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Order of Eastern Star


The Order of the Eastern Star is one of the largest fraternal organizations in the world that allow both men and women to join. The Order of Eastern Star was established in 1850 by Mr. Rob Morris, a lawyer, educator and Freemason. Eastern Star is based on teachings from the Old and New Testaments but is open to anyone who believes in a Supreme Being. Eastern Star has approximately 10,000 chapters in over twenty countries and approximately one million members worldwide. Members of the Order of Eastern Star range in age the youngest being 18 years. Men wishing to join Eastern Star must be a Master Mason. Women wishing to join the Order of Eastern Star must be a relative of a Master Mason. When the Order of Eastern Star was founded, a woman wishing to join Eastern Star had to be a daughter, widow, wife, sister, or mother of a Master Mason, but the Order of Eastern Star now invites Majority Rainbow Girls to become members once they have received the Majority.

Magnolia Chapter Number 45 in California Order of Eastern Star

Magnolia Chapter Number 45 in California Order of Eastern Star is a vibrant and growing member of the California Eastern Star family. Magnolia Chapter meets the second Thursday of every month at the Keith Lodge Masonic Temple in Gilroy, California at seven thirty in the evening. Magnolia Chapter is proud to support Gilroy Rainbow Assembly number 125 and many other worthy causes. Magnolia Chapter is currently raising funds in support of the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Research Foundation, Relay for Life and the We Care Program which provides emotional and material support to our troops in Iraq and Afghanastan. Magnolia Chapter number 45 in California Order of Eastern Star is committed to its Outreach programs that support seniors, providing comfort items for cancer victims and the recycling of electronic devices.

Magnolia Chapter belongs to the Monterey Bay association which consists of Eastern Star chapters from Gilroy, Hollister, Salinas, King City, Carmel, Soquel and Santa Cruz.

About the Monterey Bay Association California

The Monterey Bay Association is comprised of the officers from the Gilroy, Hollister, Santa Cruz, Soquel,Carmel, salinas and King City Eastern Star Chapters. The Monterey Bay Association meetings are usually held on the third Saturday of the month. Meetings begin at 10:00AM and are usually over by noon. Any member of the order is welcome to attend. Meetings usually consist of updates on various chapter activities as well as a chance to work with fellow officers from other Chapters in the association to plan for events and to practice for upcoming meetings. The following Chapters are members of the Monterey Bay Association:
Carmel Chapter, Carmel, California
Magnolia Chapter, Gilroy, California
Athena Chapter, Hollister, California
La Posa Chapter, King City, California
Reveille Chapter, Salinas, California
Santa Cruz Redwoods Chapter, Santa Cruz, California
Wild Lilly Chapter, Soquel, California

  Remember, Ginger Rodgers

did everything Fred Astaire

did, but she did it backwards

and in high heels.

--Faith Whittlesey

I am woman above

everything else.

--Jacqueline Kenndy Onassis
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