Worthy Matron, Roberta Ekleberry, opened the February meeting of Warpole Chapter #366, Order of the Eastern Star in ritualistic long form. The 37 members and three visitors were welcomed with the reading of “Cold is a Relative Thing,”
Deputy Grand Matron, Marla Barber, was presented followed by the Grand Representative of Oregon in Ohio, Darcie Miller, and Worthy Matron, Rita Dropsey, of Ruth Chapter, Mansfield. Seventeen past matrons and two past patrons were in attendance.
Recognized was distinguished Mason, Larry Miller, High Priest; as well as two 50 year members; OES Home Trustee, Pat Eyestone; District 10 vice-president, Darla Hudson; grand page to the DGM, Carol Grubel; grand aide to the DGM, Richard Hudson; charities director, Sylvia Webb and 12 former grand appointments.
The evening’s sunshine offering will be donated to iN2L to help purchase four computer systems for the OES Home. Items were also collected for the Children’s Dyslexia Center.
Three candidates were elected into membership and will be initiated at the inspection to be held on March 3. A pro-tem initiation was then held.
Resolutions of Respect were read and a memorial given for Harold Miller and Anna Jane Hawk.
Sharon Kloepfer reported on the new General Grand Chapter project for Regenerative Medicine. The chapter voted to present four honorary memberships. Worthy Matron Ekleberry reported on the Masonic dinner already served and three future dinners. Ruth Chapter will have a Friendship night on March 21 with Warpole Chapter in attendance. Warpole Chapter will then hold a Friendship night for Ruth Chapter and will honor Secretaries on April 7.
The meeting closed and refreshments were served in the dining room.