OES WA Calendar

Monday, January 28, 2013

Weekend Photos from AGP

NorthWest Past Deputy Instructors Lunch in Ferndale on January 26, 2013
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Snohomish County OES Club Dinner in Marysville on January 26, 2013
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Friday, January 25, 2013

Grand Representative of Alberta

It was my pleasure and honor last night 1/24/2013 to appoint Bro. Kyle Mix of Zillah Chapter in Newport as the Grand Representative of Alberta .  He is listed as WP in the Blue Book.
WGP BOB (Breza)

Pictures X 7 from AGP Rodger

Honor Night for Deputy Instructor Nadine Weatherby at Mount Baker Chapter on January 24th
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OV of Century Chapter in Issaquah on January 23rd
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Merger of Lewis Chapter into Faith Chapter in Parkland on January 21st
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Grand Martha Jean Ballard's Reception in Stanwood on January 19th
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OV of Cyrene Chapter in Sedro Wooley on January 14th
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Grand Secretary Sandra K Henry's FINAL Reception in Bremerton on January 12th
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OV of Tyee & Southgate Chapters in Renton plus announcement of Jan Cooke as the new Grand Representative of North Carolina on January 10th
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

I visited with PGM Margaret Morgan Monday afternoon. She asked me thank all of you for the many cards she has received. And she very much appreciates your good thoughts and prayers.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Acting Grand Chaplain Announced

I made the announcement at the Grand Martha reception today (January 19th) that Marilyn Schahfer, Martha Chapter in Cheney, will serve as the Acting Grand Chaplain for the remainder of this Grand year. Sister Marilyn has been the escort for our appointed Grand Chaplain, Tom Henson, and we are delighted that she agreed to accept our invitation. We are so pleased that the Lightkeeper Grand Family is complete again.
Gerry Mosler, Worthy Grand Matron

Friday, January 18, 2013

Several New Grand Representatives!!!

It was my (Nancy Jorgensen, Grand Esther) pleasure to present the Grand Representative of Minnesota commission to Richard Moulden from Pyramid Chapter in Federal Way on January 10th!  Gave him several items, milk, Blueberries, Wild Rice and Chocolate because he is not sweet enough!!  Such Fun!

Tonight (January 10th) AGP Rodger Collins and Grand Escort Helen traveled to the OV at Tyee & Southgate Chapters to present the Grand Representative of North Carolina commission to Jan Cooke. She is the Secretary of Tyee Chapter. I read the official toast of North Carolina and then had everyone raise an imaginary glass to our new Grand Representative of North Carolina......Jan Cooke.  Many cheers and pandemonium followed.  I then presented her credentials and put her new pin on for her. YAY JAN!

Grand Marshal, JoDee Desrosier presented the Grand Representative of San Paulo, Brazil to Harmony Chapter’s Worthy Matron, Alice Hill and the Grand Representative of Massachusetts to Silver Star Chapter’s Worthy Matron, Cynthia Gocke on January 10th at the meeting in Waterville.

The place to be was Pacific Chapter in Ilwaco on January 10th. We had about 30 people who braved the weather report. PGP Paul Runyan and his Lovely wife Barbara (inside joke) were in attendance along with our DI Pat Finlay.  WP Les Moore is the new Grand Representative of Saskatchewan. We initiated a new member tonight so I (Kristine Ford, Associate Grand Conductress) waited until Good of the Order and stood up and told the WM that I had forgotten to read something important. I began reading some facts and said it was my pleasure to be giving this commission and then I pretended that something was wrong with my glasses....opps missing lens, try another pair broken, opened a case...nothing inside.  So I ask WP Les to come to the Secretary's deck and help me read the fine print. And there was his letter appointing him. The Chapter stood and cheered and gave him well wishes. A great time was had by all.

Tuesday evening, January 15th, I (Jean Ballard, Grand Martha) had the pleasure of attending Greenwood Chapter’s Friends’ Night. Under Good of the Order, I stood and announced that I had something that was for the good of the Order. WM pro-tem Kazi Scott had the Bible closed, and I approached the East. I began by saying I had thought and thought about how to present this commission, and that I had decided the best way to make the announcement was to go with a “Disney” theme and then I put on my Mickey Mouse ears visor and sunglasses. I announced that the commission to be given was for Grand Representative of Florida – home of the Happiest Place on Earth. I then asked the current and former Grand Representatives in attendance to come to the East to help me find the newest member of the “Club.” All of us marched around the room singing the Mickey Mouse Club song and we managed to finish just as I arrived at the Secretary’s desk where I was delighted to announce that the very surprised Dee Schmidt was the new Grand Representative of Florida in Washington. There was lots of applause and hoopla! A great time was had by all. Congratulations to Sister Dee on a well-deserved honor!

There was a big surprise in Alki Chapter, Walla Walla, Thursday evening, January 17th. Worthy Matron Diana Osborne received the commission of Grand Representative of New Brunswick.  Diana and her husband Worthy Patron Ken, were so surprised they actually were without words.
Diane Smith, Grand Adah

Thursday, January 17, 2013

DI HN Canceled

The Honor Night for Mary Lou Addy, Starkeeper Deputy Instructor, has been cancelled for this evening (January 17th) as Mary Lou fell last night and sustained a concussion. Tom called an ambulance and she is in the hospital facing surgery.
Please remember to pray for her and for Tom. Mary Lou's address is listed in the current Blue Book under Deputy Instructors.

