OES WA Calendar

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Dream Camp 2017

Had a great time at Rainbow Dream Camp 2017 and a wonderful turnout of Grand Officers.





OV Welcome and Belfair


The room was full of Saturday, August 12, for the Official Visit with Welcome and Belfair Chapters.  Two fun suits added to the enjoyment of the day.  Mentors were Vicki Voorhees for Welcome Chapter and Gloria Schwartz Belfair Chapter.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Mt. Baker OV

The Dancing Lights Grand Family had another wonderful time at the OV of Mt. Baker Chapter in Mt. Vernon.  The Mentor award went to Laurel Jacobs!  Congratulations all on a great night.




Friday, August 11, 2017

Instructionf for cutting coupons!

Hi All,

Below are the instructions for cutting coupons for our troops.  I would like to track the $ amount of coupons we, as an organization, are sending to Support Our Troops.  Please report to Dee Johnson of Vida Chapter the $ amount each time you send a package of coupons.  Thank you! 

Jean Ballard, WGM

Troopons® -- Bagging Instructions --

The commissaries have requested that Troopons be bagged and delivered to them as follows.

1. Cut out the coupons. 2. Sort coupons into two piles by status: a. Expired.  Not expired more than 2 months. (e.g. if today’s date is 3/1/2013, you would cut out coupons with an expiration date that is not older than 1/1/2013.  b. Unexpired.  At least two months of life left.  3. Sort each of those two piles into four piles by type: a. Food items b. Non-food items c. Baby food/items d. Pet items (like dog food) 4. Stuff them into plastic baggies.  5. Write the status (Expired or Unexpired) and the type (food, non-food, baby, or  pet) on them. 6. Total the retail savings of the baggies and write it on them.  This helps us track the value of the overall program. 7. Mail them to SOT as follows: 

Support Our Troops®  P.O. Box 70 Daytona Beach, FL 32115-0070

Only "Manufacturer's Coupons" can be used. They can be from the newspaper, dispensers in grocery stores, tear-pads, and elsewhere as long as they state "Manufacturer's Coupon" on them. No assistance vouchers. No food stamps. No store coupons. No restaurant coupons. No Internet coupons. 

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our military troops and their families!  

Happy clipping!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

First OV at Stanwood

The chapter room was packed for the first OV of Worthy Grand Matron Jean Ballard with Worthy Grand Patron Al Cramer at Stanwood Chapter.  The OV was held at the Everett Scottish Rite and it's a good thing because there was plenty of room for everyone.  Great job Worthy Matron Janice Dorsey and congratulations to Jennie Kelly for being awarded as the first Mentor, WGM Jean's recognition program for the year.



Friday, August 4, 2017

Square and Compass Jamboree

Our WGM Jean and WGP Al had a great time at the Square and Compass Jamboree.


Thursday, August 3, 2017

First OV update

With high heat expected on Saturday, and apparently with no air conditioning in the Hall (there will be several fans to blow the air around and the doors to the outside will be open once we have completed formal opening), please feel free to wear something very lightweight and comfortable.  Ladies, you do not need to wear hose.  Gentlemen, you do not need to wear jackets.

See you Saturday!

Hugs,
~Jean

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sad News: Our Golden Chain has again been broken. Brother Chuck King, PGP, passed away on July 15th, surround by his family. Brother Chuck moved to Colorado Springs a number of years ago to be near his sons. A celebration of life will be held in the Seattle area sometime in the future. Brother Chuck served as WGP in 1977-78 with Sister Catherine Mace.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Memorial service for Andy Haapala, PGP, will be Sunday, July 30th at 2:00 p.m.

Fox Island Alliance Church
655 - 6 th Avenue Fi
Fox Island , WA. 98333

253-549-2831

(if not acquainted with Fox Island might want to check Map Quest for directions .)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sad News: We have lost another link in our Washington OES golden chain. Brother Andy Haapala, PGP 1976-77, passed away yesterday, July 10th. Services are pending. Cards may be sent to the family c/o address in the Blue Book.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Another Project for WGM Jean and WGP Al

Terry Cramer is chairing our chemo caps program. 

