OES WA Calendar

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Places to Be

Adelphi Chapter in Spokane on Tuesday, February 2nd -- meeting starts at 7:30 PM
Grand Sentinel Reception at the Port Townsend Elk’s Club on Saturday, February 4th at 1:30 PM
Astral Chapter in Wenatchee on Tuesday, February 7th – meeting starts at 7:30 PM
CANCELED Maple Leaf Chapter in Bellingham on Tuesday, February 7th – meeting starts at 7:30 PM
Cyclamen Chapter in Auburn on Wednesday, February 8th – meeting starts at 7:30 PM

Thursday, January 26, 2017

It was my honor tonight (January 25th) to give Donna Benson the commission of Grand Representative of
Florida in Washington. Donna can be found in the blue book under Tacoma chapter treasurer. Kathleen Mitchell, Grand Esther

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New Grand Representative

It was my pleasure tonight (Jan 24th) to travel to Amethyst Chapter in West Seattle to present the Grand Representative to Massachusetts commission to sister Sandra Monk.  She was shocked and honored! I think there may have been some 'happy tears'.
I started off by giving facts about the state that I was there to present.  First was describing the state flag.
Prior to the meeting, I had handed out 7 scrolls to the 5 Star Points, the Conductress and WP.  I travelled to each Star point, asked them to read their 
scroll with various facts about this State.  I walked over to Sandra, sitting at Conductress and asked her to read her scroll, not quite then....  
I proceeded up to the East and asked the WP to read his scroll.  WP Richard Moulden (and Grand Organist) proudly and loudly read the "Hear ye, Hear Ye" scroll announcing Sandra, on this date, time and place to be the New Grand Representative to Massachusetts!  Sandra is Conductress of Amethyst Chapter, so I had a former Grand Representative to Massachusetts (Dianna Kaspar) escort her to the East.  She was then pinned, presented with the Official Certificate and packet from Massachusetts.  All happy moments and smiles around the room!  Sandra has all the scrolls too, for her scrapbook.  Happy and safe travels!
There were 9 former Grand Representatives and 3 current Grand Representatives present.  
Since Sandra was a Blue Bird Deputy Instructor, there were 2 Blue Birds present for her - all bustin' their buttons over her.
This was indeed a special night, one for the memory books!
Paula Sonker, Grand Marshal 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Place to be

Place to be Tacoma Chapter, January 25th at 7:30pm!

Friday, January 20, 2017

New Grand Representative

The commission for Grand Representative to Sao Paulo was announced  in Alki Chapter  Walla Walla to Richard Coleman by Grand Electa Lenore Kromm

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New Grand Representative

It was my pleasure to travel to the "Queen City of the San Juan Islands" Monday evening to present the commission of Grand Representative of New Hampshire to Sister Margaret Kennedy of Madrona Chapter.
I started by giving several facts about New Hampshire ending with "Sarah Josepha Hale, author and journalist, wrote the poem 'Mary Had a Little Lamb' in 1830."  Madrona's Associate Matron, Mary Morgan, guessed New Hampshire, and I ended with this poem:
So now to find the new grand rep,
Her hair was not as white as snow,
And everywhere her sister went,
She was also sure to go.
The sister at the organ
Is the one we're looking for;
Congratulations, Margaret,
You're our newest star!
The whole room came to their feet, and everyone was very pleased with this commission.
There were eight former grand representatives present to congratulate Sister Margaret.
Jean Ballard
Associate Grand Matron

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Places to Be

POSTPONED Adelphi Chapter in Spokane on Thursday, January 19th at 7:30 PM
Amethyst Chapter in West Seattle on Tuesday, January 24th at 7:30 PM

Monday, January 16, 2017

New Grand Representative

On Saturday January 14, 20117, I had the pleasure of presenting the commission of Grand Representative of North Carolina to Georgia McKinley of Centralia Chapter. I gave a few dates of special note about North Carolina and ended with ‘and on this date, January 14th, the new Grand Representative of North Carolina is”. Georgia and all of those present were delighted and she was given a standing ovation. What fun. 
Irene G. Jacobs, Grand Secretary 

