Worthington Chapter #287

Grand Chapter of Ohio, O.E.S.

Northwest Masonic Temple
2436 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio

Meeting Time: 7:30 p.m.

Second Wednesday of each month
except July and August

Welcome to the web page for Worthington Chapter #287, chartered on October 28, 1908.

Worthington Chapter is the home chapter of:
Past Grand Matron Maxine Jeffers,
Past Grand Patron Ray Belfrage,
Past Grand Patron Ken Scott.

It's the Little Moments that Make Life Big

Colors: Pink and White

Flower: Daisy


"Be completely humble and gentle. Be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."
Ephesians 4:2-3

2017 - 2018 Officers
Office Name e-mail
Worthy Matron Suzanne Scott, PM

Worthy Patron Troy Willeke, PP
Associate Matron Crissy Willeke, PM
Associate Patron Nicholas Willeke
Secretary Bonita Shane. PM
1326 Bradshire Dr.
Columbus 43220
Treasurer Darla Bohenko dbohenko@wowway.com
Conductress Marianna Korn
Assoc. Conductress Sue Ault, PM

Chaplain Tim Strawn
Marshal Harold Tucker, PP

Organist George Kirsch

Barbara Brooks, PM
Beacon Chapter
Adah Kim Carter, PM
Ruth April Lucas

Esther Debbie Mower, PM

Martha Jennifer G, PM

Electa Lisa Merzke
Warder Julie Tucker, PM

Sentinel Roger Wilson, PP
Trustee Mary Jo Jones, PM
Escort to the East N. Crowell Shane, PP
Pages, Prompters, Protems
Pam Bell, PM
Maxine Jeffers, PGM
Connie Snyder, PM

New Officers Installed! District 17 hosts Regional EOp
New officers were installed in ceremonies
at the Northwest Temple on Saturday,
October 27, at 3 p.m.

Suzanne Scott and Troy Willeke are the new presiding officers of the chapter.

Past Matron Crissy Willeke was the installing officer, assisted by Past Grand Patron Kenneth Scott. Also on the installing team were: Associate Grand Conductress Cindy Chadwell, of Grove City Chapter, installing marshal; Past Matron Rita Scott installing chaplain, and Barbara Brooks, Past Matron of Beacon Chapter, installing organist.

District 17 will be hosting the regional Educational Opportunity (EOp -- formerly known as the Big School of Instruction) at our own Northwest Temple on Saturday, November 17, beginning at 9 a.m. Workshops and Line Officers meetings will take place in the morning, with lunch served from 11:30 to 12:45. The general session, conducted by the Grand Chapter Officers, is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Our own Pam Bell, District President, and Bonita Shane, District Secretary, are working hard to organize the event, along with the other 17th District Officers: Vice Presidents Amy Wood, Rachel Burch, and Elayne Duncan; Treasurer Carol Campbell, and District Advisor Roger Guess.

Worthington Members Walk for a Cure

Worthington Chapter was well represented at the 35th, and last, 17th District Cancer Walk-a-thon. Walkers and helpers pictured above include: George Braatz, Mike Mahaffey, Debbie Mahaffey, PGP Ray Belfrage, Norris Jeffers, Valora Severance, Maxine Jeffers, April Lucas, Marilyn Braatz, and (kneeling) Michael Braatz and Brewer. Also present, but not in the picture: WM Mary Jo Jones, Connie Snyder, Deb Mower, Harold Tucker and Julie Tucker.
The walk, held on June 4, began and ended at Homestead Park in Hilliard, and was followed by a pot luck lunch. Worthington's nine walkers was the most in the district, and the chapter contributed $2,585 in pledges and donations, including a $500 donation in honor of Grand Representative Connie Snyder. Monies raised in this final District Walk-a-thon totaled $9,289.

Worthington Does It Again at Grand Chapter

Worthington is an "Outstanding Chapter" in Ohio!
Once again, Worthington Chapter received "Outstanding Chapter" honors at the Grand Chapter session held in September at Kalahari Water Park and Resort. The award is the highest recognition in the Chapter Excellence Program, which promotes high performance in the areas of Charity and Service, Social Activities and Fellowship, Ritual Quality and Officer Excellence, and Membership and Public Relations. Our 2018 Worthy Matron, Mary Jo Jones, accepted the award on behalf of Worthington Chapter.
This is the sixth year for the Chapter Excellence Awards Program, and the sixth consecutive award for our chapter.

Crissy Willeke Supervises 2019 Installation Drill
A beautiful drill depicting Nature's Life and Beauty preceded the installation of the new Grand Chapter officers on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. The drill was planned and directed by our own Crissy Willeke, Grand Drill Director.
Crissy managed to work in hundreds of participants, including 2019 Worthy Matrons and Worthy Patrons from throughout Ohio, Grand Representatives of other jurisdictions in Ohio, and several family members of the 2019 Worthy Grand Matron Kelly Cholodowitsch and 2019 Worthy Grand Patron Dennis Lawson.
The drill will be repeated at next year's Grand Chapter session. Crissy also will be designing drills that the 2019 Grand Officers,Grand Pages and Grand Aides will perform at next year's Grand Chapter.

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xxCarol Krekus
    (440) 339-3011

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xx Michelle Howell, PGM
    (937) 289-3112

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