International Free and Accepted Modern Masons, Incorporated and Order of the Eastern Star
Illustrious James O. Dogan, 33° - Supreme President
Understanding Order of the Eastern Star
International Masons Order of the Eastern Star's mission is to provide an organization where spiritual women and men with high moral and social character can contribute time, energy and wisdom towards charity, truth and loving kindness.
The Order of the Easter Star (OES) is an organization where women and men with high moral character, who have a desire to work for the betterment of others, and a drive to make the world a better place can contribute their time, energy and wisdom. The OES was designed to serve among women the same purpose as that of Freemasonry among men, and to provide Masons with the cooperation of women kindred without accepting them into the Lodge.
The objectives of the Order of the Eastern Star are to
promote through the association of its members, a bond of Christian
love and fellowship as well as a sincere concern for our fellow man;
to teach a moral way of life;
to provide for the welfare of our members in the time of need; and
to enjoy a social environment where we may find new and lasting
Our members share their time and effort with the Masonic Brotherhood in advancing the qualities of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth.
"...to aid humanity through Charity,
is our Mason's heartfelt song!"
The Pernella Tubbs Supreme Grand Chapter (PTSGC) is the governing body of the Order of the Eastern Star within International Masons. Its headquarters are at 2101 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48207.
PTSGC meets twice a year, with the National District and State Grand Matrons meeting at Executive Council in March and the entire OES Membership Body meeting at the Supreme Convention held each year in July, for the purpose of education, electing Supreme Grand Chapter officers and making appointments. Each Officer is available for reference and guidance to those serving in National District and Grand Chapter seats throughout the year and give lectures at various National District and Grand Session Conventions.
The Pernella Tubbs Supreme Grand Chapter currently has thousands of members meeting in approximately 500+ Chapters throughout the United States and Bahamas. Each local chapters is subordinate to their state's Grand Chapter, which is governed by a Grand Matron and cabinet of officers.
For the purpose of ensuring accountability and to prevent any disharmony within states, National Districts were created to allow states within specific regions of the country to meet annually for the purpose of education, information exchange, and fellowship. These National District Grand Chapters have Grand Matrons who are appointed by the Supreme President at the Supreme Convention every two years.
The Pernella Tubbs Supreme Grand Chapter publishes The Intellastar bi-monthly which provides essential news regarding upcoming conventions, special meetings, edicts issued by the Supreme President, and other useful information needed by members of the OES. It provides a list of all Supreme Grand Chapter officers and committees. It also provides a study topic for Stars to focus on throughout the year leading up to the Supreme Convention.
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