Toledo Chapter #380, Tama. Order of the Eastern Star, participated Saturdav. Nov. 2, hosting a wonderful reception at the Courtyard by Marriott in Ankeny honoring the newly installed Grand Officers, named "The Candlelighters!"
The Worthy Grand Matron, Sister Nancy Ramthun, lives in Oskaloosa with her husband,, Tim.
The Worthy Grand Patron is Brother Jerry Jones, who also serves as the Worthv Patron of the local chapter, lives in Tama with his wife Susan.
Toledo Chapter #380, Tama. Order of the Eastern Star hosted a reception in Ankeny on Saturday Nov. 2. The Worthy Grand Patron Jerry Jones (front, third from right) is pictured with the officers. -Photo provided
Beaming a great smile, Jerry expressed his thanks, "What a great privilege and honor it is for me to serve you. Thank you for the confidence and trust you have placed in me. By electing me, you also honor Toledo Chapter #380, Tama, and I will do my best to serve everyone in this great and glorious Order."
Other elected Grand Officers are: Lynn Tague, Associate Grand Matron, from West Des Moines; Phil Corwin, Associate Grand Patron. Bettendorf; Nancy Niday, begins her eleventh year as Grand Secretary, Knoxville; Connie Chase, Grand Treasurer, Birmingham; Nancy Kiehne, Grand Conductress, Reinbeck; Jane Green, Associate Grand Conductress, Primghar;
Other appointive Grand Officers include: Roger Cory, Grand Chaplain, Elkhart; Kim Reason. Grand Marshal, Clear Lake; Barbara Howie. Grand Organist, Manson; Pam Bruns, Grand Adah, Greenfield; JoAnn Seelye, Grand Ruth, Morrison, Illinois; Sue Thomas, Grand Esther, Aigona, Sandy Meredith, Grand Martha, Bedford; Joan Jones. Grand Electa, Bettendorf; Laverne Messer, Grand Warder, Wayiand; Bill Owen, Grand Sentinel, Clarinda.