BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS TO THE HONOREE—Rowinea R. Wooten and Joyce Bethune—PWM (Photos by Debbie Norrell)
by Debbie Norrell, Lifestyles Editor
The invitation said to wear beautiful shades of green or gold for an Evening of Elegance honoring Rowinea R. Wooten, Grand Associate Matron, Allies Silver Leaf Chapter No.45 Deborah Grand Chapter, Order of Eastern Star Inc. Prince Hall Adopted, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The location was the Edgewood Country Club in Churchill on June 14.
Wooten was recognized by the New Pittsburgh Courier in 2018 and selected as one of the Women of Excellence. She joined her Eastern Star chapter in 2002 and her positions within the organization have been vast and rewarding. In July 2018 she was elevated to Grand Associate Matron under the administration of Alpha J. Jordan, Grand Worthy Matron and James C. Harris, Grand Worthy Patron. Wooten has been employed with General Nutrition Corporation since 1994 as the Administrative Assistant to the CMO and two vice presidents in the inventory planning/replenishment and merchandising department.
The evening was a celebration of her accomplishments that led to her appointment as Grand Associate Matron. In July 2020, she will be elected and installed as Grand Worthy Matron with memberships over 2,800 in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour, a scrumptious dinner and a fabulous candy table that was overflowing with green and gold candies. In the tradition of the Eastern Star flowers and gifts were presented to Wooten and nearly 200 guests from across the state enjoying an evening of elegance.
The event chairs were Joyce Bethune PWM and Denise Raiford. Wooten believes her mission is: giving service to others while achieving happier lives.
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