OES WA Calendar

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 


Westside DI Chairman Reception 4-30-16
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Eastside DI Chairman Reception 5-6-16
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Hands Across the Boarder 2016
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Snohomish County PM & PP Lunch 5-13-16
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Grand Representative of Arizona Honor Night 5-13-16
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NW PAGO LUNCH  5-14-16
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NW Line Officers Dinner 5-14-16
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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.

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