June mailing from the Grand Secretary 

 

GRAND CHAPTER

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR

OF MICHIGAN

 

June 2018

 

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)       Nothing for this section.

 

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

 

5)  WORTHY GRAND MATRON’S ITINERARY – June/July/August.  (3 dbl-sided pgs)  Remind the members you have this information.

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

      A)  SOCIAL EVENTS FORM. (1 dbl-sided pg)  Reservations for the events listed on this form are to be sent to Jill Cherwinski.  DEADLINE – SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

      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, 2018

      D)  LIST OF OTHER HOUSING  AVAILABLE(3 pgs)  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)   MAP OF AREA. (1 pg)  This map shows parking areas, restaurants in the area and other points of interest.

      G)  CONVENTION PARKING.  (1 pg)  List of parking options.  Please share this information with your members.  NOTE - PARKING PASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT REGISTRATION ONLY!!!

      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. 

     

     

 

SECRETARY – Please read the following to your members at your Stated Meeting:

 

DIRECTORY UPDATES

Page 14 – Service Dogs Committee Member Patty Joe Sims lost Service Dog Muffin on May 15, 2018;

Page 48 – River Raisin Chapter No. 208 Secretary Nola McIntyre passed away April 27, the new Secretary is Beth Blanchard,

Page 77 - Honorary Life Member Wilda V. Felber passed away April 20, 2018;

Page 80 – HLM Edwin Chapman passed away February 26, 2018;

Page 81 - HLM Jeanette Whipple passed away April 18, 2018. 

 

SICKNESS AND DISTRESS

Past Grand Matron Carol Webber passed away May 17, 2018

Past Grand Matron Millie Folk is scheduled for total knee replacement on May 30

Past Grand Matron Frances Carlson is dealing with bronchitis…near pneumonia.

Past Grand Patron Richard Ward has been dealing with health issues which keep him from traveling.

Past Grand Matron Nancy Martin was hospitalized recently with congestive heart issues

Past Grand Patron Robert Otte and wife Linda recently lost her brother Rick

Past Grand Patron Raymond Abbey recently spent time in the hospital with congestive heart failure.

Sales Committee Member Cheryl O’Connell  and husband David recently lost her brother Gerald

Sue Overley, wife of Grand Representative of Arizona in Michigan Robert, spent time in the hospital with heart issues.

Patty Joe Sims Service Dog Committee and the Eastern Star State of Michigan were saddened by the passing of beloved Service Dog Muffin on May 15, 2018.

 

THANK YOU

Grand Treasurer Hope Smith wishes to thank everyone for the “MOO’ch love expressed to her through cards, prayers and thoughts for her recent back surgery.  A special thanks to all who filled in for her at the GOEX’s – she heard they were word perfect. 

GRAND CHAPTER CONVENTION

CONVENTION FORMS ON WEB SITE - The 2018 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.

 

PARKING PASSES THIS YEAR WILL AGAIN BE AVAILABLE AT GRAND CHAPTER REGISTRATION

ONLY.   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 10 (NO EXCEPTIONS).  Members registering after 12 o’clock noon on Wednesday will not receive a ballot.                                                                                          

 

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 Fowler-Huis Grand Family, Past Grand Matrons, Past Grand Patrons, Honorary/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 2019 DUES RECEIPTS (CARDS) WILL BE ACCEPTED -All members must show their 2019 when registering at Grand Chapter in October.  Be sure to obtain your 2019 card from your secretary before leaving for Grand Chapter.

 

 

REMEMBER…NO MAILING IN JULY AND AUGUST!!!

 

**********NEXT MAILING WILL BE SEPTEMBER**********

 

 

Have an enjoyable summer –stay safe! 

Mary A. Ivey, Grand Secretary

 

 

 

 

GRAND CHAPTER

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR

OF MICHIGAN

 

June 2018

 Dear Sisters and Brothers,

I love Eastern Star because it radiates warmth and love, it encourages, hugs, comforts, understands, and teaches us that each of us are loved. It builds strength and provides a foothold for integrity, dignity and a sense of fearlessness.  It gives direction, guidance and self-respect something every person wants and understands.

