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Arkansas Grand Chapter



ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION

ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR

STATE OF ARKANSAS


SESSION:
"Let Freedom Ring .. Again"

THEME:
Service and Love for God and Country and Family.

AIM:
Service within and without. Serving our sisters and brothers, encourage them, uplift them,
bring members that have lost interest or feel forgotten back to the Star family, and grow with new members.

MOTTO:
"We are free because we serve."

WATCHWORD:
BELL:
B-Belief in our Heavenly Father,
E-Encourage the membership,
L-Live for Christ,
L-Love all as Christ has loved us

EMBLEMS:
Crossed Batons, Sheaf, Crossed Pens

SYMBOLS:
WGM's - Liberty bell, Eagles, flags (modern and 1776), Cross, Constitution
. . Just for fun: Old English Lanterns, Mocking Jays (bird)

WGP's - Anything Fire Department or camping
. . Just for fun: Camper

COLORS:
WGM's - Antique Bronze, Navy Blue, Ivory, Crimson Red

WGP's - Red and Yellow

FLOWERS:
WGM's: Hibiscus blossoms, Cherry Blossoms, Peace Rose

WGP's: Yellow Rose and Dogwood blossoms

BIRDS:
WGM's: Bald Eagle
WGP's: Bobwhite Quail

SCRIPTURES:

WGM's: Proverbs 3:5-6:
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not on thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths."

Job 13:15a:
"Though He slay me, yet will I Trust Him."

WGP's: Isiah 43:2:
"When thou pass through the waters, I will be with you. And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned; nor shall the flame scorch you" NKJV
John 15:13:
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." NKJV

Opening Ode:
"My Country Tis of Thee"

Closing Ode:
"Evening Prayer"

Honor Stations:
Marshal - Bell of Patriotism
Ruth -Bell of Constancy
Secretary - Bell of Records

Grand Officers: Bells of Freedom

Grand Choir: Voices of Freedom

Escorts of the Grand Officers: Grand Patriots

WMs &WPs of Subordinate Chapters: Betsy Ross and Paul Revere

PGMs & PGPs: Watchmen

Deputies: Town Criers

"Gatekeepers" - Dedicated members who have not served in the East but work diligently to maintain their chapters,
keep the chapters alive and moving forward and are always there to serve and not be served.

Worthy Grand Matron's Songs:

God Bless America
Heaven's Jubilee
In the Garden
I Believe (by Frankie Laine)
At the Cross (Love Ran Red
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
Railway to Heaven
How Great Thou Art
Battle Hymn of the Republic
You'll Never Walk Alone
This Land is Your Land

Worthy Grand Patron's Songs:

Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Precious Lord
I Saw The Light
On The Road Again


Special Nights:

Obligation Night (First meeting of the year)
Friendship Night
Masonic Night (to plan and work together)
Honor Night for Honor Stations (Marshal, Ruth and Secretary)
Founder's Night (Rob Morris)

Projects:

Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis - sale of 65 Roses Pin
The Navy/Marine Relief Fund - Support our Military
First Responders - Donate small blankets and Teddy Bears to the local Volunteer
Fire Departments and Sheriff Departments in your community.
Be sure to take a picture and place in your local paper
and send to Grand Chapter Publicity Chairperson.
AR Food Bank - Bring a canned item or box of cereal to each
meeting to be collected for local area food banks/pantries