Royal Grand Chapter, OES-PHA
Proclamation and Newsletter
August 20, 2023 | Vol 11 Issue 4
Proclamation: Royal Grand Chapter Proclamation and Newsletter.
The RGC Mid-Year Session:
The Session will be held Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 9:00am-4:00pm, at the Masonic Temple in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. All local chapters and officers, and grand chapter elected and appointed officers are to register for the conference. Masks are still suggested for protection.
Theme: Making Strong Efforts to Move Beyond the Basics:
Prepare to be entertained with a differently structured mid-year session. It is being planned for business, education, and personal and professional development. You will learn from and enjoy every presentation.
There will be breakout sessions for Conductress and Associate Conductress, Worthy Matron Panels, Informational Sessions, and a Special Recognition of our OES Veterans.
A special luncheon/banquet is included in registration.
May 2, 2023 | Vol 11 Issue 3
Proclamation: Royal Grand Chapter Statewide Workshop Announcement.
The RGC Statewide Workshop:
The Workshop will be held Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 9:00am-4:00pm, at the Masonic Temple in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. All local chapters elected officers are expected to be in attendance. All members should attend. You will never learn about the Order of the Eastern Star unless you attend the workshops. Learning Never Ends!
OES Youth Fraternity Workshop:
The Youth Fraternity Registration Forms will be mailed out by the Youth Department Leaders. June 24, they will meet with the OES in the Chapter Room for the opening and then separate to go to their meeting area.
OES is casual dress, no pants.
Female Youth casual dress, no pants.
Male Youth casual dress, no shorts.
April 8, 2023 | Vol 11 Issue 2
Proclamation: The first full RGC Session since COVID-19 was held on February 23-25, 2023 at the Masonic Temple; the home of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge and Royal Grand Chapter. There were approximately 380 persons in attendance. We had the worthy matron or her representative and guests from Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Mississippi. The fellowship was great, the meeting was informative and pleasant, and the events well attended.
Appreciation goes out to everyone that worked tirelessly beginning in September 2022 to make the February 2023 session a success.
In 2005, Cleveland K. Wilson, the 19th Grand Master, proposed the purchasing of the new Masonic Temple. The building was dedicated on 9/27/2007. During the Grand Session on February 24th, it was a day of celebration. We conducted our, "Mortgage Burning Celebration." We give all the honor to God whereas, "This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.” Psalm 118:23
Sometimes you will never know the true value of A Moment like this until it becomes a Memory.
The Reality of the Vision---PGM Cleveland K. Wilson
January 4, 2023 | Vol 11 Issue 1
Proclamation: By the power vested in me as Grand Worthy Matron of the Royal Chapter, OES, PHA, I declare February 23-25, 2023, as the dates of the 138th Grand Chapter Session. All local chapters and officers, and grand chapter elected and appointed officers are to register for the conference.
COVID rules remain in effect!
August 2 , 2022 | Vol 10 Issue 2
Proclamation: By the power vested in me as Grand Worthy Matron of the Royal Chapter, I declare SEPTEMBER 23, 2022, as the date of the MIDYEAR CONFERENCE. All local chapters, and grand chapter (elected and appointed) officers are to register for the conference. Registration forms are attached. COVID rules remain in effect. All local Chapters, and the Grand Chapter (elected and appointed) officers are to register for the conference.
COVID rules remain in effect!
May 15, 2022 | Vol 10 Issue 1
Proclamation: By the power vested in me as Grand Worthy Matron of the Royal Grand Chapter, I declare all information in this document as being official. Every member of this jurisdiction is to follow the directives as herein stated.
“ TIME CAN NOT TAKE AWAY ANYTHING THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN GIVEN”
August 25, 2021 | Vol 9 Issue 5
Proclamation: By the power vested in me as Grand Worthy Matron of the Royal Grand Chapter, I announce the 137th Annual Session of the Royal Grand Chapter to be held February 24-26, 2022. The conference will be held at the Masonic Temple in Pine Bluff, AR. Grand Chapter elected and appointed officers are summoned to be in attendance. All local chapter officers are to attend and all local members are encouraged to attend.
COVID rules will be in effect. There will be no guests at this session.
July 18, 2021 | Vol 9 Issue 3
Proclamation and Newsletter: This issue will discuss the June Workshop, Mid-Year, On-Site District meetings, the RGC fees and the special Queen Drive for 2021.
Deputy Grand Matron Brenda Barnes, and Grand Associate Matron Linda C. Hunter with the assistance of Grand Conductress Nancy Sowers were excellent facilitators during the June Workshop. I appreciate how enthusiastically each member participated to be an active involved participant. They put a touch of glory in my life.
