Middletown Chapter #319
Order of the Eastern Star
Meeting Time:  Second Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Meeting Place:   Swigert Middletown Lodge
    440 N. Madison Avenue
Middletown, KY
Brief History

"For everything there is a season...A time to be born..."

That time occurred in the year 1901, when Middletown Masonic Lodge, U.D., started out with 11 members.  They received their charter on October 17, 1901, and their meetings were held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.  After receiving their Charter, they met on the Saturday before the full moon, of each month, with 12 members.  Slowly progressing to the year 1920, with 153 members, they changed their meetings to the first and third Mondays of each month, and it was in this year that Middletown Chapter was founded.

At an institutional meeting held Saturday, October 16, 1920, at 3:35 p.m., Middletown Chapter U.D., was called to order by Brother William A. Keller, Worthy Grand Patron, and Sister Lora Lee Bates, Worthy Grand Matron, (serving on this occasion as Grand Chaplain).  On that date, there were 26 Charter Members, and the Worthy Grand Patron appointed as officers:  Sister Minnie Cox, Worthy Matron; Brother Louis Benjamin, Worthy Patron; and Sister Laura Spicer, Associate Matron.

Middletown Chapter was one of 27 Chapters to be instituted that year, and in her closing remarks the Worthy Grand Matron stated that the foundation of our Chapters were
Faith - Hope - Charity - Love.

With the initiation of new members and a sincere dedication - Middletown Chapter continued to grow in both membership and spirit.  On November 28, 1921, our Charter was granted by Grand Chapter, and we became Middletown Chapter #319.

On February 9, 1981, a motion was made to move the Chapter to Phillip Swigart Lodge Hall at Fisherville while the Masons looked for a location to build a new lodge hall.  Our first meeting was held on March 8, 1981...Ground breaking services for the new lodge were held on April 16, 1983.  The Chapter moved into the new lodge on Madison Avenue and held our first meeting in January, 1985...









Worthy MatronWorthy Patron
     Martha Moore          Peter Miller


Our Scripture
"With God all things are possible."
Matthew 19:26

Theme
This is the day the Lord has made let us
rejoice and be glad in it.

Emblem
The Bible, The Cross with dogwood

Honor Station
Chaplain

Colors & Flower
All Colors & All Flowrs

Songs
Worthy MatronWorthy Patron
Worthy of Worship    Blest be the Tie
I Can Only Imagine     It is Well with My Soul