September mailing from the Grand Secretary

GRAND CHAPTER

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR

OF MICHIGAN

September 2015

                                                                                                                           

   NO OCTOBER MAILING - the next mailing will be November.

Dear Secretary: 

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 they are received 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)      FINAL MESSAGE FROM THE WORTHY GRAND MATRON AND WORTHY GRAND PATRON.  (1 Pg)  This is to be read in its entirety to your members at the stated meeting of your Chapter.

2)      MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO HONORARY/HONORED LIFE MEMBERS.  (1 pg)  At the very least, read the underlined name of the member. 

3)      GRAND CHAPTER SESSION REMINDER NOTES.  (1 pg)  This is to be read to your members at the stated meeting of your Chapter.

4)      GRAND CHAPTER SESSION TENTATIVE SCHEDULE.  (1 dbl-sided pg)  Read the Worthy Grand Matron and Patron’s message on the front at your Stated meeting.  Review the other contents and post for your members.

5)      GRAND CHAPTER CANDIDATES.  (1 pg) This is a listing of those members who are candidates for the Elective Offices of Grand Chapter and those seeking re-election on the Elective Boards.  Read this at your Stated meeting.

6)      BENEVOLENCE BOARD GUIDELINES. (1 pg dbl-sided)  This provide information for applying for assistance.  Read this at your Stated meeting.

 

SUMMARIZE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING COMMUNICATIONS at your Stated Meeting:

 

7)      PROPOSED LEGISLATION.  (4 dbl-sided pgs)  All of your members need to know about this legislation.  Copies should be given to members planning to attend Grand Chapter.

8)      NEEDED – GUARDS/GUARDIANS/AND REGISTRATION VOLUNTEERS.  (3 pgs)  Please share this with your members planning to attend Grand Chapter.  Volunteers are greatly needed.

9)      SCHEDULE OF REHEARSALS AND PICTURES. (1 dbl-sided pg)  Inform your members planning to attend Grand Chapter of these schedules. 

10)  HOUSING OPTIONS. (1 dbl-sided pg)  Listed housing options in the Battle Creek area. 

11)  MAPS OF BATTLE CREEK – DESIGNATED PARKING AREAS & POINTS OF INTEREST.  (1 dbl-sided & 1pg)  These maps show parking availability, housing options and other points of interest.

12)  PARKING INFORMATION.  (1 pg) Parking information for Grand Chapter.

13)  2015-2016 PUPPY POWER FUNDRAISER.  (1 pg) Reservations due by November 1.

 

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

 

14)  WORTHY GRAND MATRON’S ITINERARY.  (1 dbl-sided pg)  Please remind the members you have this information.

15)  SUGGESTIONS FOR SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION.  (1 Pg)  Secretary, this page is offered to assist you during the checking of books at your School of Instruction.  Please add this to your workshop notebook for future reference.

16)  GUIDELINES FOR THE AUDIT COMMITTEE. (1 dbl-sided pg)  Secretary, this information should be given

       to your Audit Committee prior to the audit of Chapter books.

 

SECRETARY – Please read the following to your members:

 

ALL MEMBERS HAVE A VOTE.  According to our Law Page 24, Article 15. Members, Privileges Of “…To be entitled to vote, members should be registered on or before Wednesday noon on the second day of the Grand Chapter Session.”  Registration for ballot distribution CLOSES AT NOON on Wednesday.  Members must show a current (2016) dues receipt (card) to register.   All members should bring their Ritual and Law Book with them to Grand Chapter.

 

Election of Grand Officers and Boards will begin at the Wednesday afternoon session.

               

 

SICKNESS AND DISTRESS

WGM Patricia Ahl lost a niece on July 3.

PGP Woodrow Dales, needs prayers and cards.  He is under Hospice care. 

PGM Elaine Bupp, had hand surgery late July after shutting her hand in the car door.

John and PGM Joyce Hegenauer lost a sister-in-law in late July.

Frances Erickson, mother of PGM Sheryl Morrison, fell and broke her arm in mid-July.

Joyce Forgo, wife of PGP Andy, had hip surgery on August 5.  She is doing well and “thanks everyone for the beautiful cards, sure brought a smile.  It really brightens the day.”

Grand Ruth, Carol Kehrer lost her sister in July.

Phillip Kilgour, husband of our Legal Advisor Diana Bare, passed away June 3, 2015.

Rod Dew, husband of Drills and Formations Committee Faith, had surgery on July 21.

We are sorry if we missed other Past Grand Matrons, Past Grand Patrons and Grand Family members suffered illness and loss.

 

Some good news!  Grand Soloist Mary Gillis and her husband Rocky added a little one to their family.  Everett Rocky Bud Gillis joined them on July 8, 2015 weighing 5 lbs. and 15 ozs.  Congratulations!

 

“Jim and I would like to thank everyone who sent cards and prayers for us.  We are both doing better right now.  It is amazing  how many friends there are in this Order.  We really appreciated everyone’s concerns.  Thanks again.  Margaret Belknap, PGM”

 

2014-2015 DIRECTORY UPDATES

Pg 10 Grand Ruth, Sandra Rossin has a new address and no landline, only her cell number;

Pg 15 Travel, Barbara Rocque no longer has a landline, only her cell number;

Pg 17 Masonic Relations Chr Janet Hunter has a new address, phone and email: 

Pg 18 Starliner Jr Editor Dottie Kennedy has a new email

Pg 21 PGM Frances Carlson has a new address and email 

Pg 23 PGP Lenzy Lewis has a new email

PG 26 Greta Erbes, wife of PGP Jim, has a new address, phone and email remained unchanged;

Pg 42 Corinthian #123 secretary Nancy Wiers has a new address and phone,

Pg 58 Farmington #239 secretary Sandra Rossin (see Pg 10 information above);

Pg 86 Honorary Life Member Bessie England passed away May 7;

 Pg 96 new Saskatchewan Grand Secretary Thea Howe, Site 709 Comp 2 RR#7, Saskatoon, SK  S7K 1N2.

 

SECRETARY – PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING!!!!!

OPEN INSTALLATION – VOTE

As stated in the Book of Instructions, page 109 – 1st paragraph, the Chapter must vote at a previous meeting to hold an Open Installation.

2016 DUES RECEIPTS (CARDS)

Secretary – the 2016 dues receipts (cards) have the General Grand Chapter seal as a watermark on the card – HOWEVER, you still need to use your Chapter seal on each card.

 

Members attending Grand Chapter must show their 2016 dues receipt (card) to register.  No other year will be accepted for registration.  Please make sure you issue the 2016 card to your members paying their dues prior to Grand Chapter.  Remember – You still need to place the Chapter Seal on the dues receipt (card) or it is not valid.  You should no longer enter the dues amount on the member's dues receipt (card).  For your records, you still need to record dues paid on the receipt stub and don't forget to record them on the member's ledger page.  Remember – each member attending Grand Chapter must show their 2016 dues card.  It is the only card that will be accepted.

 

ANNUAL RETURNS, 990’S, DUES RECEIPTS

By now you should have received the mailings including your Annual Return, 990, Chapter Liability Insurance, Secretary/Treasurer Bond, Handbook Information sheet, 2016 Dues Receipts and EMP brochures/envelopes.  Please read the instructions and deadlines included with that mailing.  If you are missing anything, please contact the Grand Chapter Office immediately.  PLEASE DO NOT SET THE MAILING ASIDE, DEADLINES MUST BE MET.  Also note:  Please do not go to the added expense of sending your reports to us via Priority, Overnight, etc.  To determine if a report met the deadline, we use the postmark on the envelope, not the date it is received in the office.

******IMPORTANT******

To avoid the $20 per day late fee on your 990 financial report – close your books following your September meeting.  Make sure your report is in the mail NOT LATER THAN OCTOBER 31!!!!

 

DUAL MEMBERS

If your Chapter has Dual Members, you must verify that they have paid their current dues in their primary Chapter before issuing a dues card from your Chapter.  You should physically see the dual member’s current primary Chapter dues card or contact the primary Chapter secretary for verification.  Pink dues cards for out-of-state Dual Members are no longer being issued.  All members should receive the same official dues card with the General Grand Chapter watermark.

We look forward to seeing you at Grand Chapter!   Mary A. Ivey, Grand Secretary

 

 

A TRIBUTE TO HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS

OF THE GRAND CHAPTER OF MICHIGAN

September 2015

 

 

"Man's days are like the grass;

He blossoms like the flowers of the field;

A wind passes over them, and they cease to be,

And their place knows them no more."

