An Honor Weekend was held at the Embassy Suites in Greenville, SC for Sister Glenda Winchester, RWAGM on November 1st and 2nd 2019.

Pictures from the event can be found in the Photo Gallery.

On Friday, November 1, 2019 a BBQ on the Terrace was held.  Due to a cold front coming in the event had to be moved to the banquet room inside the hotel.  We opened with Prayer by Brother Don Cool, Associate Grand Patron of South Carolina.  A wonderful meal of pulled pork, potato salad, baked beans, slaw and cookies was enjoyed. 

South Carolina’s Worthy Grand Patron provided Karaoke system for many members to sing.  So much talent out there.  A Group of South Carolina members organized to perform a line dance.  They entered slowly into room dressed as old women with walkers to the song “Happy”.  They then put their walkers to the side and performed a line dance to “Carolina Girls”.  They retrieved their walkers and slowly retired from the room to “Carolina In My Mind”.  Singing and dancing followed.  After much fun had by all the attendees were dismissed.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 was the formal night honoring Sister Glenda.  Everyone was welcomed and then Sister Minyon Shepherd, Co-Chairman of Service Dogs presented the surprise of the night.  Lady Winchester, the service dog in training at PAALS, Palmetto Assisted Animal Life Services, in Columbia, South Carolina.  Sister Glenda was surprised and met her namesake for the first time.  We in South Carolina are so excited to sponsor Lady Winchester as she trains to enrich and empower someone’s life who has physical disabilities and social needs.

Introduction of Distinguished guest followed.

Brother Steve Jackson offered the prayer for our food and blessings followed by a delicious meal of salad, herb roasted chicken, cream potatoes, vegetable medley and New York cheesecake.

The piano prelude was provided by David Sawyer, a member in North Carolina and Virginia.  He introduced Sister Janet Dorsett as our entertainment.  They both provided beautiful piano music and much comedy.  It was wonderful with laughter throughout the room.  Then the much-improved Drumline, consisting of some South Carolina members, offered a routine in honor of Sister Glenda.  A fun time.

Remarks were made by Brother Lester Chavis, Worthy Grand Patron of South Carolina, Sister Nancy Jones, Worthy Grand Matron, Sister Marianne Shenefelt, Most Worthy Grand Matron, Brother Henry Martin, Most Worthy Grand Patron, and Sister Helen Cox, Past Most Worthy Grand Matron.  Then our honoree Sister Glenda Winchester, Right Worthy Associate Grand Matron, was invited to speak to the group along with Brother Lon Lowry, Right Worthy Associate Grand  Patron.

We closed with the Mizpah Benediction.

Kaye Rackley, PGM
Ambassador to New York
President, Band of Stars

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