Welcome to the Connecticut Grand Chapter
Anne M M Kellner
Worthy Grand Matron
J Arthur Carbonaro
Worthy Grand Patron
Greetings Sisters and Brothers!
Our 144th Grand Chapter Session has just completed, our new officers and Grand Family are installed, and J Arthur and I are delightedly enthusiastic about the coming year!
The Order of the Eastern Star, dedicated to Charity, Truth and Loving kindness, is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both men and women may belong. The Easter Star serves humanity in many ways by offering scholarships, donating funds to train service animals, collecting food for the needy, participating in fundraising for research to cure disease, providing financial support to a variety of charities, and sponsoring Masonic youth organizations. Local chapters also support their local communities in a variety of ways.
This year our aim is to recognize and embrace each individual's skills and abilities, improve communication, while keeping our sights on slowly and steadily increasing our membership. Our Scripture is: "Finally, be you all of one mind, have compassion of one another, love as brothers and sisters, be tenderhearted, be courteous." (1 Peter 3:8) Our emblems are the Snowflake and Tortoise.
Each snowflake is unique and beautiful in its own way. A tortoise takes small deliberate steps to reach its destination. Think about this, "Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but look at what they can do when they stick together." (Vesta Kelly) Our hope this year is that we all think of ourselves as beautiful snowflakes, to let our uniqueness dance and sparkle, and most of all, to stick together on a slow and steady path to make a huge impact on the growth of the Order of the Eastern Star in Connecticut.
Please take a look at the calendar of activities and check the Forms and Flyers page for special events. We look forward to seeing you on our travels!
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