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Worthy Grand Matron Paula and Worthy Grand Patron David have great plans for the coming year.
Come and join the fun!

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

It's Grand Visitation season, please support your Chapter and the Grand Family!

Here is the Worthy Grand Matron's letter regarding Chapter Meeting cancellations.

Here is the MW Grand Master's order regarding Masonic closures.

Here is the Worthy Grand Matron's letter regarding Covid-19.

All Grand Chapter events, Grand Chapter Visitations and Chapter Charity events are canceled until further notice.

Read the her letter for specifics. Events will be rescheduled when possible.

18 March, Beth Arabah Ch. #24 Grand Visitation, 7pm Clearfield Masonic Center.
    Refreshments to follow. Flyer here!    CANCELED

21 March, Huntsman Cancer "Walk Down Memory Lane" Charity Event,   CANCELED
    Salt Lake Masonic Temple, 7pm, light refreshments $3 mimosas! Tickets $20 Flyer here!

24 March, Miriam Ch. #14 Grand Visitation, 7pm Ogden Masonic Temple.  CANCELED
    Dinner at the Timbermine at 5pm, $36. RSVP to PGM, Holly Campbell   Flyer Here!

27 March, Adah Ch. #15 Grand Visitation, Dinner $10, 5:00pm, Meeting at 7pm.
    Midvale Masonic Center, Flyer here!  CANCELED

02-05 April 2020: Quad State and Hands Across the Border Visitation, Reno, Nevada!
    Carpool with your friends and join the fun!    CANCELED

4 April Radiant Ch #12 Hop into Spring Luncheon 11 am, Adults $15, Children $10
    RSVP by March 30 to Ruth Hodges (801)359-2563 Flyer Here!   CANCELED

11 April 2020: Best Friends: Charity Event, "Movie at Brewvies!" 7pm "Homeward Bound"
    Brewvies 677 South 200 West, Salt Lake City. $30/pp in advance, $35 at the door.
    Movie ticket and Dinner, Pizza, Wings, Popcorn, Salad Bar, Nachos and Soda.
    Adult Beverages available for purchase.
    We would love all Chapters to donate a basket for the Silent Auction! Nail Painting!
    All proceeds to benefit Best Friends Animal Society! Flyer Here!
            POSTPONED: new date to be announced.

17 April, Cedar Ch. #20 Grand Visitation, 6:30pm Cedar City Masonic Center. CANCELED

18 April, Silver Reef Ch. #26 Grand Visitation, 1:00pm St. George Masonic Center. CANCELED

24 April, Corrine Ch. #11 Grand Visitation, 7pm Brigham City Masonic Center. CANCELED

25 April, Adah Ch. #15 Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast 9-11am, Midvale $10. CANCELED

26 April, Bethsaida Spring Clean Plan Fundraiser, 1 pm Bountiful Masonic Center $8
    RSVP WM Cheree MacAlees 801-455-6913  Or SEC. Arleen Bedingfield CANCELED

26 April, Beth Arabah Enchilada Fundraiser, 5-7pm Clearfield Masonic Center $15, Kids $5
      RSVP by April 20th to David Keyt  801-706-7217 CANCELED

The following events may be held depending on the Covid-19 situation:

02 May, Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Fund Raiser, Details to follow.

9 May, Duveromy Ch. #17 Grand Visitation, 11am Vernal Masonic Center

15 May, Naomi Ch. #13 Grand Visitation, 7pm Price Masonic Center
    Breakfast for Dinner 5:30, $20 RSVP to Deserae Stevenson.

16 May, Bethany Ch. #9 Grand Visitation, 1pm Green River Masonic Center
    Glowball Tournament to follow 7:30 RSVP to PGM Lani Asay  Flyer Here!

6 June, Mountain Ch. #2 Grand Visitation and Worthy Grand Matron's Homecoming
    11am Grand Officers reception, Noon Luncheon $10. Visitation to follow.

8-11 July, Worthy Grand Matron's TRAIN trip to Glenwood Springs Colorado Flyer Here!

8-11 October, 115th Annual "Paws in the Snow" Grand Chapter Session, Salt Lake Masonic Temple.

Beth Arabah Chapter is having a No Party, Tea Party fundraiser. Enjoy a cuppa as you are! Flyer Here!

Congratulations to Past Grand Matron Linda and Past Grand Patron Lee on a successful
“Hope, Trust, and Pixie Dust” Session of Utah Grand Chapter. 

The Grand Chapter of Utah has been saddened by the recent loss of five great leaders of Utah Eastern Star.

Past Grand Patron and friend to all, Stanley R. Strader passed away
June 29th.
memorial service was held July 13th. His Eastern Star memorial is here.

Past Grand Matron Laura Jo McDermaid passed away September 8th, five days after her 87th birthday.
Her Eastern Star memorial can be found here.

Past Grand Matron Raelyne Estep passed away September 20th after a valiant battle with Cancer.
Eastern Star memorial can be found here.

Past Grand Patron and Past Grand Master Bruce R. Betts passed away November 10th
following his long, courageous battle with Cancer. His Eastern Star Memorial
can be found here.

Past Grand Patron Richard Spillman passed away January 30th.
His Memorial was held February 5th, 11am in Vernal.

Our Condolences to the families of these five wonderful members. May they rest in peace.

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.

Past Grand Master Jeffery Hamilton of the Grand Lodge of Utah restarted the Utah Mason newsletter and here is the second edition in the restart. The goal is to focus on the various bodies and clubs. Communication is key to any organization and hopefully the newsletter will be useful and interesting to all Utah Masons and appendant organizations.
All organizations and each person in the Masonic Family is encouraged to submit articles, editorials, instructional materials, pictures, etc. to be included in the newsletter. Articles could include information such as; bringing another person into your group (if they want to be recognized), special meetings, dinners, awards, etc. and include pictures. For now, the plan is to publish quarterly with the hope to make it into a monthly circular. Send material and pictures to dhutchin@wyoming.com Thanks: Dave Hutchinson – Editor

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 GGC Secretary Alma Lynn Bane for their care of our Headquarters!
A 501 (c) 3 foundation is now available for tax deductible donations!

Congratulations to our newly appointed members of General Grand Chapter for the Fiftieth Triennium 2019-2021.
    Carla Carmain-Herret, Ambassador, Hawaii
    Ruthmarie Rives, Member, Eastern Star Journal Committee
    Karen Holm, Member, Heart Committee
    Melinda Klinger-Dennis, Member, Registration Committee
    Jerry Runnels, Member, Registration Committee
    Dennis Bird, Member, Service Dogs Committee   
    Donna Testi, Most Worthy Grand Matron Special Appointee “Campfire Friend”

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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