Coming Events

Saturday 24th February 2018 - Mid Winter Meeting

Saturday 3rd March 2018 - Mid Winter Meeting - SNOW DATE

Saturday 17th March 2018 - Grand Officers Entertainment - LaPlotte & Temple Chapters

Saturday 24th March 2018 - Grand Officers Entertainment - Alpha Chapter & Ascutney Chapter

News

2017-2018 God and Country 146th Grand Chapter Session posted on 01-25-2018 19:14:00
It is that time of year again! Time to get ready for Vermont's Grand Chapter session. Tentative agenda and registration forms for the 2017-2018 God and Country 146th Grand Chapter Session can be found on our website at http://www.oes-vt.org/resources/page.php?page=86.
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Update on Star Bytes posted on 01-25-2018 18:33:00
January 23, 2018Dear “Star Bytes” Subscribers:Twenty years ago, our Worthy Grand Matron Jerri K. Riegler and Worthy Grand Patron Calvin K. Keyler founded our state newsletter “Star Bytes”. Members in Vermont and beyond looked forward to getting their issue filled with photos, news and fun tidbits. Since the passing of Brother Cal, it has been a difficult task to keep our newsletter up and running. In the meantime, however, news has continued to spread through our web site, face book and our monthly electronic newsletter keeping our members up-to-date. It is our feeling, therefore, that we retire our newsletter “Star Bytes” and donate the balance from our bank account to our Grand Chapter General Fund. We thank each and every one of you for your donations, articles and support throughout the years and hope that you agree with our recommendation. If you have questions or would like to discuss further, please contact Karen K. Price, Past Grand Matron by April 1, 2018. Hearing none, we will close our account and make a presentation on behalf of you (our subscribers) at Grand Chapter.Newsletter CommitteeKaren K. Price, P.G.M.Melissa Chancey, P.M.Joanne T. Keyler, P.G.M.Jerri K. Riegler. P.G.M., Grand Secretary
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2017-2018 God and Country posted on 06-11-2017 10:38:00
Check out our term information at http://www.oes-vt.org/resources/page.php?page=87 and the new Grand Officers at http://www.oes-vt.org/resources/page.php?page=88. The Grand Chapter website calendar has been updated with the next year events http://www.oes-vt.org/events/. Please note that information for the events will not be available until the information is received.
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Grand Chapter Special Project posted on 06-29-2016 09:31:00
The 2016-2017 Stars of Service special project is the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (VABVI) Peer Assisted Learning & Support (PALS) group program for adults. This program allows our adult clients to cope with their vision loss surrounded by others who are facing similar challenges. Many are new to having a visual impairment, had to give up driving or hobbies due to their change in vision, and thus feel isolated and even depressed. PALS meetings enable our older clients to get together to discuss the social, emotional, and practical effects of vision loss. They discuss coping strategies, try out adaptive technology to assist with various tasks, and support one another in a social setting.PALS meetings are held twice per week in 11 different locations across the state. These meetings give our adult clients a chance to discuss the practical, social, and emotional effects of their vision loss. PALS group also gives these clients a chance to share coping strategies and socialize so they feel comfortable in their homes and communities again. They listen to guest speakers, many of whom are blind or visually impaired themselves. PALS group members also take part in activities in and around their community. These outings are important for the personal growth of our clients because they increase confidence and promote involvement in the community. Adults who participate in PALS groups become more comfortable traveling around their community and as a result a more likely to maintain their independence and sense of belonging.Worthy Grand Matron Sherrill Gould and Worthy Grand Patron James Chancey have a goal to raise $20,000 for this special project. We are off to a great start! As of June 25th we have raised $1,333.26 of which $106 is from apron sales.
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