OES WA Calendar

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.

CLICK HERE for pictures!

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.
CLICK HERE for the pictures.