Greetings Brothers and Sisters,
I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Debbie Little, but I go by the nickname of “Cookie”. You see, there are three Debbie’s in our line right now, so I was given the nickname of Cookie. I was elected and installed as the Department of Oregon Chaplain on June 13, 2020. I held the position of Department Conductress last year and have moved up the chairs to Chaplain.
We are moving in uncharted waters with the Coronavirus Pandemic. I am hopeful that I will be able to visit many of you as the Department Representative during a District meeting. If we continue to move through the Governor’s phases to contain the pandemic, we should be able to hold in person meetings soon.
As Chaplain, I am the keeper of the Bibles, Altar Cloths, and the Memorial Basket. It is my responsibility to send a sympathy card to our members or their family if there is a death or send a get-well card for major illnesses or surgeries. I also have the responsibility of following ritual with an opening and closing prayer for our meetings.
I look forward to sharing my duties with you each month with an article in the newsletter. I hope my articles will serve as a little guidance for those new Chaplains who were elected for the ensuing year.
Department of Oregon Chaplain