A Time for all Seasons

Grand Chapter of Louisiana

Order of the Eastern Star


Debbie Poche Pamela Gill, PGM

Worthy Grand Matron Grand Secretary

9845 Van Drive 180 Harvey Hill Road

Baton Rouge, LA 70815-4566 DeRidder, LA 70634-7304

July, 2017 Newsletter




From the Desk of the Worthy Grand Matron:


Dear Sisters and Brothers,


Hope everyone had a very Happy Fathers Day! And celebrated Flag Day!


We have had three Official Visits and each one gets better with our presenting of the emblems and marching in. It does take practice in anything we all strive to do.


Recap of Official visits: A Time for Happiness, A Time for Sadness. We should share our happy times and sad times with our Sisters and Brothers, this will lighten our burdens. A Time for Unity. We should show compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience as we listen to each other, work with each other, and learn together in our chapters. We are bound together with our Eastern Star principles and teachings and are in unity with one another. A Time for Peace and Harmony. Our love and faith in God will lead us in healing our conflicts and help us renew and strengthen our friendships. We can achieve peace and harmony only if we take the Time to learn more about each other and less time to have conflicts within the chapter. Let’s open our minds to new ideas and suggestions from others, they just might work and we just might like them!!


The LA/MS Exchange was the best. Now everyone knows, Lonnie and I cannot sing. Sister Diane Smith, PGM did a great job putting the event together. The entertainment was super and the meal was so delicious. We enjoyed making new friends and visiting with our long time sisters and brothers from Mississippi. We had a total of 135 that attended, thank you all for coming.


Chapter Secretaries and Treasurers, remember there is a Workshop for you at the Official visits. Any of the other members that want to know about the workings of your chapter can attend also. Check the times for each Official visit, they do vary.


The plans for a Tour Bus to take us to Oklahoma 4-State are: Starting in Gonzales, for 1st pickup, 2nd pickup in Alexandria, then to Shreveport for last pickup. Driving straight through to Tulsa, hopefully arriving between noon and two pm Friday, Sept. 22. If we have a full bus load of 55 people the cost will be $100.00 per person. Email, text or call me if you are going. I need to reserve the bus ASAP. A minimum of 30 people will be $180.00 each.


Happy Birthday USA, hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th of July.

Be sure to check the upcoming events listed, hope to see you at them!!


“Time abides long enough for those who make use of it. Enjoy every minute of the hour and every hour of the day!!


God Bless, I love you all,


Debbie Poche’

Worthy Grand Matron



To the Chapters and Members of the Order of the Eastern Star. Thank the many Chapters and individual members who have remembered me with your cards, calls, and messages.

So sorry I missed one Grand Chapter, but happy to see everyone at the 2017 Grand Chapter.

I moved to Summerfield Senior Living of Hammond, LA., Monday, May 22, 2017. It is nice and I am pleased.The Grand Secretary has my address and phone number which has not changed.

Thank you for remembering me. Thank you, Thank you, and Love to all. Love, Jean Jordan


Upcoming events:


July 3: Courtesy visit Nova Stella #36, Ponchatoula 6:30 pm

July 8: District 4 Official Visit at Sunset Star Masonic Lodge, 5115 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport; 1:00 PM, Workshop for Secretaries and Treasurer; 2:00 PM, Finger Foods; 3:00 PM, Official Visit. Housing Chairman is Faye Bacle, 318-742-6142. Jennie R. Goodwin, DDGM, 318-865-2433.


July 15: District 13 – Official Visit at Pushepatapa Chapter #239, 344 Masonic Drive, Bogalusa; 1:00 PM Workshop for Secretaries and Treasurers; Official Visit at 2:00 PM with meal served after meeting. Housing Chairman, Mrs. Karen Porter, 985-641-4321 or 985-640-2361, Email: kfporter@bellsouth.net. Denise Boone, DDGM, 985-732-9103 or 985-516-9685.


July 16: Kay Dozier Memorial – Encircler #191, Kenner, 2:00 pm


July 21-22: Multi-State Friendship Exchange, Vicksburg, MS.


July 26-30: Demolay, JC Deason Leadership Conference, Wesley Retreat & Conference Center, Woodworth LA


August 3-5: Amaranth Grand Court, New Orleans


August 12: District 12 Official Visit, Ponchatoula – Nova Stella Chapter #36, 286 East Pine St., Ponchatoula; 1:00 pm Secretary/Treasurer Workshop; 2:00 pm Official Visit, Refreshments to follow. Housing Chairman, Ms. Beth Bauerle, 985-345-4506. Fran Quave, DDGM, 985-320-8762


August 15-17 Texas Grand Chapter, The Woodlands


August 19 Go Red Heart Banquet

GO RED HEART LUNCHEON -    Wear your Best Red Outfit
Location:   Acacia Shrine Center - 7991 Commerce Avenue, Baton Rouge  
   Saturday, August 19
     Time:  11:30 am - 1:30 pm     Cost:  $25    
Make checks payable to LA Grand Chapter and mail to Karen Porter, State Chairman of HEART
61004 N. Military Road, Slidell  70461   (985)-641-4321   E-Mail: porterstrees@yahoo.com
Please RSVP by Saturday, August 12, 2017
Note:  All proceeds go to Louisiana affiliates of the American Heart Association
       - Linn McNary, PGM, GGCCM-Heart


August 25-26: MS Banquet and Lil Red School House Picnic

August 25-27: Shrine Circus - Alexandria

August 27-September 3: Napa Valley Trip

September 9 District 1 Official Visit

September 10 District 8 Official Visit

September 16 Mid Year Meetings

September 16 District 10 Official Visit

September 22-24 Four State Exchange, Tulsa, Ok

September 30 District 15 Official Visit

Grand Representative Commissions:

Roster Changes:

Rachel Jackson #241 Temporarily without a WP

Jim Josker, PP to fill the vacancy of State Chairman of Personal Achievement Award

William D White #141 – Secretary Mrs. Lydia Tierney, Phone 985-249-0489,

Email: ltierney44@yahoo.com

Farmerville #207, Secretary: Noverine Lowe, PM; 548 Sweetwater Rd, Quitman 71268-1319;

Phone: 318-259-3192


Attention: Be sure and check the web site (laoes.org). Information and forms for our Four-State Exchange and the Lil Red School House picnic are available. There is also a link to the pictures of the Grand Officers, 2017-2018 and Official Visits and events for this year.




At the Secretary/Treasurer Work Shops we would like to address any questions or concerns of our Secretaries, Treasurers, and other Members in each District. If you have specific questions or concerns please send them to myself at lagrandsec2016@outlook.com or to Fran Slay, Grand Treasurer at fslay28@bellsouth.net prior to your Official Visit.

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Small Print, Hardbound, Black or Green $19.00

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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


You Are Cordially Invited To Attend the

Installation of Officers Of the

Grand Court of Louisiana

Order of the Amaranth

On Saturday, August 5, 2017

6:30 PM

At the

Doubletree Hilton New Orleans Airport

2150 Veterans Memorial Boulevard

Kenner, La. 70062-5427


HL Jane McDaniel SK Timothy Sibley

Grand Royal Matron elect Grand Royal Patron – elect

(Reception to Follow)


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