Category Archives: 1980-1989

1988 WGM

Fern E. Becker Worthy Grand Matron 1988 - 1989
Fern E. Becker Worthy Grand Matron 1988 – 1989

379 Chapters

Membership – 78,254

We Lost 9 Chapters But Membership Remained The Same. The Long Range Committee To Study Sites And Future Sessions Recommended That Grand Chapter Consider Erie, Altoona, And Mt. Airy Lodge In The Poconos For Future Sessions. The Cost Of Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Was Too Expensive.

The Per Capita Tax Increased $.50 And Pro-Rated. The General Fund Increased From $2.00 To $2.50. Total Per Capita – $5.50.

Greeting Cards Were Sent To’ Members This Year. Project Realized $94,000, To Benefit Homes.

Grand Trustees Reported That They Would Proceed With Plans To Make Renovations At Eastern Home, Cost To Be Within The Boundaries Of The Funds Available In The Eastern Restricted Trust.

Credentials –
367 Chapters Represented
439 Present Officers
1527 Past Officers

1988 WGP

James W. Ivey Worthy Grand Patron 1988 - 1989
James W. Ivey Worthy Grand Patron 1988 – 1989

379 Chapters

Membership – 78,254

We Lost 9 Chapters But Membership Remained The Same. The Long Range Committee To Study Sites And Future Sessions Recommended That Grand Chapter Consider Erie, Altoona, And Mt. Airy Lodge In The Poconos For Future Sessions. The Cost Of Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Was Too Expensive.

The Per Capita Tax Increased $.50 And Pro-Rated. The General Fund Increased From $2.00 To $2.50. Total Per Capita – $5.50.

Greeting Cards Were Sent To’ Members This Year. Project Realized $94,000, To Benefit Homes.

Grand Trustees Reported That They Would Proceed With Plans To Make Renovations At Eastern Home, Cost To Be Within The Boundaries Of The Funds Available In The Eastern Restricted Trust.

Credentials –
367 Chapters Represented
439 Present Officers
1527 Past Officers

1988 Grand Officers

GRAND OFFICERS 1988-1989
GRAND OFFICERS 1988-1989

First Row:  Suzanne Vasey Leedy, AGC; Ann  M. Johnson, G. Cond;  Fern E. Becker, WGM;  James W. Ivey, WGP;  Louella C. Coons, AGM; John J. Kibler, AGP
Second Row:   Martha F. Semar, Gr. Chaplain;  Elizabeth I. Bickel. Gr. Marshal;  Patricia M. Jackson, Gr. Sec; Jean D. Fey, Gr. Treas;  Kathryn F. Boyer, Gr. Warder;  John E. Rooney, Gr. Sentinel
Third Row:  R. Patricia Warner, Gr. Organist;  Ann K. Berger, Gr. Adah;  Catherine A. Farcht, Gr. Ruth;  Althea C. Jenkins, Gr. Esther;  Andra T. Love, Gr. Martha;  Edythe M. Ivey, Gr. Electa

Officer Chapter Office
Fern, E. Becker 367 Worthy Grand Matron
James W. Ivey 374 Worthy Grand Patron
Louella C. Coons 280 Associate Grand Matron
John J. Kibler 64 Associate Grand Patron
Patricia M. Jackson 149 Grand Secretary
Jean D. Fey 489 Grand Treasurer
Ann M. Johnson 205 Grand Conductress
Suzanne Vasey Leedy 327 Associate Grand Conductress
Dorothy B. Blaney 437 Grand Trustee (1 year)
Margaret M. Finley, P. G. M. 155 Grand Trustee (2 years)
Joyce M. Cooper  P.G. M. 249 Grand Trustee (3 years)
Martha F. Semar 367 Grand Chaplain
Elizabeth I. Bickel 443 Grand Marshal
R. Patricia Warner 511 Grand Organist
Ann K. Berger 275 Grand Adah
Catherine A. Farcht 169 Grand Ruth
Althea C. Jenkins 280 Grand Esther
Andrea T. Love 443 Grand Martha

1987 WGM

Shirley J. Markle Worthy Grand Matron 1987 – 1988
Shirley J. Markle Worthy Grand Matron 1987 – 1988

388 Chapters
Membership – 78,254

We Have Lost 5 Chapters And 2,395 Members From The Last Grand Chapter Session.

Membership Committee – Held
“Beat The Clock Contest On The District Level. Purpose Was To Sign Petitions For New Members. District 15-B Had The Grand Total Of 62 New Members.
Encouragement & Motivation Committee –

Helped Chapters Find Ways To Motivate The Members. Some Of The Problems Existing In Chapters Were:

1. Friction Caused By Differences Of Opinion
2. Fault Finding & Criticism
3. Cliques
4. Members Unable To Hear
5. Need For Transportation
6. Location Of Meeting Place & Too Many Steps
7. Past Matrons Refusing To Lay Down Gavel
8. Secretaries Who Try To Control The Chapter

The Per Capita Tax Was Re-Apportioned (But Not Increased):
$ 2.00 General Fund
$ 2.60 Homes Maintenance. & Operation
$ 0.25 Fraternal Fund
$ 0.15 Grand Chapter Session

1987 WGP

Bob M. Kreamalmeyer Worthy Grand Patron 1987 - 1988
Bob M. Kreamalmeyer Worthy Grand Patron 1987 – 1988

388 Chapters
Membership – 78,254

We Have Lost 5 Chapters And 2,395 Members From The Last Grand Chapter Session.

Membership Committee – Held
“Beat The Clock Contest On The District Level. Purpose Was To Sign Petitions For New Members. District 15-B Had The Grand Total Of 62 New Members.
Encouragement & Motivation Committee –

Helped Chapters Find Ways To Motivate The Members. Some Of The Problems Existing In Chapters Were:

1. Friction Caused By Differences Of Opinion
2. Fault Finding & Criticism
3. Cliques
4. Members Unable To Hear
5. Need For Transportation
6. Location Of Meeting Place & Too Many Steps
7. Past Matrons Refusing To Lay Down Gavel
8. Secretaries Who Try To Control The Chapter

The Per Capita Tax Was Re-Apportioned (But Not Increased):
$ 2.00 General Fund
$ 2.60 Homes Maintenance. & Operation
$ 0.25 Fraternal Fund
$ 0.15 Grand Chapter Session