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October 23, 2013
The regular stated meeting of Chenango Chapter #135 was held
in its rooms Wednesday evening at 7:00 o’clock PM with
Courtesies of the East were extended to RW Bonnie J. Cobb,
DDGM of the Broome Chenango District, Order of the Eastern Star, State of
On Role Call of Officers, the following were found absent: Chaplain, Marshal, Musician, Warder and Sentinel.
On sickness And Distress the following was reported: RW Connie Sears, DDGM 2012 fell from a ladder and has a broken pelvis and is getting around with a wheel chair. S. Joan Crumb asked for prayers for her oldest brother, Gerald Flanagan.
The treasurer reported that the checking account balance is $2,025.85. The trustees made a motion to transfer $1000.00 to the Savings account. Motion was carried.
Unfinished business: S. Linda reported that the party would be Dec. 11 at 6:00PM at Lippys (at the Greene airport) Price would be $13.95. We are to bring a gift worth $10.00 which will be used in a Christmas type game.
New business: S Linda made the motion that the Chapter purchase 5 lottery tickets for the Month of December. WS Carol Sue seconded motion. Motion was carried.
The WM gave an excellent report from Grand Chapter as our elected delegate. She came to the podium wrapped up in a blanket and hat on her head and told the members that was what we looked like at the first session. We happened to be sitting right under the air conditioning blowers and literally froze. We did move on the second day and temperatures were much better. WS Connie said the experience of attending Grand Chapter session was an awesome experience. She managed to pare down her 17 page report, which is attached to these minutes, to under 10 minutes. But still brought home several facts from grand sessions. She said one highlight was hearing 900 people sing the Star Spangled Banner and when time repeat the Lord’s Prayer. She was impressed with the Tribute to the flag presented by the Associate Grand Matron. W Connie was really impressed with the $63,000 earned for the projects of 2014. This money was mostly from MS Sylvia’s and MW George’s chapters and districts. RW Bonnie made the motion to accept this fine report, second by S Secretary and carried.
S Linda reported that the Mystery bag earned $416.00 for Broome Chenango District.
RW Bonnie presented another $110.00 from her candy project. This makes $681.00 in 2013 that her project has earned. She then presented two of the Grand Matron and Grand Patrons special projects 2014. The Grand Patron’s project is local Food Pantries.
The pin is a Horn of Plenty pin and sells for $5.00. The Grand Matron’s special project is the
world renowned Cardiac Research Institute at the Masonic Medical Research
Sister Secretary made the motion, second by brother Bob that the chapter reimburse our matron for her pre-registration fee for Grand Chapter of $15.00. Motion carried. She also made a motion that we do the same for RW Bonnie to honor her office of DDGM. Bonnie declined.
Sister Secretary made a motion that we forgive the dues of
S. Nancy Birtch.
S Linda is working on the slate of chapter officers for 2014.
Our annual meeting is Nov. 13. We will open at 6:30 for election of officers and annual reports. We will reopen at 7:00 for the open installation of Chenango Officers for 2014.
You are urged to support RW Bonnie by being present at her reception as DDGM on Sunday Afternoon, Nov. 10 at 2:00 here in our chapter. This will also be the reception of RW David Walter, DGL and the homecoming of RW Sherry and RW Steve Behe.
Tioughnioga Chapter will celebrate a Century to Remember on Tuesday night, Oct. 29 at 6:00 for light refreshments and 7:00 for the celebration
The Cortland Madison reception for district officers is on Nov. 2 at 2:00. Reception for Betty Lou Smith Assoc Grand Conductress is Nov. 1 and the district officers of Cayuga Tompkins is Nov. 3. If you want further information on these receptions please see me after the meeting
Courtesies of the East were extended to 6 Past Grand Officers and 4 past Matrons and Patrons.
Chapter closed in due form
Yvonne Cobb, Secretary
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