Next Meeting is on 12/10 @ 7:30 p.m.
Hope to see you there...
To see your new officers for 2019...scroll to the bottom!
Crescent Chapter #7
8120 Main St.
Garrettsville, OH 44231
Meeting Nights are 2nd and 4th Mondays
“But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you.
9 Which of all these does not know
that the hand of the Lord has done this?
10 In his hand is the life of every creature
and the breath of all mankind.
Job 12: 7-10
In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind…
|Audit||Dining Room Decorations||Instruction Committee|
|Dorothy Berman, PM||All 2017 Officers||Frank Gharky, WP|
|Susan Schenck, PM||Jocelyn Gharky PM|
|Angela Maselli, PM|
|Nancy Ann Staffeld, PM||Examining / Vouching||Frank Gharky, PP|
|Frank Schenck, PP||Frank Gharky, PP|
|Jocelyn Gharky, PM Conductress||Angela Maselli, PM||Sunshine / Welfare|
|Angela Maselli, PM
|Nancy Ann Staffeld, PM
Frank Schenck, PP
|Marsha Loomis, Chairman|
|Jocelyn Gharky, PM|
|Susan Schenckl, PM||Marilee Louk, PM||Trustees|
|Frank Schenck, PP||Bonnie Louk, PP||Robert MacClearie, PP 1|
|Diane Nelson, PM||Ethel Nelson, PM||Ethel Nelson, PM 2|
|Nancy Cook, PM 3|
|Lou Ann Kilgore, WM/PM||Lou Ann Kilgore, OM||Registration Committee|
|Angela Masellie, PM||Ora Campbell, PM|
|Publicity||Dorothy Brady, PM|
|Kathleen Miller, PM||Betty Lou Yost, PM|
|Dining Room||Programs /Invitations/Web|
|Angela Maselli, PM||Hospitality||Frank Gharky, PP|
|Frank Schenck, PP||All 2017 Officers|
|Honored Members of District 2|
|Susan Simpson (245), Past Grand Matron (2015)|
|Carolyn McCahan (596) - Past Grand Matron (2002)|
|Robert Palmer (46) - Past Grand Patron (2004)|
|Bruce Hansford (595) - Past Grand Patron (1977)|
|Bruce Hansford (595), Past Grand Patron (1977)|
|William Murphy (245)|
|Grand Chapter Appointments|
|Faith Lyon (46) Credentials|
|Ann Cooper (114), Charities Director|
|Lou Ann Kilgore (7), Lovelinks Ambassador|
Grand Representative, New Hampshire, Karen Andrus (80)
Grand Representative, Wisconsin, Joan Robinson (245)
Grand Representative, Iowa, Charlene Donner (483)
|District 2 Association of Chapters|
|President - Karen Andrus (80)|
|Vice President - Joan Robinson (245)|
|Secretary - Iris Palmer (46)|
|Treasurer - Peggy Compano (114)|
|1 Year Trustee - Shaun Woods|
|2 Year Trustee - Shirley Eckley|
|3 Year Trustee - Mark Chauncey|
|District 2 Diamond Club Officers|
|President- Tom Eckley (518)|
|1st Vice President -TBA|
|2nd Vice President - TBA|
|Secretary/Treasurer - Paul McConnaughey (458)|
|Assistant Secretary/Treasurer - Robert Palmer, PGP (46)|
|Chaplain - Clarence McNeely (518)|
|Historian - David Swartz (245)|
|Trustee -David Hyde (80)1)|
|Trustee - Frank Schenck (7) (2)|
|Trustee - Arthur Robinson II (245) (3)
2018 (Revised 11-18)
Nov. 26 No Meeting – Happy Thanksgiving
Dec. 10 1.Nov. & Dec. Birthdays 2.Ugliest Christmas Sweater Night
Dec. 24 No Meeting – Merry Christmas
Jan. 5 Sat. Hosting District Meeting
Jan. 14 1.Obligation Night 2. Landmarks
Jan 28 1. Jan. Birthdays 2. Mock Initiation
Feb. 11 1 Feb. Birthdays 2. O.E.S. Trivia Night
Feb. 25 Mock Initiation
Mar. 11 March Birthdays
Mar. 25 Past Matron – Past Patron Night
Apr. 8 April Birthdays
Apr. 22 Special Meeting
May 13 1. May Birthdays 2. Honor Masons
May 27 No Meeting – Memorial Day
June 10 ANNUAL MEETING – 1. Committee Reports 2. Elections
June 24 1. Casual Dress Night 2. June Birthdays
JULY – AUGUST- DARK (Temple Picnic?)
