Febuary mailing from the Grand Secretary

GRAND CHAPTER

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR

OF MICHIGAN

Febuary 2017 

 

Dear Secretary:

 

Happy Valentines Day to all you special secretaries.  Please share the contents of this mailing with your Worthy Matron so she may plan her meeting and take care of matters that might need the action of your Chapter.  As Chapter Secretary you are expected to print all pages of the monthly mailings, if you receive them via e-mail.  Even the pages you are not required to read at the meeting must be printed for your files and for members to read if they request.  ALL documents in the monthly mailing carry the same importance however some are not required to be read in their entirety at the meeting. 

 

READ THE FOLLOWING IN THEIR ENTIRETY at your Stated Meeting:

1)      MESSAGE FROM THE WORTHY GRAND MATRON AND PATRON.  (1 pg)  This is to be read at the stated meeting of your Chapter.

2)      EDUCATIONAL BOARD LETTER.  (1 pg)  This is to be read at the stated meeting of your Chapter.

 

SUMMARIZE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING COMMUNICATIONS at your Stated Meeting:

3)      TRIBUTE TO HONORED LIFE MEMBERS.  (3 pgs)  Please at least read the underlined names and Chapters.  Some of your members may know these Sisters.

4)      VAN PROJECT - EUCHRE TOURNAMENT.  (1 pg)  Please share this information for a fun opportunity to raise funds for the Pathways Van Project.

5)      VAN PROJECT - ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER DANCE.  (1 pg)  Please share this information for another fun event to raise funds for the Pathways Van Project. 

6)      MICHIGAN-ONTARIO FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE.  (1 pg  & form)  Please share this information with your members to join in on this trip to visit with our Ontario Sisters and Brothers.  Deposit due by March 27!

 

READ AT LEAST THE FOLLOWING UNDERLINED TITLE at your Stated Meeting:

7)      WORTHY GRAND MATRON’S ITINERARY.  (1 Pg)  Please remind the members you have this information.

8)      UPDATED MEMBER TRACKING SPREADSHEETS. (2 pgs)  Secretary, these forms have been updated and will help you track movement of your membership to enter on the 2017 Annual Return (membership report).

 

PLEASE LET YOUR MEMBERS KNOW –

 

2016-2017 DIRECTORY UPDATES

Page 22 – Add PGP Raymond Abbey to the Membership Committee;

Page 25 – Remove the “1” from PGM Margaret Belknap’s email,;

Page 59 – Farmington Chapter No. 239 Secretary – remove the home telephone number (she has a cell only),

 

2017 LAW BOOK CORRECTIONS

The 2016 Law Book and Book of Instruction Corrections are available for purchase at $.79 per set plus tax and postage.   The two copies for the Chapter books were mailed along with the Chapter copy of the 2016-17 Directory. 

 

SICKNESS AND DISTRESS

-PGM Joyce Hegenauer and husband John, both have been dealing with health issues.

- Corey Strickland, husband of PGM Lori, had shoulder surgery mid-December.

- Grand Marshal Dawn Torpey lost her father, Ronald Beebe, on January 10.

Please be careful on the Michigan winter roads. 

We pray that the Sisters and Brothers who have been ill are doing better and that everyone will

avoid the “flu bug” and all the other viruses that are visiting Michigan this year.

 

2015-2016 DIRECTORY UPDATES

The following changes have taken place this year and need to be updated in the new 2015-2016 Directory.  Please watch monthly mailings for future updates.  If you write the change in your Directory it will be up-to-date.

Page 7and back cover – WGP Raymond Abbey no longer has a landline, the cell number is his only number;

Page 9 – Grand Martha Denise Abbey no longer has a landline, the cell number is her only number;  

Page 12 – Legal Advisor Diana Bare’s updated phone number;

Page 21 – PGP Richard Ward has a new email address

Page 24 – Greta Erbes has a new address.

 

NOTES OF THANKS

-PGM Frances Carlson, “I would like to thank everyone for their ‘get well’ cards and phone calls.  I have gotten the stitches out and also found out I have been overdoing so I am now staying put.  Again, thank you to everyone.”

