EASTERN STAR News:
The Los Alamos Chapter #63 Order of the Eastern Star continues selling Collins Street Fruitcakes Nov. 18, Dec. 1, Dec. 9, and Dec. 16 in the lobby at Los Alamos National Bank at 1200 Trinity Dr.
The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternity in the world open to both men and women. In New Mexico membership is open to men who are Master Masons and to women who have a close family relation who is a Master Mason or who are former Rainbow Girls who have reached their majority.
The Stated Meetings are 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. The organization also usually holds Social Evenings on the fourth Wednesday of each month. We have special meetings throughout the year when our New Mexico Worthy Grand Matron & Worthy Grand Patron make their annual Official Visit to Los Alamos or for special Social Events like Camp-Outs or Get-Aways.
What is the Order of the Eastern Star?
The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both women and men may belong. Worldwide, there are approximately 1 million members under the General Grand Chapter. Eastern Star is a social order comprised of persons with spiritual values, but it is not a religion. Its appeal rests in the true beauty of the refreshing and character-building lessons that are so sincerely portrayed in its ritualistic work.
A deep fraternal bond exists between its members. It is the wholesome relationship of sisterly and brotherly love brought about through high principles exemplified in our lives, which makes us near and dear to each other. While this is an Order composed of people of deep spiritual convictions, it is open to all faiths, except no faith. The personal welfare of our members is vital to all of those in the Eastern Star, and it is considered a privilege to help another member whenever we can.
The stated purposes of the organization are: Charitable, Educational, Fraternal and Scientific; but there is much more to it than that. Dr. Rob Morris, the Poet Laureate of Masonry, founded the Order using the beautiful and inspiring Biblical examples of heroic conduct and moral values. These portray the noble principles which should adorn the personal lives of Eastern Star members. Eastern Star strives to take good people and through uplifting and elevating associations of love and service, and through precept and example build an Order which is truly dedicated to charity, truth, and loving kindness.
Concrete evidence of the charitable nature of the organization as it affects others is the millions of dollars which have been raised within the membership to support national, jurisdictional, and local charities. Many Grand Jurisdictions have homes for their senior members.
The Los Alamos Chapter #63 Order of the Eastern Star meets at 7 p.m. in the Masonic Temple 66 at 1400 N. Sage St.