OES WA Calendar

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Meeting Location Changed

JANUARY Grand Representatives Club of Western Washington MEETING LOCATION CHANGED:
Because of a scheduling conflict the meeting location originally planned for Greenwood Chapter had to be changed.  The members of Naomi Chapter (1005 W Pioneer, Puyallup) will now be hosting the first meeting of 2014 on Monday, January 13th.  Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM with the meeting to follow.   On the agenda will be election of new officers. 
            Reservation $6.00 checks (made payable to Naomi Chapter) should be mailed to Mary Ellen Sparks, Reservation Chairman, 1018 2nd Ave NW, Puyallup WA 98371-5350 by January 8th.  Her phone is 253-845-3466 and her email is: vikingplace@comcast.net
Since there will not be another issue of The Word before the January meeting can those of you with email please let any of your chapter members who aren't on the electronic grid know about the change?  Thanks for your help in getting the word out.  Many chapters have already had their December meetings and won’t have a January meeting before the lunch.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Pictures and More!!!

Pierce County Past Matrons & Patrons Christmas Lunch on December 6, 2013
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OV of Juanita & Cyclamen Chapters on December 6, 2013
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Grand Chaplain Reception on December 7, 2013
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Grand Representative Club of Western Washington Christmas Lunch on December 8, 2013
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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Spokane Chapter's new address

Spokane Chapter now has an official new address:
Trinity United Methodist Church
1725 E Bridgeport, Ave in Spokane.
Congratulations on your new home!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Celebration of Life Service for Buck Lough

A Celebration of Life Service for Wilson Buck Lough will be held Thursday, December 19th at 1:00 PM in the Wenatchee Masonic Center Dining Hall, 811 N Chelan Ave, Wenatchee.  There will be a Masonic Service and a meal afterwards.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Recent Pictures

Grand Initiation at Greenwood Chapter on November 16, 2013
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PAGO of Pierce/Thurston Counties & Olympic Peninsula on November 22, 2013
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OV of Greenwood & Doric Chapters on December 3, 2013
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Watcom County PM & PP Christmas Lunch on December 3, 2013
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Surprise for a 75 year member!!!

(IT'S A SURPRISE!!!)  Tyler Chapter #248 invites you to a very special evening to celebrate our 75 year member ARLENE WAKEFIELD on Tursday, December 5, 2013 at 7:30 PM.  Horace Tyler Masonic Hall, 2530 Grandview Dr W, University Place WA.  
A special invitation is extended to: Current and former Grand Representatives; "Guiding Angels" Deputy Instructors; Past Matrons of 1982, 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2008 and ALL Eastern Star friends.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Latest Pictures!!

OV of Olympia Chapter on November 6, 2013
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Grand Officer Initiation at Analia Chapter on November 7, 2013
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Belfair Chapter's Barn Dance on November 8, 2013
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Grand Warder Reception on November 9, 2013
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OV of Pyramid & Naomi Chapters on November 14, 2013
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Grand Secretary Reception on November 16, 2013
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Friday, November 15, 2013

75 year Member's Surprise Party!!!!

IT'S A SURPRISE!!!  Tyler Chapter #248 invites you to a very special evening to celebrate our 75 year member, Arlene Wakefield on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Horace Tyler Masonic Hall, 2530 Grandview Dr W, University Place WA.  A special invitation is extended to: Current and former Grand Representatives; "Guiding Angels" Deputy Instructors; Past Matrons of 1982, 1995, 1999, 2003 & 2008 and all Eastern Star friends.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Grand Chapter Tour Letter

For some reason I cannot get the PDF file of the letter below to load under invitations.  I'll have to try again later in the week.  Meanwhile the information is all there for you to read.  Current Grand Representatives are especially encouraged to invite their counterpart to take the tour.  So....if you need to forward the registration form to someone please email me at vikingplace@comcast.net and I'll attach it to an email.  Thanks for being understanding.
--Mary Ellen Sparks

2014 Grand Chapter Tour Letter

Charlie & Diane Rice
OES Grand Chapter Tours 2014
5064 Frog Hollow Rd
Touchet, WA 99360