-PGM Mary Lockridge, “Thank you for all the cards and calls at the time of my mother’s passing.  It meant so much.”

-PGP Arthur Alexander, “Dear Sisters and Brothers, I would like to thank all who sent card while I was in rehab, Chapters, County Association, Grand Families, Past Grands and the current Grand Family.  I came home on Christmas Eve, my leg is healed and I am doing well.  Thanks again.”

-Darene Sargent, Travel Companion of Starliner Assistant Business Manager, “My thanks to everyone who sent me cards following my recent hip surgery.  It was awesome the amount of cards I received.  Thank you all for your thoughtfulness.”

 

NOTES FOR THE SECRETARY –

DUAL MEMBERS DISCONTINUING DUAL MEMBERSHIP

PLEASE review page 53, Section 7a – Dual Member, number 6.   Dual members may not be issued a demit from their dual Chapter.

 

MEMBERS AFFILIATING ON AN OUT-OF-STATE DEMIT

Please remember, Chapter Secretary, our Law requires that you send all out-of-state demits and the completed Petition for Affiliation (Form 4) to the Grand Secretary BEFORE they are read in chapter. 

 

LIFE MEMBERSHIP

Secretary – Life Membership for a Chapter member is not complete until Forms 22 and 22A are completed and mailed to the Grand Chapter Office and a certificate signed by the Grand Secretary has been returned.

 

SPECIAL DISPENSATIONS

All Special Dispensation requests are to be mailed to the Worthy Grand Matron along with the $5.00 check made payable to Grand Chapter.  The completed, Special Dispensation form, check for $5.00 and self-addressed, stamped envelope must all be mailed to the Worthy Grand Matron.  If they are mailed to the Grand Chapter office, it will only delay your request.

Mary A. Ivey

Grand Secretary (email address:  secretary@mioes.org)

Grand Chapter (website:  mioes.org)

 

 

 

Grand Chapter

Order of the Eastern Star

Of Michigan

 

February, 2017

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

 

Happy Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day!

 

The holidays are over, the trees are down and decorations put away for another year.  Don’t know about the rest of you, but I am done with the white stuff not to mention suffering from a little cabin fever. 

 

Our Grand Officers have concluded all the schools of instructions and we hope they were informative and helpful to all.   We will be sending to all the chapters, in a few months, a short questionnaire for input on how we did and if there is anything else that we could cover in our schools.  Great Job Grand Officers!  And Great Job OES Members for your attendance and participation.  I will always have the fond memory of doing my school in Grand Blanc by flashlights and cell phones, interesting way to conduct a school. 

 

Now a little serious business!  In November 2015 many of us attended General Grand Chapter.  During this Session, a couple of things were changed in our ritual and laws.  One of the things changed was which officers are most essential to be filled and are required for the transaction of business.  This is found on page 164 of the ritual under QUORM.    I have noticed that several chapters have not installed the newest office to this change, the Sentinel.  I know many of us suffer from not having enough people to fill these positions, but we must follow our ritual. 

 

Our Grand Secretary sent out last year two new free By-laws books reflecting the increase in per capita.  This would also be a good time for our chapters to review their by-laws and make any additional changes and return.  As of this date we still have chapters with old By-Laws books that need to be updated.  Please take a moment in your meeting to discuss if there are any additional changes that you might want to make. 

 

If you have initiations coming up, please let Bob or me know, we would love to come and welcome as many new members into OES this year.  If our schedule allows it we will make every effort to attend your chapter’s initiation.  Also watch the monthly packets for exciting information on our trip, our Exchange Nights happening with Wisconsin, Ontario and Ohio and many other things being planned for this year. 

 

I leave you with this:  “May your troubles be less and your blessing be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door”! 

 

Angel Love, Leprechauns Smiles and Nutcracker Hugs!

Colleen Wilcenski                                             Robert Otte Jr

Worthy Grand Matron                                   Worthy Grand Patron

 

 

            OES EDUCATIONAL BOARD

        GRAND CHAPTER OF MICHIGAN

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers,                                                  February 2017

This letter is a reminder if you have applications that you wish the Board to review for awarding scholarships for the 2017-2018 Academic year, they must be back to your Chapter Secretary by the March 2017 Stated Meeting.

