June mailing from the Grand Secretary
ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR
Dear Secretary: June 2014
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. REMINDER - NO JULY OR AUGUST MAILINGS – Next one will be September.
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.
2) ELECTED BOARD VACANCIES. (1 page) This is to be read in its entirety to your members at the stated meeting of your Chapter.
3) INFORMATION LETTER FROM GRAND SECRETARY. (1 page) This is to be read to your members at the stated meeting of your Chapter.
SUMMARIZE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING COMMUNICATIONS at your Stated Meeting:
4) MULTI-STATE. (1 page) This is a reminder that Michigan is hosting this fun event. It is open to all members.
5) FANTASTICALLY FUN FILLED FALL FESTIVAL (5F) DAY. (1 page) The committee is planning ahead to Fall and would everyone to put this fun event on their calendars.
READ AT LEAST THE FOLLOWING UNDERLINED TITLE at your Stated Meeting:
6) WORTHY GRAND MATRON’S ITINERARY. (3 Pages) Please remind the members you have this information.
7) CONVENTION MATERIAL – Please make copies of the following, as needed.
A) SOCIAL EVENTS FORMS. (1 page, double-sided) Reservations for the evens listed on this form are to be sent to Barbara Rocque. DEADLINE – SEPTEMBER 20, 2014
B) PRE-REGISTRATION FORM. (1 page) Encourage your members to register early.
C) GRAND CHAPTER HEADQUARTER HOTEL HOUSING FORM. (1 page form for those members staying 2 or more nights at the Headquarter Hotel.) DEADLINE – AUGUST 31, 2014
D) RV PARKING FOR OUR SESSION. (1 page) Please provide this information to your members with RV’s.
E) MAPS OF AREA. (3 pages) To assist members attending Grand Chapter. Please remind your members who are not staying at the Headquarter Hotels – they need to make their own reservations directly with a hotel/motel, they will need the list.
F) SCHEDULE OF REHEARSALS AND GROUP PICTURES. (1 page, double-sided) Please POST THIS and notify those members involved in the formations and group pictures.
G) INVITATION TO SERVE AS GRAND GUARD AND GRAND GUARDIAN. (1 page) Please encourage your members to participate in their Grand Chapter Session. This invitation is extended to ALL members, whether or not they are officers in your Chapter.
H) APPEAL FOR NURSES AT OUR CONVENTION. (1 page) Encourage your members with medical training, to sign up and give their support in this important activity of our Session.
I) REGISTRATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. (1 page) If any of your members are interested in volunteering for a short time to help register our members and guests at Grand Chapter, please have them return this form.
SECRETARY – Please read the following to your members at your Stated Meeting:
Pages 18 & 21 PGM Carol Webber has a new address and cell number.
Page 57 Scottville-Ludington Chapter No. 327 Secretary Diane Swathwood has a new email.
GRAND CHAPTER CONVENTION
CONVENTION FORMS ON WEB SITE - The 2014 Grand Chapter Convention information and forms are located on the website at mioes.org. Members, with access to the internet, may print their own forms.
GRAND CHAPTER REGISTRATION WILL AGAIN BE AT THE HOTEL!!!!! Registration will be held in the
Custer Room at McCamly Plaza Hotel.
BALLOTS AT GRAND CHAPTER - All members wishing to receive a ballot to vote at Grand Chapter must be registered by noon on Wednesday, October 15 (NO EXCEPTIONS). Members registering after 12 o’clock noon on Wednesday will not receive a ballot.
MEALS. Buffets in the atrium and Barlycorns menu meals will be available along with various restaurants in the downtown area.