Dear Eastern Star Members,
            It is time to start planning our various Grand Chapter activities for June. WGM Stephanie and WGP Rodger have asked Charlie and me to arrange the Grand Chapter Tour this year. We plan to repeat our very successful tour from 2012 which was so popular with our members and out of State guests. This will be a special tour on Sunday rather than during the business meeting so more of our members can participate. We hope that many of you will be able to join us.
            The tour is designed for both Washington members and our out of state visitors. We encourage the Grand Representatives to invite their counterparts to come a day early and join us. We have arranged the times so the escorts of next year’s Deputy Instructors can join us while the new Deputies are in their meeting on Sunday. Here are the details of the Sunday Tour:
Leave the Clarion in Yakima at 9 am return around 3 pm. Stops include: Toppenish Murals, Yakima Nation Cultural Center & Museum, Sunday Brunch at Legends Casino, then on to Prosser and Chukar Cherries, Yellow Rose Nursery & the Prosser Vintner's Village which features 15 individual wineries.
The charge for the complete tour will be $45. This includes bus rental and driver, admission to museum (appx $4) and Brunch at $16 including tip. There will be lots of opportunities for gift and souvenir shopping at many of our stops.
Our main event this year is the Sunday Tour. Please make your reservations for this special OES Yakima Valley Tour as soon as possible as seating is limited to only 40. Enclosed is the tour reservation form.

Diane and Charlie Rice

Yes, Include me on the Sunday OES Grand Chapter Tour
June 29, 2014 at 9 am
Leaving from the Yakima Clarion Motel

Name    _______________________________________________
Title    _______________________________________________
City     _________________________________________________
Chapter _________________    Phone or e-mail ______________

Name    _______________________________________________
Title    _______________________________________________
City     _________________________________________________
Chapter _________________   Phone or e-mail ______________
Total # ___________ @ $45 each, Total Enclosed $____________
Please make checks payable to:
                        Grand Chapter of Washington OES Tours
Mail to:           Diane Rice
                        5064 Frog Hollow Rd
                        Touchet, WA 99360
Deadline June 1, 2014 first come first serve only 40 places available

Questions? Call Diane at 509-522-1487 evenings and weekends or e-mail drice1204@gmail.com

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Weekend Pictures!

Adah Club Luncheon on November 2, 2013
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Grand Marshal Reception on November 2, 2013
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Monday, October 28, 2013

Pictures from the weekend

OV at Grand Coulee Dam & Evening Star Chapters on October 25, 2013
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Announcement of New Grand Representative of Australia on October 25, 2013
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North Central All Stars Brunch on October 26, 2013
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Reception for Grand Martha on October 26, 2013
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Friday, October 25, 2013

Pictures from this week!

OV of Century Chapter on October 23, 2013
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Check out these pictures!

New Grand Representative of Texas announced on October 10, 2013
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OV of Sunnyside & Sunshine Chapters on October 16, 2013
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OV of Adelphi & Spokane Chapters on October 17, 2013
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Inland Empire Grand Representative Lunch on October 18, 2013
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Inland Empire Past Matrons & Past Patrons Dinner on October 18, 2013
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Grand Ruth Reception on October 19, 2013
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pictures from last week!

OV of Port Orchard & Reliance Chapters on October 10, 2013
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OV of Maple Chapter on October 11, 2013
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Grand Conductress Reception on October 12, 2013
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Friday, October 11, 2013


Tonight, Thursday, October 10th, I traveled to Bethel Chapter in Granite Falls. I told everyone I was visiting different Chapters in the area. At each Chapter I would have a drawing for a little gift to show my appreciation. I gave everyone, who attended a ticket but I memorized the ticket number of the new Grand Representative. I stirred the tickets in the bag and drew one out, saying his number. Bryan Bechler, the junior Past Patron, was the winner. I asked permission of the Worthy Matron to have him escorted to the East to receive his gift bag. When he opened the bag, he was very surprised trying to take in all that just happened. I pinned on his pin and introduced him as the new Grand Representative of Texas. I gave him his certificate from the Worthy Grand Matron of Texas and other information. There were pictures taken afterwards with 7 other former Grand Representatives. Luella Stephens, Occidental Chapter, the former Grand Representative of Texas, came to congratulate him.

--Charlie Tewalt, Grand Chaplain

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

More Pictures!!

OV of Belfair & Welcome Chapters on October 2, 2013
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Grand Officer Initiation at Alderwood Chapter on October 3, 2013
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Eastern Washington Grand Representatives Luncheon on October 4, 2013
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OV of Syringa & Illihee Chapters on October 4, 2013
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Grand Organist Reception in Sunnyside on October 5, 2013
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The Place to Be

Bethel Chapter in Granite Falls on Thursday, October 10, 2013 starting at 7:30 PM.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pictures to enjoy!

OV of Silver Star & Harmony on September 21, 2013
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OV of Amethyst & Crown on September 24, 2013
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OV of Centralia & Chehalis on September 26, 2013
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OV of Evergreen on September 27, 2013
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Reception for Grand Treasurer on September 28, 2013
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Monday, September 30, 2013

Honor Night Date Change

Notice from Eastside Chairman of the Bluebird Deputy Instructors Betty Hughes:
We had to change the Honor Night for Deputy Instructor Susan Segraves (Syringa Chapter) from October 14, 2013  to February 10, 2014.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

OV pictures to enjoy!

