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