Grand Chapter of Tennessee Order of The Eastern Star

GRAND CHAPTER PROGRAM FOR

2017-2018

 

“Country Charm and City Lights”

 

Theme: Kindness is like a Boomerang.  It always returns.

 

Motto:

 

Whatever you do, do with Kindness

Whatever you say, say with Kindness

Wherever you go, Radiate Kindness

 

 

 

 

Foremost Objectives:

 

YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP

SHRINERS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

 

 

Scriptures:

 

Genesis: 3:19

 Be humble and never think that you are better than anyone else…

  “For dust you are and to dust you will return “

 

Psalm:  46:10

 Declare today that you won’t stress over things that are out of your control.

 People will be people, job will be jobs but one thing is for sure,

  God will be God.  Let Him handle it!

 

 

Ecclesiastes: 4:9

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:

If one falls down, his friend can help him up.  But pity the man who falls and   has no one to help him up!

 

Colossians: 4:2

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful

 

Psalm 46:1

Lord, I ask you to protect my kids: physical, emotionally, spiritually,

 mentally, and in every way.

 

Proverbs 11:27

Anyone can find the dirt in someone.  Be the one that finds the gold.

 

Proverbs 3:1-2

My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandants:

 for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.

 

Psalm: 33:22

Father, I pray you will cover my child with your love.

 

John 14:8

If God is all you have you have all you need.

 

James 3:5

The tongue is a small thing, but what enormous damage it can do.

 

John 15:13

Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.

 

Luke 6:37

Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not and ye shall not

  be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.

 

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding:

 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

 

Matthew 5:16

Let your Light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and

Glorify your Father which is in Heaven.

 

John 14:6

Jesus answered I am the Way and The Truth and the Light. No one comes to

 The Father except through me.

 

Philippians 4:6-7

don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything.  Tell God what

you need, and thank him for all he has done.  Then you will

  experience God’s Peace, which exceeds anything you understand.

His Peace will guard your hearts and minds as you “Live in Christ Jesus.

 

 

 

Colors:

Shades of Green  Gold

  Shades of Yellow Turquoise

  Red   Salmon

 

 

 

Symbols:

 American Flag    Donkeys

  Open Holy Bible   Chickens

  Robins     Barns

  Boomerang    Muscle Cars

  Hawk     Motorcycles

 

 

 

 

Flowers:

 

Sunflower  Daisies

  Roses   Azaleas

  Hydrangea  Camelia

  Dogwood  Hosta

  Black Eye Susan

 

 

Songs:

 

 I’ll Fly Away                                           Tennessee Waltz

  Amazing Grace                                    God Bless the USA

  How Great Thou Art                    Rock around the Clock

  Just a Closer Walk with Thee      Keep on the Sunnyside

  Blessed Assurance                     Chattanooga Choo-Choo

  This Little Light of Mine                                           Last Date

  Battle Hymn of the Republic                                            GTO

  Peace In The Valley        Humble and Kind (Tim McGraw)

 

 

 

American Pride Project:

 

1) Support any Veteran program in your area

 

Examples:

                 a.  Have a military person to speak at chapter

                 b. Patriotic night not related to Memorial Day or Veterans Day

                 c. Christmas cards to soldiers

                 d. Shoe Box project – toiletries, etc.

 

 

2) Support your local First Responders

 

Examples:

                a.  Invite someone from your local Police, Fire/EMT  to speak at chapter

                b. Forgotten Child Fund

                c. Teddy  Bear Project

 

 

Chapter Honor Award

 

The Honor Award will be given to those chapters who strive to attain the ideals of our Order.  We encourage every chapter to participate by exemplifying the work of the Order.  Please familiarize yourself with Chapter 21 of the Constitution and Code of Laws that explains the duties of subordinate chapters.  To qualify a chapter must complete a total of ten (10) related activities from the list below. These activities must include the ones marked by the (**).

 

 

• Honor Masons (provide food; work together on a joint project, etc.)

• **Honor our founder Dr. Rob Morris in August

• **Renew the Obligation two (2) times during the year

• Hold a Friendship night or a District fellowship meeting

• Worthy Patron to work with officers on proficiency of the work.  Consider having a designated practice time other than stated meeting nights.

• Encourage 100% Officers attendance at the School of Instruction.

• Officers and members are to attend a practice with Grand Instructor

• Encourage all members to take the proficiency test

• Assign a prompter who has the only Ritual open during the meeting.  **No part      of the Ritual is to be copied. (Page 165 in Ritual)

• **Provide the following education programs, during the year; 2 from the Ritual, 2 from the Constitution and Code of Laws, 2 from the Book of Instruction, (1) Chapter By-Laws.

