OES WA Calendar

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ritual competition

Are you coming to Grand Chapter? Are you participating in the Ritual competition? If so, WooHoo! If not, WHY NOT? We have some great ritualists in our Chapters and we want you to participate in the competition this year. You have until May 15th to get your forms in to our Ritual Chairman, Joanne Bornstine. Please don't wait until the last minute. Forms are available on the OES website at www.washingtonoes.org.

Grand Chapter Tour

There is still room on the Grand Chapter Tour Bus for Sunday June 29. We are changing the departure location to the Sun Dome at 9 am. This is the last year that Charlie & I will be doing this Tour, so if you have ever wanted to take it this is the year to go. Only $45 and it includes Sunday Brunch at Legend’s Casino. We will be back around 3:30 in plenty of time for the evening Gala. Send your reservation in today. Questions? E-mail me at drice1204@gmail.com. Diane Rice

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

End of April Photos from WGP Rodger

DeMolay Conclave on April 24, 2014
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SE WA PM Lunch on April 25, 2014
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IE PM & PP Dinner on April 25, 2014
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PDI Lunch & Awads on April 26, 2014
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WGM & WGP Fundraising Dinner on April 26, 2014
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OES Bowling Tournament on April 27, 2014
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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Eastside GGCCM Reception

Just to clarify, the reception for our Eastside GGCCM is not a formal reception.  There will be no introductions or formal agenda.  You can drop by any time between 1 and 4 to say hello and let them know how much we appreciate them and all the work they do for Washington and for General Grand Chapter.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Clue #1

On May Day head north on I-5 where we open our

Washington Highland Games.

Opening torch is Alder wood that burns WHITE

A Grand Officer for 2014 will be revealed

Please join us on this very special opening night.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Pictures from WGP Rodger

King County PM & PP Lunch on April 18, 2014
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Thurston County PM & PP Lunch on April 19, 2014
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South West Washington Dinner on April 19, 2014
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

DI Chairmen HN Locations

Please note:  The locations for the Honor Nights for the Eastside and Westside Chairmen of the Bluebird Deputies are not at their own chapters. 

Eastside Chairman:  Honor Night – May 2nd – 7:30 – located at Millwood Masonic Center – 3219 N Argonne Rd.,  Millwood, WA  (Magnolia & Victory Chapters meet here).

Westside Chairman:  Honor Night – May 9th – 7:30 – located at Horace W. Tyler Masonic Hall – 2530 Grandview Dr W, University Place, WA (Tyler Chapter meets here).

We are both looking forward to seeing you at our Honor Nights.

Betty & Kathleen
Eastside & Westside Chairmen of the Bluebird Deputy Instructors

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Grand Chapter Session Site Selection Committee Wants Your Input!  Section 604 - Constitution, By-laws and Penal Code requires the Site Selection Committee to select a city with adequate Class A housing and an adequate facility for the Annual Session of the Grand Chapter.
At the 2013 session, the membership approved the recommendation of the Site Selection Committee to utilize the city of Yakima and SunDome for sessions 2016 thru 2018.  Based on offers from available cities and facilities, it was apparent none could match or beat the offer of SunDome in all areas of the membership’s requirements.
The committee would like the opinion of the membership for Grand Chapter sessions in the years following 2018. Please visit the Session Site Selection webpage attached to the Washington OES website and participate in the site selection survey.

Click here to access the Session Site Survey!

Friday, April 18, 2014

More April Pictures from WGP Rodger

Afton Chapter Installation on April 12, 2014
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Eastern WA PAGO Lunch on April 13, 2014
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Skagit/Island Counties PM & PP Luncheon on April 15, 2014
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Props needed for Grand Chapter

Our Grand Marshal Eileen Winstead is looking for a bull head and bull costume and remote control cars and trucks that can be used at Grand Chapter.  If you have any of those things to loan her, please contact her.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Be part of our Grand Choir

9:00 am to 11:30 am
May 10th 2014 At
Mount Baker Chapter
1023 E College Way
Mount Vernon
Please let me know by one of the choices below if you are interested in being a part of the choir. We want to make sure we have enough books for you. It would be appreciated if you would let me know if you are coming to the practice. Please respond by April 21st. Dates as follows:
Eastside Practice: 4/26/14 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Alma Chapter 610 6th Ave Kennewick WA
Westside Practice: 5/10/14 9:00 am to 11:30 am at Mount Baker Chapter 1023 E College Way Mount Vernon
Sheryl Acord, Grand Choir Director
Home Phone: 425-355-5778 or Cell Phone: 425-308-9762
or Email: SAACORD@aol.com

