Opal Chapter, OES – December, 2021

DECEMBER-2021Opal Chapter was proud to install a full slate of OFFICERS on November 13.  Carol Pinny presided over our beautiful Installation followed by fellowship and wonderful food.  2022 Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron are Shirley and Tom Eckley.  We were honored to have PWGP William Murphy and Wife Dorothy, Grand Representative of Alabama in OH join us.  Also present was Janet Doolittle, Deputy Grand Matron of Districts 1 and 2

OPAL CHAPTER, November, 2021

OPAL CHAPTER’S NOVEMBER NEWS With thoughts that it will soon be time for turkey and all the Thanksgiving goodies,  we take time for our November 13th at 2:00 pm Installation of 2022 Officers.  Our new Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron will be Shirley and Thomas Eckley. A 4:00 pm rehearsal is scheduled  at the Cortland Masonic Lodge Hall for November 7th.  After that we will gather at EAT and PARK

OPAL – October, 2021

OPAL FOR OCTOBER Opal Chapter #181 is pleased to announce 2 new members:  Ghislaine Martin and Leea Coryea.  Eunice Zimmit and Carla Kahler received their 60-year pins.  We have resumed  having dinner at 6:30 pm before the meeting. Due to Covid -19 we have postponed till 2022 our annual Halloween Party. With a delicious birthday cake, we celebrated our 117th Birthday after a delicious meal provided by Roxanne York and

Opal Chapter – September, 2021

SEPTEMBER NEWS A summer rainstorm didn’t put a damper on the enjoyment of our ANNUAL OPAL PICNIC  at the CORTLAND CONSERVATION CLUB on August 12th.  We enjoyed Diana Martin’s provocative guessing games enhanced with her patriotic decorating theme. We are planning to slip back into that mode when we get together September 14th for our premeeting dinner at 6:30 pm. Plans are being laid for a father-daughter INITIATION in the

OPAL CHAPTER – June, 2021

Seventeen Opal Chapter members enjoyed their traditional pre-meeting dinner this time prepared by Rachel Ann Tupper. We had our Annual Meeting and the election of 2022 officers.  Our new Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron will be Shirley and Tom Eckley.  At our next meeting, June 22nd  we plan to initiate 2 new members and we are looking forward to a pleasant association with them.  2022 dues notices will be mailed


OPAL 181 APRIL NEWSWe are going to try this again by rescheduling our ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER.  It will be held Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm.  Location will remain the same-the Cortland Masonic Lodge, 3263 Everett-Hull Road.  This year we will be doing our dinner a bit different because of the covid guidelines to keep everyone safe.  It will be TAKEOUT only to your car by

OPAL CHAPTER 181 – March 2021

MARCH OPAL 181 NEWS Hello, Brothers and Sisters,We’ve been enjoying the next best thing to going to Chapter with our ZOOM meetings.  It is good to accomplish our business transactions and share our special bonds.  We were pleased to have our Deputy Grand Matron, Janet Doolittle join us for the February 23rd meeting.  During the meeting our Worthy Matron Shawn Woods noticed Miss Sammie Cat on our bookshelves.  Unknown to

Opal Chapter – November, 2020

Opal’s news for NovemberCovid-19 once again interrupted our regularly scheduled meetings.  October 22nd we held a makeup meeting to conduct the necessary business with the required 7 Officers in attendance. Our 116th Installation of Officers is scheduled for Saturday, November 14th at 3:00 pm.  Necessary restrictions will be enforced.  Shawn Woods and David Hyde will be installed as Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron. Our special thanks to those of you

OPAL Chapter, October 2020

Opal News-October Opal Chapter has enjoyed 2 meetings this September since having been dark over 4 months due to the pandemic.  The exception when mandatory Annual Reports were given on June 8th.  Masks were worn and social distancing being maintained.  Election of 2021 Officers was held September 22.  All Offices were filled.  Elected were:  Worthy Matron-Shawn Woods, Worthy Patron-David Hyde, Associate Matron-Shirley Eckley, Associate Patron-Clarence McNeely, Conductress-Beckley Whitman, Associate Conductress-Roxanne