Oakview Grange met May 1 for its regular meeting conducted by Master Terry Lowery. Guest June Hansen spoke about attending and graduating from the Sheriff Citizens Academy.
At the April 28 auxiliary meeting, Evelyn Teeter, Eileen Townsend and Joyce Kludt cleaned the kitchen woodwork. Oakview Grange hosted the Lewis County Grange May 2. The next auxiliary meeting will be May 12, and more projects will be worked on.
Chaplain Mary Draper reported she had sent get-well cards to four members.
Frank Townsend gave a legislative report about the gas tax.
Evelyn Teeter reported she had received two scholarship applications. The Grange voted to give a $500 scholarship to each applicant, Phillip Wiltzius and Aaron Phelphs.
Oakview Grange received a letter from the Veteran Memorial Museum thanking the Grange for its recent donation.
Mary Draper resigned as chaplain.
The possibility of making a ramp to enter the front of the Grange hall was discussed. Members voted to purchase a new 40-cup coffee pot. They also voted to make a box of articles to send to Ronald McDonald House.
Lecturer Townsend held a quiz about mothers. Hansen and Charlotte Danforth were winners. Elizabeth Grauman, Howard Grauman, Louise Starke, John Starke, Patty Baumel, Charlotte Danforth, Terry Lowery and Mary Draper presented short skits.
For Mother's Day, the men served angel food cake and ice cream, and each woman received a plant.
The next meeting of Oakview Grange is June 5, and the women will honor the men for Father's Day.
Centralia Chapter 14, OES
"Isle of Enchantment" will be the theme as Centralia Chapter 14 of the Order of the Eastern Star honors Leora Mauel, grand representative of Puerto Rico in Washington, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. All members from the many chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star may attend. Colorful dress will be the attire for the evening, and officers are to bring sandwiches and cookies.
At a recent meeting of Centralia Chapter 14 of the Order of the Eastern Star, Worthy Matron Judy Battin-Sellers and Worthy Patron Chuck Battin presided. All Masonic brothers were honored. Eleanor Battin, former grand representative of Florida, gave a brief summary of the customs of Florida Grand Chapter in comparison to Washington.
The following officers were introduced: Past Grand Matron Gerry Shafer; Leora Mauel,grand representative of Puerto Rico; April Ezekiel, deputy instructor; and Lori Hammons, grand deputy of District 3 and 4, International Order of Rainbow for Girls.
Rainbow girls will have a pie auction at the May 19 Masonic meeting. The proceeds will go to the Relay for Life fund-raiser for cancer research. The Relay for Life walk will be Friday and the following day, May 17.
Box tops and soup labels are being collected for the Domestic Violence Committee to support education in schools. They may be given to any member of Centralia Chapter 14.
Centralia-Chehalis Christian Women's Club
Centralia-Chehalis Christian Women's Club will sponsor a program titled, "Picture Your Mother" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday in the upstairs dining room of Colonial Residence, 2700 Colonial Drive, Centralia. Kim Mallonee, a Creative Memories consultant from Curtis, will demonstrate a creative way to develop scrapbook pictures and memories. Elaine Burnett of Bothell will give a presentation titled, "Cherry Pie Life."
Complimentary child care is available. The cost of the program and lunch buffet is $7.50. Space is limited. To make reservations, telephone Audrey at 748-6751 or Charlotte at 262-0608.
Logan Hill Homemakers
The Logan Hill Homemakers Club met April 17 at the home of Carol Haycock with Connie Scherer assisting. Thirteen members were present. President Betty Withers conducted the business meeting. Final plans were made for Thursday's spring luncheon. Election of officers for the next two years was held. Those elected were: Betty Withers, president; Haycock, vice president; Elaine Gorter, secretary; Lillian Francy, treasurer and historian; Patty Knapp, reporter; and Rosalie Bowman, sunshine. Donations of money and canned food were collected for the local food bank.
The next meeting of the Logan Hill Homemakers Club will be the three-club spring luncheon, to be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Logan Hill Grange.
Lewis County Pomona Grange met at Oakview Grange May 2 with 37 members present. Following a potluck, Pomona Lecturer Richard Kimball introduced guests.
