Masonic Order holds deb ball
A SOCIETY with secrets, but not a secret society, is how the Order of the Eastern Star describes itself.
The order began in Australia in 1912 and the Monto chapter opened in 1961.
In honour of the milestone, a 50th Installation was held at Monto Shire Hall inNovember last year, with Queensland Green Chapter officials.
The celebrations have continued this year, marked by significant meetings.
The highpointwas the Rainbow Debutante Ball on October 13 at the Monto Shire Hall where nine junior debs and six debutantes were presented to official dignitaries of the order. MP Jeff Seeney was among the invited guests.
Monto chapter member Michele Goody said the order was showing the community they were friendly citizens.
“We are trying to be more open,” Mrs Goody said.
The order is connected to the Masons and open to men and women, with the one stip- ulation of believing in a supreme being.
Worthy Matron of the Monto chapter Jan Mossman says the order is not a religion but members have religious convictions; respect family values and honesty and lead business lives and serve in the community. They believe in fraternal love among members and OES is many things to many people but most importantly, it is a way of life.
The Monto chapter has 38 financial members and is looking for new members.
HAPPY DEBS: Tegan Sorley, Danielle Smith, Ashleigh Laney, Worthy Grand Patron Bro Arnold Horne, Brooke Sorley, Cassie Leigh Johnston, Megan O’Sullivan, Krystal Herring, Emily Green, United Grand Lodge of Queensland Bro Norrie Morris, TJ Larsen and Cheyanne Herring.