Terry has yarn which she will be bringing to our Official Visits.  You may use yarn she provides, or provide your own.  The yarn should be soft, fragrance free, and pet hair free. 

The websites listed below have instructions on how to make chemo caps.  Please choose whichever pattern you would like to make.
https://www.allfreeknitting.com/Knit-Hats/Knitting-for-Charity-20-free-hat-patterns
http://www.knotsoflove.org/patterns
It has been requested that we make different size caps (not just for babies), and that we remember to make caps for both girls and boys.

We would also like to include in this project our members who are no longer able to attend meetings.  If you know of such a member, please choose some yarn from Terry and print a few of these cap instructions for them.  

Thank you in advance for your work on this project.  I know those who receive this gift of love are greatly appreciative of our efforts.

Hugs,
Jean Ballard,
Worthy Grand Matron

One of this year's projects!

Pill Bottle Donations

Sharon Spudich of Poulsbo Chapter is chairing this committee for us.  All pill bottles must be cleaned per the instructions below before she will accept them.  Any Grand Officer will be happy to gather your pill bottles and get them to Sharon.

Ministries accepts donations of empty plastic pill bottles for inclusion in shipments of medical supplies. Acceptable collection items include:
                  §  Prescription and over-the-counter pill bottles
§  Large and small pill bottles
§  Pill Bottles with and without secure caps (child resistant)

Pill bottles that are not appropriate to include with shipments of medical supplies are recycled for cash that goes towards Matthew 25: Ministries’ programs. If you wish to prepare bottles for shipment rather than recycling, please adhere to the following guidelines:

§  Bottles included in shipments of medical supplies must have an all plastic lid.
§  Sort bottles by color and type.
§  Remove labels, leaving no glue or residue.
§  Wash bottles in very hot water and dish soap.
§  Rinse and dry thoroughly. 
§  Replace lids on clean, dried bottles.
§  Place clean, recapped bottles in large ziplock bags marked “Clean Bottles.” These will be blended with medical supplies.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to participate in this service project.

Hugs,
Jean Ballard,
Worthy Grand Matron




Saturday, July 1, 2017

Worthy Grand Matron Jean's Installation Address

          Everything I’ve learned, I’ve learned from my family, my friends, my years as a Rainbow Girl, and now as a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  I know I have a lot more to learn, and I do mean a LOT more to learn, but I wanted to share with you just a few of the things I’ve learned so far: 

          I’ve learned that a smile is the best way to greet everyone – it makes both you and the person you’re greeting feel welcome. 

          I’ve learned that a hug is the perfect way to let someone know you care.  Our watchword this year is HUGS! which stands for Hope, Unity, Grace and Service. 

          This year, our charities are two-fold.  The monies earned will go to support our own Grand Chapter General Fund.  Service is important to Brother Al and I, and so we also have hands-on service projects:  we’re going to make chemo caps for cancer patients; we’re going to save our eyeglasses for the Lions’ Club to help others see better; we’re going to save our prescription bottles for Doctors Without Borders; and we’re going to clip coupons for our military.  These are all simple, easy things for all of us to do in order to serve others. 

          I’ve learned that a kind word will touch your own heart as well as the heart of those you are sharing with.  Never let a kind word go unspoken.  The person you’re speaking with may need those kind words more than you know. 

          I’ve learned that dreams really do come true.  Our motto this year is “When we believe in our dreams, they can carry us to the stars.” 

