by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979
Good morning, dear friends. Don’t worry, be happy!
Keystone Chapter #78, Order of the Eastern Star held its Installation of Officers on March 16, in Solon. The Installing Suite consisted of Rebecca Bibber PGM, Grand Treasurer, Installing Matron; Dale Hanington PGP, Installing Patron; Julienne B. Irving PGM, Installing Chaplain, Rebecca Johnson PGM, Installing Marshal; Marjorie Pfeiffer PGM, Installing Organist; and Beverly Noonan DDGM, Star Point Ceremony.
The installation ceremony started with the entrance of 2017 Officers. Opening of the Bible Lord’s Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem; Declaration of Opening, Presentation and Welcoming of Distinguished Guests, Remarks by Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron, Introduction of Installing Suite, Retirement of 2017 – 2018 Officers, Recess.
Entrance of 2018 – 2019 Officers, Prayer by Installing Chaplain, Roll Call and Obligation, Installation of Worthy Matron, Installation of Worthy Patron, Music, Installation of Elective Officers, Installation of Appointive Officers, Proclamation of Installation, Music,
Star Point Ceremony, Address of Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron, Remarks, Closing the Bible, Closing Ode: Let There be Peace on Earth, Mizpah Benediction, Declaration of Closing, Retirement of 2018 – 2019 Officers, Grace, Refreshments in the Banquet Hall.
Keystone Chapter #78 OES officers installed for 2018 – 2019 are Worthy Matron, Eleanor Pooler PM, Worthy Patron, James A. Owens PGP; Associate Matron, Kathleen Perkins PM; Associate Patron, Rance Pooler PP; Secretary, William Merrill PP; Treasurer, Elaine Jillson PM; Conductress, Jean Morang; Associate Conductress, Midge Pomelow PM; Chaplain, Robert Ward PP; Marshal, Timothy Pomelow; PP; Organist, Douglas Drown; Adah, Charley Durgin; Ruth, Donalie Burbank; Esther, Barbara Merrill PM; Martha, Mary Thomas PM; Electa, Fred Toneatti; Warder, Roland Morang; and Sentinel, Neil Hunnewell PP.
Charity….Solon Food Cupboard, Colors….green and purple, flower, purple lilac and Cheer…Eleanor Pooler…643-2305.
Stated meetings are the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Recessed in July and August. The April 5, 2018, meeting is past and present grand representatives.
There will be an Easter party on Saturday, March 24, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Solon Fire Station. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance, and there will be snacks, games, and face painting. There will be an Easter basket raffle. This party is being hosted by the Solon Fire Auxiliary. My many thanks to Aryke Coombs for sharing this information with us.
My deadline is fast approaching. I started this column last night (and should have finished it then, because this morning has been rather hectic.) Tonight is painting night at Showhegan Adult Ed and I need to get ready for that! Sometimes the days just aren’t long enough! Thirteen people signed up for the painting club this session, many of the regulars and some new ones also, we have lots of fun, and the talent in that room is amazing!
And so for Percy’s memoir entitled, Kindness: Kindness that portrays A love that will endure, Kindness that reveals A hope that’s strong and sure. Kindness that exchanges Faith enough for today, Kindness that remembers A child along the way. Kindness won my heart, Such kindness born of love, Kindness that gave all And comes from God above. And may I learn from Him Such kindness to impart, Strength and grace and faith, To another lonely heart. (words by Elizabeth E.S. Williams.)