Supreme Grand Chapter OES
2010 Highlights, Little Rock, AR, Peabody Hotel
SUPREME YOUTH TALENT SHOW, AUG 6TH
There was great representation from the Grand Chapter State Youth Departments who participated in the Supreme Youth Talent Show. They prayed, read scriptures, sang songs, recited poetry, and shared wonderful speeches from President Obama, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Langston Hughes. All the youth did an outstanding job. Supreme Youth Directress Pamela D. Jones welcomed delegates and Past Grand Matron Boyd proudly presented trophies and certificates to each participant. Congratulations to our youth for a job well done!
SUPREME YOUTH MEETING & OUTING, AUG 7TH
The Supreme Youth Meeting was opened by Gleaners representing Grand Field of Morals under the following Grand Chapters: Greater Queen Esther, MI; Hadassah, OH; MW St. John, IL; Queen Esther, CA; and United, NY. The Host Youth Department of Mt. Moriah Grand Chapter sponsored a “Teen Post” on Friday afternoon to “meet and greet” all Gleaners, refreshments were served. After lunch, with the excitement filling the air they were off to “Magic Springs” in Hot Springs, AR; as the Sisters headed to the Arlington Bath House for relaxation and the famous Hot Spring Water Baths and fresh spring water.
SUPREME GRAND CHAPTER WORKSHOP, AUG 7TH
Once again, PGM Barbara Gray, facilitated another outstanding, educational and entertaining workshop. She included the audience by asking questions only she could answer which was educational and a fun way to learn. A skit was written by Sis Orlessia Cleghorn titled “MISS ATTITUDE”. Sisters were chosen by PGM Gray to participate in the skit of a sister with a bad attitude. When the skit was over, we all had new Attitudes!!!!! GM Hilda G. Spencer, IL won the attendance award. Several games were played; one in particular was what kind of snacks you had in your purse, these Sisters are really serious when it comes to snacks they carry in their purses. Leadership was the topic of the day which included information how a Sister should carry herself when coming into the Order. It was reiterated that we as Leaders, need to do deeper investigating to be sure we bring in better candidates. Overall, we had a successful workshop and everyone who attended said they were looking forward to the next Workshop in Galveston, TX, 2012. This was a learning experience for all of us. Hats off to PGM Gray and her committee for an excellent job!!! Workshop Booklets were available for purchase and will be available at the 2012 convention.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING, SUNDAY SCHOOL, AUG 8TH
It was the best way to begin our day, praising the Lord with song and prayers. The Sunday School Lesson was taught by MESGP Wesley L. Todd. Leadership Training consisted of Gleaners and Supervisors from various states and jurisdictions. Refreshment was served.
96th BIENNIAL CONVENTION - OFFICIAL OPENING, AUG 8TH
The General Grand Masonic Congress &
Supreme Grand Chapter, OES was officially opened by President General Nathaniel Simmons supported by
Supreme Grand Matron Ula M. Yeargin. The Welcome was extended by Honorable
GM Cleo Trotter of St Paul Grand Lodge, Arkansas and AGM Doris Bonet of
Arkansas gave official greetings. All 450+ Beautiful Sisters
dressed in red representing Love and "covered by the blood of
Jesus". The Biennial presentation was presented to Miss Donnell
representative for the American Cancer Society by PG Simmons, SGM Yeargin and
Supreme Royal Grand Matron Minnie Cambridge.
SUPREME GRAND CHAPTER, OES MEETING, AUG 9TH
Supreme Grand Lecturer Irene Elliott assisted by PSGL Berea Clark and ME SGP Wesley Todd administered the Past matron Administrative Degree; to approximately 14 Past Matrons. Grand Matron Hilda Spencer and Grand Patron D. Grier opened and extended a hearty warm welcome to the delegation of over 450 registered Stars. Full Regalia were the attire for the day. SGM Ula M. Yeargin presided over this session and handled all official business; awards, plaques and certificates were given to various Chapters and Sisters. The election and installation of officers was officiated by MESGP Wesley Todd. The session was closed with a prayer.
GRAND MATRONS, AND PGM, APPRECIATION DINNER, AUGUST 9TH
Mt. Moriah Grand Chapter O.E.S. and St. Paul Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. hosted a wonderful food fest for delegates at this convention. Congratulations to Grand Master Trotter, Grand Matron Beverly Hines, Associate Grand Matron Doris Bonet and their members for a delicious and well rounded meal. Everyone present left with their stomachs and hearts full of good food and a delectable meal of spiritual brotherhood and sisterhood.
TALENT SHOW, AUGUST 9TH
Thank you to the many Sisters’s who
participated in this year’s “Talent Show”. Who would have thought our Sister DJ Bruce(is this the right name)
would display so much talent? This was indeed a
WOW Moment during the show. Again, Thank you Talent Show Committee for
your hard work of getting your talent showcased in front of a terrific
crowd. All attendees enjoyed a delicious Mexican style buffet. Thanks
to the Brothers and Sisters for the display of talent and support of this