OES Globally

The Order was introduced into Scotland in 1868 by Brother Robert Morris when he visited Edinburgh. The first recorded Chapter in Scotland was Victoria Chapter No 1, and the date of their Charter was 30th September, 1874.  With the growth of Chapters over the following years, the Supreme Grand Chapter of Scotland was eventually instituted as the authority for the Order in the United Kingdom. Today, their jurisdiction spans not only Scotland, but to England, Northern Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa.

The first Chapter in the United States, Queen Esther Chapter No 1, was instituted on the 1st of December, 1874 in Washington D.C.  In 1876, the General Grand Chapter was established in the United States as the authority for the Order in that country.  Today, their jurisdiction spans to include Canada, Germany, Peru, Aruba, Guam, Philippines, Brazil, Romania, Columbia, Mexico, Taiwan and the non-continental states of Alaska and Hawaii.

For more details about our Order, please read THIS.

*** New Hampshire Order of the Eastern Star – International Weekend “Putting the Pieces together” ***

Our Sisters and Brothers of New Hampshire Chapter in the USA recently held their annual International Weekend ‘COVID Style’ and they have kindly provided links to the presentations given at the conference.  The below links will direct you to YouTube.  Enjoy!

Putting the pieces together – RW Tim Stickney and RW Dave Akridge talk about how the various fraternal Orders need to work together.

Leadership 101 (in a volunteer organisation) – what is leadership; leadership vs management; personality types

The four Ssss of Membership – Stew Aronson brings a wealth of business and Fraternal leadership experience to the world of leadership training

Own It – Never want to have to recruit again? Develop a mindset and create practices within your Masonic organisation to attract new members and keep current members and others excited, publicly vocal, and happily engaged

International HQ – virtual tour of Perry Belmont House & International Headquarters

Database Management – How do you manage your membership. Is it a time consuming task. Do you find it hard to find secretaries that want to hold the position?

Create an event and they will come….or will they? – How to plan for an event from the pre-event logistics, the marketing of the event, and post event activities

Weekend Devotionalhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eDWrMhx4vU

Reaching our Peak Potential – Truly inspirational. Twenty years ago Randy became totally blind. However, he didn’t allow that to slow him down. Since this time Randy has climbed all of the 4,000 foot mountains in NH, ran the Boston Marathon at least three times, been inducted into the football hall of fame. He runs Tough Mudder competitions for fun.