


WGM Gerry's "Cruise and Land Tour" at a special deposit price of $100 per person, July 23rd – July 29th.  Join WGM Gerry and Terry with WGP Bob and Nancy. 
For more information you can view the details by clicking on "2013 WGM Cruise" under forms to the right .

Friday, July 13, 2012

Mount Baker Chapter Sale

Gently Used & New Yard Sale
July 21, 2012
9 am to 4 pm

Mount Vernon Masonic Center
1023 E College Way, Mount Vernon

Also serving hot dogs/chips, pastries & beverages.
Proceeds provide funds to donate to our charities:
Heart, Cancer & Scholarships.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


The “Grand Chapter Calendar & Official Visits 2012-2013” has some errors in the last week of August and the last week of November.  These dates were accidently moved by one day by the printer.  Corrections are bold and underlined.   Corrections have been made on the OESBlog Calendar.  So.... if you or someone you know purchased one of the calendars at Grand Chapter be sure to share this information with them.

OV (S) Pyramid/Delta – Monday, August 27th @ 7:30 PM
OV (S) Beulah 100thWednesday, August 29th @ 7:30 PM 

 OV (S) Vida/Tacoma – Tuesday, November 27th @ 7:30 PM
OV (S) Amethyst 100thThursday, November 29th @ 7:30 PM
OV (S) Golden Rod/Bethel – Friday, November 30th @ 7:30 PM

Sunday, July 8, 2012

70th Wedding Anniversary!!!

Ina King , former Grand Representative of Idaho and her husband James will soon celebrate 70 years of marriage.  They are both members of Pine Tree Chapter #77 Kettle Falls and Jim now serves as the Treasurer.
Their daughter Iris, who is the Chapter's Marshal, is hosting an anniversary open house on Saturday July 14th from 1-4 p.m. at her home at 2020 Scott Road in Rice WA.
Jim told me he was 19 and his lovely bride was 20 when they married :0)    (you do the math)
Sincerely, Bonnie Rail Chapter Sec'y

Friday, July 6, 2012


   This morning (July 6th) Nancy Breza had her scheduled double mastectomy – WGP Bob called me shortly after 11 AM to say that she was out of surgery and all went very well - the surgeon said there were "no surprises" and that was a very good thing.  Then he called me about noon to say she was in recovery and they had just given her something for pain.  Just a couple minutes ago I got off the phone with Nancy - she sounds great!  Of course she is surgery sore but her spirits are excellent.  It was very comforting for me to be able to talk to her and know she is okay.
   The doctors still expect her to be able to go home later this afternoon and Bob will let me know if that indeed happens.
   So, once again the power of prayer works - please continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she goes through the recovery process from this surgery.  She will be having radiation but they will let her recover from surgery before starting those sessions. 
   Lighthouse Hugs to All,
   WGM Gerry

Grand Chapter Pix - WA, OR, ID

Dan and Vicki Voorhees have created albums on Picasaweb with pictures from Washington, Oregon and Idaho Grand Chapters.  The link is on the right side under Photo Albums. 

Thanks for doing this!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Several people have contacted me regarding a yearbook. I will be placing the “re-order” on Friday, July 6th so this is your FINAL CHANCE to get a 2011-2012 Yearbook. They are $12 each plus $5 postage if you want it mailed to you. Checks are to be made payable to Grand Chapter of  Washington and mailed to me (address in blue book). Please contact me asap if you want one. Thanks, Kathy Neubecker

Monday, July 2, 2012

Pictures from Grand Bethel Installation

AGP Rodger Collins shares these pictures take at Job's Daughters Grand Bethel Installation in Wenatchee.
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Friday, June 29, 2012

Pictures from Grand Chapter

Here's a few pictures shared by our AGP Rodger Collins from Grand Chapter in Yakima.
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CLICK HERE to view pictures from the Gala.