June mailing from the Grand Secretary

GRAND CHAPTER

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR

OF MICHIGAN

June 2015

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.  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 pg)  This is to be read in its entirety to your members at the stated meeting of your Chapter.

2)      ELECTED BOARD VACANCIES.  (1 pg)  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 pg)  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)      ROB MORRIS LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE LETTER.  (1 pg)  Please consider a donation to keep the  history of our Order preserved.

5)      FANTASTICALLY FUN FILLED FALL FESTIVAL (5F) DAY.  (1 page)  Mark your calendar and join in the fun with our Youth.

 

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

 

6)  WORTHY GRAND MATRON’S ITINERARY.  (2 dbl-sided pgs)  Remind the members you have this information.

7)   CONVENTION MATERIAL – Please make copies of the following, as needed.

      A)  SOCIAL EVENTS FORMS. (1 dbl-sided pg)  Reservations for the events listed on this form are to be sent to Jill Cherwinski.  DEADLINE – SEPTEMBER 20, 2015

      BPRE-REGISTRATION FORM. (1 pg)  Encourage your members to register early.  

      C)  GRAND CHAPTER HEADQUARTERS HOTEL HOUSING FORM. (1 pg form for those members staying 2 or more nights at the Headquarter Hotel.)  DEADLINE – AUGUST 31, 2015

      D)  LIST OF OTHER HOUSING  AVAILABLE(1 dbl-sided pg)  Housing other than the Headquarters Hotel.  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.

      E)  RV PARKING FOR OUR SESSION.  (1 pg)  Please provide this information to your members with RV’s.

      F)   MAPS OF AREA. (2 pg)  These maps show restaurants in the area and other points of interest.

      G)  CONVENTION PARKING.  (2 pg)  List of parking options and a map showing available parking and cost.  Please share this information with your members.

      H)  SCHEDULE OF REHEARSALS AND GROUP PICTURES.  (1 pg, dbl-sided)  Please POST THIS and notify those members involved in the formations and group pictures. 

      I)  INVITATION TO SERVE AS AN EAST USHER.  (1 pg)  Share this information with Brothers planning to attend Grand Chapter.

      J)   INVITATION TO SERVE AS GRAND GUARD AND GRAND GUARDIAN.  (1 pg)  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.

      K)  APPEAL FOR NURSES AT OUR CONVENTION. (1 pg)  Encourage your members with medical training, to sign up and give their support in this important activity of our Session.

      L)  REGISTRATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.   (1 pg)  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.

      M)  SET UP/TEAR DOWN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.  (1pg)  Please share this request with your members.

 

DIRECTORY UPDATES

Page 13 – Legal Advisor Diana Bare, phone number correction.

Page 16 – Variety Show Chairman John Strader, cell number correction –

Page 20 PGM Jean Bateman has new apartment number

Page 23 PGP David Bradley has an address change

Page 26 if you added Greta Erbes to this page she has new telephone number, if you added Phyllis Haynor to this page she has a new address

Page 60 – Paw Paw-Lawton Chapter Secretary Phyllis Haynor has a new address, telephone and email remains unchanged.

 

SICKNESS AND DISTRESS

-Phillip Kilgour, husband of Grand Chapter Legal Advisor Diana Bare, has been battling cancer for several years. However after a nasty fall several weeks ago, a new vicious and aggressive cancer developed.   Phillip is currently in Hospice.  Cards and notes to Phillip and Diana.

 

GRAND CHAPTER CONVENTION

CONVENTION FORMS ON WEB SITE - The 2015 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 14 (NO EXCEPTIONS).  Members registering after 12 o’clock noon on Wednesday will not receive a ballot.                                                                                                                    

 

MEALS.  Buffet and menu meals will be available as in the past along with the various restaurants in the downtown area.

 

GRAND CHAPTER HOUSING – IMPORTANT!!!!! Reservations for the Headquarter Hotel (McCamly Plaza Hotel) MUST be made 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 Ahl-VanNorwick 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 2016 DUES RECEIPTS (CARDS) WILL BE ACCEPTED -All members must show their 2016 when registering at Grand Chapter in October.  Be sure to obtain your 2016 card from your secretary before leaving for Grand Chapter.

