June mailing from the Grand Secretary (There will be no mailing in July and August)

 

GRAND CHAPTER

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR

OF MICHIGAN

June 2017 

 

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)       ONTARIO GRAND CHAPTER BUS TRIP  (2 pgs)  All members are invited to attend.   

5)      GREAT LAKES LOONS GAMES (1 pg)  All members have an opportunity to work at some Loons Games to help raise money for the Pathways Van Project.  Come and join in the fun. 

6)      LANSING LUGNUTS GAME (1 pg) All members are invited to the July 16 game for a fun-filled day with lots of food!  This is another fund raiser for the Pathways Van Project. 

 

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

 

5)  WORTHY GRAND MATRON’S ITINERARY.  (2 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, 2017  Invitation to Monday Banquet (1 pg)

      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, 2017

      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. 

      I)   REQUEST FOR COURTESY CAR DRIVERS  (1 pg)  Please share this with your members for another opportunity to be of service.

     

 

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

 

DIRECTORY UPDATES

Page 21 – Karen Ray, Drills and Formations, phone number correction.

 

 

SICKNESS AND DISTRESS

 

THANK YOU

Past Grand Matron Carol Upston wishes to thank all of her Sisters and Brothers for the many cards, phone calls and prayers at the time of her surgery and during her recovery. 

 

GRAND CHAPTER CONVENTION

CONVENTION FORMS ON WEB SITE - The 2017 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 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 11 (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 Wilcenski-Otte 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 2018 DUES RECEIPTS (CARDS) WILL BE ACCEPTED -All members must show their 2018 when registering at Grand Chapter in October.  Be sure to obtain your 2018 card from your secretary before leaving for Grand Chapter.

 

 

REMEMBER…NO MAILING IN JULY AND AUGUST!!!

 

 

Have an enjoyable summer –stay safe!  Mary A. Ivey, Grand Secretary

 

 

 

 

Grand Chapter

Order of the Eastern Star

Of Michigan

 

 

June 2017

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

 

Here it is June and the grass is green, the leaves are on the trees and today the temperature hit 71 here at home.

 

Given the fact that the June mailing is always so large and there are many things that the secretaries need to cover I will keep this letter short.

 

Bob and I wanted to continue on with the support your local hero’s program this year, so we created one person to assist us with this program.   Our goal was for the chapters to keep doing things for our local hero’s and report to Nancy Hersha a little something on what you did.  To date Nancy has only heard from two chapters.

 

I know from watching Facebook that many of you have been very active in your communities, but you might have forgotten to write a little note to notify us what you are doing.  Please take a moment out of your busy schedule and send a little note filling her in on your activities.

 

My Irish blessing this month to all is:

 

May the light always find you on a dreary day. When you need to be home may you find a way.  May you always have courage to take a chance.  And never – ever find frogs in your underpants.

 

Angel Smiles and Nutcracker Hugs!

Colleen Wilcenski                                                                   Robert Otte 

Worthy Grand Matron                                                            Worthy Grand Patron                        

 

 

Grand Chapter

Order of the Eastern Star

Of Michigan

 

 

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 Patron.  Past Grand Patron H. William Moerdyk has decided not to seek a final three-year term on this Board. 

 

Benevolence Board – the term of this position is four years and it must be filled by a Past Matron.  Past Matron Carolyn Macdonald is completing her 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

 

 To:  All Michigan Eastern Star Members

 

The Session Committees have been hard at work to facilitate your attendance at Michigan’s 151ST Grand Chapter “Cherish the Past – Embrace the Future” 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, 2017.  MAKE YOUR HOUSING RESERVATIONS EARLY – this year we are anticipating many distinguished guests and the HQ Hotel may fill quickly!!!

 

Please note the deadline for pre-registration and all social events reservations is September 20, 2017.  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 151st Grand Chapter Session.

