Vega Chapter #76 Order of Eastern Star

Vega Chapter meets on the first and third Fridays. We are dark in July and August. Please check the calendar for activities and events.

What's New

Officer Phone Office
Dawn Wenszell 414-254-2187 Worthy Matron
Michael Clinnin 414-294-0238 Worthy Patron
Dave Schreier, AGP 414-761-3022 Secretary
Linda Knee 414-483-0843 Sunshine

When I was first invited to a Vega meeting years ago, I said, “No, I’m not in a very good mood I’d just be a downer”, but Mike said “come to Vega, we have fun.” He was right! Nancy Ryburn was Worthy Matron at the time; we learned the fine art of “Altar Balloting”, laughed a lot and enjoyed root beer floats afterwards. Do you ever wonder why root beer floats are always my go to refreshment? Now you know.

The theme for this term is “Let Your Light Shine”. As a little girl, my mother taught me the song “This Little Light of Mine, I’m Going to Let it Shine”. Although each Masonic organization is different, they all teach us that we all have that “Light” within us. Embraced in the love of our Creator and our Masonic Family let us work together to encourage each other’s lights to shine.

So, don’t hide your light under a bushel, Let it shine!

Dawn and Mike

Vega Events

Friday, June 2nd
WI Grand Lodge outgoing for WI Most Worshipful Donald Hensiak, Madison, WI. No meeting
Friday, June 16th
Stated Meeting
Don and Dawn in the East.
7:30 PM
Saturday, June 24thth
Installation of Officers
PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE again

Dawn Wenszell – Worthy Matron Elect and Mike Clinnin- Worthy Patron Elect. Delicious refreshments will be served after Installation. Officers and Installing officers, arrive at 11:30 AM for practice and photos.

2:00 PM
Saturday, July 19th
Wisconsin Grand Chapter OES Exemplification held at Lake Lodge. Time TBD
Monday, July 31st
Paint soup bowls for the Hunger Task Force with Marion Doerr. 6:45 PM
Monday, August 21st
Paint soup bowls for the Hunger Task Force with Marion Doerr. 6:45 PM

Stay tuned for some summer FUN events. A trip to Paint and Sip, some community service and a conviviality.

Friday, Septembet 1st
Stated Meeting 7:30 PM

This would normally be the “get our ducks in a row” meeting but, we have squirrels and they are drunk. Come and enjoy the fun anyway. Don and Maria will make a visit back to the East.

Eastern Star is a social order composed of persons with spiritual values, but it is not a religion. Its appeal rests in the true beauty of the refreshing and character-building lessons that are so sincerely portrayed in its ritualistic work.

A deep fraternal bond exists between its members. It is the wholesome relationship of sisterly and brotherly love brought about through high principles exemplified in our lives which makes us near and dear to each other.

 

 

Organization: 

"In 1861 a Pennsylvania minister wrote to Salmon P. Chase, Abraham Lincoln's Treasury Secretary, suggesting a recognition of God on our coins. 'In God We Trust' first appeared on the 1864 copper 2-cent piece when Congress authorized a new denomination with whatever legend Chase deemed appropriate. It was added to the quarter and most larger denominations in 1866 but not on the cent until 1909. In the mid-1950's Congress ordered the motto added to paper money."

The Southern California Research Lodge 'Fraternal Review', May 2004