• Eastern Star Journal – Each chapter consider having at least (1) article submitted annually.

• Youth – Honor and support Rainbow and DeMolay.  If you do not have one in your area consider making monetary donations, ads in their program book, etc.

• **Exemplify the initiatory work-mock or real (2) times during the year.

• ** One (1) Health and One (1) American Pride Project

 

 

 

 

BENEVOLENCE COMMITTEE

 

• Appoint a chairman in your chapter.

• Contact shut-ins with phone calls, cards, visits, etc.

• Remember those on our Eastern Star Maintenance throughout the year.

• Perform service in the community, not limited to only Eastern Star members.  Do something related to any age group, i.e., food banks, nursing homes, children’s homes, youth organizations

 

 

VISITATION COMMITTEE   -  "Crusin' the Boulevard"

 

 

• Begin counting as of March 1, 2017 and end February 28, 2018

• Appoint a chairman in your chapter

• One visit for each chapter Installation of Officers you attend

• One visit for each chapter special, stated or called meeting including your own chapter    meetings

• One visit for each day attending Grand Chapter (up to 4).  You may count other Grand Chapter sessions in other jurisdictions as well.

• One visit for each meeting you attend for Grand Representatives and Past Matrons/Patrons, Line Officers, and section luncheons.

• One visit for each practice with a Grand Instructor.

• One visit for each official visit you attend. Joint meetings counts as two visits.

• One visit for each School of Instruction you attend.

• One visit for attending Rainbow Assembly and /or DeMolay Conclave (up to 2 each)

• Members will receive a Pin upon reaching twenty- five (25) visits.

 

Award will be given to the individual with the most visits.

Award will be given to the chapter with less than 100 members with most visits.

Award will be given to the chapter with 100 members or more with most visits.

 

Grand Officers, Past Grand Matrons, Past Grand Patrons and Tennessee Travelers are not eligible for their individual awards.  Their visits will count toward chapter awards.

 

 

HEALTH COMMITTEE

 

• Appoint a chairman in your chapter.

 

• American Cancer Society – Check with your local American Cancer Society for ways that individually or as a chapter project you can volunteer.  Example - The “Road Program” driving patients (with no family/friends) to/from doctor appointments, chemotherapy, radiation, etc.  Supplybooks, supplies, etc. to your local Oncology department. Also consider individual and chapter donations to your local Cancer Society.

 

• Kidney Foundation – Check with your local Kidney Foundation forprojects that you can volunteer for either individually or as a chapter.   Examples: Food Box deliveries to Dialysis patients, volunteer for fundraising activities, etc.  Also consider individual and chapter donations to your local Kidney Foundation.

 

 

 

 

YOUTH COMMITTEE

 

• Appoint a chairman in your chapter.

• Please consider making a contribution any youth organization, i.e., Rainbow,

   DeMolay, Boy and Girl Scouts, Church youth groups.

• Assist with refreshments for meetings and other special events our youth holds in

   your chapter/lodge or community events.

• Invite a member of Rainbow or DeMolay to come speak to your chapter at a dinner

   or a meeting.

• Invite our youth to present to your chapter any program they may perform

• Adopt a local School for TEACHERS supplies.

 

 

 

 

 

MASONIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

 

• Appoint a chairman in your chapter.

• Strive to strengthen relationships with all Masonic Appendant bodies

• Cooperate with the Masons on a project.

• Provide food and/or refreshments for at least one lodge meeting, an officer

   installation and try to attend a District Meeting.

• Work together with lodge on at least one community project.

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION & MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

 

 

• Appoint a chairman in your chapter.

 

• Consider a newsletter, calendar of events, membership email or some other notice to shut-ins or inactive members to keep them informed of meetings, projects and activities.

 

• Share the secretaries check list with members.

 

• Review with the chapter the requirements of the Honor Award.

 

• Consider having an orientation session for new members to discuss and/or present copies of the Book of Instruction, Ritual and By-Laws.

 

• Share your knowledge/experience.  Others may not know what you know.

 

• Invite inactive members to the chapter and to participate in Chapter activities.

 

• Encourage ALL members to attend the School of Instruction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2153 HIGHWAY 411,

 

VONORE, TN  37885

 

GRAND SECRETARY OF TN

 

 

PHONE:        423-442-5364