2016 – 2017 Grand Chapter

GRAND OFFICERS

OFFICENAME
Worthy Grand MatronSusan McGinnis
Worthy Grand PatronFrancis "Pete" Peterson
Associate Grand MatronWanda Ryan
Associate Grand PatronHank Turnbaugh
Grand SecretaryPaula Gettles, PGM
Grand TreasurerJames W. Billings, PGP
Grand ConductressMary Hayselden
Associate Grand ConductressGarrie Oppitz
Grand Trustee – 2012-2013 – ChairKathy Johnson, PGM
Grand Trustee – 2013-2014Karen Adams, PGM
Grand Trustee – 2014-2015Don Flickinger, GGCCM, PGP
Grand Trustee – 2015-2016Kathryn L Johnson, PGM
Grand Trustee – 2016-2017Larry Swaim, GGCCM, PGP
Grand ChaplainJana Goebel
Grand MarshalKaren Monteith
Grand OrganistCarol Salmon
Grand AdahMelanie Marcy
Grand RuthSheila Worden
Grand EstherSusan Dennett
Grand MarthaCindy Smith
Grand ElectaDonna Low
Grand WarderRuby Barclay
Grand SentinelStephen (Steve) W. Boyer

SESSION THEME & SYMBOLS

The 141st “God’s Gift of Friendship” Session was held at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, Topeka, Kansas on April 25-27, 2017.

Our Theme:
God’s Gift of Friendship

Our Aim:
To build our order by increasing membership with friendship and fun and working closely with all our Masonic Orders.

Our Watch-words:
Live – each day to the fullest
Laugh – to enjoy each adventure you take
Learn – To do the best you can and
Love – as if there is no tomorrow!

Mottos:
WGM: Of all the gifts God gives to us, friendship is one of his greatest blessings!
WGP: Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody!

Scriptures
WGM: This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends. John 15:12-13
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

Our Emblems:
Angels, Crosses, Doves, Stars and Hearts

Words of Wisdom
WGM: “When a door is closed, somewhere God opens a window to give you the opportunity to find what you may need.”
WGP: “The only unsinkable ship is Friendship” – Author Unknown

Just for Fun
WGM: The Tin Man (for the heart we all have)
Smiley faces (keep smiling, it works)
Unicorns (for the dreams we may have)
WGP: Anchor – to provide support and stability
Checkered Flag – Car Racing
3 Musketeers Candy Bar

Honor Station
WGM: Adah and Warder in memory of my first station and honor to my mother for all her support.
WGP: Chaplain – My favorite station
Secretary – In memory my of mother who was secretary for many years

Our Colors:
Royal blue, Silver, Red, Green and Gold; colors that match our beautiful Star Points

Our Flowers:
Spider Mums and Peace Rose

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

OES Service Projects:

  • OES Scholarships
  • Grand Chapter Session
  • Kansas Masonic Home
  • Children’s Mercy Baby Items Project
  • Star Gazer
  • OES Office Equipment Update
  • WGM/WGP Project of Choice

Community Service Projects:

  • Local Food Bank
  • Travel Toiletries and Tabby Tops for Ronald McDonald House
  • Box Top Labels for Education
  • Touched by a Star Cards
  • Local Police Bears for Kids

Our Activities:

  • Kansas/Nebraska Exchange
  • 5-State Fun Gathering (Overland Park, KS)
  • Alpha-Omega Sewing Day

Songs:
On the Road Again, Amazing Grace, You Got a Friend, In the Garden, Its a Small World, You Raise Me Up, The Rose, Angels Among Us, The River

DEDICATION
We dedicate this year to our sisters and brothers in this great state of Kansas and our families. Each of you are a part of this Grand Jurisdiction and are needed to rebuild and grow our Beautiful Order. We thank all who have encouraged, assisted, and supported us in this adventure and pray we serve to the best of our abilities and the good of our Order. It is a privilege to stand and serve you. We thank God for this gift of friendship and our hearts to use as he has directed.

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES

JURISDICTIONNAMEEXPIRING
AlabamaMelvin L. LuttrellJanuary 1, 2018
AlbertaLaura Jean EasleyDecember 31, 2017
ArizonaMichele JeselnikMarch 1, 2018
ArkansasDawn CrumpleyFebruary 10, 2019
AustraliaNancy HayseldenDecember 31, 2018
BoliviaMartha Ann HulletDecember 31, 2018
British Columbia & YukonRichard TennantDecember 31, 2017
CaliforniaJames F. BillupsDecember 31, 2017
ColoradoEvelyn VanVleetApril 1, 2017
ConnecticutBarbara HufordDecember 31, 2018
DelawareWayma Jean RamirezDecember 31, 2017
District of ColumbiaHelen OhlssonFebruary 14, 2019
FloridaGlenda GilpinJanuary 1, 2018
GeorgiaJamie Ann MorganMarch 1, 2018
IdahoRoy FreiburgerJanuary 1, 2018
IllinoisCheryl GrossMarch 31, 2018
IndianaJean ElginFebruary 7, 2018
IowaJames W. RupeApril 1, 2017
ItalyJanet ReichertJanuary 1, 2017
KentuckyNola ViceMarch 1, 2018
LouisianaDebbie AndersonJanuary 1, 2017
MaineMarlene BushMarch 1, 2019
ManitobaHelen E. EdwardsJune 30, 2017
MarylandLynda FrankenApril 1, 2018
MassachusettsBilly John StewartDecember 31, 2018
MichiganCharles MarcyJanuary 1, 2019
MinnesotaKatherine DittyDecember 31, 2018
MississippiJaqueline McClain KremerDecember 31, 2017
MissouriCarol AndersonJanuary 1, 2019
MontanaGlenda S. PerkinsMarch 31, 2018
NebraskaEvelyn AtkinsonOctober 1, 2017
NevadaJean OsbournDecember 31, 2018
New BrunswickPam McGowneDecember 31, 2017
New HampshireSharon HarrisonDecember 31, 2018
New JerseyDavid AhlstromJanuary 1, 2019
New MexicoThomas StevensJanuary 1, 2018
New YorkRuthann BoatwrightJune 1, 2017
North CarolinaZella AltmanJanuary 1, 2018
North DakotaRonda R. TheroffJanuary 1, 2018
Nova Scotia & Prince Edward IslandLinda EngstromDecember 31, 2018
OhioDoris ElrodAugust 1, 2017
OklahomaMarlene FlickingerApril 1, 2017
OntarioJean SearlsDecember 31, 2017
OregonAnnis S. WrightJanuary 1, 2018
PennsylvaniaSondra PetersonNovember 15, 2018
Puerto RicoGerald RodmanMarch 31, 2017
QuebecVicky BoyerAugust 20, 2017
Rhode IslandDeborah WestermanDecember 31, 2018
Sao PauloJeannie HaasDecember 31, 2017
SaskatchewanAnn Michelle MickeyDecember 31, 2017
ScotlandJeanine GlidewellDecember 31, 2017
South CarolinaRichard WortmanApril 1, 2017
South DakotaJo Ann DuvallJanuary 1, 2018
TennesseeBarbara LearJanuary 1, 2018
TexasRon KammererAugust 2, 2017
UtahRobert QuanzDecember 31, 2017
VermontCharlotte RatliffMarch 1, 2018
VirginiaMargaret NelsonFebruary 1, 2018
WashingtonKeith CarrDecember 1, 2017
West VirginiaAdrienne M.WhiteDecember 31, 2018
WisconsinEmily SayApril 1, 2018
WyomingJudith Ann WelchDecember 31, 2017

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