 

Fraternally,

 

Mary A. Ivey, Grand Secretary

 

 

 

MICHIGANDER CLUB

MULTI-STATE WEEKEND

WISCONSIN DELLS

AUGUST 4, 5 & 6, 2017

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 –

Leave Michigan for Wisconsin Dells from Flint, Lansing & Marshall (more information later)

 

Check in at Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, at Wisconsin Dells, leave for Tommy Bartlett Water Show around 7:30pm which is included in hotel package. Hospitality room open after Water Show.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 –

Vender room times will be posted. Free time in morning for looking around, using the water park or sightseeing and then Picnic at Pirates Cove Shelter around noon (Hamburgers, Brats, Homemade Potato Salad). Picnic included in the trip. Ice Cream is available next to shelter & Miniature Golf is available as extras. Multi-State Banquet at the Resort with Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky,, Wisconsin, Michigan and sometimes some other states will be in the evening.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 – Return Home to Michigan

 

Trip includes Motor Coach, Driver’s tip, Picnic, Banquet and 2 Nights stay at Kalahari Resort at our special room rate with the Water Show, Wild Animal Park and their Water Park included.

 

One Person per room          $640.00          Checks payable to Michigander Club

Two persons (each)            $420.00         $50.00 deposit with reservation by June 20, 2017

Three persons (each)          $347.00          Balance due by July 1st. No refunds after that.

Four persons (each)            $310.00          Need 30 people to sign up for the trip

 

Send reservations to Carol Upston, P.G.M., 269-962-9839, 8290 Huff Rd., Bellevue, MI 49021

 

Name _______________________________________________

 

Title ____________________________________


Address_____________________________________________

City_____________________  Zip_____________

 

Phone_______________________________________ Pick up at ________________________________

 

Others in room may be put on back or on separate form with who’s in room.

 

102nd Ontario Grand Chapter Session
Sunday August 27 – Monday August 28, 2017

Join the Wilcenski – Otte Grand Family

as they travel to

Ontario Grand Chapter. 

This is a highlight of our year when we meet our friends from Ontario

at their Grand Chapter Session

Tenative Schedule:
August 27, 2017           Sunday  (motor coach will arrive 30 minutes prior)
  7:30am                        Leave from Meijer’s – Lansing (#127 exit 79, Lake Lansing Rd., S.W. Corner)
   8:30am                       Leave from Meijer’s -  Swartz Creek, Moorish Rd., I-69  (S.E. Corner)
   9:45am                       Leave from Pt. Huron (former K-Mart)  I-69 / I-94  (park away from Building)
3:30pm Check into Hotel:  Delta Hotel by Marriott, Toronto Airport & Conference Centre., 655 Dixon Rd.,
Toronto, Ontario. (Formally the International Plaza Hotel)

6:30pm                          Informal Opening of the 102nd Annual Session.  Dues cards are required!

 

August 28, 2017          Monday
9:00am                         Formal Opening

12:00n                          Optional Rainbow – Dove Luncheon
                                      Grand Representative Past and Present
                                      Fee is an additional $50.00 to costs listed below    

2:00pm                        Depart Hotel return trip home.

 

Valid US Passports for enhanced Drivers License Required for this trip!
Rate Includes: Roundtrip Motor coach, 1 night and room tax, Registration Fee.
Single Person Cost  $250.00
per person for a room with 2 adults  $176.00
per person for a room with 3 adults $159.00
per person for a room with 4 adults $150.00


Ontario Grand Chapter Session – Sign up sheet 2017



Name:__________________________-   Chapter #______________________________
address_________________________     Title__________________________________
City & Zip________________________   Emergency number______________________
Phone Home________________  Cell _________________

Emergency Name_______________
Motorcoach boarding Location__________________
Room with____________________________



Name:__________________________-   Chapter #______________________________
address_________________________     Title__________________________________
City & Zip________________________   Emergency number______________________
Phone Home________________  Cell _________________ 

Emergency Name_______________
Motor coach boarding Location____________________
Room With__________________________________________________


Name:__________________________-   Chapter #______________________________
address_________________________     Title__________________________________
City & Zip________________________   Emergency number______________________
Phone Home________________  Cell _________________ 

Emergency Name_______________
Motor coach boarding Location___________________________
room with________________________________________________


Name:__________________________-   Chapter #______________________________
address_________________________     Title__________________________________
City & Zip________________________   Emergency number______________________
Phone Home________________  Cell _________________ 

Emergency Name_______________
Motor coach boarding Location___________________________
Room with___________________________________________

Return this registration form with checks payable to OES of Michigan and Mail to
   Mrs. Carrie Welsh-Stout
   All Seasons Travel 28 W Chicago St., Coldwater Michigan 49036

 

 

Summer 2017         SERVE   to benefit      PATHWAYS VAN PROJECT

 

Do you have an interest in working a Loons game with us to raise money for the Pathways Van Project?  Please read over the requirements before you decide to sign up.  We all must obey the rules.