Friday, January 13, 2017

New Grand Representative

I was honored last night to give the commission as Grand Representative of Minnesota to Sister Bonnie Stuart, the Worthy Matron of Tyee. She was almost speechless. The joy of her appointment was only equaled by the reaction of the audience to the Response of Brother Leonard Gottner, Past Grand Patron (you have to ask him about his announcement.) It was an evening filled with happiness. Congratulations to Sister Bonnie on a well-deserved honor.
Richard Moulden, Grand Organist

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Places to Be

Madrona Chapter in Anacortes on Monday, January 16th at 7:30 PM

Alki Chapter in Walla Walla on Thursday, January 19th at 7:30 PM

New Grand Representative

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!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Another New Grand Representative

James (Jim) Zachau, of Welcome chapter in Shelton is the New Representative of Michigan....last Saturday 7 Jan.
Don Daly, Grand Warder

New Grand Representative

Last night I presented Allen Smith of Beulah Chapter the appointment  as Grand Representative of Mississippi in Washington. Since Allen plays the organ, I had ask him to help me with the announcement, since once you say a certain Chapter is the place to be, everyone knows there will be an appointment, the only question is who and where to. I asked Allen to play a few tunes about other states and I would interject a few songs. He did Washington's and I told him we didn't do reps to our own state, he did Ohio and I told him we already had a rep to Ohio, I sang part Georgia on my mind, he did When the Saint go Marching in, and then I did Mississippi Mud. I told him thanks for being such a great sport and helping me and since he had he should get the appointment. He was surprised because he was sure it was someone else.

Diane Rice
Grand Treasurer

Monday, January 9, 2017

Place to Be Postponed

The Place to Be on Tuesday, January 10th at Centralia Chapter has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 14th at the Grand Chaplain's Reception.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Place to be at Olympia

The announcement scheduled for Olympia Chapter was not made on Wednesday.

New Grand Representative

I had the privilege of presenting the commission of Grand Representative of Ontario in Washington to Lauren Hefflin. There were 2 Grand Representatives and 3 former Grand Representatives present. Al Cramer AGP.  
(Lauren is from Delta Chapter)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Place to Be

Tyee Chapter in Renton on Thursday, January 12 at 7:30 PM

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

CORRECT Mailing Address for PGP Bob deBruyn

The correct mailing address for PGP Bob deBruyn is:
200 West Macy Lane
Shelton, WA  98584

(The address in the Blue Book has a typo)

New Grand Representative of Alberta

Last night I had the pleasure of presenting the Grand Representative commission for Alberta to my best buddy, Gary Osborne. This was especially poignant since Diane Osborne and Roy Sharp presented my commission to Alberta almost exactly eight years ago. I even got Diane to help me present it without knowing she was doing it. They were both speechless! What goes down comes round!

I’ve attached some photos from last night. There were three former GR’s (including myself) of Alberta and a total of thirteen former GR’s. It was a great night.

What a great way to start the year,


Places to Be

Spokane Chapter on Tuesday, January 10th,  7:30 pm.   Spokane Chapter meets at Manito Lodge (NOT where it states in blue book).  2715 S Grand Blvd., Spokane, WA

Centralia Chapter on Tuesday, January 10th at 7:30 PM

Monday, January 2, 2017

Place to Be--POSTPONED

Place to Be has been postponed at Key City Chapter scheduled for Tuesday, January 3rd

Place to Be

Olympia Chapter in Tumwater on Wednesday, January 4th at 7:30 PM

GRCWW January Meeting

The January 9th, 2017 meeting of the Grand Representatives of Western Washington Club will meet at 11:30 at the Shoreline Masonic Center (the former Richmond Masonic Center) at 753 N 185th St, Seattle, WA 98133 Hosted by Analia Chapter.
Additional Parking is available in the Fred Meyer Shopping Center across the street. Please enter through the Front Door on 185th. There is wheel chair access as well.
Please plan on attending this, our first meeting of the New Year!! President Richard always has a great and interesting meeting planned. Our lunch also will hopefully be great! Price is as usual $8.00. Make checks payable to Analia Chapter.
Please make reservations with:
Carmen Olsen Ivey (JPM of Analia Chapter in the Blue Book)