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Honoring Debbie

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

What a wonderful OES Chapter meeting we had Thursday night!  We arrived about 45 minutes before the meeting was to start, and almost immediately, guests started arriving, including one of the Past Grand Matrons of Texas, Betty Friend.

Then one by one, three more Deputy Grand Matrons showed up (Judy Lunsford, Section 5; Gelene Johnson, Section 6; Helen Thornton, Section 8),plus the Worthy Matrons and Worthy Patrons and friends of our section!  The place was fairly well packed!  During “For the Good of the Order”, Ann Kelly got up and brought Debbie up to the podium. She proceeded to review Debbie’s year as Deputy Grand Matron, and her co-workers each had wonderful things to say about her.

Unfortunately, no one had told me – it was a complete secret – so I did not have the camera with me that night. We thought it would be a normal business meeting.  I did know this was her last chapter meeting as Deputy Grand Matron, so I presented her with a bouquet of 6 red roses.

Debbie was honored and speechless – well she thanked everyone for their help, saying she could not have done any of it without all the rest of them…. but it was a very lovely gesture by our Chapter, and all her friends in Eastern Star.