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 !!  

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… Read More…

Perth Chapter Installation

Friday, December 31 2021

Perth Chapter No 46 Installation meeting took place on Saturday 4th December when Sister Anne Brogden was Installed as Worthy Matron and Brother Victor Tate was recycled into the position of Worthy Patron.  Sister Brogden was very pleased to have four of her five points present at the Installation. At the same meeting Sister, Claire… Read More…

OES Home Fund & Home Management – Donation to the Smith Family

Friday, December 31 2021

The President Mrs Margaret Down and Mrs Rosalyn Russ a committee member of the OES Home Fund & Home Management, recently presented a donation of $2,500 to Peta Bergan at the Smith Family.  This donation will be used for the Smith Family’s ‘learning for life’ program.  This program recognises that disadvantaged children need extra support… Read More…

The latest ‘happenings’ from our Sisters and Brothers in the West

Friday, December 31 2021

Well, what luck are we having with Bunning’s sausage sizzles! For those who didn’t make it, the flames were high and the smoke column even higher in the premises across the road from Bunnings so the police advised Bunnings that we were not to start the sausage sizzle.  So some of us came back to… Read More…

Donation to Orange Sky

Friday, December 31 2021

Constellation Chapter in NSW recently donated to Orange Sky. Orange Sky Australia is the world’s first free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homelessness – an idea founded in a Brisbane garage by two 20-year-old mates, Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett.  In late 2014, the boys installed a couple of washing machines and dryers in… Read More…

Eastern Star Foundation Presentation

Saturday, November 20 2021

Queensland Members were disappointed that we were unable to publicly present the first three grants from the Eastern Star Foundation at our Installation Ceremony. So, we arranged to have a mock presentation after our Grand Committee Meeting. We were able to get a photograph of each recipient being presented with the large format cheque and… Read More…

Perth Chapter has been busy!

Saturday, November 20 2021

Perth Chapter has been fortunate, compared to our interstate Sisters and Brothers, during the reality of COVID 19 lockdowns. Our members kept positive and safe during these unknown times but still managed the odd BBQ fundraiser, made donation presentations and welcomed several new members into the Order. Perth Sisters are fast becoming known as the… Read More…

Christmas in July – Hobart Chapter Style

Saturday, November 20 2021

Despite bleak weather and snow settling to foothills of Kunyani/Mt Wellington, inside the Lindisfarne Masonic Centre, Hobart, the atmosphere was anything but gloomy. On Sunday, July 25th, the supper room was filled to COVID capacity for Hobart Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star’s major fundraising function, Christmas in July.  Chapter members, family, friends and brethren from local… Read More…