OV of Malden & Martha Chapters on September 12, 2013
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OV of Pine Tree Chapter & Homecoming of JPGP Bob Breza on September 13, 2013
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OV of Waitsburg & Alki Chapters on September 14, 2013
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New Grand Representative

September 6th was a glorious Homecoming OV for Junior Past Grand Matron, Gerry Mosler.
The room was filled to capacity and you could “feel the love”.
All things were going according to protocol until Kathi Dewey, Grand Adah, interrupted the introductions of the Grand Representatives.
Claiming that she was the night’s entertainment, she donned a sombrero and began speaking in Spanish.
This was quickly halted by WM Kate Kalmbach and (in English) sister Pat Chapin, of Lakeside Chapter, was announced as the newest Grand Representative of  Boliva in Washington.  Whoo Hoo… oops…Ole!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Syringa Chapter - New Location

Syringa Chapter has a new home for now. They will be meeting at:

Fruitvale Grange
3908 Castlevale Rd
Yakima WA 98902

This includes their OV on October 4th.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Date Change to the OV Calendar

 The Westside GGCCM Honor day has been changed from June 1st to May 17th of 2014?  Place is still being determined.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

More Pictures for you to Enjoy

OV for Vida and Tyler Chapters - August 20, 2013
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OV for Alpha Chapter - August 22, 2013
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OV Tacoma and Cedar Chapters - August 23, 2013
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OV Okanogan Chapter - August 26, 2013
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OV for Zillah and Bethlehem Chapters on August 27, 2013
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OV for Beulah and Richland Chapters on August 28, 2013
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OV for Maple Leaf and Ferndale Chapters on August 29, 2013
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OV for Lackamas, Henry Wentworth and Martha Washington Chapters on August 31, 2013
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OV for Occidental & Homecoming of JPGM on September 6, 2013
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AGM & AGP Reception on September 7, 2013
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013


As editor of the Evergreen News I just wanted to let everyone know that the September edition is going to be delayed a couple of weeks.  I am Worthy Matron of Spokane Chapter and we have just learned that the building where we were meeting was sold and we have less than 2 weeks to get all our stuff out and move…somewhere.   As soon as I get this all figured out – I will get the Evergreen News published.

Thank you to all for your understanding.

Betty Hughes, Editor
Evergreen News

Monday, August 19, 2013

Pictures from August 7- August 17 from WGP Rodger

OV Lakeside/Kirkland on August 7, 2013
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OV Alderwood/Stanwood on August 8, 2013
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OES Charity Golf Tournament on August 9, 2013
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OV Crystal/Laurel on August 10, 2013
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Rainbow Dream Camp on August 11, 2013
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Grand Initiation at Poulsbo Chapter on August 16, 2013
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WGM & WGP Reception on August 17, 2013
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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Posting Invitations

Just a reminder that chapter secretaries and others should send invitations to the oeswashingtonblog@gmail.com so they can be posted on the OESBlog. If possible please send in PDF format but a Word document will also work. When no information is received nothing more than what is in the Grand Chapter of Washington OES Official Visits & Calendar can be published. Thanks!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Sad News

Bob Danforth, former Grand Representative of Saskatchewan, passed away on August 6th.  Please keep his wife Barbara (former Grand Representative of Kansas) in your prayers.  Services are on Saturday, August 10th at 11:00 AM at the Waitsburg Presbyterian Church.

PGP Roy Sharp’s (former Grand Representative of Arkansas) younger brother passed away in California.  Please keep the family in your prayers and for safe travels.

Services for Norma DeGeest (former Grand Representative of British Columbia/Yukon) will be held on Monday, August 19th at Greenacres Cemetery (corner of Northwest Road and Axton Road, Ferndale, WA). Eastern Star will do their service at the graveside at noon and there will be a memorial service following. Please continue to pray for the peace and comfort of the family as they deal with their loss as well as numerous other health issues of their own.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Pictures July 27 - August 3 from WGP Rodger

OV Bethel -100th Anniversary at Masonic Park on July 27, 2013
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OV Tula/Madrona in Coupeville on August 1, 2013
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OV Faith/Guiding Star in Parkland on August 2, 2013
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OV Pacific in Ilwaco on August 3, 2013
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Monday, July 29, 2013

OV pictures July 22-26

Pictures from WGP Rodger Collins:

OV Astral & Oasis on July 22, 2013
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OV Magnolia & Victory on July 23, 2013
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OV Vineland on July 24, 2013
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OV Alma & Rosa on July 25, 2013
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OV Delta & Southgate on July 26, 2013
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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Update on Marilyn Bordner

