Grand Chapter Sessions were very well conducted and
thought out - things appeared to run very smoothly.
The sessions were really running on time -
breakfasts, luncheons and evening banquets were well
was reported that 1912 members had pre-registered
for this 2010 God U & I Dance (Guidance) In Unity
and Harmony Session. Over $44,000 dollars has been
donated for the OES Home "Rally For Rehab" project.
Cheese sales provided over $8000 for the OES Home -
District 6 Charities Director Larry Kujawa was
recognized for selling 58 cases of cheese. Over
$48,5000 has been donated to benefit all charities
addition to the thirteen General Grand Chapter
Officers, visitors from Kentucky, Michigan,
Arkansas, Connecticut, Washington, Florida, South
Carolina, Minnesota, Maine, Georgia, Colorado,
Idaho, New Jersey were warmly greeted and
hospitality to them was extremely maximized -
something Ohio does very well.
truly a blessing for the Grand Chapter to provide
the audio visual for the sessions - nice for all to
be able to see and hear all the business that is
going on - this service costs around $9,000 and
around $6,700 of this was donated - perhaps next
year more will be donated.
thanks to the 2010 officers for a lovely session and
congratulations to those who will serve in 2011.
District 6's Gail Walsh was elected to the station
of Associate Grand Conductress. Many familiar faces
entered to be installed as 2011 officers - special
to our area is District 7's Ron Keller who was
installed as Grand Sentinel. District 8's Cheri
Streicher was named Grand Drill Director for 2012
along with District 10's Pat Eyestone. Charities
Directors for 2011 for District 6 is Margie Buhrow
and District 7 is Donna Evans. PGM Marilyn Bennett
has been appointed to the Eastern Star Benevolence
Committee, Gail Walsh is the Fraternal
Correspondent, District 7's Bonnie & Dick Chapin are
on the Hospitality Committee and District 6's John
Dunn & Marilyn Braatz are on the Membership & Public
Relations Committee. Nathalie & Clyde Givens are on
the Ohio Eastern Star Speakers Bureau - their
presence at Grand Chapter was very welcome and they
brought awareness of the Service Dogs project of the
Most Worthy Grand Matron.
attended the State Secretary/Treasurer's Association
meeting for the first time and learned some things -
did you know that OHIO is now the largest grand
jurisdiction with 40,680 members with 237 chapters?
We have beat Texas - they have only 33,841 members,
but more chapters -394.