Eastern Star shining brightly; to make a difference in our communities.
Worthy Grand Matron, Sis. Jacquie Charlton and Worthy Grand Patron, Br. Wayne Rinke (centre - holding certificate) along with members of the OES Foundation Committee: (left side) Sis. Mildred Rinke PGM, Br. Tim Cameron PGP (vice-chair), and (right side) Sis Lorna Richmond PGM (chair), Sis. Maybeth Drozd PGM were honored and excited to receive this award from the Alzheimer's Society of Alberta & North West Territories on Nov 15 at the National Philanthropy Event in Edmonton, AB.
The Worthy Grand Matron Sis. Jacquie is extremely excited about the news that The Alzheimer Society of Alberta & Northwest Territories has Nominated the Grand Chapter of Alberta Order of the Eastern Star Foundation for National Philanthropy Day in Edmonton. National Philanthropy Day, or NPD, celebrates the charitable work that EVERYONE does to make a difference and create an impact in their communities.
|Philanthropy of the Year
WHAT IS THE ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR?
The Order of the Eastern Star is a non-profit organization comprised of diverse individuals dedicated to improving the quality of lives in our communities through the charities we support as well as fellowship, social enjoyment, and charitable works.
Our primary charity is Service Dogs. Provincially, we also support Alzheimer’s, Care Givers, Autism, CF, Diabetes, Asthma, and the Worthy Grand Matron’s charity of the year which in recent years has been Courageous Warriors, Angelman Syndrome, Service Dogs, Ronald McDonalds House, Immunotherapy, Valour Place, etc. We also have several bursaries. All the charities are CRA approved.
At the local chapter level, the charities they support are those that are most dear to the members of that chapter including Heart, Cancer, Parkinson’s, shelters, to name just a few. They also sponsor high school and university bursaries.
We do not espouse a particular religion but we welcome members from all religious denominations.
If you are interested in learning more about the Order of the Eastern Star, please contact our Grand Secretary email@example.com or complete the membership application located in the right side bar.
|Some of the charities we have supported recently:
|Support Autism - WGM Project 2023-24
|Donation to Angelman 2022
||Donation to Service Dogs 2021
|Some of the fun activities recently:
|2023 Bus Trip to International Peace Gardens
MISSION: Our mission is to welcome women and men, who hold a belief in a Supreme Being, into a Fraternal Order whose teachings are moral, fellowship supportive and purposes beneficent and to work together in the spirit of Charity, Truth and Loving Kindness for the good of all mankind.
2024 Grand Chapter
Light of Love
June 7 - 9, 2024
Olds College, Olds, AB
The General Grand Chapter Service Dog Committee has arranged a "Cruising for the Service Dogs" Eastern Caribbean cruise starting Nov 4, 2023 on Carnival Mardi Gras. See the poster and pricing in the right side bar.
Sister Jacquie Charlton
Worthy Grand Matron
Grand Chapter of Alberta. O.E.S.
I believe there are angels among us
Be the change you wish to see in the world because you miss 100% of the shots you don't take
The 2023-2024 Worthy Grand Matron's personal project is:
Autism Society Alberta (programs for adults on the spectrum)
Donations should be sent to Lorna Richmond Site 16 Box 18 RR1 Didsbury AB T0M 0W0
Cheques made payable to "WGM Project 2023-24"