OES WA Calendar

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Places to Be

Waitsburg Chapter on Monday, January 4th – meeting starts at 7:30 PM.
Floral Chapter in Monroe on Monday, January 4th – meeting starts at 7:30 PM

Astral Chapter in Wenatchee on Tuesday, January 5th – meeting starts at 7:30 PM
Analia Chapter in Edmonds on Thursday, January 7th - meeting starts at 7:30 PM

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Memorial Service for Gary Jacobs

The memorial service for Gary Jacobs (Night Owl Deputy Instructor & Escort of Grand Secretary Irene Jacobs) will be Monday, December 21st at 11:00 AM at the Mountain View Funeral Home, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

Friday, December 11, 2015

Sad News.

Very sad news.  Gary Jacobs, husband of our Grand Secretary , Irene, had a massive stroke and passed away this evening.  Her reception tomorrow has been cancelled.  Please keep her and the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Pictures from General Grand Chapter

Pictures taken by PGP Rodger Collins
CLICK HERE to view the pictures!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sad news

Very sad news from PGM Diane Osborne:

A message just came over the Caringbridge site from her son Rich that Joy Lough, PGM and Past Worthy Grand Ruth, went to be with Buck this morning. Both boys, Rich and Shaun, were with her.

She is now at peace, out of pain, and with her beloved Buck.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

New Grand Representative

It was my pleasure to present Roscoe Cox a commission as Grand Representative of Australia in Washington at Guiding Star's meeting tonight (October 20th). Roscoe said Australia was on his bucket list. I guess some things are just meant to be.....Way to go Roscoe.....
Irene Jacobs, Grand Secretary

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sad News

Linda Crichton’s husband Alan passed away at noon October 16. He had been hospitalized and in Hospice care (cancer in both lungs & throat). No word yet on services. Linda's contact information is listed in the 2015-16 Blue Book under Belfair Chapter where she is organist. Linda is a Past Grand Organist. Please keep her and the family in your prayers.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Pictures from several events shared by PGP Rodger Collins

Associate Grand Matron Reception on September 5, 2015
CLICK HERE for pictures!

Grand Esther Reception on September 12, 2015
CLICK HERE for pictures!

Grand Representative of Idaho Honor Night on September 18, 2015
CLICK HERE for pictures!

Grand Representative of South Dakota Honor Night on September 23, 2015
CLICK HERE for pictures!

Grand Representative of Virginia Honor Night on September 24, 2015
CLICK HERE for pictures!

Grand Representative of  Tennessee Honor Night on October 1, 2015
CLICK HERE for pictures!

Associate Grand Conductress Reception on October 3, 2015
CLICK HERE for pictures!

Grand Representative of Colorado Honor Night on October 5, 2015
CLICK HERE for pictures!

Grand Representative of Delaware Honor Night on October 9, 2015
CLICK HERE for pictures!

Grand Conductress Reception on October 10, 2015
CLICK HERE for pictures!

Grand Representative of Indiana Honor Night on October 13, 2015
CLICK HERE for pictures!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Place to be!

The place to be is Guiding Star, October 20, 2015 at 7:30pm. Thanks

Irene G. Jacobs
Grand Secretary of Washington

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

New Grand Representative

"Last night (Oct 5, 2015) I had the honor to gave out the Commission for the Grand Representative of Texas to Judy Savage, at Madrona Chapter #89 in Anacortes, with the assistance of my escort Allen.   Jr. Past Grand Patron Jim Iversen was in attendance with his escort Pat.  Both were introduced;  Pat Iversen, WM and Jim, WP of Tula Chapter. The pictures below show in order:  the presentation to Judy, those in the East, Judy in her Texas Hat as presented by me just following closing of the Chapter.  A picture with their Chapter members, and the last picture (not very clear) shows those Past Grand Representatives that were present.
We all had a great time visiting and refreshments afterwords".
Kay Foss
Grand Marshal

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Place to be!

Madrona is the place to be
Come join the fun in this family
Date:  Monday, Oct 5, 2015
Place:  Madrona Chapter
Time: 7:30 pm

Kay Foss,
Grand Marshal

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Italy Grand Chapter Trip - April 2016

Kay & Allen Foss have been requested by Dan & Vicki Voorhees, as well as Pam Armagost, to put a group together for the Grand Chapter of Italy.   This group would be extended to make it a seven day trip which includes the time at Grand Chapter.  If you are interested in learning more about Tuscany and the Rome highlights, please call Allen & Kay Foss @ their home office, 360-658-4001, or their cell at 206-919-0169 for more information, ASAP.  As the deadline for registration to attend Italy's Grand Chapter is only thru the end of October. "Call now to get in on this great trip."
Forms and other information are available on the right under Invitations.

