2014 – 2015 Grand Chapter

GRAND OFFICERS

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 TrusteePaula Gettles, PGM
Grand TrusteeTom Fowler, PGP
Grand TrusteeKathy Johnson, PGM
Grand TrusteeKaren Adams, PGM
Grand TrusteeDon 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

SESSION THEME & SYMBOLS

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.

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES

JURISDICTIONNAMEEXPIRING
AlabamaElizabeth GranbergJanuary 1, 2016
AlbertaJames D. ElrodDecember 31, 2015
ArizonaHank TurnbaughMarch 1, 2016
ArkansasWilletta LawheadFebruary 10, 2015
AustraliaPeggy HennickDecember 31, 2014
BoliviaLois HeormanDecember 31, 2014
British Columbia & YukonDavid E. SalmonDecember 31, 2015
CaliforniaJoAnn SwalleyDecember 31, 2015
ColoradoGreg KefferApril 1, 2015
ConnecticutSandra WanklynDecember 31, 2014
DelawareCatherine AhlstromDecember 31, 2015
District of ColumbiaMichael GettlesFebruary 14, 2015
FloridaLeland Peterson, Jr.January 1, 2016
GeorgiaDrexa GeierMarch 1, 2016
IdahoCarl M. DombergerJanuary 1, 2016
IllinoisEdith PetersonMarch 31, 2016
IndianaDoreen FosterFebruary 7, 2016
IowaEmma CallowayApril 1, 2015
ItalyJanet ReichertJanuary 1, 2017
KentuckySusan E. WelbornMarch 1, 2016
LouisianaKay SannemanJanuary 1, 2015
MaineDonna LowMarch 1, 2015
ManitobaCarlene BrownJune 30, 2014
MarylandJeanine BlessantApril 1, 2016
MassachusettsGaila SanfordDecember 31, 2014
MichiganMargaret PaddockJanuary 1, 2015
MinnesotaSusan HrovatDecember 31, 2014
MississippiChristopher WestermanDecember 31, 2015
MissouriMary BillupsJanuary 1, 2015
MontanaClaudia HeyMarch 31, 2015
NebraskaKaren CookOctober 1, 2015
NevadaCarolyn GibsonDecember 31, 2014
New BrunswickJohn T. StatonDecember 31, 2015
New HampshireWilliam D. McCordDecember 31, 2016
New JerseyCheryl KohrJanuary 1, 2015
New MexicoNeil CrowJanuary 1, 2016
New YorkCharles KingJune 1, 2015
North CarolinaDebra LindstenJanuary 1, 2016
North DakotaSharon R. WellmanJanuary 1, 2016
Nova Scotia & Prince Edward IslandAnna ChalmersDecember 31, 2014
OhioAlison VoosAugust 1, 2015
OklahomaThelma BortzApril 1, 2015
OntarioCarl Jean GrothDecember 31, 2015
OregonClayton HamblinJanuary 1, 2016
PennsylvaniaMarvis DoeringNovember 15, 2014
Puerto RicoBetty RossMarch 31, 2015
QuebecEvelyn L. SchumacherAugust 20, 2014
Rhode IslandKaren DellingerDecember 31, 2014
Sao PauloBill CassDecember 31, 2015
SaskatchewanDarlene YelenickDecember 31, 2015
ScotlandRay ShobeDecember 31, 2015
South CarolinaKaren MonteithApril 1, 2015
South DakotaKathleen ThomasJanuary 1, 2016
TennesseeSarah ShortJanuary 1, 2016
TexasWilma HessAugust 2, 2015
UtahCarl D. HamblinDecember 31, 2015
VermontCharlotte SwaimMarch 1, 2016
VirginiaDorothy KnudsenFebruary 1, 2016
WashingtonKay HowellDecember 1, 2015
West VirginiaRuth Ann StatonDecember 31, 2014
WisconsinThomas G. JohnsonApril 1, 2016
WyomingBeverly BirkDecember 31, 2014

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