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UPDATE on Grand Chapter Special Project Fundraising

04-16-2018 16:12:00
As of Saturday, April 14, 2018, we have raise $13,533.16 for our Worthy Grand Matron and Worthy Grand Patron special project Visiting Nursing Association (VNA). To learn more about Vermont VNA - go to their website https://vnavt.com/.

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E-Mail News: New Process Starting March 15, 2018

03-05-2018 09:30:00
Sisters and Brothers,The E-Mail News will be done differently this year. We will be moving to a new email address, and all notices will be sent from only one source. This will eliminate the duplicate emails so that you should receive only one email per announcement. This will streamline the distribution of OES News.In order for the new format to work, it is important that we have accurate names and email addresses from each of you. To sign up for the OES News you just need to send an email to grandchapternews@oes-vt.org and include you name and email address. We will then add you to the distribution list.With the cost of USPS stamps nearing $.50 per letter, using email saves the Grand Chapter mailing costs. The other advantage to email is that OES news can be more immediate, and members will get it in a more timely manner.The switch to the new system will take place on March 15th at noon. In order to continue to receive OES News after that date you MUST be signed up at: grandchapternews@oes-vt.org.Fraternally,James Bennett PGPJulia Bennett PM

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2017-2018 God and Country 146th Grand Chapter Session

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

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

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

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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Star Bytes

05-25-2015 15:12:00
Star Bytes is the Newsletter of the Order of the Eastern Star, State of Vermont Production StaffJoanne T. Keyler, Past Grand Matron Karen K. Price, Past Grand Matron Jerri K. Riegler, Past Grand Matron, Grand Secretary Jacqueline M. Shiner, Grand Esther Sandra Godin, Past Matron Please send all news materials to: Jacqueline M. Shiner P.O. Box 488 Stowe, Vermont 05672 E-Mail: vt.oes.starbytes.submissions@gmail.com Please send all subscription requests to: Karen K. Price, P.G.M. P.O. Box 221 Sharon, Vermont 05065 E-Mail: vt.oes.starbytes.subscribe@gmail.com Annual Subscriptions $10.00 Checks Payable to: Star Bytes Star BytesThe Newsletter of the Order of the Eastern Star, State of VermontPlease send all subscription requests to:     Karen K. Price, P.G.M.     P.O. Box 221     Sharon, Vermont 05065     E-Mail: vt.oes.starbytes.subscribe@gmail.com Annual Subscription $10 Two Years $20 Three Years $30 Canadian One Year $15 Renewal Please make checks payable to: Star Bytes Name Complete Mailing Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Gift From

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