 

Requirements to work at Dow Diamond in Midland (Great Lakes Loons games)

1.  We must have 10 workers lined up to work for each date.  They will call a week ahead to advise the exact number.  It could be less, or it could be more -- and they will only pay for the number of workers they tell us at that time. 

2.  All workers MUST be 16 years old and up.

3.  All must wear group shirt (OES shirts are ok) or white shirts.

4.  Wear comfortable shoes, but NO sandals or open toed shoes allowed. 

5.  Pants in Khaki color or black, Bermuda short length and longer.  NO  jeans!

6.  All wear a Loons ball cap (they may provide, or $5)

7.  ALL workers MUST arrive at least 2 hours prior to game time!    NO  EXCEPTIONS.

 

We have agreed to provide workers on these dates:

   Thursday,  May 25th   9 am to approx. 2 pm - Special Kids Day  Game time 11am

   Friday,     June 30th     5 pm to approx. 8:30 pm  -  night game        “        “    7:05 pm

   Thursday,  Aug. 24    5 pm to approx.. 8:30 pm  – night game        “         “   7:05 pm

 

If you are willing to work or have any questions, please call Jack Wade @ 810-691-4838.

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

The Pathways Van Project Committee presents

LANSING  LUGNUTS   

Sunday,  July 16, 2017

                                         Vs                                                               

    WISCONSIN  TIMBER RATTELERS

     Baseball Game     2 p.m.  

                                          Cooley Law School stadium, 505 E Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI   48912

( in Downtown Lansing near the Lansing Center)

 

TICKETS and all-you-can-eat meal in the “Chevrolet Terrace” (an old-fashioned home style picnic area).  Food service begins one hour before the game starts and ends one hour after scheduled game time.  So come early.  What a great opportunity for couples, family and friends to spend time together having fun!  No cooking – No clean up!  Look forward to seeing you there.

$30 Adult    $25 Ages 3-12

  

      Main Entrees (2)                   Side Dish Selections              Desserts & Drinks

  • ·         ¼ lb Hamburgers/                                Potato Salad                                                  Cookies

    Cheeseburgers                                 Baked Beans                                               Unlimited Pepsi Products

  • ·         Hot Dogs                                                  Cole Slaw                                                        Iced Tea
  • ·         Brats                                                          Corn                                                               Lemonade
  • ·         Grilled BBQ Chicken                                                                                                     Water

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL EVENTS FORM 

GRAND CHAPTER O.E.S. OF MICHIGAN

151st ANNUAL SESSION

OCTOBER 10-11-12, 2017

 

Reservations must be received by, September 20, 2017 (Headquarter Hotel deadline is earlier)

Refunds by written request only – NO REFUNDS AFTER SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

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 9

McCamly Plaza Hotel – Branson Ballroom

 

6:00 p.m.         “Come Crusin’ On Main Street” Banquet (50’s – 60’s Fashions or OES Casual 

 

      Quantity  ______ @$30.00      Total ___________

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

        _______________________________________________________

                                                                        _______________________________________________________           

                                                            _______________________________________________________

                                                       _______________________________________________________

                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

TUESDAY – OCTOBER 10

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 ______ @$19.00  $________    Total               

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

Include the Jurisdiction of which you are or were Grand Representative

       ________________________________________________________

                                                                        ________________________________________________________

                                                                        ________________________________________________________

                                                                        ________________________________________________________

 

 

TUESDAY – OCTOBER 10

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  _______@ $26.00  $__________  Total               

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

       ________________________________________________________

                                                                        ________________________________________________________

                                                                        ________________________________________________________

                                                                        ________________________________________________________

 

 

WEDNESDAY – OCTOBER 11

McCamly Plaza Hotel – Branson Ballroom

 

12:00 noon      PAST APPOINTIVE GRAND OFFICERS LUNCH (Attendance open to all PAGO and guests.)

