Grand Chapter of Louisiana

Order of the Eastern Star


Pamela Gill                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Terrie C. Castay, PGM

Worthy Grand Matron                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Grand Secretary

180 Harvey Gill Road                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3211 Hyman Place

DeRidder, LA 70634-7304                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                New Orleans, LA  70131-7037

April 2014 Newsletter




From the Desk of the Worthy Grand Matron:


It is with a grateful heart that I address you for the first time.  I can hardly believe that I am your WGM !


  I am very humbled and my constant prayer is to be blessed with God’s wisdom, peace, and understanding so that each decision may bring us closer to our goals and bring peace and harmony to our Order.


The Worthy Grand Patron, Brother George Wilkinson, and I wish to thank our Installing Officers and you, the membership, for such a wonderful Installation night.  We will remember it always.  We also extend our love and appreciation to our Grand Officers for accepting their positions elected and appointed.  A special congratulations to our newly elected Associate Grand Patron - Pierre "Rocky" Schexneider, and Associate Grand Conductress - Debbie Poche.  We are looking forward to a great year with you. Sister Linn McNary, PGM, and Brother Otto Beverly, PGP, are to be commended for a wonderful year and great Session.


Thank you to the DDGMs who will start their year immediately.  We know you will welcome them and extend every courtesy.  They attended a great School of Instruction and have been studying hard so that they might assist you with your work.


For those of you who werent at Grand Chapter, our projects this year are Cancer, Alzheimers, the Masonic Dyslexia Program, the Scottish Rite RiteCare Centers, and the Special Olympics.  I hope you will join us this year as we raise funds for these projects.


Quote of the Month  Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move toward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.  Og Mandino


Keep Your Lights Shining with Star Love,


Pamela Gill



Arizona - Adrianne Pedneau, PM (161) 1301 Jeannie St., Pineville 71360-5339

Maine - Kitty White, PM (10) 8740 Hwy 1200, Boyce 71409

Maryland - Becky Dobbins, PM (33) 570 Reichley Rd., DeRidder 70634-5838

Michigan - Marie Finch, PM (26) 192 Country Club Ext., Leesville 71446

New Brunswick - Bonnie King, PM (148) 2128 Haywood Dr., Monroe 71201-1201

Ontario - JoAnna Wiggins, PM (93)  6200 Hwy 04, Ringgold 71068

Scotland - SuEllen Kirk, PM (177) 201 Spivey Rd., Haynesville 71038

Texas - DeLores Woods, PM (202) 3535 Lannon, Shreveport 71118





Districts 10 and 12

Order of the Eastern Star

Cordially invite you to attend

A Homecoming Reception


Mrs. Pamela Gill, Worthy Grand Matron


Mr. George Wilkinson, Worthy Grand Patron


The Louisiana Grand Family of


Saturday, May 3, 2014

From 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.


West Cenla Shrine Center - Leesville


Directions:  From North of Leesville travel south on Hwy 171.  Turn right on Nolan Trace (landmark-traffic light by police station).  Go 1.2 miles, turn right on HM Stevens Blvd.  Enter fairgrounds.  The Shrine Center is the 3rd  building on the left.  From South of Leesville travel north on Hwy 171.  Turn left on Nolan Trace and continue with directions above.





LA/AR WESTERN ROUNDUP FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE: June 7 at Noon.  Scottish Rite Temple, 205 University Ave, Monroe, LA.  Tickets are $20.00. Send money and SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope) to Fran Slay, P.O. Box 71, Vidalia, LA 71373-0071.  Deadline for ticket orders is May 24, 2014. Dress is Casual.


"GET YOUR KICKS ON ROUTE 66":  July 11-13, Springfield, Missouri.  Deadlines: June 1, 2014.  Contact Grand Secretary for additional information or check website.  Also check:  www.missourioes.org  or contact information - - Multistate2014@gmail.com


Join Pamela and George for a great time on the Navigator of the Seas January 11-18, 2015  We will leave out of Galveston for Ports of Call, Roatan, Belize, and Cozumel.  To book your cruise contact Nanette Gwaltney, Vacations by Design, 210-656-6668 or 210-373-5580.


INVITATION:  "Save the Date We're having a Ball!"  The Belmont Ball, Join us on November 7th and 8th in Washington, DC at the Belmont Mansion.  Proceeds to Benefit the "1618 Project". Complete details and information to follow.  Reservations can be made by calling 855-523-6953 and referring to the General Grand Chapter, OES.



APPRECIATION:  We had a most enjoyable time at your Grand Chapter. This was our first time  and I am very sure it will not be our last.  Although it does conflict with one of our activities in MA we will have to pick and choose and  LA may win out again next year . !!!!!  Can't say enough about the hospitality that was shown to us . We thank you and all your members for welcoming us to LA.  In Star Love , Judy Brightman, Ambassador to Japan and Taiwan, PGM, Rhode Island    




Resolution #1 - Increase ESTARL scholarship to $2,500 - Approved

Resolution #2 - Decrease service time between reappointment to Committees - Failed

Resolution #3 - Regarding fund raising clubs - Failed

Resolution #4 - Inclusion of Dale Caldwell Memorial ESTARL Endowment Fund - Approved





Page 29:  Mystic Star #108 - meeting time changed to 7:00 p.m.


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HARDBOUND RITUALS:  Small Print Green Rituals.  Large Print Blue Rituals-$23.00.  Large Print White Rituals - $23.00.  Extra Large Print Rituals - $33.00.

SPIRAL BOUND RITUALS:  Large Print Blue Rituals - $25.00. . . Extra Large Print Rituals - $33.00.

2010 Book of Instruction - $3.00 plus postage (There were no revisions in the 2010 Book of Instructions and they are available for purchase.)

2013 Constitution Revisions are available for purchase - $2.10.




Terrie C. Castay, PGM

Grand Secretary 

WEBSITE:  www.laoes.org

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