Amelia Chapter #338

District 22

The Order of the Eastern Star
290 Judd Road, Amelia Ohio 45102

Meetings - 2nd and 4th Monday January - September

Theme: All Things Dr.Seuss 
Color: Red and White
Honored Station: Treasurer
Dr. Seuss:
"Unless Someone Like You

Cares A Whole Awful Lot.
Not is Going to Get
Better It's Not"

Why Hat On
Where You Were
Born To
Stand Out !!

2018 - 2019 Officers

Worthy Matron Jeni Casbar, PM
Worthy Patron David Sexton, Jr PGP
Associate Matron Amy Stevens, PM  
Associate Patron Rick gullett, PP  
Secretary Norma Poe, PM
Treasurer Dolores Warden, PM  
Conductress D. Marie Pierce, PM  
Associate Conductress   Joan Sexton, PM  
Chaplain John Pierce, PP
Marshall Jim Wolf
Organist Alfred "Butch" Determan  
Adah Rochelle Taggert, PM  
Ruth Sherry Rouvier, PM
Esther Gaynell Britton, PM
Martha Paula Mooney
Electa Carolyn Awalt, PM
Warder Leon Awalt
Sentinel Janet Hale

Home Chapter of:

David Sexton,Jr PP - Grand Patron of Grand Chapter of Ohio
Mae Scott - Grand Representative of Indiana
Joan Sexton, Grand Representative of West Virginia
Dolores Warden, 3rd Vice President of District 22


Our Chapter received Gold Chapter for the Excellence Award.
We have received Gold three times and Solver once

Bio of:

Grand Worthy Patron 2018

David (Dave) Sexton

Amelia Chapter #338


David R Sexton (Dave)


Birthday- March 13th

Anniversary- October 21st

Wife- Joan

Children- Jeffrey, Bryan, Andrea

During high school and three years after graduating. I worked for my father who owned and operated a service station in Blue Ash, Ohio. I then served a four-year apprenticeship in Cincinnati Local #18 Bricklayers Union. I was indentured to David Hummel Building Co. in Cincinnati, Ohio. I worked 34 years as a union bricklayer before retiring. After retirement, I went to work for the board of Clermont County Development Disabilities where I oversaw building maintenance. I have since from the position.

I was raised a Master Mason in Batavia #104 in 1992. In 2000 and 2015, I served as Master of the Lodge. I also served as secretary for four years.

I was initiated into Amelia Chapter #338 in 2002.  Paul and Gaynell Britton ask us to join the Eastern Star and signed our petitions. 

I served as Marshal, Chaplain, Associate Patron and Worthy Patron. I was Worthy Patron in 2007 and 2012.

My wife and I are members of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Batavia, Ohio. I currently serve as a member of the SPRC (Staff Pastor Relations Committee) Board. During the construction of the new church facility, I over saw the construction. I served as a trustee for several years and still am involved with the building maintenance.

Before retiring the first time, a fellow bricklayer and I built a lot of homes. We used to joke about what people meant about having hobbies. We worked many hours after working 8 hours in the Union and didn’t have time for anything else. Now that I have retired for the second time my interest varied. Although some of my interests involve work it is something I enjoy very much-my our yard, my garden and general upkeep of our property. I love to read (John Grisham is one of my favorite authors) and work all the crossword puzzles in the daily newspaper.

I enjoy Masonry and the Order of The Eastern Star and traveling in all those bodies. Most of all I enjoy whatever the grandchildren are involved in (sports, music, plays etc.) God bless the grandkids!

Amelia  Eastern Star # 338 are very proud of Our Worthy Grand Patron Dave Sexton and his accomplishments. Dave Sexton  is the Very First Worthy Grand Patron of the State of Ohio from our Chapter.  God Bless you in your travels this year and your wife Joan. 


The picture left to right  Grand Rep of West Virginia in Ohio Joan Sexton, Worthy Grand Patron of the State of Ohio Dave Sexton. Paul Britton and Gaynell has know Dave and Joan Sexton for a long time and they are good friends. They go to church together at Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Paul and Gaynell Britton talked to them about the Eastern Star and told them that Amelia was a bigger Chapter and they would have a lot of fun and they would enjoy the people there. Plus we rotate making dinner every second and fourth Monday and it’s all home made food! That’s the best!  Paul and Gaynell gave them a petition and turned it in to Amelia Eastern Star # 338. We are blessed to have them in our chapter. We are so proud of Worthy Grand Patron Dave Sexton and his wife Grand Rep. of West Virginia, Joan Sexton, PM.

The only sad thing is that Paul and Gaynell Britton didn’t get to see Dave go in as Worthy Grand Patron. God took Paul Britten home on Saturday, December 24, 2017 to be with him so he wouldn’t be in pain anymore.  But, they knew he was going to be installed as Worthy Grand Patron of the State of Ohio. They were very happy for Dave and Joan.