          I’ve learned that we really can soar to new heights.  One of our goals this year is not just to increase our membership, but also to mentor our new members.  Several chapters already have mentorship programs, and we would like to encourage all chapters to have a mentorship program to help our new members feel welcome and wanted, to help them learn our signs and passes (it took me an entire year to learn Electa’s pass – I used to want to say, “Forever the Rainbow” and for crying out loud, we never even said that in Rainbow!), and to teach them the traditions of our chapters.  It has been said that we are all angels with just one wing, and we can only fly by helping others.  So, become a mentor, help our new members to fly, and they in turn will help our beautiful Order soar! 

          I’ve learned that in an ordinary day, there are a thousand miracles and blessings galore.  My Bible verse this year is John 1:16: “From the fullness of His grace, we have all received one blessing after another.”  Every day is an opportunity to see the miracles around us and to feel the blessings that have been bestowed upon us. 

I’ve even learned a few things from fireflies:  

Believe in magic and life will be more fun.
Delight in simple things.
Take time to celebrate life.
And let your light shine.

          So, climb aboard our Eastern Star hot air balloon!  Soon you’ll be on your way up, you’ll be seeing great sights, you’ll join the high fliers, who soar to high heights.  Enjoy the ride as the light of our Eastern Star balloon takes us up, up and away; and join with us on this great adventure as we Soar to New Heights! 

          In closing, remember, success is not just what you achieve in your life, it’s what you encourage others to do!

Jean Ballard, Worthy Grand Matron, 2017-18

Friday, June 30, 2017

NEW GRAND REPRESENTATIVES

The following announcements were made during the introduction of Grand Representatives at Grand Chapter Installation on Wednesday, June 28th in Yakima
·         Aril Baldwin, Grand Chaplain presented the Grand Representative of Utah commission to Dixie Miller, Adelphi Chapter.  She is listed in the current Blue Book as Chaplain.
·         Jean Ballard, WGM presented the Grand Representative of Nevada commission to Jane Anderson, Victory Chapter.  She is listed in the current Blue Book as Secretary
·         Jean Ballard, WGM presented the Grand Representative of Bolivia commission to Barbara Grobler, Reliance Chapter.  She is listed as escort to PGP John Grobler in the current Blue Book.

·         Jean Ballard, WGM presented the Grand Representative of Puerto Rico commission to Janice Dorsey, Stanwood Chapter. She is listed in the current Blue Book as AM.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Two New Grand Representatives

Margie Williams from Fern Chapter is the new Grand Representative of Maryland in Washington
Don Daly, Grand Warder

Tonight (June 20th) I had the privilege of presenting the Grand Representative of Ohio to Marjorie Knox of Guiding Star Chapter.
There were 18 former Grand Representatives and 1 current representative present.
The chapter was very pleased as well as Marjorie.

Al Cramer AGP

Flight Instructor Deputy Instructors 2017-2018

Kathy Seville—Malden Chapter   Eastside Chairman
Mary Beth Short—Juanita Chapter   Westside Chairman

Northwest:
Blair Thisted—Maple Leaf Chapter
Jeannette Goodman-Lindsay—Cyrene Chapter

King:
Barb Ulrich—Lakeside Chapter
Michael Riley—Southgate Chapter
Gene Budbill—Greenwood Chapter
Judy Smith—Occidental Chapter

Snohomish:
Don Severn—Afton Chapter
Val Morgan—Alderwood Chapter

Pierce/Thurston:
Mary Ellen Sparks—Naomi Chapter
Bev Haave—Faith Chapter
Teresa Savage—Tacoma Chapter

Southwest:
Nancy Beebe—Lackamas Chapter
Jeannette Miller—Centralia Chapter

North Central:
Norm Day--Astral Chapter

Olympic Peninsula:
Becky Schell—Belfair Chapter
Judy Scott—Esther Chapter

Central/Southeast:
Belinda Sweetin—Evergreen Chapter
Susan Seagraves—Syringa Chapter
Randy Kromm—Waitsburg Chapter

Inland Empire:
Kim Davis—Victory Chapter
Sharon Richardson—Spokane Chapter

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Places to Be

Guiding Star Chapter in Sumner on Tuesday, June 20th -- meeting starts at 7:30 PM