Friday, September 18, 2015


Missing! A leather Scabbard (sheath) for one of the broadswords that was used at Grand Chapter this past June. If you have any information of the whereabouts of it please contact Linda Ogren, 253-845-7365.  These swords were on loan from Chuck and Stacie Rudd of Naomi Chapter.  These items were being stored in the Grand Secretary's room and when we are breaking down Grand Chapter that we the one item that went missing and we are concerned and would like it returned.  Thank you for your help in this matter.
Linda Ogren

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


Here's pictures from several events.  PGP Rodger is the photographer.

OV Alderwood & Floral on August 6, 2015
CLICK HERE for pictures!

OV Analia & Occidental on August 13, 2015
CLICK HERE for pictures!

Worthy Grand Ruth Joy Lough's Reception on June 27, 2015
CLICK HERE for pictures!

WGM & WGP Reception on August 29, 2015
CLICK HERE for pictures!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Directions to the WGM/WGP Reception

Directions to Long Beach Grange for WGM/WGP Reception
5715 Sandridge Road, Long Beach, WA 98631
Coming on 101 towards Seaview/Long Beach: take a right at the 1st light (Sandridge Road).
Travel north a few miles and the Grange is on your left before the 4 way stop signs.
If you come from the downtown area: turn east (away from the Ocean) at the Go Carts and Bank of Pacific stop light.
Sid Snyder or 60th Street has both names.
Go straight to the 4 way stop signs on the corner of 60th and Sandridge Road.
Take a right and it is on your right just past 3-4 houses.
Parking in back and enter for the luncheon from below.
The weather report is awful for Sat and Sun. We need rain but I didn't want it on our special day.

Hugs, Kristine Ford

Sunday, August 16, 2015

New Grand Representative

I gave out a Grand Representative appointment last night (August 13th) at Pacific Chapter's Friendship Night.  The new Grand Representative of Montana is Kent Stradley from Lackamas Chapter #152.
It was a fun night with lots of excitement - Kent was very pleased and was greeted with lots of cheers from the crowd.
Star Hugs,
Laura Sweeny, Grand Adah

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Pine Tree OV date change

The official visit at Pine Tree has been changed to October 14th. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Pictures from 1st OV

PGP Rodger Collins is sharing his photos of the 1st OV at Pacific Chapter on July 18th.
CLICK HERE for pictures!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Re: Grand Coulee Dam OV

We want to notify our sister's and brothers that are planning on attending our 75th official visit at Grand Coulee Dam chapter on August 1st 1:30pm  that the air conditioning unit is NOT working.  This notice is for those that can not tolerate the heat.  Fans will be circulating and we look forward to those that can attend. Please wear summer attire.  Leslie Green Associate Matron

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Grand Chapter Pictures!!

Here are links to pictures that PGP Rodger Collins is sharing with the membership.
CLICK HERE for pictures from the Gala Dinner!
CLICK HERE for pictures from Grand Chapter Part I!
CLICK HERE for pictures from Wednesday!

Monday, July 6, 2015

WGM's Caribbean Cruise in November of 2016

The information flyers and registration form for Kristine & Calvin's trip are now posted.  Check under the invitation heading on the right side of this page to view.  They are in PDF format so most people should be able to print them.  If you have any questions please contact WGP Calvin.

Dates are on the Calendar

All dates from the Grand Chapter Calendar & Official Visits Booklet have been entered on the calendar.  Corrections listed in posting below have been made.
Additional information will be added to the postings as invitations are received.  Reception locations are listed as the chapter until invitations are received.
Please email invitations when possible (word or PDF) to save postage to vikingplace@comcast.net
Thank you.
--Mary Ellen

Grand Chapter Calendar & Official Visit Book

Corrections/Additions to Itinerary Book (OV Book) are indicated in Bold and underlined
These corrections/additions will be corrected before the 2015-16 Blue Book is printed.
Complete addresses/phone #/etc are not printed but when one # or letter needed to be corrected that is listed.  Please use your 2014-15 Blue Book as a reference for now.

