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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

More of WGP Rodger's Pictures

Montana Grand Chapter -- June 18-21, 2014
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Monday, June 23, 2014

Pigs (coins) for Cancer

Thank you to everyone who filled up the piggy banks for cancer this year.  If you still have one of the piggy banks or just have some loose change (or paper money) that you want to contribute to cancer research, please bring it to Grand Chapter.  Our chairman, Gladis Rudd, will have her coin counting machine there and we will have a piggy bank available for you to deposit your money.  All the money collected at Grand Chapter counts for Mary Ann's year, so let's get her off to a great start and help wipe out cancer.


Recent Pictures from WGP Rodger

Washington Grand Lodge, June 12-14, 2014
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Oregon Grand Chapter, June 15-18, 2014
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Set Up Help Needed on Sunday, June 29th

The Session Chair ladies are looking for as many able bodies to help with set up: from carpet to electrical to fences to tables and chairs in all areas and then help with the GRAND FLOOR paraphernalia!!! We hope to have the trailer completely empty by 7:30am on Sunday... Decorations we have told them to start with putting up the Chapters' Ribbons first, then as we have the carpet down and fences... they can START! looking at hopefully 8:30 - 9am. Note: we may have to cut 2 sections of carpet first thing - since we've ordered a 90' roll of new carpet to replace some very worn and torn AstroTurf. 
Help! Thanks!
Paula Sonker & Dianna Kaspar
2014 Session Co-Chairs

2014-15 Deputy Instructors

Westside Chairman                                Kathy Neubecker, Kirkland
Eastside Chairman                                 Karen Speicher, Adelphi

Michelle Burlison, Guiding Star Chapter
Cathy Cook, Analia Chapter
Virginia Elliott, Esther Chapter
Linda Ellison, Tyler Chapter
Mary Fordyce, Waitsburg Chapter
Kay Foss, Afton Chapter
Janice Glidden, Adelphi Chapter
Tom Harper, Century Chapter
Janelle Hearn, Astral Chapter
Bonnie Hill, Pine Tree Chapter
Anne Holloway, Spokane Chapter
Robin Jessup, Centralia Chapter
Sharon Langer, Ferndale Chapter
Robert "Bob" Lindsey, Vida Chapter
Malinda "Mindy" Morgan, Key City Chapter
Gary Osborne, Oasis Chapter
Sally Nelson, Priscilla Chapter
Jack Runyan, Evergreen Chapter
Mary Beth Short, Juanita Chapter
Marge Soles, Alderwood Chapter
Allen Smith, Richland Chapter
Lorrie Steiner, Southgate Chapter
Jean Spence, Alpha Chapter
Linda Tunstall, Mt Baker Chapter
Vera White, Maple Chapter

Idaho Grand Chapter 2014

Idaho Grand Chapter in Boise June 7-10, 2014
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Monday, June 16, 2014

Pictures from April Event

WGM & WGP Fundraising Dinner on April 26, 2014
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Friday, June 13, 2014

First Aid Request for Grand Chapter

I am just about ready for Grand Chapter and getting everything needed for the 1st Aid Room.  I am still in need of 3 egg crate pads to be used on the cots.  If you have one or more we could use or you are willing to donate that would be great.  Also I still need people who are 1st Aid and CPR certified to assist in the 1st Aid Room.  We have had a few volunteers and for that I am greatful.  But we still NEED more.  If you have some time at one of the sessions to assist please contact me, Linda Ogren at 253-845-7365 (HP), 253-677-6209 (cell), ogrenized@yahoo.com and let me know when you would be available.
Thank you.
Linda Ogren, Grand Chapter 1st Aid Chair

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Two New Grand Representatives

The new Grand Representative of Indiana is Gene Miller from Centralia Chapter.  
Eileen Winstead, Grand Marshal