Psalms 103:15-16

 

 

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

 

 

SMITH SR., DON L. (Coloma No. 307) Don was born on June 8, 1931 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on April 14, 2014.  He joined Coloma Chapter No. 307 on March 15, 1957 on his Masonic membership in Coloma Lodge No. 162.   Don and his wife Betty Jean joined Eastern Star the same evening and served their Chapter faithfully from the start.  Through the years Don held various offices including at least ten times as Worthy Patron.  He also served as Chapter Associate Patron, Treasurer, Marshal, Warder and Sentinel various times.  He joined Coloma Lodge in 1956 and received life membership there in 1999.  As with his Eastern Star Chapter, Don was active in his Lodge holding all the offices including Worshipful Master in 1981-82 and was honored as Mason of the Year in 1986.  On October 4, 1996 Coloma Chapter elected Don to Life Membership in recognition of his long and distinguished service to the Order.  In 2008 then Worthy Grand Matron Priscilla Hankins recommended Don as Grand Representative of Massachusetts in Michigan.  His love of cooking led him to help cook and serve as chairman for all the Lodge and Chapter dinners and their Pancake Breakfast.  Don found pleasure working with the youth and for many years served on the Rainbow Advisory Board.  In 1976 he received his Grand Cross of Color.  Don also worked for his Southwestern District Association serving as Vice President in 1977-78 and holding various offices through the years.  He also gave of his time for Berrien County Association as flag escort and parliamentarian.  Don also gave of his time and talents to his church.  At the “Life’s Celebration” Session of Grand Chapter, then Worthy Grand Matron Lurene Calloway and Worthy Grand Patron Jim Erbes recognized Don and awarded him an Honorary Life Membership in Grand Chapter.  Don is greatly missed by all who knew him.

 

SISSON, LOIS A.  (Fairfield No. 224)  Lois was born on September 1, 1927 in Adrian and passed away on October 23, 2014.  She was initiated into Palmyra Chapter No. 207 on March 9, 1953 on the Masonic affiliation f her husband Louis, a member of Palmyra Lodge No. 184.  Lois was actively involved in her Chapter holding various offices.  She advanced through the line to serve as Worthy Matron three times and enjoyed her years as Treasurer, Ruth, Martha, Electa and Warder.  In 1969 then Worthy Grand Matron Lucille Koken and Worthy Grand Patron John Scherf selected Lois to serve on their Villa Committee.  Her Chapter consolidated with Perfection Chapter No. 134 in 1971 becoming Palmyra-Blissfield No. 134 and she continued to hold various stations and work on committees.  She made many afghans for Chapter projects remaining active until retirement from General Telephone where she was a telephone operator for 35 years.  Lois and her husband, Louis, moved to Mesa, Arizona spending winters in the sun and summers in Michigan until 2000 when she permanently took up residence in Arizona.  In 1989 her Chapter once again sought consolidation, this time with Fairfield Chapter No. 224.  She also gave of her time to hold office and work on committees for the Lenawee and Monroe Associations.  On October 7, 1992 her Fairfield Chapter honored her with Life Membership in recognition of her long and distinguished service.  At the “Follow His Star” Session of Grand Chapter in 1988, then Worthy Grand Matron Delores Waldo and Worthy Grand Patron Robert Beltz presented Lois with an Honorary Life Membership in Grand Chapter.  She is missed by everyone who knew her.

 

ENGLAND, BESSIE M. L. (Parma Springport No. 270)  Bessie was born on July 16, 1913 and passed to life eternal on May 7, 2015.  She joined Parma Chapter No. 270 on the Masonic affiliation of her husband Hurbert, a member of Parma Lodge No. 183.  From the start, Bessie was active in her Chapter.  She held many offices including Secretary, Chaplain, Marshal, Ruth and Martha.  She advanced through the line to Worthy Matron on more than one occasion.  Bessie also served on various Chapter committees including the Obituary Committee and Ways and Means.  She served dinners, did house-cleaning at the Temple, helped on Parma Days, baked for bake sales and for the Rest Stop and various other events.  She served her Jackson County Association as well holding various offices.  Through the years, she served as Association Chaplain, Secretary, Treasurer, Marshal and also advanced to President.  On May 10, 1989 Parma-Springport Chapter recognized Bessie’s long and distinguished service by electing her to Life Membership.  Reflecting on her years of membership she stated, “My love and devotion for the Order has been the incentive for my services.”  That statement reflected her drive to be a devoted Eastern Star member, a drive that took her to the end of her earthly life and at the time of her passing she was still active as the Chapter’s Martha.  On October 10, 1989 at the “Cathedral of Angels” Session of Grand Chapter then Worthy Grand Matron Jeanne Palmburg and Worthy Grand Patron Woodrow Dales bestowed the honor of Grand Chapter Honorary Life Membership upon Bessie.  She was one-of-a-kind, a happy Sister with an infectious smile and gentle manner.  When God called her home to be with Him, she left an empty place for those she left behind.

 

"In the Lord I have found my refuge."

Psalms 11:1

                                                     

Mary A. Ivey, Grand Secretary

 

 

REMINDER NOTES

FOR THE GRAND CHAPTER SESSION

 

NOTE:  Please convey this information to those members of your chapter who would be affected.

 

1.   TO THE MEMBERS:  Remember that according to our Law, EVERY MEMBER in good standing is eligible to vote at Grand Chapter, if registered before 12 o’clock noon on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.  PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS are still required to show their current (2016) dues receipt to receive their Ballots, Badge and registration material.  Registration will begin at 12:00 noon on Sunday in the McCamly Plaza Hotel – Custer Room. 

 

2.  ELECTION:  Remember the Election of Grand Officers and Elected Board Members is the first order of business Wednesday Afternoon.

 

3.   TO THE WORTHY MATRONS:  DO NOT WEAR YOUR NEW FORMAL until the Grand Chapter opening on Tuesday.

 

4.  TO THE ASSOCIATE MATRONS:  Your new formal for the 2015-2016 year is NOT TO BE WORN UNTIL THURSDAY AFTERNOON, for the Installation Ceremony.

 

5.   PAST GRAND MATRONS AND PAST GRAND PATRONS, GRAND REPRESENTATIVES AND HONORARY/HONORED LIFE MEMBERS OF GRAND CHAPTER:  Be sure to register at the table listing your PRIMARY Chapter number.  Your names are listed on those records and this is where you will be issued your ballots, badge, and the Advance Proceedings.  You also need to check in at the Distinquished Guests Committee Table.  Registration will begin at 12:00 noon on Sunday in the McCamly Plaza Hotel – Custer Room. 

 

6.   GRAND FAMILY MEMBERS AND ELECTED BOARDS:  Be sure to register at the table marked with your PRIMARY Chapter number.  This is where you will receive your ballot, badge and the Advance Proceedings.  Be sure to pick up your Social Events tickets (banquet, etc.) at the Ticket Table in the Custer Room.  Registration will begin at 12:00 noon on Sunday in the McCamly Plaza Hotel – Custer Room.    

 

7.   ASSOCIATE MATRONS AND ASSOCIATE PATRONS:  Remember there will be a meeting in the Grand Chapter Room West which you are expected to attend immediately following the Memorial on Wednesday night.  You will meet the new Grand Family at this time.  There will be a rehearsal for the Installation formation following this meeting.

 

8.   FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAY ATTEND OUR MEMORIAL SESSION ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, with no admittance fee.  TO OUR MEMBERS:  If you do not pay the registration fee, you will not be counted as being in attendance!

 

9.         HEADQUARTER HOTEL CONFIRMATIONS.  The McCamly Plaza Hotel is not sending confirmations.  If you are staying at the Headquarter Hotel and desire to know your confirmation number, please call the hotel (888) 622-2659 or Barbara Rocque (906) 477-6840.

10.       LEGISLATION DEBATE:  Prepare your comments before speaking.  By writing your comments on paper this will allow you to make the best use of the two-minute debate time limit.

11.  PARKING REMAINS THE SAME AS LAST YEAR!!!!  Limited parking in the ramp, also parking available across the street, hotel valet parking and in the lot south of the train station.   

 

 

 

“OUR TREASURED MEMORIES” Session

 

GRAND CHAPTER

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR

OF MICHIGAN

 

October, 2015

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

 

Brother Larry and I welcome you to the "Treasured Memories" Session of the Grand Chapter of Eastern Star of Michigan.  This, our 149th Session will be held October 13-15, 2015 at the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.

 

Tuesday afternoon, we will greet and introduce our distinguished guests who will include our Most Worthy Grand Matron.  Please join us as we welcome them to our Grand Chapter.

 

Wednesday begins the business of this Grand Jurisdiction.  Plan to visit our candidates prior to their election on Wednesday afternoon.  The legislation being presented affects the future of Michigan Grand Chapter, so make yourself familiar with it so you may vote for the good of the Order.  Remember you "MUST" be registered with a 2016 dues card by noon on Wednesday in order to vote.  Our Honored Life Members will receive special recognition on Wednesday evening followed by our Memorial Service.  The Memorial will be a beautiful ceremony and we hope you will join us to remember those who have left us this past year.

 

Thursday we conclude the business of this year and proceed to the start of another Grand Chapter year.

 

As our year of service ends, Brother Larry and I have so many treasured memories that will last a lifetime.  We thank each of you for the warm welcome and hospitality received when the Ahl-VanNorwick Grand Family visited your area.  Thursday afternoon we turn over the reign of this Grand Chapter to the Strickland-Abbey Grand Family.  Larry and I wish Lori and Ray and their Grand Family the same wonderful time we experienced.  The year is all too short so enjoy every minute.  May you have much success and good health in the 2015-2016 year of service.