GWM F. J. Simon
April 27, 2021 | Vol 9 Issue 2
Proclamation: On-site OES meetings will begin on June 1, 2021. Members are to follow all CDC, State, and local COVID guidelines. Members can begin attending and performing burial ceremonies at the grave sites.
A special 2021 St. John’s Day and Cornerstone Laying Ceremony Weekend will be held Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, in West Helena, Arkansas
"God Walks with Women Through Adversity"
January 24, 2021 | Vol 9 Issue 1
Proclamation: The 136th Annual Session of the Royal Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, PHA will be held on February 27, 2021. Attendance at this session will by invitation only. Invitations will be sent out in February. All safety precautions will be taken and state guidelines will be enforced.
IT WAS VERY COMFORTING to receive from the membership all sorts of deeds after the sudden and unexpected death of my younger sister. Although we know we live and then die, there is never the right preparation and thus death never goes un-mourned. You made it easier to cope with the death, services, and the aftermath.
Flora J. Simon
October 27, 2020 | Vol 8 Issue 6
Proclamation: First, let me extend my sincere hope that this newsletter finds you, your family, and friends safe and in good health during this trying time. If you or a family member have been subjected to the Virus, I hope you are recovering well.
There are still far too many of persons still refusing to take any precautions to stay safe. I tell others to take precautions by wearing a mask, washing their hands, and staying 6 feet away to protect me, since they seem to think they are immune to the virus. WE must continue to encourage the young, middle aged, and elderly to follow the safety rules.
Remember: SUCCESS IS ALMOST ALWAYS PRECEDED BY ADVERSITY!!
August 17, 2020 | Vol 8 Issue 5
Proclamation: Hello to My Royal Grand Chapter Sisters and Brothers. Thanks to all of you for continuing to attend to OES business because it is imperative that chapter affairs continue in an organized and confident manner. I applaud you for your attention and service. United during turmoil, we will survive.
Remember: SUCCESS IS ALMOST ALWAYS PRECEDED BY ADVERSITY!!
May 1, 2020 | Vol 8 Issue 3
Proclamation: COVID19 has no lines of respect; it has no boundaries; and no one is immune from it. Everyone has a role to play during this
pandemic virus. If you think this is a joke, pinch yourself and wake up; it is not. Be Smart; Be Safe: Be Kind to Yourself and Others. This too in time shall past.
March 28, 2020 | Vol 8 Issue 2
Proclamation: We just celebrated our 135th Annual Session in February. The session was well attended by members and guests. I could not have been any prouder to be the leader of the Royal Grand Chapter. Everyone was in fellowship and exhibited the kindest behavior towards each other and our guests. It’s always the membership that makes or breaks the leadership of any organization; you made this an extraordinary session. Thank you for your kindness, flexibility, and support. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has temporary interrupted our meetings and other events but we will continue our OES mission, but in a different manner.
January 9, 2020 | Vol 8 Issue 1
Proclamation: By the power vested in me as Grand Worthy Matron, I declare February 27-29, 2019, as the 135th Annual Session of the Royal Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, PHA. All officers and members of each subordinate chapter, and all grand chapter officers are to assembly during these days at the Masonic Temple 2906 East Harding Ave in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to conduct official business. All 2020 relief dues must be paid and received by January 31st in order for a member to attend Grand Session.
August 18, 2019 | Vol 7 Issue 3
Mid-Year Registration: By the power vested in me as Grand Worthy Matron, I declare September 28, 2019 as the date of the Royal Grand Chapter Mid-Year Session. All grand chapter officers, local elected officers and star points are to register and be in attendance.
Report of the June 22nd OES Workshop: This workshop was one of the best in my five years. Attendance was great, over 400 persons registered and were in attendance. The presenters were well informed and did an excellent job in their presentations. Special breakout sessions were conducted for youth sponsors & new members. My grandest appreciation to all presenters and members present.
April 9, 2019 | Vol 7 Issue 1
Statewide OES Workshop: June 22, 2019 at the Masonic Temple in Pine Bluff. The registration will begin at 7:45 a.m. The meeting will begin at 9:00 am and end around 4 pm. Workshop fee is $5.00 per individual. This proclamation/newsletter also includes information on pre-registraion, dress wear, items to bring, and the new members class during the workshop. All members are urged to attend! Please don't forget your personal and chapter mortgage commitment. Lastly, this edition includes facebook reminder guidelines, the RGC scholarship, and an urgent message to the WMs and AMs.
December 7, 2018 | Vol 6 Issue 5
Proclamation: By the power vested in me as Grand Worthy Matron, I declare February 21-23, 2019, as the 134th Annual Session of the Royal Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, PHA. All officers and members of each subordinate chapter, and all grand chapter officers are to assembly during these days at the Masonic Temple 2906 East Harding Ave in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to conduct official business. At least $25 of the 2019 dues must be paid by January 31 in order for a member to attend Grand Session.