MUSKEGON – The Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star of Michigan recently held its annual convention in Muskegon after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Worthy Grand Matron, Dawn M. Talbot and Worthy Grand Boss, John P. Groves chaired the meetings and 404 members attended the annual convention.
The Order of the Star of the East’s main charity is service dogs. At this year’s Grand Chapter session Michigan donated $ 7,000 to Paws with a Cause, $ 7,000 to Leader Dogs for the Blind and $ 3,325.55 to Project Yeager.
During 2021, scholarships in the amount of $ 64,700 were awarded to 45 college students to continue their education.
Also in 2021, a total of $ 25,108.96 was donated to Michigan Masonic Pathways, an assisted living facility located in Alma.
Dawn E. Torpey has been installed as Worthy Grand Matron and David O’Connell has been installed as Worthy Grand Patron for the year 2021-2022.
They will lead Michigan OES forward as the organization continues to recover from the pandemic.