Last night (February 7th) I traveled to Astral Chapter to present Ms Barbara Pittman with the commission to Saskatchewan. To say she was shocked is an understatement. Everyone present was as thrilled as I was for her. She was secretary for 20+ years. Thank you Becky Aldrich for sharing your night.
Linda Carlson, Grand Adah
Tonight, February 8th, I travelled to Cyclamen Chapter #65, Auburn to present the commission to New York to Brother Al Jorgensen.
I made a list of "things this member has accomplished” sort of a 'This is Your Life'...
I asked all the members of Cyclamen to stand and if I named off anything that did not apply to them, they were to sit down.
The end goal was to have Brother Al almost being the last person standing.
As soon as I got to the 5th clue: this person.... is a Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Washington, I walked over and escorted Al up to the East.
Then I asked if he wanted to know where he's going? YES! So I had a few quick facts, and paused to see if he could guess...
Finally announcing NEW YORK, I gave him the largest apple I could find. Then a bag of peppermint patties, attached to it was a post it note. The writing "NEW” on it, I put it above the YORK on the label. Then he received the packet of info, letters, etc. After that, pinned and introduced.
It was my pleasure and my honor to present this commission. I know I had fun! Al was super appreciative and the members were excited for him.
Ann Gates, PGM was there. Several Former Grand Representatives. One current. I'm sure the weather kept most people at home, perfectly understandable.
A fun night was had by all!Paula Sonker, Grand Marshal