Theme: Faith, Family, Friends
Motto: Bee friendly, share the golden chain of friendship whereever you go
Flower: Yellow Rose, Green Fern
Scripture: “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”
2013 has finally arrived and it is a year I’ve been planning for and working toward for many months. I am currently serving as Worthy Matron of Marietta Chapter #59 of the Order of the Eastern Star. I became a member of Marietta Chapter in 1971 and have served in many offices since. I feel very fortunate to preside over our Chapter am proud to belong to an organization that has the betterment of mankind at heart.
This year our theme is:
Never get so busy you can’t stop and smell the roses!
Our emblem is:
A Sister and Brother in prayer.
Our motto is:
When your nights are filled with loneliness and
Your days are dark with discouragement . . .
When you can’t read, pray or do anything else —
Just sit still and let God love you.
The flower I’ve chosen for our term is red roses, our colors are black/white accented with red.
We are honoring Sister Georgaleen Hockenberry, a past Grand Organist of the Grand Chapter of Ohio and our dependable, faithful friend.
There are many aims and purposes to our beautiful Order. The following helps explain the objective of the 2013 corps of officers:
Is anyone happier because you passed this way?
Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today?
Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that is slipping past?
That you helped a single person of the many that you passed?
Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said?
Does the man whose hopes were fading, now in courage look ahead?
Did you leave a trail of kindness or a scar of discontent?
As you close your eyes in slumber do you think that God will say?
You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?
Worthy Matron Marietta Chapter #59 O.E.S. and
Deputy Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of Ohio, District 25
A note from Kathy Littleton:
As I prepared to take the East in my beloved Marietta Chapter, I could not help but reflect on my many years in the Masonic Temple with my Masonic family. Wilmer Wayne Stanley, my grandpa, was a very dedicated Mason and included his family whenever he could. My Masonic interest was sparked at the age of three when he worked out the plans for me to crown the DeMolay Sweetheart. I had my own tiara and felt like Cinderella, my favorite fairytale princess. Thus my love for whatever happened at the Masonic Temple began.
I could barely wait until I turned eleven and was able to continue my own Masonic family journey by becoming a Jobs Daughter. I made grandpa proud by becoming Past Honored Queen of Bethel 40 Marietta, as well as a Grand Representative to California and Grand Bethel Jr. Custodian throughout my Jobs Daughter years. And I know he would have been delighted when my Eastern Star journey began in 2004.
In addition to being a dedicated Mason grandpa was as involved with many other community organizations based around charity and helping his fellow man. To honor my grandpa during my term as Worthy Matron, Marietta Chapter will focus on all things charity as he did throughout his life.
I hope you will all continue to do anything you possibly can for our fellow men in this time of great need in the United States of America. Please remember even giving what you think will not help can make the greatest of differences for someone in need.