OES WA Calendar

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Places to Be!

Oasis Chapter in Ephrata on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Key City Chapter in Port Townsend on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Delta Chapter in Auburn on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Beulah Chapter in Richland on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Pictures from Grand Marshal Reception

Here is the link for the pictures taken by Steve and Robin Martin at the reception for our Grand Marshal, Paula Sonker!

http://www.marteamphoto.com/p516971220

Thursday, December 15, 2016

If you are attending the reception on Saturday in Kirkland for the Grand Marshal please note that we have been given permission to park in the church parking lot on the corner of 1st Street and 7th Ave (1/2 block east of the hall).

Thursday, December 8, 2016

OV Postponed

The OV at Roza and Sunshine for tonight has been postponed due to the weather.  Please stay safe.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

OV Rescheduled

The Official Visit of Roza and Sunshine Chapters has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 8th in Benton City.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Elected Grand Officer Information Meeting

If you are interested in filing for an elected Grand office or are interested in what's involved in being an elected Grand officer, this meeting is for you!  We will discuss the time required, how much it costs, responsibilities, travel, mental physical and emotional stamina required and gifts, gifts and more gifts.  The meeting will be held prior to the reception for AGP Al Cramer at the Tacoma Scottish Rite.  Please let us know if you are interested in attending so we can have the right amount of space available.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

New Grand Representative of Illinois

Neil Glessing traveled from the west to the east at Key City Chapter Tuesday night, November 1st to present the commission for Illinois to Kris Logue, Worthy Matron of Key City.


Click here for pictures.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

New Grand Representative

It was my honor to give Sister Katheryn Kusick of Naomi Chapter her commission as Grand Representative of Nebraska.  It was a great evening at Naomi with three Grand Officers and two Escorts present.  Sister Katheryn was speechless when it was announced that she would represent Nebraska.  She is listed in the Blue Book as the Treasurer of Naomi.
Richard Moulden, Grand Organist

Friday, October 14, 2016

Reception Postponed

ATTENTION OES friends: WGM Peggy Mills just called. The reception for our Grand Ruth, Pam Wallinger, has been postponed due to the weather conditions in our area. The authorities have asked that everyone stay off the roads unless you absolutely need to be out tomorrow afternoon. Peggy will let us know when a new date has been set for the reception.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Official Visit Southgate and Delta Chapters

To see some photos from the Official Visit of Southgate and Delta Chapters Click Here.


Friday, September 30, 2016

Official Visit Tyler Chapter

For pictures from the  Official Visit of Tyler Chapter, Click Here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Grand Secretary Reception

To see some pictures from the Reception for Irene Jacobs, Grand Secretary Click Here.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Grand Representative of New York, Peaches Frye, HN

All had fun Wednesday night at the Honor Night for Peaches Frye, Grand Representative of New York.  For pictures Click Here.

Official Visit Greenwood and Doric

To see pictures from the Official Visit of Greenwood and Doric Click Here.

Address Change

The Address in the Bluebook for Pamela and Bill Lee is incorrect.  We haven't moved, the County decided to name our driveway and give us a new address... after over 30 years living here.

The new address is:

Pamela and Bill Lee
7312 NW Olympic Peaks Way
Silverdale, Washington 98383

Grand Conductress Reception

To see pictures from the Grand Conductress Reception Click Here

Friday, September 16, 2016

Grand Officer Initiation

On Thursday, September 15th the Grand Officers performed an Initiation at Reliance Chapter in Bremerton.  See picture below.


Grand Officers, Escorts, Chapter Officers, and New Members
Bill Lee behind the camera.
 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

AGM Reception Pictures

To view pictures from Associate Grand Matron Reception Click Here .

Oktoberfest


OV Kirkland

To see pictures from Kirkland's Official Visit Click Here .

