Order of the Eastern Star meets in Silver Creek

Back row: MW. Lynne Schmitt, W. Elizabeth Franklin, Sister Rebecca Dziamski, Sister Mary Elizabeth Leonard, RW. John Olszewski, W. Katrina Hughes. Seated: RW. Jackie Olszewski, RW. Frances Stevens, RW. Linda Lewis (District Deputy Gr. Matron), RW. J. Fredrick Velott, Jr. (District Grand Lecturer).

On June 3, Silver Chapter #288 Order of the Eastern Star met at the Masonic Lodge, Central Avenue, Silver Creek at 7:30 p.m. with Worthy Matron Lynne Schmitt and Worthy Patron John Olszewski presiding.

Guests making their Social Visit were RW. Linda Lewis, District Deputy Grand Matron and RW. J. Fredrick Velott, Jr., District Grand Lecturer. A special program entitled “Fountains of Friendship” was conducted with a brass-colored bird bath being presented.

Members were reminded of the following events:

¯ June 15 – Memorial service for Roslyn Manning at 1 p.m. at St. Albans Church, Howard Street, Silver Creek.

¯ June 20 – County Past Matrons Dinner at Alfies Restaurant, Jamestown at 6 p.m. Attendees will be ordering off the menu.

¯ June 26 – Bingo with patients at the Buffalo VA Hospital along with other community organizations’ members. Meet at the Silver Creek VFW parking lot by 4:30 p.m.

¯ June 29 – Silver Lodge Masonic and Eastern Star Picnic, 1 p.m. at Hanover Town Park, King Road, Forestville.

¯ July l – Deadline for reservation forms for Grand Chapter on Oct. 17, 18 and 19 in Binghamton. Forms should be sent to J. Fredrick Velott.

¯ JuIy 26 and 27 – Festival of Stars Family Reunion at the Campus in Oriskany, New York.

¯ Aug. 11 – Past Grand picnic to be held at the home of Ellen Pancerev, 4568 W. Lake Road, Dunkirk. Bring a dish to pass and your own chair(s).

The next meeting will be held today at 7:30 p.m. to vote on consolidation with Forestville Chapter #247.

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