Members of the Order of the Eastern Star Seymour Chapter 134 conducted the annual installation of officers June 24 at the Jackson Masonic Lodge.
The chapter room was decorated in royal purple, turquoise and white with lilacs, lily of the valley, white roses and tulips and electric candle lights, according to a news release from the chapter.
The following officers were installed: Worthy matron, Gale Acton; worthy patron, Terry Byrns; associate matron, Margaret Kroman; associate patron, Rick Smith; secretary, Pat Cummings; treasurer, Nancy Byrns; conductress, Wanda Gray; associate conductress, Kay Schwade, DD No. 4; chaplain, Denver Gray; marshal, Janice Brock; organist, Mollie Brown; Adah, Ollie Knott; Ruth, Brenda Goss; Esther, Robbie Anderson; Martha, Norma Burrell; Electa, Paula Stafford; warder, Marvin Anderson; and sentinel, Ron Goss.
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Officers were installed by installing officer Terrie Barber; installing marshal Lisa Wagoner; installing chaplain Jerry Barber; installing organist Jacquie Drummond; and installing soloist Daniel Drummond. The installing photographer was Stephen Kroman, photographer for the Grand Lodge F&AM.
Following the installation ceremony of all 18 chapter officers, guests adjourned to the dining room. A cake centered with the Eastern Star emblem and the names of the worthy matron and worthy patron was served along with a lemonade punch.
In keeping with the worthy matron’s theme of the evening, the Job’s Daughters robes and emblems from her Bethel in Mitchell where both she and her daughter were past honored queens were on display.
The worthy matron has selected as her motto “Spread Kindness” and watch words of patience, kindness and faith. Her scripture is Job 42:2: “I know that you can do all things, no plan of yours can be stopped.” Her emblems are the cross and pearls with her fun symbol of ladybugs.
Wives, daughters, mothers, widows, sisters and other specified female relatives of master masons, three-year majority Rainbow Girls or Job’s Daughters and master masons are eligible for membership in Order of the Eastern Star.
Stated meetings of the chapter are at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. Those eligible for membership in the group may contact the Jackson Masonic Lodge for information.
Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both men and women belong, according to the news release.
Philanthropic funds to which the order contributes include Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Royal Arch Research Assistance, cancer, Masonic Family Youth Scholarships, ESTARL (religious leadership training) and Indiana Masonic Home.