Arizona Grand Chapter

Order of the Eastern Star




Grand Chapter of Arizona

Order of the Eastern Star

"Livin' Out Loud"

August 2 - 5, 2017



Good Day, One and All:  General Grand Chapter Officers, General Grand Chapter Committee Members, Grand Chapter Officers, Past Grand Chapter Officers, Grand Representatives, Grand Chapter Committee Members, Worthy Matrons, Worthy Patrons, Officers and Members of the Subordinate Chapters of Arizona and other Jurisdictions, Order of the Eastern Star.


What a joy and a privilege it is to invite you to attend the 117th Annual Session of the Grand Chapter of Arizona, Order of the Eastern Star. The “Livin’ Out Loud” Session will be held August 2nd—5th, 2017 at the Doubletree Resort by Hilton - Paradise Valley in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The “Shenanigators” Grand Family and Members of the Arizona Grand Chapter are looking forward to a Wild and Wonderful session. We very much hope you will join us on this adventure!


A Tentative Schedule is enclosed along with forms for pre-registration and meals. Meal and Banquet prices include tax and tip.  Please note that any Social Hour before a banquet is “no-host”. All fees are to be paid in US Funds. Please make checks and money orders payable to the Grand Chapter of Arizona. These forms are also available online at the Arizona Grand Chapter web-site at Registration and meal reservations may be completed online and paid via Paypal. Please note the deadline for reservations.


A housing information sheet is included. All room reservations must be made directly with the hotel.


We are also excited to invite you to our Thursday Night Banquet to honor Arizona’s own distinguished members serving the General Grand Chapter. Sister Billie Bradfield, Right Worthy Associate Grand Conductress, PGM AZ, will take up the hostessing duties  as  we honor Sister Linda Heberling, PGM, member of the Cancer Committee, Sister Charlotte Guild, PGM, member of the International Headquarters Committee and Brother Joseph Leininger, PGP, member of the Scottish Rite Charities Committee. This wonderful evening will start with a no host social hour and dinner Thursday, August 3th at 4:30 p.m. to honor our Distinguished Members along with all visiting General Grand Chapter Officers and Committee Members. Please consider joining us in showing our love and appreciation to these distinguished members who continue to support the Grand Chapters and General Grand Chapter with the work they do.

We also extend an invitation to the Open Installation of Grand Officers – Saturday, August 5th at 4:00 p.m. All members, friends and family are welcome.


Please join us as we take “Livin’ Out Loud” to a new level and reminisce about days gone by! As we gather in fellowship to renew our commitment to the Order of the Eastern Star, stay tuned:  there may be a surprise or two on the horizon! Brother Randy Ahrens, Worthy Grand Patron, and I will be delighted to welcome you to our 117th Annual Session.

With Laughter, Joy, and Imagination,   



Ellen O’Malia                                                                                                                                        Randy Ahrens

Worthy Grand Matron                                                                                                                      Worthy Grand Patron






2017 Welcome Letter from Worthy Grand Matron - Ellen OMalia