It was my pleasure and honor last night, January 13, 2014, to present Sister Susan Boothe, Worthy Matron of Beulah Chapter #132, with her commission as Grand Representative of Missouri.
Under "Good of the Order", the Bible was closed and I asked Worthy Matron Susan if I could say a few words from the East. I then asked my Escort, Brother Rob Chandler if he would escort Sister Jeanette Snider to the East. I introduced her and she told the Chapter that some lucky person was going to Missouri. Then she told a very personal story of her family ties to Missouri as well as her experience as Grand Representative of Missouri and the exciting trip she made to Grand Chapter there.
Brother Rob then escorted Sister Pat Crab (also PGR of Missouri) to the East and she gave a wonderful presentation on Missouri's history and facts of interest.
After a few more words from me, Grand Martha, Sister Nancy Peterson said; "Drum Roll", and I opened the envelope containing the commission. Not being able to find my glasses, I asked Sister Marjoe Richards, General Grand Scottish Rite Charities Committee Member and PGM as well as Past Grand Representative to Missouri if she would read the commission for me.
The whole Chapter was emotionally charged with love, applause, laughter, hugs and tears of joy when Sister Marjoe read "Sister Susan Boothe".
Sister Marjoe then pinned Sister Susan.
The celebration continued in the dinning hall with a light super and coffee and punch.