1.      Pg 2.    Jean Ballard’s Escort is Sheryl Acord
JoDee Desrosier is the new AGC: contact info is under Okanogan Chapter in the    2014-15 Blue Book
2.      Pg 3.    Laura Sweeny ~ Appt out of Chehalis Chapter, not Maple
Phone # is incorrect—info in 2014-15 Blue Book under SW WA Association 
Carole Lee Walk ~ Appt out of Harmony Chapter, not Astral   Address s/b: 2054
Amy Smith ~ address s/b SE, Kent --correct phone # is in 2014-15 Blue Book under Cyclamen Chapter
Al Cramer (Terry) is the new Grand Sentinel: contact info is under Guiding Star Chapter in the 2014-15 Blue Book
3.      Under Committees:
a.  Pg 5. Eastern Star Charities Foundation (Correction will be in 2015-16 BlueBook)
                        Kathy Dewey, Amethyst           Chairman
                        Larry Wilkinson, Olympia       Secretary
                        Alice Hughes, Spokane             Treasurer   1 year
                        Kathy Seville                                                  2 years
                        Bob Breza                                                       3 years
                        Fred Walk                                                     3 years
                        Elaine Weigel                                                 4 years
                        Bill Lee                                                           4 years
b.      Pg 5. Evergreen News
                      Christine K. Wilkinson: Add: address in 2014-15 Blue Book Chehalis Chapter
Pg 6. Carole is missing ‘e on the end (second name down from the top of page)
c.       Pg 7. Membership Committee
Remove Karen Karnes as Chairman (will be corrected in 2015-16 Blue Book)
4.      Calendar
a.       Pg 18.  AGM Reception is 9/5/2015
b.      Pg 19.  Silver Star(S)/Harmony/Okanogan OV is a special meeting on 9/24/2015
Delta(S)/Southgate OV s/b 9/29/2015             
c.       Pg 27.  Cyclamen’s International Dinner is 1/31/2016
5.      Pg 42. Jan Fernandez phone # is incorrect (correct one is in 2014-15 Blue Book under Southgate Chapter)

Sunday, July 5, 2015

lost gold Miche cover HAS FOUND IT'S OWNER!!!

PGM Gloria Schwartz lost her gold Miche cover for her large-size purse. If you know of its location, please email Gloria at gdschwartz@wavecable.com as she would love to have it back (plus the naked Miche purse body is kind of chilly!).

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Grand Representatives

During the Parade of Flags Monday evening Worthy Grand Matron, Mary Ann Fergusson announced that she was extending the Grand Representative of Maryland commission of Jan Horst to 6-1-2017.  Jan is a member of Amethyst Chapter but isn’t listed in the current Blue Book.  Her address is in the GRCWW Yearbook.

At the Wednesday morning session WGM, Mary Ann Fergusson presented Herman Mount with the Grand Representative of Quebec commission.   Herm is a member of Afton Chapter but not listed in the current Blue Book.

During installation our new WGM, Kristine Ford presented Marian Smith with the Grand Representative of Nevada commission.  Marian is Secretary of Afton Chapter in the 2014-15 Blue Book.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New Grand Representatives

All three of these commissions were presented during Grand Chapter sessions today (June 30th)

At the morning session Sue Putnam, Grand Adah presented Joan Breda with the commission to Manitoba.  Joan is listed as WM of Greenwood Chapter in the 2014-15 Blue Book.

At the afternoon session Lee Ison, Grand Chaplain presented Phyllis Rasler with the commission to Bolivia.  Phyllis is listed as JPM of Esther Chapter in the 2014-15 Blue Book.

At the evening session Leslie Green, Grand Warder presented David Marrs with the commission to Puerto Rico.  David is listed as Sentinel of Magnolia Chapter and AP of Grand Coulee Dam Chapter in the 2014-15 Blue Book.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Grand Choir needs your help!

Do You Like to Sing?
Come join the “2015 Celtic Rose” Grand Choir!
Please give the Grand Choir Director, Sarah Jane Johnson, a call.
She’ll need your name & voice range.
Grand Choir Practice will be Monday, June 29, 8 am, upstairs dining room at the Sundome.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Invitations on the Blog

Several of you have asked how to get your invitations posted on the blog.  Since I moved, I haven't received any invitations in the mail, so the best way is to email us a copy, preferably in .pdf format, and we will be happy to post them for you. 

Our email is oeswashingtonblog@gmail.com


Monday, June 15, 2015

2015-16 Deputy Instructors

Here’s the complete list of
Eastside Chairman: Jane Anderson, Victory Chapter
Westside Chairman: Alice Ashley, Maple Chapter

Baller, Bev--Maple Leaf Chapter
Bass, Nancy--Golden Rod Chapter
Bippes, Dennis--Magnolia Chapter
Blacknall, Tami--Port Orchard Chapter
Carey, Carol--Richland Chapter
Carmean, Paul--Esther Chapter
Erickson, Debbie--Lackamas Chapter
Fernandez, Jan--Southgate Chapter
Gaston, Carol--Okanogan Chapter
George, Amanda--Spokane Chapter
Graham, Kellie--Guiding Star Chapter
Gray, Donna--Alderwood Chapter
Hanson, Nancy--Cyrene Chapter
Hefflin, Lauren--Delta Chapter
Jacobs, Gary--Cedar Chapter
Jarrell, Margaret--Faith Chapter
Jones, Ellen--Poulsbo Chapter
Kinloch, Glenn--Vineland Chapter
Kirby, Donna--Tyler Chapter
Lawson, Gina--Sunshine Chapter
Miller, Dixie--Adelphi Chapter
Monk, Martin--Amethyst Chapter
Moody, Donna--Pacific Chapter
Moulden, Richard--Pyramid Chapter
Ross, Deana--Crystal Chapter
Shay, Barbara--Oasis Chapter
Sutton, Linda--Illihee Chapter
Thoreson, Candy--Bethel Chapter