Marilyn Bordner started waking up from the coma yesterday (July 26th).  It sounds like they verified it was a seizure, not a stroke, or an aneurysm.  They think it is probably reversible – but she is looking at a lot of physical therapy.  We don’t know about her eye sight – that wasn’t mentioned in the voice mail.  They took her off all her pain meds – so she is in pain and is starting to thrash around a lot because of that.  She does have the nurses with her all the time as she is still in ICU. A lot of prayers and good wishes are still needed for her and for Bill.   --Update from Marilyn Schafer via Betty Hughes

Monday, July 22, 2013

1st OV Pictures

1st OV at Analia Chapter on July 20, 2013
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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Prayers Needed

Marilyn Bordner, former Grand Representative of Bolivia, and Secretary of Spokane Chapter,  is in the hospital in Spokane.   She is in ICU and can’t have visitors.  She has been in Sacred Heart since Sunday, July 14th.  We understand she may have had seizures and they had to induce a comma.  Prior to inducing the comma, she lost her eye sight.  It is a very sad and scary situation and we don’t really know what to expect.  The doctors are not sure what is wrong, but we are requesting prayers for her and for the doctors to be able to determine what is going on.  Also prayers for her husband, Bill, while he waits to find out what is happening.  I’m sure “Thinking Of You” cards sent to their home would be appreciated for Bill. Their address is in the Blue Book under Spokane Chapter.

OES Charity Golf Tournament

If for whatever reason you didn't get your golf team registered or signed up for the BBQ you still have a few more hours to get information to Chairmen--Bill & Alice Hammontree.  Contact them by phone (253-922-1288) or email abhammon@comcast.net by 12 noon on Monday, July 22nd.  They will need the following for each civilian so passes can be obtained from JBLM.  First, Middle & Last Name (same as it shows on driver's license); date of birth (month/date/year); driver's license number; last 4 digits of SSN.  You can send the actual form with your check later in the week but they need the above info to turn into the pass office by Monday.  Later registrations will be accepted BUT those people will need to go to the visitor's pass office the day of the tournament to get permission to get on JBLM.  Of course anyone in a car going on JBLM with the driver of the vehicle having military ID can get on that way.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Pictures from WGP Rodger

PGM Margaret Morgan's 90th Birthday party on July 14, 2013.
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Rainbow Grand Assembly in Yakima, July 12, 2013.
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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Golf tournament reminder!

If you are planning on going to the golf Tournament at McCord Friday, August 9th, THE DEADLINE FOR SENDING IN YOUR REGISTRATION IS THIS FRIDAY, JULY 19!!! This is an absolute deadline because everyone attending must go through a screening process to have access to the golf course which is on the base. I encourage you to attend. If you don’t play golf, there is plenty of time to socialize in the afternoon and a fun dinner and raffle.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Committee Chairman Address Correction

In the Official Visits & Calendar for 2013-14 on page 9 under Recycled Stamps for Cancer Committee Gladis Rudd is listed as chairman which is correct.  The address and phone printed are incorrect.  Here is Gladis' address: 13407 Greenwood Ave N #319, Seattle WA 98133-7339  phone is: 206-440-1767.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Link to 2013 OES Grand Chapter Installation

Photos from WGM Stephanie & WGP Rodger's 2013 Grand Chapter Installation can be viewed online at this link: https://picasaweb.google.com/113512232395611856126/2013WashingtonOESInstallation# and photos of the 2013-14 Bluebird Deputy Instructors can be viewed at this link:
https://picasaweb.google.com/107208515103885727446/BluebirdDeputyInstructors#.  Contact dnveeee@wavecable.com for reprints.

Subordinate Chapter Maps added to Washington OES website!

At long last, we have added the links to Google maps, addresses, and photos of the subordinate chapters in Washington State! Hoorah! You can access the subordinate chapters on Washington OES website via this link: http://www.washingtonoes.org/index.php?cID=86  
Please email waoesweb@gmail.com with corrections.

Calendar Corrections

There are a couple more date/location changes to the OV Booklet/Calendar.  If you have any questions on dates or times, the calendar on the blog http://oeswashington.blogspot.com/ is correct.
The Vida/Tyler OV on August 30th has been changed to Tuesday, August 20th
September 21st – OV Silver Star/Harmony location changed to Chelan High School Commons

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Official Visit/Calendar Booklet Corrections

The following corrections to the “Grand Chapter of Washington OES Official Visits & Calendar 2013-2014” have been made on the OESBlog calendar.  Please correct your copy.  If you discover any other date or time corrections that need to be made please send them to oeswashingtonblog@gmail.com and they will be confirmed by the WGM before being posted.