GRAND CHAPTER HOUSING – IMPORTANT!!!!! Reservations for the Headquarter Hotel (McCamly Plaza Hotel) MUST be made through Barbara Rocque using the Housing Form. RESERVATIONS FOR ALL OTHER HOTELS/MOTELS are to be made by the member directly with the facility of their choice. Housing at the Headquarter Hotel is limited to Wojack-Miller Grand Family, Past Grand Matrons, Past Grand Patrons, Honorary and Honored Life Members of Michigan Grand Chapter and Distinguished Guests staying two (2) or more nights. After Distinguished Guests, rooms are available based on needs and then first come, first serve basis.
ONLY CURRENT 2015 DUES RECEIPTS (CARDS) WILL BE ACCEPTED -All members must show their 2015 when registering at Grand Chapter in October. Be sure to obtain your 2015 card from your secretary before leaving for Grand Chapter.
PARKING – we haven’t confirmed this. WATCH THE SEPTEMBER MAILING FOR DETAILS.
SICKNESS AND DISTRESS
- Grand WarderTom Huis was involved in an automobile accident on May 8. Fortunately he was wearing his seatbelt and his injuries were non-life threatening. He took it easy for a couple of days and is back on the road again.
“Thank you to everyone who sent cards to me. It’s such a joy to hear from friends I haven’t seen in so long. Sure pray I’ll get to make it up for Grand Chapter before too long. Michigan members are the best ever. Much Love and Sunshine, Shirley Alessi, P.G.M.”
“Thank you for all the cards, calls and prayers during my surgeries a couple months ago. It is great to be remembered and it certainly brightens the days. Eveline Karnowski, P.G.M.”
SECRETARY – The following information is for you and does not need to be read to your members:
RITUALS WITH CORRECTIONS – DISCOUNTED FURTHER
The Executive Board approved a further discount on the supply of 2009 Rituals while supplies last. The corrections are already pasted in the Rituals so they are ready to go. Prices for these corrected Rituals are: Green (sm print) $16ea; White & Navy (lg print) $20ea.
DUES NOTICE FORMS (NO. 21 AND NO. 21A)
We expect the 2014 forms to be ready by the end of June. This is a reminder to order your supply of Dues Notice Forms, No. 21 and Notice to Life Members Form No. 21A – in accordance with the Law, Page 63, Section 24 – Duties of the Secretary, number 3. Current dues receipts expire on September 30, you should be prepared to send these notices to your members in August. PLEASE NOTE: You MUST use the official 8 ½” x 11” forms which show the date (2014-2015) in the lower-right corner. These forms will also be available hopefully by the end of June on the website (mioes.org). If you desire the paper version of the forms, please contact the Grand Chapter office.
Have an enjoyable summer!
Mary A. Ivey, Grand Secretary
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Warm Spring Wishes Sisters and Brothers,
As I write this, we have just returned from the sunny south where we experienced warm weather, beautiful flowers and green, green grass. We hope to have brought signs of spring back to Michigan. Much deserved after our long, long winter.
The Grand Family traveled the state from east to west and south to north during the past month. We attended County Associations, exemplified degrees and honored many of our members. Good times were enjoyed at each of these meetings. We soon will be traveling to the Upper Peninsula for our annual visit, attending Cloverland Association, again exemplifying degrees and completing our last School of Instruction. If you have a school to make-up, plan a vacation and join us.
Our youth groups will be holding their Grand Sessions in the coming months. We are so proud of the accomplishments of these young men and women, the work they do and the projects they complete. Brother Fred and I will be attending Rainbow Grand Assembly, Job’s Daughters Grand Bethel and DeMolay Conclave to show our appreciation to them. August brings Multi-State to Michigan. This is a gathering of members from many surrounding states for a night of friendship and entertainment. Make plans now to participate and to find out why “It’s not easy being Green”.
Plans are being made for our Grand Chapter Session. This year we will be honored by many visitors including the Most Worthy Grand Matron and Most Worthy Grand Patron as well as many of the General Grand Officers. This is an exciting time in Michigan and we hope that you will come to help us give them a warm Michigan welcome. Legislation will be presented that will affect our chapters. Make yourself familiar with these proposed changes. Remember that you are the Grand Chapter and you, as members, determine our law.
