To plant a garden is to believe in summer, to have faith in tomorrow and to have hope in the future.
First, I’d like to apologize to District #3 for not being able to attend their monthly meeting hosted by Waverly Auxiliary #2227 held on July 10, 2016. As you are probably aware, PSMP Shirley Pilarczyk passed away and I attended her Eagle services on that same day in Bedford, Ohio. PSMPs’ Paddy Rawlins, Gladys Petrie, and Harriet Luke did a beautiful job paying tribute to her life and accomplishments. I would also like to thank every Eagle Sister that attended the services.
I can now say I’m no longer a virgin…..on traveling via Amtrak. We left Toledo bound for Reno, NV on Thursday, July 14. The views from the observation car were spectacular. God sure did a great job on this wonderful country! We saw mule deer, elk, moose, prairie dogs and bunny rabbits. The trip was pretty uneventful, until we were delayed in Colorado by a brush fire.
On Saturday before our arrival in Reno, we celebrated my birthday with a group of Eagles from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa and a few other states. It was a total surprise when they sang “Happy Birthday” and they all seemed to be in tune.
After our arrival in Reno for the International Convention, the first thing we did was attend the God, Flag & Country competition. Ohio should be very proud because we had two international winners out of the three age groups! All competitors did a fantastic job. Later that day I was also treated to another rendition of “Happy Birthday” by GMPE Judy Johnson and Terry along with others at our dinner table.
On Monday, July 18th, for the opening ceremony, I was extremely proud to carry the Ohio State Flag. It was thrilling seeing all the Ohio delegates waving their Ohio flags and cheering me on. When I reached the Michigan delegates, they also cheered me on with their shouts of “O-H-I-O”. Probably the first time for many of them to shout out our state name!
There were many informative meetings held throughout the week. On Friday at the Grand Installation, Ohio’s own Helen Poehner was installed as Grand Madam President Elect. What an honor for her and Ohio! Sisters, please plan on attending the International Convention in July 2017 in Grand Rapids, MI to see her installed as GMP. The Ohio Aerie is also well represented with Chuck Cunningham serving as Grand Worthy Secretary and Rick Powell as Grand Worthy Chaplain.
My August plans include the following:
- August 6th – Northwest Zone Prep at Ashland #2178
- August 7th – Anniversary Celebration at Lancaster #2120
- August 20th – All Zone Day at the State Rec Park in Bellefontaine – mark your calendar and come enjoy the day
- August 23rd – Anniversary Celebration at Reynoldsburg #3261, home of JPSP Gwen Salyers
- August 27th – Picnic at Austintown #3298
Ohio’s Queen Bee, Sue
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PLANT A SEED FOR THE F.O.E.
YOUR QUEEN BEE FOR 2016-2017
SUE VANDENBROEK, STATE PRESIDENT
MOTTO: “Plant a Seed for the F.O.E.”
GOAL: 2695 COLORS: Lime Green, Lemon Yellow, Hot Pink FLOWER: Gerbera Daisy THEME: Plant a Seed for the FOE CHARITY: Sara’s Garden in Wauseon
June, July, August: Developing a plan of what to put in the garden, gathering all the supplies September, October, November; Preparing the soil and planting the seeds December, January, February: Fertilizing, watering and caring for all the plants as they grow
March, April, May: A blooming success – enjoying the beauty of the magnificent garden
STATE AUXILIARY Flower Garden
MADAM PRESIDENT Queen Bee
STATE OFFICERS Gardeners
PAST STATE PRESIDENTS Sunbonnets
MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN Sunflower
DELINQUENT CHAIRMAN Daffodil
DELINQUENT MEMBERS Forget-Me-Nots
REENROLLMENT CHAIRMAN Hydrangea
BUCKEYE BREEZE EDITOR Garden Hoe
BOWLING CHAIRMEN Tiger Lilies
RITUAL CHAIRMEN Wind Chimes
SPECIAL ACTIVITY CHAIRMAN Lady Bug
NO GOOSE EGG CHAIRMAN Tulip
NEW AUXILIARIES Baby’s Breath
NEW MEMBERS Seed Packets
CURRENT AUXILIARIES Butterflies
STATE MOTHER & GRANDMOTHER Roses
STATE FATHER AND GRANDFATHER Sweet Williams
ZONE COORDINATORS Sunshine
DISTRICTS Flower Pots
DISTRICT LEADERS Watering Cans
CHARITY CHAIRMEN Hummingbirds
PAST MOTHERS AND GRANDMOTHERS Lilacs
WEB MASTER Dragon Fly