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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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It is with careful consideration, consultation with the Jurisprudence and Advisory Committees,
and a great deal of sadness that our annual
115th Annual "Paws in the Snow"
Grand Chapter Session, has been postponed until October 7-9, 2021.
Here is the Worthy Grand Matron's letter regarding that postponement.

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.

Here is the Most Worthy Grand Matron's letter regarding Covid-19 and member safety.

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

Here is Grand Representatives Club President Bunny Pinder's Grand Representatives Letter.

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

The Huntsman Cancer Institute "Walk Down Memory Lane" Charity Event and

Best Friends: Charity Event, "Movie at Brewvies!" have both been cancelled.
Donations for these worthy 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.

Past Grand Patron and friend to all, Stanley R. Strader passed away
June 29th, 2019.
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, 2019.
following his long, courageous battle with Cancer. His Eastern Star Memorial
can be found here.

Past Grand Patron Richard Spillman passed away January 30th, 2020.
His Memorial was held February 5th, in Vernal.

Past Grand Patron Tom Tucker passed away May 18th, 2020 at the age of 84.
The brethren of Twin Peaks Lodge #23 attended to pay their respects, thank you Brethren.

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.

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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