OES WA Calendar

Monday, April 30, 2012

Pictures from the weekend!

King County PM & PP Lunch on April 27th
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Island & Skagit Counties PM & PP Lunch on April 28th
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"Keepin' It Classic" WA/ID Rainbow Foundation Dinner
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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Westside DI Chairman Honor Night

Pictures from Honor Night for Cyndi Branch, Westside Chairman of the Merry Mice Deputy Instructors on Friday, April 27th.
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Clue #4

Now it’s time for number four
Ticking them off one by one, oh sure, there are more.
The lighthouse and compass guide our way
The 1st Wednesday, May 2nd, that’s the day
Up north to the center of our state, we’ll be found
Don’t bump your noggin on the oak in this quaint town!

Friday, April 27, 2012


Greetings, Sisters & Brothers!

To all of those who attended the memorial service for Henry “Hank” Roberts, and to all who wanted to be there, but couldn’t, and especially to all of those who brought sandwiches, salads, or cookies, THANK YOU!  Your outpouring of love for our dear Sister Norma Jean and your willingness to help Olympia Chapter send our beloved Brother Hank off in a most memorable fashion is so very much appreciated – words cannot even begin to express the feelings of gratitude and love in our hearts for each of you.  Thank you!  Mahalo!  Gracias!  Merci!  Danke!  Grazie!  Arigato!  Spasibo!  Takk!

Star love and hugs,
Fawn Hacker, Worthy Matron & Bill Hollifield, Worthy Patron
& the Officers and Members of Olympia Chapter #36
Order of the Eastern Star

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


"Blast from the Past"  Mrs. Jeanette Turner, State Mother Advisor; Mr. Terry Wiggins, State Rainbow Dad and Mrs. MaryLynne Barber, Honorary Grand Assembly Mother Advisor for Initiation.  Initiation at 1:00 PM  Reception at 3:00 PM  Dinner for the Rainbow Foundation to follow.  All events at the Alki Masonic Center, 4736 40th Ave SW, Seattle.

"Keepin' it Classic" Please join us for Sunday supper with our State Mother Advisor -  Jeanette Turner; State Rainbow Dad - Terry Wiggins and Grand Assembly Mother Advisor - MaryLynne Barber  Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Rolls, Vegetables, Jello Salad (why not?) and Apple Crisp for dessert.  1950's attire encouraged.  WA/ID Rainbow Foundation Dinner  Date: Sunday, April 29, 2012, Approximately 5:30 PM (to follow after the Jurisdictional Initiation and Honor Day for our State Moms and Dad)  Location: Alki Masonic Center, 4736 40th Ave SW, Seattle  Cost $15 in advance, $20 at the door  Tickets/Reservations: Contact Sue Adamson at 253-848-0977 or suea2601@aol.com

2012 - 04-24 DI HN Don McAmmond, Doric

We had a great time at Doric Chapter last night as over 90 members and friends came to honor Don McAmmond, Merry Mice Deputy Instructor.  There were a lot of laughs and some unexpected presents!  Everyone had a great time.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Grand Electa - 2012-13!

Last night Bob, Nancy, Terry & I went to Port Angeles where we announced Louann Yager as our Grand Electa. Her escort will be Ginny Elliott. There was a wonderful turnout of Past Grand Matrons and Patrons and Grand Officers, including WGM Gloria. There were 5 past Grand Electa's - Betty Schenewerk, Denice Tewalt, Ann Taylor, Marjoe Richards, and Mary Sharp.

It was another wonderful evening and we are delighted to let the membership know about the newest addition to our "family".

Please stay tuned for the next one!

Lighthouse Love to All,

Gerry Mosler

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Weekend Happenings!!

Thurston County Past Matrons Luncheon
April 21st
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Southwest Washington Association's "Timeless Glitz" Dinner
April 21st
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Pierce/Thurston Counties Triennium Tea
April 22nd
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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Port Orchard had their Installation on April 7,2012.  WM Meg Shellenberger and WP Orton Krueger were installed.  The chapter room was full and was decorated with many beautiful quilts.  Meg's theme is ' OES is Sew much fun'!
Every meeting Meg is giving away a small quilt sewn by herself.  At our first meeting on April 12th, WP Orton was the lucky winner of this beautiful quilt.  Also two door prizes of spring flowers were presented to  Lavelle Allen and Kim Bauer and surprise, the flower turned out to be sacks of flour. A good laugh was had by all.  Meg promises to have more surprises all year

Friday, April 20, 2012

Eastern Washington Grand Representatives Club

Dear Current and Former Grand Representatives:
Our next meeting will be Friday, April 27, 2012, at 12:30 P.M. at the Eagle’s Lodge, 6410 North Lidgerwood Street, Spokane, WA. If you have not been there before, Lidgerwood is a couple of blocks east of Division Street just north of Francis Avenue. We had our February meeting there and it was very nice and the food was good. We had a large room all to ourselves.   At our last meeting we voted to order the special, which is broasted chicken for $6.50 (I think).  Also learned that coffee is not free.

