The Order of the Eastern Star is a Social, Charitable, and Fraternal Organization to which both women and men can belong. There are approximately 48,000 members throughout the State of New York. The Order of the Eastern Star New York comprises over 300 Chapters and is divided into regional districts within the State of New York. The regional districts are usually composed of one or more counties.
Our purpose is to provide an organization where women and men, with high moral and social character, can join together and contribute time, energy, and knowledge to our Order with Charity, Truth and Loving-kindness for the good of all. The Order of the Eastern Star membership supports many charitable organizations and programs. On New York State level, some of our programs are an Emergency Relief Fund, a Social Service Fund, an Educational Assistance Fund, and volunteer service to Veteran's Hospitals. Also supported is an Eastern Star Home for senior members in Oriskany, an Assisted Living Home for our members who are semi-independent, and a Day Care Center in Oriskany. In addition to supporting the State level efforts, Chapters also support their local charities through volunteer work and various donations.
We also help our Brothers in Freemasonry achieve their charitable goals. While not Masons, our organization is worldwide and affiliated with Masonic Grand Lodges across the globe. For the Grand Chapter of New York, our affiliation would be the Grand Lodge of New York.
In addition to all our goals, we make time to enjoy the extend family we have created. From traveling to fun game days, brunches to BBQs, and everything in between, our Chapter celebrates the Sisterhood and Brotherhood that comes with being a member and being the "Little Chapter among the Giants" in the Beautiful Bronx.
And that brings us to the Masonic District. Want to know why they are called The Beautiful Bronx Masonic District? It's because our Brothers really are beautiful, inside and out!
Minnehaha Chapter No. 227
Order of the Eastern Star
Grand Chapter of New York
Meetings Every Second Wednesday*
Except July & August
City Island Masonic Temple
241 City Island Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462
*Most meetings are closed to Members and Master Masons only. For information about our open events, please contact us.
Thank you to our Masonic Brothers from the Beautiful Bronx Masonic District for their continued support!
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