Win­ter Won­der­land - Or­der of the East­ern Star

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL SPORTS -

Worthy Grand Ma­tron Janet Patch and Worthy Grand Pa­tron Robert Weidner are still talk­ing about how much they en­joyed their In­stal­la­tion and the lovely re­cep­tion held for them in the Le­gion in Water­loo where the theme was Christ­mas with Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions, Car­ols and an old fash­ioned Christ­mas meal. They were very sur­prised to count $300.00 in the HUGS bag left on the ta­bles for do­na­tions of spare change, which was to go to the Men­tal Health Estrie, in Sher­brooke.

WGM Janet was happy to present her grand­daugh­ter Skyler Patch Mccoy with an Ed­u­ca­tional Bur­sary of $500.00 in the pres­ence of the Bur­sary Com­mit­tee Peter Kan­dalaft, PP, Brenda Shaw Rad­ford PGM and Donna Mitchell PM. She and WGP Robert at­tended the fu­neral of Leo Dry­den PGP, a great loss to the or­der. WGP Robert and seven mem­bers; Sis­ters He­len Black PGM, Brenda Shaw Rad­ford, PGM Anita Young PGM, San­dra Ewart PGM Made­line Weidner, at­tended the 49th Gen­eral Grand Tri­en­nial Assem­bly in Or­lando, Florida. He had been in­vited by the Worthy Grand Or­gan­ist to join the choir and was happy to do so, as well as pre­sent­ing the Que­bec Flag.

Most Worthy Grand Ma­tron Mar­i­anne wrote a lovely let­ter to the Que­bec mem­bers say­ing how much she had en­joyed meet­ing them.

- Fe­bru­ary 22/23 Can/an week­end Portsmouth, NH

March 9th Bowl-a Thon

March 17th St Pa­trick's Day Pa­rade

April 5th, Hands Across the Bor­der, 3/4th NH Ex­change

May 6th Que­bec Fo­rum June 6/7th Ver­mont Grand Ses­sions

Au­gust 16/17th New Hamp­shire Grand Ses­sions

Oc­to­ber 10/11th Que­bec Grand Ses­sions in Granby.

Happy Jan­uary Birth­day Greet­ings to Sis­ter Sadie Tal­bot (16th ), Brothers Rod­er­ick Me Wil­liam (7th) and Dag­mar Scherff (29th), all from Chap­ter #35 ,and Sis­ter San­dra Ewart (10th), #2.

Congratulations to the fol­low­ing cel­e­brat­ing An­niver­saries in the Or­der: Sis­ters Bev­erly How­man (1950) # 17 Donnare­alffe (1973) #17/#2 and Sis­ters Im­grad Sal­ten (1964) San­dra Mor­ri­son (1987) and Brother Gamet Mor­ri­son (1987) # 35 and San­dra Ewart (1969) #2 and Pa­tri­cia Koch ( 2003) # 2 and #34.

Fu­ture Mem­bers? - a boy was born to the grand­daugh­ter of Sis­ter Kay and Brother Angus Strong in Novem­ber and Sis­ter Amanda Patch be­came a grand­mother in Novem­ber when her daugh­ter gave birth to a boy. Such good news.

With the New Year this is some­thing to think about - If I dec­o­rated the house with beau­ti­ful things but do not show LOVE to my fam­ily, I am just a dec­o­ra­tor. If I cook all day and make de­li­cious food but do not show LOVE to my fam­ily, I am just a cookie, If I help in a soup kitchen, nurse the poor, sing in a res­i­dence but do not show LOVE to my fam­ily it prof­its me noth­ing. If I dec­o­rate the tree with beau­ti­ful balls etc or sing in the Choir but do not spend time think­ing about Christ, I have missed the point. LOVE stops the cook­ing to hug the child. LOVE sets aside the dec­o­ra­tions to kiss the hus­band. LOVE is kind, thought­ful and LOVE doesn't envy an­other homes' co­or­di­nated Christ­mas china and ta­ble linens. Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of your way. LOVE doesn't give only to those who are able to give in re­turn, but re­joices in giv­ing to those who can't.

Love Bears all things, be­lieves all things, hopes all things, en­dures all things. LOVE never fails. Video games will break, pearl neck­laces will be lost, golf clubs will rust, but giv­ing the gift of LOVE will en­dure. (Sharon Jaynes) Peace be­gins with a smile. (Mother Teresa)

Love and Best Wishes for 2019 for Health and Hap­pi­ness.

Sub­mit­ted by Eve­lyn Be­ban Lewis

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