 

                                                                               

Patricia A. Ahl                                                                              Lawrence H. VanNorwick

Worthy Grand Matron                                                                Worthy Grand Patron 

 

 

REGISTRATION – MC CAMLY PLAZA HOTEL – CUSTER ROOM

Grand Officers, Grand Committee Members, Past Grand Matrons and Past Grand Patrons, Out-of-State Guests and all Members present may register Sunday, October 12, in the McCamly Plaza Hotel Custer Room from 12 noon until 4 p.m.

 

RegistrationMonday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Tuesday - 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday - 9:00 a.m. (noon - end of ballot distribution) to beginning of afternoon session.  Open between afternoon and evening sessions.  Thursday - only by request (contact Guard or Guardian at the Grand Chapter Room door).    OUR LAW REQUIRES CLOSING OF REGISTRATION FOR DISTRIBUTION OF BALLOTS at noon Wednesday.  Registration will be open on Wednesday afternoon and evening between sessions to allow registration personnel the opportunity to attend the Sessions and vote.

 

DRESSING          There will be dressing rooms in the Kellogg Arena with ample room  

ROOMS                for hanging formals.  These rooms will be under constant surveillance

                                and locked when not in use.

 

 

INFORMATION    A table will be stationed near registration.  The Convention

              &                  Bureau table will be stationed close to registration.

LOST & FOUND   

 

Emergency messages are to be given to the Chairman of the Session, however we strive to eliminate unnecessary paging during the business session, as a courtesy to the Worthy Grand Matron.

 

Cell phones, pagers, etc must be turned off or set to vibrate during Grand Chapter Sessions.  There will be a fine collected for all ringing devices.

 

 

GRAND CHAPTER SESSION COMMITTEES – 2015

 

GENERAL CHAIRMAN  Mrs. Priscilla Law (Mulliken #161)

    4702 Allegan Road, Vermontville, MI  49096-8725

 

GENERAL CO-CHAIRMAN Mrs. Evelyn Morrow (Wacousta #133) 7421 West

     Clark Rd., Grand Ledge, MI  48837-9228

 

SESSION AUDITORIUM DECORATION CHAIRMAN  Mrs. Marvel

    Harwood (Tecumseh #51) 33 W. Cadmus Rd., Adrian, MI  49221-2031

 

SESSION AUDITORIUM DECORATION CO-CHAIRMAN  Mrs. Carol

    Orsborn (Wacousta #133) 14747 South Lowell Rd., Lansing, MI  48906

 

PROPERTIES AND LABYRINTH CO-CHAIRMEN  Mr. James Wheeler (Pontiac #228) 6126 Bentwood Circle East, White Lake, MI  48383-1089

    Mr. William Moore (Bay #219) 2050 E. Coggins Rd., Pinconning MI  48650-9757

 

BANQUET CHAIRMAN  Mrs. Sue Weaver (Atlanta #487)

    11170 Riverview Park Rd., Atlanta, MI  49709

 

BANQUET CO-CHAIRMAN  Mrs. Nancy Burns (Millington #390) 6223 West

    Millington Road, Millington, MI  48746-9539

 

BANQUET TICKET CHAIRMAN   Mrs. Phyllis Haynor (Paw Paw-Lawton

    #257) 53878 West Ridgeview Circle, Paw Paw, MI  49079

 

BANQUET TICKET CO-CHAIRMAN  Mrs. Barbara Ockerman (Genesis #88)

    345 Apricot Lane, Shelby, MI  49455

 

BANQUET DECORATIONS CHAIRMAN    Mrs. Cindy Schroeder

    (Orion Fellowship #340) 1110 N. Baldwin Rd., Oxford, MI  48371-3002

 

BANQUET DECORATIONS CO-CHAIRMAN  Mrs. Audrey Mausolf

    (Huronia #81) 3705 Huron City Road, Port Hope, MI  48468

 

DISTINQUISHED GUESTS COMMITTEE, CHAIRMAN   Mrs. Jan Cross

                (Berkley-Highland Park #483) 23240 Berkley, Oak Park, MI  48237-2031

 

COURTESY CAR, CHAIRMAN   Mrs. Barbara Hulse (Kalamo #399), 605 N. Main

    Street, Bellevue, MI  49021

 

VENDOR CHAIRMAN  Mrs. Shelia Huis (Hastings #7) 1202 Barber Road.,

    Hastings, MI  49058

 

RESERVATIONS CHAIRMAN  Mrs. Barbara Rocque (Flat Rock #156)

    PO Box 318, Naubinway, MI  49762

 

RESERVATIONS CO-CHAIRMAN Mrs. Jill Cherwinski (Vienna #283)

    10477 Willard Road, Montrose, MI  48457-9410

 

REGISTRATION CHAIRMAN   Mrs. Helen Milbourne, PGM (Mulliken #161)

    13361 Turner Road, Grand Ledge, MI  48837-9504

 

FIRST AID   Mr. David Snider (Wacousta #133), 14685 Center Rd., Bath, MI  48808

 

SOUND AND LIGHTING  Kellogg Arena Personnel and BC Sound

    Mr. Thomas Huis (Hastings #7) 1202 Barber Road, Hastings, MI  49058

 

GRAND CHAPTER PHOTOGRAPHER   Mr. Dale Barber (Sandusky #273)

    253 West Sanilac Avenue, Sandusky, MI  48471

 

RV PARKING CHAIRMAN  Mr. Stanley Bryson (Brookfield #352) 2310 Swift Road, Belleview, MI  49021

 

DRESSING ROOM CHAIRMAN  Mrs. Marylin Barnard (Vienna #283) 2100 Nebraska Avenue, Flint, MI  48506

 

 

OUTLINE OF PLANS FOR THE “OUR TREASURERED MEMORIES” SESSION

(Plans are subject to change)

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2015           PAST GRAND MATRONS’ AND PAST GRAND PATRONS’

                12:00 noon                          LUNCHEON Northpoint Woods Senior Community,

                                                            700 North Avenue, Battle Creek

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015         “A Night to Remember” Banquet

                5:30 p.m.                             McCamly Plaza Hotel – Branson Ballroom

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015         GRAND REPRESENTATIVES’ BREAKFAST

                8:00 a.m.                             McCamly Plaza Hotel – Branson Ballroom

                10:00 a.m.                           MEETING OF SECRETARIES AND TREASURERS

                                                            McCamly Plaza Hotel – 16th Floor

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015         GRAND CHAPTER OPENING

                1:15 p.m.                             Musical Interlude.

                1:30 p.m.                             Informal Opening, Dedication of Session:  Presentation of

                                                            Bibles, Flags, Distinguished Guests and Greetings.

                7:15 p.m.                             Musical Interlude.

                7:30 p.m.                             Presentation of Grand Lodge Officers of Michigan. 

                                                            Welcome to the Youth Groups, followed by FORMAL

                                                            OPENING, Presentation of Distinguished Guests, Past

                                                            Grand Matrons, Past Grand Patrons, and Grand  Representatives.

                                                            Short Business Session.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015

                8:45 a.m.                             Musical Interlude.

                9:00 a.m.                             Grand Entrance, Reconvening, Addresses of the Most Worthy

                                                            Grand Matron and Most Worthy Grand Patron.  Reports of Worthy

                                                            Grand Matron, Worthy Grand Patron, Grand Secretary,

                                                            Grand Treasurer, and other Grand Officers, Legislation.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015   PAGO LUNCHEON

                12:30 p.m.                           McCamly Plaza Hotel – Branson Ballroom

AFTERNOON SESSION

                2:00 p.m.                             Presentation of Candidates for Grand  Chapter Offices, Election of

                                                            Officers, Reports of Boards, Committees,

                                                            Legislation.

EVENING SESSION

                7:15 p.m.                             Musical Interlude.

                7:30 p.m.                             Opening of the MEMORIAL SESSION.   Tribute to Honored Life

                                                            Members of Grand Chapter.

                                                            MEMORIAL

               

                                                            MEMORIAL SESSION.  Special Note:  This Session will

                                                            be open to non-members.  It will not be necessary for them

                                                            to pay registration fee.  Members should remember, however,

                                                            if you do not pay the registration fee, your attendance at Grand

                                                            Chapter will not be recorded.

 

Following the Wednesday Evening Session, the Associate Matrons and Associate Patrons will meet in the West section of the Arena with the Associate Grand Matron and Associate Grand Patron.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015

                8:45 a.m.                             Musical Interlude.

                9:00 a.m.                             GRAND ENTRANCE.  Completion of Business and Closing of the

                                                            Business Session.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON                 Installation and Closing.

 

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS.  All members must show the 2016 receipt for dues when registering, including those who are pre-registered.  The Grand Guards will ask to see your registration badge each time you are admitted.  Be careful with your ballot and your badge of admission.  BRING YOUR LAW BOOK AND BOOK OF INSTRUCTIONS WITH YOU TO GRAND CHAPTER. 

 

You MUST NOTIFY YOUR HOTEL if you make a change in the date or the time of arrival.  FAILURE MAY RESULT IN A BILL TO YOU FOR THE ROOM.               

