District No. 23 Grand Chapter of Ohio

Order of the Eastern Star

2015 – 2016

EOP #2
2nd Educational Opportunities
(5 sessions across Ohio)

Sat. November 7 Regions A,B,L (Districts 1,2,3,4,12,& 14)
Friday November 13 Regions C,D,E (Districts 5,6,7,8,10 & 26
Saturday November 14 Regions F,G & H (Dostricts 9,18,19,20,21,& 22
Friday November 20 Regions I,J & K (Districts 24,28,15,16,,25 & 23)
Saturday January 9 District 17 (WGM) 3rd Educational Opportunities
EOP #3 Columbus

DISTRICT 23 OFFICERS – 2015-2016


Betty Hoppes, President – Jefferson Chapter #300


Jo Shappard, Vice President – Kingston Chapter #411


Gary Sparks, Secretary – Waverly Chapter #99

Donna Sparks, Treasurer - Chillicothe Chapter #419


Sue Kerns, Past Grand Matron, Benevolence Committee – Kingston Chapter #411


Betty Hoppes, Deputy Grand Matron – Jefferson Chapter #300


Jo Shappard, Grand Representative to British Columbia, Kingston Chapter #411


Larry Mayer, Ohio Eastern Star Home Trustee – Jefferson Chapter #300


Carly Hatfield, Charities Director – Waverly Chapter #99


Ryan Adams, Lead Ambassador for Masonic Districts 7,13,14,15,&19–Chillicothe Chapter #419


Mark Hoppes, Masonic Ambassador 8th Masonic District – Jefferson Chapter #300


Grand Page to Deputy Grand Matron – TBA Nov. 21, 2015


Grand Aide to Deputy Grand Matron – TBA Nov. 21, 2015




Chillicothe Chapter #419

48 West Main Street

Chillicothe, OH 45601


Meetings 2nd and 4th Wednesdays




Circleville Chapter #90

113 ½ South Court Street

Circleville, OH 43113


Meetings 2nd Tuesday




Heber Chapter #62

215 South Water Street

Williamsport, OH 43164


Meetings 2nd Thursday




Jefferson Chapter #300

23 South Main Street

Jeffersonville, OH 43128


Meetings 3rd Tuesday




Kingston Chapter #411

23 North Main Street

Kingston, OH 45611


Meetings 1st Wednesday




Royal Chapter #29

118 East Market Street

Washington CH, OH 43160


Meetings 2nd Monday




Waverly Chapter #99

108 East North Street

Waverly, OH 45690


Meetings 3rd Monday


Chillicothe Chapter  Cathy Adams  Ryan Adams
Circleville Chapter Debi Hulse Kevin Hulse 
Heber Chapter  Lynn Bower  George Donohew 
Jefferson Chapter Cathy Templin Larry Mayer
Kingston Chapter Donna Fish Ronnie Ford
Royal Chapter Patti Havens Jason Hammond
Waverly Chapter Talley Pratt Robert Junk

     Calendar of Events 

Sun. Oct. 4 Dist. 23 (EOP #1) - "Putting the Pieces of the Installation Puzzle Together"
Jefferson #300 - 2 PM also ***Dist. 23 LINE OFFICERS & STAR POINTS Meeting
Oct. 20 Installation Jefferson #300 - 7:30 PM- Stated Meeting
Fri. Oct. 23 District Association Fall Meeting - 6:30 PM at Jefferson Chapter #300
Oct. 29 Open Installation Heber #62 - 7:30 PM
Nov. 7 Open Installation Waverly #99 - 4 PM
Nov. 9 Installation Royal #29 - 7:30 - Stated Meeting
Nov. 11 Installation Chillicothe #419  7:30 PM Stated Meeting
Nov. 20 Open Installation Kingston #411 - 7:30 PM 
Sat. Nov.21 Regions M & N (EOP #2) "It Takes a TEAM to make a complete Chapter puzzle"(Home of WGM & WGP) Dist. 11, 12, 17, & 23)  Villa Milano-Columbus
Nov. 24 Open Installation Circleville #419 - 7:30 PM
January 2016  
Sat. Jan 23 District 23 - 3rd Education Opportunities (EOPS #3) Chillicothe Chapter #419
also *** Dist. 23 LINE OFFICERS & STAR POINTS Meeting (time to be announced

Subject: June Gregg

 The article, below, is now on the Hillsboro Times Gazette website.  June was delightful.

Gregg honored for 80 years of Eastern Star service


Bainbridge resident June Gregg, left, was recently honored for 80 years of service to the Order of the Eastern Star. 

Chillicothe Chapter #419 Order of the Eastern Star honored June R. Gregg on Thursday, April 9 for 80 years of service.

Gregg is no longer able to travel to Chillicothe for the regular meetings; thus, a special meeting was held at the Bainbridge Senior Center for a time of fellowship and a pin presentation. Gregg was presented her 80-year pin (converted to a necklace by Jodie Augustine) by Worthy Matron Eileen Hatfield, who noted that Gregg was initiated into the Bainbridge Chapter on April 10, 1935 and held office continuously from 1936 through 1978, including the office of secretary from 1948 through 1978. She again served as secretary in 1990 and 1991 and served as Grand Page to District 23 Deputy Grand Matron Mary Cottrill in 1991.

Gregg served as Associate Conductress in 1936 and 1946, Conductress 1937-38, Worthy Matron 1939-1940, Adah 1941 and 1979, Esther 1941, Chaplain 1943, and Warder 1944, 1945, 1947 and 1948.  The Bainbridge Chapter 183 merged with Chillicothe Chapter 419 in 1992. Gregg received her 75-year pin on May 12, 2010, at which time her brother, Roy Gregg Sr., and nephew, Roy (Allen) Gregg Jr., received their 25-year pins.

Gregg was inactive in Ohio for 10 years while living in Florida, where she attended the Friendship Chapter in Lutz, Fla. and the Mystic Chapter in Tampa, Fla.  Only in the last year has Gregg, who will turn 104 on June 2, not been able to get in the Temple in Chillicothe. She remains active in the Fall Festival of Leaves and worked all three days of the festival in 2014. She is also an active member of the Bainbridge Senior Center.

Approximately 25 to 30 friends and family members were in attendance.

“Thank you so much for this honor. I deeply appreciate you coming this afternoon to be a part of this service,” Gregg said during the ceremony. “I would like to thank especially Chillicothe Chapter 419 OES for my recent life membership and today’s service planned by Worthy Matron Eileen Hatfield and to former Bainbridge Chapter 183, who made it possible for me to be a Past Matron. Also, being their secretary for 37 years taught me much about crossed pens responsibility; also to Bainbridge Lodge 196 F&AM for their support and care and concern. Thank you all very much. I would like to leave you with two thoughts: In all thy ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct they paths. Also, please love one another. Thanks so much.”


Submitted by Eileen Hatfield, Chillicothe OES Worthy Matron Eileen Hatfield.


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