News and events from our Tasmanian Members

Friday, January 20 2023

Members from north-western and southern Tasmania took time out from their busy pre-Christmas schedule to conduct Sausage Sizzles in aid of charity. Charities to benefit were the Royal Flying Doctors Service and Diabetes Australia. On Friday 16th December Tasman Chapter held a Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings, Devonport, while the following day Hobart Chapter members sizzled… Read More…

Helping Flood Victims in Forbes NSW

Friday, January 20 2023

During the recent floods our WG Treasurer contacted The Anglican Diocese in Bathurst to see if we could assist their parish members and they directed her to Rev Reily in the Forbes area.  Assistance of $5,000 was provided and a thank you card was recently received.  

Thank you from Mallacoota District Health & Support Services

Thursday, December 22 2022

During the 2020 fires in Victoria, the little town of Mallacoota was wiped out leaving many folks homeless and many without a job.  Our WG Treasurer, Sister Margaret Down, took it upon herself to reached out to the post mistress, Pam Estella, to see if we could give financial help to the community. That enquiry… Read More…

Illawarra DG Committee celebrating 2023

Thursday, December 22 2022

An exciting year lays before us as we come into what we have termed the “O-DEARS/O-YEARS for Woonona, Illawarra Daylight and Wollongong Chapters. The youngest “0” being Illawarra Daylight Chapter No 220 who has reached its 20th year.  The Installation of Sister Norah Mitchell and Brother Paul Smith took place on 11 November 2022 at… Read More…

Illawarra Daylight Chapter – a unique day

Sunday, August 21 2022

A unique and special meeting at Illawarra Daylight Chapter of 10th of June 2022. Not only was there a special celebration for Sister Homer celebrating her 100th Birthday, but members of the Chapter in attendance were holding office in the three governing levels of our Order ie Most Worthy Grand Patron Brother Paul Smith, Worthy… Read More…

Golden Wattle Chapter No 4 Celebrates!

Sunday, August 21 2022

Golden Wattle Chapter No 4, Order of the Eastern Star was instituted 18 March 1922 The Members of Golden Wattle Chapter welcomed visiting Members from all over Queensland as well as several distinguished Members from South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales for their Centennial Celebration held on Saturday 26 March 2022. Several Members of… Read More…

Grand Chapter of Queensland – Installation

Sunday, August 21 2022

The Grand Chapter held our Annual Meeting on Friday 1 April at the Arana Leagues Club followed by the Installation on Saturday afternoon. We welcomed Eastern Star visitors from other states on Friday evening. The visiting delegations included: the Most Worthy Grand Matron Sister Blanche Watt (SA), Most Worthy Grand Patron Brother Paul Smith (NSW),… Read More…

Donating to communities in need

Saturday, July 16 2022

The United Grand Chapter of Australia has recently donated $6,000 to the Mallacoota Community Health Services Centre who continue to assist their community since the devastating bush fires of January 2020.  Our Worthy Grand Secretary Emeritus, Sister Lorraine Ellison adds “I fully support this grant to an isolated community, I have had the pleasure of… Read More…

Charity Donations – July 2019 through December 2021

Saturday, June 25 2022

The Charity donation figures submitted by Chapters and Governing Levels for 2019 through 2021 are summarised below.  The total amount for this period was $2,616,998.  Some of the recipients were: St George and Sunderland hospital equipment $500,000. Australian War Widows $220,000 Guide/Integra Service Dogs $210.000 Care Groups/Benevolent Soc/Community groups $199,603 Children’s medical research//hospitals $151,320 Cancer… Read More…

Grand Chapter of NSW & ACT Installation

Saturday, April 9 2022

The Annual Installation of the Grand Chapter of NSW & ACT was held on Saturday 20th March 2022.  Pictures from this event showing the newly installed WGM Sister Marylin Auld and WGP Brother Joseph Vavra and their Grand Office-bearers are below. Congratulations to all !!