 

SECRETARY – The following information is for you and does not need to be read to your members:

 

RITUALS

General Grand Chapter is not printing any additional Rituals until after the 2015 Triennial this November.  Once the supply of 2012 Rituals available at Michigan’s Grand Chapter Office is exhausted, we will be unable to order again until the new 2015-2018 Rituals are printed and available through General Grand Chapter.

 

The Executive Board approved a further discount on the 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) $10ea; White & Navy (lg print) $15ea.

 

DUES NOTICE FORMS (NO. 21 AND NO. 21A)

We expect the 2015 forms to be ready by the end of June.  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 (2015-2016) in the lower-right corner.  These forms will 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

 

 

Grand Chapter

Order of the Eastern Star

Of Michigan

                                                                                                     

                                                                June, 2015

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

 

What a great time of year this is!   We are able to be outside and enjoy all types of gatherings with our families, friends and have the windows and doors open once again.

 

Our trip to Ontario for MI-ONT Friendship Night was a big success.  About 60 from our great State attended.  The Michigan Grand Officers exemplified and we were entertained by both groups of Appointed Nine, who were very entertaining.  In August, we are planning to go back to Ontario for their 100th Grand Chapter and we definitely want to fill another bus so we are able to celebrate with them.  Please give some thought to helping them celebrate their milestone.  Watch for flyers for this trip.

 

Please keep in mind our Variety Show that will benefit our Pathways’s and Service Dog projects.  It sounds like they have a great show planned. 

 

We would appreciate having a great attendance again this year at the Pathway’s picnic for the residents on August 1st.  We had very good representation of OES last year and we would like to continue this level of support.

 

Our Youth Groups will be having their Grand Sessions during the summer and we encourage you to plan on attending to support them.

 

Please note:  Included in your packet is a letter from General Grand Chapter regarding the Rob Morris Little Red School House restoration.  Your Executive Board has donated $1000.00 to the project and we hope our Chapters and members will consider donating as well.  Mail donations to the address included in the letter.  Every little bit will help.

 

Many treasured memories,

Patricia A. Ahl                                                                                    Lawrence H. VanNorwick

Worthy Grand Matron                                                                                    Worthy Grand Patron

 

 

 

 

Grand Chapter

Order of the Eastern Star

Of Michigan

 

June 2015

 

 

 

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 Patron.  Past Patron Robert Boepple will not be succeeding himself on the Benevolence Board.     

 

Educational Board – the term of this position is three years and it must be filled by a Past Grand Matron.  Past Grand Matron Priscilla Hankins is nominated to succeed herself on the Educational Board.

 

 

Sincerely and fraternally,

 

Mary A. Ivey, Grand Secretary

 

 

Grand Chapter

Order of the Eastern Star

Of Michigan

 

June 2015

 

To:  All Michigan Eastern Star Members

 

The Session Committees have been hard at work to facilitate your attendance at Michigan’s 149th  Grand Chapter “Our Treasured Memories” 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 Committee, using the form in this packet – deadline is August 31, 2015.

 

Please note the deadline for pre-registration and all social events reservations is September 20, 2015.  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. Jill Cherwinski, 10477 Willard Road, Montrose, MI  48457-9410.  Telephone  (810) 639-5864; Email  adah19992000@yahoo.com.

 

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 149th  Grand Chapter Session.

 

Fraternally,

 

Mary A. Ivey, Grand Secretary

 

 

 

Grand Chapter of Mississippi

Order of the Eastern Star

5685 Valley Road

Meridian, Mississippi 39307

 

February 12, 2015

 

Marie Smith, GGCCM, PGM

Grand Secretary Pro Tem

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

 

For 167 years, our “Rob Morris” Little Red Schoolhouse has withstood the elements of time. This historical monument, located in Mississippi at Richland on Highway 17 in Holmes County, is a treasured landmark of bygone years. Few people outside the county, other that Eastern Star members, are aware of the fact that this is the birthplace of the Order of the Eastern Star and the first Masonic College in the country and should be a must on any tourist map.

 

The Schoolhouse property was deeded to the Mississippi Grand Chapter in 1968. Then on November 10, 1970, The Eureka Masonic College, (Rob Morris Little Red Schoolhouse, O.E.S. Shrine) was officially placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the early 1980’s, the Grand Chapter of Mississippi received a preservation grant to restore the Rob Morris Little Red Schoolhouse. Since that time, the upkeep of the property has been the responsibility of Mississippi Grand Chapter.

