2014 – 2015 Grand Chapter

OFFICENAME
Worthy Grand MatronDonna M. Fagg
Worthy Grand PatronMichael (Mike) Edwards
Associate Grand MatronPam Abel
Associate Grand PatronRichard (Dick) Short
Grand SecretaryHelen Ohlsson
Grand TreasurerJames W. Billings, PGP
Grand ConductressSusan McGinnis
Associate Grand ConductressWanda Ryan
Grand Trustee – ChairPaula Gettles, PGM
Grand Trustee – 2013-2014Tom Fowler, PGP
Grand Trustee – 2014-2015Kathy Johnson, PGM
Grand Trustee – 2015-2016Karen Adams, PGM
Grand Trustee – 2016-2017Don Flickinger, PGP
Grand ChaplainCarol Anderson
Grand MarshalMary Hayselden
Grand OrganistAlice Rollf
Grand AdahSharlie Henry
Grand RuthLorene Prewitt
Grand EstherCarol Lattin
Grand MarthaJo Ann Duvall
Grand ElectaMarilyn K. Banaka
Grand WarderFred Miller
Grand SentinelFrancis ‘Pete’ Peterson

The 139th “Star Within The Star” Session was held at the DoubleTree Hilton by Wichita Airport, Wichita, Kansas on April 23-25, 2015.

Our Theme:
Star Within The Star

Our Aim:
Encouragement of memorization of our Ritualistic Work; Encouragement of strengthening and increasing our membership; Encouragement of chapter traveling and have fun doing it!

Our Watch-words:
Divine Guidance, Love One Another

Motto:
People will forget what you said; they will forget what you did. But they will never forget how you made them feel.

Scriptures
WGM: “Fear not, for I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, I will help thee. I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7

WGP: “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Our Emblem:
Star

Words of Wisdom
WGM: “Be kind, Be thoughtful, Be genuine, but most of all – Be thankful!”
WGP:
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all people you can, as long as ever you can.”

Symbols:
WGM: Star, Angels

WGP: Square & Compasses

Just for Fun:
WGM: Salt & Pepper Shakers – old and new; glass and crystal bells, Santa Claus figurines, Strawberry Twizzlers, Milky Way
WGP: Trees, Pocket Knives, Bicycles, Peanut M&M’s, Dr. Seuss

Honor Station
WGM: Adah and Warder
WGP: Associate Patron & Martha

Our Colors:
Turquoise, Fuchsia, and the bright colors in our selected flowers

Our Flowers:
Gerbera Daisies, Iris and Tulips

Our Charity: 
OES Scholarships

Special Projects:

  • Masonic Youth Organizations
  • Grand Chapter Session
  • Membership Enhancement
  • Kansas Masonic Home
  • Easter Seals Capper Foundation
  • Star Gazer
  • WGM/WGP Project of Choice

Community Service Projects:

  • Local Community Food Banks
  • Travel Toiletries and Tabby Tops for Ronald McDonald House
  • Box Top Labels for Education
  • Touched by a Star

Our Activities:

  • 5-State Exchange – South Dakota
  • Kansas/Missouri Fun Weekend
  • Kansas/Nebraska Exchange
  • Kansas/Oklahoma Exchange
  • Alpha-Omega Sewing Day
  • Spring & Summer Fundraisers
  • Star Winter Fun Cruise

Songs:
WGM: “I Need Thee Every Hour”, “His Eye Is On The Sparrow”, “My Wish”, “It Is No Secret”, “On Eagles Wings”, “Blessed Assurance”, George Strait & Michael Bublé songs, and all toe tapping upbeat piano music!

WGP: “This is my Father’s World”, “Dust in the Wind”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, ’70’s Songs

DEDICATION

We dedicate this year to the members of our beautiful Order of the Eastern Star. May we encourage each other to work towards memorization of our beautiful ritualistic work, encourage our chapters to strengthen and increase our membership in the Order by practicing O.E.S. – Obligation – Enthusiasm – Smile, and to let our O.E.S. light shine throughout our life and on those around us.

We also dedicate this year to our families and friends who have stood by us, encouraged us and helped us as we have made our way to the Grand East. May love fill each of your hearts with laughter, peace and harmony.

JurisdictionNameExpiring Date
AlabamaElizabeth GranbergJan. 1, 2016
AlbertaJames D. ElrodDec. 31, 2015
ArizonaHank TurnbaughMar. 1, 2016
ArkansasWilletta LawheadFeb. 10, 2015
AustraliaPeggy HennickDec. 31, 2014
BoliviaLois HeormanNov. 30, 2014
British Columbia YukonDavid E. SalmonDec. 31, 2015
CaliforniaJoAnn SwalleyDec. 31, 2015
ColoradoGreg KefferApr. 1, 2015
ConnecticutSandra WanklynDec. 31, 2014
DelawareCatherine AhlstromDec. 31, 2015
District Of ColumbiaMichael GettlesFeb. 14, 2015
FloridaLeland Peterson, Jr.Jan. 1, 2016
GeorgiaDrexa GeierMar. 1, 2016
IdahoCarl M. DombergerJan. 1, 2016
IllinoisEdith PetersonMar. 31, 2016
IndianaDoreen FosterFeb. 7, 2016
IowaEmma CallowayApr. 1, 2015
KentuckySusan E. WelbornMar. 1, 2016
LouisianaKay SannemanJan. 1, 2015
MaineDonna LowMar. 1, 2015
ManitobaCarlene BrownJun. 30, 2014
MarylandJeanine BlessantApr. 1, 2016
MassachusettsGaila SanfordDec. 31, 2014
MichiganMargaret PaddockJan. 1, 2015
MinnesotaSusan HrovatDec. 31, 2014
MississippiChristopher WestermanDec. 31, 2015
MissouriMary BillupsJan. 1, 2015
MontanaClaudia HeyMar. 31, 2015
NebraskaKaren CookOct. 1, 2015
NevadaCarolyn GibsonDec. 31, 2014
New BrunswickJohn T. StatonDec. 31, 2015
New HampshireWilliam D. McCordJan. 1, 2016
New JerseyCheryl KohrJan. 1, 2015
New MexicoNeil CrowJan. 1, 2016
New YorkCharles KingJun. 1, 2015
North CarolinaDebra LindstemJan. 1, 2016
North DakotaSharon R. WellmanJan. 1, 2016
Nova Scotia Prince Edward IslandAnna ChalmersDec. 31, 2014
OhioAlison VoosAug. 1, 2015
OklahomaThelma BortzApr. 1, 2015
OntarioCarl Jean GrothDec. 31, 2015
OregonClayton HamblinJan. 1, 2016
PennsylvaniaMarvis DoeringNov. 15, 2014
Puerto RicoBetty RossMar. 31, 2015
QuebecEvelyn L. SchumacherAug. 20, 2014
Rhode IslandKaren DellingerDec. 31, 2014
Sao PauloBill CassMay 1, 2015
SaskatchewanDarlene YelenickDec. 31, 2015
ScotlandRay ShobeDec. 31, 2015
South CarolinaKaren MonteithApr. 1, 2015
South DakotaKathleen ThomasJan. 1, 2016
TennesseeSarah ShortJan. 1, 2016
TexasWilma HessAug. 2, 2015
UtahCarl D. HamblinDec. 31, 2015
VermontCharlotte SwaimMar. 1, 2016
VirginiaDorothy KnudsenFeb. 1, 2016
WashingtonKay HowellDec. 1, 2015
West VirginiaRuth Ann StatonDec. 31, 2014
WisconsinThomas G. JohnsonApr. 1, 2016
WyomingBeverly BirkDec. 31, 2014

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