  Quantity  ______ @$17.00 _________    Total               

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

  ________________________________________________________

                                                                        ________________________________________________________

                                                                        ________________________________________________________

                                                                        ________________________________________________________

 

 

 

(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 _______ @ $15.00    $__________ Total                          

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

  ________________________________________________________

                                                                        ________________________________________________________

                                                                        ________________________________________________________

                                                                        ________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

Come Crusin’ on Main Street

With the

Wilcenski – Otte Grand Family

 

Monday, October 9th

 

Branson Ballroom of the McCamly Plaza Hotel

 

Registration 5:00 p.m.

Dinner: 6:00 p.m.

 

Music by the GI. Bums at 7:00 p.m.

Come in your 50’s – 60’s Fashions (or Casual)

 

Cost $30.00 per person

Reservations should be submitted on the

Social Events Form

 

 

 

PRE-REGISTRATION FORM

GRAND CHAPTER O.E.S. of MICHIGAN

151st  ANNUAL SESSION -OCTOBER 10, 11, 12, 2017

 

Pre-Registration must be received by September 20, 2017 – No refunds (request must be in writing) after 09/20/17.

 

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, 2017):____________________________________________

GRAND CHAPTER TITLE (as of Oct 10, 2017):______________________________________________________

 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, 2017)_______

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PRE-REGISTRATION FORM

GRAND CHAPTER O.E.S. of MICHIGAN

151st  ANNUAL SESSION -OCTOBER 10, 11, 12, 2017

 

Pre-Registration must be received by September 20, 2017 – No refunds (request must be in writing) after 09/20/17.

 

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, 2017):____________________________________________

 

GRAND CHAPTER TITLE (as of Oct 10, 2017):______________________________________________________

 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, 2017)_______

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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 10, 11, 12, 2017

HOTEL RESERVATION FORM – HEADQUARTER HOTEL ONLY

 

RESERVATION DEADLINE– strictly observed – form must be received before AUGUST 31, 2017

 

*******SUBMIT EARLY – THIS YEAR 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 9/10/17) 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:  

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

 

BATTLE CREEK

America's Best Value Inn

4775 Beckley Road

269-979-1141 Toll Free: 800-466-8356

www.americasbestvalueinn.com

 

Baymont Inn & Suites

4725 Beckley Road

269-979-5400 Toll Free: 877-229-6668

www.baymontinns.com

 

Baymont Inn & Suites Downtown

182 West Van Buren Street

269-565-0500 Toll Free: 877-229-6668

www.baymontinns.com

 

Best Western Executive Inn

5090 Beckley Road

269-979-8506 Toll Free: 800-789-7234

www.bestwestern.com

 

Comfort Inn

2590 Capital Avenue SW

269-965-3201 Toll Free: 800-424-6423

www.comfortinn.com

 

Econo Lodge

165 Capital Avenue SW

269-965-3976 Toll Free: 800-221-2222

www.econolodge.com

 

Fairfield Inn

4665 Beckley Road

269-979-8000

www.marriott.com/btlfi

 

FireKeepers Casino Hotel

1117 Michigan Avenue

877-352-8777

www.firekeeperscasinohotel.com

 

Hampton Inn

1150 Riverside Drive

269-979-5577 Toll Free:  800-426-7866

www.hamptoninn.com

 

Holiday Inn Battle Creek

12812 Harper Village Drive

269-979-0500 Toll Free:  800-465-4329

www.holidayinn.com/battlecreek

 

Red Roof Inn

5050 Beckley Road

269-979-1100 Toll Free: 800-733-7663

www.redroof.com

 

Battle Creek Quality Inn  & Suites

11081 East Michigan Avenue

269-964-3000 Toll Free:  800-424-6423

www.qualityinn.com

 

Courtyard by Marriott

12891 Harper Village Drive  

269-979-2900 Toll Free:  800-Marriot

www.marriott.com

 

Travelodge

5395 Beckley Rd

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

 

Knights Inn

2595 Capital Ave SW

269-964-2600 Toll Free 800-843-5644            www.travelodge.com/battle-creek-hotel

 

 

MARSHALL HOTELS

Arbor Inn

15435 W. Michigan Ave

(269) 781-7772       www.travelodge.com/battle-creek-hotel

 

Comfort Inn

204 Winston Drive

(269) 789-7890 Toll Free 800-424-6423          www.comfortinn.com/hotel/mi307

 

Hampton Inn

325 Sam Hill Drive

(269) 789-0131 Toll Free 800-426-7866           www.marshallhampton.com

 

Holiday Inn Express

329 Sam Hill Drive

(269) 789-9301 Toll Free 800-465-4329            www.himarshall.com

 

 

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

2017 GRAND CHAPTER

BATTLE CREEK

*****NEW!!!  PASSES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT GRAND CHAPTER REGISTRATION ONLY*****

 

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.)