New Grand Representative

It was a great joy to be able to present the Grand Representative Commission for Ohio to brother Gil Carroll at Laurel Chapter on June 11th. After giving a few clues to as to the jurisdiction, the members figured out it was Ohio. I then asked sister Irene Jacobs to escort our newest Grand Representative to the East. She wandered around the room and came to the East where she picked up Gil (he was pro teming as Worthy Patron) and escorted him around the room and back to the East. Thank you PGM Sandy McAmmond for playing Beautiful Ohio the state song for Gil and PGM Marge Ramsdell for teaching us an Ohio cheer.. Gil was very surprised and pleased and cheers were heard from the chapter.  Gil and Jeannette plan to travel to Ohio.
We had 2 PGM's, 1 PGP and 14 former Grand Representatives in attendance. 
Thank you WGM Mary Ann for allowing me this privilege.
Peggy Mills Grand Conductress

Friday, June 12, 2015


Found after Harmony Chapter meeting on May 14th in Waterville: Black flats, ladies.

This was the night Sister Carole Lee was announced as Grand Esther.

If these are your shoes, please email Eileen Bone, Sec at jimehb@nwi.net and I will  mail them to you.

Thanks.  E Bone


Thursday, June 11, 2015

New Grand Representative

I went to Tacoma chapter to present Suzanne Martin, the Oklahoma Grand Representative commission.  I passed out 10 envelopes with answers in them.  As we asked the question trying to discover which state I was looking for, the envelopes were opened to get correct answer.  When we got to the 10th question,( this was when I wished I could sing), name the state song.  Well John Langlow had figured it out and started playing "OKLAHOMA".......then Suzanne opened her envelope which said,"Oklahoma......Suzanne Martin you are the new Grand Representative of Oklahoma".......she was stunned.  We got her to the East where I presented her certificate and pin and an Oklahoma state stone.....a red rose rock! There were lots of G. R., Grand Secretary, Grand Conductress and Grand Ruth in attendance!
Penny Norvell, Grand Marshal


We are thrilled to announce that the 2015-2016 West Side Chairman of the Deputies will be Alice Ashley. Calvin, Mary Helen, Gene and I traveled to Maple Chapter and made the announcement tonight (June 10th).  We had 5 PGM-PGP, 3 Grand Officers (Marcia, Calvin and myself), 1 Grand Representative, West Side Chairman, Kathy Neubecker, SW Deputies, Robin and Vera,  4 WM/WP and several on the sidelines. Memory Makers Grand Family in attendance: Grand Organist, Gayle Dunston; Grand Adah, Laura Sweeny and Grand Electa, Claudianne Jones. Debbie Erickson from Lackamas Chapter in Washougal was there along with the East Side Chairman, Jane Anderson of the Night Owl Deputies. Alice and Jane were both Blue Bird Deputies for Stephanie Hoye. Jane and Alice have been working very hard on their Chairman tasks and look forward to meeting up with all the Deputies at Toppenish for Instruction. Thanks so very much for all who were able to attend, to those who could not but sent their regrets.  This is a very exciting and fun filled time for us.
Star Love and Tons of Hugs, Kristine & Calvin

Monday, June 8, 2015

Place to Be!

Tacoma Chapter on Wednesday, June 10th.  The meeting starts at 7:30 PM.

Pictures from FUNd Day in Olympia on June 6th

CLICK HERE for pictures!

Place to Be!

Laurel Chapter in Black Diamond on Thursday, June 11th.  The meeting starts at 7:30 PM.

Sunday, June 7, 2015


Our wise owl said you are finally done.
Fly south and westward to see the last one.
The 2nd Wednesday is the place to travel.
Come and see whose nerves are about to unravel.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Surprise Honor Night

You are invited to our... Friends Night Welcome Chapter #40, Shelton
“It’s Beach Time on the Italian Riviera” and
Honoring Robert E. (Bob) deBruyn, Worthy Grand Patron of Italy
July 11, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Entertainment will be Italian Style
A pasta dinner by donation will be served at: 6:00 PM
RSVP: Pam Armagost, WM 360-427-2998 or email: pamster@hctc.com for dinner attendance estimate 
Temple address: 19331 N US Hwy 101 Shelton, WA 98584 360-877-5964
Silent auction to benefit Chapter and its Charities

Answer to Clue #10

Calvin, Mary Helen and I traveled to Spokane and had the pleasure to announce that Jane Anderson of Victory Chapter will be the East Side Chairman of the Night Owl Deputy Instructors. Her husband Tom will be her Escort. The Escorts will be called the Flight Crew!!! We are thrilled to the night moon and back. Stay tuned for the day of next week when we announce WHOOOO will be Jane’s Co-hoot partner. 