We have completed many journeys throughout the entire state and have thoroughly enjoyed the company of so many Sisters and Brothers.  The receptions, G.O.E.X.’s and fundraisers have been outstanding.  I really enjoy seeing the Chapters working together to make their honoree feel so special. I would say the decorations, ideas and themes have been quite unique and I have enjoyed seeing them as Tom and I have visited.  Thank you to each of you for your generous hospitality and encouragement.

 

The Educational Board met and have honored many students with scholarships.  Sister Secretaries, please make sure you review the requirement sheets that each Secretary and Student receives as many of our scholarships are pending the proper paperwork.  Help your student to understand all paperwork that must be received by the Secretary of the Educational Board before the scholarship can be awarded.

 

As I stated in an earlier communication please be discussing the per-capita tax and the need to increase it if we are to keep from cashing in our bonds.  Our Members are very generous in giving of their time and money to support all the Grand Chapter Charities and our Board Members are very diligent in making good decisions as to how the funds are allocated.  The last several years we have had to supplement these two Charities with funds from the Undesignated Fund to balance.  The Benevolence Board is awarding approximately $50,000 per year to members in need.  To supplement the expense the Undesignated Fund is used, thus having to cash in the two bonds.

 

If you get a chance I would suggest you sign up to assist at one of the ball games.  I must say when I helped at the Loons Game in Midland on April 26 I was surprised how organized it was with diverse groups manning the food station.  Our station was very busy as it was children’s day and there were bus loads of students, who were very courteous when ordering.  My job was to man the soda fountain, there were eight choices of Pepsi products.  Did you know that when an adult orders Sierra Mist and you give her Mountain Dew she is not a happy person?   I found out!   We did have a fun day with lots of help plus it makes money for our Pathway’s Van Project which we are going to honor our contract with Pathways and pay off this year. 

 

Please send a deposit for our Pennsylvania 911 trip in July. 

 

Sending Positive Praise your way,

Janice M. Fowler                                                                                                               Thomas “Tom” R. Huis

Worthy Grand Matron                                                                                                     Worthy Grand Patron

 

 

GRAND CHAPTER

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR

OF MICHIGAN

 

June, 2018

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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 completing her third and final consecutive term.

 

Benevolence Board – the term of this position is four years and it must be filled by a Past Grand Patron.  Past Grand Patron David Bradley is completing his second and final consecutive term.

 

The Law requires that an endorsement of the member’s chapter is necessary for the name of the Sister or Brother to be presented to our members and this must be done at a regular/stated meeting.

 

A Chapter’s endorsement, under its Seal, is to be received in the Grand Chapter Office (see page 23, Article 11. Endorsements and Nominations, Section 3. Elective Board Members).  Please be sure to include, in the endorsement, the date of the meeting.

 

Sincerely and fraternally,

Mary A. Ivey, Grand Secretary

 

 

Grand Chapter
Order of the Eastern Star
Of Michigan

June 2018

 

To:  All Michigan Eastern Star Members

 

The Session Committees have been hard at work to facilitate your attendance at Michigan’s 152nd   Grand Chapter “Cathedral of Praise” 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, 2018.  MAKE YOUR HOUSING RESERVATIONS EARLY TO INSURE YOU HAVE A ROOM!!!

 

Please note the deadline for pre-registration and all social events reservations is September 20, 2018.  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.  Tickets for events this year 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 152nd Grand Chapter Session.

 

Fraternally,

 

Mary A. Ivey, Grand Secretary

 

 

Worthy Grand Matron’s Itinerary

June 2018

 

2          PGM/PGP GOEX – Executive Board Meeting. Held at Masonic Pathways, Alma, MI. Registration at 9:30 am, Practice at 10:00 am, WGM’s business meeting at 11:00 am, Luncheon to follow, Exemplification at 2:00 pm. Reservations with remittance of $15.00 payable to Carson City Chapter #271 to Richard Hunnicutt, by May 23, 2018. Attire: Formal

 

3          Mallet Club Annual Meeting and Dinner – 1:00 pm at the Hibachi Grill and Sushi Buffet, 5837 Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI 48917, 517-886-9999. Reservations for count to Ray Abbey

 

9          Reception for Scott Casey, Grand Representative of Alberta in Michigan and Philip Smith, Youth Committee. Hosted by Fenton Chapter #248, held at Tyrone Community Presbyterian Church, 9141 Hartland Road, Fenton, MI. Registration at 5:30, Dinner at 6:00, program to follow. Reservation with remittance of $10.00 payable to Fenton Chapter #248 to Shirley Mack, by May 31, 2018. Attire: Travel/OES Casual