 

The Chapter Secretary must review all applications making sure all the information requested is complete, all attachments required are included and all signatures and the Chapter Seal affixed. The Chapter must also vote to submit the applications for consideration.

 

ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE TO THE BOARD SECRETARY BY APRIL 1st.

In the past there have been many applications lacking necessary information, which delays Board action at the April meeting when the awards are granted. This past year almost one-third of the applications were missing vital data and required much time and effort by the Board members and the Grand Secretary to ensure that applicants whose awards were pending were eventually granted.

Please contact any Board Member listed in the Directory if you have any questions.

 

H. William Moerdyk PGP, President                                               Jenni Snider, Vice-President

Priscilla Hankins PGM, Secretary

 

 

 

 

A TRIBUTE TO HONORARY/HONORED LIFE MEMBERS

OF THE GRAND CHAPTER OF MICHIGAN

 

February 2017

 

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;

He leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.

 I will fear no evil; for Thou Art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me;

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies,

Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 23

 

THE FOLLOWING HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS OF GRAND CHAPTER HAVE PASSED AWAY SINCE OUR LAST REPORT TO GRAND CHAPTER

 

 

DEANNA VAUGHAN (Cornell-Marysville No. 93) Deanna Vaughn was born on May 8, 1942 and passed away on June 12, 2016.   She was initiated on September 16, 1977 in Emily Ward Chapter No. 205.  Her husband, Thomas, provided her Masonic affiliation through his membership in Acanthus Lodge No. 558 in Detroit.  Deanna was elected the Associate Conductress at the meeting following her initiation and she advanced through the Line to become Worthy Matron.  Katherine Erb and George Garey selected Deanna to be a member of their Proficiency Committee in 1984.  Then in 1987 she was appointed Grand Warder for the McKinney-Richardson Grand Family.  Worthy Grand Matron Lyene Lenartowicz recommended Deanna to be Grand Representative of Virginia in Michigan from 1996 through 1998.  In 2001 Emily Ward Chapter consolidated with Cornell-Marysville No. 93 and Deanna continued as an active member.  When she and Thomas moved north, Deanna became a dual member in Manton-Buckley No. 189 in 1994, then in 2004 became a primary member there.  Through the years she held the office of Worthy Matron at least three times after advancing again through the Line Offices.  She was proud to have held an office every year of her membership until near the end.  On May 7, 2012 the members of Manton-Buckley elected Deanna to Life Membership in recognition of her years of service.  When her Chapter charter was surrendered in 2013 she took her membership once again back to Cornell-Marysville Chapter.  In addition to working for her Chapters, Deanna also held various offices in St. Clair County Association and served on the Rainbow Board.  At the “Faith, Freedom, Friendship” Session of Grand Chapter in 2013 Worthy Grand Matron Alma Hunnicutt and Worthy Grand Patron William Kennedy presented Deanna with an Honorary Life Membership.  Her devotion to the Order is greatly missed.

 

DONNA J. WILLIAMS (Crescent No. 47)  Donna was born on January 5, 1925 and passed away on June 20, 2016.  She was initiated into Crescent Chapter No. 47 on April 18, 1944.  Donna was an enthusiastic member and became active immediately.  The year after she was initiated, Donna held the Star Point Adah and the very next year started in the Line.  She advanced to Worthy Matron in 1949 and then from 1949 through 2014 she filled her favorite Star Point Station, Adah.  Donna had the gift of singing and enjoyed sharing that gift at special programs for Eastern Star and at her First Congregational Church in Stanton.  Worthy Grand Matron Phyllis Martz and Worthy Grand Patron Donald Barns chose Donna to be on their Membership Committee.  Her love of singing was broadened when Worthy Grand Matron Jewell Cook and Worthy Grand Patron Vernon Royer appointed her as their Grand Soloist which gave her the opportunity to travel the state singing all the way.  She was very proud to have started and direct the Jr. Choir in her church along with singing in the adult choir there.  Donna not only sang but she enjoyed dancing as well and for a time taught tap dancing.  She worked on dinners and other money-making activities in her Chapter.  She also gave of her time to Montcalm Mecosta County Association serving in various offices including President in 1975.  On September 21, 1993 the Crescent Chapter members elected Donna to Life Membership.  All the while she was active in Eastern Star, Donna was working as a bookkeeper and was Vision Technician in 30 schools in Montcalm County.  She was also active in her community in the Stanton Child Study Club and Stanton Women’s Club. She was the first woman to serve on the Stanton City Council.  The first term she was appointed, then ran and was elected for three more terms.  In addition to other responsibilities at her church, Donna served as church historian for many years.  At the “Our Treasured Heritage” Session of Grand Chapter, Worthy Grand Matron Pamela Waack and Worthy Grand Patron Ronald New presented Donna her Honorary Life Membership.  Her beautiful voice and dedication are truly missed.