We were so excited to send the announcement info out I forgot to share this info. There to help us celebrate were 2PGM, 3PGP, 4 GO, 6GR, 3 happy deputies (including the ES Chair Karen S) 2WM & 3WP (not introduced in another categories) and a room full of cherished members. Thank you all who took the time to be with us. See you all real soon. And don't forget the FUNd Day in Tumwater this weekend. 


Diane Gerking Zillah chapter was presented with her commission to Wisconsin last evening (June 2nd).
Chris Bippes, Grand Martha

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Answer to Clue #9

We did it!  We traveled to Waitsburg and could hardly wait to announce that Marilyn Wilson will be Grand Warder of the Memory Makers Grand Family. Her escort is Gerry Stinnett. This chapter really knows how to turn up the heat. We had 2 PGP, 3 current grand officers, 4 GR, 2DI (Oh by the way Mary Ann, they are your DI and they will be GO for us ...) & 4 WM & WP.  Current grand warder Leslie Green was there with 4 past Grand Warders. Thank you Dottie Hardenbrook for coming all the way from Arizona and others from near and far.  A great time was had by all.  They did a wonderful initiation prior to the announcement. We congratulate all the members for their outstanding work. Newest member Skip is ready and able and thinks that all their meetings should be a full house. Stay tuned....meet us in Spokane Wednesday if you don't have another meeting scheduled.
Star love and tons of hugs. Calvin Mary Helen and Kristine

      AGM Kristine, Marilyn Wilson, Gerry Stinnett & AGP Calvin

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Clue #10

On Wednesday the 3rd, you'll find our Eastside wise bird.
Come join in the Victory and be a part of the herd.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Clue #9

Once again our kite takes flight.
Another Grand Officer is in sight.
To visit this burg, we can hardly wait.
On the 1st of June, don't be late.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

First Aid Help Needed at Grand Chapter

We are stilling looking for help in the First Aid Department at Grand Chapter June 29th thru July 1st at each session
Anyone with Basic Frist Aid & knows CPR is greatly appericated.
Shifts will be 2 hour intervals and sign up sheets will be at the first aid table.
These items are needed.. Any & all dontations are welcome
1. Pillow cases
2. Flat sheets twin or double
3. Bar towels
You can reach me at
Phone: H: 1-360-675-5075
C. 1-360-320-1850 Please leave a message and I'll get back to you
Thank you very much
Mary Nelson First Aid Chairman

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Answer to Clue #8

We are delighted to announce that last night Calvin, Mary Helen and I traveled from Spokane to Afton Chapter and announced that we had chosen Kay Foss to be our Grand. Marshal, her escort is Allen Foss. Kay was presented with her 50 year pin prior to our announcement. The room was full. Thank you Afton Chapter for your warm welcome. We had 8 PGM/ PGP, 6 Grand Officers and Grand Organist from Idaho, 3 GR, 3 DI and west side Chair (Kathy), 6 WM & 1 WP (more were introduced prior in other categories), Grand Treas Emeritus Carmen. 50 visitors and 27 Afton members per the Sentinels report Yahoo!!! AND we had current Grand Marshal Penny and 11 past grand marshals. 5 of those past grand marshals are past grand matrons. WOW!!! This is what OES is all about. Love friendship supporting one another and having a great time where ever we go. Short break and we will be out the first 3 days of June with our final announcement the 2nd week of June. Congrats Memory Makers Grand Family for making memories and supporting your new family. 
Star Love and Hugs, Kristine & Calvin

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Answer to Clue #7

Calvin, Mary Helen and I traveled to Magnolia Chapter and announced that Claudianne Jones will be our Grand Electa of the Memory Makers Grand Family. 65+ members, 6 PGM & PGP, grand officers and a great showing of east side deputies and WM & WP.  Current Grand Electa Marita and 3 Past Grand Electas ...Aril Baldwin will be Claudianne's escort and those two have put their heads together and have Grand plans coming together. 
Star Love and Hugs, Kristine & Calvin

