God's Creations

Grand Chapter of Louisiana

Order of the Eastern Star


Rovenia McDonald Pamela Gill, PGM

Worthy Grand Matron Grand Secretary

585 Wells Road P.O. Box 1229

Haughton, LA 71037-7390 DeRidder, LA 70634-1229

March, 2017 Newsletter



From the Desk of the Worthy Grand Matron:


Dear Sisters and Brothers,


As last month letter stated, time flies when having fun or (in my case busy) This is the last newsletter from me I hope you have enjoyed them especially the thought at the end of each one. Grand Chapter will be held at the Alexandria Convention Center on McArthur Drive, Alexandria, March 25-29, 2017. There are many banquets, luncheons, and breakfasts planned as well as a full agenda of business. I look forward to seeing each of you there. Be sure to make your reservations with the hotel directly at 318-619-3300 and mention OES. The deadline is close and after March 10, 2017, I will be releasing any rooms that have not been reserved. The deadline for ordering meal tickets is March 8, 2017. These are to be made with Linda Lamkin, 293 Bear Creek Rd., Ruston, LA 71270-1646. She must turn in the number for each meal so must have an accurate count. Get the form from your chapter secretary or online for those who use computers.


We are looking forward to having out-of-state guest and are asking that you mix and mingle whenever possible, especially at the meals. Get to know members from other states. You might be surprised how much you have in common with someone at your table. John and I made a great friend from Mississippi several years ago just by doing general talk. This is important for us in renewing old friendships and making new ones. I am excited about Grand Chapter and seeing all of you. I have missed the fellowship we shared at the Official Visits and other times.




Thought: In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations. -Iroquois Nation Maxim


Fraternally with Pearls of Love,


Rovenia McDonald

Worthy Grand Matron


Grand Representative Commissions:

Colorado Kennon Daniel Ruby #72

District of Columbia -Dorothy Purcell Sunset Star #227

Florida Elouida Scoggins Harmony #6

Kansas Kristen Sibley Eleanor #105

Nevada Christine Cohea - Fern Leaf #24

North Carolina Bernedette Jones Mystic Star #108

South Carolina Valerie Knight . W. Connelly # 117

Tennessee John McDonald Bossier City #175

Virginia – Mary Cofer – Jewel #100

West Virginia – Donna Sutton – Ruth 16


Grand Representative Session Information:


Grand Representatives Club Members please bring the following to Grand Chapter: Last name beginning A-L bring two 2 liter drinks; M-Z bring cookies, brownies, nuts, chips, etc.  Sign up for hours to help in the hospitality room Sunday- Tuesday by email to Melanie Jackson at miakitten@cox.net. Also, dues of $2.00 can be paid at Grand Chapter.


Dates to Remember:

March 25-29, 2017: One Hundred and Eighteenth Annual Session of the Grand Chapter of Louisiana. SAI Convention Center, Alexandria. Forms available at laoes.com and from your Secretaries.




Sorry I have had several problems and haven’t been able to attend any meetings. Thanks for each of your cards, phone calls, and prayers. I feel your prayers have helped me thru my problems and I thank you so much. The members of Eastern Star are special and I love you. Love, Jean Jordan, PGM




From the Office of the Grand Secretary:


Received from Subordinate Chapters:

Feb. 16: Allen Chapter #21 Suspended Larry Deslatte for NPD

Feb. 16: Allen Chapter #21 Suspended Patricia May for NPD


General Grand is shipping orders for the Spiral Bound 2015-2018 Rituals.

The Prices are as follows:


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


Available to Order:

2016-2017 Roster $1.50

Revised Book of Instruction $1.75

Constitution Revisions $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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