Mortdale Chapter – 93 years of service

Sunday, March 20 2022

Mortdale ChapterNo.36 Order of the Eastern Star was instituted on 24th November 1928 and after 93 continuous years held its final meeting on 24th January 2022.

The Members have enjoyed social interaction with other Chapters in the District and throughout Australia.

Many Balls, Fetes, Card nights, lunches and dances have been held during our 93 years to assist in supporting various Charities and for the maintenance of our Hall.

Following the decision to close the Chapter due to the age of members and declining membership the Chapter Hall which was purchased in 1957 at a cost of two thousand two hundred and fifty pound was sold.  The Hall has served, and will continue to serve, as one of the only meeting places for community participation in the district.

Over the past 10 months the Chapter has been able to distribute approximately $1.7 million dollars for Charitable purposes in donations ranging from $10,000 to $250,000 dollars to 40 organisations.

We were pleased to be able to assist both St George and Sutherland Public Hospitals with donations of $250,000 each for vital equipment.   Local organisations such as Carinya School,  Morris Children’s Fund, Orana, One Meal Makes a Difference and Engadine Rural Fire Service were also amongst the recipients.  It was disappointing that due to Covid restrictions we were unable to hold several functions to present our donations and meet with the recipients.