Our sincere wish to all for a happy Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and all the activities of the summer months.
In Fraternal Friendship,
Norma A. Wojack Frederick D. Miller
Worthy Grand Matron Worthy Grand Patron
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TO THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE
SUBORDINATE CHAPTERS OF MICHIGAN
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
This is to notify you of the following vacancies to be filled on the Elected Boards of Grand Chapter.
Benevolence Board – the term of this position is four years and it must be filled by a Past Grand Patron. Past Grand Patron David O. Bradley is nominated to succeed himself on the Benevolence Board.
Educational Board – the term of this position is three years and it must be filled by a Past Grand Patron. Past Grand Patron H. William Moerdyk is nominated to succeed himself on the Educational Board.
Sincerely and fraternally,
Mary A. Ivey, Grand Secretary
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To: All Michigan Eastern Star Members
The Session Committees have been hard at work to facilitate your attendance at Michigan’s 148th Grand Chapter “Our World of Knowledge” Session. This June circular contains forms to pre-register, secure housing and make reservations for Grand Chapter social events. Please make additional copies as needed. For your convenience, these forms may be obtained on our website: www.mioes.org
If you are staying at a facility other than the Headquarter Hotel – you must make your reservations directly with that facility. A list of housing facilities in Battle Creek is included in this packet. All Headquarter Hotel reservations must be made through the Reservations Chairman, Barbara Rocque, using the form in this packet – deadline is August 31, 2014.
Please note the deadline for pre-registration and all social events reservations is September 20, 2014. No refund requests will be accepted after September 20. Requests for refunds before September 20 must be made in writing to the Grand Secretary. For those who choose to pre-register, complete one Pre-Registration Form per person and include the $15.00 registration fee.
Reservations for social events (Past Grand’s Banquet, Monday Banquet, PAGO Luncheon and Michigander Breakfast) must be made using the Social Events Registration form. Reservations for social events cannot be accepted if not on the social events forms. Simply indicate the number of reservations you are making for each event to be attended and total the amount due. The Michigander Breakfast is the only event issuing tickets this year and they may be picked up at Grand Chapter.
Enclose one check or money order, in U.S. Funds, to cover Pre-Registration and Social Events. Make your check or money order payable to Grand Chapter O.E.S. of Michigan. Please note your Chapter name and number in the check memo. The check, along with your completed forms, should be returned to Mrs. Barbara Rocque, Registration Committee, PO Box 318, Naubinway, MI 49762. Telephone (906) 477-6840; Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We appreciate your cooperation and hope this procedure makes your registration easier. If you have any questions, please contact me. We look forward to greeting you at our 148th Grand Chapter Session.
Mary A. Ivey, Grand Secretary
THE GRAND CHAPTER OF MICHIGAN
CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND
THE "IT'S NOT EASY BEING GREEN"
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014
AT THE LANSING CENTER
333 E. MICHIGAN AVENUE
LANSING, MI 48933
REGISTRATION 5:00 PM
SOCIAL HOUR 5:00 - 6:00 PM
DINNER 6:30 PM
PROGRAM TO FOLLOW
RESERVATIONS WITH REMITTANCE OF $40.00 TO:
23240 BERKLEY ST
OAK PARK, MI 48237-2031
PLEASE INCLUDE NAMES AND TITLES FOR ALL RESERVATIONS
ALL CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO: GRAND CHAPTER OF MICHIGAN, OES
DEADLINE AUGUST 9, 2014
NO REFUNDS AFTER AUGUST 9, 2014
Fantastically Fun Filled
DeMolay Jobs Rainbow Eastern Star
Join us for a day of
Fun & Fellowship
$5 per person
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Noon - 4 pm
4925 E. Grand River Avenue
Howell, MI 48843
Worthy Grand Matron’s Itinerary
06 Consolidation of Hazel Park into Royal Oak @ Royal Oak 7:00pm
07 Past Grand Matrons and Past Grand Patrons Exemplification. Ypsilanti Masonic Temple
5752 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti Mi 48197. Registration 11am. Lunch 12n. Exempt 1:00pm.