 

There are some serious repairs that need to be made to the School. The expense of these repairs have become excessive and more than what we can handle on our own. It is difficult to ask other Grand Jurisdictions to make a contribution. We are hoping that they will want to keep our heritage alive for other generations to appreciate. We are hoping that the information and history of the Schoolhouse will encourage them to participate in this endeavor. We want to keep this wonderful and historic landmark in existence for many years to come.

 

Fraternally,

Marie Smith

Grand Secretary Pro Tem

 

 

 

Fantastically Fun Filled

Fall Festival

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Noon – 4:00pm

 

Held at

International Society

4925 E Grand River Avenue

Howell, MI 48843

 

Cost: $5.00 per person

Food, Games, Activities

 

DeMolay – Jobs – Rainbow – Eastern Star

 

Join us for a day of Fun & Fellowship!

 

 

 

Worthy Grand Matron’s Itinerary

June 2015

 

 

5    School of Instruction - Traverse Bay Host Chapter - Audit Books: 5:30 p.m., Start time: Promptly at 7:00 p.m., 13360 S West Bay Shore Dr., Traverse City, MI 49684. This school is for the following Chapters: Benzie Area, Lake City, Osceola, Sherman, Waldo, Charlevoix, Traverse Bay, Scottville-Ludington, Queen of the North. Attire: OES Casual and Formal for Grand Officers.

 

6    Past Grand Matrons’ and Past Grand Patrons’ Exemplification. Hosted by Traverse Bay Area Chapter #147, Location: 13360 S. West Bayshore Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684

Registration: 10:00 a.m., Lunch: Noon, Exemplification: 2:00 p.m., Reservations with remittance of $15.00, Payable to: Traverse Bay Area #147, Deadline: 6/1/15. Mail to: Colleen Wilcenski. Attire: Formal.

 

13  America Chapter #234 - G.O.E.X. & Reception for Connie Kilburn, Grand Representative of Arizona in Michigan, Ahl-VanNorwick Grand Family, Wojack-Miller Grand Family, Location: 3661 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI 49022, Luncheon: Noon, G.O.E.X.: 2:00 p.m., Lunch RSVP for count only (no charge) to: Cheryl Ladd. Attire: Formal

 

15  Wolverine District Association 99th Annual Meeting, Hosted by: Grayling Chapter #83, 304 E. Michigan Ave. (next to Movie Theatre). Registration: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Registration: $0.50, Opening Session: 11:00 a.m. Luncheon: 1:00 p.m. Cost: $12.00, Afternoon Session: 2:00 p.m.,

Reservations with remittance to: Donna Anderson, Secretary, Payable to: Wolverine District Association, Attire: OES Casual.

 

16  Ida Chapter #54 and Luce Chapter #364 invite you to a Dinner Reception and 1867 Degree Presentation Honoring Meg Wnuk, Grand Chaplain, and Margaret Brubacker, Grand Representative of Alabama in MI and recognizing Janet Johnson, Notes of Cheer. Location: 1st Baptist Church, 319 Walnut St., Manistique, MI 49854. Registration: 3:30 p.m., Dinner: 5:00 p.m., Program: 7:30 p.m. at the Manistique Masonic Temple, 210 S. Cedar St., Manistique, MI 49854. Cost: $18.00, Payable to: Ida Chapter #54. Deadline: 6/6/15. Attire: Formal.

 

17  School of Instruction - Ida Chapter Hosts - Audit: 1:00 p.m., Start Time: 2:00 p.m., Location: 210 S. Cedar St, Manistique MI 49854. This school is for the following Chapters: Presque Isle, Ida, Iron Mountain, Maplewood, Munising, Nagaunee, Trillium, Luce. Attire: OES Casual and Formal for Grand Officers.

 

17  100th Session of the Cloverland District Association - Honoring Ahl-VanNorwick Grand Family.

Day 1 - Registration: 4:30 p.m. at the 1st Baptist Church, 319 Walnut St., Manistique, MI 49854. Cost: $2.00, Banquet: 6:00 p.m. Cost: $18.00. The 100th Session will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 210 S. Cedar Street, Manistique followed by a Memorial Service. Attire: Formal

 

18  100th Session of the Cloverland District Association - Honoring Ahl-VanNorwick Grand Family.

