2010 – 2011 Grand Chapter

OFFICENAME
Worthy Grand MatronGayle Cousatte
Worthy Grand PatronJohn J. Ryan
Associate Grand MatronKathryn L. Johnson
Associate Grand PatronRick Stripling
Grand SecretaryHelen Ohlsson
Grand TreasurerRoland C. Bonjour, PGP
Grand ConductressKim Dellinger
Associate Grand ConductressDelores Smith
Grand Trustee – ChairTom Fowler, PGP
Grand Trustee Kathy Johnson, PGM
Grand Trustee Patricia Brothers, PGM
Grand Trustee Don Flickinger, PGP
Grand Trustee Paula Gettles, PGM
Grand ChaplainAnn Kolarik
Grand MarshalCarolyn S. Merrick
Grand OrganistJudith Liming
Grand AdahDonna M. Fagg
Grand RuthGlenda Perkins
Grand EstherBarbara Rake
Grand MarthaCecelia Rae Hillebrand
Grand ElectaRae Helen Corbet
Grand WarderRichard A. Wortman
Grand SentinelRobert Hess

The 135th “One Nation Under GOD” Session was held at the Scottish Rite Temple, Wichita, Kansas on April 19-21, 2011.

Our Theme:
May each of us, with God’s help, live the Obligation, and be a living example of His love and truth.

Our Aim:
For each member to live our Obligation, in their daily lives; demonstrating in word and action its principles; shining as bright stars to humanity, that others will have a desire to be associated with an order with high ideals and teachings. (From “Let There Be Light”, Beulah Malone, PGM of Oklahoma)

Our Watch-words:
Dream * Believe * Achieve

Motto:
Dare to Dream, Whether big or small, Believe in yourself, and you can Achieve all.

Scriptures
WGM: “Where is he that is born King of the Jews?  For we have seen his Star in the East and are Come to Worship Him.”  Matthew 2:2

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom He hath chosen for His own inheritance.” Psalms 33:12

WGP: “And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God.” Matthew 19:24

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

Our Emblems:
WGM: Altar with Open Holy Bible, American Flag, American Bald Eagle

WGP: Minuteman, Kansas State Capitol, Christian Flag

Words of Wisdom
WGP: “It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life…
that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just for Fun
WGM: The Trail of Painted Ponies, Ice Cream, Blue Glass, Coca Cola Bears
WGP: Stone Fence Post, Guitar, Jayhawk, Hummingbirds

Honor Station
WGM: Electa – In honor of my Mother
WGP: Esther – In honor of Mom and Dad

Our Colors:
Patriotic Colors, Gold, Colors of Kansas, Newly Plowed Wheat Field, Flint Hills in springtime

Our Flowers:
WGM: Shasta Daisies, Red Poppies, Purple Lilacs

WGP: American Red Rose, Rose Moss, Orchid

Our Charities:
American Heart Association – Research
General Grand Chapter Projects – Service Dogs

OES Service Projects:

  • Service Dogs for Veterans
  • Wounded Warriors
  • Scholarships
  • Kansas Grand Chapter Session
  • Kansas Grand Chapter Website
  • Worthy Grand Matron Project of Choice

Community Service Projects:
Travel Toiletries and Tabby Tops for Ronald McDonald House

Our Activities:

  • Kansas/Nebraska Exchange
  • Five-State Exchange
  • Spring Fundraiser
  • Summer Fundraiser concert

Songs:
WGM: The Lord’s Prayer, I Believe, Military & Patriotic Songs, Gospel Music, Trilogy by Elvis

WGP: Battle Hymn of the Republic, Amazing Grace, Church in the Wildwood

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