Welcome to the Connecticut Grand Chapter
Greetings Sisters and Brothers!
It is once again time to create a new chapter in the history book of the Grand Chapter of Connecticut as we begin a new year.
Brother Gail and I would like to thank you for the confidence you have placed in us to lead you this year and for the honor to our Chapters, Lady Washington #45 and Radiant #11. We look forward to joining all of you in making this another successful year.
Our aim is to focus on creating Unity and Harmony within our Chapters by celebrating the membership we have, by focusing on the here and now, and by encouraging the best in ourselves and in each other. We will strive to renew pride in the Order of the Eastern Star by educating ourselves in our symbolism, tenets, and charitable aims.
Our special projects will benefit the Scottish Rite Learning Center (Dyslexia), America’s VetDogs (service dogs for veterans and first responders), Youth Scholarships (“Let George Do It – dollars for scholars), and Tabs for Tots (to benefit Shriners’ Hospitals). We will continue to sell pins to benefit E.S.T.A.R.L. (Square & Compass/Eastern Star pins, Forget-Me-Not pins, and various dragonfly pins).
Perhaps one of the most poignant Masonic statements we are each reminded of is that harmony is the strength and support of all societies, most especially of ours. It is our sincere desire this year that we all, each one of us, work in harmony and fraternal accord. We are all subject to human frailty, error, and/or forgetfulness. Mistakes, differences of opinion, and misunderstandings happen. Before words escape our lips that can cause irreparable damage, let us take a deep breath and remember to be kind, forbearing, and forgiving, one toward another. Let us come together in harmony and unity of spirit and direction in an effort to build and strengthen our Order
We hope that each of you will visit at least one other chapter this year to show your support for each other and our Order and we look forward to seeing each of you in our travels.
Happiness is –
When what you Think
What you Say
And what you Do
Are in Harmony
Worthy Grand Matron Shirley L Hungerford
Worthy Grand Patron Gail N Smith