Wollongong Chapter’s Birthday

Sunday, August 20 2017

Wollongong Chapter celebrated their 84th Birthday on 19th August 2017. Distinguished members from the Grand Chapter of NSW & ACT and the Illawarra District Grand Committee were warmly welcomed by the Worthy Matron.  Sister Joan Gillmore WM, unfortunately took ill at the end of the Opening and her trusty IP Worthy Matron, Sister Joan Nethery… Read More…

News from Holroyd Chapter

Sunday, August 20 2017

The end of this Chapter Year is fast approaching for Holroyd Chapter No.20 and preparations are already underway for our Installation Meeting on 14th October when it is anticipated Sister Sandra Ackers will be installed as our Worthy Matron and Brother Robert Reily as Worthy Patron. Following our Biggest Morning Tea in May we were… Read More…

Christmas in the Capital …. July?

Sunday, July 30 2017

Well it was cold enough for Christmas! … at least outside 🙂 Capital Chapter and Goulburn Chapter teamed together to host ‘Christmas in July’ on Saturday 29th July 2017.  Complete with the Christmas Trees, baubles, tinsle, carols, turkey and puddin’, and even a visit from that big fella in the red suit!  We were entertained… Read More…

Open Meeting – Wollongong Chapter

Monday, July 17 2017

Wollongong Chapter No 59 held an Open Meeting on Saturday, invitations were sent out to local Lodge members, friends and family.  We had an enjoyable afternoon with our visitors; starting with a Friendship Service and then Sister Angela Sweeney explaining various aspects of the Order and What makes us Who we are and different to… Read More…

OES Day Celebrated in Tasmania

Sunday, July 16 2017

Members and friends of Hobart and Derwent Chapters celebrated the 105th anniversary of the existence of the Order of the Eastern Star in Australia by enjoying a buffet lunch in Hobart on Saturday 15 July. It has become traditional for the two chapters in southern Tasmania to collaborate during the weekend closest to July 12… Read More…

Chapter Chatter – South Australia

Sunday, July 16 2017

Hello Sisters and Brothers, Apologies to any Sister or Brother who did not receive the last Chapter Chatter which I managed to produce in May. Life became very busy on 19th May when we started moving into our new home at Marion. Very close to the shopping centre which is very handy in some ways… Read More…

Amazing Effort – $937,241.00 given!!!

Thursday, June 22 2017

All the members of the Order of the Eastern Star should be extremely proud of the results of the Charity Report tabled at the recent 16th Biennial Sessions.  A grand total of $937,241.00 was raised in the two year period 1 January 2015 through to 20 December 2016.  Donations are broken down as follows: Australia… Read More…

The UGCA gives to the Steve Waugh Foundation

Sunday, June 18 2017

Representatives from the Steve Waugh Foundation were present at the recent UGCA 16th Biennial Sessions, to receive the proceeds of fund raising for the 2015-2017 term of office.   The now Immediate Past Most Worthy Grand Matron, Sister Sandra Davis, and the Immediate Past Most Worthy Grand Patron, Brother George Taylor, were thrilled with member… Read More…

Capital Chapter – learning how to save lives

Sunday, June 18 2017

Capital Chapter recently arranged for St John’s Ambulance ACT to deliver a free training session to our members on what to do if you need to attend to someone in medical distress. Members were shown how to identify someone having a Stroke or a Heart Attack, what to do while the Ambulance is on its… Read More…

A Proud day for Wollongong Chapter

Wednesday, June 14 2017

Immediate Past Worthy Matron Sister Joan Nethery and Immediate Past Worthy Patron Brother Ronald Nethery of Wollongong Chapter No 59 in partnership with RW Brother Brian Willis Regional  Masonicare Manager, Region 3 presented a cheque for $3000.00 to Mr David Green representative for Parkinson’s NSW Illawarra. The presentation took place at our Annual Luncheon held… Read More…