OES WA Calendar

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.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Grand Representative

Here are the pictures of our New Rhode Island Grand Representative Donna Miles from Floral Chapter in Monroe. 
I presented Donna with her commission on Jan 4, 2016.  She was very surprised.  My escort Allen surprised her by approaching her from behind. 
Below are three picture, the presentation of the Rhode Island Red Hen mask & Red Beads, her reaction, and all past and present Grand Representatives that attended.  It was a fun time.
Kay Foss
Grand Marshal

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Celebration of Life

Celebration of Life
Anthony "Tony" Schlee
Sunday January 10, 2016
2:00 PM
North Bank Masonic Lodge
(Where Lackamas Chapter meets)
888 Washougal River Road
Washougal, WA

There will be a Masonic Service too.