 

9          Michigander Club Quilt Show and Luncheon at the Alma Masonic Temple, 301 ½ N State Street, Alma, MI 48801 from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. Come and go as you wish during that time. Storied quilts will be displayed. Reservations can be sent to Betty Assmann. Make checks payable to Michigander Club for $12.00. Attire: Casual

 

11        Wolverine District Association hosted by Alpena #341. Held at Alpena Masonic Temple, 1020 US 23 North, Alpena, MI 49707. Registration at 9:00 am, morning session at 10:00 am, Luncheon after the morning session (approximately noon). Reservations with remittance of $12.00 Payable to Wolverine District Association to Pat Dailey, Wolverine Secretary, by June 8, 2018.Attire: Travel/OES Casual

 

13-14   Cloverland District Association hosted by Iron Mountain Chapter #44, 301 Hamilton Avenue, Kingsford, Michigan 49802. Wednesday – registration at 3:30, Dinner at 5:00 pm, evening session to follow. Cost: $15.00 Attire: Formal Thursday – registration at 8:00 am, Morning session at 9:00 am, lunch to follow. Cost: $7.00, Attire: Travel/OES Casual. Reservation for either/both meals payable to Iron Mountain Chapter #44 to Wanda Howard, by June 1, 2018

 

15        Michigander Club Spring Meeting held at Marquette Masonic Temple, 128 W Washington Street, Marquette, MI 49855. Registration at 11:00 am, Lunch at noon, Meeting to follow. Reservation with remittance of $12.00 payable to Michigander Club to Marilyn Ivey-Crook, by June 9, 2018. Attire: OES Casual. Please bring baskets for raffle.

 

15        Reception for Kristi Guimond, Grand Representative of Arizona in Michigan, Corey Strickland, Grand Representative of North Dakota in Michigan (Strickland-Abbey), Crissey Burt, Grand Representative of Maine in Michigan and Kathy Kagarise, Grand Representative of North Dakota in Michigan (Fowler-Huis).  The reception will follow the Michigander Club Meeting at the Marquette Masonic Center, 128 W Washington St., Marquette, MI 49855.  Reservations for count to Lori Strickland. Attire: Picnic Casual

 

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16        GOEX and Reception honoring Robert Morrison, Grand Warder. Hosted by Presque Isle Chapter #403 held at Marquette Masonic Center, 128 W Washington Street, Marquette, MI 49855. Registration at 11:00 am, Lunch at noon, GOEX at 2:00 pm. Reservation with remittance of $17.00 payable to Presque Isle Chapter #403 to Sheryl Morrison, by June 5, 2018. Attire: Formal

 

21-23   Rainbow Grand Assembly – Alma. For Complete information, please check out the Michigan Rainbow Girls website at mighiganrainbowgirls.org.  On Thursday, June 21, 2018 The Intergalactic Banquet will recognize their Eastern Star Counterparts. Held at Comfort Inn Hotel, 2424 South Mission St., Mt. Pleasant, MI. Dinner is at 5:00. Reservation with remittance of $30.00 by May 15, 2018 to Shirley Kaspari.  Please include the name of your counterpart and travel companion on your reservation. Attire: Formal. The informal opening will follow at Masonic Pathways and you are invited for the “Cookies with Wookies” reception downstairs after the opening.

 

23        Worshipful Grand Master’s Reception in Southfield

 

25        Reception honoring Linda Carlson, Grand Representative of Quebec in Michigan and Gail Kwiatkowski, Grand Representative of Puerto Rico in Michigan. Hosted by Pontiac Chapter #228, Pontiac Masonic Temple, 2181 Willot Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. Registration at 5:00 pm, Dinner at 6:30 pm, program to follow.  Reservation with remittance of $15.00 payable to Pontiac Chapter #228 to Dana Yaple, by June 15, 2018. Attire: OES Casual. Seating limited to 90. Parking limited. Suggest carpooling.

