Grand Chapter of Tennessee Order of The Eastern Star

2022 Grand Chapter Program


"Patchwork Legacy of Love"




Handmade with Love





Honoring the Past Treasuring the Present Shaping the Future




Foremost Objectives:


Wounded Warriors, Youth Scholarship, Shriners Hospitals,

National Shingles Foundation



There is not a lot any one of us can do on our own, but TOGETHER we can make a great difference! Please remember to give Generously and Joyfully to support our Foremost Objectives.





Open Holy Bible





Philippians 4: 13


I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.


Psalm 133:1


Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!


Proverbs 22:1


A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches and loving favor rather than silver and gold.


Romans 12:10


Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another.


John 3:16


For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.


Isaiah 40:31


But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk, and not faint.


Psalm 118:24


This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.


Proverbs 3:5-6


Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.











Royal Green





American Flags

Praying Hands



Holy Bible





Fun Symbols:



Victorian Lamp Post

Quilt Blocks

Bugs Bunny

Fred Flintstone


Pink Panther






Calla Lily







Red Rose





I'll Fly Away

Give Them All

Beulah Land

The Wayfaring Stranger

God Bless America

I Can Only Imagine

Tum Your Eyes Upon,Jesus

Let There Be Peace On Earth

In My Heart There Rings a Melody Me and God

Amazing Grace

The Family of God

I Saw the Light Whispering Hope

It Is Well With My Soul God on the Mountain Reach Out to Jesus

You Are My All In All Be Thou My Vision Goodbye W odd Goodbye



Fun Songs:


Music Box Dancer Young Love

The Lion Sleeps Tonight Snowbird

Midnight Cowboy

For You (John Denver)

Love Is Blue

This Magic Moment Rodan' Robin

Hits of the 50's and 60's Rocky Top

Celtic Music






The Honor Award will be given to those chapters who strive to attain the ideals of our Order. , We encourage every chapter to participate by exemplifying the work of the Order. Please familiarize yourself with Chapter 21 of the Constitution and Code of Laws that explains the duties of subordinate chapters. To qualify, a chapter must complete a total of ten (10) related activities from the list below. These activities must include the ones marked by the asterisks (**).



• We encourage the collection of "TABS" for the Shriners Hospitals for one of the ten activities.

• **Honor our founder Dr. Rob Morris in August.

• Recognize and honor 25 -, and 50 -year members.

• Honor Masons, Veterans, and First Responders.

• Assign a prompter who has the only Ritual open during the meeting.

• Hold a Friendship night or District fellowship meeting.

• **No part of the Ritual is to be copied (Page 165 in Ritual)

• **Exemplify the initiatory work -Mock or Real two (2) times during the year.

• Worthy Patron to work with officers on proficiency of the work. Consider having a designated practice time other than stated meeting nights.

• Officers and members are encouraged to attend a practice with Grand Instructor.

• Encourage 100% Officers attendance at the School of Instruction.

• **Provide the following education programs during the year: 2 from the Ritual, 2 from the Constitution and Code of Laws, 2 from the Book of Instruction, 1 from Chapter By-Laws with Official Visitor Checklist included.

• **Renew the Obligation two (2) times during the year.

• Eastern Star Journal-Each chapter consider having at least one (1) article submitted annually.

• Youth- Honor and support Rainbow and DeMolay. If you do not have one in your area, consider making monetary donations, ads in their program book, etc.

• **Perform community service projects such as Habitat for Humanity, volunteer at hospitals or nursing homes, clean up parks, donate blood, etc. (Submit articles and photos to local newspapers and/or Eastern Star Journal and send to Benevolence Chairman to be displayed at Grand Chapter.)






Work together with chapter members and friends, who sew or quilt, to make or purchase quilted, knitted, or crocheted lap blankets, throws or fidget quilts. Affix a label provided by the WGM that reads: Patchwork Legacy of Love, TN Order of the Eastern Star, 20 22 with your Chapter name & #. Donate to law enforcement agencies, DCS, nursing homes, Veteran homes, shut-ins, etc. If the challenge is accepted and met, proceed as in () as mentioned in the community service project requirement of the Honor Award.








• Begin counting as of March 1, 2022 and end February 28, 2023.

• Appoint a chairman in your chapter.

• One visit for each chapter Installation of Officers you attend.

• One visit for each chapter special, stated or called meeting including your own chapter meetings.

• One visit for each day attending Grand Chapter (up to 4). You may count other Grand Chapters attended.

• One visit for each meeting you attend for Grand Representatives, Past Matrons/Past Patrons, Line Officers, and Section luncheons.

• One visit for each practice with Grand Instructor.

• One visit for each official visit you attend. Joint meetings count as two visits.

• One visit for each School of Instruction you attend.

• One visit for attending Rainbow Assembly and/or DeMolay Conclave (up to 2 each).

• One visit for each Masonic District meeting you attend.

• Members will receive a pin upon reaching twenty-five (25) visits.


Award will be given to the individual with the most visits.

Award will be given to the Chapter with less than 100 members with the most visits.

Award will be given to the Chapter with 100 members or more with the most visits.


Grand Officers, Past Grand Matrons, Past Grand Patrons and "The Sew ,;n Sews" (trailers) are not eligible for their individual awards. Their visits will count toward Chapter awards.




Benevolence Committee:


• Appoint a chairman in your chapter.

• Contact shut-ins with phone calls, cards, visits, etc.

• Remember those on our Eastern Star Maintenance throughout the year with cards and with small gifts.

• Perform service in the community, not limited to only Eastern Star members.

• Do something related to any age group, i.e., food banks, nursing homes, adopt a school:: head start, children's homes, youth organizations.

• Invite inactive members to participate in Chapter activities.

• Greet and welcome guests and new members.


Health Committee:


• Appoint a chairman in your chapter.

• Collect "TABS" for Shriners Hospitals (get TABS to Worthy Grand Matron)

• Provide education on two (2) health related issues.

• Provide bottled water to Emergency Medical Services - First Responders (Police Departments, Fire Departments, Rescue Squad,. etc.)

• Provide snacks, books, etc. to hospital waiting room, treatment centers or blood drives.

• Donate travel size personal hygiene items for families staying away from home to Ronald McDonald Houses, etc.

• Support Shriners Hospitals for Children.


When possible, identify items as being "Donated by the Order of the Eastern Star"


Youth Committee:


• Appoint a chairma..n in your chapter.

• Support Rainbow and DeMolay or any Youth Organization.

• Support schools with supplies or money.



Masonic Relations and Masonic Charities Committee:


• Appoint a chairman in your chapter.

• Strive to strengthen relationships with all Masonic Bodies.

• Honor the Masons in some way during the year (i.e., provide food, refreshments, assist in fund raisers, etc.)

• Strive to attend a District Meeting.



Education and Membership Committee :



• Appoint a chairman in your chapter.

• Share the secretary's checklist with members.

• Strive to have the chapter achieve the requirements for the Honor A ward.

• Make contact with all chapter members, providing information about meetings, projects and activities.

• Invite inactive members to the chapter and to participate in chapter activities.

• Consider having an orientation session for new members to discuss our Calendar Book, Book of Instruction, Ritual and Constitution and Code ofLaws.

• Share your knowledge/experience. Others may not know what you know.






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