This is Betty Hughes, Grand Martha. I was able to give the commission of Grand Representative of Connecticut to my mother, Patty Hughes, Spokane Chapter, tonight January 10, 2017.
I had my escort, Alice, hand out 6 numbered envelopes to various people around the room. Then I said we were going to play a game trying to guess which cities were the furthest from Spokane. As I called for each number, I had the person with that envelope open it and read what I had written in the card. For example – “Which city is furthest from Spokane. Honolulu Hawaii or Hartford Connecticut?” The entire room would try to guess and I would give the answers with the number of miles of how far away each one was from Spokane. I had 5 envelopes with various cities, and then the 6th envelope Mom had. Inside, it said, “Mom – are you sure you want to go to Hawaii for our next vacation?” She couldn’t figure out why I said that. Then after she read it out loud, I asked her if she would rather go to Connecticut as the Grand Representative. She was quite surprised. I had Alice escort her to the east and formally introduced her. It was so much fun to be able to give the commission to my mother!!