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

New date for Idaho Grand Chapter


NEWS!!!! Idaho Grand Chapter CHANGED it's Grand Chapter Dates to Fri June 16--Monday June 19 2017. It will be the 115th called "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" Session. In Boise at the Riverside Hotel. So say the Bulletin from the Grand Sec Judith Walsborn

John Chamberlain WP Magnolia Chptr Millwood WA
Gr Marshal Idaho OES 16/17

Thursday, September 1, 2016

What did you do this summer?  Below are links to pictures from (12) Official Visits , (2) Receptions, and Misc. Events that were attended by the Grand Officers:

1st OV Cedar and Guiding Star
https://goo.gl/photos/G4aEWn1iYzktc1yP6
 2nd OV Chehalis
 3rd OV Naomi
 4th OV Poulsbo
5th OV Pyramid
6th OV Pacific and Kristine’s Homecoming
 7th OV Vineland
8th OV Alki and Waitsburg
9th OV Bethel
10 OV Key City
11 OV Tyee
 12th OV Centralia
 1st Reception WGM Peggy Mills
 2nd Reception WGP Pete Peterson
2016 OES Campout
2016 OES Golf Tournament
 2016 WWGR Picnic
 2016 Rainbow Dream Camp
OES at 2016 Grand Bethel

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Place to Be

WGP reception in Wenatchee on Saturday, August 27th starting at 1:30 PM

New Grand Representative

I had the pleasure to announce Donna Kirby, Tyler Chapter as the new grand Representative of West Virginia in Washington.  What a pleasure to give such a deserving member this appointment.
Thank you to all who were in attendance. Peggy Mills

Venue Change for OV

The August 30th Official Visit of Worthy Grand Matron, Peggy Mills, scheduled at Centralia Chapter No.14, has been moved to:
Chehalis Chapter No. 3
123 West Main Street
Centralia, WA 98532
Dinner by Donation at 6:00 P.M.
Meeting starts at 7:00 P.M.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Missing

Missing from the WGM's reception - one Igloo cooler - gray with blue top.  If found, please contact Betty Croft!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Monkey Drawing

"One of the Monkey's from last Grand Chapter's drawing, ran away at Grand Chapter before they had the drawing, but by luck the Monkey returned scared.  Several members got together to decide what to do with this run away Monkey today (Sun. Aug 7th)???? PGP Gary Craig was asked to draw the winning ticket since he was in the groups discussion. And we all wanted to give this monkey a home without any of us having to watch out for her any longer.  The three pictures I took below, document this drawing and includes the winning ticket (with the winners name) that Gary drew."  Out of 100 tickets this person is the lucky winner:)


 
Thank you,
Kay Foss

Monday, July 4, 2016

Memorial for Dorothy and Chris Olsen

Memorial for Dorothy and Chris Olsen  is Saturday July 9th, 2016 at 11 A.M. at Wallin Funeral Home  1811 NE 16th Ave Oak Harbor. Take Hwy 20 into Oak Harbor, pass Auld Holland Inn at first stop light NE16th Ave turn left, just up the road Wallin Funeral Home on the Right. Refreshments following.
Thank you Mary Nelson

Thursday, June 30, 2016

NEW GRAND REPRESENTATIVES

Grand Secretary, Irene Jacobs announced at the opening session of the Grand Chapter of Washington this afternoon (June 26th) that Cindy Sims is the new Grand Representative of Tennessee.  She is listed in the Blue Book as Associate Matron of Naomi Chapter.

Grand Esther, Carole Lee Walk presented the Grand Representative of Louisiana commission to Kathleen Miller during the Tuesday, June 28th evening session.  Kathleen is listed in the Blue Book as Associate Conductress of Harmony Chapter.

Newly installed WGM Peggy Mills announced this afternoon that Paul Haukaas is the new Grand Representative of Italy.  He isn’t listed in the Blue Book but his wife Marcia is the treasurer of Lackamas Chapter.