 

30        Reception honoring General Grand Chapter Committee Members. H William Moerdyk, PGP, David Bradley, PGP, Joyce Hagenauer, PGM, Bernice McSweyn, PGM and Lenzy Lewis, PGP. Hosted by the committee members chapters – held at Mt. Morris Masonic Center, 810 North Street, Mt. Morris, MI 48458. Greeting at 3:00 pm followed by Tributes and Entertainment. Finger food buffet. Call 989-584-9947 or 989-233-8832 for count only. Attire: Formal

 

Worthy Grand Matron’s Itinerary

July 2018

 

7          Reception for Beverly Joan Williams, Grand Representative of Rhode Island in Michigan hosted by Tekonsha-Rebecca Chapter #324, held at Marshall United Methodist Church, 721 US Highway 27, Marshall, MI 49068. Registration at 12:00 pm, Lunch at 1:00 pm, Program at 2:30 pm. Reservation with remittance of $15.00 payable to Tekonsha-Rebecca Chapter #324 to Barb Welcher, by June 29, 2018. Please include preference of chicken or Swiss Steak. Attire: Travel/OES casual.

 

12-13   Jobs Grand Session – Grand Rapids. For complete session information go to MIJDI.org. The Jobs/OES counterpart event is on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, 187 Monroe, NW,  Grand Rapids, MI at 11:00 am. Reservation with remittance of $12.00 payable to Grand Session Committee to Tammy Dankenbring, by June 1, 2018. The joint installation of officers of the Grand Bethel of Michigan and the Grand Guardian Council of Michigan will follow at 6:00 pm in the Ambassador Ballroom.

 

14        Reception honoring Evelyn Morrow, Grand Representative of Idaho in Michigan and Kathy Klinkhammer, Grand Representative of Montana in Michigan at Grand Ledge Masonic Center, 200 W River Street, Grand Ledge, MI 48837. Registration at 11:30 am, Lunch at 12:30 pm. Reservation with remittance of $10.00 payable to Wacousta Chapter #133 to Janet Babcock, by July 6, 2018. Attire: Summer Casual (no shorts or jeans, capris ok)

 

15        Service Dogs present “The County Fair” from 12:00 pm to 5:00. Held at Marshal’s Barn, 28022 Jacksonburg Rd., Mendon, MI 49072. Lunch is at 1:00 pm. Reservation with remittance of $5.00 (admittance fee) payable to Grand Chapter OES of Michigan to Karlyn Cierlik. Attire: Casual. Activities will include dog racing, country store and flea market, cornhole contest, pie eating contest, basket raffle, hula hoop contest, grab bags, egg picking and “Send your Friend to Jail”. Woohoo!!!!

 

17        Reception honoring Ricky Woods, Grand Representative of Texas in Michigan and Cathy Woods, Youth Committee hosted by Fern Leaf Chapter #66 held at Michigan Center Masonic Center, 355 Napoleon Road, Michigan Center, MI. Registration at 5:00 pm, Dinner at 6:00 pm, program to follow. Reservations with remittance of $15.00 payable to Fern Leaf Chapter #66 to Ellen Yoakum, by July 1, 2018. Attire: casual (jeans ok, no shorts please)

 

18        Reception honoring Joan Waterbury, Starliner Journal Business Manager and Terry Denbrock, Drills and Formations. Hosted by Mystic Star Chapter #354, held at Bronson Masonic Temple, 790 E Chicago Road, Bronson, MI 49028. Registration at 4:30 pm, Potluck at 6:00 pm, Program to follow. Meat, potatoes, drinks and table service provided. Reservation for seating only (please include name and titles of those attending) to: Jill Reed, by July 10, 2018. Attire: Travel/OES casual

 

20        Reception Honoring Marshall Gutierrez, Grand Marshall, hosted by Mendon Chapter #154, held at Marshall’s Barn, 28022 Jacksonburg Road, Mendon, Michigan. Registration at 3:00 pm, seating at 4:15 pm, dinner at 5:00 pm. Those attending are guests of Mendon Chapter. Reservation for count to Lois A. Schmeling, Secretary, by June20, 2018. Indicate ‘chicken’ or ‘beef’ on reservation. Attire: casual – no jeans, no shorts. Limited to 170 guests.

