Berkeley Chapter No. 77, Order of the Eastern Star, held its Grand Visitation on Saturday afternoon, May 12, at Warm Springs Middle School. There were 166 members and guests present to celebrate the homecoming of Worthy Grand Patron, Brother Lewis O. Braithwaite and to welcome Worthy Grand Matron, Sister Bobbie Bonnell.
Special guests included: General Grand Chapter Committee members Midge Crouch and Lester Dempsey; 11 Past Grand Matrons, six Past Grand Patrons, two Past Grand Matrons from other jurisdictions-Jane Grollig, District of Columbia and Joan Morris, Maryland; and one Worthy Grand Patron from other jurisdictions-Phil Beeman, Maryland. There were also eight Grand Representatives, two General Grand Chapter Special Committee Appointments, 11 Instructors and Deputy Instructors, 11 Worthy Matrons, seven Worthy Patrons, 34 Past Matrons, three Past Patrons, 30 members and visitors and 15 chapter officers.