The six participating Chapters of District 5, Section 3, Grand Chapter of Texas, Order of the Eastern Star, will host “Daisy Daze” Eastern Star School of Instruction at the Old Blanco County Courthouse on October 13. There will be approximately 100 Eastern Star members from across the state in the city of Blanco for this two day event.
Other activities include “Galloping through the Hill Country” banquet to be held on October 12 at the Blanco Masonic Lodge. The Mayor, Honorable Chuck Homan will give a proclamation from the city to welcome honorees Worthy Grand Matron Vi Griffin of Winnie, TX, and Worthy Grand Patron David Dibrell of Dallas, TX, leaders of the Grand Chapter of Texas, Order of the Eastern Star. Mr. Dibrell is also a Past Grand Master of the Texas Masonic Grand Lodge.
Visiting Grand Chapter Officers will also include the Grand Examiner of District 5, Mrs. Saundra Zipp of New Braunfels, District Deputy Grand Matron Mrs. Jane Hudson of Austin, and Deputy Grand Matron Mrs. Joan Miller of Spring Branch who belongs to the Blanco Chapter #934 in Blanco.
The Order of the Eastern Star is a fraternal organization made up of wives, widows, and other female relatives of Master Masons and Master Masons themselves. The Order provides a home in Arlington as part of the Texas Masonic Retirement Center for Members in their twilight years. The Order also provides scholarships to deserving students in all phases of religious training as well as general scholarships. It is to be noted that these scholarships are not confined to members of the Eastern Star or their children. The Order is preeminent in its various charitable contributions and in community service. This is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both men and women can belong.