Madison Chapter OES Installs New OfficersJul 26th, 2013 | By Jacob | Category: Community News
By Emerald Greene Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison Chapter of the Eastern Star recently entertained visitors and members during the annual installation of the chapter’s new slate of officers, for the ensuing 2013 year. The special event took place at the Masonic Lodge/Eastern Star building in downtown Madison. The special meeting began at 12:00 p.m. with a luncheon in the downstairs dining area. Following lunch, everyone convened upstairs where the 2012 officers of the local chapter, opened the chapter in long form. After the meeting was called to order, the new 2013 officers were ready to be installed. The Order of the Eastern Star, Madison Chapter 109 officers for the 2013 year include: Worthy Matron, Marcia Sawin; Worthy Patron, Homer Melgaard; Assoc. Matron, Jennifer Stanley; Assoc. Patron, Richard Terry; Secretary, Karen FerDon; Treasurer, Roy Hibbs; Conductress, Stacey Poppell; Assoc. Conductress, Tanya Terry; Chaplain, Edith Terry; Marshal, Deborah D’Atille; Adah, Judith Lundell; Ruth, Melissa Lundell; Esther, Elaine Terry; Martha, Elizabeth Sawin-Hewins; Electa, Nancy Banks; Warder, Albert “Bert” Banks, Jr.; and Sentinel, C.D. Agner, Jr. Following installation, all guests, members and visitors enjoyed delicious refreshments downstairs. The Madison Eastern Star is a service organization, a sister group of the Masons. The Order of the Eastern Star, or OES, is an adoptive rite of Freemasonry with its philosophy clearly based on the Holy Bible. Its objectives are charitable, and benevolent. OES is a social order, comprised of persons with spiritual values, but it is not a religion. Its appeal rests in the true beauty of the refreshing and character-building lessons that are so sincerely portrayed in its ritualistic work.