Carlton D. Richmond
Redemption Chapter No. 14
Birthday/Shower: February 1, 2017
Meeting: 1st Wednesday
Main Activity: TBD
Date: April 1, 2017
Associate Matron Karen J.H. Robinson, PM
Conductress Donza R. Brown
Associate Patron Kenneth N. Pough, PP
Associate Conductress Stella Henderson
Redemption Chapter No. 14
Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliation
Redemption Chapter #14, O.E.S., P.H.A. was organized on February 5, 1928, under the great leadership of our late founder and organizer, Royal Matron Margaret Key Kelson. The first meeting took place at her residence, 739 Irving Street, N.W., Wash., D.C., where RM Kelson gave the Chapter its name and selected its first officers. Thirty-three candidates were investigated and found eligible to become Eastern Stars. The initiation of our first candidates was held on June 5, 1928 at the Lincoln Colonade. Our first ‘Grand Visitation’ was held on November 7, 1928. We were voted to receive our Charter and By-Laws at the Grand Session held in December 1928. On February 5, 1929, we were dedicated and constituted officially as Redemption Chapter #14, O.E.S. Our twin chapter – Thrift Chapter #12 was also dedicated along with us. Margaret Key Kelson served as the Royal Matron of Redemption Chapter at this time. Her husband, the late William H. Kelson served in the East with her as Royal Patron.
Redemption Chapter is proud to acknowledge five Past Grand Worthy Matrons: *PGWM Carrie M. Hackley 1952, *PGWM Beatrice E. Perry 1963, *PGWM Elizabeth C. Johnson 1987, PGWM Cheryl G. Williams-Levant 1998, and PGWM Patricia A. Mabry 2003-2004; one Grand Master: MWPGM John Ellington, Jr., 2001-2002; two Past Grand Worthy Patrons: *PGWP Roy Logan 1963, and PGWP James C. Borden, 2001-2002; five Past Grand Lecturers: *PGWM Beatrice Perry 1952, *PGL Alice Rice 1963, PGL Thelma Williams 1987, PGL Carolyn L. Borden 1998, and PGL Joann E. Kent, 2003-2004; four Past Asst. Gr. Lecturers: PAGL Agnes D. Harris, 2001; PAGL Zelma Solomon, 2003-2004, PAGL Howard Hughes, 2003-2004 and PAGL Gwendolyn C. Marcus, 2012. We are also proud to have had the following Past Matrons and Past Patrons serve the GTGC: *PM Helen V. Allen, Gr. Trustee; *PM Alfreda Farah, Gr. Treas.; *PM Louvenia A. Coverdale, Gr. Musician Emeritus; *Sis. Marjorie Logan, Asst. & Gr. Musician; PM Betty A. Washington, Gr. Marshal of the East, 2003; PP K. Harold Green, Jr., Gr. Sentinel, 2003; 2004 Grand Chapter appointees: PM LaJuan O.G. Hunter, Gr. Publicist; Sis. Mary Green, Asst. Gr. Publicist; PM Mary Snively, Gr. Librarian; PM Merleen Canty, Asst. Gr. Charity; Sis. Marie Greene, Admin. Asst.; PM Betty A. Washington, Gr. Admin. Assist; PM Joyce A. Hall, Gr. Electa; Sis. Gwendolyn Marcus, Gr. Historian; *PP Frank Mabry, Asst. Gr. Installing Marshal; PP Robert C. Gunn, Gr. Sentinel, and PP Richard E. Howard, Asst. Gr. Sentinel.
*We pay tribute to those faithful members who have gone on before us. They diligently gave of their time, talents and treasures.
Redemption Chapter acknowledges two Past Matrons who have joined us after completion of service in a chapter within the jurisdiction – PM Maggie H. Harris 1998, and PM LaJuan O.G. Hunter 2001.
Many of our Past Officers have served continuously as chairpersons and committee members of the GTGC with devotion, awareness and pride, each working to achieve and maintain the goals of the Order of the Eastern Star.
We proudly recognize Redemption Lodge #24, as our brother lodge.
Because we are a part of the rich heritage of Redemption Chapter #14, we must forever cherish it as we journey down the pathway of a New Year. We will rededicate ourselves to the task of reflecting the beauty of our Order in our daily living.