 

 

2017 SCHEDULE FOR GROUP PICTURES

THE “CHERISH THE PAST – EMBRACE THE FUTURE” SESSION

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

 

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017 – 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 12, 2017 – KELLOGG ARENA

 

Just prior to the Installation of the Fowler-Huis 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.

 

 

 

2017 SCHEDULE OF REHEARSALS

(Subject to Change)

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2017 – KELLOGG ARENA

 

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

                                    CONDUCTRESS, GRAND CHAPLAIN, GRAND MARSHAL AND GRAND

                                    ORGANIST

 

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017 – 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vroom……….Vroom……….Vroom!

 

Hello Sisters and Brothers,

As you know this year is a milestone in our History as a Grand Chapter and we are expecting visitors from all over the country to join us in our celebrations.  Many of them will be flying in to the local airports and it’s my task to find some wonderful smiling, and friendly Sisters or Brothers to transport them to their destinations.

All you need is a car, a smile and a desire to share some of our fabulous Michigan Hospitality!

Please contact me if you are able to drive for us during the Grand Chapter Session.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

 

Fraternally,

Barbara Hulse

Courtesy Car Chairman

 

269-986-4986

bhhulse79@hotmail.com

 

 

 

JUNE 2017 (UPDATED)

WORTHY GRAND MATRON’S ITINERARY

 

 

9      Reception Keith Bauerle– Grand Representative (Strickland-Abbey) at Veterans Grove Pavillion, Veterans Memorial Park, Neiner Rd. and Cole Rd., Sanford.  Registration 3:30 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm, Program with entertainment to follow.  Reservations of $12.00 payable to Coleman #281 send to Kendra by June 2nd.  Attire:  Casual, blue jeans and shorts are fine.   Bring Lawn chairs if you wish.  Don’t trust GPS use map on back of invitation.

 

10     PGM / PGP GOEX at Mt. Morris Masonic Temple 810 North Street, Mt. Morris.  Hosted by Howell #372 and Mt. Morris #474, Executive Board Meeting at 10:00 am, Past Grand Practice 11:00 am, Lunch 12:30 pm, Exemplification 2:00 pm.  Reservations of $14.50 payable to Nancy Martin by June 1st.  No cancellations after May 25th.  Limited seating at 175.  Attire:  Formal

 

12     Wolverine District at Alpena Chapter #341   1020 US 23 North, Alpena, Registration 10:00 am, Morning Session 11:00 am, Lunch @ 12:30 pm.  Reservations of $12.00 payable to Wolverine District Association to Pat Dailey, Secretary by May 30th.  Attire:  OES Casual.

 

13     Reception – Elizabeth Vary GR (Ahl – VanNorwick) and Linda Scholtes  GR (Strickland-Abbey) at First Baptist Church 319 Walnut Street, Manistique.  Registration 4:00 pm, (Eastern Time) Dinner 5:00 pm. Program immediately following dinner.  Reservations to Pamela Roberts (ALL ATTENDING ARE GUESTS)  Need reservations for Count by June 1st.  Attire: OES Picnic Casual --- no Shorts.

 

14-15   Cloverland District Association  at the First Baptist Church 319 Walnut Street, Manistique.

         Wednesday: Registration 12 Noon, (Eastern Time) First Session begins at 2:00 pm,  Banquet to

         follow.  Banquet $20.00.  Thursday registration 8:00 am, Session 9:00 am, luncheon to follow.

         Luncheon $15.00  Banquet and Luncheon is at the Comfort Inn.  US Hwy 2, next to Big Boy. 