 

21        Reception honoring Tammy Fish, Sr. Editor, Starliner Journal, Betsy Dennis-Halliwell, Courtesy Committee and Minnta Davis, Chapter Project. Hosted by Wenona Chapter #162 and held at Hillsdale Senior Center, 320 W Bacon St., Hillsdale, MI. Potluck at 12:00 pm, program at 1:00 pm. Reservations for count to Beth Caswell, by July 14, 2018. Attire: OES Casual. Seating limited to 90. Please bring canned goods for the Food Bank.

 

22        Lugnuts baseball game sponsored by the Sales Committee. Game time is 1:00 pm at the Cooley Law School Stadium, 505 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912. Reservation with remittance of $30.00 for Adults, $25.00 for Children 3-12 payable to Grand Chapter of Michigan OES to Jack Wade, 1081 Roman Drive, Flint, MI 48507, 810-691-4838  by July 14, 2018. Attire: Picnic Casual

 

23        Benevolence Board Meeting at Pathways

 

25-29   Trip to Pennsylvania – Full details may be found on the mioes.org website. Bus leaves on 7/25/18 and returns on 7/29/18.  Activities will include a visit to the 911 Memorial, Millers Smorgasbord, Sight and Sound Theater, visit to Amish Farmland, Amish Quilt and Craft Shops, visit to Hershey Chocolate Town, an Amish Dinner at the Plain & Fancy Restaurant, a trip to the American Music Theater for Songs of the Silver Screen and a stop and tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield. A deposit of $100.00 is due by June 1, 2018 payable to Grand Chapter of Michigan with the balance by July 10, 2018 to Colleen Wilcenski, PGM,10696 Ferry Road, Charlevoix, MI 49720, 231-675-2273, cmwilcenski@gmail.com. Some Grand Chapters have had to cancel their Grand Family Trips due to lack of attendance. Let’s not have that happen in Michigan!

 

 

Worthy Grand Matron’s Itinerary

August 2018

 

2          GOEX and Reception honoring Margie Joslyn, Sales Committee and Susan Gillihan, Grand Representative of Australia in Michigan hosted by Bedford Chapter #471, held at the Bedford Masonic Temple, 21945 Bedford Road, Bedford, Michigan 49020. Registration at 4:00 pm, Dinner at 5:30 pm, GOEX at 7:00 pm. Reservation with remittance of $15.00 payable to Bedford Chapter #471 to Carol Upston, by July 26, 2018. Attire: Formal

 

4          Alma Picnic – Lisa Godfrey would love some help for the picnic as she is expecting around 1200 people. If you can arrive at 9:45 am, she needs help with set up. At 11:00 am she could use help assisting residents out for the picnic followed by serving. After all is done, a lot of help is needed on clean up. If you are available, please call or email Lisa at 989-463-3141, lgodfrey@masonicpathways.com

 

8-9       Snodgrass-Waldo Summer School

 

10        DeMolay Conclave at the Holiday Inn on Hill Road in Flint (south side of Flint) Dinners on both Friday and Saturday at around 6:00 pm. The Installation of Officers is Saturday following the dinner. Details have not been finalized as of this writing.

 

11        Multi-State at Franklin, Indiana, sponsored by the Michigander Club. Bus leaves on Saturday, August 10, 2018 and returns on August 12, 2018. Full details are available on the MIOES.org website. The social time with dinner included will include a poodle skirt competition and silent auction of baskets. The trip includes a car show, picnic in the park and a tour of the newly renovated Medical Facility at Compass Park. NO FORMAL ATTIRE PLEASE! 50’s AND 60’s DRESS OR OTHER CASUAL DRESS PLEASE!. Deposit of $50.00 with registration form to COLLEEN WILCENSKI, PGM, 10696 FERRY ROAD, CHARLEVOIX, MI 49720, 231-675-2273, CMWILCENSKI@gmail.com due by May 15, 2018. Balance due NO LATER THAN July 13, 2018.

