Grand visit sends Star into summer

In Newsby Charles Ward

Juneau Chapter No. 7, Order of the Eastern Star welcomed the Most Worthy Grand Matron and Patron, along with several members of the Grand Line to Juneau for an official visit in May.
M.W.G.M. Helen Westmoreland, M.W.G.P. Robert Penoyer and several other Grand Officers stopped in Juneau May 24-25 as part of their swing through the Great Land. Brothers and sisters from Juneau took them around the Capital City, including a stop at Mendenhall Glacier. On the 24th, the Chapter held an informal reception for the Grand guests.
The Chapter officially welcomed the visitors on May 25, first with a formal dinner and then at a special meeting. The Chapter presented Westmoreland with a quilt made by Sister Debbie Ackerman, W.M., while Bro. Al Brookman, P.P., presented Penoyer with a carved fishhook.
That meeting was the last official meeting until the Chapter went dark for the summer. Members of the Chapter met on June 12 to brainstorm activites for the coming fall and winter. The Chapter returns to meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month on Sept. 11.
Visit the Chapter’s Facebook page to see more pics from the official visit, or to keep tabs on the goings on at OES.