August 4th – Grand Rep picnic time s/b 11:30 AM
August 7thOV is at Lakeside Chapter in Bellevue due to construction at Kirkland Chapter
August 17th – WGM & WGP Reception time s/b 1:00 PM
December 8th – Grand Rep Christmas Banquet time s/b 1:30 PM
The Pierce County PM/PP Lunch on December 19th s/b December 6th

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Pictures from WGP Rodger

These are pictures taken by WGP Rodger Collins from events he has attended recently.

Oregon Grand Chapter -- June 16-18, 2013
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Washington Grand Chapter -- June 24-26, 2013
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Grand Bethel Installation -- June 29, 2013
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Friday, June 28, 2013

Grand Chapter Session Photos

Photos from Washington Grand Chapter Session and Installation will be posted online as soon as we finish processing and organizing the many photos taken by Melanie & Dan. A link and notification will be posted on this Blog and on the Washington OES website. Feel free to email us at dnveeee@wavecable.com with questions, orders, etc.
Dan, Vicki & Melanie

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Four (4) New Grand Representatives!!!

WGM Stephanie and WGP Rodger played a game of "Price is Right" and called down out of the audience the following:
  1.  Alan Sawyer, Crown Chapter received the Grand Representative of Utah commission
  2.  Lenore Kromm, Waitsburg Chapter received the Grand Representative of Puerto Rico commission
  3.  Dori Delancy, Afton Chapter received the Grand Representative of Montana commission
  4.  Cheri Reynolds, Ferndale Chapter received the Grand Representative of Nevada commission

Election Results -- Grand Chapter

Congratulations to our newly elected officers for 2013-14!
Worthy Grand Matron -- Stephanie Hoye
Worthy Grand Patron -- Rodger Collins
Associate Grand Matron -- Mary Ann Fergusson
Associate Grand Patron -- Jim Iversen
Grand Secretary -- Irene Jacobs
Grand Treasurer -- Marcia Haukaas
Grand Conductress -- Kristine Ford
Associate Grand Conductress -- Peggy Mills
Grand Sentinel -- Calvin Russell

Check the calendar for all the dates from the Grand Chapter of Washington OES Official Visits & Calendar 2013-2014.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Last two Bluebird DI's

All the bluebirds have hatched with the addition of these two.
Greenwood Chapter--Linda Mock
Lakeside Chapter--Jim Taylor

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Oregon Grand Chapter Pictures

Pictures from AGP Rodger Collins of Oregon Grand Chapter June 16-19.
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Friday, June 14, 2013

Bluebird Deputy Instructors 2013-14

Bluebird Deputy Instructors announced as of June 13th.
Analia Chapter—Sheila Shreve
Afton Chapter—Midge McDonough
Amethyst Chapter—Sandra Monk
Astral Chapter—Chuck Aldrich 
Belfair Chapter—Donald J Daly 
Beulah Chapter—Karen Palmer
Centralia Chapter—Lauren Jessup
Evergreen Chapter—Becky Goddard
Faith Chapter—Lynn Tebbutt
Ferndale Chapter—Virginia Billing
Floral Chapter—Eleanor (Ellie) Hazen
Harmony Chapter—Cindy Garrett 
Key City Chapter--Neil Glessing 
Laurel Chapter—Gil Carroll
Madrona Chapter—Judy Savage
Maple Chapter—Alice Ashley 
Olympia Chapter—Joni Sjoquist
Poulsbo Chapter—Sharon Spudich 
Spokane Chapter—Lu Reel 
Syringa Chapter—Susan Segraves
Tacoma Chapter—Donna Benson
Victory Chapter—Jane Anderson
Waitsburg Chapter—Marilyn Wilson
Zillah Chapter—Diane Gerking

Two More Grand Representatives

It was with a lot of love that I was able to present Grand Representative Commission of Maryland to Sue Putnam, PM, Doric Chapter on June 11th.  She was honored and speechless.   What a thrill! 
Love, Mary Ann Fergusson, Grand Conductress

I had the honor of presenting Sao Paulo, Brazil to Eileen Bone of Harmony 
Chapter last night (June 13th)!       
Love ~ JoDee Desrosier, Grand Marshal

Friday, June 7, 2013

Ritual Competition needs YOU!

Bernice Zachau, Chairman of the 2013 Ritual Competition, needs YOU to sign up for ritual competition at Grand Chapter. Forms are posted on the Washington OES website (click here: http://www.washingtonoes.org/grand-secretary/downloadable-forms/). Please call Bernice at 360-876-7281 (leave a message) or email her at junkmail9979@yahoo.com ASAP if you intend to enter this year's ritual competition.

New Grand Representatives!!

