Newly elected Worthy Matron, Roberta Ekleberry presided over the November 5 meeting of Warpole Chapter #366 Order of the Eastern Star. Marla Barber, Deputy Grand Matron, was presented and taken to the East for greetings, followed by Roberta Ekleberry, grand representative to Kansas in Ohio, and Darcie Miller, grand representative to Oregon in Ohio who were presented and seated in the East. Nineteen past matrons and four past patrons were also greeted.
Recognized were Honored Masons; 50 Year Members; OES Home Trustee, Pat Eyestone; District Vice President, Darla Hudson; and eight former grand appointments.
An adenda was presented by past matrons for Jr. Past Worthy Matron, Carol Grubel, honoring her for serving the chapter the past year. A memorial service was held for members, Genevieve Schlack and Suzanna Eyestone.
Dick Eyestone reported on the updated guidelines for the Scholarship Committee and stated that Crawford County School applicants will also be considered. Pat Eyestone, shared the progress and updates being made at the OES Home, giving suggestions for donations that can be made covering a period of three years. Darla Hudson reported on the district fundraiser, a Mystery Dinner, which will be held in April. Carol Grubel gave the Sunshine report.
Debbie Pool announced that the traveling jewel from Bucyrus will be displayed in the OES cabinet.
The annual project of donating to the Angel Tree, Wyandot Co. Children will continue.
Members are encouraged to attend the EOP School of Instruction to be held in Findlay on Nov. 13, and were given dates for upcoming Installations. Warpole Chapter will host the District Past Matrons Association with a brunch on Dec. 5 .
The group was asked for volunteers to help clean the Masonic center and they can let Ekleberry know.
Members were thanked for participating in the set-up for the chapter Fantasy of Lights display at Harrison Smith Park.
The chapter closed its meeting in ritualistic form. Refreshments were served by Glena Roszman, Dan and Teresa Harris.
Ekleberry announced that at the Dec. 3 meeting at 7:30 p.m., Obligation Night will be observed. Members are encouraged to bring children’s books to be donated to the Open Door Food Pantry and there will be a $5.00 gift exchange.