 

 

Grand Chapter

Order of the Eastern Star

Of Michigan

 

September 2015

 

 

TO THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE SUBORDINATE CHAPTERS OF MICHIGAN

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

 

The letters of endorsement from Chapters, have been received for the following Sisters and Brothers for the Elective Offices and Boards of our Grand Chapter.

 

FOR THE OFFICE OF GRAND SECRETARY

Mary A. Ivey - Tekonsha-Rebecca Chapter #324

 

FOR THE OFFICE OF GRAND TREASURER

Hope E. Smith - Brookfield Chapter #352/Kalamo Chapter #399

 

FOR THE OFFICE OF ASSOCIATE GRAND CONDUCTRESS

Marsha L. Mead - Grand Ledge #14

Elizabeth K. Snodgrass - Kalamo #399

Carrie G. Welsh - Coldwater #1/Paw Paw Lawton #257

 

FOR THE OFFICE OF GRAND SENTINEL

Thomas “Tom” R. Huis - Hastings Chapter #7

Michael L. Waldo - Wacousta #133

 

BENEVOLENCE BOARD

William Bellairs - Grand Blanc #507/Harrison #408                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

EDUCATIONAL BOARD

Priscilla Hankins (succeeding herself for a final 3-year term) - Ypsilanti #119

 

 

Fraternally submitted,

 

Mary A. Ivey, Grand Secretary

 

Grand Chapter of Michigan Order of the Eastern Star

Benevolence Board Guidelines

 

The purpose of the Benevolence Board is to provide for the welfare of our members in their time of need.  The Board will determine the needs of individual members while safeguarding the fund entrusted to our Order.  The Board will consist of 1 (one) each Past Grand Matron, Past Grand Patron, Past Matron and Past Patron.  The Worthy Grand Matron, Worthy Grand Patron, Associate Grand Matron and Associate Grand Patron shall be on the Board by virtue of their office.

 

Members of the Board will review all applications submitted by the Secretaries of the Chapters in Michigan to determine the status of each submission. The Board will vote on the results for each member and the benefit that will/will not be approved.  Each application will have a determination and the Board Secretary will notify the Chapter Secretary of the results. 

 

There will be no funds issued to members that live out of state.  The rational for this decision being that the Grand Chapter of Michigan Benevolence Board members are not able to determine the benefits available from different states and we would not be able to have the Chapter investigation committee visit to determine if such benefits are necessary.

 

The steps for applying for assistance are as follows:

 

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Approved July 7, 2014

 

 

 

OCTOBER 2015

 

PROPOSED LEGISLATION

 

 

LAW BOOK

(Constitution and Laws of the Grand Chapter)

and

(Laws for the Government of Subordinate Chapters)

 

Synopsis of Legislation to be considered at Grand Chapter

in Battle Creek, Michigan

October 13, 14 and 15, 2015

“Our Treasured Memories” Session

ITEM NO. 1 If adopted, this amendment to the Constitution and Laws of the Grand Chapter will: Allow chapters to decide how the required Grand Chapter FEES will be paid/collected for Life Members.  NOTE: PER CAPITA IS A FEE

 

ITEM NO. 2 If adopted, this amendment to the Constitution and Laws of the Grand Chapter will: Continue making the Chapter responsible for General Grand Chapter Per Capita Fee and Liability Insurance Fee. Life members not responsible for $6.50 Per Capita Fee.

 

ITEM NO. 3 If adopted, this amendment to the Constitution and Laws of the Grand Chapter will: Shorten the Consolidation process by eliminating the Joint Formal Meeting.

 

ITEM NO. 4 If adopted, this amendment to the Constitution and Laws of the Grand Chapter will: Change the wording to include students attending colleges or universities within the United States not just Michigan schools.

 

 

PROPOSED LEGISLATION TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE 2015 GRAND CHAPTER SESSION

 

AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS

OF THE GRAND CHAPTER

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR OF MICHIGAN

 

ITEM NO. 1

 

Division Number 3

LAWS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF SUBORDINATE CHAPTERS OF MICHIGAN

 

Section 51 – LIFE MEMBERSHIP, Paragraph 2, Sentence 1, page 76

 

“Thereafter such Life Members shall not be liable for annual dues and will be required to pay per capita:”

                

ADD the following:

NOTE:  PER CAPITA IS A FEE ($6.50).  Other FEES include:  Liability Insurance (each resident member and each resident dual member) and General Grand Chapter Per Capita Tax ($1.00).

 

ADD the following:

 

  1. The Chapter may (by vote of the Chapter) pay the Fees for a member/members.
  2. The Chapter may (by vote of the Chapter) collect the Fees from a member/members.

 

If the Chapter does not pay the FEES or collect the FEES a dues card would not be issued and the Life Member would not be eligible for the rights and benefits of the Order.

 

The remainder of the paragraph is unchanged.

 

paragraph would then read:

 

Thereafter such Life Members shall not be liable for annual dues and will be required to pay per capita:  NOTE:  PER CAPITA IS A FEE ($6.50).  Other FEES include:  Liability Insurance (each resident member and each resident dual member) and General Grand Chapter Per Capita Tax ($1.00). 

  1. The Chapter may (by vote of the Chapter) pay the Fees for a member/members.
  2. The Chapter may (by vote of the Chapter) collect the Fees from a member/members.

If the Chapter does not pay the FEES or collect the FEES a dues card would not be issued and the Life Member would not be eligible for the rights and benefits of the Order.  Provided, that in each individual case the member shall complete the Application for Life Membership.  [Form 22 (a)], that the proposition for granting Life Membership shall be submitted at a regular (Stated) meeting and the said application read, and that the proposition shall lay over without action until the next regular (Stated) meeting, at which time it shall be acted upon; a majority of those present and voting shall be sufficient to decide the matter.   (1935-71-2011-15)

 

RATIONAL:  This gives the Chapters the option to continue to pay or have the member/members pay the FEES required by Grand Chapter each year.  With membership decreasing and the cost of running Chapters increasing, the members then would determine if the Chapter could afford to pay the FEES of those Life Members that don’t or can’t pay the FEES.

 

Submitted by Martha Washington Chapter No. 113

Diana Bay, Worthy Matron

Donn E. Hussey, Worthy Patron

Clara M. Brown, Secretary

 

 

ITEM NO. 2

 

Division Number 2

CONSTITUTION OF THE GRAND CHAPTER ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR OF MICHIGAN

 

Article 6.  Revenues and Finances

 

Section 1.  Paragraph (A), page 19

 

DELETE Paragraph (A) and REPLACE with the following:

 

Section 1, Paragraph (A), page 19

 

(A) A fee of six dollars and fifty cents ($6.50) from every Subordinate Chapter for each member and each dual member enrolled as of October 31 following its annual meeting, except members or dual members whose dues and/or fees, following a written request to the Chapter by those needing financial assistance (or their representatives), have been remitted for charitable purposes.  Options the Chapter has for the collection of this Fee is as follows:

1.  The Chapter may (by vote of the Chapter) pay the Fees for its members and dual members

or

2.  The Chapter may (by vote of the Chapter) collect the Fees from its members and dual members.

3.  The Life Members are not responsible for this ($6.50) Fee. 

Collect Liability Insurance Premiums from each Chapter for each resident member and each resident dual member.  Collect one dollar ($1.00) General Grand Chapter Per Capita Tax for each member, each dual member, and each life member enrolled as of October 31, following its annual meeting.  Said dues shall be paid on or before the first day of January following said annual meeting.  (1935-53-68-73-75-77-85-87-92-95-2001-02-03-11-13-15)

 

 

 

Division Number 3

LAWS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF SUBORDINATE CHAPTERS OF MICHIGAN

 

Section 51 – LIFE MEMBERSHIP, Paragraph 2, page 76, Sentence 1

 

Thereafter such Life Members shall not be liable for annual dues and will not be required to pay per capita and fees.

 

Section 51a – LIFE MEMBERS OF DEFUNCT CHAPTERS, Sentence 3

 

ADD the following:  Per Capita and Fees shall be collected according to Section 1, Paragraph (A), page 19  (1995-2015)

 

RATIONALE:  Even though times have changed we have promised our Life Members that they would not need to pay dues any more.  Today we have several new financial obligations and should not require our Life Members to bear the burden of additional financial expenses.  Most of them could pay a dollar or two but in our economy many would find that they could not add the ($6.50) to their budget.  Those Life Members who can pay this amount will send the money at dues time, but those who cannot pay and Chapters who are struggling to maintain their Chapter should not have to bear this additional burden.

 

Submitted by Corinthian Chapter No. 123

Ruth Ann Nurrie, Worthy Matron

Larry D. Hoekstra, Worthy Patron

Nancy J. Wiers, Secretary

H. William Moerdyk, Past Patron

 

ITEM NO. 3

 

Division Number 3

LAWS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF SUBORDINATE CHAPTERS OF MICHIGAN

 

Section 61 – STEPS FOR CHAPTERS CONSIDERING CONSOLIDATION, pages 83-85

 

Step 6 on page 84 as continued from page 83, add the following:

 

d) The Worthy Matron will give to the Consultant the names of five members she has selected to serve on the following committees for the night of Consolidation 1) Registration; 2) Proving Badges and 3) Refreshments and after the Consolidation 1) By-Laws and 2) Properties and Paraphernalia.