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Answer to Clue #6

Calvin, Mary Helen, Gene and I traveled to Chehalis and announced that Laura Sweeny will be our Grand Adah of the Memory Makers Grand Family.  We had 4 PGM in attendance, 8 Current Grand Officers (including Sue Putnam, Grand Adah). 4 Grand Representatives (Thanks Pete Cole for bringing Ken Estess, New GR of Maine from Tyler Chapter). 3 Deputy Instructors, 3 WM and 3 WP AND A BIG YAHOOOOO 13 Past Grand Adah's from all over the state. It is so much fun for those in our Grand Family to be announced, breathe a sigh of relief and then attend the next function. Those attending from Memory Makers Grand Family: Grand Chaplain, Neil Glessing & Katie, Grand Organist, Gayle Dunston and escort Barb Lampi,  Grand Adah, Laura Sweeny, Grand Ruth, Ginny Elliott and escort Phyllis Rasler, Grand Martha, Amy Smith, escorts Al & Nancy Jorgensen, Hope to see several of you tomorrow night East of the Mountains and then up North on Wednesday. Calvin and I love each and everyone of you, our membership and thank you so very much for you continued Love and Support.  We will have a short break from announcements while some of us go to Grand Chapter in BC then keep your calendar ready, stay tuned for more clues and prepare for some more traveling the 1st week of June.  
Star Love and Hugs, Kristine & Calvin

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Clue #6

Once again our kite takes flight,
Another Grand Officer is in sight.
The 3rd Monday is Southwest we must go,

It's the right place, don't you know!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Clues #7 & #8

Once again our kite takes flight,
Another Grand Officer is in sight.
This flower is usually southern,
but this one is actually NORTH.
On the 3rd Tuesday you must come forth.

Meeting at 7:30pm
See you there.

Once again our kite takes flight,
Another Grand Officer is in sight.
"Flow Gently Sweet Afton" is Calvin's song.
On the 3rd Wednesday, you can't go wrong.

Meeting at 7:30pm
See you there. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Answer to Clue #5

Well we made East in harmony and announced Carole Lee Walk as grand Esther. The room was full. 5 PGM/PGP & 8 past grand Esther's. WM Judy did a wonderful job and we were out in no time at all. Great treats and fellowship followed and I'm sure Carole Lee and Fred will breath easier now that their secret is out. Calvin and I wish to thank everyone for the well wishes. See you next week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 
Star love and hugs, 
Kristine, Gene, Calvin and Mary Helen. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Answer to Clue #4

Congrats go out to Amy Smith of Cyclamen Chapter. She will be Grand Martha for the Memory Makers Grand Family. Yahoo for Amy and her escorts Al and Nancy Jorgensen. We had 5 PGM/PGP in attendance along with GR, DI and WM/WP from the area. Chris Bippes, Grand Martha and escort Dennis came all the way over from the East Side. We had 5 past Grand Martha's in attendance. Amy said she had big shoes to follow in. Cyclamen Chapter and those present all wished Amy the very best. See you at the next couple upcoming announcements. 
Star Love and Hugs, 
Kristine, Gene, Calvin and Mary Helen 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Grand Representative

I traveled to Golden Rod Chapter in Snohomish last night and presented  Anna Thomas  with the Commission of Vermont. Before the meeting  I gave several members tickets. When it was time to make the presentation I passed out envelopes with a small gift inside, to those people with the instructions they couldn't open them yet.  
Then called out a number and had the person with that number open her envelope. Inside was a small gift bag with coins wrapped in tissue paper. I asked how much money she had and the amount matched the last two numbers on her envelope.  Two more people opened envelopes and again the amount matched the last two numbers. The I called for number 200 and Anna proceeded to open her envelope and there was her Vermont pin. She sat there with a stunned look and tears ran down her face. I then introduced her as the new Grand Representative of Vermont. Took her to the East and gave her the Certificate and rest of the paperwork. She was pretty much speechless.  It was fun thing to do.
Marian Whetham, Grand Esther

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Our kite set sail and landed in Port Angeles.  Calvin and I are delighted to announce our Memory Maker Grand Ruth.
Virginia "Ginny" Elliott will be our Grand Ruth and her Escort is Phyllis Rasler.
It seems that some were stumped by the clue but those who figured it out and were able to attend the meeting in Port Angeles had a Grand time.  Cheri Moll and Tom Schenwerk were there to represent the PGM and PGP's. Current Grand Ruth, Melanie Boss was there and looked lovely in her creamy-pale yellow dress. In the excitement I forgot to count but I think there were 4 past Grand Ruths. Ginny is a bundle of fun and joy and we look forward to her sharing her sunny yellow outlook on life.  Two more clues this week.  Hope you will be able to attend. Star Love and Hugs, Kristine Ford AGM and Calvin Russell AGP

Monday, May 11, 2015

Clue #4 & #5

Clue #4
Once again our kite takes flight
Another Grand Officer is in site.
We like to recycle the men.
If you're not here on the 2nd Wednesday,
You'll wonder where you should have been.

