Seymour Order of the Eastern Star chapter installs officers


Seymour Chapter 134 Order of the Eastern Star held its annual installation of officers Friday at the Jackson Masonic Lodge in Seymour.

The following officers were installed: Worthy Matron Janice Brock; Worthy Patron Marvin "Chig" Anderson; Associate Matron Robbie Anderson; Associate Patron Terry Byrns; Secretary Pat Cummings; Treasurer Nancy Byrns; Conductress Paula Stafford; Associate Conductress Karen Walker; Chaplain Rick Smith; Marshal Cathy Coffelt; Organist Judi Brown; Adah Loretta Riehl, PGM; Ruth Linda Myers; Esther Margaret Kroman; Martha Wanda Gray; Electa Ollie Knott; Warder Denver Gray, Grand Marshal; and Sentinel Tom Stafford.

Terrie Barber, installing officer, was assisted by Lisa Wagoner, installing marshal; Jerry Lemmon, installing chaplain; and Mary Price, installing organist. The photographer for the evening was Stephen Kroman, grand photographer of the Grand Lodge F and 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 sandwiches, chips and a fruit tray.

The worthy matron has selected as her motto "Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable and receives the impossible" and watch words of faith, love and hope. Her Scripture is Romans 15:13, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him so that you may overflow with joy by the power of the holy spirit." Her emblems are the open Bible, praying hands and angels, and her fun symbols are butterflies, chimney sweeps and Precious Moments.

Wives, daughters, mothers, widows, sisters and other female relatives of Master Masons, three-year majority Rainbow Girls or Jobs 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. Anyone eligible for membership may contact the Jackson Masonic Lodge for additional information.

Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both men and women belong. Philanthropic funds to which the order contributes include ICAN Service Dogs, Royal Arch Research Assistance, Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation, Cancer, Heart, Masonic Family Youth Scholarships, ESTARL (religious leadership training) and the Indiana Masonic Home at Compass Park.

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