The Installing Officers for the Lake Butler Chapter No. 40 Installation of 2017-2018 Chapter Officers included Installing Officer Joy Feit, Worthy Grand Marshall of the General Grand Chapter and Past Grand Matron, Assisting Installing Officer Gary Blanton, Past Grand Patron, Installing Grand Chaplain Lucille Torrent, Past Grand Ruth, Installing Grand Marshall Barbara Blanton, Associate Grand Matron and Installing Grand Organist Virginia Beggs, Past Grand Organist. This “Dream Team” once again blessed Lake Butler Chapter No. 40 with their expertise, fellowship and Eastern Star Love.
The Lake Butler Chapter Officers installed included Elisa Pickett, Worthy Matron, Randy Anderson, Worthy Patron, Shirley Thomas, Associate Matron, Secretary, Melissa Haines, Linda Barton, Conductress, Monica Housand, Associate Conductress, Chaplain, James Barton, Marshal, Ted Barber, Organist, Nancy Pape, Adah, Lisa Barton, Ruth, Valerie Crews, Esther, Cynthia Holder, Martha, Geraldine Anderson, Electa, Susan Rosado, Warder, Weldon Barton, and Sentinel, Robert Haines. The two Chapter Officers missing included Treasurer, Lila Barber (recovering from pneumonia) and Bruce Kirby (being installed as the President of his Shrine Club in Gainesville, Florida).
The special “Dream Team” and visiting Eastern Star Friends from other OES Chapters made the evening a huge success! Robert A. Lundy, Chairman of the State Membership Committee and Co-Chairman of the Triennial Assembly for Florida of the General Grand Chapter and Past Patron of Florida, was among the Eastern Star Friends. His work with the Grand Chapter and the General Grand Chapter is greatly appreciated. The fellowship following the Installation and the food to include Sister Lila Barber’s famous cucumber and onion salad was a great attraction. Brother Mike Feit got his private bowl of the cucumber and onion salad Sister Lila prepares for him each year and Brother Gary Blanton put in his order at the Installation for a private bowl of the salad for 2018!