Grand Chapter of Tennessee Order of The Eastern Star

2019 Grand Chapter Program

"Love, Fun and Harmony"

 

THEME

 

Sharing the Love of Christ with Those We Meet

 

MISSION STATEMENT

 

To strive to share the Love of Christ while having Fun and living in Harmony not only with our members but also with others we come in contact with daily while letting the Love we have for the Order of the Eastern Star shine through our lives.

 

 

 

 

MOTTO

 

Share Love and Enjoy Life Everyday

 

Foremost Objectives:

 

YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP

SHRINERS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

 

The Worthy Grand Matron feels Youth Scholarship is in need of more immediate attention and requests our Sisters and Brothers to consider this cause.

 

 

SCRIPTURES

 

Psalms 118:24

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. (KJV)

 

Psalms 139:23-24

Search me, 0 God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (KJV)

 

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (KJV)

 

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (NIV)

 

Luke 10:27

... Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind, and thy neighbour as thyself (KJV)

 

2 Corinthians 5:7

For we walk by faith, not by sight. (KJV)

 

Philippians 4:11

Not that I speak in respect of want, for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. (KN)

 

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (KJV)

 

 

Colors:

 

Hot Pink, Black, Red, Orange, White, Purple, Coral, Blue

 

 

 

SYMBOLS:

 

 Open Holy Bible       Cross        American Flag

 

 

Fun Emblems:

 

                                  Snowman           Music Notes          Eiffel Tower

                                  Pandas                Grumpy                  Pink Panther

                                  Pepe LePue

 

 

 

Flowers:

 

Hydrangea, Buttercups, Daises, Kimberly Ferns, Petunias,

Roses, Calla Lily

 

 

Songs:

 

 I'll Fly Away

Heaven's Jubilee

Amazing Grace

Put Your Hand In The Hand

What A Day That Will Be

Keep On The Firing Line

It Is Well With My Soul

There's Power In The Blood

He Whispers Sweet Peace To Me

Master, The Tempest ls Raging He Calms Me (The McKameys)

I Know Who Holds Tomorrow

Jesus, Hold My Hand

Peace In The Valley

Count Your Blessing Rocks (The Isaacs)

This Is The Day

Living By Faith

Goodbye World Goodbye

Hymns  & Southern Gospel

Just A Closer Wallc With Thee

A Little More Like You (Ivan Parker)

I Want To Know More About My Lord

I Just Feel Like Something Good Is About To Happen Won't You Please Come Down to Me (The Crabb Family)

 

 

Fun Songs:

 

            Rocky Top                                                     The Lion Sleeps Tonight

            If We Make It Through December           Hits from 50's and 60's

            The Sting                                                       Tennessee Waltz

            Theme from Golden Girls                         God Bless the USA

 

 

 

 

Chapter Honor Award

 

The Honor A ward 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 often (IO) related activities from the list below. These activities must include the ones marked by the asterisks (**).

 

  **Each Chapter or each District have a Fundraiser with all proceeds going to the           -    Youth Scholarship Fund prior to January 31, 2020

We encourage the collection of"TABS" for St. Jude to be one of the ten activities

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)

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

Worthy Patron to work with officers on proficiency of the work

Officers and members are to attend a practice with Grand Instructor

Consider having a designated practice time other than stated meeting nights

Encourage 100% Officers attendance at the School of Instruction

Encourage all members to hold a current proficiency card

**Provide the following education programs during the year: 2 from the Ritual; 2 from the Constitution and Code of Laws, 2 from the Book oflnstruction, 1 from Chapter By-­Laws

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

Eastern Star Journal- Each chapter consider havmg at least one (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.

 

 

Visitation Committee - Tower of Love

 

• Begin counting as of March l, 2019 and end February 28, 2020

• 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 Chapters attended

• One visit for each meeting you attend for Grand Representatives, Past Matrons/Past Patrons, Line Officers, and Section Luncheons

• One visit for each practice with Grand Instructor

• One visit for each official visit you attend. Joint meetings count 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)

• One visit for each Masonic District meeting you attend

• 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 "The Sharp Notes" (trailers) are not eligible for their individual awards. Their_ visits will count toward Chapter awards.

 

 

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES

 

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 with cards and with smaU gifts

• Perform service in the community, not limited to orrly Eastern Star members

• Do something related to any age. group,. i.e., food banks,.nursing homes, adopt a school, head start, children's homes, youth organizations

• Invite inactive members to participate in Chapter activities

• Greet and· welcome guests and· new members

 

 

 

 

Health Committee

 

• Appoint a chairman in your chapter

• Collect "TABS" for St. Jude (get TABS to Worthy Grand Matron)

• Provide education on two (2) health related issues

• Provide bottle water to Emergency Medical Services - First Responders (Police Departments, Fire Departments, Rescue Squad, etc.)

• Provide snacks; books, etc. to hospital waiting room, treatment centers or blood drives ·

• Donate travel size personal hygiene items for families staying away from home to Ronald McDonald Houses, etc.

• Support Shriners Hospitals for Children

• When possible identify items as being "Donated by the Order of the Eastern Star"

 

Youth Committee

 

• Appoint a chairman in your chapter

• Support Rainbow and DeMolay or any Youth Organization

• Support schools with supplies or money

 

 

Masonic Relations and Masonic Charities Committee:

 

• Appoint a chairman in your chapter

• Strive to strengthen relationships with all Masonic Bodies

• Honor the Masons in some way during the year (i.e., provide food, refreshments, assist in fund raisers, etc.)

• Strive to attend a District Meeting

 

 

Education and Membership Committee

 

• Appoint a chairman in your chapter

• Share the secretaries checklist with members

• Strive to have the chapter achieve the requirements for the Honor Award

• Make contact with all chapter members through a newsletter, calendar of events or other notification providing information about meetings, projects and activities

• Consider having an orientation session for new members to discuss and/or present copies of the Calendar Book, Book of Instruction, Ritual, Constitution and Code of Laws within two (2) months after initiation

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2153 HIGHWAY 411,

 

VONORE, TN  37885

 

GRAND SECRETARY OF TN

 

 

PHONE:        423-442-5364