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Grace Chapter # 100
Order of the Eastern Star

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History of Grace Chapter #100, OES

 

 

Grace Chapter #100 would seem to exemplify the old adage, “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow”. In the spring of 1967 a small group of women and a few men gathered to investigate the feasibility of forming an Eastern Star Chapter. The sponsoring lodge was King David No. 116 with Brother William Eakins serving as Worshipful Master. None of the persons present knew what this might entail; however, they were willing and the die was cast. 

Sister Grace Beasley was the Grand Deputy of District No. 4, Amaranth Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. She was contacted and expressed a willingness to assist our group in becoming a chapter. Brother William Long was serving as Grand Worthy Patron. Concerning our wishes; he sanctioned the idea and Grace Club was formed with Mrs. Blanche Eakins as President, Daisy L. Lewis, Vice President, LuFrances Wilkerson, Secretary, and Mary Parks as Treasurer. 

We worked for many months as a Club under dispensation preparing for the day we became an Eastern Star Chapter. On August 6th, at the annual meeting of Amaranth Grand Chapter, we were granted a charter and became Grace Chapter No. 100. Brother William Long was Grand Worthy Patron and Sister Martha Thompson was Grand Worthy Matron. The Officers were:

 

Worthy Matron—Blanche Eakins

Worthy Patron—John Hillmon

Associate Marton—Daisy L. Lewis

Associate Patron—Kenneth E. Lewis

Conductress—Drexel Thomas

Associate Conductress—LuFrances Wilkerson

Secretary—Mary Parks

Treasurer— Betty Collins

Adah—Ruth Jones

Ruth—Betty Tucker

Esther—Veronis McAfee

Martha—Elizabeth Allen

Electa—Elizabeth Fiels,

Warder

Sentinel—Thomas Phillips

 

Since its inception, Grace Chapter has been honored to have a number of its members serve Amaranth Grand Chapter. Sister Daisy Lewis served as Grand Deputy, and was later elected as Grand Worthy Matron (1984-1986). Sister Zeda Roberson also served as Grand Deputy and was later elected Grand Worthy Matron (2006-2008). Shelia Francis currently serves as Grand Secretary (2018 - present) and she also served as Grand Deputy (2006-2008). Others who served as Grand Deputy were Sisters Drexel Thomas, LaVerna Elder, Adrianne Mathis and Carla Hargrave. Additional members served in various appointed positions. Past Grand Worthy Matron Karen James now calls Grace Chapter home.

Current officers:

Worthy Matron— JoAnn Slade, PM

Worthy Patron— Terrell Blount

Associate Marton— Ericka Roberts

Associate Patron— Chance Roberson

Conductress— Frances Buggs-Sanders

Associate Conductress— Carla Hargrave, PM

Secretary— Lisa Barkley

Treasurer— Tamah Yisrael, PM

Grace Chapter # 100  at Faith Ministries w/King David # 116 Community Wellness event  5/18/24

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Habitat for Humanity April 27, 2024

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King David # 116 Entered Apprentice William Perry, Edric Wright and Henry Pettigrew assist the Sisters of Grace Chapter # 100 in the Habitat for Humanity community service project.

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Worthy Matron Jo Slade was made aware of an immediate need for backpacks for the temporary residents of an organization called Star House.  So what did Grace Chapter #100 do? We made a purchase of 50 backpacks and delivered them on Wednesday, May 17, 2024 to their north side location. Star House is a drop- in center for youths from the ages of 14 through 24 who are experiencing homelessness. Though our visit was brief, it was highly fulfilling. The counselor we spoke with was passionate about the services they provide and was very grateful for our donation. 

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