Then…WGM Peggy had Robert DeBruyn come to the East to announce that he is the first Grand Representative of Washington in Italy.  Robert is the JPGP of Italy.  He is listed in the Blue Book at the bottom of page4.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

2016-17 Deputy Instructors

Becky Aldrich - Astral #75
Donna Altig - Reliance #70
Brendon Blacknall - Port Orchard #44
Bob Bristow - Pine Tree #77
Sherrie Connell - Syringa #38
Pam Ellsworth - Golden Rod #22
Terri Elwood - Analia #112
Becky Goddard - Evergreen #1
Dean Haave - Faith #255
Lynda Jamison - Malden #149
Kate Kalmbach - Occidental #28
Suzanne LeMere - Tyee #122
Barb Lott - Delta #109
Steve Martin - Floral #117
Tracie Morgan - Chehalis #3
Linda Ogren - Guiding Star #99
Diana Osborne - Alki #25
Janet Pitcher - Maple Leaf #58
Cindy Schneider - Key City #71
Kathy Seville - Malden #149
Candi Suppes - Tyler #248
Denice Tewalt - Cyrene #110
Michelle West - Lackamas #152

Lynette Zierden - Oasis #191

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Joan Kershner's Great Grand Daughter Chloe Hanson is being installed as Lilac Assemblies Worthy Advisor on Sat the 11th at Noon. Audubon Park Masonic Temple 2821 Northwest Blvd is the place. So if anybody is staying over after Leslie Greens Memorial Service or are coming to Idaho Grand Chapter please come and support Chloe and the girls.
John Chamberlain

Sunday, May 29, 2016

New Grand Representative

Last night (May 28th) I was honored to be able to present a Grand Representative position to Virginia Anicker of Welcome Chapter.  It was the honor night for the honorable Dan Voorhees and so not to interfere with the program, the announcement was made during the introduction of the current Grand Representatives.  Virginia cried tears of joy all the way to the East where I announced her as the new Grand Representative of Kentucky!
Neil Glessing, Grand Chaplain

Sunday, May 22, 2016

New Grand Representative

Monday May 16, 2016 I was honored again to be able to present a Grand Representative position, this time to Tom Busby of Floral Chapter, in Monroe.  I had asked Tom to assist me in presenting this Grand Representative position because my escort was unable to attend, and gave him a copy of the certificate that he read from his position near the preparation door, with the person to be announced name blocked out. I then asked the WP if he would assist me by reading the name of the person on my copy.  The WP asked if he could find this person and bring them to the East, which worked out great.  The selection of Tom was met with an applause of acceptance, and Tom was surprised to be one of our newest Grand Representatives, representing Indiana Grand Chapter in Washington. Congratulation Tom Busby!
Kay Foss, Grand Marshal


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New Grand Representative

Tonight I had the honor of presenting the Grand Representative commission for Alabama to Betty McElwee. Betty is a member of Olympia chapter.  There were 21 former and current Grand Representatives present.
For the announcement I asked Grand Secretary Irene Jacobs to pass out some gift bags with little candy gifts. The candy bars were wrapped with little ditties such as  "candy is sweet and so are you, but this isn't  your night", when I got to Betty her candy wrapper was empty so while I apologized to Betty Irene gave her hers. Betty then read that she was the new Grand Representative, the chapter and visitors were all very pleased and Betty shocked.
Congratulations Betty.  Peggy Mills AGM

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New Grand Representative

I am happy to announce the appointment of LINDA MOCK, from Greenwood Chapter, as the new Grand Representative of Virginia in Washington.

I went to Greenwood tonight (for the second time to try and make this presentation) and when the Worthy Matron called on me during Good of the Order I walked around the chapter room with a plethora of words that rhyme with "Mock" - I walked around the "block", checked the "clock", commented on someone's pretty "frock", saw a hole in the A.P.'s "sock", etc. and then said "this probably won't come as a "shock" but the Grand Rep appointment for Virginia goes to LINDA MOCK!! as I approached her station of Electa.  She WAS shocked!

So it was a good surprise and she received a great ovation from her Chapter members and sideliners.

Gayle Dunston
Grand Organist

Eastside Deputy Instructor Chairman 2016-17

Tonight Pete and I finished our announcements. We have had a wonderful time and thank all the members across the state for being so kind and welcoming when we came to visit.
Deputy Chairmen are a special breed; they are knowledgeable about our ritual and book of instruction and love to teach our members. We are pleased to announce Tina Demory from Astral Chapter as the new Eastside deputy chairman for the Classy Cat deputy instructors. There were 4 past grand matrons, 1 past grand Patron and 6 past deputy chairmen in attendance.  Tina's escort will be Joyce Allen.

