Opal Chapter – June, 2022

OPAL NEWSTalk about a special evening at our May 24th meeting!  Opal Chapter #181 was honored when Morning Light #80 merged with us making a combination of Opal, Ida McKinley, Alpha, and Hartford.  Morning Light WM Sandee Hyde led a touching ceremony as Officers retired their badges. Worthy Matron Shirley and Worthy Patron Tom Eckley treated the members to a delicious  Swiss steak dinner complete with birthday cake celebrating Shirley’s

OPAL Chapter, OES – May, 2022

The Highlight of Tuesday, April 2 when Opal Chapter Officers and a pleasing number of sideliners gathered at their stated meeting to present membership pins to 5 members.  Two 50-year pins were presented.  Judy Richards presented Charlotte Jessep’s pin and Rachel Ann Tupper presented Carol Kohlmorgan’s.  Carla Kahler presented a 40-year pin to Karen Combs.  Two twenty-five-year pins were also given.  Judy Richards presented a pin to her daughter, Jan

OPAL CHAPTER – April, 2022

OPAL’S APRIL NEWS Ticket orders are flooding in for our traditional SPAGHETTI DINNER on APRIL 9TH , 4-6:30 pm at the Cortland Masonic Lodge.  You can TAKEOUT or DINE IN.  CALL 330-568-7389 for take-out and time you will pick up.  Tickets available on site. After our longer than usual break between meetings due to HOLY WEEK, our next meeting will be April 26th.  We will be honoring members who have


MARCH NEWS from OpalMarch 8th at 7:30 pm Opal Chapter is looking forward to seeing you at our 118th INSPECTION performed by our Associate Grand Matron-Debby Pitts, and perhaps you can return for our annual fund raiser SPAGHETTI DINNER on Saturday, April 9th at the Cortland Masonic Lodge Hall, 4:00-6:30 pm.  This year we are having TAKE OUT ORDERS.  Call our Worthy Matron, Shirley Eckley -330-568-7389 to place yours or

OPAL Chapter – February, 2022

Our Worthy Matron, Shirley Eckley has chosen KINDNESS as her theme this year.  Following this path every meeting Opal Chapter #181 will be collecting money for 3 different charities which are SERVICE DOGS, KNIGHT TEMPLER EYE FOUNDATION, AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE.  We are also planning our community annual SPAGHETTI DINNER we do both for fellowship and fundraising. Have a lovely Valentine’s Day and know that we love to have you join

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