Category Archives: 2009

2009 WGM & WGP



Shirley B. Capo
Worthy Grand Matron
Wenonah Chapter #124

Harvey F. Fishel
Worthy Grand Patron
Kittanning Chapter #277




It is with great pleasure that I extend fraternal greetings to you on behalf of Brother Harvey and myself. We are excited to be serving this grand jurisdiction and look forward to sharing in this excitement with you. The trust and confidence that you have placed in us will be aimed to serve our Order with enthusiasm and pride.

The perfect balance between service and social enjoyment requires constant fine-tuning. Our theme, Everything Old is New Again, provides the perfect opportunity. The purpose and principles of our Order will never change, but from time to time, we may need to adjust their pitch. We have that ability.

Our greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more. Our emphasis this year is to make each day count. Every act of kindness is measured in heartbeats. We can be active in our communities, our chapters and in our everyday lives. There are countless ways to make ourselves visible. And when your heart beats for others, it beats the loudest.

We welcome you to join us often as we travel around Pennsylvania this year and start to turn the beat around.

As you serve our beautiful Order, may you be of a constant, faithful pitch, tuned to vibrate in harmony with God’s purpose. If now and again you miss a note, may you never skip a beat.

Shirley B. Capo
Worthy Grand Matron

2009 Grand Officers

Seated, left to right:  Anna H. Miller, Associate Gr. Conductress; Cheryl D. Wilson, Gr. Conductress;Shirley B. Capo, Worthy Gr. Matron; Harvey F. Fishel, Worthy Gr. Patron; Paula K. Kauffman, Associate Gr. Matron; John E. Berger, Associate Gr. Patron.
Second Row:  Gary L Snodgrass, Gr. Trustee- 2 years; Robert C. Penoyer, PGP, Grand Trustee, 1 year; Mary Ann Rhode, Grand Secretary;  Harriet F. Senkinc, Grand Treasurer; Darlene R. Ellefson, Grand Warder; B. Monte Kemmler, Grand Sentinel.
Third Row:  Clyde C. Stine, PGP;Grand Trustee, 3 years; Ellen K. Fishel, Grand Adah;   Margaret A. McKillop, Grand Chaplain;  M. Patricia McCaulley, Grand Ruth; Linda L. Sipple, Grand Marshall;  Janet L Bish, Grand Organist;Emily I. Mertz, Grand Esther;  Barbara C. Sill, Grand Electa; Marilyn R. Oldfield, Grand Martha

Shirley B. Capo 124 Worthy Grand Matron
Dr. Harvey F. Fishel 277 Worthy Grand Patron
Paula K. Kauffman 65 Associate Grand Matron
John E. Berger 275 Associate Grand Patron
Mary Ann Rhode 449 Grand Secretary
Harriet F. Senkinc 97 Grand Treasurer
Cheryl D. Wilson 298 Grand Conductress
Anna H. Miller 129 Associate Grand Conductress
Robert C. Penoyer, PGP 517 Grand Trustee (1 year)
Gary  L. Snodgrass 231 Grand Trustee (2 years)
Clyde C. Stine, PGP 509 Grand Trustee (3 years)
Margaret A. McKillop 453 Grand Chaplain
Linda L. Sipple 345 Grand Marshal
Janet L. Bish 14 Grand Organist
Ellen K. Fishel 277 Grand Adah
M. Patricia McCaulley 64 Grand Ruth
Emily I. Mertz 394 Grand Esther
Marilyn R. Oldfield 179 Grand Martha
Barbara C. Sill 459 Grand Electa
Darlene R. Ellefson 125 Grand Warder
B. Monte Kemmler 280 Grand Sentinel
Linda M. Branthoover 491 Personal Secretary to the WGM