ORDER OF THE EASTERN STARS
The Order of the Eastern Star is an adoptive rite of Freemasonry with teachings based on the Bible and objectives that are charitable and benevolent.
The idea for the creation of an Order of the Eastern Star for black women was first proposed by William Myers, a Grand Master in the Prince Hall Jurisdiction of the District of Columbia. With Georgiana Thomas he set about getting the ritual and organization approved by the official of the Lodge and the first Chapter of the Prince Hall Order of the Eastern Star was opened on December 1, 1874.
The founder of OES was Dr. Robert Morris, a lawyer and educator from Boston, Massachusetts, who was a Master Mason and Past Grand Master of Kentucky.
Bro. C. B. Case granted authority to establish chapters of the Eastern Star among eligible black women. In obedience to the authority granted by William H. Myers, Grand Master, Union Grand Lodge, Jurisdiction of the District of Columbia, Bro. Jackson established the first Eastern Star Chapter among black women in the United States.
For more information on the Eastern Stars go here Golden State Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Rite of Adoption, State of California
THE EUREKA CHARITY CLUB
The Eureka Charity Club was founded in 1957, the same year as WLK #91 was founded. It has served as a community partner to give back to the local community in the form of College Scholarships and various other means of assistance to our youth. The Eureka Charity Club has also been a primary financial contributor to the the lodge.
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