Order of the Eastern Star New Mexico Grand Chapter
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.
Make a Difference, Make it Happen
- Featured Stories: Pearl Dunigan 50 Year Membership Pin
- Featured Stories: Santa Fe Chapter #19 - Wreaths Across America
- Featured Stories: Lovington #35 – 50 Year Member and Service Day
- Featured Stories: Tularosa Basin #72 Easter fundraiser
- Featured Stories: Alamo #11 Giving back to the community
- Featured Stories: OES Raises funds for Wounded Warrior Project
- New Mexico Chapters
- Member Resources
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!
Members of Santa Fe Chapter #19 participated in Wreaths Across America at Santa Fe National Cemetery.Pictured left to right: Dan Sutcliffe, Pamela Sutcliffe, PGM, Clyde Hill, Laura Hill, WM. Not pictured: Larry Holmes, PGP - WP. Santa Fe Chapter is looking to make this a permanent annual event, and will work towards more Masonic & Eastern Star participation.
Lovington #35 – 50 Year Member and Service DayAt our November 16th meeting, we surprised Sister Betty Hemann with her 50 year pin. Additionally, members donated non-perishable food items to the Cornerstone Food Pantry, which is operated by the Lovington Methodist Church. They hand out items to those that request assistance. Betty and her husband, Leon, volunteer there and were happy to receive our donation.
Tularosa Basin #72 Easter FundraiserThe members of Tularosa Basin #72 are working for the OES scholarship fund. This past year was rather dry for fundraising but they have been are gearing up again with their beautiful made sugar easter eggs. They are also are supporting the Food Pantry in Tularosa.
Alamo #11 Gives back to the CommunityOES Alamo Chapter #11 donates food to help the community during hard times. This month they collected pasta and sauces. Mildred & Rodney Toon and Donna Forrest delivered this load to the food pantry at Grace United Methodist Church.
OES Raises funds for Wounded Warrior Project!On September 20th Renick Chapter #37 held a fundraiser for Wounded Warrior project. They served breakfast and lunch burritos. Lots of people came and enjoyed the car show. It was a fun filled day and were able to donate $241 to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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