Vesper Chapter 83


With the weather predicted not to descend upon Central Montana until after midnight, members of Vesper Chapter held their regular March 8 meeting. The meeting was opened in regular form, with the “Pledge of Allegiance” recited, followed with singing the first stanza of the “Star Spangled Banner.” The Worthy Matron greeted all warmly; it was so good to see them present this evening. The Worthy Patron, Jim McCollum, proceeded with the business portion, having the secretary read the minutes and the various communications.

An item discussed was the Americanism program held on our previous meeting night. All thought it was quite successful, had nice attendance and enjoyed the special speakers – especially the students from the Hobson School who gave their accounting of attending the President’s inauguration. We appreciated that they – along with their parents – stayed the whole evening and enjoyed refreshments later. They found they could exchange stories about Washington, D.C. with others who had seen many of the same things at some time. Of course the whole evening was great, and we appreciated everyone’s contribution to making it successful. We hope to see you again.

Events to look forward to are the “Hands Across the Border” at Spokane, the 100th Anniversary of Helen C in Great Falls and the pilgrimage to the Peace Garden in August.

The altar was draped in memory of Betty Drummond, Past Grand Matron. Several members attended her memorial in Bozeman. Interesting memories were shared about her year as Worthy Grand Matron and her support to her Chapter. Her husband, Jim, Past Grand Patron, did a lot for their Chapter and for Grand Chapter as well.

Linda Bersuch thanked the Chapter for her 50-year pin and stated how much she enjoyed being a Star member.

Earl Bricker thanked the members for all their cards and well wishes during his time of surgery and rehab. It was greatly appreciated.

Reports were given on the visits to the memorial service, attending the Honor Night of Grand Adah, Sheryl McGuire at White Sulphur Springs later that same evening, and those attending the Friendship Night at Helen C in Great Falls.

The secretary reminded members about sending cards to their guest in the Masonic Home. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to those who have the flu or that persistent bug that they can’t shake. We hope all get better soon. It was so good to see the Simpsons present; Joe is looking better and getting around better as well.

Closing was performed. Joyce Dahlhausen served delicious refreshments, cake, candies and nuts, and we enjoyed visiting and going home under clear skies.


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