Diane Reid, Secretary of Reliance, said that if you wish, please come out to their regular meeting tonight. They will not have the honor night but they will have plenty of food and a time of being together.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Place to Be

Monday, January 14, 2013 at Malden Chapter.  Meeting starts at 8:00 PM.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Alki Chapter in Walla Walla.  Meeting starts at 7:30 PM.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Web Site is up again

Most of you know that our website was hacked and had to be taken down until we could fix it.  We finally hired a company to monitor and fix the site, so HOPEFULLY this won't happen again.   Some of you may need to delete your browsing history to access the site.  There may also be some servers that are still blocking us, but we are working diligently to clear all of this so everyone will have access again.

Please let us know if you are still having problems at waoesweb@gmail.com

In the meantime we hope you can access and enjoy the site which has been updated.


The Website Committee!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Pictures from AGP Rodger

OV of Analia & Doric Chapters in Edmonds on January 3, 2013.
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King County PAGO Lunch on January 5, 2013.
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Grand Sentinel Reception in Burlington on January 5, 2013.
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OV of Floral Chapter in Monroe on January 7, 2013.
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Another Place to Be

January 15th at Greenwood Chapter in Seattle.  Meeting starts at 7:30 PM.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Grand Rpresentative

It was my (JoDee Desrosier, Grand Marshal) pleasure to announce Don Lindberg, Oasis Chapter, Ephrata as Grand Representative of Mississippi last night (January 7th)
Marjoe Richards and Roy Sharp, GGCCM's along with June Lee and Diane Osborne, PGM's & PGP were in attendance along with several excited OES friends! Brother Don's jaw dropped - it was priceless! He was very pleased and said it was totally ununexpected ~ Love it!
On another note, Don presented Gary Osborne with his 25 year certificate and 2 new members were Initiated! This makes 3 new members for Oasis Chapter in the past couple of months ~ yea!!!

Services for Grand Chaplain

The services for Grand Chaplain Tom Henson will be held Friday, January 11, 2013. at 11am.
Cheney Funeral Home
1632 W 1st St
Cheney WA
There will be a reception following the services
United Church of Christ (where Tom had his reception in October)
423 N 6th St.
Cheney WA
Cards can be sent to Tom's family at his daughter's home
Kristina & Larry Hardie
817 Salnave
Cheney WA 99004

Sunday, January 6, 2013

More Places to Be

Monday, January 7th at Oasis Chapter in Ephrata.  Meeting starts at 7:30 PM

Thursday, January 10th at Pacific Chapter in Ilwaco.  Meeting starts at 7:30 PM.

Thursday, January 10th at Harmony Chapter in Waterville.  Meeting starts at 7:30 PM

Thursday, January 10th at Pyramid Chapter in Federal Way.  Meeting starts at 7:30 PM

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Very Sad News

It is with a very heavy heart that I tell you of the passing of Tom Henson, Grand Chaplain, today at about 5pm. His escort Marilyn Schahfer was with him at the time of his death. Tom was recently released from rehab after being in Sacred Heart Hospital. There are no details yet regarding services but I will pass along that information as soon as it becomes available. 

Tom was a member of Martha Chapter in Cheney. 

Gerry Mosler
Worthy Grand Matron

Friday, January 4, 2013

Two New Grand Representatives

I (Janet Pitcher, Grand Ruth) traveled to Alderwood Chapter on Thursday, January 3rd to announce a Grand Representative appointment to 33 members who came out to join the party.  After taking care of the appropriate sluething and being assured the appointee would be at the meeting we arrived with great excitement.....and lo and behold no appointee!!! Oh what to do???  I talked to the Worthy Matron, and we decided to give a call from the meeting to see what was up.......and I had the pleasure of announcing BARBARA PEDERSON AS THE NEW GRAND REPRESENTATIVE OF CONNECTICUTBarabara was somewhat speechless, and when she heard everyone in the chapter room clapping and cheering she asked where we were and were we partying.  It was a fun evening, and I will look forward to meeting with Barbara and giving her her pin and Grand Representative paperwork.
It is with great pleasure I (Calvin Russell, Grand Organist) announce Sister Judy Nalley of Delta Chapter #109 as the newly appointed Grand Representative of Michigan in Washington!!  Thursday evening, January 3rd, I traveled to Delta Chapter in Auburn to present Sister Judy with her commission.   To accomplish the complete surprise, Brother Calvin conducted a short 'breakfast survey' of select Delta members.   He asked the first question of Sister Judy, a 'loaded' question to which her only response could be 'cereal'.   After several others responded to questions, he returned to Sister Judy — who at this point had her cell phone camera pointed at the person she "just knew" was going to be the recipient — and said to Sister Judy, "I liked your answer of cereal the best. Cereal comes from Battle Creek, Michigan, and YOU are the new Grand Representative of Michigan in Washington!!"  The room erupted in joyous congratulations.   Sister Judy was absolutely dumbfounded.   She laughed, she cried, she accepted all the warm accolades from her Sisters & Brothers with many hugs and much delight.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Grand Representative of New Hampshire

At Alma Chapter in Kennewick, the New Year was celebrated with the presentation to Patsy Stevenson with a commission of Grand Representative of New Hampshire by Sister Diane Smith, Grand Adah.
Special guests, J. Paul Fitzsimmons, Past Grand Patron and JoDee Derosier, Grand Marshall, were able to join the many sisters & brothers of Central Washington to congratulate the very surprised Patsy on her new appointment.