Forestville Chapter No. 247 Order of the Eastern Star recently hosted Chautauqua District official visit at the Masonic Hall, Main Street, with Cynthia and Larry Stiles, matron and patron, presiding.
Grand Officers introduced were Lynne Schmitt, commissioner of appeals west; District Deputy Grand Matron Helen Patti; District Grand Lecturer Quentin O. Bensink; Mary Ann Olszewski, grand representative of Alberta, Canada. A floral ceremony with inspiration, flowers and cards were presented by the officers to honored guests Martha Woolley, Dee Wysocki and Joseph Stiles.
The state theme is "Nurturing Everlasting Respect, Hope, Love, and Truth" created from the initials of the Grand Matron Norma E. Reynolds and Grand Patron Harry L. Tyson.
Forestville Chapter No. 247 OES Chautauqua District Meeting, row one: Commissioner of Appeals West Lynne Schmitt, Matron Cynthia Stiles, District Deputy Grand Matron Helen Patti, District Grand Lecturer Quentin Bensink, Grand Representative of Alberta, Canada Mary Ann Olszewski, Associate Matron Mary Prue, Associate Patron Francis Peterson. Row two: Fred Velott, Mildred Jankowski, Margaret Heiden, Dawn Hitcome, Betty Lou Schroeder, Donna Marshall. Row three: Courtney Bradigan, Elizabeth Fish, Kathleen Parker, Larry Stiles, Frances Dolce, Martha Woolley, Beth Benchley, Lois Betzoni, Norma Steward and Lori Peterson.
The Festival of Stars in Oriskany will be in July. Grand Chapter Session will be in Binghamton. Both events need reservations, which can be made through the district grand lecturer.