We look forward to seeing many of you at grand chapter. Peggy AGM

Monday, May 16, 2016

Westside Deputy Instructor Chairman 2016-17

Tonight Pete and I travelled to Faith chapter to announce Lynn Tebbutt as the Westside Deputy Chairman.  Thank you to the Past Grand Matrons, and Patron along with the many past chairmen and our current Westside chairman for attending and welcoming Lynn into the group.  Lynn's husband Ed will be her escort. We also had several of our new Grand Family present who helped with the announcement.
We look forward to tomorrow when we have our final announcement. We hope that many will be able to attend.   Peggy Mills AGM 

Pictures!!!

Westside DI Chairman Reception 4-30-16
CLICK HERE for pictures!

Eastside DI Chairman Reception 5-6-16
CLICK HERE for pictures!

Hands Across the Boarder 2016
CLICK HERE for pictures!

Snohomish County PM & PP Lunch 5-13-16
CLICK HERE for pictures!

Grand Representative of Arizona Honor Night 5-13-16
CLICK HERE for pictures!

NW PAGO LUNCH  5-14-16
CLICK HERE for pictures!

NW Line Officers Dinner 5-14-16
CLICK HERE for pictures!


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Places to Be:

Floral Chapter in Monroe on Monday, May 16th, meeting starts at 7:30 PM.
Greenwood Chapter in Seattle on Tuesday, May 17th, meetings starts at 7:30 PM

Olympia Chapter on Wednesday, May 18th, meeting starts at 7:30 PM. 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Clue #11


East to West our Deputies will travel

to meet and greet our members so true

Our Eastside Chair in the land of Apples
On the 3rd Tuesday, we will answer the clue

Clue #10

Clue #10
West to East our Deputies will instruct
To work with our members dedicated and dear.
Our Westside Chair will keep the Faith
On the 3rd Monday, the name will be clear!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Answer to Clue #9

Tonight we complete our family
A total of nine, each different and Devine 
Our little hummingbird has completed the journey
Where she found our family, dedicated and kind.

Tonight, in Centralia, we announced the final member of the Treasured Cameo grand family, the new Grand Chaplain is Lora Mauel, her escort will be her sister, Georgia McKinley. She will join the Precious Gems escorts.
Thank you to the past grand matrons and patrons, 8 past grand chaplains, one of which is from Australia, for attending.

Peggy, AGM

Friday, May 6, 2016

Clue #9


The little hummingbird now flies south

shopping outlets on the way

the second Tuesday seems just right

for this special trip, so don't delay

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Answer to Clue #8

Our little hummingbird sure has been busy flying all over the state, tonight she stopped by Alderwood Chapter to help announce Pam Wallinger as Grand Ruth for 2016-17.
Thank you to the 3 past grand matrons,1 past grand Ruth and our current Grand Ruth for coming to welcome Pam. Pam's husband, Scott will be her escort.

Answer to Clue #7

Tonight (May 4th) our little hummingbird flew to Belfair Chapter to announce Donald Daly as Washington's first male Grand Warder. Thank you to the 6 past grand warders, 3 past grand matrons, 3 past grand patrons who came to welcome and congratulate Don.
We are looking forward to seeing where our little hummingbird lands next.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Register online now!

Online registration for Grand Chapter and for Banquets is now available. Tell all your friends! WooHoo!
 
A huge thank you to Bill Lee for all his efforts to resolve this problem!
 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Clue #6 Answer

The little hummingbird flew to Waitsburg and announced Lenore Kromm as Grand Electa for 2016-17. There was 1 past grand matron, 1 past grand patron and 3 past grand Electa's present to welcome Lenore. Her husband Randy will be her escort

Monday, May 2, 2016

Clue #8

The little hummingbird flew up North
to the Woods of Alder to meet
on the first Thursday in May
Someone Grand to join the seven of those to greet.

2431 Rucker Ave, Everett, 98201

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Clue #7

The little hummingbird flew across the Narrow Bridge
to find a Grand person with care
Another treasure to add to the family
the seventh of those so fair.


