2018 GRAND CHAPTER PROJECTS

SPECIAL PROJECTS
Reach Out and Read
Sale of Bookworm Pin - Sale of Note Cards
Inspirational Posters - Silent Auctions at each Official Visit
District Book Drivs (With Reach Out Read) Golf Outing at Terrace Hills Golf Course
County Picnic
Sale of Baked Goods at Conferring og Degrees
Book Trader/Lending Library
(Either sell or make donations or trade books)
Coin March at Official Visits in May, June and July

ESTARL
Sale of nuts by Grand Officers at Receptions
Sale of March Music and CD's
Coin March at Official Visits in February, March and April

YOUTH
(Rainbow, DeMolay, Job's Daughters)
Sale of School Bus Pin
Activities with the Youth
Fill the Bus
Collection of Pop Tabs
Collection of Soup Labels for Local Schools

TLC 
Port-A-Cath Pillows
Lap Blanket, Quilts, Busy Quilts for 
Alzheimer’s and Prayer Shawls for Boone
and Barthell Home
Anything else a Chapter Member of Member has a
tradition of and fun making

EASTERN STAR MASONIC HOME
Sale of March Music & CDs
Fall picnic/auction – September 10, 2017

MATHILDA A. BARTHELL OES HOME
Sale of March Music & CDs
Spring picnic/plant sale & auction – June 4, 2017

GRAND CHAPTER
Pave-a-Memory brick proceeds

SESSION
“Heart of the Country” - October 18 – 21, 2018
Cedar Rapids Marriott
1200 Collins Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA

THEME
Friendship is a Sheltering Tree

DAILY GUIDE
“Trust in the Lord with al thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledging Him and He shall direct thy paths”

MOTTO
Your roots and let them grow

THEME
Many friends will walk into our lives, but only true friends will stay and work together in the rough times.

AIM
To encourage the membership to visit other chapters and take part in more of our Eastern Star events, making new friends along the trail.

WATCH WORDS
Friendship, Family, Nature, Literacy, Youth

TRAVEL EMBLEMS
Holy Bible, Gavel, Baton & Baton Holder, Drape, Crown & Scepter

COLORS
Denim Blue and all the Colors of Nature

FLOWERS
Wild Rose, Peonies

SYMBOLS
Trees, Heart, Book, Key, School Bus, Bookworm

HONOR STATIONS
Associate Patron, Marshal, Esther

HONOR GROUPS
Veterans, Sideliners and Membership

EASTERN STAR TRIP
“Nashville in the Fall” with Tri-State Travel
September 15-23, 2018  
For details contact Mary Jane Young

2018 GENERAL GRAND CHAPTER PROJECTS

Regenerative Medicine
Information and Awareness
Funky Zebra Fund Raiser

Support for First Responders
Information and Awareness
Provide Dinner for your Community First Responders

Hall of Honor for Sister Betty Briggs
Donations collected – Goal is $10,000 for the Top Line Honor
(Money will go to the Presentation and Restoration of the Belmont Mansion, our International Headquarters)

2018 Music


March                  
A Country Girl’s Swing

Bible Carried In                
In This Very Room

Attending at the Altar, Opening               
Prayer is the Key to Heaven

Attending at the Altar, Closing                 
I Love to tell the Story

Opening Ode                    
What A Wonderful World

Flag Tribute                       
You’re A Grand Old Flag (chorus)

Draping Tribute               
The Old Rugged Cross

Removal of the Drape                   
Peace in the Valley

Coin March                        
Take Me Home, Country Roads; Thank God, I’m A Country Boy; and other fun sing-along songs

Closing Ode                       
They’ll Know We Are Christians

Closing March                  
He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands

Initiation Welcome Song                             
Sung to the tune of “Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us”