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.
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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