 

NORMA EILEEN JOHNSTON (Mason No. 150)  Norma Johnston was born on July 21, 1924 and passed away on August 17, 2016.  She was initiated on November 24, 1970 in Arbutus Chapter No. 45 on the Masonic affiliation of her husband Darryl.  He was a member of Amity Lodge No. 559 in Lansing.  Norma became active right away serving as Chapter Esther the year after she was initiated  and the following year started in the Line.  She served as Worthy Matron in 1976 and again in 1995.  She held an office every year of her membership until she much later moved to the Masonic Pathways.  Norma had the gift of music…playing, singing, directing, she loved it all.  That love was recognized when Worthy Grand Matron Phyllis Martz and Worthy Grand Patron Donald Barns appointed Norma their Grand Soloist.  Then in 1979 she was selected the Grand Chaplain for the Cheney-Robinson Grand Family.  She directed the Grand Chapter Choir for many years.  In 1987 during the McKinney-Richardson year, Norma began her service as an elected member of the Relief Board.  She served all three three-year terms and then in 1997 when a vacancy occurred in the Relief Board, she was appointed to complete the last year of the term.  She ran, and was elected, for the three-year term on the Board in 1999.  She sought two more three-year terms and after completing a total of 19 years on the Relief Board the membership voted her an Honorary Member of the Relief Board.  That honor continued when the Relief and Villa Boards were merged to form the Benevolence Board in 2011 and she held that honorary title at her passing.  During her service as President of the Past Appointed Grand Officer’s Club she founded the Rose presentation to Honorary Life Members at the Wednesday evening sessions of Grand Chapter.  Norma also shared her time and talent in Ingham County Association serving as their Organist and in 2000-2001 was President of the Association.  She also helped Chapters in the area who needed an Organist for the evening.  She authored the Committee Programs for the Belknap-Hyde, Carlson-Graham and Bupp Arnould Grand Families and the flower ceremony for the Waack-New Grand Family.  She was the leader of Sunday morning services on various Eastern Star bus trips.  In addition to Eastern Star, Norma worked for the Selective Service Board in Clare County and after a short time transferred to the Lansing office.  In 1951 she began 26 years working at Michigan State University beginning as a secretary and advancing to Office Supervisor for the Dean of Social Science.  After she left that position she began working at the MSU Credit Union until her 1992 retirement.  Then she volunteered for the Caravan Circus until 2011.  She sang in the choir at First United Methodist Church of Lansing and also the Earl Nelson Singers.  She was a talented artist and many were recipients of her oil paintings.  On March 8, 2006 the members of Arbutus Chapter elected Norma to Life Membership.  Then in 2009 she became a dual member of Mason Chapter No.  150 choosing to become primary there in 2011.  At  “The Bells Are Ringing” Session in 2006 Worthy Grand Matron Mary Plater and Worthy Grand Patron Richard Haynor  presented Norma with her Honorary Life Membership.  Her jest for life and her friendship are missed by all who knew her.

