From Grand Chief Daughter Trish Burch:
I visited Lady Craig Roy Lodge April 4th. Again we forget to get a picture. So at the Tartan Day paradethe members there and I took a picture. Starting from the left is Jennifer Lynch, Chaplain, Dona Sheridan, GT and Secretary of the lodge, Eleni Barone, Chief Daughter of the Lodge, and Rebecca Furst, Conductor. The little one belongs to Eleni.
Grand Chief Daughter Trish made her visit to Lady Annie Lauder #177 on March 10th. Chief Daughter GeorgeAnn Boehm welcomed GCD Trish and PGCDs Liz Reed, Bernice Reed-Geggus, Mary Lloyd and Joyce Marsden. Lady Annie Lauder also initiated a new member, Karen McHood.
The Grand Chief Daughter also joined the sisters of Lady Annie Lauder for dinner at the Olive Garden to celebrate the lodge’s 91st anniversary.
On March 4th, GCD Trish Burch visited Lady Fraser Lodge #86 in Dubois, PA. CD Kayla Keller welcomed the Grand Chief Daughter, Grand Deputy Ida Corle, and PGCDs Liz Reed and Joyce Marsden. The ladies had their lodge meeting and enjoyed an early celebration of Madrid Gras.
CD Judith Palicka of Lady MacGregor Lodge #73 welcomed GCD Patricia Burch, Grand Deputy Georgeanne Boehme, and Past Grand Chief Daughters Liz Reed, Bernice Reed-Geggus, MaryLloyd and Joyce Marsden to their meeting on March 2nd. Lady MacGregor initiated a new member, Phyllis Colter (second from end on left, wearing the lovely scarf).
GCD Trish started her tour of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio on March 1st with a visit to Lady Forbes, home lodge of PGCD Mary Lloyd. CD Harriet Zupancic welcomed the Grand Chief Daughter and her entourage of PGCD Liz Reed, PGCD Bernice Reed-Geggus, and PGCD Joyce Marsden.
Grand Chief Daughter Trish made her final Arizona Visit on February 12th. CD Elizabeth Cox of Lady Claire #261 welcomed the GCD, GD Ashly Barnes, GRS Janet Grant, GT3Y Sue Wallace and PGCD Doreen Dunn. Lady Claire initiated two new members - Emily, daughter of PCD Christine, and Chloe, niece of SCD Alison. We were also happy to have sisters from Desert Thistle and Monarch of the Glen as our guest for the evening. Here are the Lady Claire Officers, sisters and Grand Lodge guests:
Here is GCD Trish with the four Arizona Grand Deputies: Margaret from #261, Ashly from #262, Georgette from #260 and Norma from #260.
On Monday Feb 11th, GCD Trish went on the traditional “tea cupping” trip with PCD Toni Sarcinella
On Sunday February 10th, Grand Chief Daughter Trish made her Official Visit to Desert Thistle #260 in Phoenix. CD Tammy Roy welcomed more than 30 sisters, including Grand Deputy Margaret Ellis, GRS Janet Grant, GT3Y Sue Wallace, PGCD Doreen Dunn, and sisters from Lady Claire #260. Three new members were initiated! The meeting was followed by an outdoor luncheon.
GCD Trish continued her tour of Arizona on Saturday February 9th with a visit to Monarch of the Glen #262 in Payson AZ. The Grand Chief Daughter was accompanied by GD Norma Brinkmeyer, GRS Janet Grant, GT3Y Sue Wallace and PGCD Doreen Dunn. Chief Daughter Dana Sipes welcomed the Grand Lodge Officers and visitors from Desert Thistle #260 and Lady Claire #261.
Grand Chief Daughter Trish began her Arizona travels on February 7th in Tucson. CD Alexandra Munro and the Officers of Spirit of Alba gave the GCD a warm welcome, and our hostess Ashleen set up a mini Gem show in her library to give the visitors a sample of the famous Tucson Gem Show which is going on now. Visitors included GD Georgette Wilds and GRS Janet Grant from Desert Thistle #260, GT3Y Sue Wallace and 3 of her sisters from Lady Claire #261, and special surprise visitor PGCD Doreen Dunn from Kilwinning #203. Spirit of Alba initiated new member Raven Limbocker.
There was a large group of local sisters and out of state visitors on hand to celebrate GCD Trish’s official visit to her home lodge, Susan Blair #255. Visiting sisters included PGCD Edith Burgess, PGCD Liz Reed, PCD Janet Kardos, and sisters VJ Ostrander and Lorna Young. It was also nice to have out of town Susan Blair Sisters GSCD Cynthia Ridings, PCD Karen Renz and PCD Peggy Thomas at the meeting.