OES WA Calendar

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