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Saturday 11th April 2020 - CANCELLED! Ice Cream Social

Saturday 18th April 2020 - CANCELLED! Charlotte Morris

Sunday 19th April 2020 - CANCELLED! Grand Officers Entertainment: Red Mountain Chapter, No.

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posted on 03-17-2020 10:37:00
3/17/2020 COVID-19 Update:3/28/2020 NH-VT Table Exchange CANCELLED4/18/2020 Charlotte Morris Meeting CANCELLED
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posted on 03-14-2020 14:31:00
3/14/2020 Grand Chapter of Vermont and Local Chapter meetings suspended until 4/15/2020March 14, 2020Dear Sisters and BrothersOn March 13, 2020 Governor Scott declared a State of Emergency for Vermont. As such, out of concern for the health and welfare of our membership, and the potential susceptibility they may have to contracting COVID-19, we have decided to suspend all Eastern Star activity in the jurisdiction of Vermont through and including April 15, 2020. This includes both Grand Chapter as well as local Chapter events. The Grand Chapter Events that are cancelled are: 3/29/2020 Grand Officers Entertainment: Forest-Unity Chapter, No. 82 & Lady Washington Chapter, No. 86 in Sharon, Vermont 4/4/2020 Hands Across the Border in Morrisville, Vermont 4/11/2020 Ice Cream Social in White River Junction, VermontNew Hampshire is hosting the New Hampshire – Vermont Table Dinner on 3/28/2020. At this time, they are not cancelling this event. We leave it up to the discretion of our members whether or not they attend. Please note that the status of this event is subject to change.For chapter regular meetings, during this time, chapters are not required to submit a request for dispensation. We recognize that it may be difficult to make up one or two meetings before Grand Chapter, therefore, any meetings that are missed during this period do not need to be made up. This is a one-time exception. Once this suspension of activity has been lifted, we will immediately continue with our regular schedule. Should a meeting need to be rescheduled after the suspension, you will be again required to submit dispensation requests.The following mandates shall apply: Chapters which have held Annual Meetings, Elections but not Installation: Installation must take place at the first stated meeting following the lifting of this mandate. Chapters which have not yet held Annual Meetings, Elections and Installation: Elections and Installation must take place at the first stated meeting following the lifting of this mandate. Further instruction will follow. All Worthy Matrons, Secretaries and Treasurers will continue to pay bills during this period.Should an urgent matter arise during this period, please contact either myself or Sister Jerri K. Riegler, Past Grand Matron, Grand Secretary via phone or e-mail. Please continue to watch for updates and public notices from the State of Vermont and the CDC. Please be attentive to our elderly members and check in on them frequently as they are the group that will be the hardest hit. When there is a change in our status, we will notify the membership accordingly. Proud To Be, Jacqueline (Jacque) M. Shiner Bruce A. Johnson
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posted on 03-13-2020 14:29:00
3/13/2020 URGENT! CANCELLATION of Grand Officers Entertainment for Gilman, No. 88 & Katherine, No. 83 on Saturday, March 21, 2020Dear Sisters and Brothers - The safety and health of our members is important as such, we have decided to cancel the Grand Officers Entertainment for Gilman, No. 88 & Katherine, No. 83 that was to be held in West Rutland. In addition, it is also important that we mitigate any and all spread from one region of the state to another, so meeting in person from all regions of the state is not prudent. This meeting will not be rescheduled. We will be taking this one-day-at-a-time. At this time future events are planned as scheduled. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Jacque Shiner, Worthy Grand Matron or Jerri Riegler, Grand Secretary, Past Grand Matron.
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3/12/2020 Vermont Grand Chapter Communication Regarding COVID-19 posted on 03-12-2020 10:39:00
March 12, 2020Dear Sisters and BrothersI am sure you have been monitoring the news regarding the COVID -19 outbreak, which the World Health Organization has announced as a pandemic. At this time, there is two (2) reported positive cases in Vermont, with 215 being monitored.At this time, our fraternal meetings and events will go on as scheduled in Vermont. However, being concerned for the health and welfare of our membership, here is guidance to follow when attending functions that should help keep our membership’s health and prevent the spread in Vermont: If you are feeling sick and running a fever, please stay home and refrain from attending meetings or events. Even if you think you may be coming down with something, please practice social distance policy and stay home Avoid handshakes, fist pumps, hugs, and that sort of close physical contact as it is a way to spread the virus. Avoid touching your hands to your face or nose at all times. If you cough or sneeze, please do so into your elbow or tissues . Wash your hands as often as needed. Use the 20 second rule ("Row Row Row Your Boat" song). Use personal hand sanitizer when a sink with soap and water are not available. Suggest to your lodge or church to have hand sanitizer stations strategically throughout the building See that common areas in the building where you meet are being cleaned properly, using disinfectants to wipe down surfaces that are frequently touched If you are concerned about attending events, particularly at this time, that could expose you to the virus, please feel comfortable to make the decision not to attend Please continue to watch for updates and public notices from the State of Vermont and the CDC. Please be attentive to our elderly members and check in on them frequently as they are the group that will be the hardest hit. Should there be any changes in our status, we will notify the membership accordingly. Proud To Be, Jacqueline (Jacque) M. Shiner Bruce A. Johnson
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2018-2019 Over The Rainbow Session Special Projects posted on 08-15-2018 10:50:00
For the 2018 - 2019 Over the Rainbow session, our Worthy Grand Matron, Diane Tracy and Worthy Grand Patron, Jody Small have chosen two charities for the special projects.Special Olympics Vermont was incorporated in February 1971 as a Vermont non-profit corporation [501(c)(3)] and is accredited every two years by Special Olympics, Inc. Through successful completion of this accreditation process, Special Olympics Vermont is officially recognized and agrees to abide by a set of general rules established by Special Olympics, Inc. For more information please go to their website at https://specialolympicsvermont.org/. Vermont Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, and locally service over 153,000 Vermonters each year. We work with over 215 network and agency partners to provide nutritious food in each county in the state. The Vermont Foodbank opened its doors in 1986, and is based in Barre, Vermont, with additional warehouse locations in Rutland and Brattleboro. For more information please go to their website at https://www.vtfoodbank.org/.Please help us support Sister Diane and Brother Jody!
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