OES WA Calendar

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

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Grand Representative

Last night (January 19th) I (Penny Norvell, Grand Marshal) had the privilege of presenting the Grand Representative commission to Virginia Goad of Chehalis Chapter.  I gave envelopes to everyone and asked them not to open until appropriate time. Then I read them clues about Alberta. After the clues were given I had them open their envelopes.(in which all said Alberta)......only by  alphabet of their first name.....so slowly we got down to "V" .......Virginia's said, "CONGRATULATIONS you are the new Grand Representing of Alberta in Washington!!!!"  Then I introduced her and the room roared!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Pictures for JPGP Rodger

Melanie Boss Gr Ruth Recep 1-17-15
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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Places to Be

Chehalis Chapter on Monday, January 19th at 7:30 PM
Guiding Star Chapter in Sumner on Tuesday, January 20th at 7:30 PM
OV of Greenwood/Occidental Chapters in Seattle on Tuesday, January 20th at 7:30 PM

Friday, January 16, 2015

Grand Representative of Saskatchewan

We traveled to Adelphi Chapter last evening (January 15th) and I presented Sharon Burton with her commission as Grand Representative of Saskatchewan last evening. 
Chris Bippes, Grand Martha

Current & Former Grand Representatives pictured with Sharon Burton, Grand Representative of Saskatchewan.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Another New Grand Representative

I had the pleasure of presenting the Grand Representative of Florida appointment last night (January 14th) at Tula Chapter #26 in Coupeville to Worthy Patron George Konopik.
        Pat and I circled the chapter room with a bag of fruits and vegies asking various members what state they could be found in.  The last fruit was an orange with the Florida Grand Representative pin stuck in it.  George correctly identified Florida as the place where most oranges came from and was given the orange and pin and informed he was the new Grand Representative.  Everyone present was thrilled for this well deserved member to receive this honor.
      Oh, yes - Pat kept looking in the bag and saying, "Have we no bananas?" and I replied by singing, "Yes, we have no bananas."  What fun!
      Jim Iversen, Worthy Grand Patron

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Another New Grand Representative

 I was able to present the jurisdiction of Minnesota to Florence Fitzsimmons at Spokane Chapter tonight (January 13th).  There were four grand representatives present and lots of former grand representatives to give her congratulations.   Leslie Green, Grand Warder 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New Grand Representative

Tonight, January 12th, Nancy and I traveled to Syringa Chapter in Yakima and presented Sister Susan Seagraves with her commission as Grand Representative of Ontario. All went well except for the getting there.
According to the Blue Book and the Blog, Syringa meets at 314 S 2nd AVE in Yakima. THEY DON”T! They meet at the Fruitvale Grange! Luckily we got to Yakima at 6:30 so we had enough time to figure out what went wrong and get there before they closed the doors on us. 
Had a great time!
Pete Peterson, Grand Sentinel

Monday, January 12, 2015

Grand Sentinel Reception Pictures

Pete Peterson Grand Sentinel Reception 1-10-15
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Friday, January 9, 2015

Two New Grand Representatives

I am pleased to announce Barbara Blankenship of Harmony Chapter as our new Grand Representative of Connecticut. She was thrilled.  So fun. Chris Bippes, Grand Martha

I traveled to Mount Baker Chapter in Mount Vernon last night and presented the Commission of Grand Representative of Mississippi to Laurel Jacobs.  She is the Treasurer at Mount Baker.
I first did a geography lesson by asking for the capitals of 5 different states, then asked what the first letter of each capital spelled. It took a few minutes and then someone (I think Jane Christianson) very quietly with a question mark said Jacobs. I went down and greeted Laurel and her first question was "Where do I go?" I then asked her what state was Jackson the capital of and she promptly said Mississippi.  It turned out that she has family near there.
A commission well deserved and a pleasure to present it.
Grand Esther, Marian Whetham

Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Grand Representatives!!

Grand Orgainst Margaret Kennedy traveled to Ferndale Chapter on Jan 5th did a parade of 12 days of Christmas and Barbara Barquist was anounced Grand Representative of BC & Yukon.

Barbara is pictured with Bill Barquist former Grand Representative of BC & Yukon in WA and John Chamberlain, Grand Representative of BC & Yukon in Idaho

     On Tuesday, January 6, 2015, I had the pleasure of traveling to Maple Leaf Chapter in Bellingham to present a Grand Representative commission.
      I stood up under announcements, and read several fun facts about the state whose commission was being given.  My last line was “have you figured out what state you will be representing, Gary?”  MICHIGAN!!  I thought Gary would be surprised, BUT, the surprise was on me and everyone else in the chapter room.  It turns out that Gary’s counterpart had notification that his commission would be effective January 1, 2015, and so she called him to congratulate him at 6:45 a.m. Saturday, January 3!  As he was talking with his counterpart, he kept thinking “I’m not supposed to know this; I’m not supposed to know this.”  Too funny!!! 
     Congratulations to Gary Pitcher, Maple Leaf Chapter, Bellingham, the new Grand Representative of Michigan!
~Jean Ballard, AGC
             Jean Ballard, AGC and Gary Pitcher, Grand Representative of Michigan

Sunday, January 4, 2015

AGC Reception Pictures

Associate Grand Conductress, Jean Ballard's Reception in Stanwood on January 3, 2015
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Thursday, January 1, 2015

More Places to Be

Mount Baker Chapter on Thursday, January 8th at 7:30 PM.
Spokane Chapter on Tuesday, January 13th at 7:30 PM

Places to Be

Ferndale Chapter on Monday, January 5th at 7:30 PM.
Maple Leaf Chapter in Bellingham on Tuesday, January 6th at 7:30 PM.
Victory Chapter in Millwood on Wednesday, January 7th at 7:30 PM.
Harmony Chapter in Waterville on Thursday, January 8th at 7:00 PM.
Tula Chapter in Coupeville on Wednesday, January 14th at 7:30 PM.