OES WA Calendar

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New Grand Representative of Maryland

I went to Amethyst Chapter last night for their Friends Night, and at the request of WGM Mary Ann, announced that Jan Horst would fill the commission left vacant by the death of her husband Norm Horst.  We were pretty sure that Sister Jan would not be there but Mary Ann wanted me to make the announcement anyhow, which I did. 
The Chapter members were pleased to know that Jan will be the newly appointed Grand Representative of Maryland in WA. 
When you see Jan out and about please make sure you congratulate her on this appointment.
Thank you,
Gerry Mosler, Past Grand Matron

Monday, October 20, 2014

Eastern Washington BIG Weekend Pictures!!!!

IEPMPP Dinner 10-17-2014
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Chris Bippes, Grand Martha Reception 10-18-2014
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New Grand Representative of Illinois

Last night (September 24) I attended Century’s meeting to present a commission.  Under good of the order we played a trivia game about Abraham Lincoln.  The members guessed his height, number of children, profession, pets, etc.  The final question was “Where is Lincoln buried.?”  A number of members correctly called out Springfield, Illinois.  Mary Harper (Associate Matron) stated that that was where they had held her reunion.  I asked her to repeat what she had said.  She again stated that her reunion had been held in Springfield.  I then asked her if she would like to go back there as the Grand Representative.  She was speechless but her husband Tom gave out a big Whoop!  A well-deserved commission.
Sue Putnam, Grand Adah

Monday, October 6, 2014

Pictures from JPGP Rodger

OV at Alderwood on October 2, 2014
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

New Grand Representative of Nebraska

Tonight, Thursday, October 02, 2014, it was my pleasure to announce that Cecil Tackett is the new Grand Representative of Nebraska.  It was Willie Winstead’s honor night but just as the Worthy Matron was about to start closing I asked if I could say something that I had forgotten in my response.  Cecil’s wife, Joanne is our Electa so I called her forward and talked about how it has been over 30 years since she was a Grand Representative and went on to thank Willie’s wife Eileen for all the work she had done for this evening then asked Joanne if she thought she could do that in a couple years.  She looked at me with a blank look and then I asked their daughter Michelle to bring her dad up to where we were standing.  Light bulbs started going off and I asked where Joanne thought they would like to go.  Her first answer was Hawaii!  Cecil had gotten his lodge 50 year pin a couple weeks ago and Joanne had pinned it on so I asked her if she would “pin” him again with his Grand Representative of Nebraska pin.  Cecil is our Sentinel and hadn’t heard all that was going on but he was up in the east by the time I asked her to pin on his official pin and he was stunned.  Joanne got so flustered she had to ask Michelle to do the pinning.  Dad, Mom and Daughter were all very happy and speechless, our chapter is happy for them also.  Numerous former Grand Representatives were in attendance including Lila Lindsey whose commission to Nebraska had expired on September 30.

Cecil is Sentinel at Lackamas Chapter and his address is in the Blue Book.

Marcia Haukaas
Grand Treasurer