     Rainbow Assembly 

These are the Rainbows Girls that meet in our building and we support them in everything that they do.
International Order Of the Rainbow Girls Amelia Assembly #190.
Mother Advisor & Board Member: Brenda Sepeck (Amelia Chapter #338)
Deputy Grand Advisor, Board Member: Joyce Conley (Williamsburg Chapter #185)
Board Members: Cheryl & Terry  Depriest- (Dorcas Chapter)
Board Member: Jeni Casbar
Board Member: Dennis Sepeck, PP (Amelia Chapter #338)
Board Member: Dave Sexton
Board Member: Kim Stamper (Linden Chapter #348)
If you need any information about becoming a Rainbow Girl please call  Brenda Sepeck and she will answer all of  your questions. Brenda's phone number is 513- 910-5579. Brenda's email is:  The Girls have a lot of fun and they also help both the Amelia Eastern Star and the Amelia Lodge  and Buckeye Lodge with community projects, Wounded Warriors. Relay for Life, Car Shows, Valentine Dinner for our Widows and our Christmas Party. The Rainbow Girls meet at the Amelia Lodge at 290 Judd Road  Amelia, Ohio 45102. . You can become a Rainbow Girl between the age between the ages of 11 years old to 18 years old.
The Meeting are on the First and Fourth Monday of the Month.

We have a scholarship for their dues from a member that was set up .


In 1911, local transportation was largely by horse and buggy or by rail. The Portsmouth Rail Line ran through Amelia and Bethel. State Route 125 through Amelia was unpaved. There was a toll gate in the village of Amelia. Women couldn’t vote and, for the most part stayed home and worked and the men worked in the business world. It was into this kind of a setting that Amelia Chapter #338, Order of the Eastern Star came into being. On Saturday, May 20, 1911 Amelia Chapter #338 was begun. At the first meeting the chapter voted to increase the annual dues from $1.00 to $1.50 which remained in effect until sometime in the mid-century.  On more than one occasion when someone needed to leave and caught the train home, the meeting was adjourned, refreshments were served, the people taking the train left and the meeting was resumed. During the next several years the chapter continued to grow.

When the country entered the war in Europe in 1917, our chapter responded to its patriotic duty. They bought a Fifty Dollar Liberty Bond. At the request of the Red Cross for socks, they used money from the Penny Fund to purchase yarn for knitting and the secretary was directed to order a dozen copies of the American Patriot.

 They never seemed to miss an opportunity for a party and voted to have a social later in the year with cake and ice cream.

The Chapter survived its first inspection and paid its bills. Money was a different commodity in those days. Some of the bills paid were: 75 cents for secretary’s supplies, 65 cents for petition blanks, 55 cents for postage and stationery, $1.60 for inspectress’s fee, $4.80 for ice cream and a $5.00 payment on the organ.

During the years the chapter grew. At one time it was thought that Tuesday evening might be a better time to meet, but then they changed and it went back to Saturday and stayed that way until changed to the present second and fourth Mondays many years later.

Early 1930’s The Great Depression. The Worthy Grand Matron instructed the chapters to be as lenient as possible with members in arrears with their dues during this time of depression.

Amelia Chapter has had many Grand Appointments including Grand Adah, Deputy   Grand Matrons, Grand Representatives, Grand Choir Director, Grand Pages and Grand Aides and Charity Directories down through the years. Yes, we are blessed!

Our locations changed over the years but, we are settled now on Judd Road with the Amelia Mason’s. We are very blessed to have our Brothers by our sides with our Buckeye Lodge # 190. We share a fraternal love with our sisters and our brothers. 

We also have Amelia Rainbow Girls that meet the first and three Monday. If you know any girls between the age from 11 years old to 21 years old please contact The Mother Advisor, Brenda Sepeck at 

513-910-5579 or email Brenda at

The Amelia Lodge has started the DeMoley for ages 12 years old until 20 years old. you may call Mike Phillips at 513-439-0476 or Karl Phillips at 513-238-3452 or email him at

Amelia Eastern Star are very Blessed to have our own Grand Worthy Patron, Dave Sexton in our Chapter! This is a First to have our very own Worthy Grand Patron in our Chapter. It is a true blessing!

Also Home of Grand Adah- Jeni Cabar-PM

Accompany Jeni is her mom Doloras Warden- PM

Grand Rep of West Virginia- Joan Sexton - PM

Grand Rep of Indiana- Mae Scott - PM

Marie Pierce received second place in the Grand Ritual Competition for Chaplain. John Pierce also tried out for the Grand Ritual Competition. 

Dennis Sepeck, PP, won Excellent for Unforgettable In Ritualistic Worm, Presentation and Remarks.

Our Chapter received Silver in the Chapter Excellent Award.



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