(Belfair - Wednesday)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Answer & Clue

ANSWER TO CLUE #5:
Tonight our hummingbird landed on the tall tree at Cedar Chapter and announced Kathleen Mitchell as the new Grand Esther for 2016-2017. Her escort will be Clarence Mitchell.  There were 4 Past grand Esther's there to welcome her, along with 7 past Grand Matron's and 1 Past Grand Patron.
Thank you everyone for attending and helping us welcome the fifth of the family true.

CLUE #6 
The little hummingbird again flies East and South
On the first Monday in May
We shall wait no longer

To announce our officer of love this day.

Answer to Clue #4


Our little hummingbird flew a long way and landed at Spokane Chapter where we were pleased to announce Betty Hughes as Grand Martha for 2016-17. her escort will be Alice Hughes. We had 3 Past Grand Martha's, one past worthy grand Martha, several past Grand matrons and patrons. the evening started with honoring sister Florence Fitzsimmons Grand Representative of Minnesota. Thank you Florence for allowing us to add on to your special night.
Peggy

Monday, April 25, 2016

Clue #5


The little hummingbird flies west

from a tall tree we can view this day anew

the fourth Thursday is the day

for the fifth in the announced family true

Friday, April 22, 2016

Clue #4


The little hummingbird flew far and wide

To the large city on the Eastside

The fourth Tuesday is divine

A grand addition to a family so fine.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

ANSWER TO CLUE #3

The little hummingbird flew to the land of Kirk and announced Paula Sonker as the new Grand Marshal for 2016-17. Her escort will be Dianna Kaspar.
There were 4 past grand matrons, 2 past grand patrons present. The past grand marshals along with our current grand marshal answered the challenge and now lead the groups with 9 in attendance to welcome Paula.
Keep looking more clues coming soon.
Peggy Mills AGM

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Clue #3

So Excited to See Clue #3!

The little hummingbird flies low
The third Wednesday is the day
To visit the land of Kirk...
All will want to come and stay!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Clue Answers

CLUE #1 ANSWER:
The first of those so grand
The hummingbird landed at Evening Star and announced Linda Carlson as Grand Adah with Marjoe Richards as her escort.   Present were 6 PGMs, 2 PGPs. 3 Past Grand Adahs along with many more sisters and brothers.

CLUE #2 ANSWER:

The hummingbird landed @ Pyramid chapter to announce Richard Moulden as the new Grand Organist. Melanie Boss will be his escort. There were 8 past grand Organists there to congratulate him as well as 2 past grand matrons.  What a wonderful addition to the new grand family. Stay tuned to learn the next clue.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Clue # 2 2016-17


The little hummingbird flew carefully

On the second Thursday in April

Searching the land of Sphinx and sand

To find one of the truly Grand

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Clue #1 for 2016-17


The little hummingbird has taken flight

Let's see where she will land

The second Wednesday, under the Evening Stars

The first of those so Grand 



Wednesday, April 6, 2016

New Grand Representative

Last evening (April 5th) I traveled to Alma Chapter in Kennewick to give the Commission of Grand Representative of the District of Columbia to John Lawson, their Junior Past Patron.  There were four former Grand Representatives and one current Grand Representative present. 

Carole Lee Walk, Grand Esther

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

New Grand Representative

Last night (March 7th) at Southgate Chapter Grand Chaplain, Neil Glessing, Grand Ruth, Ginny Elliott with the assistance of Grand Martha, Amy Smith surprised Sister Lorrie Steiner with the Grand Representative commission of Georgia in Washington.  Nancy Reed, Junior Past Representative of Georgia was in attendance as well as five current Grand Representatives.  It was a fun filled evening.  Congratulations Lorrie.

Friday, February 26, 2016

American Flag History Presentation

BC / Yukon Past Grand Patron Jim Pound and his wife, Celinda Williams will be conducting a beautiful TRIBUTE to the various flags used throughout America's History at the Maple Leaf Building on March 18th at 7:30 p.m. Celinda's father has been collecting these flags for a number of years and has done many presentations over the years to Schools, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) groups, Veterans groups, Masonic Fraternity meetings etc. Keeping our country's history alive through these flags. It has been her father's passion for many years.
PARADE OF FLAGS –

The idea of flying flags grew from the requirements of ancient warfare and the battlefield. Shields were painted with emblems or symbols to identify friend or enemy yet warriors needed to know where their leaders were hence the custom of carrying a pole was adopted and subsequently the idea of flags began!