Reservation with check payable to Ypsilanti Chapter #119. $10.00 by May 27th. To: Donelda
Hughes. Attire: Formal
11 Reception for Janet Denslow, Grand Representative of Massachusetts in Michigan.
Rockford Sportsman Club. 11115 Northland Dr., NE. Rockford Mi 49341. Registration 5:00pm
Dinner 6:00pm. Program at 7:00pm. $18.00 payable to Rockford Chapter #215 and send to
Dixie Wells By May 28th. Attire: Formal
12-14 Indiana Grand Chapter
14 Murder Mystery Dinner and Silent Auction. Masonic Pathways, 1200 Wright Ave., Alma 48801
Registration 4:30pm. Program 5:30pm. Dinner at 6:00pm. $22.00. Reservation with remittance
by June 2nd to Sheryl Morrison, GGCCM Shrine Charities & PGM. Dress: OES Casual. All Proceeds stay in Michigan for GGCC Shrine Charities.
16 Wolverine District Association. Indian River Masonic Activities Building. 5470 S. Straits Hwy.
Indian River. 49749. Registration 10am. Program 11:00am. Lunch 1:00pm. $12.00
Payable to Wolverine District Association. Send to Donna Anderson, By June 7, 2014. Attire: Formal
17 Reception and GOEX: Marquette Masonic Center, 128 W. Washington Street., Marquette 49855.
Honoring: Ronald Rogowski, Grand Marshal. Anne Rydholm, Bookstore Sales Committee.
Ruth Broemer, Grand Representative of North Dakota. Roxanne Rogowski, Grand Representative
of Saskatchewan. Registration: 4:00pm. Dinner at 6:00pm. GOEX at 7:30pm.
$20.00 payable to Presque Isle Chapter #403 and send to Roberta Peterson- Due by 6/1. Attire: Formal.
18-19 Cloverland District Association. Holiday Inn, 1951 US 41 West, Marquette Mi 49855.
6/18 registration 3:00pm. Session Practices begin at 3:00pm. Dinner at 6:00pm. $22.00
Formal opening 7:30pm. 6/19 registration 8:00am. Business Session 9:00am. Luncheon at
12n. $12.00. Closing at 1:00pm. Installation to follow. Deadline for reservations by 6/5/14
all meal reservations with remittance to Roxanne Rogowski, Secretary #511. Attire: Formal.
19 School of Instruction 4:00pm. Cloverland at Marquerette
20 Michigander Club. Ramada Inn 412 W. Washington Street, Marquette, Mi. Call for room reservations to 906-228-6000. Registration 10:30am. Lunch 12n. $11.50 Meeting to Follow.
Payable to Michigander, send to Phyllis Haynor. By June 11th.
21 Queen of the North Chapter #82. Hawaiian Picnic honoring, Andrea McColl, Goin’ to the Dogs
Committee. Registration 11:00am. Lunch 12n. Masonic Center, 3443 S Seymour Rd., Sault Ste