 

KAY IRENE WERTMAN (Peninsular No. 65)  Kay Wertman was born on April 11, 1944 and passed away on September 2, 2016.  She was initiated in York Chapter No. 418 on January 16, 1975 on the Masonic affiliation of her father, William Lorenze a member of Joseph Kabbin Lodge No. 930 in Peoria, Illinois.  York Chapter later became Grand Oriental York No. 32 and eventually Peninsular Chapter No. 65 through consolidations.  Kay became active the year after her initiation by filling the station of Esther.  While living in Grand Rapids, she served in many offices including the Line Offices advancing to Worthy Matron in 1980-1981.  When she and her husband George moved to Rapid City, she became a dual member with Traverse Bay Area Chapter No. 147 and continued to be active there.  Even though she lived about a three-hour drive away, if her primary Chapter was having a reception for a member or another special event, she attended.  In 1986-1987 Kay was appointed by Worthy Grand Matron Shirley McKinney and Worthy Grand Patron William Richardson to serve on their Crown and Scepter Committee.  Worthy Grand Matron Delores Waldo and Worthy Grand Patron Robert Beltz selected Kay to be their Grand Marshal in 1987-88.  Then in 1989-90 Worthy Grand Matron Hazel Chapman and Worthy Grand Patron Joseph Holland appointed her for the Public Relations Committee.  All the while Kay kept busy working on Chapter dinners and projects.  She served the Meguzee District in various offices.  In 1986-87 she was their President and was pleased to report they raised $2,500 for Make-A-Wish Foundation from cookbooks the District printed and sold.  She enjoyed making and sending birthday and anniversary cards while serving in Grand Families.  In addition to her devotion to the Order, Kay served as a volunteer and Events Director for the National Cherry Festival for over 30 years.  She founded a Red-Hat Chapter and was also the Director of Hospice for Kalkaska County.  Eventually she opened her own K-Creations, fondly known as the “flag factory” where she created flags for companies, organizations and friends.   Kay made the banner used by the PAGO Club.  She and George raised Llamas for many years.  On March 2, 2010 Peninsular Chapter members elected Kay to Life Membership in recognition of her long and distinguished service.  Later that year at the “Garden of Peace and Harmony” Grand Chapter Session, Worthy Grand Matron Sheryl Morrison and Worthy Grand Patron Richard Ward presented Kay Honorary Life Membership in Grand Chapter.  She remained as active as possible after she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.  She greatly missed being able to attend Chapter and Grand Chapter meetings and functions as her health deteriorated.  Though she is missed, the products her talents will live on.

 

GENE ELLEN KNOBLAUCH (Mason No. 150)  Gene Ellen Knoblauch was born on April 10, 1937 and passed away November 26, 2016.  She was initiated September 25, 1967 into Leslie Chapter No. 155 on the Masonic affiliation of her father Braith Hamilton a member of Leslie Lodge No. 212 Leslie, Michigan. In 1992 her Chapter consolidated and the new Chapter became known as Mason Chapter following the consolidation of Leslie-Onondaga No. 155.  Gene Ellen began her active Eastern Star life very soon after joining.  She held the station of Adah several times, advanced through the Line Offices to Worthy Matron in 1974-1975.  Then from 1976 through 1991 she was Chapter Secretary and a couple of years later served again several times in her first station of Adah.  In 1984-1985 Worthy Grand Matron Lucile Martin and Worthy Grand Patron Donald Shirey selected Gene Ellen to serve on their Membership Committee.  Having been given the gift of singing, she was appointed by Worthy Grand Matron Delores Waldo and Worthy Grand Patron Robert Beltz to be their Grand Soloist in 1987-1988.  She served as soloist for various Chapters in the area as well.  While living in Leslie she was chairman of the Strawberry Festival dinners and also chaired funeral and other dinners.  Gene Ellen also was active in other Chapter activities and always tried to do whatever possible to help the Order.  She served the Ingham County Association as soloist and held various offices including President.  During her service as Association President she worked to earn funds for the Children’s Miracle Network at Sparrow Hospital.  On October 1, 2002 her Mason Chapter members honored her with Life Membership.  While in college Gene Ellen was proud to be one of 25 students of over 500 who applied, to have been selected to be a guide at Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village.  She studied vocal music at Western Michigan College and also at the Detroit Conservatory of Music.  In addition to her Eastern Star activities, Gene Ellen worked in the Defense Contracts Office at Burroughs Corporation having been cleared by the FBI to handle both secret and classified documents.  For several years she volunteered caring for the family members of patients in I.C.U, C.C.U and 4-Foster, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.  At the “Cherished Memories” Grand Chapter Session in 2005, Worthy Grand Matron Iva Cross and Worthy Grand Patron William Moerdyk presented Gene Ellen her Honorary Life Membership.  Her voice is missed by those she’s touched through the years.