Clue #5
Once again our kite takes flight,
Another Grand Officer is in site.
On the 2nd Thursday come east with me,
To a chapter in perfect harmony.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Clue #3

Once again our kite takes flight
Another Grand Officer is in sight.
Our ship of angels knows what to do,
on the Monday number 2.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Answer to Clue #2

It is with GREAT Pleasure that Calvin and I announce our Grand Chaplain, Neil Glessing.  His Escort: Katie.  Calvin, Mary Helen and I drove to Port Townsend yesterday and at Key City's meeting we announced that Neil will be our Memory Makers Grand Chaplain.  Current Grand Chaplain, Lee Ison presented Neil with a lovely gift. The room was full of smiles and cheers.  Marilyn Hoots was there representing the Past Grands.  We had 4 Past Grand Chaplains in attendance from East and West.  Thank you all for attending and supporting our newest addition to our Grand Family. Hugs, Calvin and Kristine.......Save the date: Monday May 11th. You won't want to miss our next announcement.  Clue coming to you soon ! ! !

Friday, May 1, 2015

Clue #2

Once again our kite takes flight. 
Another Grand Officer is in site. 
The Olympic Peninsula holds the Key. 
The 1st Tuesday is the place to be. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Answer to Clue #1

Calvin and I traveled to Amethyst Chapter in West Seattle. Our Kite has started its star bound flight.  It is with great delight that we announce Gayle Dunston, Grand Organist of the Memory Makers Grand Family for 2015-2016.  Barb Lampi will be her Escort. We are so thrilled to have both of them in our Grand Family.  Several of Gayle's Chapter Members came up to us and congratulated us on a great choice and thanked Calvin and myself for honoring their Chapter.  Stay TUNED everyone for Clue # 2. Hugs, Kristine & Calvin

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Place to Be!!!

Our kite has started its star bound flight,
To find a Grand Officer of such delight.
A purple gem we will see,
The 4th Tuesday it will be.
See you (that can make it) There ! ! !
Star Love and Tons of Hugs, Kristine and Calvin

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

New Grand Representative

Fred Walk of Astral Chapter, Wenatchee is the new Grand Representative of Iowa.  
Thank you, Leslie Green Grand Warder

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New Grand Representative

On Saturday (March 21st) at Tyler Chapter's installation I had the privilege of announcing brother Ken Estess as the new Grand Representative of Maine in Washington. After the installation of officers under announcements I asked for help from Irene Jacobs Grand Secretary  and Melanie Boss Grand Ruth. I had a presentation board with a map of the United States and we narrowed down our search for the jurisdiction by following clues like East of the Mississippi and somewhere along the Appalchain trail. While doing that I placed letters on the board to spell out Maine. After we had figured out the jurisdiction I asked Melanie to find our new Grand Representative, several people stood up hoping it would be them but at last Melanie escorted Ken to the east. Both Ken and his wife Ann were very surprised and the chapter and all in attendance were happy. 
Thank you Maryann for allowing me to present this commission to a very deserving member.
Peggy Mills Grand Conductress

Friday, March 6, 2015

New Grand Representative

Last night (March 5th) at Lackamas Chapter is was my pleasure to announce Barbara Runyan as Grand Representative of Nebraska.  To say the least she was surprised.
 Marcia Haukaas, Grand Treasurer

OES Calendar

RE: The WA OES calendar
We know there is a problem and believe me, we are working to find a solution. For some reason, none of Mary Ellen's posts are showing up anymore. I have reposted all the dates I have and hope you can see them. Please let me know if you can. If there are missing dates, let me know what they are and I will get them reposted. In the meantime, please remember we are not paid to do this. We do it out of love for the order and Mary Ellen Sparks has done a phenomenal job in keeping it accurate and up to date. This is a technical issue beyond our control or knowledge. Bear with us while we try to find a solution.
Thanks & Hugs!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Place to Be

The 'Place to Be' is Lackamas Chapter on Thursday, March 5th.  Address is 888 Washougal River Rd, Washougal.  Meeting starts at 7:30 PM.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

New Grand Representative

The new Grand Representative of Oregon in Washington is Virgil Myers of Martha Washington Chapter in Vancouver. I traveled to Vancouver and presented Virgil with his commission to Oregon at the Saturday, Martha Washington's meeting on Saturday, February 14th. Virgil was surprised, honored and very pleased. His Chapter was also very supportive and happy for him to receive this commission. Patricia DeMuth who was just Grand Representative of Oregon in Washington was there to wish Virgil good luck. Virgil and his wife Verna can use all of our love and support while Verna is receiving additional treatments for her cancer. Star Love and Hugs, Kristine Ford AGM
Kristine Ford, Virgil Myers & Patricia DeMuth