Chris Sullivan, executive director of the Volunteer Center of Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties, spoke on the desire for volunteer drivers. Eve Johnston, assistant, and Melissa Elliott, a driver for senior citizens and disabled people, spoke about the requirements and duties of a driver, as well as the rewards.
Pomona Master Bill Hughes introduced Executive Committeeman Dave Schaefer, the fifth degree master, to install the new Pomona candidates. Candidates installed were Ann and Jerry Zabriskie, M. Penny and Charles Abnet of Baw Faw Grange, and Louise Starke of Oakview Grange.
Pomona Lecturer Richard Kimball reported the lecturer and chairman of women's activities contest was held April 12 at Lincoln Creek Grange. There were 49 entries this year. There are 33 entries eligible to go to the state Grange convention at Omak June 25-28.
The first lecturer-CWA conferences will be July 9 at Adna Grange beginning at 10 a.m. with a noon potluck.
The Southwest District talent contest was held at Catlin Grange in Cowlitz County April 26. There were five entries. Kellie Geissler, first place in vocal, Gordon Painter, second place in vocal, and Dave Johnson, first place in variety, will go to the state convention in June.
CWA Mareliene Conradi reported there were 15 winners in the sewing and needlework contest going to the convention.
Conradi took 300 ditty bags, toys and clothing to the Human Response Network and 150 ditty bags and clothing to the Salvation Army.
There will be a workshop at Conradi's home Thursday at 10 a.m. with a potluck at noon.
Hughes reported for Fair Grange Aisle Superintendent Thelma McLarty. She would like to borrow any old Grange Aisle booth pictures to be used in a display at the Southwest Washington Fair in August.
As chairwoman of the Gavel Committee, McLarty wanted to remind members the next gavel meeting will be at Logan Hill Grange, beginning at 7 p.m. May 17. Cowlitz Prairie Grange will provide the officers, and Randle and Hope will be the program Granges.
Members voted to donate $15 for campships for each child or grandchild of a Lewis County Grange or Junior Grange member who attends the Mayfield Junior Camp July 20-25.
Bob Kramer sat in as chaplain, Marjorie Reed played the piano, and Bob Knapp was an executive committeeman.
The next Pomona meeting will be June 7 at Silver Creek Grange. There will be a pie contest at this meeting, and entries must be in at 6 p.m.
Chehalis Eagles Aerie 1550 will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. The menu will include pancakes, juice, coffee, ham or sausage, egg, biscuits and gravy. The cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children younger than 12. All proceeds will go toward club improvements.
Adah Chapter 18, OES
Worthy Matron Sheryl Mencke and Worthy Patron James Steele welcomed members and guests to the April 27 meeting of Adah Chapter 18 of the Order of Eastern Star at the Winlock Masonic Hall. As this was the "EasterBearskets" meeting, the worthy matron honored her officers with Easter gifts.
Associate Grand Matron June Lee and Associate Grand Patron Paul Runyan escorted Brian Mencke and introduced Worthy Matron Sheryl Mencke as the grand marshal for the 2003-2004 grand chapter year. There were nine past grand marshals present, as well as two new grand officers: Marjo Richards, who will serve as grand Electa, and Margaret Hemming, who will serve as grand Martha.
Lola Axelson and Val Starnes served refreshments.
The next meeting of Adah Chapter will be Monday. The theme will be "Mama Bear Hugs" and mothers will be honored by the men of the chapter.
Baw Faw Grange
Baw Faw Grange celebrated Grange Week with an open house April 28 honoring all longtime members. Alice Cripe and Robert Kowalsky earned recognition for 65 years of continuous membership. Wilma Muller and Doris Pickus received their 50-year Gold Sheaf certificates as well as the 55-year badge. Others with 50 years or more of membership were Edward "Jack" Born, Bennie Muller, Nathan Howell, Edgar Jones and Norine Jones. Ten members qualified for 40-year badges and six received 25-year certificates.
Program Chairwoman Virginia Sheppard read excerpts of local history memoranda. Grange member Denny Carpenter and his wife and eight children entertained with fiddle music and numbers composed by band members.
About 50 members and friends attended the program, which closed with refreshments.
The next regular meeting of Baw Faw Grange will be at 7:30 p.m. May 26.