 

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;

and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge Him,

and He shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 3:5,6

 

Mary A. Ivey

Grand Secretary

 

 

Euchre   Tournament

 

Saturday, March 11, 2017                           1 – 5 p.m.

Mt. Morris Masonic Temple

810 North Street

Mt. Morris, MI  48458

       $25/ person                    

 

PRIZES:       1st  =   10% of income

                            2nd  =     5% of income

                            3rd =      3% of income

10 games – rotate tables and partners                                           

 Light refreshments

 

All Proceeds go to Pathways Van Project

 

Tickets available from Grand Family and Pathways Van Project members. 

 More info?  Call Jack,  810-767-3758

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance

                                                  In Honor of                                        

 WGM Colleen Wilcenski and Sam

 WGP Robert Otte and Linda 

And

The Wilcenski-Otte Grand Family

 

 

Friday, March 17, 2017

6:00-10:00 PM

 

 

Martha Washington Chapter                                                $20.00 per person

2655 N. Center Rd.                                                               Dress: Sunday Best

Saginaw, Michigan   48603-2943                                       Music by Martin Humphrey

989-793-2600

 

MENU

By Brother Bill Moore

Corned Beef and Cabbage, Potatoes, Carrots

Dessert

Coffee, Tea, Punch

 

 

R.S.V.P. by March 10, 2017

Susan Phenix   170 Kapplinger Dr.  Farwell, MI  48622

989-588-9348

 

To Benefit the Masonic Pathways Van Project

 

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Martha Washington, Mt. Morris, Coleman, and Harrison Chapters and Br. Bill Moore for their donations to this event.

 

 

 

Michigan – Ontario Friendship Exchange       

Saturday, May 5 – 6, 2017

Barrie Masonic Temple

99 Morrow Road, Barrie, Ontario

 

Please join the Wilcenski – Otte Grand Family as we travel by motor coach to Barrie Masonic Temple, Barrie, Ontario.  This is one of the highlights of our year when we meet with our friends from Ontario for fun and fellowship.  We will be leaving Michigan on Friday, May 4, 2017 and return on Sunday, May 6, 2017.  We are traveling a little farther than we usually have so this is the reason for the two night stay.

 

Tentative Itinerary
May 4                      Friday
8:30am                   Leave from Meijer’s – Lansing (#127 exit 79, Lake Lansing Rd., S.E. Corner)
9:30am                   Leave from Meijer’s – Swartz Creek, Moorish Road. I-69 S.E. Corner
10:45am                 Leave from Pt. Huron (former K-Mart) I-69/I-94 away from building toward Road.
                                 Lunch and Dinner on your own along the way and once we have checked in at hotel.
                                 Check into Hotel
7-11:00pm             Informal Meet and Greet at the Hotel

 

May 5                        Saturday 

2:00pm                   Registration - Dues Cards will be required (Social time with cash bar will be available)

6:00pm                     Dinner – Entertainment to Follow

                                    Michigan 1867 Degree team to perform 1867 Degree

                                    Michigan Grand Officers will do funny skit


May 6                     Sunday
11:00pm                Leave for home

 

NOTE INFORMATION:  Hotel is the Hampton Inn & Suites Barrie – 74 Bryne Drive – Barrie ON L4N 9Y4

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You can sign up to ride the motor coach staying both nights, or if you decide to drive on your own you will need to make your hotel and banquet reservations through our trip coordinator Carrie Welsh-Stout.


1.  Those riding the bus:  Trip includes round trip motor coach, 2 nights’ accommodations, and luggage handling (one piece).  Driver gratuity and your Dinner reservations on Saturday.