Tonight, Thursday, June 6, 2013, the commission to Ohio was presented to Willie Winstead of Lackamas Chapter in Washougal.  Willie’s wife Eileen was recently announced as the incoming Grand Marshal so he was brought to the East to take the “escort test”.  At the end I congratulated him on passing the test and for being our new Grand Representative of Ohio. 
Marcia Haukaas, Grand Treasurer

Third times a charm, that’s what they say,
And, by golly, it turned out that way!

On Thursday, June 6, I traveled to Alderwood Chapter in Everett where I had the distinct pleasure of presenting the commission of Grand Representative of Vermont to Sister Shirley King, Past Matron of Stanwood Chapter.  Sister Shirley was stunned when I approached her, and I escorted her to the East to a standing ovation.  Vermont’s Grand Chapter started on Thursday, and I told Shirley that if she and Brother Bob (her husband/escort) were quick enough, they could catch a midnight flight and be in Vermont in time for introductions today!  Congratulations to Shirley!
Jean Ballard, Grand Martha

Thursday, June 6, 2013

New Grand Representative

This is to let you know that Jim Iversen, Grand Sentinel and I traveled to Ballard last evening (June 5th) to present the commission of Grand Representative of Oklahoma to Sister Arlene Strong of Occidental Chapter.  
We played a game of "Name That State" with different folks, giving them token rewards when they guessed the clues correctly.  Arlene's clue was "What state sounds like the large tree that grows from an acorn?"  After a bit of coaching, she guessed Oklahoma and instead of an acorn,   Jim presented her with the Oklahoma Grand Representative pin.    She was very surprised and pleased.
There was a large representation of past and present Grand Representatives in attendance. 
             Bear Hugs and Star Love~   Pat Iversen (Personal Secretary to the Grand Sentinel

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Pictures from AGP Rodger

Pictures of the 2013-14 Appointed Grand Officers & Chairmen
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FunDay pictures from 6-1-13
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Honor Night for 2012-13 Westside Chairman at Alderwood Chapter on May 10, 2013
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Registration Deadline for Grand Chapter!!!

Grand Chapter registrations must be postmarked by June 4th or there will be a delay in receiving your name badge and registration information at Grand Chapter.
Please send all registration forms with your check to Linda J. Burton, PO Box 254, Seahurst, WA 98062.   Thank you!
Thanks so much
Linda Burton, Registration Chairman

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Merger of Rada Uphus into Occidental

The merger of Rada Uphus with Occidental will be on Wednesday, June 5th at 7:30 pm.  We would love to have a nice turnout for our last "official" act, we think.
Gerry Mosler
Worthy Grand Matron

Answer to the Final Clue

What fun it was to travel to Spokane Chapter to make our final announcement.  Betty Hughes will be the new Eastside Chairman of the Bluebird Deputies for 2013-14.  Her escort will be her sister Alice. 

There were 15 current, former and future Deputy Chairmen present - from left to right:
Carol Lee Walk, Marilyn Schahfer, Nancy Peterson, Kathleen Mitchell, Vicki Chamberlain, Stephanie Hoye, Nancy Breza, Betty Hughes, Marjoe Richards (behind Betty), Pam Marrs, Florence Harris, Bonnie Rail, Marilyn Bordner, Diane Osborne and Marita Bothman.

We are so looking forward to a fun and happy year with Betty and Kathleen and all their charges.
Two of them were announced last night:  Lu Reel from Spokane Chapter and Sandra Monk from Amethyst Chapter in Seattle.  The other 24 will be announced in the next 3 weeks, so stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Pictures, Pictures and more Pictures!

Honor Night for Carole Lee Walk Eastside Deputy Instructor Chairman on May 17, 2013
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CWIC Luncheon on May 18, 2013
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2013-14 Grand Chaplain, Charlie Tewalt announcement on May 21, 2013
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2013-14 Grand Ruth, Bonnie Rail announcement on May 22. 2013
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2013-14 Westside Chairman of the Bluebird Deputy Instructors, Kathleen Mitchell announcement on May 23, 2013
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Saturday, May 25, 2013

The final clue

To the Eastside we go – The Spokane County Fair

To find another Deputy Chair

Tuesday, May 28th come play our game

In the Chapter that shares the county’s name!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Answers to Clues 8, 9 and 10

What a busy week.  First we stopped at Cyrene Chapter in Sedro Woolley to answer Clue #8.  Ourw Grand Chaplain for 2013-14 will be Charlie Tewalt with his Grand Escort Denice.  Everyone is very happy for Charlie and we know he'll do a great job of praying for all of us!

