OES WA Calendar

Monday, December 31, 2012

Places to be

Here are a few places you might want to be:

Tuesday 1/1 at Alma

Thursday 1/3 at Delta

Thursday 1/3 at Alderwood

Thursday 1/10 at  OV of Tyee & Southgate

Friday, December 21, 2012


Pierce County Past Matrons & Past Patrons Christmas Lunch 12-13-12
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OV & Merger Corinthian & Cedar Chapters on 12-13-12
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OV Greenwood & Rada Uphus Chapters on 12-14-12
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OV Alderwood & Stanwood Chapters on 12-15-12
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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Vote to win air miles for Shriners Hospitals: 

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. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Special Hotel Rates

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.
At the 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 hotel's information:
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

Please give her a call if you have any questions.

Nadine Weatherby, Deputy Instructor
Mount Baker Chapter
Email: nadinerby@hotmail.com
Cell: 360-610-8134

Home Burns Down

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.


Grand Family Christmas Caroling on December 8, 2012
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Western Washington Grand Representative Club Christmas Luncheon on December 9, 2012
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

OV & Merger

Corinthian 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!

Pictures from our AGP

Watcom County PM & PP Luncheon in Bellingham on December 4th.
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OV Maple Leaf & Ferndale Chapters in Bellingham on December 4th.
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OV Juanita Chapter in Des Moines on December 7th.
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Grand Family Caroling on December 8th.
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Grand Representatives Club of Western Washington Christmas Luncheon on December 9th.
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Friday, December 7, 2012

King County Traveling Gavel - Stolen!!!

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.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012


To All Masonic Families
            Our Annual 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.
            We are 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 affordable.
            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.
            You won’t 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.
            In 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.
Please contact me if you have questions.
Jeannette Carroll, Chairman, email:  Jeannette.carroll@comcast.net,
Phone:  253-630-6181 or 206-437-4466

Gayle Dunston, Co-Chairman, email: gayledunston@yahoo.com 
Phone: 206-257-0770


More pictures from Happy OES Events

November 15 - OV Lakeside and Kirkland Chapters in Bellevue
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November 17 - Reception for Grand Ruth Janet Pitcher in Bellingham.
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November 23-24 - Analia Chapter Annual Follow the Stars Craft Fair with Doric Chapter manning the food concession.
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November 29 - Amethyst 100th OV in West Seattle
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November 30 - OV Golden Rod and Bethel Chapters in Snohomish
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December 1 - Reception for Grand Warder, Terry Cramer
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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Secret Surprise at Olympia on Dec. 5

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 Memorial

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.