 

                 Single person cost                                                $410.00

                 Per person for a room with 2 persons                     $285.00
                 Per person for a room with 3 persons                     $244.00

                 Per person for a room with 4 persons                     $223.00

2.  Those driving on own: Room rate for 1 – 4 people $125.00 per night and Banquet Ticket price is $25.00 per person.

 

For those driving, please advise check in and check out dates:

Check in:_____________         Check out:_______________

 

 

                                                                                                                                             

Michigan – Ontario Friendship Exchange

Saturday, May 5 – 6, 2017

Barrie Masonic Temple

99 Morrow Road, Barrie, Ontario

 

 

Reservations will be taken on a first come basis.  Please use the attached reservation form.  A deposit of $50.00 along with the Forms is due back to Carrie Welsh-Stout no later than March 27, 2017.   Payable to Grand Chapter OES of Michigan.    The remaining balance will be due no later than April 15, 2017.  No refunds will be made after this date.

 

NOTE: 

List any dietary concerns when you make your reservations so we may pass them on to our Host. 

 

 

Name:_______________________________________   Chapter #_____________ _______________
Address_____________________________________     Title___________________ _______________
City & Zip_____________________________________   Emergency number_______________________
Phone Home________________  Cell ______________  Emergency Name_______________________
Motor coach boarding Location__________________________________

Name:_______________________________________   Chapter #_____________ _______________

Address_____________________________________     Title___________________ _______________

City & Zip_____________________________________   Emergency number_______________________

Phone Home________________ Cell ______________  Emergency Name_______________________

Motor coach boarding Location__________________________________

 

Name:_______________________________________   Chapter #_____________ _______________

Address_____________________________________     Title___________________ _______________

City & Zip_____________________________________   Emergency number_______________________

Phone Home________________  Cell ______________  Emergency Name_______________________

Motor coach boarding Location__________________________________

 

Name:_______________________________________   Chapter #_____________ _______________

Address_____________________________________     Title___________________ _______________

City & Zip_____________________________________   Emergency number_______________________

Phone Home________________  Cell ______________  Emergency Name_______________________

Motor coach boarding Location__________________________________

 

Return this registration form with checks payable to OES of Michigan and Mail to:

 

Mrs. Carrie Welsh-Stout
   All Seasons Travel
   28 W Chicago St., Suite 1B
  Coldwater, Michigan  49036

 

WORTHY GRAND MATRONS

FEBRUARY 2017 – ITINERARY

 

11                    Second Annual Valentine Dinner & Dance Party:  Mulliken Masonic Temple 206

Main Street, Mulliken.  No registration    Dinner at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. (Spaghetti)

Dancing after dinner until 11.  With Dance lessons and dance party DJ Christy. 

Reservations: Priscilla Law 4702 Allegan Road, Vermontville 49096.  Checks $10.00

made payable to Priscilla Law by February 4th.  Limit 100.  Phone

(517) 726 – 0391.  Attire:  OES Casual

 

15                    GOEX Practice at Nankin Chapter.   37137 Palmer Rd., Westland. Registration 4 pm

Dinner 5:30.  Practice to follow at 7:00.  Reservations to Loraine McClure 13849

Burning Tree Lane, Plymouth MI 48170 Checks: $11.00 payable to Victoria Chapter #290.  Attire:  Travel suits

 

16                    GOEX at Nankin Chapter.   Victoria Chapter hosting and honoring.   Registration 4:00 pm, dinner 5:30 pm, GOEX 7 pm.  Reservations to Loraine McClure 13849 Burning Tree Lane, Plymouth MI 48170.  Checks: $17.50 payable to Victoria Chapter #290 by February 9th.  Limited seating.  Attire:  Formal

 

18                    Jobs/OES Honoring- Grand Bethel GOEX at Mt. Morris 810 North Street, Mt. Morris

                        Registration 3:30, Dinner 4:30, Exemp. 6:00; reservations to Cathy Henry 11061 W.

Francis Rd, Flushing MI 48433 by Feb. 10th. Cost of dinner $15.00   Call 810 639 5094 with questions

 

 

Any questions please contact the WGM’s Secretary, Linda Otte at (248) 426 8429 or cell (248) 345 – 9436.  Or by email: blotte@sbcglobal.net