CHARITABLE WORKS OF THE ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR
Projects in this jurisdiction are as follows:
PROJECT - The
British Columbia and Yukon
∑ E.S.T.A.R.L. AWARD
BENTLEY ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR BURSARY
GRAND MATRON'S SPECIAL PROJECT - Chosen each annual term.
MORRIS SOCIETY VIVIAN MARSHALL MEMORIAL BURSARY - Music
Secretary Association's Cancelled Stamp Project
the Grand Chapter of British Columbia & Yukon, Order of the Eastern
(EASTERN STAR TRAINING AWARD FOR RELIGIOUS LEADERSHIP)
awards are made to assist students who are
of British Columbia or Yukon and attending or plan to attend an Accredited
School of Theology in Canada on a full time or part time basis.
are available for students who are relatives of our members and have
completed at least two years towards an undergraduate degree.
WORTHY GRAND MATRON'S SPECIAL PROJECT
Each year, the Worthy Grand Matron chooses an item or items as her Special Project.
year there are three special projects:
For 2017-2018 it was Honour House, and the Grand Chapter Cancer Fund
In 2016-2017 Membership, Publicity & Promotion was chosen
For the 2015-2016 it was the Children's Wish Foundation
In 2014-2015 local Transition Houses, Safe Homes and Second Stage Housing facilities were selected as recipients of the W.G.M.ís Special Project.
In 2013-2014 it was The B.C. Children's Hospital Foundation.
For the 2012-2013 term, it was the Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund
In 2011-2012, it was a medical equipment item for each of three departments of the B.C. Children's Hospital
For the 2010-2011 term, it was both the B.C. Cancer Foundation's website for children called "Cancer in My Family", and The Grand Chapter's Benevolent Fund.
In 2009-2010, it was support for the "Rapid Breast Diagnostic Centre" (a two-year pilot project) located at the B.C. Cancer Agency - Centre for the Southern Interior in Kelowna.
For the 2008-2009 term, it was a Quality Dosimetry Plus System for the Cancer Centre in Kelowna. A dosimeter monitors the amount and intensity of the radiation beam so that the patient receives the correct amount of radiation at the tumour while decreasing the dose to the surrounding organs, thus improving the likelihood of a cure while reducing side effects.
2007-2008 term, it was an Intensity-Modulated
Radiation Therapy Quality Assurance Phantom
at the newly opened Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre. This
Quality Assurance Phantom is a model simulating human body, which
contributes greatly to the planning and delivery of radiation therapy.
MORRIS SOCIETY - VIVIAN MARSHALL MEMORIAL BURSARY - Music
award is given to deserving students who are pursuing a career in music
and who are:
SECRETARY ASSOCIATION'S PROJECT - Collection of Postage Stamps
Foster Secretary Association (consisting primarily of Chapter secretaries)
of British Columbia & Yukon, Order of the Eastern Star, has a Postage
Stamp Project. Years ago, Chapter secretaries began saving cancelled
stamps, and now many members of the Order of the Eastern Star in this
jurisdiction collect used POSTAGE STAMPS for the Foster Secretary
Association to raise funds for the Cancer Fund
year, the Order of the Eastern Star donates thousands of dollars to
these established projects.
addition to the above, our Chapters are active in their respective
communities as well, by supporting local community activities.
in British Columbia and Yukon, we have the O.E.S.
Auxiliary - a group which maintains and loans Medical Equipment
to Members of the Order of
the Eastern Star and their relatives.
Page last reviewed: 06/02/2018