2020 GRAND CHAPTER PROJECTS

“H.O.R.S.E. - Therapies in Motion” (Helping Our Riders Surpass Expectations)

Eastern Star is partnering with Timber Creek Therapies of Guthrie Center, IA this year to help support their work with individuals who have been injured, have disabilities, sports injuries and other challenges. With the use of hippo (horse) therapy, occupational therapy, water/wave therapy, etc. they assist individuals in their recovery or strengthening. Timber Creek is an accredited therapy business and is insurance approved. However, insurance is not unlimited, so they provide scholarships and financial assistance to clients. They are also in need of new equipment for the clients.

Proceeds from:
Yellow Rose pin
Baked goods at Conferring of the Degrees by the Grand Officers
OES Golf Outing – Friday, July 16, 2021
District projects
Chapter and Individual Contributions
Coin March at Official Visits in May, June and July

ESTARL
Proceeds from:
Butterfly Cross pin
Nuts sold by the Kruzers Grand Family during the Reception season
Note cards Coin March at Schools/Inspections and Official Visits in February, March and April

Youth
Proceeds from:
Truck pin (this is also the travel pin)
Load Up the Trailer” for Youth
Collection of Pop Tabs Box Tops for Education – NEW for smartphone users, download the Box Tops app from the Apple or Google Play stores, install and follow the directions to send your Box Top credits to the school of your choice

Homes at Boone and Decorah
Christmas Parties at Homes – December 7, 2019 (Boone) and December 14, 2019 (Decorah)
Proceeds from the Spring Picnic & Plant Auction at Decorah – June 14, 2020
Proceeds from the Fall Picnic & Fundraiser at Boone – September 12, 2020
Proceeds from the March Music & 2020 Music CDs
Proceeds from the Coin Marches at Official Visits in August, September and October

TLC
We will continue making fidget quilts and activity muffs for the Boone and Barthell homes, as well as any care facility that might need them
Anything else a Chapter or Member has a tradition of and fun making Chapter sewing days
Sewing patterns and specifications for each of these will be available from the members of the TLC committee or your District’s Project Chairman.

Quilts of Valor
To request a Quilt of Valor contact Pat Burch via email at paburch14@gmail.com

Service Dogs
Information and awareness

Grand Chapter
Proceeds from:
Sale of the Masonic Family Decals
All Iowa Celebration, August 22, 2020
Sale of the Eastern Star tote bag

Session: “Butterfly Dreams” October 22-25, 2020 at the Sheraton, West Des Moines
Theme:   Rainbow Wishes
Daily Guide: F.A.I.T.H. - Forwarding All Issues To Heaven
Motto:  Believe, Ask, Receive
Watchwords: Compassion, Reflection, Kindness, Laughter, Loyalty
Travel Emblems: Holy Bible, Gavel, Broken Column, Baton & Holder
Colors: Teal Green, Purple, Silver
Flowers: Yellow Roses, Pansies, Daisies
Symbols: Butterfly, Baton, Broken Column, Lamb
Fun Symbols: Stars, Rainbows, Semi Trucks
Honor Stations: Martha, Marshal, Warder, Adah
Honor Group:  Veterans

WGM’s Scriptures:
Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge HIM and HE shall direct they paths.
Hebrews 3:13   Encourage each other every day.
Proverbs 16:8   Commit to the LORD, whatever you do, and HE will establish your plans.

WGP’s Scriptures:
Psalms 121:7-8
The LORD keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go both now and forever.
Psalms 18:36  You gave a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip.
Proverbs 16:9  The heart of a man plans the way, but the LORD establishes the steps.

March: Dance of the Butterflies

Bible Carried In & Altar Work: Nearer My God to Thee

Opening Ode: Hymn of Promise

Flag Tribute: Grand Old Flag

Draping Tribute: Here I Am Lord

Coin March: Fun, seasonal sing-along songs

Closing Ode: Pass It On

Song in the Closing March:  I’ve Got the Eastern Star Joy - Sung to the tune of I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy Down in My Heart