 

STEPS FOR CHAPTERS RECEIVING REQUESTS FOR CONSOLIDATION

 

Step 3, line 5, page 84 eliminate the parenthesis around the words “by the Secretary of the Chapter receiving the request” and add a period in place of the right parenthesis.  Then eliminate the rest of the sentence.

 

Step 5 on pages 84 and 85 eliminate in its entirety and replace as follows:

 

5.  If the result of the vote is favorable the following steps shall be taken

 

 

  1. The Consultant shall obtain the necessary information to complete form 11 for the Worthy

Grand Matron.

 

  1. The Consultant will notify the requesting Chapter Secretary of the committee members for

the receiving Chapter and encourage the committees to begin working together.

 

  1. If the Consultant has not already done so, the Consultant will contact the Worthy Grand

Matron to select a date for the Consolidation Ceremony having discussed various dates with the respective Chapters.

 

RATIONALE:  By eliminating the Joint Formal Meeting, the process for consolidating two or more Chapters can be shortened by at least one month.  Chapters are currently waiting too long to request a Chapter Consultant, then the process can’t be completed by the July 15th requirement in the Law, and also, by the time a Chapter requests a Consultant, most have already decided on their course of action and have decided with whom they wish to consolidate.

 

Submitted by Corinthian Chapter No. 123

Ruth Ann Nurrie, Worthy Matron

Larry D. Hoekstra, Worthy Patron

Nancy J. Wiers, Secretary

H. William Moerdyk, Past Patron

 

 

 

ITEM NO. 4

 

Division Number 6

LAWS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE EASTERN STAR EDUCATIONAL FUND

 

REGULAR SCHOLARSHIPS

Section 3, page 106

 

DELETE Section 3.

 

REPLACE with the following:

 

Section 3.  Scholarships shall be granted to eligible applicants who are attending or are planning to attend a college or university within the United States; provided, however, that by unanimous consent of its members, the Educational Board may permit attendance at such institutions.

 

RATIONALE:  While many of our members reside outside the State of Michigan, they still maintain their memberships and remain in good standing, their children, grandchildren and/or great grandchildren do not and should not be deemed ineligible and unable to apply and therefore denied access to an Eastern Star scholarship from Michigan based on their residence.

 

Submitted by Royal Oak Chapter No. 392

Karen E. Kashner, Worthy Matron

John Kashner, Worthy Patron

Sharon Jouppi, Secretary

 

 

 

“Dogpatch”
Sadie Hawkins Dance

Featuring: a local band
Fundraiser for “Puppy Power”
PAWS and Leader Dogs organizations
Service Dog Committee

Sunday November 15, 2015
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Grand Ledge Masonic Temple
200 River St.
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Cost: $5.00  --Menu: Hotdogs, Chips, Etc.
Basket raffles and cookies by the pound.

Reservations due November 1, 2015
Make checks out to :Grand Chapter OES of MI
 

Send To: Karlyn Cierlik
10905 W. Howe Rd., Eagle, MI 48822
email:
kcierlik@gmail.com

Dress: Costumes requested not required. Come as you are.

 

 

Worthy Grand Matron’s Itinerary

September 2015

 

11    Calhoun County Association – Meeting location: Bedford Chapter #471, 21945 Bedford Rd., Bedford, MI 49020, Registration: 11:00 a.m., Potluck lunch: Noon, bring a dish to pass, meat, and place setting to be provided. Meeting: 1:00 p.m., Installation to follow meeting. RSVP to Susan Kenne-Kennedy for headcount only, Deadline: 9/4/15. Attire: OES Casual

 

13    Fantastically Fun Filled Fall Festival (5F), DeMolay, Jobs Daughters, Rainbow, OES, join us for a day of Fun, Fellowship, Food, Games, and Activities. Location: International Society, 4925 E. Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI 48843, Time: 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., Cost: $5.00 per person.

 

17    Corinthian Chapter #123 invites you to a reception for Jacklyn K. Skinner, Grand Representative of Maine in MI, and the Ahl-VanNorwick Grand Family and Wojack-Miller Grand Family. Location: Kalamazoo County Masonic Center, 4371 West U Ave., Schoolcraft, MI 49087, Registration: 5:00 p.m. Dinner: 6:00 p.m., Entertainment to follow, Cost: $12.00, Payable to: Corinthian Chapter #123, Remit to: Marjorie Smith, Deadline: 9/10/15, Attire: OES Casual

 

19-20   Chapter Practice at Grand Ledge Masonic Temple, 200 W. River, Grand Ledge, MI 48837. Participants will be notified of details.

 

19    Macomb County Association (MCA) – Meeting location: Richmond Chapter #168, 65 ½ N. Walnut, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043. Registration: 2:00 p.m., Meeting: 3:00 p.m., Dinner: 5:30 p.m. Cost: $12.00, Payable: Macomb County Association, Reservations to: Diane Rang, Deadline: 9/5/15, Attire: Formal

 

26    Supreme Guardian Reception – Location: Flint Masonic Temple, Registration: 4:00 p.m., Program: 4:30 p.m. with Dinner to follow, Cost: $25.00, Contact: Marilee Smiley for additional information.

 

OCTOBER

13-16   Grand Chapter – Battle Creek Michigan

 

Direct questions regarding the Worthy Grand Matron’s Itinerary to her Secretary,

Gail L. Kwiatkowski  Cell: 248-556-6291     email: glkoes228@me.com

 

  

In-Coming Worthy Grand Matron’s Itinerary

October 2015

 

15        Installation Strickland-Abbey Grand Family, McCamly Plaza Hotel, Battle Creek

 

16        Session/Bill Review Meeting and Board Meeting, Battle Creek

 

17        Installation - Queen of the North No. 82 - Location: Masonic Center, Sault Ste Marie;12 noon: potluck luncheon; 1:30: Installation

 

24        Installation - Iron Mountain No. 44

            Job’s Daughter’s Exemplification, Escanaba

 

29 Oct-  General Grand Chapter, Pittsburgh, PA

 6 Nov

 

 

Direct questions regarding the Worthy Grand Matron’s Itinerary to her Secretary,

Crissey Burtt    906-635-3368            Cell: 270-547-9540    email: ceburtt@gmail.com

 

SOCIAL EVENTS FORM

GRAND CHAPTER O.E.S. OF MICHIGAN

149th ANNUAL SESSION

OCTOBER 13-14-15, 2015

 

 

Reservations must be received by, September 20, 2015 (Headquarter Hotel deadline is earlier)

Refunds by written request only – NO REFUNDS AFTER SEPTEMBER 20, 2015

U.S. Funds, Drawn on U.S. Bank Only

 

 

IF YOU DESIRE TO BE SEATED TOGETHER AT SOCIAL EVENTS, MAKE RESERVATIONS TOGETHER

 

 

Type or print Name, Chapter Name & No., Title, Address & Phone Number of

person submitting this form:

 

 

Name                                                                                       Title and Chapter Name and No.

 

Address                                                             City                                                                          State            Zip

 

Phone (including area code)                                                                                             email

 

 

 

SUNDAY – OCTOBER 11

Northpoint Woods Senior Community, 700 North Avenue, Battle Creek

 

12:00 noon        Past Grand Matron’s and Past Grand Patron’s Brunch Buffet (Attendance limited to Past Grand Matrons, Past Grand Patrons and their travel companions.  OES Casual Attire)

  Quantity                       Total                Name(s), please indicate if guest (include Title of everyone listed)

  _______ @ $15.00      $________      ______________________________________________

                                                                        ____________________________________________

                                                                        ____________________________________________

                                                                        ____________________________________________

 

 

MONDAY – OCTOBER 12

McCamly Plaza Hotel – Branson Ballroom

 

5:30 p.m.         “A Night to Remember” Banquet (Formal Attire

 Quantity                       Total                Name(s), please indicate if guest (include Title of everyone listed)      

 _______ @ $30.00      $________      _______________________________________________

                                                                        ______________________________________             

                                                                        ______________________________________

                                                                        __________________________________________

 

 

TUESDAY – OCTOBER 13

McCamly Plaza Hotel – Branson Ballroom

 

8:00 a.m.         GRAND REPRESENTATIVES BREAKFAST (Attendance open to all present and former GR’s and guests) Hosted by the Michigander Club

Quantity                       Total                Name(s), please indicate if guest (include Title of everyone listed) AND Include the Jurisdiction of which you are or were Grand Representative

_______ @ $18.00      $________      ____________________________________________

                                                                        ____________________________________________

                                                                        ____________________________________________

                                                                        ___________________________________________

 

 

WEDNESDAY – OCTOBER 14

McCamly Plaza Hotel – Branson Ballroom

 

11:30 p.m.       PAST APPOINTIVE GRAND OFFICERS LUNCH (Attendance open to all PAGO and guests.)

