Minnehaha Chapter #227
Meeting Location: 241 City Island Ave. Bronx, NY
Meeting Days: 2nd Wednesday
Meeting Time: 8:00 p.m.
The Order of Eastern Star is a social order comprised of persons with spiritual values, but it is not a religion. Its appeal rests in the true beauty of the character-building lessons that are so sincerely portrayed in its ritualistic work. A deep fraternal bond exists between its members.
We strive to live our lives by the beliefs of Charity, Truth and Loving Kindness along with certain core values as listed below:
Friendship: We are the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both women and men can belong. With Chapters in almost all 50 states and in 27 countries around the world, members can go anywhere and know that they can find friends and a helpful hand when they’re in need.
Community Service: We encourage our members not only to help one another, but also to reach out to their communities. Members are active in many community-based projects for those requiring assistance.
Diversity: The members of our Order reflect the social, cultural, educational, ethnic, and religious diversity of the community around them. We value each other’s strengths and opinions.
Patriotism: Members are taught an allegiance to preserve the good of their country and be good citizens. Special programs like VA Hospital Visitations and fundraising for the Wounded Warrior Program are examples of patriotism that are part of being a member.
Charity: As an organization, we raise funds for aid to our members in need, scholarships for students regardless of age or membership status, as well as other charities that improve not only our own well being but that of all human-kind. We also fund and operate a Nursing Home and Independent and Assisted Living facility in Oriskany, NY.