National flags have come a long way. Flying now in courthouses, classrooms, and fire stations they typically hold symbolic significance for organizations as well as nations and have complex meanings ingrained into their designs. Yet they also bear with them a history – a story if you will, that must not be forgotten as it is in part, a history of where we have come from and who we are.

Fifty years ago, Ted Williams (Celinda’s Father) was a Boy Scout Troop leader and one of the recommend projects that year was patriotism. The troop decided to investigate American history by researching all the different flags and set out to make a series of paper flags that would tell the story of America.  That was the start – stars glued on butcher paper that would become a personal interest that has since been shared at many events for many years.
Adder in Iraq and as recently as June 29th, 2015 over the grave ceremony of an American Revolutionary War Patriot in Virginia – a descendant of the Williams family recognized by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The 45 minute historical presentation will be hosted by Bellingham Bay Lodge No. 44.  The 37 flags will be posted for display prior to and after the presentation.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

New Grand Representative

Last night (February 23rd), Amethyst Chapter was the place to be.  Members and guests gathered to honor Deputy Instructors Richard Moulden and Martin Monk.  After all the accolades were given, I asked Worthy Matron Jean Pennington if I could address the chapter.  I took the opportunity to thank Amethyst for allowing me to be a part of their meetings and activities for years.  As I will be unable to attend their meeting in March, I asked if I could have some fun with the members.  Sister Nancy Jorgensen had distributed tickets prior to the meeting to all Amethyst members.  Brother Al Jorgensen drew three numbers and when Sister Nancy read the winning numbers, Sisters Jan Horst, Sandra Monk and Barbara Lampi came to the East.  I presented each one with an envelope, with a Snoopy saying, that revealed their prize.  Sister Jan won a stuffed puppy (“Happiness is a Warm Puppy”) and Sister Sandra a bag of chocolates (“Happiness is a Bag of Chocolates”).  When it came time for Sister Barbara to read her saying, she was speechless.  In a quiet voice she read “WHEEEEE!!!!  I’m the new Grand Representative of South Carolina!” at which point the Chapter erupted in cheers and applauses.  I then presented her with her commission and paperwork after which I had the honor of presenting her with her pin.  It was an awesome end to a fantastic evening!  Congratulations Sister Barbara!
Amy Smith, Grand Martha

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Extended Reservation Deadline for Hotel Sheraton Roma

Important Message from WGP Bob deBruyn, Grand Chapter of Italy ~
The Hotel Sheraton Roma has extended the deadline for making reservations for OES to 05 March 2016.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Esther Club Luncheon

Esther Club Luncheon on Saturday, February 13, 2016
CLICK HERE for pictures!

The plate (pictured below) was donated back to the Esther Club by Eunice Butterfield, it was the one that Al received from the Esther Club when he was WGP.  It kind of caught Calvin off guard and for a few seconds he was speechless, which you know is a long time for Calvin. There is special bond between Calvin and the Butterfields and he said in his acceptance speech there would be more to follow at Grand Chapter, stay tuned.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Memorial Services

Russ Coffman’s services are Sunday, February 14th @ 1:00 PM @ Powers Funeral Home, 320 W Pioneer, Puyallup with a reception following at Phoenix Masonic Hall, 1009 Main St, Sumner.

Marge Todd's service is at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 3315 S 19th St, Tacoma on Sunday February 14th at 2:30 PM. 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

New Grand Representative

I presented the commission to South Dakota last night (February 5th) at Juanita Chapter to Mary Beth Short.  I read a poem as I walked around the chapter room, describing South Dakota, asking the members to guess the state.  As I rounded the corner I displayed a sign with Mary Beth's name on it to those on the south.  The room erupted but Mary Beth didn't know her name was on the paper.  I turned around and showed it to her and gave her a big hug, congratulated her, escorted her to the east, and presented her with the rest of her paperwork.  It was a wonderful evening.  
Claudianne Jones, Grand Electa


Thursday, February 4, 2016

New Grand Representative

Grand Chaplain, Neil Glessing and Grand Ruth, Virginia Elliott, visited Pilgrim Chapter in Sequim on February 4th and presented the Grand Representative of North Dakota to Marge Williams, WM.

