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Musical Star – a star to symbolize our Eastern Star, a keyboard and notes for my love of music; and a red heart to remind us to always “Keep A Song in Your Heart” and to Love One Another.
Roses – Red for love and devotion and in honor of the young men of Missouri DeMolay who use this flower in their ceremonies; Yellow in memory of my first WGM Sister Jean Cox Martin (1984) and my Rainbow “Mom”, Sister Mary Helen Hardon, Florissant Chapter No. 161; and Pink in honor of my Fraternal Mom and Pop, Sister Gloria Chaney, PGM, and Brother Jim Williams, PGP, and the 2012 Grand Family.
Tiger lilies – in honor of my education at MIZZOU.
Chrysanthemums – orange and yellow, my birth flower.
Fern with ladybugs on the leaves – in memory of Sister Marge Carney, PGM, who taught us to weave our lives like a basket, one row at a time.
Forget-me-nots – in memory of my father, a 50+ year Mason, from whom I received my Masonic heritage. Butterfly bushes and Bluebells of Scotland – in honor of my Grand Representative appointment.
Purple iris and white orchids – in memory of my Mother. Iris was her favorite flower in her garden each Spring and we both loved beautiful orchids.
Lily of the Valley – in honor of our Job’s Daughters.
Dogwood – our State Tree dedicated in June 1955 – in honor of my husband, Brother Jack, PGP, who was born in June 1955 and first met me when he came to Missouri.
As you can see, I chose flowers from each color of the Rainbow in honor of my history with the Order of Rainbow for Girls.
The White Rose and White Daisy – In honor of the WGP’s wife of 51 years. These are the flowers that made up Sister Cinda’s bouquet she carried down the aisle at their wedding.
|Colors||All the colors of the Rainbow, as each of God’s colors shines brightly beginning with the Dawn of each new day. Then, at the close of the day, our beautiful Sunsets remind us to take time to rest and be thankful for the joys of another day of life. As the seasons change, the colors change too and surround our world with beautiful sights, each more breathtaking than the last.|
|WGM Emblems||Candle—To light the way for our Sisters and Brothers.
Fleur-de-Lis—Represents the connection between Louisiana, my Mother’s home state, and St. Louis, my birth place.
Snowflake—Each of us is unique, but look what we can become when we stick together.
Pineapple—Symbol of hospitality and friendship. It is in memory of Sister Marge Carney, PGM. Stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside.
|WGM Bible Verses||Psalm 100, “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Ephesians 3:16, “Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord.”
|WGP’s Emblem and Bible Verses||
THE FOULED ANCHOR
I am dedicating my year to three individuals who have had the biggest impact and influence in my life. All three were in the Navy and they are: My father, my uncle who served at Pearl Harbor, and Bill George.
Because of these three men I have chosen the “Fouled Anchor” as my emblem. The symbol of an anchor with a rope (or chain) entwined around it is known as the fouled anchor; an anchor tangled up in this way is very difficult to raise. The U.S. Navy has chosen this emblem as a representation of the seamanship it takes to raise a fouled anchor.
My verse is a representation of this emblem and is found in Hebrews 6:19; “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.” It alludes to the rope being tied to an anchor, which is now Jesus Christ, who makes intercession for us not the High Priest.
Masonically, the Anchor is an emblem of a well-grounded hope. It is emblematic of that anchor which shall safely moor us in a peaceful harbor, where the wicked cease from troubling and weary shall find rest. We find that lesson in Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
When the early Christians represented the sign of the cross on their monuments, they felt obligated to disguise it in some artistic and symbolical way. One of the oldest symbols of the cross is the anchor.
Originally a symbol of hope in general, the anchor adds a much higher meaning: that of hope based on the Cross of Christ. The similarity of the anchor to the cross makes the Anchor an admirable Christian symbol.
Therefore, the rope of our lives should be entwined around the Anchor of Christ. That is the reason for the dedication of my year, the emblem and the verses I have chosen.
|Fun Emblems||WGM: Baseball—St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals
WGP: Bowling Ball and Pins. Reminds the WGP of his bowling days and being part of a team; encouraging each other to do greater things.
All songs about Rainbows Broadway Show Tunes Patriotic Songs Church Hymns
“What a Friend we have in Jesus” “Anchors Aweigh” “I Saw the Light” The Anchor Holds”
“The Glory of the Yankee Navy” March “The Holy City” “Welcome to My World”
|Charities||Masonic Youth Groups – Rainbow, Job’s Daughters and DeMolay. Our future depends on them. They depend on us! This Charity was chosen by our WGM.
Cancer Research Center – Columbia, MO. This organization was chosen by our WGP, in memory of his Dad, who lost his life to lung cancer and in honor of his Mom, who is a breast cancer survivor.
CHAMP (Canine Helpers Allow More Possibilities) – General Grand Chapter Charity
|In-House Charities|| Masonic Outreach Program—Penny-A-DayESTARL—Friendship Night Coin Collection
Lois J. Newman Scholarship Fund
|Our Charity Pin|| In support of our 2020 Charities, we will be selling one charity pin for $20.00.
|Stuffed Dachshunds||In support of our General Grand Chapter charity—service dogs, we will be selling stuffed dachshunds for $20.00; purebreds (Cardinals, Royals, Chiefs, Mizzou, Armed Services) are $25.00.
|Our Trips||June 3-9, 2020—Washington, D.C.—to Visit our OES Headquarters, the George Washington Masonic Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery and the Smithsonian.
July 10-12, 2020 —MULTISTATE 2020—”Meet Me in St. Louis”. All meals will be held at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, MO.
July 24-26, 2020—Five State Friendship Exchange hosted by Iowa.
August 3-8, 2020 —Wyoming Grand Chapter, Cheyenne, WY.
The “unsung” hero in all of our Chapters. We have many friends who have served selflessly as Secretaries in their Chapters for many years. We appreciate them and thank them for their service.
Special thanks to the Secretaries of the WGM and WGP’s home chapters:
Sister Cinda Reeder, Blue Springs No. 428
Sister Margie Ezell, Florissant No. 161
|Candy||WGM: Skittles -“Taste the Rainbow” – a reminder of God’s Promise.
WGP: Payday Candy Bar – Because of God’s blessings, every day is a “PAY DAY”!!
|Odes||Opening Ode: “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”
Closing Ode: “Abide With Me”
Copies of these songs will be available from your District Deputy Grand Matron if your Organist needs them