Quantity                       Total                Name(s), please indicate if guest (include Title of everyone listed)

 _______ @ $17.00      $________      _______________________________________________

                                                                        ____________________________________________

                                                                        ___________________________________________

                                                                        ___________________________________________

 

(If you are Pre-registering at this time – a completed Pre-registration form,

for each name listed, must accompany this Social Events Form )

 

PRE-REGISTRATION (This is NOT the Pre-Registration Form) 

Quantity                              Total                                     Name(s), please indicate if guest (include Title of everyone listed)

 

_______ @ $15.00      $________                  ___________________________________________

                                                                        ____________________________________________

                                                                        ____________________________________________

                                                                        ____________________________________________

 

 

 

 

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 GRAND TOTAL        $________      CHECK NO. _________       CHECK DATE ________________

 

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Make ONE check payable to Grand Chapter O.E.S. of Michigan, and mail to:

Mrs. Jill Cherwinski, Reservations Committee, 10477 Willard Road, Montrose, MI  48457-9410

Telephone:  810-639-5864; e-mail:  adah19992000@yahoo.com

 

 

PRE-REGISTRATION FORM

GRAND CHAPTER O.E.S. of MICHIGAN

149th  ANNUAL SESSION -OCTOBER 13, 14, 15, 2015

 

Pre-Registration must be received by September 20, 2015 – No refunds (request must be in writing) after 09/20/15.

 Registration Fee $15.00 U.S. FUNDS, DRAWN ON U.S. BANK, Fee applies only to persons affiliated with our Order  

 PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE ALL INFORMATION – MAKE AS MANY COPIES OF FORM AS NEEDED

 

NAME: __________________________________ TELEPHONE: ___________________________

                                Legal name

ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________________

 

CITY __________________________________ STATE __________ ZIP CODE _______________

 

GRAND JURISDICTION:  Michigan  Other __________________________________________

GENERAL GRAND CHAPTER TITLE (as of Oct 13, 2015):__________________________________________

 

GRAND CHAPTER TITLE (as of Oct 13, 2015):___________________________________________

Check all that apply: 

PAGO     HONORARY/HONORED LIFE MEMBER OF MICHIGAN GRAND CHAPTER  

CURRENT GRAND REPRESENTATIVE OF ________________ IN ___________________

 PRIMARY CHAPTER NAME AND NO. _________________________________

TITLE(as of Oct 13, 2015)_____________________________________________

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PRE-REGISTRATION FORM

GRAND CHAPTER O.E.S. of MICHIGAN

149th ANNUAL SESSION -OCTOBER 13, 14, 15, 2015

 

Pre-Registration must be received by September 20, 2014 – No refunds (request must be in writing) after 09/20/14.

Registration Fee $15.00 U.S. FUNDS, DRAWN ON U.S. BANK, Fee applies only to persons affiliated with our Order      

 PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE ALL INFORMATION – MAKE AS MANY COPIES OF FORM AS NEEDED

 

NAME: _____________________________________ TELEPHONE: ________________________

                                Legal name

ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________________________

 

CITY _______________________________ STATE __________ ZIP CODE ___________________

 

GRAND JURISDICTION:  Michigan  Other __________________________________________

GENERAL GRAND CHAPTER TITLE (as of Oct 13, 2015): ________________________________________

GRAND CHAPTER TITLE (as of Oct 13, 2015):  ________________________________________

Check all that apply: 

□ PAGO     □ HONORARY/HONORED LIFE MEMBER OF MICHIGAN GRAND CHAPTER  

□ CURRENT GRAND REPRESENTATIVE OF _______________________ IN ___________________

PRIMARY CHAPTER NAME AND NO. _________________________________

TITLE(as of Oct 13, 2015)____________________________________________

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STOP IF YOU ARE FILLING OUT THE SOCIAL EVENTS FORM, YOU CAN INCLUDE THIS COST ON THAT FORM AND

ONLY NEED TO WRITE ONE CHECK, PAYABLE TO:

GRAND CHAPTER O.E.S. OF MICHIGAN and mail with this form to:

 

Mrs. Jill Cherwinski, Reservations Committee

10477 Willard Road

Montrose, MI  48457-9410

1-810-639-5864 or email:  adah19992000@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

GRAND CHAPTER O. E. S. OF MICHIGAN

OCTOBER 13, 14, 15, 2015

HOTEL RESERVATION FORM – HEADQUARTER HOTEL ONLY

 

RESERVATION DEADLINE– strictly observed – form must be received before AUGUST 31, 2015

 

All spaces must be filled out completely

 

Please mail or e-mail form directly to:

Mrs. Jill Cherwinski • 10477 Willard Road, Montrose, MI  48457-9410

E-Mail: adah19992000@yahoo.com • Phone: (810) 639-5864

For confirmation number (after 9/10/15) or reservation changes call (888) 622-2659

 

Contact Information

 

Name    _______________________________   Title __________________________________________   

Address _________________________________    E-Mail _______________________________________

City ___________________ State____ Zip _________     Phone (Days) (____) _________________

Grand Jurisdiction_________________________    Chapter Name & No. ____________________________

 

Additional People Occupying Room:

 

Name    ______________________________   Title & Chapter No.________________________________   

 

Name    _______________________________   Title & Chapter No.  ______________________________   

 

Name    _______________________________   Title & Chapter No._    ____________________________   

 

Hotel Information

Hotel rate of $104.00 per night does not include tax.  After distinguished guests, rooms are available on a needs and then first come, first serve basis.  All accommodations are subject to 11% state and local tax.  Rate is subject to change and cannot be combined with any other discounts (i.e. AARP AAA etc.)  This rate may be received only by making reservations with this form.

 

 

Arrival Date _________   (Approx. Time) ________ Departure Date __________         

Number of Rooms _____

 

Type of Room                1 Bed                      Special Requests       Barrier Free               Smoking

                                          2 Beds                                                            Non-Smoking            Other: __________

 

                                                                                                                                                                                               

Credit Card Information

Card Type:   □ American Express      □ Discover      □ MasterCard      □ Visa

 

Card Number:  _______________________________   Expiration Date:  ___________________________  

 

Name as it appears on Card: _______________________________________       

 

 

(If including check, please make payable to McCamly Plaza Hotel.)

 

Headquarters Hotel reserved for the following if staying two (2) or more nights:  

Ahl-VanNorwick Grand Family, Past Grand Matrons and Patrons, Distinguished Guests and Honorary and Honored Life Members of Grand Chapter.

 

 

 

BATTLE CREEK

 

Number of Rooms

Pool

Handicap Rooms

Continental Breakfast

Exercise Facilities

Pets Allowed

Restaurant on Site

Bar/Lounge

Internet Available

America's Best Value Inn
4775 Beckley Road
269-979-1141 Toll Free: 800-466-8356
www.americasbestvalueinn.com

 

60

 

x

         

x

                     

Baymont Inn & Suites
4725 Beckley Road
269-979-5400 Toll Free: 877-229-6668
www.baymontinns.com

 

90

x

x

x

 

x

   

x

                     

Baymont Inn & Suites Downtown
182 West Van Buren Street
269-565-0500 Toll Free: 877-229-6668
www.baymontinns.com

 

60

x

 

x

x

     

x

                     

Best Western Executive Inn
5090 Beckley Road
269-979-8506 Toll Free: 800-789-7234
www.bestwestern.com

 

59

x

x

x

x

     

x

                     

Comfort Inn
2590 Capital Avenue SW
269-965-3201 Toll Free: 800-424-6423
www.comfortinn.com

 

100

x

x

x

x

     

x

                     

Econo Lodge
165 Capital Avenue SW
269-965-3976 Toll Free: 800-221-2222
www.econolodge.com

 

50

x od

x

 

x

x

 

x

                     

Fairfield Inn
4665 Beckley Road
269-979-8000
www.marriott.com/btlfi

 

74

x

 

x

x

     

x

                     

FireKeepers Casino Hotel
1117 Michigan Avenue
877-352-8777
www.firekeeperscasinohotel.com

 

242

x

x

 

x

 

x

x

x

                     

Hampton Inn
1150 Riverside Drive
269-979-5577 Toll Free:  800-426-7866
www.hamptoninn.com

 

64

x

x

x

x

     

x

                     

Holiday Inn Battle Creek
12812 Harper Village Drive
269-979-0500 Toll Free:  800-465-4329
www.holidayinn.com/battlecreek

 

120

x

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

                     

Red Roof Inn
5050 Beckley Road
269-979-1100 Toll Free: 800-733-7663
www.redroof.com

 

116

x od

x

x

 

x

   

x

                     

Battle Creek Quality Inn  & Suites
11081 East Michigan Avenue
269-964-3000 Toll Free:  800-424-6423
www.qualityinn.com

 

90

x

 

x

x

 

x

x

x

                     

Courtyard by Marriott
12891 Harper Village Drive  
269-979-2900 Toll Free:  800-Marriot
www.marriott.com

 

102

x

x

 

x

 

x

x

x

                     

Travelodge
5395 Beckley Rd
(269) 979-1828 Toll Free 800-525-4055            www.travelodge.com/battle-creek-hotel

 

59

 

x

x

 

x

   

x

                     

Knights Inn
2595 Capital Ave SW
269-964-2600 Toll Free 800-843-5644            www.travelodge.com/battle-creek-hotel

 

63

x od

x

x

 

x

   

x

 

 

RV CAMPING

 

Turkeyville RV Park

 

Located on N Drive North

Marshall

(10 minute drive to auditorium)

 

Call 1-800-228-4315

Or

1-269-781-4293

For reservations and specials

 

 

OR

 

 

Cold Brook County Park

(RV Parking)

 

Located on MN Avenue

Kalamazoo County

(10 to 15 minute drive to auditorium)

 

Call 1-269-383-8778

For reservations and specials

 

 

PARKING INFORMATION

AT

2015 GRAND CHAPTER

BATTLE CREEK

 

HAMBLIN RAMP – (next to the Kellogg Arena)

“25” spaces available at $25.00 for the week.