New Grand Representative

     I presented Sister Ada Anderson, Victory Chapter #161, Millwood, with a Grand Representative Commission to Rhode Island, tonight, February 3, 2016. 
     I had five clues prepared for chapter members to guess the state.  The last clue was:  "the smallest state in the union."  Everybody got that and I then announced the newest Grand Representative, Ada Anderson.  The news was greeted with enthusiasm and much cheer.
Claudianne Jones, Grand Electa

Monday, February 1, 2016

New Grand Representative

It was a joint effort at the Grand Marshal reception on Saturday, January 30th to make this presentation. I brought Helen Collins up and thanked her for the countless hours she has spent in making the crochet crosses that we are giving out at the OV's. I said I had a certificate of appreciation in the envelope and what was inside was a blank sheet of pink paper. Then I announced that really we were presenting her with the commission of Grand Representative of Scotland but the paperwork had not arrived yet. That's when Irene Jacobs, Grand Secretary came up and gave her a certificate she had made at the Grand Chapter Office for Helen until the real paperwork gets here. 
Hugs, Kristine Ford, WGM

Thursday, January 28, 2016

New Grand Representative

Grand Chaplain, Neil Glessing and Grand Ruth, Ginny Elliott traveled to Illihee Chapter in Toppenish on January 27th to award the Grand Representative of Wyoming in Washington commission to Karen Catey, WM of Illihee. 


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Grand Treasurer

Below is a picture of Grand Treasurer, Marcia Haukaas with the presentation she received at the Pierce/Thurston Secretary/Treasurer luncheon on Sunday, January 24th.  It was made by Bill Miller, Past Treasurer of Tacoma Chapter and was in appreciation of her work as Grand Treasurer the past seven years.


New Grand Representative

Grand Chaplain, Neil Glessing and Grand Ruth, Ginny Elliott visited Centralia Chapter tonight (January 26th) and awarded the Grand Representative of California to Lauren Jessup.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

New Grand Representative

Tonight, January 20, 2016, it was my pleasure to announce Paulette Schlee as the newest Grand Representative of Arkansas in Washington. 

As most of you know I haven’t been going out of the house much, and have discovered the Game Show Channel on television and used one of those shows as my inspiration for tonight’s announcement.  Tonight we played the game “Chain Reaction” where you link a series of words.  Our teams had to link the words ‘Announcing—Grand—Representative—of—Arkansas—in—Washington’ and in the second round they had to link ‘That—Would—be—Paulette—Schlee—Congratulations’.  These words were written out on a large piece of foam board as the players guessed each word.  Before the meeting I had asked Paulette to hold the board for me, little did she know she would be helping with her own announcement.  Since she was behind the board—part of my plan--she couldn’t see what we were spelling out.  When it dawned on her that she was the new Grand Representative she was speechless, surprised and broke down in tears.  Paulette is a native of Arkansas and was thrilled, Congratulations to her and Henry Wentworth Chapter.  Paulette is in the blue book as Secretary of Henry Wentworth Chapter.

Marcia Haukaas, Grand Treasurer

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New Grand Representative

     I presented Sister Aril Baldwin, Magnolia Chapter 194, Millwood, with the Grand Representative Appointment to Utah on Tuesday, January 19th.
     I asked the Worthy Matron if Aril and I could approach the East and tell chapter members about our recent activities.  I then spoke briefly of where we have traveled and to which events for the past month or so.  At the end I asked Aril if I covered everything.  She said yes, to which I replied:  No, not all!  I said to the chapter  "Sisters and Brothers, meet your newest Grand Representative."  Aril and all members were thrilled  and excited. 
Claudianne Jones, Grand Electa

