The Order of the Eastern Star is an organization for women and men, who practice the principals of charity, truth and loving kindness by dedicated service to their communities and their members.
Pond Chapter #853 of the Order of Eastern Star meets at the West Seneca Masonic Hall in West Seneca, NY. Many of the members are relatives of Lodge members, and some of the Brethren are members as well. It is chartered under the Grand Chapter OES New York.
The chapter derives its name from Annie M. Pond of the Pond Cosmetic company. Our collection fund is named for her husband Frank N. Pond. Annie served the Grand Chapter OES NY as Grand Secretary from 1915 -1966.
Meetings: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 pm We usually have dinner at 6:00 pm
West Seneca Masonic Hall / 647 Main St., West Seneca, NY
Every year, the Worthy Matron & Worthy Patron choose a theme for that year.
For 2017, the theme is Gardening, ” Plants are like Human Beings, They thrive on a little Kindness.” The symbol is Gardening Tools, and the motto is “Plant Seeds of Kindness and grow a Garden of Friendship.” The flower is the Black-eyed Susan, and the colors are Red, Yellow, Orange and Brown. The Opening Ode will be “In The Garden.”
More info on our calendar.