Fern Chapter in Tacoma on Tuesday, June 20th -- meeting starts at 7:30 PM
Advanced registration for Grand Chapter ends tomorrow, Friday, June 16th.  A link to both the mail in form (pdf) and online form are available on the Grand Chapter of Washington Home page until midnight June 16th.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

New Grand Representative

On June 13, 2017, I had the pleasure to present the Grand Representative commission of Wisconsin to Dee Johnson, WM at Vida Chapter in Tacoma. We played a game where 9 members were given envelopes and then were asked to form a line in the East. They were given one minute to open their envelope, look at the letter inside and spell the appropriate word. They failed the time frame but eventually got the word W-I-S-C-O-N-S-I-N. Since they couldn’t do it in a minute, I told them none of them was the new Grand Representative gave them each a cheese stick. They were allowed to be seated while I gave a few fun facts about Wisconsin. I than asked the WM if she would help me with the announcement. Imagine her surprise when I presented her with a bag of cheese and crowned her “Princess Cheesehead” with a cheese tiara and then pinned her and presented her with her certificate. Congratulations to Dee.

Irene G. Jacobs
Grand Secretary 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

New Grand Representative

I am happy to announce that Marvin Gerking is the new Grand Representative of Oklahoma! 

Betty
Grand Martha

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Grand Officer Initiation

The Treasured Cameo Grand Family conducted their last Grand Officer Initiation tonight.  This was a very special initiation for WGM Peggy and Guiding Star Chapter.  The candidate was Ivy Mills, the 6th generation from Peggy's family to be initiated into Guiding Star.  Ivy is pictured standing next to Peggy in the picture of the candidates and Grand Officer Initiation Team

Fun(d) Day 2017

Fun(d) Day 2017 ... Good Food, great games, and bargains.  Click here to see some photos
https://goo.gl/photos/F2rHquBQ9FHJHMGq5

ANSWER TO CLUE #11

On Monday, June 5, Brother Al, Sister Terry, Sister Sheryl and I pulled into Train Station #11 in Monroe, where we had the pleasure of announcing Sister NANCY BASS of Floral Chapter as the new Grand Warder for the 2017-18 Dancing Lights Grand Family.  Sister Nancy’s escort will be her husband, Dennis Bass.  Our current Grand Warder, Don Daly, and five Past Grand Warder’s enjoyed the meeting along with the many members in attendance.  Brother Al and I also announced last night that our trip would be to the Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (October 5-9, 2018).  We hope many of will be able to join us for this magical trip!  It was a fun night for all! 
And so …
Twinkle, twinkle, shining stars,
Now we know just who, and what, you are!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

PLACE TO BE

Zillah Chapter in Newport on Tuesday, June 6th the meeting starts at 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 3, 2017

ANSWER TO CLUE #10

On Friday, June 1, Brother Al, Sister Terry, Sister Sheryl and I pulled into Train Station #10 in Des Moines, where we welcomed on board Sister MARY BETH SHORT of Juanita Chapter, who we announced as the new Westside Chairman for the 2017-18 Flight Instructor deputy instructors.  Sister Mary Beth’s escort will be her sister, Laurie Short.  Our current Westside Chairman, Lynn Tebbutt, and seven Past Deputy Chairmen enjoyed the meeting, along with the many members in attendance.  We also enjoyed celebrating Juanita Chapter’s 95th birthday!  It was a fun night for all! 