 

11-12   Escorting Page Practice @ Coldwater

 

15        Grand Committee Exemplification and Reception honoring Robert Kilbum, Grand Representative of Minnesota in Michigan and Cheryl Ladd, Sunshine Committee at America Chapter #234, 3661 E Napier, Benton Harbor, MI 49022. Registration at 4:30 pm, Dinner at 5:45 pm, Exemplification at 7:00 pm. Reservation for count to Sue Romelhardt by August 8, 2018. Attire: Formal

 

17        GOEX and Reception honoring Donna Anderson, Grand Electa at Atlanta Masonic Center, 124696 Jerome Street at M-32, Atlanta, MI 49709. Registration at 4:00 pm, Dinner at 5:00 pm, GOEX at 7:00 pm. Reservation with remittance of $12.00 payable to Atlanta Chapter #487 to Sue Weaver, by August 10, 2018. Attire: Formal

 

18        Picnic honoring Diane Bashore, Grand Representative of Iowa in Michigan, Mary Jane Walker, Grand Representative of Louisiana in Michigan and Shannon Pratt, Grand Representative of Vermont in Michigan. Hosted by North Branch Chapter #149, held at Deerfield Park, Falkenbury Road, North Branch, Michigan. (for directions Google – Deerfield Park North Branch 48461) Registration at 11:30 am, Lunch at 12:30 pm, fun and games to follow. Bring your lawn chair. Reservations with remittance of $15.00 payable to North Branch OES #149 to: Nancy Birkenhauer, by August 10, 2018. Attire: Picnic Casual (no shorts or jeans)                                                                                                               

18        Lugnuts baseball game sponsored by the Sales Committee. Game time is 7:05 pm at the Cooley Law School Stadium, 505 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912. Tonight we will be in the owner’s suite. Reservation with remittance of $35.00 for Adults, $30.00 for Children 3-12 payable to Grand Chapter of Michigan OES to Jack Wade, 1081 Roman Drive, Flint, MI 48507, 810-691-4838  by July 14, 2018. Attire: Picnic Casual

 

18        All Grand Families Picnic hosted by Mason Chapter #150, Hazel Chapman and Bernie McSweyn, held at the Mason Masonic Center, 840 E Columbia Street (corner of Temple), Mason, MI 48854 at 1:00 pm. Reservation with remittance of $10.00 payable to Anna Lee Lavis by August 4, 2018. Attire: Picnic Casual.  Questions to: Hazel Chapman 989-450-7550 or Bernie McSweyn 989-585-3315

 

20        Convention Meeting

 

21        Executive Board Meeting

 

23        Reception honoring Beverly Harmon, Grand Representative of Oregon in Michigan, hosted by Lincoln Chapter #184, held at Twin Lake Masonic Center, 316 E Traverse Bay Road, Lincoln, MI 48742. Registration at 4:30 pm, dinner at 5:30 pm, program to follow. Reservation with remittance of $9.00 payable to Lincoln Chapter #184 to Paula Coleman by August 15, 2018. Seating in limited. Attire: Travel/OES Casual

 

24        Reception honoring Rhonda S Proulx, Drills and Formations Committee and Monique Williams, Grand Representative of New Brunswick in Michigan. Hosted by Alpena Chapter #341, 1020 US 23 N, Alpena, MI 49707. Registration at 4:00 pm, Dinner at 5:30 pm, Honoring at 7:00 pm. Reservation with remittance of $15.00 payable to Alpena Chapter #341 to Jeannette Schultz. Attire: Travel/OES Casual. Please indicate any food allergies when making reservations.

 

25-26   Escorting Page Practice @ Coldwater

 

26-29   Ontario Grand Chapter (two day trip)- Complete details and registration form are available on MIOES.org website. Bus leaves Sunday, August 26th. In addition to the listed room prices, the Rainbow-Dove Grand Representative Banquet is $48.00 and the Take us back to the 50’s and 60’s Entertainment is $25.00 (add to the room price if you want to attend these.) Return home on August 28, 2018. Valid US Passport or enhanced Driver’s License is required. A deposit of $50.00 payable to Grand Chapter OES of Michigan along with the registration form is due by July 1, 2018 to Colleen Wilcenski, PGM, 10696 Ferry Road, Charlevoix, MI 49720, 517-974-8513, cmwilcenski@gmail.com.

 

Any questions regarding the Worthy Grand Matron’s calendar please contact the WGM’s Secretary, JoAnne Decker at (517) 815-1510 OR Cell (517) 920-1920 or by email: jodecker1@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL EVENTS FORM 

GRAND CHAPTER O.E.S. OF MICHIGAN

152nd ANNUAL SESSION

OCTOBER 9-10-11, 2018

 

 

Reservations must be received by, September 20, 2018 (Headquarter Hotel deadline is earlier)

Refunds by written request only – NO REFUNDS AFTER SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

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

 

 

 

 

MONDAY – OCTOBER 8

McCamly Plaza Hotel – Branson Ballroom

 

5:00 p.m.         “Black Tie Evening” Banquet (Formal Attire) - doors open at 4:00 p.m. 

