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Arkansas Grand Chapter


Order of the Eastern Star



ONE HUNDRED FORTY SECOND ANNUAL SESSION

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR

STATE OF ARKANSAS


Session: Lighthouse of Peace

Theme: Spread Peace and Harmony Everywhere

Motto: Be an instrument of peace and harmony everywhere we go

Aim: To grow our Order

Watchwords:
P - Pray
U - Until
S - Something
H - Happens

H - Help
O - Other
P - People
E - Evolve

Emblems: Dove, Lighthouses

Symbols: Open Bible, Angels, Lion and Lamb, Lanterns
WGM's Fun Symbol - Hummingbird
WGP's Fun Symbol - Roadrunner

WGM's Colors: Teal, Silver & Gold
WGP's Colors: Burgundy

Flowers:

  1. WGM's - Yellow Roses, Lilacs, and all flowers in season
  2. WGP's Purple Iris

Birds:

  1. WGM's - Swans, Wise old owl, hummingbird
  2. WGP's - Cardinal and Robin

Worthy Grand Matron's Scripture:
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Worthy Grand Patron's Scripture:
Hebrews 11:6: John 3:14, 15 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Opening Ode: Sweet, Sweet Spirit

Closing Ode: Evening Prayer

Honor Stations:

  1. Warder - Keeper of Peace
  2. Organist - Angel of Harmony

Grand Choir: "Voices of Harmony"

Grand Officers: "Messengers of Peace"

Escorts of the Grand Officers: "Grand Escorts"

WM's & WP's of Subordinate Chapters:"Keepers of the Light

PGM's & PGP's: "Protectors of the Light"

Special Members Who have helped us on our way up: "Stepping Stones"

Worthy Grand Matron's Songs:

  1. Four Days Late
  2. One pair of hands
  3. There's Something About That Name
  4. The Lighthouse
  5. His Eye is on the Sparrow
  6. Beulah Land
  7. Proud to be an American
  8. Keeper of the Stars
  9. It's about the Cross
  10. Scarlet Purple Robe

Worthy Grand Patron's Songs:

  1. It's Real
  2. It Took a Miracle
  3. How Great Thou Art

Special Nights:

  • Oligation Night (First meeting of the year)
  • Friendship Night
  • Masonic Night (To plan and work together)
  • Honor Night for Warder & Organist
  • Founder's Night

Projects:

  • Special Olympics - Sale of Pill Boxes and Calendars
  • Salvation Army, Special Olympics - Valentine Dance at Ward
  • Support Our Military Project: Valentine Dance - Ward, AR
  • Food Drive (FOOD BANKS in your area)
  • Collect Teddy Bears for Arkansas State Police
  • General Fund - Lighthouse Pin Sale of Itinerary Calendars

TRAVEL CLUB: "Sojourners of Peace"

TRAVEL CLUB REQUIREMENTS:

  1. ATTEND A PROFICIENCY SCHOOL IN ITS ENTIRETY.
  2. ATTEND A D.G.L. VISIT OTHER THAN YOUR OWN.
  3. ATTEND (4) WORTHY GRAND MATRON'S VISITS.
  4. ATTEND (3) FRIENDSHIP NIGHTS.
  5. ATTEND A STATED MEETING IN TWO CHAPTERS IN YOUR DISTRICT,
    UNLESS THEY MEET ON THE SAME NIGHT AS YOUR OWN.
    MASONS ARE EXCUSED IF THEY MEET ON YOUR CHAPTER NIGHT.

  6. In lieu of a pin, Brother Chuck & I will make a donation to one of our charities. Please go ahead & make the needed requirements & turn in the form to your deputy. We will make a donation for each "Star Chaser" turned in. A certificate of accomplishment will be given to all who achieve. They will also receive recognition at Grand Chapter.

TRIP: EXPLORE THE NORTHWEST - BUS TRIP August 6th through 14th, 2017

COME JOIN THE 2017 GRAND OFFICERS ON OUR 9 DAY TRIP TO THE NORTHWESTERN PART OF THE UNITED STATES. MEMBERS AND NON MEMBERS WELCOME, THIS TRIP HAS BEEN PLANNED WHEN RATES ARE LOW, WE DEPART FROM RUSSELLVILLE AT THE HOME OF OUR WORTHY GRAND MATRON. PARKING WILL BE PROVIDED AT HER HOME! WE WILL HAVE AUCTIONS AND FELLOWSHIP.

BRING YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND LET'S EXPLORE THE NORTHWEST!