Hugs, Jean Ballard, AGM

Friday, June 2, 2017

ANSWER TO CLUE #9

On Thursday, June 1, Brother Al, Sister Terry, Sister Sheryl and I pulled into Train Station #9 in Mount Vernon, where we had the pleasure of announcing Sister LAUREL JACOBS of Mount Baker Chapter as the new Grand Electa for the 2017-18 Dancing Lights Grand Family.  Sister Laurel’s escort will be her husband, Dave Jacobs.  Seven Past Grand Electa’s enjoyed the meeting along with the many members in attendance.  It was a fun night for all! 
We were also honored to be present for the Eastern Star Memorial Service for Sister Sonja Doran.  Several members of her family and friends were in attendance for the service, which was lovingly performed by the members of Mount Baker Chapter.
Hugs,

Jean Ballard, AGM



Thursday, June 1, 2017

Clue #11

Clue #11

Twinkle, twinkle, shining star,
How we wonder who, and what, you are.
With a flowery chapter crest,
In Sno Co we think she’s best,
Guarding meetings at the door,
You’ll come back to see her more!
See you June 5, 7:30 p.m.
Tick Tock, Tick Tock .... Registration for Grand Chapter Meals ends today, June 1st.  So get on line before midnight and register or download the form and get it to the post office today.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Clue #10

Clue #10

Twinkle, twinkle, shining star,
How we wonder who, and what, you are.
Teaching folks on the West Side,
She will truly lead and guide,
The only one to meet this day,
Won’t you come and say Hooray!

See you June 2, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Clue #9

Clue #9
Twinkle, twinkle, shining star,
How we wonder who, and what, you are.
Shining star from up above
This mother is full of love
Head to where the tulips bloom
And you’ll find us right at home.

See you June 1, 7:30 p.m.

PS. Mt. Baker now meets on the first Thursday of the month!!!
Fredonia Grange, 1225 McFarland RD, Mt. Vernon

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Answer to Clue #8

On Thursday, May 25, Brother Al, Sister Terry, Sister Sheryl and I pulled into Train Station #8 in Benton City, where we had the pleasure of announcing Sister CATHY HINZE of Roza Chapter as the new Grand Esther for the 2017-18 Dancing Lights Grand Family.  Sister Cathy’s escort will be her husband, Steve Hinze.  Eight Past Grand Esther’s enjoyed the meeting along with the many members in attendance.  It was a fun night for all!
Jean Ballard, AGM



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pilgrim's 100th


Pilgrim Chapter #157 (in Sequim) is gearing up to celebrate being 100 years old.  The party will be held on August 19, 2017 in Sequim.  Sequim will be dark then, so this will be a come-one, come-all party in vacationland!

Grand Chapter Meals


Grand Chapter Meal Registration is available online. The Registration for Meals ends June 1st!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Clue #8

Clue #8
Twinkle, twinkle, shining star,
How we wonder who, and what, you are.
Loyalty to kin and friends,
Her love for them has no end,
Towards Tri-Cities, we will go,
Soon we’ll be there, don’t you know!
See you May 25, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

ANSWER TO CLUE #7

On Tuesday, May 16, Brother Al, Sister Terry, Sister Sheryl and I pulled into Train Station #7 in Millwood, where we enjoyed the honor night for Grand Representative Aril Baldwin (Utah).  We then had the pleasure of announcing Sister ARIL BALDWIN of Magnolia Chapter as the new Grand Chaplainthe 2017-18 Dancing Lights Grand Family.  Sister Aril’s escort will be her brother, PGP Phil Green.  Three Past Grand Chaplain’s enjoyed the meeting along with the many members in attendance.  It was a fun night for all!
Jean Ballard, AGM

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ANSWER TO CLUE #6

On Monday, May 15, Brother Al, Sister Terry, Sister Sheryl and I pulled into Train Station #6 in Parkland, where we had the pleasure of announcing Sister PATRICIA DEMUTH of Faith Chapter as the new Grand Adah the 2017-18 Dancing Lights Grand Family.  Sister Patricia’s escort will be her husband Paul.  Ten Past Grand Adah’s enjoyed the meeting along with the many members in attendance.  We also welcomed Faith Chapter's newest 50-year member, who received that honor from the Grand Chapter of Florida.  It was a fun night for all!
Jean Ballard, AGM

