Who We Are
The Order of Eastern Star is an international Masonic fraternal organization where men and women share core beliefs of caring for one another, providing relief to those in need, and putting action into these beliefs. With over 300,000 members across the globe giving millions of dollars a day and countless hours of volunteer work, we make a positive impact one day, one hour, and one dollar at a time. Join us and learn new ways to impact your world!
Join, Learn, Impact Your World!
Rich in History
OES is related by the dearest ties to the Masonic Fraternity. Dr. Robert Morris, the poet laureate of Masonry,
founded this Order in the late 1800’s using beautiful and inspiring Biblical examples of heroic conduct and moral values.
What is OES?
Make a Difference, Make it Happen
- Featured Stories: Eastern Star Fellowship Get Together
- Featured Stories: Thousands of Pieces of Candy!
- Featured Stories: Aztec Chapter #53 Flags for Veterans Day
- Featured Stories: OES Teams Up With Fellow Masonic Bodies For 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer's
- Featured Stories: OES Fire Evacuations Pet Food Drives
- Featured Stories: Pearl Dunigan 50 Year Membership Pin
- New Mexico Chapters
- Member Resources
Eastern Star Fellowship Get TogetherNew Mexico’s Grand Ruth Debbie Davidson arranged an Eastern Star fellowship, friends and families get together at the Little Studio on Mesa in White Rock, New Mexico. After guidance from the studio’s owner and resident artist Joanne Kozuchowski, the multigenerational group that included both a mom and daughter pair, a grandmother and granddaughter, as well as friends and other chapter members, all tried their respective hands at creating glass bird ornaments. Putting colorful glass shards and beads together to create individual birds was delicate work; the results ranged from a lifelike cardinal to flights of fancy fowl. Concentration and conversation were so engaging that snacks were ignored - an unusual occurrence for one of our OES gatherings! Plans for a repeat visit to the studio are in the works.
Los Alamos Chapter Annual “Trick or Treat Main Street”October 27 was the annual “Trick or Treat Main Street” in downtown Los Alamos and Los Alamos Chapter again made its presence known to the community. Chapter members and Pajarito Lodge #66 brethren donated bags and bags of candy to hand out to hundreds and hundreds of happy trick or treaters both young and old. This year we did not run out of candy and were able to pass on several bags to Los Alamos Mesa Library festivities for its Halloween celebration. Greeting all with sweets and were chapter members Worthy Matron Angela Keiter, Worthy Patron (Past Grand Patron) Larry Holmes, and Past Matrons Donna Brewer and Teri Roberts, and much appreciated extra helping hands from Ester Keiter. Next year we’re hoping fall hangs around longer -it was cold!
Aztec Chapter #53 Flags for Veterans DayAztec #53 assisting the local DAR chapter "Desert Gold" in putting the flags out on Veterans Day at one of the local cemeteries. There was also a school bus of children that was assisting!
Featured Stories: OES Teams Up With Fellow Masonic Bodies: International Rainbow for Girls, DeMolay, and Jobs. For 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer'sThe walk is Oct 15th at Mariposa Park Central in Albuquerque. Time is TBD. For any questions contact: Beth McKown WGM Click Here to Sign Up and or Donate!
OES Fire Evacuations Pet Food DrivesImagine if you had to flee your home, leaving your pets behind. Now you have no home, but your beloved pets are alive and in desperate need of help until you can be reunited with them. Artesia #18 and Roswell #10, Order of the Eastern Star are holding pet food drives to help feed pets left behind during fire evacuations. If you are in Roswell or Carlsbad New Mexico, and want to help please contact Christy Sibley Breen, 575-361-9777. Click Here to learn more how you can help!
Pearl Dunigan 50 Year Membership PinCongratulations to our sister Pearl Dunigan, Jessamine #45 member, who received her 50 year membership pin from AZ WGM Moira Carlton and WGP Jim Hurd at her dual chapter Casa Grande #28 in AZ. For many years, Pearl has led our NM Grand Chapter project to clip coupons for the military. She is 98 years young. Look at that smile!
Our History: The Order of the Eastern Star
is a Masonic appendant body open to both men and women. It was established in 1850 by lawyer and educator Rob Morris, a noted Freemason, but was only adopted and approved as an appendant body of the Masonic Fraternity in 1873. The Order is based on teachings from the Bible, but is open to people of all religious beliefs. It has approximately 10,000 chapters in 20 countries and approximately 300,000 members under its General Grand Chapter. The values of members of the Eastern Star are symbolized by the five points of the Star.
New Mexico has chapters in 24 different communities
Organized as chapters governed as state jurisdictions, members are able to meet with members from across the United States and twenty different countries worldwide. The opportunity to travel, meet new people, improve your comfort in public-speaking, and increase your organizational skills are numerous and varied.Click Here to View NM OES Chapters Map
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