June 10, 2014
As each member entered the Doric Chapter room they were given a string of beads and told that they would know what they were for… later.
So, under Good of the Order, Kathi Dewey, Grand Adah, introduced herself as their tour guide to Louisiana.
Details about the state were given and then it was stated that Mardi Gras Tuesday is a state holiday!
Amid quirky laws of Louisiana the color of the Mardi Gras beads and their significance was discussed.
Each person with that color of beads was asked to stand and thanked for their contribution to Eastern Star.
One strand of beads had the word “MUSES” on it and that person was asked to stand.
It was explained that the Muses were the goddesses that symbolized the arts and sciences and that she was the new Grand Representative to Louisiana….
It took a moment for MARLENA WEIMER, Doric’s Secretary, to make the transition from being a goddess to a Grand Representative…
But, with the realization came tears and a well- deserved round of applause.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

WGP of Italy Bob deBruyn has returned to Washington

Brother Bob deBruyn, a member of Welcome Chapter in Shelton, has returned to Washington State! and Welcome Chapter wants to welcome him back with a BIG crowd at our stated meeting this Saturday, June 14th. Bro. Bob carries a new title now as the first Worthy Grand Patron of the NEW Grand Chapter of Italy!! Wear your red, green & white (the colors of the Italian flag) and join us to welcome him home and to celebrate his marvelous news.

Scottish Dream -- Mary Ann's Trip Info

Please check under invitations for the information on the trip planned by Mary Ann & Jim.  Dates are August 5-13, 2015.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Last Announcement by AGM

Karen Speicher, Adelphi Chapter, Eastside Chairman of the Deputy Instructors

Grand Representative of Tennessee

Last night (June 5th) at Analia Chapter, under Good of the Order, I told everyone we were going to Tennessee.  To get them in the mood, I walked around the chapter room reading some of the strange laws that are in existence there – like: 
  • It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.
  • It is illegal to fire a gun at any wild game other than whales from a moving car.
  • A law exists which prohibits the sale of bologna on Sunday.
  • It is against the law to drive a car while sleeping.
  • In Memphis, it is illegal for a woman to drive by herself; “a man must walk or run in front of the vehicle, waving a red flag in order to warn approaching pedestrians and motorists.”
As everyone was laughing, I said there was something I had to do – announce the new Grand Representative of Tennessee in Washington – Linda Kolb.  The chapter erupted in applause and she received a standing ovation as I took her to the East.  She was dumbfounded and almost speechless, which is very unusual for her.  Linda is an incredibly hard worker and very dedicated to the chapter and her family.  Everyone is very happy for her. 
Stephanie Hoye, Worthy Grand Matron

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Grand Representative of Kentucky

It was with great pleasure that I was able to present the Commission of Grand Representative of Kentucky to Syliva Agranoff of Oasis Chapter, Ephrata on Monday, June 2nd.  Sister Sylvia is a 58 year member of Oasis Chapter and I believe has been our Warder for the last 42 years!  
Since Flag Day is coming soon, I decided to incorporate a tribute to our Flag to lead into the presentation.  I asked several of our members for their help including Sister Sylvia.  At the conclusion of the Flag tribute, I thanked everyone for their help and then remembered that I had one other flag to honor.  I asked Worthy Matron Janelle Hearn if I could approach the East and also asked Sister Sylvia if she would help me.  We both went to East where I handed her the flag of Kentucky.  She had no idea what was happening until I read the certificate of her appointment.  Sister Sylvia was speechless and very thrilled for this honor that she never expected.  Oasis Chapter members and visitors are also thrilled and excited for a very deserving sister to receive this special honor. Nine Former Grand Representatives were in attendance for this great announcement. 
Nancy Peterson
Grand Martha 

Recent Announcements made by AGM Mary Ann

Margaret Kennedy, Madrona Chapter, Grand Organist.  Her escort is Mary Hartsfield, her sister.

Kathy Neubecker, Kirkland Chapter, Westside Chairman DI

Thank you,
Mary Ann, AGM

Past Grand Organists

2014-15 Grand Family

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

More Places to be

Centralia Chapter on Tuesday, June 10th starting at 7:30 PM

Doric Chapter in Fremont on Tuesday, June 10th starting at 7:30 PM

Monday, June 2, 2014

FUNd Day Pictures from WGP Rodger

FUNd Day at Olympic Masonic Center in Tumwater on May 31, 2014
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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Places to be

Oasis Chapter in Ephrata on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Analia Chapter in Edmonds on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM.