Miracles of Faith

Grand Chapter of Louisiana

Order of the Eastern Star


Marilyn L. Abshire Pamela Gill, PGM

Worthy Grand Matron Grand Secretary

28028 Saltzman Road 180 Harvey Gill Road

Gueydan, LA 70542-5517 DeRidder, LA 70634-7304

April, 2018 Newsletter




From the Desk of the Worthy Grand Matron:


Dear Sisters and Brothers,


Welcome to the Miracles of Faith year.  May our faith produce many acts of charity, truth and loving kindness.  Your acceptance of appointments for this coming year have been true acts of loving kindness.  Thank you.


The Worthy Grand Patron, Brother Richard Porche, and I wish to thank the Installing Officers at the Installation for an amazing night.  That night will be engraved in our memories forever.  Sister Debbie Poche`, P.G.M., and Brother Lonnie Smith, P.G.P., are to be congratulated on a successful year and Grand Chapter Session.


Brother Richard and I invite you to join us on our trip to the Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge in September.  We look forward to having a good time and enjoying some great shows as well as beautiful sights.  Your presence would make the trip more enjoyable. 


As the Grand Supervisors hold the Schools of Instruction, I know the Districts will welcome them and their instructions.  The District Deputy Grand Matrons will then share these instructions in each chapter of their respective districts.  These are important events and are designed to assist the chapters with the Ritualistic Work.  The Deputies will also share our plans for the year.  This information is necessary to reaching our goals.


As we celebrate this Easter Season, we should be reminded of our Savior’s sacrifice and show our thankfulness by service to others.


Remember We walk by faith, not by sight.



Marilyn Abshire

Worthy Grand Matron



Upcoming events:




The members of District 10 and District 14

Order of the Eastern Star

Cordially invite you to attend

A Homecoming Reception


Marilyn L. Abshire, Worthy Grand Matron


Richard P. Porche, Worthy Grand Patron


2018-2019 Louisiana Grand Family

On Saturday, May 5, 2018


Gueydan Civic Center

901 Wilkerson Street

Gueydan, Louisiana


April 15-17 Mississippi Grand Chapter – Hattiesburg, MS information on Mississippi Grand Chapter website.

June 6-9 LA Demolay Conclave

June 8-10 Rainbow Grand Assembly (Information in News Letter)

June 16 MS/LA Exchange Natchez, MS more information to follow.

June 23 District 14 Official Visit Houma 3:00 pm

June 30-July 1 Grand Lodge Alexandria Riverfront Center

July 7 District 8 Official Visit, TBA 3:00 pm


July 8 District 7 Official Visit, TBA – 2:00 pm

July 20-21, 2018 Multi State Exchange, Macon Marriot, Macon, Georgia. Information on website. (laoes.org)

July 28 District 11 Official Visit, TBA – 3:00 pm

July 29 District 13 Official Visit, TBA – 2:00 pm


September 17-22 Pigeon Forge and Smoky Mountain Show Trip - $595.00 per person based on double occupancy.  See your Chapter Secretary for flyer and form



Grand Representative Appointments:


Missouri, Sybil Barron, 414 Barron Chapel Rd, Pineville 71360-9183 Expires December 1, 2019



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Small Print, Hardbound, Black or Green $19.00

Large Print, Hardbound, Navy, Maroon, or White $23.00

Large Print, Spiral Bound, Navy, Maroon, or White $25.00

Extra Large Print, Spiral Bound, Tan $33.00

Revised Book of Instruction, $1.75

Rosters, 2017-2018, $1.50

Constitution Revisions, 2016 $1.00

Secretaries and Members, Please make all checks payable to The Grand Chapter. Thank you.



Pamela Gill, PGM

Grand Secretary


Website: www.laoes.org




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