Past Grand Chaplains present were Gloria Schwartz, Jim Iversen, Charlie, Holly Butterfield, Clayton Sparks,   of BC & Yukon and Lanny Kee.
Also present were next year's Grand Esther Jennie Kelly, Grand Warder Pam Rookard and Grand Adah Kathi Dewey.
On Wednesday night we traveled to Kettle Falls and Pine Tree Chapter and had the pleasure of announcing Bonnie Rail as the new Grand Ruth for 2013-14.  The Chapter was thrilled! Her escort will be JoDee Desrosier.
Grand Ruths Past and Present were Nona Reinbold, Janice Glidden, Janet Pitcher, Bonnie, Florence Fitzsimmons, Peggy Weitman, Nancy Breza and Vicki Chamberlain of Idaho. 

To cap off a really busy week, we traveled to Cedar Chapter in Tacoma and announced our new Westside Chairman of the Bluebird Deputies - Kathleen Mitchell of Cedar Chapter.  Even her children were surprised and delighted by the news.

There were 16 Past Chairmen and our current Westside Chairman present including:
Front row: Doris Tibbits, Sharon Gray, Joan Breda, Kathleen, Stephanie Hoye, Gloria Schwartz, Ardith Swartz and Sarah Hicks
Middle row:  Charlotte Miller, Helen Mount, Carmen Ivey and Donna Craig
Back row:  Gini Dryer-Dow Gerry Mosler, Marge Ramsdell, Judy Turchin, Louann Yager and JoDee Desrosier

Thank you to everyone who came out to these three Chapters to support our announcements.  One more to go.  Watch for the clue soon!


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Clue #10

To the Westside we go – The Pierce County Fair

To reveal our first Deputy Chair

Thursday, May 23rd the Cedars are blowing

And soon the next name you’ll be knowing!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Clue #9

The Stevens County Fair is the place you know

For examples of golden wheat to show

Wednesday May 22nd you’ll want to see

How full of happiness the Kettle will be!

FUNd Day New Activity..."Pin Pot"

We'll be introducing a new activity at Fund Day (June 1) this year, it's called donate to the "Pin Pot"  .    Members can bring their pins (any size or shape) and place them in the designated receptacles.   You can donate any Grand Chapter pins or other collectibles from other jurisdictions you don't use anymore.   After everyone has placed their pins in the bins, they can  purchase a pin for a donation.   A jar for your donations will be available.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Clue #8

The Skagit County Fair is our next call

Tuesday, May 21st we’ll have a ball

So pray for clear skies and sun shining fully

So you won’t have to wear your Woolleys!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Answer to Clue #7

Vida Chapter was packed in anticipation of the big announcement and new WM Deanna Johnson did a great job of moving the meeting along so we could reveal that Barbara Burleigh will be our new Grand Electa for 2013-14.  Her escort will be Bruce Everett.  Our current and 9 past Grand Electas were present.  Pictured below are:  Edie Johnson, Betty Schenewerk, Marjoe Richards, Mary Sharp, Ann Taylor, Barbara Burleigh, Bev Baller, Louann Yager, Ann Gates, Denice Tewalt and Betty Croft.
 Also present were 5 of our appointees for next year including Pam Rookard, Eileen Winstead, Kathi Dewey, Jennie Kelly and Nancy Peterson.
Thank you to everyone who attended.  The support has been terrific.
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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Clue #7

The Pierce County Fair is calling us back

The red ropes are up as we follow the pack

Tuesday, May 14th on South Puget Sound

Another new star will be found!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Pictures from AGP Rodger!

2013-14 Grand Martha Announcement at Oasis Chapter on May 6th
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Hands Across the Boarder in Worely Idaho on May 4th
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2013-14 Grand Esther Announcement at Stanwood Chapter on May 8th
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2013-14 Grand Warder Announcement at Port Orchard Chapter on May 9th
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Answer to Clue #6

Port Orchard was the place last night for a fun filled evening and the announcement or our Grand Warder for 2013-14 - Pam Rookard.  Her escort will be her mom, Peaches Frye.  They had a full house and our current Grand Warder Terry Cramer and Past Grand Warders Judy Scott, Dottie Hardenbrook, Marcia Haukaas, Doris Tibbits and Kay Woodward. 

Also present were next year's Grand Adah Kathi Dewey and Grand Esther Jennie Kelly.
It was a wonderful evening and we can't wait for our next announcement.  Can you?