         Limited Seating.   Send reservations payable to Ida #54 to Brenda Rath.  Attire: Wednesday:  Formal Attire; Thursday:  OES Casual

 

15        Working on Picnic for this evening More Information to Follow

 

16     GOEX and reception Honoring Gordon Peterson at Marquette Masonic Center 128 W. Washington St., Marquette. Registration 11:00 am, Lunch at Noon, GOEX 2:00 pm. Reservations of $9:00 payable to Presque Isle Chapter #403 send to Linda Berg 621 Co. Rd. 480, Marquette MI 49855 by June 1st.  Attire:  Formal

 

17     Michigander Club Meeting at the Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church 400 E. Michigan Avenue, Grayling.  Registration at Noon, Lunch 1:00 pm, Meeting to follow.  Reservations of $11.00 payable to the Michigander Club and send to Marji Miller by June 8th.   Attire:  OES Casual

 

18     Happy Father’s Day

 

20     Reception Karen Nelson GR, (Ahl-VanNorwick) at Howell Masonic Temple 401 W. Grand River, Howell.  Registration 5:00 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm,  Program 7:30 pm.  Reservations of $15.00 payable to Pontiac #228 send to Gail Kwiatkowski by June 9th.   Limited seating of 100.   Dress: OES Casual

 

22-24   Rainbow Grand Assembly – Alma.  Formal Banquet Thursday, June 22nd, at the Comfort Inn and Suites 2424 S. Mission St., Mount Pleasant.  Time 5:15 pm, Registration $15.00. Reservations of $30.00 payable to Grand Assembly of Michigan send to Shirley Kaspari.  You can print forms from the website:  Michiganrainbowgirls.org     

 

28    GOEX – Nankin Chapter honoring Debbie Cervantes GR (Strickland-Abbey) and Ken Mansfield

         GR (Wilcenski-Otte). Wayne Masonic Temple 37137 Palmer Rd, Westland. Registration 4:00pm,

         Dinner 5:00 pm, GOEX 7:00 pm  Reservations of $15.00 payable to Nankin #238 send to Sue

         Dossette  13669 Hannan Rd., Romulus MI 48174 by June 21st. Attire:  Formal

 

JULY 2017

 

6 – 8    Job’s Daughters Grand Session Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.  Formal Banquet Thursday 5 pm, cost $35.00 Registration $30.00 Payable to Grand Session Committee and send to Tammy Dankenbring 550 Solon, Cedar Springs MI 49319  by June 1st.  Formal Opening begins at 7 pm.

 

11     Benevolence Board Meeting – Alma

 

15     Reception for Michael Morse at Fairfield Masonic Temple  1059 Seneca Street, Adrian.  Registration 11:00 am, Lunch (picnic style) Noon, Reservations to Karen Lamka 3789 W. Weston Rd, Sand Creek MI 49279.  Cell 517 270 1230.  Cost is donation.  Attire:  OES Casual (capris are acceptable, no shorts)

 

19     Reception for Estella Bethe Grand Representative at Royal Oak Masonic Temple 850 Horace Brown Dr., Madison Hgts 48071  Registration 4:30 pm, Musical Entertainment 5:30 pm Dinner 6:00 pm,. Reservations of $15.00 to Gary Curtis, Sec.  8483 Dale St., Center Line MI 48015 by July 10th.  Questions: contact Gary at 586 758 4379.  Attire:  Eastern Star Casual (No shorts or Jeans, please)

 

20     GOEX and Reception for Cindy Harkins at Grand Ledge Masonic Temple 200 W. River St., Grand Ledge 48837  Registration 4:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm, GOEX 7:00 pm.  Reservations of $12.00 payable to Wacousta Chapter #133 by July 6th to DeAnn Openlander 8101 Clark Rd., Grand Ledge 48837.  Attire: formal    Limited to 200 people.

 

22     Reception for Virginia Burroughs – Sunshine Committee at Michigan Center Masonic Temple 355 Napoleon Rd, Michigan Center.  Registration 11:00 am, Pot Luck Lunch 12 Noon, Program to follow.  Reservations for head count only to Barbara Dawson  9718 Pulaski Rd. Hanover MI 49241.  Meat, table service and beverages are provided.  Please bring a dish to share.  Attire:  Summer wear:  capri’s are welcomed.  No shorts.