(passes available at the entrance to the ramp)

(parking with the $25 pass is valid on only floors 2 through 5 of the ramp)

 

Standard Parking Rates in the Hamblin Ramp –

                                                Minutes                Rate

1st Hour                                   0-60                      Free

2nd Hour                                  61-120                  $2.00

3rd Hour                                   121-180                $3.50

4th Hour                                   181-240                $4.25

5th Hour                                   241-300                $5.00

6th Hour                                   301-360                $5.50

7th Hour                                   361-420                $5.75

8th +                                         Daily Max            $6.00

Spaces available – first come, first serve - busiest times between 7:00am and 5:00pm Monday – Thursday.

 

 

FULL BLAST (EAST & WEST LOTS)  –  (East lot - across the street from the McCamly Plaza Hotel.  West lot - across the street from the Hamblin Ramp.)

EAST LOT spaces available at $25.00 for the week.

WEST LOT spaces available at $20.00 for the week.

(passes available at the entrance to the Hamblin St. ramp)

 

 

JACKSON STREET PARKING RAMP – (North of Arena)

Spaces available at $25.00 for the week.

(passes available at the entrance to the Hamblin St. ramp)

 

 

MC CAMLY PLAZA HOTEL VALET

Spaces available at $10.00 per day (with and in out privileges).

(Valet parking available at the entrance to McCamly Plaza Hotel.)

 

 

 

2015 SCHEDULE OF REHEARSALS

(Subject to Change)

 

***REVISED***

 

 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2015 – KELLOGG ARENA

 

      12:00 p.m.             ESCORTING GRAND PAGES, GRAND CONDUCTRESS, ASSOCIATE GRAND

                                    CONDUCTRESS, GRAND CHAPLAIN, GRAND MARSHAL AND GRAND

                                    ORGANIST

 

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015 – KELLOGG ARENA

 

      8:00 a.m.   GRAND OFFICERS, GRAND COMMITTEE AND PERSONAL GRAND PAGES

 

      9:30 a.m.   PERSONAL GRAND PAGES, PROVING PAGES, GRAND GUARDS AND GUARDIANS

                        (who wish to participate)

 

      11:00 a.m. FLAG ESCORTS

 

      12:00 p.m. MEMORIAL PRACTICE  (All Grand Officers)

 

      1:30 p.m.   GRAND OFFICERS PRACTICE  (WGM’s Suite)

 

 

 

 

2015 SCHEDULE FOR GROUP PICTURES

THE “OUR TREASURED MEMORIES” SESSION

(To be in the picture, PLEASE be ready at your scheduled time.)

 

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015 – KELLOGG ARENA

 

11:00 a.m.       WORTHY MATRONS AND WORTHY PATRONS

 

11:15 a.m.       PROVING PAGES

 

11:30 a.m.       GRAND GUARDS AND GRAND GUARDIANS

 

11:45 a.m.       PERSONAL GRAND PAGES

 

12:00 p.m.       TRAVEL COMMITTEE

 

12:15 p.m.       GRAND REPRESENTATIVES

 

12:30 p.m.       GRAND COMMITTEE

 

1:00 p.m.         GRAND OFFICERS

 

ESCORTING GRAND PAGES, GRAND CONDUCTRESS

AND ASSOCIATE GRAND CONDUCTRESS

                        (immediately following Tuesday Afternoon Session)

 

6:30 p.m.         MICHIGAN’S PAST GRAND MATRONS

                        MICHIGAN’S PAST GRAND PATRONS

 

 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015 – KELLOGG ARENA

 

Just prior to the Installation of the Strickland-Abbey Grand Family

 

                        Grand Officers

                        Grand Committees

                        Travel Companions

                        Other Groups

 

NO PICTURES WILL BE TAKEN AFTER INSTALLATION!!

 

Please check your program booklet when you register at Grand Chapter for any possible changes or additions.

 

NOTE:  If you have a special group that would like to have a group picture taken, special arrangements can be made with the photographer at their table in the Grand Chapter Room.

 

 

F M Sam Wilcenski                                                                                                                               April 1, 2015

10696 Ferry Road

Charlevoix, MI 49720

 

Dear Brothers,

Our Worthy Grand Matron, Sister Patricia Ahl, has given me the responsibility for scheduling “East Ushers” for the “Our Treasured Memories” Session of Grand Chapter in October 2015.  The dates are October 13 through 15, 2015.

I, or a designated lead, will meet with the East Ushers on Tuesday morning 10/13/15 at noon behind the Grand Organist and each morning one half hour prior to the daily session beginning.  I will send schedules to all prior to the session, but will have additional copies available at that time.

East Ushers are brothers who assist our members up the incline when going to the East for introductions and reports.  They work in teams of four (4) for approximately 1 ½ hours during the Session.  Preferable dress is a Tux or dark suit and tie.

Please fill out the bottom portion of this letter and return it to me at the above address, if you are interested in participating.  You may also phone your response to me at 231-547-6755 or e-mail me at stuffed1spud@aol.com.

A timely response would be appreciated.

Fraternally,

 

Sam Wilcenski

_____ I am going to Grand Chapter and will be pleased to help in assisting as an East Usher

I am available on Tuesday afternoon______, Tuesday evening _____, Wednesday morning _____, Wednesday afternoon _____, Thursday morning _____, Thursday afternoon installation _____.

_____ Sorry, I will not be able to help this year.

Name: _______________________________________________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________________Zip _______________

Chapter Name and Number: _____________________________________________________________________

Write any special requests here: __________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

AN INVITATION TO SERVE AS A GRAND GUARD OR GUARDIAN

At the

“OUR TREASURED MEMORIES” SESSION

OF THE GRAND CHAPTER

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR OF MICHIGAN

OCTOBER 13-14-15, 2015

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

 

It gives us great pleasure to invite all Sisters and Brothers to serve as Grand Guards and Grand Guardians at our upcoming Grand Chapter Session.  To help with this very important job, it is not necessary that you are an Officer in your Chapter

 

All Brothers are asked to wear tuxedos or dark suits, and all Sisters are asked to wear a color formal of their choosing. 

 

IMPORTANT:  Please complete the forms below and return them to Brother Robert “Bob” Otte Grand Sentinel, as soon as possible.  Extra copies of this form may be made.

 

All who are serving as Grand Guards and Grand Guardians are asked to meet with our Grand Sentinel, Robert “Bob” Otte, on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the East at the Kellogg Arena.

 

 

Many Treasured Memories,

           

 

 

Patricia A. Ahl                                                                        Lawrence H. Van Norwick

Worthy Grand Matron                                                                        Worthy Grand Patron                                                

 

 

Send to:  Robert “Bob” Otte, 21305 Robinwood Street, Farmington, MI  48336-5082

(      ) I will serve as a Grand Guard                             (      ) I will serve as a Grand Guardian

 

Name ____________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Address ___________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Chapter Name and Number ___________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Send to:  Robert “Bob” Otte, 21305 Robinwood Street, Farmington, MI  48336-5082

 

(      ) I will serve as a Grand Guard                             (      ) I will serve as a Grand Guardian

 

Name ____________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Address ___________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Chapter Name and Number ___________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

AN INVITATION TO SERVE AS A SESSION NURSE

At the

“OUR TREASURED MEMORIES” SESSION

OF THE GRAND CHAPTER

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR OF MICHIGAN

OCTOBER 13-14-15, 2015

 

TO ALL REGISTERED NURSES, LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES AND MEDICAL ASSISTANTS

 

You are NEEDED to serve during our Convention in October.

 

We need to have you within the Grand Chapter room, to assist our members when the need arises, as you have so capably done in the past.  “The more hands, the lighter the load” is certainly true in this case – the more volunteers we have the fewer the hours any one person will need to work.

 

Nurses will be needed from Monday, October 13th through Installation Thursday, October 15th, 2015 during those times that there are Sessions or rehearsals in progress.  We want everyone to be assured that whenever any of our members are seated in the Auditorium someone is there if help is needed.

 

Please fill out the form below and send it to the First Aid Chairman as soon as possible.

 

Thank you for this very important contribution of Service to the members of our Order and to our visitors.

 

 

Patricia A. Ahl, Worthy Grand Matron

Lawrence H. VanNorwick, Worthy Grand Patron

 

MAIL TO:  Mr David Snider, 14685 Center Road, Bath, MI  48808  -  Phone (517) 641-6834

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

 

NAME________________________________________________________R.N.(   ) L.P.N.(   ) Med. Asst. (   )

 

ADDRESS ________________________________________________________________________________

 

CHAPTER ______________________________________________________________NO.______________

 

I will be attending on the following dates and would like to volunteer my services.