 

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

 

            _______ @ $35.00      $________             _______________________________________________________

                                                                        _______________________________________________________           

                                                            _______________________________________________________

                                                                        _______________________________________________________

                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

TUESDAY – OCTOBER 9

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

 

            _______ @ $20.00      $________            ________________________________________________________

                                                                        ________________________________________________________

                                                                        ________________________________________________________

                                                                        ________________________________________________________

 

 

TUESDAY – OCTOBER 9

McCamly Plaza Hotel – Branson Ballroom 1 & 2

 

4:00 p.m.           Past Grand Matron’s and Past Grand Patron’s Banquet (Attendance limited to Past Grand Matrons,

                                                                                                                Past Grand Patrons and their travel companions.  Formal Attire)

 

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

 

            _______ @ 30.00        $________             ________________________________________________________

                                                                        ________________________________________________________

                                                                        ________________________________________________________

                                                                        ________________________________________________________

 

 

WEDNESDAY – OCTOBER 10

McCamly Plaza Hotel – Branson Ballroom

 

12:00 noon      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 Chairman, 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

152nd  ANNUAL SESSION -OCTOBER 9, 10, 11, 2018

 

Pre-Registration must be received by September 20, 2018 – No refunds (request must be in writing) after 09/20/18.

 

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 10, 2018):______________________________________________________________________

 

     GRAND CHAPTER TITLE (as of Oct 10, 2018):______________________________________________________

            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 10, 2018)_______

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PRE-REGISTRATION FORM

GRAND CHAPTER O.E.S. of MICHIGAN

152nd ANNUAL SESSION -OCTOBER 9, 10, 11, 2018

 

Pre-Registration must be received by September 20, 2018 – No refunds (request must be in writing) after 09/20/18.

 

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 10, 2018):______________________________________________________________________

 

     GRAND CHAPTER TITLE (as of Oct 10, 2018):______________________________________________________

            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 10, 2018)_______

____________________________________________

 

     GRAND CHAPTER TITLE (as of Oct 10, 2018):  ______________________________________________________

            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 10, 2018)_______

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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 9, 10, 11, 2018

HOTEL RESERVATION FORM – HEADQUARTER HOTEL ONLY

 

RESERVATION DEADLINE– strictly observed – form must be received before AUGUST 31, 2018

 

*******SUBMIT EARLY – ROOMS MAY FILL QUICKLY!!!******

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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 9/10/18) 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:  

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

 

 

PARKING INFORMATION

AT

2018 GRAND CHAPTER

BATTLE CREEK

 

HAMBLIN RAMP – (next to the Kellogg Arena)

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

(passes available at GRAND CHAPTER REGISTRATION – Custer Room, Mc Camly Plaza Hotel)

(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                $4.00

4th Hour                                   181-240                $5.00

5th Hour                                   241-300                $6.00

6th Hour                                   301-360                $7.00

7th Hour                                   361-420                $8.00

8th +                                         Daily Max            $8.00

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.)

Spaces available at $20.00 for the week.

(passes available at GRAND CHAPTER REGISTRATION – Custer Room, Mc Camly Plaza Hotel)

 

JACKSON STREET PARKING RAMP – (North of Arena)

Spaces available at $25.00 for the week.

(passes available at GRAND CHAPTER REGISTRATION – Custer Room, Mc Camly Plaza Hotel)

 

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.)

 

FREE PARKING (Additional lot near the train station, a couple of blocks south of the hotel and arena.)

 

 

2018 SCHEDULE FOR GROUP PICTURES

THE “CHAPEL OF PRAISE” SESSION

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

 

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2018 – 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 11, 2018 – KELLOGG ARENA

 

Just prior to the Installation of the Snodgrass-Waldo 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.

 

 

 

2018 SCHEDULE OF REHEARSALS

(Subject to Change)

 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018 – KELLOGG ARENA

 

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

                                    CONDUCTRESS, GRAND CHAPLAIN, GRAND MARSHAL AND GRAND

                                    ORGANIST

 

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018 – 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 

 

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