 

25     Reception for Nancy Moulthrop, Grand Representative at Tawas Bay Masonic Temple 40 Hemlock M – 55, Tawas City   Registration 5:00 pm, dinner 6:00 pm, program follows dinner.  Reservations of $15.00 payable to Tawas Bay Chapter #71 to Connie Roettger 3364 Pointer Rd, West Branch MI 48661 by July 18, 2017.  Attire:  OES Casual

 

27     Reception for Tom Wells Grand Representative at the Boulder Creek Country Club. 5750 Brewer Ave, NE., Belmont MI. Registration 5:00 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm, Program 7:00 pm. Reservations of $16.00 payable to Rockford Chapter #215 to Dixie Wells  5251 Windmill Dr., NE, Rockford MI 49341 by July 17th.  Attire:  OES Casual

 

28     Reception for Keith Noe, Grand Representative at the Commons of Mulliken (next to temple) 206 Main St., Picnic style lunch. Registration 12:00 Lunch 1:00.  Reservations of $10.00 payable to Mulliken Chapter 161 to Helen Milbourne 13361 Turner Rd., Grand Ledge MI 48837 by July 21st.  Attire:  informal

29     Reception for Patti Wachtel, Grand Representative at the Livonia Masonic Temple 27705 W. Seven Mile, Livonia.  Registration 12 Noon, Lunch 1:00 pm, Reservations of $15.00 payable to Orient Chapter #77 to Jeanette Asiala 1081 Colt Dr., South Lyon MI 48178 by July 15th.

 

AUGUST 2017

 

4 - 5 Multi – State – Wisconsin Dells  Kalahari Resort & Convention Center  (see flyer for more information)

 

5       Alma Picnic

 

11-12  DeMolay Conclave – Holiday Inn Gateway Centre in Flint.  Banquet on Saturday Night.  Cost is $40.00 before July 1st or $50.00 after July 1st.  Make Checks payable to Michigan DeMolay and send to Conclave 2017, c/o Dad Vince D’Aguann.  More information is available on line at Michigan DeMolay.  (You can also register online.)

 

13     Service Dog Fund Raiser – 4 Hour Cruise and Dance to an Island Paradise at Grand Ledge Masonic Temple 200 W. River St., Grand Ledge.  Lunch 1:00 pm, dancing 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  Reservations of $10.00 payable to Grand Chapter of MI OES and send to Karlyn Cierlik by July 30th.  Raffle baskets and cookies by the pound.   Attire:  Cruise wear requested

 

14     Reception for Donna Anderson, Sales Committee at Atlanta Masonic Temple M32E, Atlanta.  Registration 11:00 am, Lunch 12 Noon, Program 1:00 pm. Reservations of $10.00 payable to Atlanta Chapter # 487  and send to Sue Weaver by August 7th. Questions: contact Sue Weaver.  Attire:  OES Casual

 

15     GOEX – & Reception Grand Committee Rita Sands at Twin Lakes Masonic Temple 316 E. Traverse Bay Rd., Lincoln MI 48742.  Registration: 11:00 am, Lunch 12 Noon, GOEX 2:00 pm.  Reservations:  Important to Reserve now – Call Joyce Forgo for availability before you send your reservations and check.  Very limited seating! Cost is $8.00 payable to Lincoln Chapter #184 mail after calling Joyce Forgo. Attire:  formal

 

16     Reception & GOEX – Barb White, Grand Martha, Diane Lowes, Sunshine Committee and John Hansen Grand Representative (Strickland – Abbey) – Traverse City Masonic Temple 13360 SW Bayshore Dr., Traverse City 49684 Registration 4:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm, GOEX 7:00 pm.  Reservations of $15,00 payable to Traverse Bay Chapter #147 and send  to Mary Ellen Hunt by August 9, 2017.  Attire: Formal

 

17 - 18 Fowler/Huis School – Howell

 

19 - 20 Page practice – Grand Ledge

 

21     Convention Meeting

 

22     Executive Board Meeting – Grand Chapter Office

 

26     Rainbow GWA Reception – Alma  (Details not available at this time).

 

27 - 28 Ontario Grand Chapter   Informal Opening Sunday Night at 6:30 pm.  Attire: Formal.   Formal Opening on Monday at 9:00 am. Attire OES Casual.   Bus trip is being offered – see flyer

 

Any questions please contact the WGM’s Secretary, Linda Otte at (248) 516 5548 or

cell (248) 345 – 9436.  Or by email: blotte@sbcglobal.net