FOOD DRIVE

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Cal­i­for­nia East­ern Star, in­clud­ing the lo­cal Es­cal­lo­nia Chap­ter, has for­mu­lated a Vi­sion State­ment.

The Or­der of the East­ern Star is a fra­ter­nal or­ga­ni­za­tion of men and women com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing an en­vi­ron­ment of Friend­ship and Fel­low­ship, re­gard­less of ages, by im­ple­ment­ing in­no­va­tive ideas, fa­cil­i­tat­ing pos­i­tive change and plan­ning for the fu­ture, while work­ing co­he­sively with the Ma­sonic Lodge, the old­est fra­ter­nal or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Goals are mu­tual re­spect, diver­sity of mem­bers and ser­vice to the com­mu­nity and as­sis­tance to mem­bers through cre­ative pro­grams and ac­tiv­i­ties.

This vi­sion state­ment sets forth the group’s pur­pose and the goals for the Or­der.

This year, 2017, OES lead­ers are en­cour­ag­ing all chap­ters through­out the State of Cal­i­for­nia to be in­volved in lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties by work­ing with lo­cal food banks.

Es­cal­lo­nia Chap­ter #447, Or­der of the East­ern Star, filled sev­eral gro­cery bags with the words “East­ern Star Cares” and adorned with the group’s logo.

The bags were dis­trib­uted to help meet the needs of the area’s hun­gry, with the lo­cal chap­ter en­com­pass­ing the Oak­dale, River­bank and Escalon com­mu­ni­ties.

The Or­der of the East­ern Star wants this project through­out Cal­i­for­nia to be a suc­cess for those that need as­sis­tance. Lo­cal chap­ter mem­bers said they were more than happy to con­trib­ute to the area food banks.

PHOTO CON­TRIB­UTED

Fill­ing up gro­cery bags, the Es­cal­lo­nia Chap­ter #447 Or­der of the East­ern Star, is help­ing stock shelves at lo­cal food cup­boards.

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