Sunday, January 17, 2016

New Grand Representative

Today, Sunday, January 17, 2016, I announced at the South West Association Meeting in Vancouver that Sandra Ruff of Martha Washington Chapter is the new Grand Representative of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.  Sandy has had some recent health problems and was not able to attend the meeting so we called her on the phone and she was delighted to hear the news.  Sandy is Associate Matron at Martha Washington and her address is in the current blue book.  Congratulations to Sandra Ruff and Martha Washington Chapter.
Marcia Haukaas, Grand Treasurer

Saturday, January 16, 2016

New Grand Representative

     My escort and I picked up my Mom (Genny Luther) and ventured out to my Mom's and my home Chapter, Laurel Chapter in Black Diamond.  I again had the honor to present a Commission.  This time the selection went to
Sister Leslie Cooley who is their Secretary.  She was happy, as were her Chapter members who joined in with voice agreement and applaud:)  I presented her with sequin slippers (I wanted to give her red, but could only find blue).  I explained that if she were in a tornado in Kansas she would click her blue slippers, they work as well as red:)  She loved her slippers because they were Sea hawk blue:)  So all worked well:)
      One picture is with all the Grand Representatives that were there, and another was a picture with my Mom (who doesn't get out much at 90, but decided to venture out, so the picture is the oldest Grand Representative and the newest Grand Representative in attendance:)  

Star Love,
Kay Foss, Grand Marshal




Thursday, January 14, 2016

Another New Grand Representative

It was my honor and  pleasure to present Nina Stoner of Maple Chapter, Kelso, her commission as the new Grand Representative of Missouri in Washington.
She was thrilled as she figured that she would never have that experience.  All the members of the Chapter, sideliners, and visiting Grand Representatives, cheered and clapped, wished her well, and said above all - Have Fun !
Star Love and Hugs,
Laura Sweeny, Grand Adah

New Grand Representative

Last night (01/13/2016) I traveled to Richland Chapter.
Under Good of the Order, I asked the members to tell me what five clues had in common. The fourth of five was the give-away. Diane Rice knew that the street names on the Monopoly board were from Atlantic City, New Jersey. I then followed my New Jersey GR detector (hidden in my watch) to locate the new GR. This was difficult because there were three former GR’s of New Jersey in attendance…Diane Smith, Stella Brown and Cathy Edmonson.
The detector finally led me to the West where the AP pro-tem was Cliff Groff. I announced that he was the new GR of New Jersey in WA. The look on his face was priceless! He still couldn’t believe it several minutes later and I suspect it will be this morning before the shock wears off. His wife, Cathy and the other members present were all very happy that this hard-working Brother had been so honored!
     I’ve attached a photo of Cliff, the former GR’s of NJ, and the other present and former GR’s from other Jurisdictions (myself excluded) in attendance. This was FUN!
--Pete Peterson, Associate Grand Patron

Friday, January 8, 2016

New Grand Representative

     Thursday evening, January 7, 2016, I had the distinct please of presenting the Grand Representative of New Mexico commission to a VERY surprised Cathy Cook from Analia Chapter. 
      I walked through the chapter room stating "odd laws" from New Mexico and asking the members if they could name the state with those clues.  The last clue I gave was the state airplane:  hot air balloons!  And that gave away New Mexico.  I was at the Associate Matron's station by this time, and so just turned around and grabbed Cathy's hand and announced her.  Cathy received a standing ovation on our way to the East where I presented with her paperwork and beautiful pin. 
      Cathy was truly stunned and all the members are so pleased for Cathy.  Congratulations Cathy!
Jean Ballard, Grand Conductress

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New Grand Representatives

Fred and I went to Waitsburg Chapter last evening (January 4th).  Under Good of the Order, I presented the Commission of Grand Representative of Delaware, to Jack Otterson, their Worthy Patron.
Carole Lee Walk, Grand Esther

Last night January 5th I presented the Commission of Grand Representative of Idaho to Joyce Allen.
Carole Lee Walk, Grand Esther

Places to Be

Analia Chapter on Thursday, January 7th, the meeting starts at 7:30 PM.

Richland Chapter on Wednesday, January 13th, the meeting starts at 7:30 PM.