Vermont Eastern Star Home, Inc.
The Vermont Eastern Star Home, Inc. Board of Trustees is charged with overseeing the moneys belonging to the Eastern Star Benevolent Fund. This fund was established when the Vermont Eastern Star home in Randolph was sold. These funds have been invested and are managed by Wells Fargo Securities (formerly Wachovia Securities and A.G. Edwards, Inc.) There are 12 members on the Board of Trustees, eight of whom are elected to either a one or three year term at the annual meeting held at the Grand Chapter session in June. The other four members are the Worthy Grand Matron, Worthy Grand Patron, Associate Grand Matron and Associate Grand Patron. Any Vermont Eastern Star member can run for a seat on the Board of Trustees. You do not have to be a past or present Worthy Matron or Worthy Patron to serve on the Board of Trustees. The Vermont Eastern Star Home, Inc. is a non-profit 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) charity and as such is a tax exempt corporation. To maintain the tax exempt status, 10 per cent of the income has to come from our membership. The Benevolent Fund assists our Vermont Eastern Star members as well as non-members who are Vermont residents. In addition, each year the Benevolent fund gives donations to several Vermont charities at our Grand Chapter Session. The Benevolent Fund assists with medical bills, medicines, lifelines, fuel, glasses, house repairs, handicapped needs such as wheelchairs and lifts and many other items. Payments are made directly to the service providers. The fund does not pay for the salaries of health care providers. Applications are available from any board member as well as chapter secretaries. Blank applications may be copied as necessary. All applications and information which comes to the board is kept in the strictest confidence unless the recipient chooses otherwise. The board relies on our Vermont membership to recommend individuals in need. Applications are also available on our site at Vermont Eastern Star Home Application.