Beacon Chapter No. 593

Order of the Eastern Star 

Grand Chapter of Ohio

District 17, Region N


Ralph R. Rickly Masonic Temple

1120 Barnett Road, Columbus, Ohio    43227 


Sept.-Dec. & April-June 7:30 (1st Thursday)
Jan-March @ 2:00pm (1st Saturday)



Theme:   "Enjoy the Journey"

Symbol:    Forget-me-not

Bible Verse:   Luke 1:37

For with God nothing shall be impossible


2018 Chapter Officers  
Worthy Matron Linda Whitesel
Worthy Patron Tim Adams
Associate Matron Barbara Miller
Associate Patron Cory Miller
Secretary Evelyn Hardesty
Treasurer Carol Pfau
Conductress Jacqueline Combs
Associate Conductress Carol Boyd
Chaplain Ron Hardesty
Marshal Gordon Lashley
Organist Barbara Brooks
Adah Pat Perry
Ruth Mable Clay
Esther Carol Lasley
Martha Helen Bowen
Electa Lois Sherman
Warder Thelma Rotonda
Sentinel Greg Adams

Congratulations to our own Linda Whitesel

How pleased the members of Beacon Chapter were on Sunday, September 24, 2017, when at the Grand Chapter session being held at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, our Linda came out onto the Grand Chapter floor as Deputy Grand Matron for South West Team #1. Linda will be one of twenty-two Deputy Grand Matrons for the 2018 year.  Linda is already busy performing her duties and is "on the road" traveling and meeting new friends.

The members of Beacon Chapter are very proud to support her in this special appointment.

Note, Linda had to resign her commission as Grand Representative of Illinois.  she enjoyed serving in that capacity for 3 months before assuming her new responsibilities!





On Saturday, February 24, 2018 Lottie Lawyer was presented her 70 year pin by Worthy Matron Linda Whitesel. It is not often that such an opportunity presents itself. Lottie is a resident of the Ohio Eastern Star Home and she was so pleased to receive her pin! Lottie is very active at the Home and resides in one of the new neighborhoods. We know she will wear her pin with much pride! Pictured on the right: Left to right:

Pat Parry, Evelyn Hardesty, Jackie Combs, Brenda Slay of Lottie and Linda Lorraine Chapter and Linda Whitesel. Lottie is seated.





What a pleasure it was for DGM Linda Whitesel, former DGMs Carol Boyd and Carol Pfau, and PGMs Marilyn Rowley (Grove City Chapter) and Evelyn Hardesty to visit with Connie and Victor DeRose on Tuesday, March 27. To the left, Sister Marilyn presents Connie with her 60 year pin. To the right (left to right) are Connie, Carol Boyd, Victor, Marilyn, Linda and Carol Pfau. Connie has served Beacon Chapter faithfully and served as Deputy Grand Matron in 1983 as Marilyn was Worthy Grand Matron.



MARCH 3, 2018         

It was a pleasure to welcome our Brother Jack Allen who received his FIFTY year pin. He was presented at the Altar, greeted and presented his pin by his wife, Yvonne. Jack shared that he had, over the years, the pleasure to present fifty year pins to his wife, mother, and mother-in-law and now he was pleased to receive his. 



A TWENTY-FIVE year pin was presented to Sister Sandy Petrie. Carol Pfau made the pin presentation saying: "Long time no see! We go back a few years, 1995 when you were a WM and I was DGM. Your Circle name was "Pfau's Gals". You not only served in all the elected line officers but also as Ruth and Esther. You were Grand Page for Larry Boyd, COA, in 2000. I am so tickled to do this for you!"


Sandy responded saying, "Thank you very much. It is an honor to be a part o f Eastern Star. Thanks to Carol Pfau--she was our guiding light, always. Always there when you need her!"


The following member's membership pins were mailed to them on their request.

40 YEAR: Catherine Borror, Janet M. Pinter Craig, Edward Harrison, Norman L. Kendrick

Sandy Robeano (delivered by Evelyn Hardesty), Sharon Sawyer


50 YEAR: Thelma Ann Lyon, Roma J. Owens, Cheryl Ann Ross, Phyllis J. Rush, Karen E. Spiess


65 YEAR: Patty J. Buckley


2018 Calendar of Events
June 2
Saturday 8:00 AM
CANCER Walk-A-Thon
Homestead Park, Hilliard
Walk Begins at 8 AM with a picnic at 11:30 AM

June 7
Thursday 7:30 PM
STATED MEETING - Open long Form
Election of Officers, Annual Reports
Honor Masons - Honor the Flag

June 23

September 6
Thursday 7:30 PM 
Honor Past Matrons and Past Patrons

September 28,29,30
Kalahari Resort, Sandusky

October 4
Thursday  7:30 PM
Last Meeting for 2018 Officers



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