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 Gill Road

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

March, 2018 Newsletter




From the Desk of the Worthy Grand Matron:


Dear Sisters and Brothers,


This is my last newsletter as Worthy Grand Matron, so it is from Lonnie and myself to you. We have enjoyed this year so much with each of you. I hope we have encouraged you to recommit to keep Eastern Star Exciting. It takes everyone to do a part (big or small) in this great organization to keep it going strong. Our faith in God and in others helps us persevere in our goals.


We are very excited and happy that our plans and goals have been accomplished this year. Through your dedication and work for the Good of the Order, great things have happened throughout the state. Thank you to all the members of this great jurisdiction for the love and support you have shared with Brother Lonnie, the Grand Officers, each other and myself.


The Lord has been good to this Grand Family, with safe travels, great accomplishments and enjoyment with all our Sisters and Brothers. We cant thank you enough for the memories we will cherish, the Honor nights, Courtesy visits, Official visits, Fund raisers and travelling together and the gifts. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!


We hope your plans for Grand Chapter are in place. We look forward to seeing everyone again.


Time is a sort of a river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place. We hand to you new leadership and give our love, support and best wishes to Marilyn and Richard for a successful and safe 2018-2019 year.


Even though we will not be in charge, we are still regular members and available to anyone. You can phone, email, text and come visit. And from Brother Lonnie, “May you have fair winds and following seas.”


God Bless, I love you all,


Debbie Poche

Worthy Grand Matron


Lonnie Smith,

Worthy Grand Patron


Live for Today, Focus on what is right now, Respond to what is important now. Dream of Tomorrow, but never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Learn from Yesterday, A Time to Speak, A Time to Keep Silent, and always A Time to show Compassion.


  Assistant Grand Warders contact: Jeff Freeman, Grand Warder, jgfreemans@hotmail.com, 225-324-3726


  Assistant Grand Sentinels contact: Harvey Gill, Grand Sentinel, harvey_gill007@hotmail.com, 337-257-4300



Upcoming events:


March 25-28, 2018 Grand Chapter – Watch for Registration, and Meal forms on the website. www.laoes.org


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


September 17-22, 2018-Travel with Marilyn and Richard to Tennessee on a Pigeon Forge and the Smokey Mountains Show Trip. Deposit of $100 per person is due at time of booking. Your Secretaries have the flier with all information and booking forms. Tour Escort: Nannette Gwaltney, Vacationsbydesign@hotmail.com, 210.656.6668 or 210.373.5580.


Grand Representative Appointments:


Connecticut, Zoe Field, 6737 North Club Loop, Shreveport, 71107-9645, Exp. Dec. 31, 2019

Indiana, JoAnn Barrow, 156 Albert Cooley Rd., DeQuincy 70633 Expires January 1, 2020

Michigan, Sue Wesson, 20552 Hwy 157, Springhill, 71075-5112, Expires January 1, 2020




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Revised Book of Instruction, $1.75

Rosters, 2017-2018, $1.50

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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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