Grand Chapter Session

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You are cordially invited to join us at the 143rd “Spirit of Love and Aloha” Session to be held at the Downtown Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, Topeka, Kansas from April 11-13, 2019.

Our Theme
The Spirit of Love and Aloha

Our Aim
Fidelity – Dispel whatever spirit of discord that may here arise. Let’s be friends!
Unity – United we stand. Divided we fall.
Nurturing – Give us strength to believe that we shall reap if we faint not.
And let’s have FUN doing our work!

Our Watch-words
CHARITY gives us HOPE and embodies FAITH

Mottos
WGM: The Serenity Prayer: “God give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

WGP: “A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man.” Jedediah Springfield

Scriptures
WGM: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all Thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5,6

WGP: “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Hebrews 13:2

Our Emblems
WGM:
Butterflies: Beauty in Transformation
Star of the East: God’s Guiding Light of Love
Hearts: Love and Aloha

WGP:
Microphone: We have a message to broadcast to the world.
Harleys
Mustangs
Rolo candy

Honor Stations
Adah – The Worthy Grand Matron’s first office
Organist – They add so much to our meetings and ceremonies.

Our Colors
The many shades and hues of purple.

Our Flowers
Yellow hibiscus, roses, forget-me-nots

Our Charities
F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service of Heroes)
Air Capital AMBUCS PT trikes

OES Special Projects

  • OES Masonic Youth Organizations
  • Membership
  • New Member Recognition
  • 50-60-75-year recognition
  • Grand Chapter Session
  • Kansas Masonic Home
  • Star Gazer
  • Quilts of Valor
  • Tabby Tops
  • Bike Across Kansas
  • Grand Chapter website
  • Grand Chapter technology
  • WGM/WGP Project of Choice

Our Activities

  • Kansas/Nebraska Reunion
  • Kansas/Oklahoma Exchange
  • 5-State Fun Gathering (Omaha, NE)
  • Volunteer in our communities
  • Alpha-Omega Sewing Day
  • Spring Fundraiser
  • Traveling Gavels
  • Exemplification of Degree Work by Grand Officers in Hutchinson

Our Songs
WGM: Here I Am; The Servant Song; Humble and Kind; Singin’ in the Rain (by Simple Plan); Beautiful Kauai

WGP: You Are My Sunshine; Sometimes When It Rains; It Is Well With My Soul; Don’t Stop Believin’ (by Journey)

DEDICATION
It is with a humble heart and love for this beautiful order that we dedicate this year of Love and Aloha to all the members of the Eastern Star in Kansas. Our members are the leaders that will connect the past and present and drive the vision of our Order into the future. We also dedicate this year to our families and friends who have provided support and encouragement as we have journeyed to the Grand East. We consider it a privilege to serve you, the membership, and we thank all of you for your continued service to our Order and to our communities. Above all, we thank God for His gifts and this beautiful life.

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