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Answer to Clue #5

We had a great time at Stanwood Chapter announcing our new Grand Esther for 2013-14 - Jennie Kelly.  Her escorts will be her brother Gene Rasmussen and Wayne Mouat, PGP.  The Queen needs two escorts!  There were 7 past Grand Esthers and our Current Grand Esther present.  In the picture below are:  Diane Rice, Jill Okicich, Linda Denson, Lorna Burns, Jennie Kelly, Nancy Jorgenson, Jean Lindberg, Marian Smith and Barbara Grobler

Also present were 3 of our new appointees:  Gerry Stinnett, Kathi Dewey and Nancy Peterson.
It was a very fun night and we can't wait to do it again tonight!
Stanwood Chapter was supposed to be the “place to be,” But, alas, no Grand Representative honoree . . . . So try once more, Please come through the door, The 10th of May, at Alderwood Chapter, Where we hope to have “double” the laughter, As we honor our DI Chairman – Westside, We’ll seek to announce a new GR alongside! Jean Ballard Grand Martha

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Answer to Clue #4

On Monday, May 6th we had the honor of announcing Nancy Peterson of Oasis Chapter in Ephrata as the 2013-14 Grand Martha.  Everyone was very pleased with the news.  Present were:  Past Worthy Grand Martha, Eunice Gaston, four Past Grand Marthas - Mary Ann Fergusson, Helen Collins, Becky Goddard and Colleen Wall and current Grand Martha Jean Ballard.

Gerry Stinnett, future Grand Organist and Kathi Dewey, future Grand Adah were also on hand to help celebrate.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Clue #6

The Kitsap County Fair will be here fast

Perhaps we’ll open a door to the past

Thursday, May 9th we will resort

To finding an orchard at the port!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Place to be

Stanwood Chapter on Wednesday, May 8th starts at 7:30 PM.

Announcement Pictures from AGP Rodger

Grand Organist 2013-14 announcement at Sunnyside Chapter on May 1st
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Grand Marshal 2013-14 announcement at Lackamas Chapter on May 2nd
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Clue #5

Our next Fair is in Snohomish County

It holds a sparkling white bounty

Wednesday, May 8th my Dad Stan would say
Is the date you’ll want to go and play!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Answers to Clues #2 and 3

On Wednesday, May 1st we traveled to Sunnyside Chapter to announce that Gerry Stinnett will serve as our Grand Organist for 2013 14.  The Chapter room was filled with enthusiastic supporters of Brother Gerry and his escort Rob Chandler.  There were 6 Past Grand Organists present including Sandy McAmmond, Sara Jane Johnson, Cindy Garrett, Janie Larson, Pamela Lee and Myrna Nilson.

On Thursday, May 2nd we traveled to Lackamas Chapter in Washougal to announce Eileen Winstead will serve as Grand Marshal for 2013-14.  Again, the Chapter room was filled and everyone was very excited for Eileen and her escort Willie.  Present were 10 Past Grand Marshals including Cheri Moll, Peggy Mills, Marilyn Hoots, Karen Whipple, Stephanie Hoye, Sheryl Mencke, Val Starnes, Donna Craig, Irene Jacobs, and Gail Herman and our current Grand Marshal JoDee Desrosier.

Thank you to everyone for your attendance and support.  We can't wait to announce more members of the Happy Hearts Grand Family!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Clue #4

The Grant County Fair is next on our list

A fun occasion not to be missed

Monday May 6th you’ll know what we mean

When we’re looking for an Oasis of green!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Light the Night - Westside

Light the Night Walk on Sunday, April 27, 2013 at Tacoma Scottish Rite.
Pictures shared by Grand Organist, Calvin Russell
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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Clue #3

To the Clark County Fair we’re itching to go

We’ll march into town to continue our show

Thursday, May 2nd, Washougal’s the place

To find our next happy new face!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Clue #2

The Yakima County Fair is our next stop

With music so lively it’ll make you bop

On Wednesday, May1st there’ll be no strife

As you look on the Sunnyside of life!

Another batch of pictures!!

Grand Adah of 2013-14 Appointment at Amethyst Chapter on April 23, 2013.
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SE WA PM & PP Lunch in Clarkston on April 24, 2013.
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Inland Empire PM & PP Dinner in Spokane on April 24, 2013.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Answer to Clue #1 - New Grand Adah for 2013-14

Last night at Amethyst Chapter, we had the honor of announcing our new Grand Adah for 2013-14 – Sister Kathi Dewey from Amethyst and Crown Chapters.  We are so pleased that Kathi will be part of the Happy Hearts Grand Family and look forward working with her.

Thank you WGM Gerry Mosler, GGCCM & PGM Cheri Moll, PGM Sandy McAmmond and GGCCM and PGP Dennis Okicich for being there to support our new Grand Adah and to the 80 members and friends in attendance.  There were also 6 Past Grand Adahs:  Alice Ashley, Gen Cooley, LaNita Pascoe, Mary Helen Johnson, Kristine Ford and Cindy Schneider.

Stephanie Hoye AGM
Rodger Collins AGP