Seymour Order of Eastern Star chapter installs officers


By Tribune Staff Reports

Seymour Chapter 134 Order of the Eastern Star’s annual installation of officers was June 23 at Jackson Masonic Lodge in Seymour.

The chapter room was decorated with bouquets of white and lavender roses with sprigs of heather and lavender and electric candle lights, according to a news release from the chapter.

The following officers were installed: Worthy Matron, Margaret Kroman; Worthy Patron, Rick Smith; Associate Matron, Wanda Gray; Secretary, Pat Cummings; Conductress, Janice Brock; Associate, Conductress Brenda Goss, DD No. 4; Chaplain, Denver Gray; Marshal, Suzette Eldridge; Adah, Karen Walker; Esther, Robbie Anderson; Martha, Paula Stafford; Electa, Ollie Knott; Warder, Marvin Anderson; and Sentinel, Ron Goss.

To be installed at the next meeting are Associate Patron, Terry Byrns; Treasurer, Nancy Byrns; Organist, Mollie Brown; and Ruth, Linda Myers.

Installing Officer Terrie Barber was assisted by Installing Marshal Lisa Wagoner, Installing Chaplain Jerry Barber and Installing Organist Jacquie Drummond. The photographer for the evening was Stephen Kroman, photographer for the Grand Lodge F&AM.

Following the installation ceremony, guests adjourned to the dining room. A cake centered with the Eastern Star emblem and the names of the worthy matron and worthy patron was served along with punch and a fruit and deli tray. The tables were decorated with miniature bouquets of white and pink rosebuds and heather.

The worthy matron has selected as her motto “When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind” and watch words of peace, harmony and friendship. Her scripture is Esphesians 4:32, “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Chirst forgave you.” Her emblems are the open Bible and the cross, and her fun symbol is the FROG, which stands for Fully Rely On God.

Wives, daughters, mothers, widows, sisters and other specified female relatives of master masons, three-year majority Rainbow Girls or Job’s Daughters and master masons are eligible for membership in Order of the Eastern Star.

Stated meetings of the chapter are at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. Those eligible for membership in the order may contact Jackson Masonic Lodge for information.

Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both men and women belong, according to the news release.

Philanthropic funds to which the order contributes include Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Royal Arch Research Assistance, cancer, heart, Masonic Family Youth Scholarships, ESTARL (religious leadership training) and Indiana Masonic Home.

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