Order of the Eastern Star, Elm Chapter No. 48 members who recently participated in an honour night celebration are, front from left, Frances Burgoyne Jackson, Helen Fisher and Grace Boyd. Second row, Irene Johnson, Vivian Ingham, Edna Zinck, Cora MacKay and Larry Ingham. SUBMITTED PHOTO
By Cora MacKay
SPECIAL TO THE COLCHESTER WEEKLY NEWS
Several members of Elm Chapter No 48 were recently honoured by worthy matron Edna Zinck and worthy patron Larry Ingham.
Several visitors also participated in the celebration as the following members were recognized: Frances Burgoyne Jackson as grand Esther; Vivian Ingham as grand warder; Helen Fisher as grand representative of Minnesota in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island; and Irene Johnson, Grace Boyd, Larry Ingham and Cora MacKay as grand chapter committee members. Beverley Brown honoured Edna Zinck as district deputy grand matron.
All honourees were presented with a small token of appreciation following appropriate verses and comments.
Larry Ingham spoke on the special project of the Order of the Eastern Star (ESTARL), which is training awards given to clergy and church organists. The funds to support this project are given by the chapters and individuals in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. This year there were 13 eligible theology students who received $1,076 each. District No. 2 ESTARL church service will be held in Upper Stewiacke United Church on April 28 at 7 p.m. All are welcome.
For 35 years, Elm Chapter has held an ESTARL service with the John Fisher Choir providing special music. This year, it is being held at the Knox United Church in Brookfield on May 5 at 7 p.m.
Scholarship applications are now available to graduating students from the Upper Stewiacke area to further their studies.
Elm Chapter No. 48 and Myrtle Chapter No. 21 are busy preparing for the Maritime exchange meeting which is being held at Central Colchester Junior High School in Onslow on May 4. This brings together members from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island for the day.
Elm chapter worthy grand matron, MaryLou Higgins, along with her worthy grand patron Ralph Swinamer, will soon have completed their official visits to all chapters.
Their combined homecoming will be held on May 25 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Truro on Brunswick Street.