Messages from NM Leadership and MWGM

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.
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Make a Difference, Make it Happen

Click Here to go to Grand Chapter Baskets

Get in on the Basket Fundraiser for Scholarships. Drawing to be done at virtual Zoom meeting October 31st.

OES Makes Handmade Blankets Donated to Local First Responders

Los Alamos Chapter #63 proves that you can have fun and give back to your community at the same time. They are making blankets to donate to local First Responders. Thanks for your efforts!

Painting Donation to Grand Chapter of NM

Sister Sabra Humphrey, PGM, has donated another beautiful original painting for this year’s NM Grand Chapter fundraiser project. Sister Sabra (SL Humphrey) was a professional western artist, who is internationally renowned, member of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame, and has art hanging in art collections around the world. Today she paints mostly for charity purposes, sharing her memories of growing up on a ranch in Southern New Mexico.

To get involved with this year’s fundraiser, See WGP’s wife, Sister Kathy Sultemeier, for raffle tickets. The tickets are available at each official visit. Drawing will take place at Homecoming. (need not be present to win)

Thoughts from Sister Sabra, “This special painting could reflect pioneer women headed to chapter in our beautiful New Mexico. Many members traveled by horse and buggy, before the era of the automobile, to reach lodge halls across New Mexico. The original acrylic was painted in reflection of travels to Chapter meetings in our state, reminding us of the our heritage and many years of family and fellowship represented by our Order.”

OES Animal Food Drive

Roswell Chapter #10’s project for January was donating cat and dog food to our local food bank for pets belonging to the homeless.

Soldier Smiles: Sarge and Pepper

In honor of Sarge Biggs who passed away this past year, who started the OES service project “Soldier Smiles” and did such a wonderful job over many years with the project that continues still today, the mascot of the project, “Pepper,” was presented at Bethany’s Official Visit, by Dawn Sims, Grand Electa, First Sergeant strips. This was in honor of Sarge who touched so many hearts.

Operation Soldier Smiles is a project that assembles care packages for service members deployed overseas. The project was founded in 2004, by Maggie Fazenbaker, an 11 year-old 7th grader at Chaparral Middle School who was concerned about the happiness and well-being of active duty military far from home. Her first inspiration was a care package sent to her father, Paul Fazenbaker, who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. She teamed up with Holloman Air Force Base to help bring “smiles” to the lives of many.

Over the years, OES has faithfully supported this worthwhile program thanks to the loving leadership and organization of Sarge Biggs. Items have been collected from chapter members from all over the state for many years in support of this worthwhile program. Items have been collected from chapter members from all over the state for many years in support of this worthwhile program. May we always remember the love that Sarge brought to everyone’s hearts. May God hold Sarge in the palm of his hand always.

OES Member Marjorie Stearns turns 97!

Celebrating her 97th birthday, Jan. 4, 2020, Marjorie Stearns has been a member of OES since she was 18 years old. She is a member of Renick #37. Here she is with several of her OES Sisters.

OES Giving back to its communities!

Aztec Chapter #53 collected blankets and towels to donate to the local animal shelters in Aztec and Farmington. Thanks for giving back to your communities!

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.

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For our members

Member resources include Grand Chapter event information, chapter resources, marketing materials, and more

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Fellowship

  • All Masonic and Masonic Appendant Body functions postponed for now