Day 2 - Location: Masonic Temple, 210 S Cedar St., Manistique, MI 49854. Registration: 8:00 a.m.

Session: 9:00 a.m. Location: 1st Baptist Church, 319 Walnut Street, Manistique, MI

Lunch: Noon, Cost: $13.00, Attire: OES Casual

 

Summary of Costs for the 2-Day Cloverland Event:

$2.00 Registration fee due at time of registration

$18.00 - Banquet Wed. 6/17/15, Attire: Formal

$13.00 - Luncheon on Thurs. 6/18/15, Attire: OES Casual

Payable to: Ida Chapter #54, Deadline: 6/1/15

 

19  Michigander Club Meeting – Hosted by Traverse Bay Area Chapter #147, Location: 13360 S. West Bayshore Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684. Registration: 12:00 p.m., Lunch: 1:00 p.m., Cost: $12.00, Payable to: Michigander Club, Reservations with remittance to: Bernice McSweyn. Deadline: 6/10/15. Attire: OES Casual

 

20  OES Variety Show – Location: Doig Chapel, Masonic Pathways, 1204 Wright Ave., Alma, MI 48801. Basket Donations Delivery: 12:30 p.m., Registration and Appetizers: 1:00 p.m., Show: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Advance Registration: $20, Cost at door: $25, Payable to: Grand Chapter of Michigan, Remit to: John Strader, Deadline for reservations: 6/10/15. Dress: OES Casual, (slacks - but no jeans), Proceeds: Service Dogs & Pathways Boutique.

 

25-27 Rainbow 87th “Toy Story” Grand Assembly of Michigan. Please check your packets for details. Thursday, June 25th at 5:30 p.m., session begins with the “Friendship is Infinite” Formal Banquet, held at the Comfort Inn in Mt. Pleasant, MI, Cost is $30.00. Friday, June 26th at 12:30 p.m., Awards Luncheon is at Masonic Pathways, Cost is $15.00. Mail reservations with remittance made payable to Grand Assembly of Michigan. Send to: Shirley Kaspari. Reservation deadline: May 15. All other activities are listed in the information packet you received. Thank you for your continuing support of our young women.

 

29  Wacousta Chapter, Grand Ledge Chapter, and Mulliken Chapter is honoring: Michael Waldo, Grand Marshal, Marsha Mead, Grand Organist, Marjorie Soderberg, Courtesy Committee, Nancy Morrow, Grand Representative of Wyoming in MI, the Ahl-VanNorwick and Wojack-Miller Grand Familys’.

Location: Grand Ledge Chapter #14, 200 W. River St., Grand Ledge, MI 48837, Registration:

4:00 p.m., Dinner: 5:00 p.m., G.O.E.X.: 7:00 p.m., Cost: $11.00, Payable to Priscilla Law.

Deadline: 6/10/15, Attire: Formal.

 

 

Worthy Grand Matron’s Itinerary

July 2015

 

6    Benevolence Board Mtg. – Board members will be informed of the details.

 

9-11   Job’s Daughters International of Michigan’s, Harmonious Heart Session – Grand Guardian Council and Grand Bethel Of MI. Location: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI. Formal Banquet:  7/9/15 at 5:00 p.m. Formal Opening: 7/9/15 at 7:00 p.m., Cost: $34.00 Adult, Mail reservations with forms and remittance made payable to Grand Session Committee. Send to: Tammy Dankenbring.  Deadline: Postmarked by 6/1/15. Information about Room reservations and other event fees are listed in the information packet you received. Thank you for continuing to support of our young women.

 

13  Cornell – Marysville Chapter #93 Honors Darlene Markel, Treasured Memories. Location: St. Clair Masonic Temple, 1800 St. Clair Hwy. St. Clair, MI  48079. Registration: 5:00 p.m., Dinner: 6:00 p.m., Entertainment To Follow, Cost: $15.00, Payable to: Cornell-Marysville #93 OES, Reservations and remittance to: Mrs. Kristine Middel. Deadline: 7/6/15, Attire: Formal

 

18  Grand Rapids Masonic Temple Centennial Celebration, 233 Fulton St E

Grand Rapids MI 49503, Celebration Activities: 10:00 a.m. Grand Masonic Parade: 11:00 a.m.

Time Capsule Placement: 12:00 p.m. Luncheon and Building Tours.

