March mailing from the Grand Secretary

GRAND CHAPTER

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR

OF MICHIGAN

March 2015

Dear Secretary:

 

May the luck of the Irish be upon you!!    One of your responsibilities is to help keep your Chapter informed.  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 Page)  This is to be read in its entirety to your members at the stated meeting of your Chapter.

 

SUMMARIZE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING COMMUNICATIONS at your Stated Meeting:

 

2)      MICHIGAN-ONTARIO FRIENDSHIP NIGHT. (2 Pages)  This is an evening for member and a time to meet our friends in Ontario.  Please share this information with your members. RESERVATION DEADLINE – March 29!! 

3)      MICHIGAN-OHIO NIGHT.  (1 Page)  This is another opportunity to for all members to meet members, this time from Ohio.  Please share this information with your members.  RESERVATION DEADLINE – April 10!! 

4)      OES VARIETY SHOW.  (2 Pages)  Encourage your members to come and enjoy an afternoon of fun, good food, fellowship and great entertainment (or be a part of the entertainment).  RESERVATION DEADLINE – June 13!!

5)      150TH GRAND CHAPTER PLANS – STYLE SHOW (1 Page) The help of members is requested for this event.  Please let your members know of this request.

 

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

 

8)  WORTHY GRAND MATRON’S ITINERARY.  (2 Pages)  Please remind the members you have this information.

 

PLEASE LET YOUR MEMBERS KNOW:

 

2014-2015 DIRECTORY UPDATES

Page 10 – Grand Sentinel, Robert “Bob” Otte correct telephone number

Page 41 Ypsilanti No. 119 Secretary Mary Grace Gordon corrected email.

Page 56 Pontiac No. 228 W.M. Mrs. Bernice Plummer, W.P. Todd Wargin (Nga); A.M. Mrs. Helen Clark; Inside back cover:  Michigander Club President Mrs. Del Rita Pearl corrected email: 

Inside back cover:  Michigander Club Secretary/Treasurer Mrs. Kay Ardis corrected street

Outside back cover:  Grand Sentinel Robert Otte corrected street address.

 

NOTE FROM THE GENERAL GRAND CHAPTER

TRIENNIAL ARRANGEMENTS COMMITTEE

The information packets are being prepared and will be distributed soon.  Some of the earlier packet request forms gave an incorrect date for the trip.  The correct trip date is October 31, 2015 through November 5, 2015.

 

 

PROPOSED LEGISLATION DEADLINE – MAY 31!!

All legislation to be presented at the 2015 Grand Chapter Session, must be received by MAY 31, 2014.  Please send one copy, to the Grand Secretary and one copy to the Chairman of Jurisprudence, PGM Mary Lockridge.  Appropriate signatures and the chapter seal are required on all proposed legislation. (Reference – Law Book, Article 35. AMENDMENTS, page 42.)  Chapter Secretary – please communicate this date to your members at your stated meeting.

 

ALL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORMS

All requests for scholarship forms (ESTARL, Robinson, Adair ESTARL, Coy and Regular Education) must be made on Form 47 (Request for Educational Scholarship Applications) with the Chapter seal.  The completed form is to be sent to the Educational Board Secretary, Priscilla Hankins, P.G.M.  Her address and telephone number are in the Directory.  Sister Perk must receive all completed applications for scholarships this year by April 1, 2015.

 

SICKNESS AND DISTRESS

 - PGM Shirley (Endicott) Alessi fell from the attic of their garage to the floor below breaking her femur and her new knee replacement.  She will be wheelchair bound for at least two months. 

- GGCCM and PGP John “Jim” Erbes passed away unexpectedly February 5.  Jim was a General Grand Chapter Committee Member on Youth.  He also was serving on the Ahl-VanNorwick Honor Our Military Project.    

- PGP Richard Haynor sadly passed away February 12.  Richard was on Finance and also served as Chairman of the Goin’ To The Dogs Project. 

- Dorothy Martin, spouse of PGP Glenn, had surgery on February 10 to implant three stents in her heart. 

- Roderick “Rod” Dew, husband of Faith on Drills and Formations, suffered a serious heart attack early in February

 

Please keep all members close with cards and prayers.  These gestures are needed and welcomed by all of our members.  Remember to send information to the Grand Chapter Obituary and Sunshine Committees so they might send cards as well.

 

 

DIRECTORY, LAW BOOK AND BOOK OF INSTRUCTION CORRECTIONS

By now you should have all received the mailings containing the Chapter copy of the 2014-2015 Directory and the 2014 Law Book and Book of Instruction corrections for the two Chapter law books.  Additional copies may be ordered and will be invoiced at time of shipment.  Please DO NOT SEND PRE-PAYMENT.