By ordering our food in advance, we help the volunteer staff and they are able to plan to have the correct amount of food on hand for our luncheon. A tip plate is passed for the volunteers. Please call Brother Dick Weigel at 443-2632 with your order by noon on the Wednesday before our meeting.  Reservation deadline is Wednesday, April 25, 2012. 
This month we will discuss the October Luncheon honoring the Grand Family:  Where to have it, What to have, and possible entertainment.
Star love,
Jean Burnett, Secy.
Eastern  WA Grand Representatives' Club
Spokane, WA

Hank Roberts Services

Funeral Services for Henry "Hank" Roberts, Past Patron, of Olympia Chapter #36 OES
Funeral Services are scheduled for
Tuesday, April 24th at the
Olympia Masonic Center, 521 North ST, Tumwater, Washington
                9:00 to 10:00 AM:    Viewing
                10:00 AM:                 Private Family Burial Services
                11:OO AM:                Memorial Service with Reception to follow
Fawn Hacker, Worthy Matron of Olympia Chapter is asking for your assistance.  If you are planning to attend please bring two dozen cookies to share. 
Members from Olympia, Trinity, Chehalis, and Welcome Chapters will be providing sandwiches and salads.
RSVP to Fawn Hacker at fawnveda@comcast.net by Sunday evening, April 22nd, so that she can get an idea how many will be attending.


I had the pleasure to travel to Reliance Chapter in Bremerton and present the commission of District of Columbia to Diane Reid. We played a game of “WHO AM I”. six members were chosen and came to the East facing West. My helpers and I attached the names of presidents on their backs. Sister Diane’s sign read New Grand Representative of District of Columbia. They were given three minutes to go among the membership and ask questions about which president they might be. The only answers the crowd could give were “YES, NO, Ummmm….maybe”. Prizes were awarded to those who guessed their attached name. Diane was awarded a booby prize because she couldn’t guess who she was….her pin! Surprise, Surprise! What fun. There were several current and former Grand Representatives present including Kay Schroder, former GR of DC. It was a great evening. Thanks WGM for the privilege of presenting this commission. Hugs, Irene Jacobs, Grand Marshal

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Clue #3

Where are we going for number three?
Follow the clue and then you will see.
The lighthouse and compass guide our way
North and west an angelic city, a Port where ships lay!
The 23rd, the 4th Monday, of April, please come and see
Who our next Grand Officer will be.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sad News!

Brother Hank Roberts, husband of Grand Secretary Emeritus Norma Jean Roberts, passed away last night from a massive heart attack. Norma Jean is with one of her daughter's right now.

I'm sure more information will follow.

Norma Jean's address is:
7601 Rainier RD SE
Olympia WA 98531-5417

Next Year's Grand Ruth!

Just returned from Bellingham where Bob and I were pleased to announce Janet Pitcher as our Grand Ruth for next year. She and her escort, Brother Gary are WM & WP at Maple Leaf. There were four Past Grand Ruth's in attendance - Betty Bynon - 1988-89, Margaret Sherman - 1990-91, Nancy Breza - 1998-99, and Stella Brown - 2009-10. There was a very nice attendance, including WGP Frank, to find out who the next officer was going to be.

Be on the lookout for Clue #3 and we hope to see some of you as we make our travels to announce the officers.

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Lighthouse Hugs,
Gerry & Bob

Some Idaho news!

Clover Chapter #33 in Rathdrum Idaho invites you to the following: 

Friendship Night - Wednesday, May 2nd, 7:00 p.m.  Come join in the fun and fellowship.  We will have a short meeting and then play Card Bingo for charity and have good eats after the meeting. 

FREE Dinner and Installation - Fridah, May 4th.  Baked fish dinner at 6:00 p.,m., Installation at 7:00 p.m. 

Both at the Rathdrum Masonic Temple - Second & McCartney Streets, Rathdrum, Idaho 

Vicki Chamberlain, Worthy Maton

Monday, April 16, 2012


April 13 - SE WA PM & PP Association Lunch
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April 13 - Inland Empire PM & PP Dinner
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April 14 - 100th Birthday -- Carl Walden
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April 14 - Grand Electa Reception
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

"Storybook Tea" at Nesika Chapter

Join Nesika Chapter on Saturday, April 28th, for a “Storybook Tea” from 1:00-3:00pm. Enjoy tea & tasties among the enchanted fairytale characters from our childhood storybooks. $10 per person. As always, there will be fabulous raffle baskets and another Coach purse to raffle. Contact Marcia Beck 425-745-6830 or nesikasecy@frontier.com for reservations.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Port Orchard Chapter has 10 white robes we would like to give to any Chapter that is in need. We used these robes years ago for our memorial services and eventually replaced about 10 years ago. We are hoping there is a Chapter out there that is interested in them. They are not the style like a choir robe with the pleated front but they are a beautiful white.