Pre-Register your Masonic Organization for Parade Placement. Additional Information and registration contact: Michael E. Clark-Centennial Celebration Chairman, Phone: (616) 818-5820, email: mikecofgr@comcast.net.

 

18  Rockford Chapter #215 Honors Patty Joe Sims & Muffin, Grand Committee - Goin' to the Dogs and the Ahl-VanNorwick Grand Families. Location: Long Lake Park, 13747 Krauskopf NE, Sparta, MI 49319. Registration: 11:00 a.m., Lunch: 12:00 p.m. (Noon), Program: Games & Puppy Dogs, Cost: $8.00, Payable to: Rockford Chapter #215, OES, Attire: Casual, Deadline: 7/10/15. Reservations & remittance to: Dixie Wells. Bring Lawn Chair if you would like to make a donation to Paws contact Dixie for a list.

 

23 -24  Strickland – Abbey School – participants will be notified of the details.

 

25  Farmington Chapter No. 239 (Host Chapter) with Nankin Chapter No. 238 and Berkley-Highland Park Chapter No. 483 invite you to a Reception and G.O.E.X. honoring: Sandy Rossin, Grand Esther, Faith Dew, Drills & Formations, Cynthia Mansfield, Chairman Sales Committee, John Groves, Senior Editor Starliner Journal, Linda Koshowsky, Grand Representative of Oklahoma in Michigan, Maureen Riley, Grand Representative of Virginia in Michigan, and the Ahl-VanNorwick, Hunnicut-Kennedy, and Wojack-Miller Grand Family’s. Location: The Masonic Temple of Detroit, 500 Temple Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48201-2693, Registration: 11:00 a.m., Lunch: Noon, G.O.E.X: 2:00 p.m., Cost: $25.00, Payable to: Farmington #239 OES. Deadline: 7/11/15, Reservations to: Mary Lockridge. Attire: Formal.

 

 

Worthy Grand Matron’s Itinerary

August 2015

 

1        Pathways Picnic

 

7-8    DeMolay Conclave held at Holiday Inn Gateway Center, 5353 Gateway Center Dr. 

Flint, MI 48507. Registration forms and additional information available on Michigan DeMolay website: http://michigandemolay.org/2015/02/conclave-2015/

 

10   Martha Washington Chapter #113 invites you to a Reception and G.O.E.X. honoring Carol Kehrer, Grand Ruth and the Ahl – VanNorwick Grand Family. Location: Saginaw Masonic Center, 2655 N. Center Rd. Saginaw, MI 48603. Registration: 4:30 p.m., Dinner: 5:30 p.m., G.O.E.X.: 7:00 p.m. Cost: $15.00, Payable to: Martha Washington Chapter #113, Send to: Mrs. Clare Brown. Due by: 8/3/15, Attire: Formal

 

15-16   Multi-State in Kentucky – Trip sponsor, Michigander Club

 

17    Convention Meeting – Battle Creek

 

18    Board Meeting

 

22    Rainbow Grand Worthy Advisor Reception at Pathways

 

22-23   Grand Chapter Practice at Grand Ledge Masonic Temple, 200 W. River, Grand Ledge, MI 48837. Participants will be notified of details.

 

29   Roseville Chapter #468 and Jefferson Chapter #489 invites you to attend a Reception and G.O.E.X. for Mary Gillis, Grand Soloist, Shirley Kaspari, Kid’s Corner Youth Committee, Chairman, Brenda Wilson, Starliner Journal Business Manager, and the Ahl-VanNorwick Grand Family and Wojack-Miller Grand Family. Location: Roseville Temple, 27151 Gratiot Ave., Roseville, MI 48066, Registration: 11:00 a.m., Luncheon: 12:00 p.m., G.O.E.X: 2:00 p.m., Cost: $15.00, Payable to: Roseville Chapter #468, Reservations with remittance to: Jessie Ripari. Deadline: 8/23/15. Attire: Formal

 

29-31   Ontario Grand Chapter – Celebrating 100 Years – Join the Ahl – VanNorwick Grand Family and &         9/1 travel by bus to Ontario Grand Chapter, being held in Toronto, Canada. Passport or enhanced      drivers license required. Information to follow soon.

