Nevada Grand Chapter - Order of the Eastern Star


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Nevada Grand Chapter Mission Statement

The Order of the Eastern Star is a fraternal organization of women and men committed to providing an environment of friendship and fellowship through its charitable acts, support of its membership, and involvement within the community. The Grand Chapter of Nevada supports each local Chapter in this commitment.

 

General Information about the Order of the Eastern Star

The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which men and women may belong. It encircles the earth with over 5,500 chapters in the United States, Canada, and 13 other countries . Though its teachings are based on the Bible, the Order of the Eastern Star espouses no religion and is neither secret nor political. Like the Masonic fraternity, membership in the Order is open to members of all religious affiliations, but petitioners must profess a belief in a Supreme Being.

The Nevada Grand Chapter has 20 Chapters located throughout the State of Nevada. We have a total membership of over 1,900.

Eastern Star is a unique organization with many qualities you won't find anywhere else - beautiful ceremonies, meaningful lessons that focus on moral values, and the friendship of like-minded Sisters and Brothers.

Our objective is to promote and practice Charity, Truth and Loving Kindness. As a social Order, we are dedicated to fraternal service to humanity. We are involved in this service at local levels as well as at state and national levels. Eastern Star offers many opportunities to make new friends, practice leadership skills and to participate in our charities. We support each other, as family members, through good times and bad.

Membership in the Order of the Eastern Star is a family tradition for many ... something new for others. The Order of the Eastern Star requires a Masonic relationship for those who apply. Any Mason in good standing can apply for membership. A woman (at least 18 years of age) wanting to join must have one of the following relationships to a Mason in good standing:

 

Wife Mother

Widow Step-Mother

Daughter Grandmother

Legally Adopted Daughter Granddaughter

Mother-in-Law Step-Daughter

Sister Half-Sister

Daughter-in-Law Great-Granddaughter

Niece Step-Sister

Great Niece Sister-in-Law

Cousin Aunt

 

A Job's Daughter or Rainbow Girl with proof of membership for 3 years or certificate of majority membership recommended by 2 members of the Chapter petitioned is eligible to apply.

 

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Charities

Millions of dollars are raised annually within its membership for numerous projects which benefit mankind. Many national and local charities are among the projects supported by its members. Through this fraternal service to humanity, its members strive to build a better, more fulfilling way of life for all.

 

Benevolence

Nevada members who are experiencing temporary financial problems may apply for a one time assistance from the Benevolence Fund. The Fund may award as much as $1,000 to members in need.

 

ESTARL Scholarship

Any young man or woman who is preparing educationally for full time religious service in the church of his or her faith and in one of the many which offer full time service in the religious field, such as the Ministry, Mission Field, of Youth Work is eligible. An applicant need not be of Masonic or Eastern Star affiliation; however, each application is by sponsorship of an Eastern Star Chapter of Nevada.

O.E.S. Homes Board

Nevada members who are in need may make application for financial assistance on an ongoing monthly basis in order to meet their monthly expenses and be able to remain in their homes.

 

Other Charities

The Grand Chapter of Nevada Eastern Star supports many other charities, including UNR Cancer Research, Heart Fund, Shrine Hospitals, Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Service Dogs, Nevada Military Alliance, domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, food banks, youth scholarships and many more relevant charities.

 

Youth Groups

 

International Order of Rainbow for Girls

.International Order of Rainbow for Girls (IORG) is a youth organization for girls between the ages of 11 and 20. IORG creates programs designed to build self-confidence and develop character in these young girls. It promotes programs that are educational and recreational in nature for the purpose of instilling communication and leadership skills. It also encourages team work and cooperation between people regardless of color, creed, or gender. For more information go to the website www.gorainbow.org or write to Supreme Assembly, 315 East Carl Albert Parkway, McAlester, OK 74501. For information on Nevada's Rainbow Girls, contact Joanie Jacka, Supreme Inspector in Nevada, 14600 Quiet Meadow Drive, Reno, NV 89511-6647. Phone: (775) 853-6677. Email: jjacka@charter.net.

 

Job's Daughters International

Job's Daughters was founded in 1920 to provide an opportunity for young women to work together, to learn about themselves and to help others. Job's Daughters is open to girls ages 10 to 20 who have a Masonic Heritage. Job's Daughters do not follow any specific religion, but do require that their members have a belief in God. Go to www.jobsdaughtersinternational.org or write: Executive Office, 233 West 6th Street, Papillion, NE 68046. For information on Nevada's Job's Daughters, contact BarbaraAnn K. Holmes, Assisting Supreme Deputy, 1227 Kover Court, Henderson, NV 89002. Phone: (702) 568-6445. Email: bholmes@interact.ccsd.net.

 

DeMolay International

DeMolay International is an organization dedicated to preparing young men to lead successful, happy and productive lives. Basing its approach on timeless principles and practical, hands-on experience, DeMolay opens doors for young men aged 12 to 21 by developing the civic awareness, personal responsibility and leadership skills so vitally needed in society today. DeMolay combines this serious mission with a fun approach, that builds important bonds of friendship among its members in more than 1,000 chapters worldwide. The DeMolay International website is www.demolay.org or write to Service & Leadership Center, 10200 NW Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153. For information on DeMolay in Nevada, contact Eric Benson.

Email: benson-e@sbcglobal.net.