OES WA Calendar

Monday, October 16, 2017

New Grand Representative

Saturday, October 14th at the Grand Martha reception, I was honored to present the commission of Grand Representative of Texas in Washington to Dorothy Lockett, of Southgate Chapter, in Burien.
At the end of the introduction of the Grand Representatives, I told the Worthy Matron that I thought we had a reluctant Grand Representative who had not stood up for introduction.  I instructed the Conductress to go about the room and find the reluctant Grand Representative and have them stand for introduction. When she got to where Dorothy was seated, she asked her to stand and I asked everyone to greet the new Grand Representative of Texas in Washington.
There was a loud and happy applause by all in the room. Homer Lockett, was as proud as could be - and almost lost the buttons from his jacket he was so happy for his wife. 
Tess Kent, Grand Martha

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Place to Be

Grand Martha Reception at Alki Masonic Center, 4736 - 40th AVE SW, Seattle
Reception starts at 1:30 PM.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

New Grand Representative

Tonight(October 9th) at Beulah Chapter in Richland, I announced that Priscilla Canon Schwab is the new Grand Representative to Australia. Present were: one grand officer, two grand representatives, and 6 past grand representatives.
Cathy Hinze, Grand Esther

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

New Grand Representative

On Monday, October 2, 2017, I had the pleasure and honor of announcing a Grand Representative Appointment.
            I chose a few not very helpful clues as to the jurisdiction of this commission, I did not want everyone to correctly guess immediately, however after the 4th or 5th clue the Chapter unanimously yelled out "Montana". 
            Brother Wally Foulkes was escorted to the East, presented with his pin and commission as the Grand Representative of Montana in Washington.  Brother Wally knows the state well since it takes him two days every year to go through it.  The Chapter was very pleased for Brother Wally.  Pictures were taken after the meeting with the current and former Grand Representatives present:  Sisters Irene Jacobs, Gini Dryer Dow, Nancy Shine, Eloise Boyer, Patricia DeMuth, Donna Kirby, Karen Karnes, Donna Benson and Deanna Johnson,
            Brother Wally is listed in the current Blue Book under Faith Chapter as Associate Patron.   
            Congratulations, Wally
Patricia DeMuth, Grand Adah

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Place to Be

Faith Chapter in Parkland on Monday, October 2nd.  The meeting starts at 7:30 PM

Friday, September 29, 2017

Place to Be

Beulah Chapter in Richland on Monday, October 9th, meeting starts at 7:30 PM.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

New Grand Representative

Tuesday, September 19th, I had the opportunity to attend Greenwood's meeting for the purpose of appointment of a Grand Representative.
It took some thinking - but I decided to create a word search puzzle for everyone to play - keeping in mind that I didn't want it to take foreverrrrr.
So I created two - one for everyone attending which had the appointee's name and jurisdiction kind of hidden in it, and one for the appointee that had her name and the jurisdiction in the puzzle in RED.
The puzzle had all the Grand Officers listed and then the puzzlers had to figure out where the other clues were at in the puzzle. So my handy assistant, Vanna (Chuck Kent) took one side of the room and passed out puzzles, I took the other side. I made very sure to 'miss' Adah when I began handing out the puzzles and telling everyone to keep them face down....watch out for those Worthy Patrons though...they can be a bit sneaky and try to peek.
When I 'thought' I'd handed out all the puzzles, I explained how the puzzle worked ...that all the grand officers were in it ... but that there were two clues in the puzzle that would tell them which member of Greenwood would be the Star of the evening.
Oh, and then I was reminded that I hadn't given one to Adah. So I gave her the special puzzle and told everyone to turn over their puzzles and begin. I think it took 30 seconds or so before Helen Van Allen recognized that her name was on the sheet. She was startled and said "I never thought it would happen for me", laughing.
We then escorted her to the east, presented her with her pin and commission as the Grand Representative of South Dakota in Washington. Pictures afterward of the Grand Representatives present: Cathy Cook (NM), Linda Mock (VA), Sandra Monk (MA), and Donna Severn (OR). As well as 3 past GR of South Dakota (Willie Halprin, Mary Beth Short, and Chuck Kent) and about 10 or so others.
Thank you to the Worthy Grand Matron for this fun honor to bring joy to someone else!
Tess Kent, Grand Martha 2017-18

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Place to Be

Greenwood Chapter on Tuesday, September 19th, meeting starts at 7:30 PM.  It’s Hawaiian attire night.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Memorial Service for PGP Chuck King

Dear Friends and Family of Charles N King,
            There is a memorial service for Chuck King on Saturday, Sept 23, 2017 at 4 p.m. at the Belmor Park Golf & Country Club Clubhouse. The Belmor Park & Country Club is located on the south side behind The Commons at Federal Way shopping mall. The address is: 2101 S. 324th St, Federal Way, WA 98033
•           Take I-5 to the S. 320th Exit #143 and turn west.
•           Go 2 blocks, turn left on 23rd Ave S. and stay on 23rd Ave S.
•           The road will curve to the right and the street becomes S. 324th St.
•           The entrance to Belmor Park is immediately on your left.
•           Tell the gate guard you are there for a memorial service.

•           The clubhouse is straight ahead; turn right just after the guard house into the parking lot.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Prayers needed

Please keep Sam Roberts, Past Grand Master and Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of WA in your thoughts and prayers. He had a heart attack last week and had 2 stents put in. He is home now but will have to go back for more surgery.