Mary A. Ivey, Grand Secretary

E-mail:  secretary@mi.oes.org

Michigan Grand Chapter website:  mioes.org

 

Grand Chapter

Order of the Eastern Star

Of Michigan

 

                                                                                    

                                                                                                     

                                                                March 2015

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

 

I am sure everyone is happy to see the month of March arrive.  Daylight Saving time is here and now we can look forward to warmer weather and those nice long days of sunshine.

 

February is now over and we completed three schools and one GOEX.  In March, we will be holding two schools, our Easter Pathway’s visit and the MI-Wisconsin Night.  Sheryl Morrison, PGM, GGCM has her March Mystery Dinner scheduled and would like to see a good crowd for her fundraising for the Shrine.  Please note on the Worthy Grand Matron’s calendar all the information that pertains to these visits, we would appreciate your support at these events.

 

A reminder that scholarship applications are due to our Education Committee by the first of April.  We want all those deserving students to not miss out on an opportunity to receive a scholarship.

 

An update has been made to our Web site this past month to help our Chapters get the word out for events they have planned.  If you tap on Grand Family and let that open you will see a line that says Chapters News and that is where this information is. You can now send information to Gail Kwiatkowski, Worthy Grand Matron’s Secretary and with the approval of the Worthy Grand Matron we will post those events for your Chapter and hope to help you with your attendance.

 

Our year is moving very fast, come out and be a part of our “treasured memories”.

 

 

Many treasured memories,

 

Patricia A. Ahl                                                                                    Lawrence H. VanNorwick

Worthy Grand Matron                                                                                    Worthy Grand Patron

 

 

 

Michigan/Ontario Friendship Night

May 8-9, 2015

 

Please join the Ahl-VanNorwick Grand Family as they travel to Parkhills, Ontario for Michigan/Ontario Friendship Night.  It is always a fun trip and a special time to visit with our friends across the border.   

 

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Itinerary  (Tentative)  Departure times will be provided in a future  communication.

May 08          

                        Leave from Marshall (K-Mart) Marshall exit off  I-69.

Leave From Lansing, (Meijers, Lake Lansing Rd. &  U.S. 127, exit 79, S.E. Corner)

                        Leave from Swartz Creek (new Meijers)     

                        Leave from Pt. Huron (K-Mart I-69, exit 199, park away from building)

                        Check in Hotel – Hampton Inn & Suites, London Ontario

 

May 09                       Saturday

                        Deluxe Continental Breakfast at the hotel

1:00pm                        Registration

2:00pm,                       G.O.E.X. by Michigan Grand Officers

4:00pm                        Social Hour (1Open Bar)

5:00pm                        Banquet

7:00pm                        Entertainment

 TBD               Return to Michigan

 

                         

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COST:             Includes round trip bus fare, driver gratuity, luggage handling (1 piece)

                        1 night’s hotel accommodation and room tax, 1 continental breakfast and banquet.

                                   

                                    Single ……………………………………..$218.00 (per person)

                                    Double ……………………………………$168.00 (per person)

                                    Triple………………………………………$158.00 (per person)

                                    Quad……………………………………….$138.00 (per person)

                                                             

Reservations will be taken on a first come basis.  Please use the attached reservation form.  A deposit of $50.00 per person is required at the time of booking.  The balance of payment is not due until April 15, 2015.  Michigan

Grand Officers are guests and can deduct $25.00 from the above amount.

 

CUT-OFF DATE FOR RESERVATIONS: March 29, 2015

 

You must have either a passport or enhanced driver’s license for this trip.  

 

                                                                        Barb Rocque

                                                                        959 Breton Rd. SE

                                                                        Grand Rapids, MI 49506

                                                                        Phone: (248) 417-3056

                                                                        e-mail  brocque@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Michigan/Ontario Friendship Night

May 8-9, 2015

 

 

Please make my/our reservations for MICHIGAN/ONTARIO FRIENDSHIP NIGHT subject to the attached explanation and the conditions stated.

 

            Enclosed is deposit $__________ ($50.00 per person)

 

CUT-OFF DATE FOR RESERVATIONS March 29, 2015

 

Please print or type the following information

 

1. NAME ________________________________________   Chapter______________________________

 

   ADDRESS ______________________________________  Title _________________________________

 

   PHONE NO.____________________________________  E-Mail ________________________________

 

  EMER. NAME & PHONE NO. _____________________________________________________________

                                             *******************************************

2. NAME _________________________________________    Chapter _____________________________

 

    ADDRESS _____________________________________     Title ________________________________

 

   PHONE NO.____________________________________________________________________________

 

   EMER. NAME & PHONE NO.______________________________________________________________

                                            *******************************************

3. NAME ________________________________________     Chapter ______________________________

 

    ADDRESS _____________________________________     Title _________________________________

 

    PHONE NO.____________________________________________________________________________

 

   EMER. NAME & PHONE NO.______________________________________________________________

                                            ******************************************

4. NAME _______________________________________      Chapter _______________________________

 

    ADDRESS ___________________________________       Title __________________________________

 

    PHONE NO. ____________________________________________________________________________

 

   EMER. NAME & PHONE NO.______________________________________________________________

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Please note any special requests (non-smoking - handicapped - etc.)