Sunday, May 14, 2017

ANSWER TO CLUE #5

On Friday, May 12, Brother Al, Sister Terry, Sister Sheryl and I pulled into Train Station #5 in Renton, where we had the pleasure of announcing Sister TESS KENT of Nesika Chapter as the new Grand Martha the 2017-18 Dancing Lights Grand Family.  Sister Tess’ escort will be her husband Chuck.  Three Past Grand Martha’s (including me!), 5 Past Grand Matrons and 4 Past Grand Patrons enjoyed the meeting along with the many members in attendance.  It was a fun night for all!
 ~Jean Ballard, AGM

Thursday, May 11, 2017

ANSWER TO CLUE #4

On Tuesday, May 9th, Brother Al, Sister Terry, Sister Sheryl and I pulled into Train Station #4 in Spokane, where we had the pleasure of announcing Sister MARILYN BORDNER as the new Grand Ruth the 2017-18 Dancing Lights Grand Family.  Sister Marilyn’s escort will be her husband Bill.  Among the many who enjoyed the meeting were 5 Past Grand Ruths.  It was a fun night for all!

Hugs, Jean Ballard, AGM

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

CLUE #7

Twinkle, twinkle, shining star,
How we wonder who, and what, you are.
At the mill within the woods,
No, this isn’t Hollywood,
Busy she will ever be
As she prays for you and me.
See you May 16, 7:30 p.m.!

CLUE #6

Twinkle, twinkle, shining star,
How we wonder who, and what, you are.
This one daughter is so true,
While all day long, the sky is blue,
Travel to the Land of Park,
That’s where you will hit the mark. 
See you May 15, 7:30 p.m.!

ANSWER TO CLUE #3

On Monday, May 8, Brother Al, Sister Terry, Sister Sheryl and I pulled into Train Station #3 in Malden, where we had the pleasure of announcing Sister KATHY SEVILLE as the East Side Chairman of the 2017-18 Deputy Instructors.  Brother Len Seville is Sister Kathy’s escort.  There were five Past Deputy Instructors in attendance.  We also had the pleasure of welcoming Lorna Bell Burns and Karen Loesch as Malden’s newest 50-year members!  It was a fun evening for all!  

Hugs, Jean Ballard, AGM



Monday, May 8, 2017

Answer to Clue #3

Eastside Chairman of the Deputies for 2017-18 is Katherine Mayo Seville of Malden Chapter! WooHoo and Congratulations, Kathy!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Clue #5

Clue #5
Twinkle, twinkle, shining star,
How we wonder who, and what, you are.
Green as do the meadows grow,
Cedar River really flows,
At our points, she is the fourth,
This sister sits near the north.
See you May 12, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Clue #4

Twinkle, twinkle, shining star,
How we wonder who, and what, you are.
Smiling like the yellow sun,
She is always on the run,
In Spokane, you will agree
She’s a keeper – just you see!

See you May 9, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Clue #3

Clue #3
Twinkle, twinkle, shining star,
How we wonder who, and what, you are.
South of Cheney you will see,
A teacher of great quality,
With a smile and twinkling eyes,
She will be a big surprise!

See you May 8, 7:30 p.m.

Hugs,
Jean Ballard, AGM

Answer to Clue #2

Wednesday evening, May 3, Brother Al, Sister Terry, Sister Sheryl and I had the pleasure of traveling to Olympia Chapter to announce Sister KAREN KARNES as the new Grand Organist for the 2017-18 Dancing Lights Grand Family.  Sister Karen’s escort will be Norma Jean Roberts.  Among the many who enjoyed the meeting were 5 Past Grand Organists.  Thank you all for being with us last night!  More to be announced . . . . .
Hugs,
Jean Ballard, AGM

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Answer to Clue #2

The new Grand Organist for 2017-18 will be Karen Karnes of Olympia Chapter and her escort will be Norma Jean Roberts! Congratulations, Karen and Norma Jean!


