Grand Chapter Session

The 144th “Blessings and Be-Attitudes” Session will be held at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, Topeka, Kansas from April 16-18, 2020.

Our Theme
Blessings and Bee-Attitudes

Our Aim
K – Keep Christ in your heart.
I – Invite others to become Chapter members.
S – Share your love of our Order with others.
S – Service to our communities.

Our Watch-words
Kindness, Respect, and Joy

Motto
WGM: If you concentrate on counting your blessings, you’ll have little time to count anything else.
WGP: Just say “Yes to OES,” follow your dreams and enjoy the trip.

Scriptures
WGM: “Kind words are like honeycombs, sweet to the soul and healing to the body.” Proverbs 16:20

WGP: “Let not your hearts be troubled, believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms, if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am you may be also. And where I am going you know the way.” John 14:1-4

Our Emblems
Hands and Cross

Folded – Prayer
Extended – Service
Clasped – Friendship
Crossed – Faith

Words of Wisdom
WGM: “Attitudes are like bees, some make honey while others leave a sting.”

WGP: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

Symbols
Bees – Energy and Teamwork
Teddy Bears – Comfort and Love

Fun Symbols
WGM:
Hugs and Kisses (candy)
Kisses – Friendship and Love
Hugs – Sometimes it is better to put love into hugs than to put it into words.

WGP:
Peanut M&M candy
M – Musette – Oriental Band Instrument
M – Merriment
License Plates – OES travels

Honor Station
Every station – Every station serves an important part to the Chapter.

Our Colors
Red, Black, Silver, and Gold

Our Flowers
White lilies and red roses

Our Charity
Service Dogs (KSDS)

OES Special Projects

  • OES Scholarships
  • Masonic Youth Organizations
  • Membership
  • New Membership Recognition
  • 50-60-75-year Recognition
  • Grand Chapter Session
  • Kansas Masonic Home
  • Star Gazer
  • Quilts of Blessing
  • Tools for Schools
  • Information Technology
  • WGM/WGP Project of Choice

Community Service Projects

  • Local Food Banks
  • Travel Toiletries and Tabby Tops for Ronald McDonald House
  • Box Top Labels for Education

Our Activities

  • Kansas/Nebraska Exchange
  • Kansas/Oklahoma Exchange
  • 5-State Fun Gathering
  • Volunteer in our Communities
  • Alpha-Omega Sewing Day
  • Spring Fundraiser
  • Exemplification of Degree Work by Grand Officers

Our Songs
WGM: You Raise Me Up, The Prayer, My Tribute, One Pair of Hands, Count Your Blessings

WGP: I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked, Holy City, There is Sunshine in My Soul Today, I Believe All People Are Good, You’ll Never Walk Alone

DEDICATION
With great appreciation and a humble heart, we dedicate this year of Blessings & Bee-Attitudes to all of the members of the Order of the Eastern Star in Kansas. We consider it a privilege to serve you, the membership of this Grand Jurisdiction. All members are needed to continue the future work of our Order. We thank all of those members who have served before us for their Love and Support to our beautiful Order. We thank our families and friends for their love, encouragement and support through this journey to the Grand East. We will continue to count our blessings for all the gifts God has given us.

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