Sister Stephanie D. Atwood
Brother DuWayne Portis Sr.
Order of the Eastern Star, State of Illinois, PHA
Today is Friday, June 23, 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:
There ain't no man who can avoid being born average. But there ain't no reason why a man has to be common. - Satchel Paige
Monthly Historical Spotlight:
Sister Dorothy Wright Tillman
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Sprinter Wilma Rudolph, winner of three gold medals at the 1960 Summer Olympics, born.