Monday, February 9, 2015

Pictures from JPGP Rodger

Marian Whetham Gr Esther Recep 2-7-2015
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Kay Foss DIHN 2-4-2015
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Leorne Kromm GR Puerto Rico HN 2-2-2015
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Friday, February 6, 2015

Another Grand Representative

I am pleased to announce that I presented the Grand Representative commission of New Hampshire to Barbara Kaiser at Crown Chapter tonight (February 5th).  I had several officers and visitors open an envelope and read a fun fact about New Hampshire and I had a "souvenir" to go with each fact.  For example:  The first potato planted in the US was in New Hampshire, so I had a potato in the gift bag and the first state to have a lottery was New Hampshire, hence a state lottery scratch ticket was in the gift bag.  The holder of envelope #7 opened the envelope and the card stated, "Congratulations!  You are the new Grand Representative of New Hampshire".  Barbara could hardly read the card and while the audience applauded I helped her up to the East.  Barbara serves as Treasurer and is listed in the Blue Book.  She is also a charter member of Crown Chapter, so this honor was very special for me to give and for Barbara to receive.
Star Love,
Melanie Boss, Grand Ruth

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Two More Grand Representatives

Last night (February 4th) I was able to give a commission to Jennie Palmer of Victory chapter.  She will be Grand Representative of New Brunswick, Canada.  I was so happy she was there because she had another foot surgery last Friday and it was iffy if she was going to make chapter. phoooo!!!!!dodged that one what is it about me and feet lol.  She is listed in the Blue Book as JPM.
Marita Bothman, Grand Electa

I am pleased to announce that I presented The Grand Representative commission of New York to Alberta “Peaches” Frye at Belfair Chapter tonight (Wed February 4, 2015).
We created a skit in honor of Valentine’s Day.  It depicted a scene from the movie Sleepless in Seattle where the couple was to meet on the Empire State Building in New York City.  We seated Peaches and Andy Withers at the table and I played the waiter.  After I opened the Martinelli’s and poured it into their wine glasses I gave them menus and asked them to order.  The whole time our Organist was playing different songs from the movie to see who could figure out what was coming.  We had written a note inside Peaches’ menu which said “I will have the same thing that the Grand Representative of New York is having”.  She read it but still didn’t understand.  I had her read it again and this time she figured it out. She was quite surprised and excited.
She is the mother of Pam Rookard, Past Grand Warder.  She is presently listed in the Blue Book as Associate Conductress of Port Orchard Chapter.
Thank you, Lee Ison, Grand Chaplain

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

New Grand Representative

Tuesday evening, February 3rd, I traveled to Alma Chapter in Kennewick to present the Grand Representative commission for Massachusetts in Washington.
To find our honoree, I pulled Professor Russell out of retirement and conducted a short pop quiz.  
I went to the Secretary, to Adah, to Esther, and to the Associate Conductress asking them historical questions requiring them to name a state on the east coast.  Sister Esther pleaded that she'd "failed history, don't call on me!"  She still got half-a-point for her partially correct answer.  Lastly, I went to Sister Phyllis Williams, Chapter Martha, who wrapped her arms around her head and exclaimed, "Oh, no, not me!  I can't answer questions!"  "Oh, yes you can," was my response.  And I then asked her to name a state in New England that has the oldest Grand Lodge in the nation and that had a very famous event associated with tea.  "Massachusetts," she asks hesitantly.  "Yes," I exclaimed, "and YOU are the new Grand Representative of Massachusetts in Washington!!"
Cheers and laughter, and many tears of joy followed.  Sister Phyllis was presented in the East, given her commission certificate and pin, and a hearty welcome from all present.
Calvin Russell, AGP

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Places to Be

Alma Chapter in Kennewick on Tuesday, February 3rd at 7:30 PM.
Belfair Chapter on Wednesday, February 4th at 7:30 PM.
Crown Chapter in West Seattle on Thursday, February 5th at 7:30 PM.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Two New Grand Representatives

I traveled to Guiding Star #99 in Sumner last evening (January 20th)  to present Tracy Williams with the commission of Grand Representative of North Carolina.
Irene G. Jacobs
Grand Secretary 

It is with love and a lot of pleasure that I announced last night (January 20th) at the Official Visit a new Grand Representative. Norma Jean Gaynor, PM, Occidental Chapter was not there and after several attempts to call her I announced it in her absence. I spoke with her this morning and she is thrilled to be the new Grand Representative of Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Love, Mary Ann, WGM