May 17 Westside GGCCM reception cancelled

Due to conflicts of schedules, etc., the reception for the Westside GGCCM has been cancelled.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Recent Pictures from the WGP

Kitsap/Mason PM & PP Lunch on April 8, 2014
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Halves of Hogs on the Hoof--Charlie Tewalt, Grand Chaplain, went to a lot of trouble to get this picture of the hogs, so we thought you should get to see it. 
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Grand Representative of Pennsylvania, Carol Dunn on April 9, 2014
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Grand Representative of the District of Columbia, Mary Hagstrom on April 9, 2014
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

New Grand Representatives

I traveled to Maple Chapter in Kelso last night (April 9th).  Under Good of the Order I asked the Worthy Matron if I could approach the east.  One of my assistants handed out dark chocolate Hershey kisses to everyone in attendance while 5 other assistants gave out clues about the state.  I then began reading some facts about the state.  Then I read names of people from that state and the last name I read was that of Carol Dunn - the new Grand Representative of Pennsylvania!!!!  She was already seated in the east as she is Junior Past Matron.  She was very surprised but did state that she had distance ties with Pennsylvania.  So it was extra special for her.  
Hugs, Eileen Winstead, Grand Marshal

Hi....a busy Wednesday night(April 9th) in our area but at Pine Tree Chapter in Kettle Falls the members celebrated the announcement, made by Bonnie Rail Grand Ruth, that Mary Hagstrom is the new Grand Representative of the District of Columbia... our nation's capital!
We were all quite amazed as Mary had nothing more to say than thank you!
She is the chapter's  JrPM and served as a Lamplighter Deputy Instructor.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

King County PM & PP RSVP Deadline

The deadline for RSVP’ to the King County Past Matrons and Past Patrons is fast approaching. You need to have your RSVP into Gladis Rudd no later than April 15th. Gladis’ address is 13407 Greenwood AVE N #319 Seattle WA 98133-7339. Gladis’ phone number is 206-440-1767. The Luncheon is April 18th this year, one week earlier than normal. If you have sent your RSVP in we thank you.

Whitman/Asotin Past Matron/Patron lunch

Whitman/Asotin Past Matron/Patron lunch will be held on Friday, April 25th, at noon at the Malden Lodge Hall. Lunch cost is $10.00. You may make reservations by calling or writing the Malden Chapter Secretary, Gwelda Henning. She is listed in the Blue Book. I apologize for this delay. Our Past Matron/Patron Secretary has moved, and we got the books late, and the one who agreed to do it, moved to a new house, and then had a week business trip, and the time got away from us all. Please get this message out, and ask everyone to let Malden know that you are coming. They need to know how much food to prepare!!! Margaret Rehberg, WM, Vineland Chapter

"Fund Day"

Vineland Chapter no longer has our dining room, so we have cleaned out our kitchen , and have these items we thought might ‘sell’ at the 'fun-fund-raising day'. I thought if people knew ahead what there is, it may help them. SILVER PLATE: sugar/creamer set; two coffee pots; one coffee pot (lid needs repair); one tea pot; one 5-candle candelabra; one set of silverware, in two chests, with the OES symbol engraved on the handle; 48 glass punch cups; 50 china cups, with OES symbol. Thanks, Margaret Rehberg, WM

Friday, April 4, 2014

Bowling Tournament update!!!!

To: Bowling Fun Day participants
From: Marjorie Bamford, Tournament director
Rodeo Bowl in Ellensburg has gone out of business so we are now scheduled to bowl at the Nob Hill Bowling Center in Yakima. The address is 3807 Nob Hill Blvd.  

The date remains April 27, 2014, but the time has changed to 10:00 a.m. This is an accommodation by the bowling alley as they usually open at 11:00.
The registration fee is still $15 per bowler, but the charge to use the facility is now $10.00. This is half what is cost at Rodeo Bowl and covers 4 games: 2 regular games; 9 pin no tap, and Scotch doubles. The price also includes tax and shoes.

Lunch will be available after 11:00 and will be served on the lanes. The restaurant will provide 1 or 2 runners to take orders. There is also a dining room for those who prefer dining away from the lanes.
If you haven’t registered your team, please do so as soon as possible.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

King County Line Officers Friendship Dinner

King County Line Officers Friendship Dinner on March 30, 2014
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