National Order of Eastern Star

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National Order of Eastern Star

Auxiliary of Free and Accepted Ancient York Rite Masons

Prince Hall Origin - National Compact, U.S.A.


Myrtis B. Gantt, National Grand Worthy Matron



 Educational Background

Diploma - Twin City High School, Batesburg, SC

BS Dgree - Allen University, Columbia SC

Masters Degree in Education - South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC


37 years - Public school of South Carolina

Instructor: Reading Skills Coordinator, Coordinator of Basic Skills

Lexington Conty, School District Three - Teacher of the Year

Civic Involvement

4 years - Town Council District 4, Batesburg - Leesville, SC

25 years - Election Commiion, 15 years as Chairperson

Representative from Batesbug - Leesville to Central Midlands Council of Governments

Representative for Lexington County Council on Aging

Selected as one of the most influential females in the Southeast


Organization as an Eastern Star

11 years as Subordinate Worthy Matron

10 years as District Matron

8 years as Grand Secretary of South Carolina

4 years as Grand Worthy Matron, State of South Carolina

National Grand Conductress

National Grand Associate Conductress

6 years National Grand Associate Matron

Church Affiliation

African Methodist Episcopal Church as a youth and young adult (Calvery A.M.E., Church of Leesville, SC)

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Leesville, SC; served on Usher Ministry, Church School

Instructor; 35 years as Church Clerk