 

___________________________________________Times available__________________________________

 

___________________________________________Times available__________________________________

 

___________________________________________Times available__________________________________

 

 

 

ORGANIZED                              OCTOBER 30, 1867

Grand Chapter

 

Order of the Eastern Star

 

Of Michigan

 

May 2015

 

SESSION REGISTRATION VOLUNTEERS

 

TO ALL MICHIGAN MEMBERS:

 

If you would like to have something to do at Grand Chapter, we have an opportunity for you.  The registration of our members and guests requires many volunteers.  If you are willing to give some time, be it all day or for an hour or two, we know you will enjoy the experience. 

 

Registration volunteers are needed for Sunday, October 11 through Wednesday, October 14.  Volunteers are needed for the following Registration schedule:

 

            Sunday, October 11 - 12:00 noon through 3:00 p.m.

            Monday, October 12 – 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.

            Tuesday, October 13 – 9:00 a.m. until start of Evening Session

            Wednesday, October 14 – 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 noon, then only between Afternoon and Evening Sessions

THERE WILL BE NO THURSDAY REGISTRATION.

 

Please complete the form below and send it to the Registration Chairman no later than July 1, 2015.  The schedule will be sent to volunteers by August 30.

 

Thank you for this very important contribution of Service to the members of our Order and to our visitors.

 

 

 

Patricia A. Ahl, Worthy Grand Matron

Lawrence H. VanNorwick, Worthy Grand Patron

 

MAIL TO:  Mrs. Helen Milbourne, 13361 Turner Road, Grand Ledge, MI  48837-9504  Telephone (517) 649-8925

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

 

NAME___________________________________________________________________________________

 

ADDRESS _______________________________________________________________________________

 

CITY, STATE, ZIP ________________________________________________________________________

 

TELEPHONE NUMBER ___________________________________________________________________

 

CHAPTER ______________________________________________________________NO.______________

 

I would like to volunteer my services on the following date(s) and times.

 

___________________________________________Times available__________________________________

 

___________________________________________Times available__________________________________

 

___________________________________________Times available__________________________________

 

 

 

Notice:

 

This notice is from the Grand Chapter Paraphernalia Committee, Jim Wheeler, Chairman and Bill Moore Co-Chairman.

 

Sisters and Brothers, every year in the month of October our Chapters are called together to form Grand Chapter.  This year, 2015, there will be no difference.  Our Grand Chapter Session is a very important event in the history of the Order.

 

The planning is well under way with meetings and preparations through the year.  It takes many round-table consultations and committee members to plan for a successful Grand Chapter Session.  It is a labor of love from these devoted members.  Just image all the work you do to prepare to attend your Grand Chapter.

 

Imagine walking through the doors to your Grand Chapter Session and seeing an empty arena.  You can’t assume that all of our preparations and plans will be in place when we get to Battle Creek in October without the help of devoted members.

 

Bill and I have reviewed the list of volunteers in the past and we welcome you back.  Thank you for your dedication and years of service.  We understand that some of you cannot participate this year.  Therefore, Bill and I are sending this notice to the membership hoping to recruit a few members who can find the time to help set up and tear down Grand Chapter this year. 

 

If you are able to help, please contact the Grand Chapter Paraphernalia Committee with your name and contact information –

            Jim Wheeler, Chairman – 248-240-5294

            Bill Moore, Co-Chairman – moorebill356@yahoo.com – 989-326-0972

 

 

 

 

 

SUGGESTIONS FOR CHAPTER SECRETARY TO ASSIST

CHECKING OF BOOKS AT SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION

 

 

MINUTE BOOK

1) To aid the Instructor in locating items in the minutes, highlight the following in each month’s Stated Meeting minutes:

 

-     whether the meeting was opened in Long form or Short form.  This will help the Instructor  verify that no more than four Short form openings were used during the year.

 

–        the Treasurer’s report.  The beginning balance, total receipts (including interest), total disbursements (including bank charges), and ending balance as reported by the Treasurer at the meeting is required in each Stated Meeting minutes and must be typed within the minutes.

 

–        Exemplification of degrees.  Each Chapter must have two initiatories each year.  By highlighting that the meeting was an initiatory the two meetings can be quickly located.

 

2) List the officers present at each Stated meeting.  It helps if a count is given and highlighted.

(i.e.  15)

 

3) Audit Committee report (items on number 15 of the Audit Committee Guidelines) must be typed in the Annual Meeting minutes.  This is similar to the Treasurer’s monthly report - it would include:

Balance on hand at beginning of year

            Total income for current year (including interest)

            Total investments (Bonds, savings, CDs, etc.)

            Total disbursements for year including (bank charges)

            Balance on hand at end of year

 

4) The YEAR END BALANCE from the Audit Committee report typed in the Annual Meeting minutes MUST MATCH the following:

            a) Secretary’s Cash Book – ending balance for the year at close of books

            b) Treasurer’s Cash Book – ending balance for the year at close of books

            c) Page 3 – bottom line figure on the 990 Finance Report sent to Grand

   Chapter by October 31

d) Minute book Audit Committee report

 

5) Place a sticky note paper or paper clip on the top of the ANNUAL MEETING Minutes in the minute book. This will help to locate that meeting.  If the previous Annual Meeting minutes are also marked with a paper clip or sticky note the Instructor may easily locate the signature of last year’s instructor.

 

 

2014-15

GUIDELINES FOR AUDITING COMMITTEE

 

The Auditing Committee must be certain that all figures are entered in the closing analysis of the Secretary and Treasurer Cash Books.  Also that this same analysis is entered in the Minutes of the Annual meeting and the Minutes Book is signed by the Auditing Committee (3 members).

 

It is also the duty of this Committee to check the books of the Secretary and Treasurer to see that each month’s business is properly ruled and the balance forwarded to begin the next month’s business.

 

Additional items to be checked by the Auditing Committee:

 

1.      Total amount of dues received by the Secretary (See                       $ ________________________

         Secretary’s Cash Book)

 

2.      Total amount of dues recorded on Dues Receipt Stubs (See             $ ________________________

         Secretary’s record)

 

3.      Does Number 1 and Number 2 agree?                                          Yes ________________________

         If  “yes”, this is a sufficient check                                                 No ________________________

         If “no”, check Membership Dues Record (Secretary)

 

4.      If “yes” in 3 above, spot check Membership Record to see

         if dues are properly recorded.

 

5.      Were dues notices mailed by the Secretary thirty days or

         more prior to October 1?                                                                     ________________________

 

6.      Were the names of all those in arrears two years or more,

         stating amount of indebtedness, read in open Chapter at

         the September meeting and the same recorded in the minutes?            ________________________

 

7.      Do receipts in the Secretary’s Cash Book agree with the

         Treasurer’s Cash Book?                                                                       ________________________

 

8.      Do disbursements in the Secretary’s Cash Book agree with

         the Treasurer’s Cash Book?                                                                 ________________________

 

9.      Are all receipts properly recorded and itemized at each

         regular meeting –   in the Secretary’s Minutes?                                    ________________________

                                       in the Secretary’s Cash Book?                               ________________________

                                       in the Treasurer’s Cash Book?                               ________________________

 

10.    Are all disbursements properly recorded and itemized at each

         regular meeting -    in the Secretary’s Minutes?                                    ________________________

                                       in the Secretary’s Cash Book?                               ________________________

                                       in the Treasurer’s Cash Book?                               ________________________

 

11.    Does check book balance agree with the Secretary’s and

         Treasurer’s record?                                                                              ________________________

         (Outstanding checks should be accounted for in making

         this determination.)

 

12.    Does the Savings Account and/or other investment book balance(s)

         agree with the Secretary and Treasurer’s record?                                 ________________________

 

13.    Does the Secretary’s record of cash balance, agree, with the

         Treasurer’s record of cash balance                                                        _______________________

 

14.    Are all orders properly signed by the Worthy Matron and the

         Secretary?                                                                                              _______________________

 

15.    The Auditing Committee’s report should be in writing so that it can be

         entered in the minutes.  This report should be in substantially the

         following form:

 

ENTER THE FOLLOWING AUDIT COMMITTEE REPORT

IN THE CHAPTER ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES

 

         Cash Balance – Beginning of Year          $ ___________________

         Savings Account(s)  (List)                          ___________________

         Certificates of Deposit (C.D.s)                   ___________________

         Other ______________________            ___________________

 

         Total Cash and Investments – Beginning of Year                         $_________________________

 

 

         Add:  Total Receipts (Include Interest

                                                 on Savings Accts, C.D.s, Etc.)                   _________________________

 

         Total Receipts plus Cash and Investments                                      _________________________

 

 

 

         Less:  Total Disbursements (Include Bank Charges)                          _________________________

 

 

 

         Total Cash and Investments – End of Year                                   $________________________*

 

 

 

         Cash Balance – End of Year                   $ __________________

         Savings Account(s) (List)                           __________________

         Certificates of Deposits (C.D.s)                 __________________

         Other Investments ________________     __________________

 

 

         The Balance of these accounts should be in accord with

         above “Total Cash and Investments - End of Year” balance.      $________________________*