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“Paws in the Snow” 115th Annual Session
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Worthy Grand Matron Paula Poglajen, Worthy Grand Patron David Read, the Grand Family and our Escorts. 
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You are cordially invited to attend the 115th Annual “Paws in the Snow” Session of Utah Grand Chapter October 7-9 at the Historic Salt Lake City Masonic Temple. Registration information here, Meals and Lodging to follow! 

We are pleased to resume live Chapter meetings and the completion of our Grand Visitations under these guidelines from Worthy Grand Matron Paula. See you in April!

We are very disappointed to announce the cancellation of this Fall's Grand Chapter Triennial session in Salt Lake City. New plans will be announced as they are provided.

Read this letter from General Grand Chapter regarding GGC Cancellation.

Here are two new procedures for conducting Initiation Ceremonies under Covid 19 from GGC.

Here is the General Grand Chapter nomination application information.

Please attend your Chapter's Worthy Grand Matron's Official Visitation!
Saturday, May 15th 11am. Worthy Grand Matron's HOMECOMING Mountain Chapter #2, Bountiful!!!

Here is a Video about Eastern Star support of the Service Dogs charity!

In the upheaval of the pandemic all of our usual fundraisers were cancelled.
Donations for the Worthy Grand Matron's charities as well as the Ed Fund and ESTARL Fund can be made through your Chapter Secretary. Please give generously.
 

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

General Grand Chapter Trustee and Past Grand Matron Paula Mantes Argus passed away from causes associated with old age following a life well lived on July 17th. Her obituary is here, her Eastern Star memorial can be found here.

Past Grand Patron Jerry Runnels passed away November 3rd. He was an upright man and Mason and he will be sorely missed. His Eastern Star memorial can be found here.

Past Grand Matron Ruth J. Hodges passed away February 15th, 2021 after a long illness.
Her Eastern Star memorial can be found here.

Past Grand Patron VL Pete Isaacs passed away peacefully, at home, February 21th
His
Eastern Star memorial can be found here.

Our Condolences to the families of these four 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.

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 all those involved 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   
    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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