Category Archives: 1970-1979

1979 WGM

E. Ruth Dubec Worthy Grand Matron 1979 - 1980
E. Ruth Dubec Worthy Grand Matron 1979 – 1980

435 Chapters
Membership – 97,394

The Welfare Committee Name Was Changed To Fraternal Committee. Nine Members Received Emergency Grants, 19 Members Received Monthly Grants, With Total Cost Of $25,320.

Two Proposals Were Presented With Regards To Homes: 1. Continue Operation Of Homes For An Indefinite Period Of Time. A Major Reorganization Of Each Home And Grand Chapter’s Relationship To The Homes Is Required. 2. Phase Out The Homes – The Grand Chapter Of Pa Will Phase Out The Operation Of Both Homes Within A Reasonable Time.

Delegates Voted To Accept Proposal #1 But To Reorganize The Structure Of Maintaining The Homes.

Budget For Homes –
Eastern – 33 Guests – $466,965
Western – 45 Guests – $439,034
Total Cost -$905,999

1979 WGP

Raymond R. Stafford Worthy Grand Patron 1979 - 1980
Raymond R. Stafford Worthy Grand Patron 1979 – 1980

435 Chapters
Membership – 97,394

The Welfare Committee Name Was Changed To Fraternal Committee. Nine Members Received Emergency Grants, 19 Members Received Monthly Grants, With Total Cost Of $25,320.

Two Proposals Were Presented With Regards To Homes: 1. Continue Operation Of Homes For An Indefinite Period Of Time. A Major Reorganization Of Each Home And Grand Chapter’s Relationship To The Homes Is Required. 2. Phase Out The Homes – The Grand Chapter Of Pa Will Phase Out The Operation Of Both Homes Within A Reasonable Time.

Delegates Voted To Accept Proposal #1 But To Reorganize The Structure Of Maintaining The Homes.

Budget For Homes –
Eastern – 33 Guests – $466,965
Western – 45 Guests – $439,034
Total Cost -$905,999

1979 Grand Officers

GRAND OFFICERS 1979-1980
GRAND OFFICERS 1979-1980

Front Row Seated:   Jean K. Sendall, AGC;  Carolyn R. Burkhardt, Gr. Cond.;  E. Ruth Dubec, WGM;  Raymond R. Stafford, WGP;  Jacqueline A. Lampert, AGM;  Douglas E. Rogers, AGP.
Second Row:  Mildred G. Helwig, Gr. Sec.;  Evelyn B. Stevens, Gr. Treas.;
Third Row:  Mary A. Haas, Gr. Adah;  M. Ruthann McCall, Gr. Esther;  Ruth Nancie Hartman, Gr. Ruth;  Laura B. Stearley; Gr. Chaplain;  Dolores J. Maust, Gr. Marshal; John S. Berg, Gr. Sentinel;  Helen S. Gerhard, Gr. Martha;  Jane E. Dibert, Gr. Organist;  Mary I. Thompson, Gr. Warder;  Fern E. Becker, Gr. Electa.

Officer Chapter Office
E. Ruth Dubec 330 Worthy Grand Matron
Raymond R. Stafford 496 Worthy Grand Patron
Jacqueline A. Lampert 295 Associate Grand Matron
Douglas E. Rogers 192 Associate Grand Patron
Mildred G. Helwig 467 Grand Secretary
Evelyn B. Stevens 375 Grand Treasurer
Carolyn R. Burkhardt 247 Grand Conductress
Jean K. Sendall 6 Associate Grand Conductress
Evelyn D. Moody. P.G.M. 103 Chairman (I year) Grand Trustee
Margaret M. Finley. P.G.M. 155 (2 years) Grand Trustee
Nancy J. Acker. P.G.M. 114 (3 years) Grand Trustee
Laura B. Stearley 323 Grand Chaplain
Dolores J. Maust 395 Grand Marshal
Jane E. Dibert 535 Grand Organist
Marv A. Haas 404 Grand Adah
Ruth Nancie Hartman 16 Grand Ruth
M. Ruthann McCall 143 Grand Esther
Helen S. Gerhard 330 Grand Martha
Fern E. Becker 367 Grand Electa
Marv I. Thompson 374 Grand Warder
John S. Berg 169 Grand Sentinel
Anna K. Schofield 295 Grand Secretary Emeritus
Edna H. Bovee 89 Grand Treasurer Emeritus
Edythe T. Matter 82 Grand Treasurer Emeritus
Nancy I. Townsend 149 Personal Secretary to W.G.M.

1978 WGM

Martha L. Breakiron Worthy Grand Matron 1978 - 1979
Martha L. Breakiron Worthy Grand Matron 1978 – 1979

439 Chapters
Membership – 99,532

Big Sister – Duty Was To Familiarize New Members When And How To Use Attendance Slips, Reverent Attitude, Grand Honors, Raps Of The Gavel, Wording For Prayer Endings, And Sign For Entering Or Leaving Chapter When In Session.

Long Range Planning – Advisory Board – Purpose To Oversee And Coordinate The Fraternal Division Of The Grand Chapter O.E.S. Aim -To Diligently Work Toward The Resolution Of Some Of The Legal, Financial, And Fraternal Problems And Concerns Confronting The Membership Of The Order

1978 WGP

Addison Q. Wettfaufer Worthy Grand Patron 1978 - 1979
Addison Q. Wettfaufer Worthy Grand Patron 1978 – 1979

439 Chapters Membership – 99,532

Big Sister – Duty Was To Familiarize New Members When And How To Use Attendance Slips, Reverent Attitude, Grand Honors, Raps Of The Gavel, Wording For Prayer Endings, And Sign For Entering Or Leaving Chapter When In Session.

Long Range Planning – Advisory Board – Purpose To Oversee And Coordinate The Fraternal Division Of The Grand Chapter O.E.S. Aim -To Diligently Work Toward The Resolution Of Some Of The Legal, Financial, And Fraternal Problems And Concerns Confronting The Membership Of The Order