Sister Stephanie D. Atwood
Brother DuWayne Portis Sr.
Order of the Eastern Star, State of Illinois, PHA
Today is Tuesday, October 17, 2017.
The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both men and women may belong. Worldwide, there are over 500,000 members. The organization was created in the United States in the early nineteenth century to allow women to join with their Masonic relatives in promoting the values and charitable purposes that are such an important part of the Masonic fraternity. While the Order of the Eastern Star has evolved over the centuries, it still remains rooted in its charitable endeavors and fraternal fellowship.
The organization is open to women, 18 years of age or older, who are related to Masons in good standing. Male members of the order must be Masons in good standing. With your support, we look forward to continued growth and success in the future.
Quote of the Day:
The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself--the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us--that's where it's at. - Jesse Owens
Monthly Historical Spotlight:
Sister Hazel Laws Stillwell
On Today's Date in
Capital Savings Bank of Washington, D.C., first bank for blacks, organized.