Ticonderoga Keri J. Rhebergen of Ticonderoga was elected grand matron of the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star at its 143rd grand session Oct. 11-13 in Binghamton.
Rhebergen is a member of Fort Ticonderoga Chapter #263 and of Adirondack Star Chapter #677. Her companion, Worthy Patron, is Kenneth Milner of Livonia.
The Most Worthy Grand Matron has appointed the following Grand Officers for 2013 from her district: Denise Huestis, Grand Chaplain; Natalie Clark, Associate Grand Marshal; Joann Mason, Associate Grand Marshal; Ellen Ellor, Associate Grand Warder; Andrew Mullin, Associate Grand Sentinel; Raymond Ellor, Associate Grand Sentinel; Karen Crowingshield, Grand Esther; Marcia Colvin, Grand Martha; Rose Arno, District Deputy Grand Matron; Charles Lustig, District Grand Lecturer; Mary Considine, Necrology Committee and Nancy Horner, Grand Representative to Vermont.
Over 700 representatives from New York State attended the session and were joined by dignitaries from other states and fraternal organizations. An honored guest was Most Worshipful, James Sullivan, Grand Master of Masons for the State of New York
The Order of the Eastern Star is an organization established for the cultivation and promotion of fraternal, social and charitable practice. It is dedicated to charity, truth and loving kindness.