In addition, Rose Gross has extra cups, saucers and plates from when the Worthy Grand Matrons sold china. Anyone that is trying to complete a collection or are looking for a specific one please let me know.

For either the robes or china contact Rose Gross, 360-876-2794 or ragross@wavecable.com

Thursday, April 12, 2012

PAGO this Sunday

Here is the address for the PAGO Luncheon this Sunday.
Moses Lake Event Center
1475 Nelson Rd NE
Moses Lake, WA

More info on Grand Adah announcement

AGM Gerry Mosler and AGP Bob Breza, with their escorts Terry and Nancy visited Richland Chapter #239 and under Good of the Order appointed Sister Diane Smith as Grand Adah. There were 4 past Grand Adah’s in attendance to help celebrate the announcement – Linda Runyan, Elaine Weigel, LaNita Pascoe, and Kristine Ford. It was a nice evening for an appointment and an exciting kick off to the “announcement season”

Pictures to share

April 7 - Installation at Bethel Chapter in Granite Falls
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April 7 - Installation at Laurel Chapter in Black Diamond
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April 10 - Installation at Vida Chapter in Tacoma
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April 11 - Installation at Tacoma Chapter
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Places to be!

Place to be is Tues April 17th, at Astral Chapter Wentachee.
Grand Representative Appointment will be announced.
Janice Glidden
Grand Ruth

The place to be:
Reliance Chapter, Bremerton, April 19, 2012 ,7:30pm.

Clue #2

Now comes the second one, hear what we say
The lighthouse and compass guide our way
Up towards Canada there are Maple Leaves indeed
This chapter to the north is where this clue will lead.
The 3rd Tuesday in April, the 17th, hope you’ll be there
To see who we’ve added and will fill another chair.

Next Year's Grand Adah

We just announced Sister Diane Smith as Grand Adah! There were 4 Past Grand Adah's present. Pictures tomorrow.
Gerry & Bob

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Year Book Ads! LAST CALL!

This is the last call for ads for our Year Book.  If you are going to put in an ad, you need to get the information to Kathy Neubecker ASAP!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Clue #1 for 2012-13

Oh, Boy!  It's time for the announcements for next year's Grand Officers to start.  Here's the first clue:

Time for the first officer, hear what we say?
The lighthouse and compass guide our way
Head east over the mountains, then south, it’s a ways we know.
You’ll feel Rich when to this Land you go.
The 2nd Wed in April, the 11th, is the date,
We hope you can make it, please don’t be late!

New Grand Representative of Virginia

It was my pleasure to be at Welcome Chapter last night for their first meeting of the new term. They had an Easter hat parade and following that I played a game of Jeopardy. The winner of the final question was Vicki  Voorhees, the new Grand Representative of Virginia! Sister Vicki is from Virginia so this was a very special jurisdiction for her to receive.

There were 3 current Grand Representatives and a number of former Grand Representatives in attendance to welcome Vicki into the ranks of a Grand Representative.

Brother Dan took some pictures and I hope he will be posting them on the Blog.

Happy Easter to all.

Gerry Mosler,
Associate Grand Matron

WooHoo!  Congratulations Vicki!  Well deserved!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Lots of pictures to share

Rodger has been very busy out and about with his camera. 

Grand Esther Reception - March 31, 2012
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Fun Bowl in Ellensburg - April 1, 2012
Looks like they had a great time bowling in Ellensburg!  Hope more of us can join them next year!
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Waitsburg Installation - April 2, 2012
Lenore and Randy Kromm are the newly installed WM and WP and looks like they will have a great year!
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Alma Chapter Face Lift
They stopped in Kennewick to see the newly renovated center there.
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Sunnyside Installation
Looks like Linda Denson and Gerald Stinnett have a really fun year planned for Sunnyside!
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Thursday, April 5, 2012


The place to be is Welcome Chapter in Shelton on Saturday April 7th at 7:30pm.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Delta Chapter Installation

Pictures by Bill Pond of Delta Chapter's installation shared by Jeannette Carroll.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sad News

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you Past Grand Matron Bev Riley passed away Saturday, March 31st at home surrounded by her family.

Services will be on Tuesday, April 10th at 3 pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Pt. Townsend.

Mary Norton
Key City Chapter