_________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________

 

WILL BOARD BUS IN::____________________________

 

MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO GRAND CHAPTER and mail to:

  Barbara Rocque

                                                                            Phone 248-417-3056, (email: brocque@yahoo.com

                                                                          959 Breton Rd. SE

                                                                          Grand Rapids, MI 49506

 

 

 

FAIRFIELD CHAPTER #224

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR OF MIGHIGAN

 

 

HOSTESS CHAPTER

WORTHY MATRON                 KAREN LAMBKA

WORTHY PATRON                 HOWARD KELLER

 

MICHIGAN-OHIO NIGHT

 

FRIDAY APRIL 24, 2015

 

TECUMSEH MASONIC TEMPLE

700 BISHOP REED DRIVE

TECUMSEH, MICHIGAN

 

HONORING

  WORTHY GRAND MATRONS AND WORTHY GRAND PATRONS

  MICHIGAN GRAND CHAPTER AND OHIO GRAND CHAPTER

 

DRESS FOR THE EVENING WILL BE FORMAL ATTIRE

 

REGISTRATION:         3:30 PM

DINNER:                       6:00 PM

ENTERTAINMENT TO FOLLOW

 

RESERVATIONS BY APRIL 10, 2015

 

RESERVATIONS CONFIRMED WITH REMITTANCE OF $16.00

DORIS VANSICKLE, SECRETARY

(LEAVE MESSAGE WITH NAME AND CALL BACK NUMBER)

 

 

Name _____________________________________________ Chapter ______________________________

 

Title ____________________________________________________________________________________

 

Name ____________________________________________ Chapter _______________________________

 

Title ____________________________________________________________________________________

 

Number of Reservations ________ @ $16.00                                          Total enclosed _______________

 

Tecumseh Masonic Temple 517-423-3120

 

 

 

 

Come join us on

June 20th

In the Doig Chapel

At Masonic Pathways

For a OES Variety Show

 

Supporting Masonic Pathways Boutique and Paws 4 a Cause

 

Registration 1:30pm

Variety Show 2:45-4:30PM

 

Advance Reservations - $20.00

At the Door - $25.00**

 

Please send reservation with remittance to: John Strader by June 13, 2015

Make checks payable to Grand Chapter of Michigan

 

**Cost covers hors d’oeuvres and it’s all tax deductible.

 

Chapters, Please have baskets at the Chapel by 1 pm for Set-up. Thank you

 

If you would like to share your talent with us, please contact me and I’ll include YOU or your persona on the marque.

 

 

 

BASKET CONTENTS: _______________________________________________________________

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Michigan Eastern Star

150th Birthday 

February 1, 2015

 

Dear Sisters,

 

In the year 2017 Michigan Eastern Star will celebrate our 150th birthday, our Sesquicentennial.  We are already making plans for this special year in our Eastern Star history.  This may seem to be early to begin these plans, however we are already working in many areas.

 

One of the things we would like to do is have a style show of the dresses worn by Grand Officers, Grand Committee members and Worthy Matrons during the last fifty years.

 

We are not collecting the dresses at this time but would like to know if you have one or more of the dresses, if you would share them with us for the style show.  We would also be interested in having some dresses worn in years prior to 1967.

 

If you have some of these dresses and would share them at the appropriate time, please send your name and the year of you dress/or dresses to:

 

Helen E Milbourne  or Elizabeth Snodgrass

 

You will find a form below for your convenience.

 

Thank you for your support in this endeavor.

 

Helen E. Milbourne, Co. Chairman Sesquicentennial Celebration

 

 

 

 

I have dresses from the following years (note Grand Officer, Grand Committee or Worthy Matron)

 

 

 

 

Your Name ___________________________________

 

Your Address__________________________________

 

                      __________________________________

 

                      __________________________________

 

Your Phone #__________________________________

 

 

 

Worthy Grand Matron’s Itinerary

March 2015

 

3    Reception – Honoring Barbara Rose at Trenton Masonic Temple, 2550 W. Jefferson, Trenton, MI 48183. Registration: 5:00 p.m., Dinner: 6:00 p.m., Entertainment to follow. Cost: $15.00, Payable to: Trenton Chapter 325 O.E.S., Send to: Patrice Ward. Deadline: 2/22/15. Attire: OES Casual

 

7    Murder Mystery Dinner "Murder Most Green" and Silent Auction - Hosted by Sheryl Morrison, GGCCM Shrine Charities and the Ahl/Van Norwick Grand Family. Location: Roseville Masonic Temple, 27151 Gratiot Ave., Roseville, MI 48066. Registration: 4:30 p.m., Program: 5:30 p.m.,

Dinner: 6:00 p.m., Donation: $22.00, Payable to: Reservation & remittance by 2/23/15. 