Sept. 9 Welcome back! July, August, Sept. Birthdays
Sept. 23 No Meeting - Grand Chapter - Kalihari
Oct. 14 October Birthdays
Oct. 28 Crescent 129 Birthday
CRESCENT CHAPTER’S HISTORY
Crescent Chapter was instituted on May 16, 1890 when the Grand Chapter duly issued a dispensation. With the help of Ruby Chapter #4, Associate Grand Patron, Brother I. N. Hathaway opened Crescent Chapter and made a proclamation for this new Chapter to accept petitioners. Sister Rebecca McClintock was installed as the first Worthy Matron, and Brother W.C. Stockwell was installed as the first Worthy Patron. The rest of the officers were installed, and Brother Hathaway declared that Crescent Chapter No 7 was under dispensation, was duly instituted, and empowered to exercise the function of a Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star of the State of Ohio, under the jurisdiction of the Grand Chapter of the said State.
At the first regular meeting a committee was formed to frame the by-laws, and a committee was commissioned to “attend to the furniture of the Chapter.” Chapter was to meet on the first and third Fridays of each month.
October 3, of that same year, the Worthy Grand Matron, Mattie Felton visited Crescent Chapter, she found Crescent Chapter worthy to receive a Charter in the Order. That Charter is dated October 9, 1890.
The following month, Crescent Chapter was invited to Cleveland to and I quote “put on the work.” The following May, Crescent was invited to help institute a Chapter in Ashtabula. So started the long list of Chapters instituted by Crescent. They were, Lake Erie, Grace, Mystic, Leading Star, Morning Light, and Ravenna. Some of these chapters took three days to install, one day to travel there, one day to install, and one day back home.
In 1892, our very own, Rebecca McClintock, served as the Worthy Grand Matron.
I recently read some of the earlier Grand Chapter proceedings, and found an interesting fact. In 1897, Crescent Chapter showed the largest membership in the State, with 161. Grace, our daughter chapter, was second with 157.
Crescent Chapter hosted the Grand Chapter in 1893. Many in Garrettsville opened their homes to help room all the people arriving by train, buggies and horseback. The Lodge rooms were decorated in the five Star Point colors, and the food was plenty, most of it served in blue, yellow, white, green and red bowls and platters. Our very own, Rebecca McClintock, junior past Grand Matron at the time, welcomed all to her village and her Chapter. Crescent Chapter was praised for the exemplary ritual work they performed, and the hospitality they showed to all who attended.
As the years marched on, Crescent is still known for great ritual work. Many Worthy Matrons have served using many themes for their years. Friendship seems to be one of the favorite themes, and so is our Patriotic themes. Crescent has held many Grand Appointments. Grand Star Points, Deputy Grand Matrons, Grand Representatives, Grand Pages and Aides. Many have served on committees for the State, the District and the Chapter. Crescent has always served with joy, enthusiasm, and commitment.
This past year our own, Susan Schenck, served as President of the District Association of Chapters.
At Grand Chapter this year, our sister Angela Maselli was recognized for her excellent ritual work.
Sometimes our members serve other Masonic bodies. This year, Brother Ed Trego, is Grand Chaplain of Royal Arch Masons in Ohio. And, Brother Jon Trego, is District Educational Officer for the 25th Masonic District.
In 2005, Crescent Chapter welcomed Mystic Chapter and in 2015, added Clover Chapter into our folds when these chapters merged with us. The mergers with these two Chapters has made Crescent Chapter stronger and ready to face the challenges of the future.
As Crescent Chapter celebrates 128 years, we can reflect back on what has gone before. We may not be the largest Chapter in the state any longer, but we are still holding our own on the books of the Grand Chapter. There may have been times when this Chapter lost enthusiasm, when it seemed all hope of continuing was not to be, when funding was at a low; but I know, for I have witnessed the perseverance of this Chapter. I seen it kick off the dust, chase off the blues and fight for existence. This is one tough Chapter, and we must thank the people who are the members. They are the ones that make up this Chapter, it is through their efforts that Crescent Chapter still has a current history. We have a history to be proud of, but we also have a future, one we should look forward to, and be proud of.
We must continue to fight for our future. So that Crescent #7 will continue to be included in the books of the Grand Chapter. For without a future, there can be no history. Happy Birthday Crescent Chapter.
Lou Ann Kilgore, historian