Dear Sisters and Brothers of OHIO,


THIS IS THE DAY! Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

What a pleasure it is for me and Bill to greet you as your Worthy Grand Matron and Worthy Grand Patron. We thank you for this honor and for the opportunity to work with you and for you!

As we enter this 127th year of the Grand Chapter of Ohio, we have many challenges facing us.The most important being that of maintaining and increasing our membership. We have no magic answers, but of this we are sure: WE CAN DO IT! Sometimes we set goals that seem unreachable or too big. Let's start with this goal: Every member who attends a Chapter meeting in the 2015-2016 year, you need to "GET JUST ONE"! That's our first challenge to each of you. What does that mean? It means, find one person to join or return to Chapter! JUST ONE! If each of us does just that much our ACTIVE membership would increase by over 5,000! WOW! Your Chapter attendance would DOUBLE! And it takes each of us to "get just one"! Will YOU meet the challenge? This is the day for YOU to act!

Each member of the Order is an essential piece to the OH-IO-ES puzzle! We are all one TEAM! Together Everyone Achieves More! Work together, have fellowship together, support each other, promote our Order and be proud of all we do! We are an unstoppable TEAM!

Some essential pieces in our puzzle, our TEAM identifiers, are:

      Charity and Service, Pride and Excellence, Promotion and Advertising,

      Education and Learning, Participation and Appreciation!

Some programs that are important to us this year are:

      OH-IO-ES Participation Award Program

      The Chapter Excellence Program

      District Charities and State Charity Egg-stravaganza

      iN2l (It's Never 2 Late), the WGM/WGP project for the OES Home

      The Youth Organizations

      Benevolence Fund

      The OES Home Capital Campaign

      Grand Chapter Ritual Competition

We encourage you to use the resources available to you:

      The OES Website (

      Brochures: Building Partnerships, You Can Be A Star, You are a Star, New Member Guidebook

      Speakers and Resource Bureau

More information can be found about these programs and resources throughout the website. We hope you like the "new look" and find it easy to navigate. Please look at the News and Information section often.  It will contain messages of interest to everyone.  It will also keep you up to date on the status of the site.  Updates will occur regularly!  Issues or concerns with the website, contact our Webmaster.


Sisters and Brothers, This Is The Day! Don't let it go by without rejoicing and doing a worthwhile deed! May the principles of our Order shine through our actions!


Evelyn Hardesty, Worthy Grand Matron Bill Taylor, Worthy Grand Patron

Charity and Service

Throughout the year, the Charities Directors will help the WGM and WGP sow their seeds and at the Charities Egg-stravaganza it will be time to harvest them.

 2016 Farmyard Egg-stravaganza

Saturday, June 4th

OES Home

Activities to look forward to – click here (pdf flyer)

Egg-stravaganza Penny Challenge

Red vs Green

click here for more information (pdf flyer)


More information thru out the year – watch for it here!

iN2L – It's NEVER 2 Late        


These computer systems will allow our elders at the OES Home to be engaged, active and to PARTICIPATE in Connection with Family and Friends, Entertainment (games, puzzles and read to name a few of the things it offers), Therapy and Fitness, Mental Stimulation and Spiritual Support.


Our goal is to raise a minimum of $25,000. This will allow for the purchase of four systems, one for each of the 4 new neighborhoods. The more money raised, the more options that can be added to the system and programs; allowing for more opportunities for our elders at the home.


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Contact the Webmaster

xxCarol Krekus
    (330) 562-7657

Contact the Grand Secretary

xxRoberta G. David, PGM
    (937) 912-9101

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