Send to: Sheryl Morrison, GGCCM Shrine Charities & PGM.

Dress: OES Casual. All proceeds stay in Michigan for GGCC Shrine Charities.

 

14  Oakland County Association Spring Meeting – Honoring Ahl-Van Norwick Grand Family. Location: Berkley Masonic Temple, 2290 W. Eleven Mile Rd., Berkley, MI 48072. Registration: 11:00 a.m., Lunch: 12:00 (noon), Program: 1:30 p.m., Cost: $10.00, Payable to: Berkley Highland Park Chapter #483. Reservations with remittance by 3/2/15. Send to: Jan Cross. Attire: Formal

 

16  School of Instruction - Mt. Morris Host Chapter - Audit Books: 5:30 p.m., Start time: Promptly at 7:00 p.m., Location: Mt. Morris Masonic Temple, 810 North St., Mount Morris, MI 48458. This school is for the following chapters: Linden, Nourmahal, North Branch, Millington, Genesee, Mt. Morris, IC Friendship. Attire: OES Casual and Formal for Grand Officers.

 

18  School of Instruction – Vienna Host Chapter - Audit Books: 5:30 p.m., Start time: Promptly at 7:00 p.m., Location: Clio Masonic Temple, 714 N Mill St, 714 N Mill St, Clio, MI. This school is for the following chapters: Vienna, Montrose, Grand Blanc, Flint, Fenton. Attire: OES Casual and Formal for Grand Officers.

 

19  School of Instruction – Bedford Host Chapter – Audit Books: 5:30 p.m., Start time: Promptly at 7:00 p.m., Location: Masonic Temple, 21945 Bedford Rd., Bedford, MI 49020. This school is for the following chapters: Hastings, Tekonsha - Rebecca, Mystic Star, Mulliken, Bedford, Coldwater, Sherwood Forest, Brookfield, Kalamo. Attire: OES Casual and Formal for Grand Officers.

 

21  Rainbow OES Day – hosted by Jackson Assembly #7, Location: Michigan Center Masonic Temple, 355 Napoleon Rd, Michigan Center MI 49254. Registration: 11:30 a.m., Lunch: 12:30 p.m., Rainbow GOEX: 2:00 p.m., Cost: $8.00 Adults, Payable to: Jackson Assembly #7, Remit with payment to: Sue Culbert. Reservation deadline: 3/14/15. Attire: Formal

 

25  Easter Visit to Masonic Pathways – Location: 1200 Wright Ave., Alma MI 48801. Coffee Hour: 10:00 a.m. Label Easter greetings given to the residents: 11:00 a.m., Ahl-Van Norwick Grand Family meeting: Noon, Lunch 12:30 p.m., Program in the Doig Chapel: 2:00 p.m., Lunch reservations: Remit $10.00 payable to Masonic Pathways, in care of Janet Hunter Masonic Pathways, 1200 Wright Avenue, Alma, MI 48801. Deadline: 3/18/15 Dress: Travel Suits

 

25  Reception and GOEX at Masonic Pathways in the Doig Conference Center- Honoring Ahl-Van Norwick Grand Family, Grand Adah - Patricia Colbry, Masonic Relations Chair - Janet Hunter, Gr. Rep. for South Dakota - Keith Colbry. Registration: 4:00 p.m.., Dinner: 5:00 p.m., Exemplification: 7:00 p.m., Cost: $10 Payable to Alma Chapter #43. Deadline: 3/18/2015. Send to: Iva Cross. Dress: Formal

NOTE: The GOEX & Reception Event will follow the OES Easter Program at Masonic Pathways, Reservations for the dinner is separate from the luncheon.

 

28  Michigan-Wisconsin Night – Location: Roseville Masonic Center, 27151 Gratiot Avenue, Roseville, MI 48066. Registration & Social Hour: 4:00 p.m., Dinner: 5:30 p.m., Entertainment by Grand Officers: 7:00 p.m., Cost: $15.00 (must accompany reservation). Payable to: Roseville Chapter #468, Deadline: 3/23/15, Remit to: Jessie Ripari. Attire: Formal

 

30  Convention Meeting – Details to be determined.