Marie 49783. Reservation for count only by 6/13 to Virginia Hobaugh
23 Consolidation of Davison into Nourmahal at Nourmahal 7:00pm.
26-28 Grand AssemblyMeetings - Masonic Pathways Doig Chapel - Alma Headquarters - Mt. Pleasant Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel & Conference Center Schedule of Events (subject to change) Wednesday, June 25th Grand Assembly Housing - 4p - 7p - Comfort Inn Banquet Tickets & Grand Assembly - 4p - 7p - Comfort Inn Rehearsals for Grand Family Members - 7p - 10p - Comfort Inn "Monkeys' Munchies" (for Grand Family Members) - 10p - Comfort Inn Thursday, June 26th Rehearsals Grand Representatives & Officers - 8:30a - 11a - Alma Masonic Temple "Monkeys' Munchies & Merriment" - 11a - 1p - Alma Masonic Temple Grand Pages - 11:30a - 12:30p - Comfort Inn "Singing Monkeys" State Grand Choir - 1:30p - 2:30p - Comfort Inn Voting Delegates and Endorsees Meeting - 2:30p - Comfort Inn Housing, Banquet Tickets and Grand Assembly Registration - 11a - 2p, 3:30p - 4:30p - Comfort Inn "Queens of the Forest" Formal Banquet - 4:30p - Comfort Inn Grand Assembly Registration - 7:00p - Masonic Pathways Opening of the 86th Grand Assembly - Masonic Pathways "Walk the Yellow Brick Road" Reception - Masonic Pathways Friday, June 27th Breakfast - 6a - 8:45a - Comfort Inn Grand Assembly Registration - 9a - Masonic Pathways "The Lollipop Guild" Pledge Pool Party - 9a - 11:30a - Comfort Inn Opening, Devotional, Initiation, Roll Call and Service to Rainbow - 9:30a - Masonic Pathways "The Munchkin Land Wonders" Awards Luncheon - 12:30p - Masonic Pathways Masonic Pathways Resident Visit - 1:45p - 2:15p - Masonic Pathways "The Lollipop Guild" Pledge Activity - 2:30p - 5:30p - Masonic Pathways Voting Credentials - 2:30p - Masonic Pathways Memorial, Devotional, Elections, Balloting, Grand Representatives Parade - 3:00p - Masonic Pathways "There's No Place Like Bowling" Party - 6:30p - 10:00p - Chippewa Lanes, Mt. Pleasant Saturday, June 28th Breakfast - 6:00a - 9:30a - Comfort Inn Grand Cross Set Up & Rehearsal - 8:00a - Masonic Pathways Grand Assembly Registration - 9a - 9:30a - Masonic Pathways Grand Cross Designates - 9:00a - Masonic Pathways Grand Cross Investiture - 9:30a - Masonic Pathways All attending must have Grand Assembly Registration and Grand Cross of Color card for admission Grand Cross Brunch - 10:30a - Masonic Pathways Grand Assembly Registration - 11:30a - 12p - Masonic Pathways Grand Assembly Closing Session - 12p - Masonic Pathways Majority Service, Devotional, Official Closing, "The Lollipop Guild" Pledge Presentation, Appointments, Scholarships Grand Assembly Installation Rehearsal - 7:15p - Masonic Pathways Grand Assembly Installation - 8:00p - Masonic Pathways Registration $15.00 per person - required to attend any Rainbow meeting except for Saturday Installation Reservations Due by May 14, 2014 Contact Joanne Daugherty for Banquet Questions joannehogan1 @ gmail.com or 313 575 1119 Contact Shirley Kaspari for Housing Questions LCorporati @ aol.com or 313 622 4348
30 Reception. Prairie Creek Golf & Banquet Center, 800 E Webb Dr., Dewitt Mi 48820
Honoring: Don Morrow, Grand Chaplain. Cynthia Harkins, Senior Editor Starliner Journal
Michael Waldo, Grand Soloist. Karlyn Cierlik, Chairman Book Store Sales. Jerry Orsborn,
Grand Representative of the District of Columbia in Michigan. Registration 5:00pm.
Dinner at 6:00pm. Honoring at 7:00pm. $12.00 payable to Wacousta Chapter #133
Send to DeAnn Openlander, Secretary no later than 6/16. No Phone Calls. Attire: OES Casual – Summer (no shorts)
All questions about the Worthy Grand Matron’s itinerary should be directed to her secretary
Carrie Welsh (517) 279-9694 or cell (517) 974-8513
GRAND CHAPTER INFORMATION is available on the website.