Jefferson Chapter #300 Order of the Eastern Star, of Jeffersonville, held its annual “Installation of Officers” at a stated meeting on Nov. 17.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting attendance to 10 members, only elected officers were installed at this time. Appointed officers will be installed at the December and January meetings.
Betty Hoppes was installed as Worthy Matron, and Mark Hoppes was installed as Worthy Patron. Other officers installed were Nicole Cook (Associate Matron), Dale Mayer (Associate Patron), Ruth Barlett (Secretary), Helen Henson (Treasurer), Susie Mayer (Conductress), Roberta Evans (Associate Conductress), and Kathy Krol (Organist), who also served as the Installing Officer.
Jefferson Chapter #300 also recognized Kathy Krol for her new appointment as a Grand Page to the Deputy Grand Matron of District 23.
The following appointed officers will be installed at the December or January meetings: Larry Schriver (Chaplain), Beth Babb (Marshal), Jennifer Hines (Adah), Jacqui Montgomery (Ruth), Cathy Templin (Esther), Mimi Garringer (Martha), Susan Speck (Electa), Kathy Schriver (Warder), and Penny Johnson (Sentinel).
The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both men and women may belong. The organization was created in the United States in the early 19th century to allow women to join with their Masonic relatives in promoting the values and charitable purposes that are such an important part of the Masonic fraternity. The organization is open to women, 18 years of age or older, who are related to Masons in good standing. Male members of the order must be Masons in good standing.
For more information, please visit the OES Jefferson Chapter #300 Facebook page.