OES WA Calendar

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!

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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.
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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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