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HAPPY NEW YEAR, Sisters and Brothers. What a wonderful way to start the new year off with two new members. You would have been so proud of your officers as they exemplified the initiatory work. Julie and CJ Huff were initiated at our December meeting. Jim Buckingham made a beautiful presentation when he presented Julie with The Holy Bible which she held at the Altar. CJ was presented with the Eastern Star Book of Symbolism. All members gathered around the Altar after the meeting closed and the Worthy Patron led us in repeating our Obligation.
We are not meeting during the months of January and February. However, I will try again this year in February to have a “fun” day, to just play games, socialize, and eat.
When we meet in March, we will have an initiation practice to get ready for our inspection by our Worthy Grand Patron, Rick Miller, April 25th. Our Worthy Grand Matron has asked the Chapters to celebrate our blessings this year this Easter Season with those less fortunate, by providing items listed below. Please bring your items to the March meeting.
If you know a Military family, or someone who is anyway struggling this year, please let me know. This would be another wonderful way of getting the Eastern Star name out and being willing helpers in the service of humanity. Thank you so much in advance for your generosity.
Suggested items for the Easter basket are:
Box of cereal, Package of Rice, Peanut butter, Package of Oatmeal, Stuffing Mix, Package of Pasta, Macaroni and cheese, Chicken Noodle Soup, Canned fruit, Tomato Soup, Canned Tomatoes, Can of corn, Canned Tuna, Chicken, or Beef, Can of Mixed Vegetables, Dessert Mix, Can of carrots, Can green beans, jar of applesauce, Canned beans, Box Crackers.
Our Chapter Achievement Program is a different approach to the original Chapter Excellence Program. We will be participating in the Achievement Program, which runs from June 1, 2022, to May 31, 2023. There are three levels of achievement and four Sections to receive points. I will be busy reviewing those points going back to June 2022, to add those points up. I will talk more about the Sections at our March Meeting.
Darl Waltermire has moved to Primrose Senior Living at 8580 Twp. Rd. 237, Findlay and would welcome cards and/or visitors.
Dear Sisters and Brothers, please keep all our members in your prayers as always. Stay healthy and safe. See you on March 14th 2023.
Charlotte Ballard, Worthy Matron
Steve Tong, Worthy Patron
WM: Brenda Boster