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Eastern Star a Life of Love,     
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Imagine the Possibilities
2016-2017 Session

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Worthy Grand Matron Debra J. Madsen, Worthy Grand Bruce R. Betts and our Grand Family.

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From AGC Paula Poglajen: As the Grand Family prepares to embark on our Imagine the Possibilities, Grand Chapter year, our Worthy Grand Matron Debra May Madsen and Worthy Grand Patron Bruce R. Betts, hope you can imagine all the possibilities and join us on our journey through the state.
The following accommodations have been arranged and a block of rooms is being
held under the name “Order of the Eastern Star”. Flyer Here
Please make your reservations with the hotel and NOTE the date the rooms will be released if not reserved.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 801.599.9127 or ppoglajen@q.com.  All of the reservations include a senior discount already in the cost of the room.

General Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star has a Permanent Disaster Relief Fund.
This has been used for hurricane and earthquake relief and will be used to provide aid to victims
of disasters throughout our Eastern Star World. 
Please contribute generously through your Chapter Secretary.

Worthy Grand Matron Debbie and Worthy Grand Patron Bruce have some wonderful activities planned this year! 

Be sure to check the updated Calendar for a complete list!  Feel free to add activities from your Chapter!

Come and join the fun!

SAVE THE DATE: Many fun activities this year, Please Join Us!

Grand Family's Schedule

All members are eligible for the GREAT FLAMINGO RACE!
Earn points for being an active Eastern Star!
Flyer Here,   Zip file for Secretaries Here!

OES UTAH Black Ladies’ Jacket with Rhinestone Zipper – The Utah OES Grand Secretary can take your PRE-PAID order! karensemb@aol.com XS – XL $32; 1X $34; 2X $36; 3X $38; 4X $40; 5X $42; 6X $44

April 28-29, FOUR CORNERS FIESTA in scenic Santa Fe!
Scottish Rite Masonic Center 463 Paseo de Peralta.  NEW FLYER HERE.

May 3rd  Tooele Valley #25 Grand Visitation AND Utah-Nevada Exchange,
Tooele Masonic Temple – Dinner @ St. Marguerite’s Church $22 ~
Reservations, AGM Raelyne Estep 435-882-1124

May 6, 2017  – 2nd annual Running of the Roses event in support of the Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund
$25, All You Can Eat, 2 mint juleps, Cash Bar, Derby costume and Hat contest!
DERBY ATTIRE REQUESTED – Carly & Barbara Burton Residence,
6856 S. Bateman Dell Way, West Jordan – call for reservations
(and information) by April 29th, 801-566-0736  FLYER HERE!  DON'T MISS OUT!!!

May 9, 2017 Bethsaida Ch. #22 – Grand Visitation 7:00 pm
Bountiful Masonic Hall

May 12, 2017 Naomi Ch. #13 – Grand Visitation 7:00 pm
Price Masonic Hall

May 13, 2017 Duveromy Ch. #17 – Grand Visitation 1:00 pm
Vernal Masonic Hall

May 19, 2017 Cedar Ch. #20 – Grand Visitation 7:00 pm
Cedar City Masonic Hall

May 20, 2017 Silver Reef Ch. #26 – Grand Visitation 1:00 pm
St. George Masonic Hall plus Brown Bag Lunch $10 RSVP & Please choose Turkey or Ham & Swiss sandwich to Mary Maes marytrt@hotmail.com or 435-231-2343 by May 17th  (sandwich, chips, pickle, cookie, fruit, soda)

May 20, 2017  Beth Arabah Ch #24 MEXICAN BUFFET – Clearfield Masonic Temple 4:- 7:00 pm
All you can Eat: tamales, enchiladas, tacos, and sides $15

June 2, 2017  2nd Annual OES Golf Tournament – Green River Golf Course – Proceeds benefit our Education Fund and First Responders $30 for the early tournament -
Scramble shot gun start at 5:30 pm; $35 Glow Ball – Scramble shot gun start at 8:30 pm; BOTH $60
There will be a light dinner between tournaments – contact Bob Madsen to make your reservation.

June 3, 2017 Bethany Ch. #9 – Grand Visitation 1:00 pm
Worthy Grand Matron's Homecoming
Green River Masonic Hall

August 4-6, 2017 Statewide Rob Morris Retreat.
Whispering Oaks Resort, in the beautiful La Sal Mountains near Moab!
$125.00 per person for a two night stay, including meals.
Reservations are due by March 31st.  Flyer and Reservation form here.

September 6-10, 2017 – Grand Chapter trip to Washington DC!

October 11-13, 2017 — Imagine the Possibilities Grand Chapter Session
Salt Lake Masonic Temple

Worthy Grand Warder John Lay and Sister Ruth will be traveling a LOT with the General Grand Chapter
Family and we would be delighted if you would join us! Alberta Grand Chapter is next!

E-mail John for more information on our upcoming travels!

Our “Precious Memories on the Wings of Love” 49th Triennial Assembly is scheduled for
October 25, 2018 – November 2, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. Info and Registration Here!
It's not too early to make your reservations!

The Belmont Mansion, Our Eastern Star International Headquarters in Dupont Circle,
Washington DC has received the DC preservation league's prestigious Stewardship Award!PMWGP John Grobler
              and PRWGS Alma Lynn Bane receiving award.

Here is a YouTube video about the Mansion.        Here are more details about the Mansion.
Congratulations to Sister Paula GGC Trustee Emeritus, her Board of Trustees
and Past GGC Secretary Alma Lynn Bane for their care of our Headquarters!

Congratulations to our newly appointed members of General Grand Chapter for the Forty-Ninth Triennium 2016-2018.
    John R. Lay, Worthy Grand Warder
    Joann Martin, Member, Benevolence Committee
    John R. Testi, Member, Heart Committee
    Wayne R. Rives, Member, Registration Committee
    Brenda D. Hansel, Member, Youth Committee
    Paula M. Argus, Special Appointee to The Most Worthy Grand Matron,
            Hummingbird and General Grand Chapter Trustee Emeritus
    James Henderson, Special Appointee to The Most Worthy Grand Patron, Eagle

We look forward to your contributions to our future!

What is the Order of the Eastern Star?

The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which men and women may belong.
It encircles the earth with over 5,500 Chapters in the United States, Canada, and 13 other countries.

Though its teachings are based on the Bible the Order of the Eastern Star espouses no religion and is neither secret nor political.
Its members are comprised of men who are Master Masons and women with specific Masonic relationships.
Millions of dollars are raised annually within its membership for numerous projects which benefit mankind.
Many national and local charities are among the projects supported by its members.

Through this fraternal service to humanity, its members strive to build a better, more fulfilling way of life for all.

The Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star of Utah
Founded 1905  


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