Grand officers from the Grand Chapter of Colorado, Order of the Eastern Star, and their escorts, as well as Utah grand officers and their escorts, made an official visit to Garnet Chapter #39, Delta, and the Colorado/Utah Exchange on Saturday, May 5. Many OES chapters from across the state were represented.
The 100-plus members came from 21 different chapters in Colorado, plus Utah. All enjoyed a delicious meal of ham loaf, scalloped potatoes, string beans, salads and cake with great decor.
The meeting was opened by worthy matron Donna Ames and worthy patron Lee Casto. The worthy grand matron, Maryann-Gold Weidler of Boulder, and worthy grand patron, Charles Thompson of Thornton, were welcomed. Also welcomed were Ruthmarie Rives, worthy grand matron, and John Testi, worthy grand patron, both of Utah, as well as the general Grand Chapter committee member Lee Ann Asay of Green River, Utah. Other Grand Chapter officers of Colorado and Utah, their escorts and distinguished guests were introduced.
Special recognition was given to Garnet Chapter's 50-year members, 10 of whom were introduced — Nellie Clark, Dahlgren Andrews, Martha Atchley, Fay and Marvin Hannigan, Mary Ellen Harris, Velma Carr Holder, Louise Hoover, Sula Mathews, and the newest 50-year member, Betty Wilkening.
Reports were made on special projects. Local donations have been made to Delta Doves, Rose Hill Hospitality House next to St. Mary's Hospital, and other donations to the Grand Chapter of Colorado charities. Garnet members have donated their time to Delta County Memorial Hospital, Delta Museum, Hotchkiss Museum, Delta Senior Center, Hotchkiss Senior Center and Delta Doves. They have placed Memorial Day starts in the Delta City Cemetery and served as hunter safety instructors.blog comments powered by Disqus