Pernella Tubbs Supreme Grand Chapter

About PTSGC

History of Supreme Grand Matrons

Sister Monique C. Walton
Supreme Grand Matron
2017 – Present

Sister Patricia J. Hollowell
Supreme Grand Matron
1997 – 2017

Sister Pernella Tubbs
Supreme Grand Matron
1960 – 1997

Sister Ruby Nailing Allen
Supreme Grand Matron
1950 – 1960

About PTSGC

The Pernella Tubbs Supreme Grand Chapter (PTSGC) is the governing body of the Order of the Eastern Star within International Masons. Its headquarters are at 2101 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48207.

Mission

The Pernella Tubbs Supreme Grand Chapter mission is to provide an organization where spiritual women and men with high moral and social character can contribute time, energy and wisdom towards charity, truth and loving kindness.

Purpose

The Order of the Eastern Star (OES) is an organization where women and men with high moral character, who have a desire to work for the betterment of others, and a drive to make the world a better place can contribute their time, energy and wisdom. The OES was designed to serve among women the same purpose as that of Freemasonry among men, and to provide Masons with the cooperation of women kindred without accepting them into the Lodge.

OES Objectives

The objectives of the Order of the Eastern Star are to:

  • promote through the association of its members, a bond of Christian love and fellowship as well as a sincere concern for our fellow man;
  • teach a moral way of life;
  • provide for the welfare of our members in the time of need; and
  • enjoy a social environment where we may find new and lasting friends.

Our members share their time and effort with the Masonic Brotherhood in advancing the qualities of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. Each OES Chapter ideally has a Masonic Lodge to work with and perform community service and gain support from. 

PTSGC Administration

The Pernella Tubbs Supreme Grand Chapter currently has thousands of members meeting in approximately 500+ Chapters throughout the United States and Bahamas. Each local chapters is subordinate to their state’s Grand Chapter, which is governed by a Grand Matron and cabinet of officers.

For the purpose of ensuring accountability and to prevent any disharmony within states, National Districts were created to allow states within specific regions of the country to meet annually for the purpose of education, information exchange, and fellowship. These National District Grand Chapters have Grand Matrons who are appointed by the Supreme President at the Supreme Convention during the odd years on the calendar.

To support the Supreme Grand Matron in her role, there are two additonal primary officers who assist; Sister Charlotte Nichols, Supreme Associate Grand Matron and Sister Jessica Gamble, Supreme Assistant Grand Associate Matron.

PTSGC Meetings

The Pernella Tubbs Supreme Grand Chapter meets twice a year unless a special meeting is called by the Supreme Grand Matron. The Grand Matron’s Council (comprised of current and former National District and State Grand Matrons) meet at the Leaders’ Council in March and the entire OES Membership meets at the Supreme Convention held each year in July, for the purpose of education, electing Supreme Grand Chapter officers and making appointments (in the odd years).

Each Officer is available for reference and guidance to those serving in National District and Grand Chapter seats throughout the year and give lectures at various National District and Grand Session Conventions.

PTSGC Publication

The Pernella Tubbs Supreme Grand Chapter publishes The Intellastar bi-monthly which provides essential news regarding upcoming conventions, special meetings, edicts issued by the Supreme President/CEO, and other useful information needed by members of the OES. As changes occur, it provides a list of Supreme Grand Chapter officers and committees. It also provides a study topic for Stars to focus on throughout the year leading up to the Supreme Convention.. 

Sister Patricia J. Hollowell serves as the Editor/Publisher  and can be contacted via email for subscription information. 

The Pernella Tubbs Supreme Grand Chapter mission is to provide an organization where spiritual women and men with high moral and social character can contribute time, energy and wisdom towards charity, truth and loving kindness.

Contact PTSGC

1116 Elmdale NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525