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Floral Initiation

Floral Chapter #117 in Monroe will be adding 4 new members on May 15th.  This should be a great evening.  Why?  The current Rainbow Girls State Mother Advisor, Robin Martin, is the presiding Worthy Matron and the initiates will include the current Grand Worthy Advisor, May Powell, Grand Recorder, Kylee Morris, Bothell Rainbow Dad, Gary McPherson, and his wife Paula.  There will be a potluck dinner at 6:30pm, initiation at 7:30pm and a purse auction to follow.

Grand Lodge Photo Archive update

Grand Lodge photo archive update:  All photos from OES events that are uploaded to the Grand Lodge Archive can be found here https://wa-masonicphotos.smugmug.com/OES.  If you would like to upload to the archive, let me know and I can provide instruction and assistance.

Steve Martin

New Grand Representative

Tonight (May 1st) I traveled to Oasis Chapter, Ephrata to present Barbara Shay with the commission to Vermont. To say she was surprised is an understatement. There were several former Representatives and even one former representative to Vermont. This is so much fun to do.

Linda Carlson, Grand Adah

Monday, May 1, 2017

Ritual Competition Deadline

Ritual Competition Applications Due: May 5th
Q & A : Kathi Dewey
              26702 51st Pl S
              Kent, WA 98032-6212
    206-719-3576
              kathi.dewey@highlineschools.org

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Clue #2


Twinkle, twinkle, shining star,

How we wonder who, and what, you are.

Sweet music from her does flow,

Near the brewery of old,

Take a drive, enjoy the view,

Soon you’ll know just who is who!



See you May 3, 7:30 p.m.



~Jean Ballard, AGM

Friday, April 28, 2017

Answer to Clue #1

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Thursday night, April 27, Brother Al, Sister Terry, Sister Sheryl and I had the pleasure of traveling to Port Orchard Chapter to announce ROSE GROSS as the new Grand Marshal for the 2017-18 Dancing Lights Grand Family. Brother Brian Gross will be her escort. Among the many who enjoyed the meeting were 2 current Grand Marshals (Paula Sonker (Washington) and John Chamberlain (Idaho)) and 10 Past Grand Marshals. Thank you all for being with us last night! More to be announced . . . . .
~Jean Ballard, AGM

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Bud Holm, Poulsbo Chapter has passed away.  Services will be on May 30th at 7:30 pm at Warren G. Harding Lodge in Poulsbo.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Clue #1 for 2017-18

Clue #1

Twinkle, twinkle, shining star,
How we wonder who and what you are.
On the west side of the state,
Marching, marching is so great,
In the Orchard by the sea,
That's the place you'll want to be!

See you April 27, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Grand Lodge Photo Archive

The Grand Lodge photo archive located at phanfare.com is being discontinued.  Phanfare has been acquired by SmugMug and the Photography committee for Grand Lodge is in the process of moving all photos to the new SmugMug site.  I will keep you updated when it is available for use.  You can still access the existing photos on the phanfare site until May 28th.

GWAR Invitation

The WA-ID International Order of the Rainbow for Girls will be hosting the Grand Worthy Advisor's Reception on April 29th.  The Reception will be held at 1pm at Timbercrest Junior High School in Woodinville, WA.  19115 215th Way NE, Woodinville, WA 98077

Friday, April 7, 2017

New Grand Representative

Last night (April 6th) at Alderwood Chapter I had the honor of presenting the Grand Representative of Iowa in Washington to my husband Scott Wallinger.  I gave a numbered envelope to four of our Past Matron's to read.  In each envelope there was facts about Iowa.  I also gave Scott an envelope to read, but before the meeting he had gone to the eye doctor.  We were lucky when it was his turn to read what was in his envelope his eyes were back to normal.  He couldn't believe what he was reading so his comment was "And the Oscar goes to".  This was what was written, New Fact:  Scott Wallinger is the New Grand Representative to Iowa in Washington.
Cameo Hugs,
Pam Wallinger, Grand Ruth