 

 

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

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

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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

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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

 

 

 

 

ONTARIO GRAND CHAPTER

*****(REVISED)*****

100th Session

Toronto, Canada

AUGUST 30-31, 2015

 

           “ CENTENNIAL LEGACY YEAR”        

 

 

Please join the AHL-VAN NORWICK Grand Family as they travel by bus to Ontario Grand Chapter, being held in Toronto.  Our “hand in hand” friends always look forward to sharing this time with us and we are always warmly welcomed.   A passport or enhanced driver’s license required for this trip.

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Tentative Itinerary

Aug. 30                       SUNDAY

7:00am                        Leave from Meijers-–Lansing (#127exit 79, Lake Lansing Rd., S.E. Corner)

7:45am                        Leave from Meijers-Swartz Creek (Moorish Rd. exit off  I-69 S.E. Corner)

8:45am                        Leave from Pt. Huron (K-Mart) I-69/I-94 away from building toward Road)    

                        Lunch (On your own)

Pick up Pre-Registration packet

3:00pm                        Check into Hotel

                        Dinner (On your own)

6:30pm                        Informal Opening (Introductions)

 

Aug. 31                       MONDAY

                        Breakfast at Hotel (On your own)

9:00am                        FORMAL OPENING

12:00pm                      RAINBOW-DOVE LUNCHEON (Grand Representatives Luncheon)

                        If you wish to attend this, include $44.00 extra with your reservation deposit and I will

                        make group reservations.

2:30pm (approx)          After luncheon, leave for Michigan with stop at Duty Free Shop.

 

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COST:             (Includes round trip bus fare, driver gratuity, one night hotel accommodations. Luggage handling for (1) piece, pre-registration.

                                    Double…………………….………….$195.00 (per person)

                                    Triple…………………………………$185.00 (per person)

                                    Quad …………………………………$175.00 (per person)

                                    Single………………………………...$250.00

 

Reservations will be taken on a first come basis.  Please use the attached reservation form.  A deposit of $50.00 per person is required at the time of booking.  The balance of payment is not due until Aug. 3rd, 2015.

                        CUT OFF DATE FOR RESERVATIONS:  JULY 10, 2015

 

                                                                        Barbara Rocque

                                                                        P.O Box 318.

                                                                        Naubinway, MI 49762

                                                                        Phone: (906) 477-6840 Cell (248) 417-3056

                                                                        e-mail: brocque@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONTARIO GRAND CHAPTER *****(REVISED)*****

100th Annual Session

 

August 30-31, 2015

 

Please make my/our reservation for ONTARIO GRAND CHAPTER subject to the attached explanation and the conditions stated.

     q    Enclosed is deposit $ ___________($50.00 per person)

     r    Enclosed is $____________ ($44.00 for Rainbow Dove Grand Representative Turkey luncheon)

CUT OFF DATE FOR RESERVATIONS:  JULY 10, 2012

            Please print or type the following information:

 

LIST NAME - ADDRESS - PHONE NUMBER and CHAPTER of all who desire reservations.

 

1. NAME ________________________________________     Chapter______________________________

 

    ADDRESS ______________________________________  Title ________________________________

 

   CITY & ZIP _____________________________________    EMER. NO. _________________________

 

   PHONE NO. _________________CELL PHONE __________    EMER. NAME ____________________

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2. NAME _________________________________________    Chapter _____________________________

 

    ADDRESS _____________________________________     Title ________________________________

 

    CITY & ZIP_____________________________________      EMER. NO __________________________

 

   PHONE NO. _______________                                          EMER. NAME ________________________

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

3. NAME ________________________________________     Chapter ______________________________

 

    ADDRESS _____________________________________     Title _________________________________

 

   CITY & ZIP _____________________________________     EMER NO. ___________________________

 

   PHONE NO. _______________                                          EMER. NAME _________________________

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

4. NAME _______________________________________      Chapter _______________________________

 

    ADDRESS ___________________________________       Title __________________________________

 

    CITY & ZIP__________________________________         EMER NO. ____________________________

 

   PHONE NO. _________________________________         EMER. NAME __________________________

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

_________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Will Board Bus (Please circle)    Lansing       Swartz Creek         Pt. Huron

 

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: GRAND CHAPTER, OES of Michigan and MAIL to:

                                                                        Barbara Rocque

                                                                        P.O. Box 318

                                                                        Naubinway, MI 49762