March, 2011

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 7:30 pm, for the
purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, and transacting any
business that may legally come before the Chapter. Sister Officers
may wear colored gowns.

Collation –
Under the direction of Sister Lisa F. Britko, P.M., A.M., assisted
by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr P.P..

Sickness and Distress: Sister Beverly F. Burleigh, P.M., was in hospital
recently, Sister Deborah A. Wall is at Greenbriar Rehab after
knee surgery and is doing well, Sister Maryellen Brown had successful
foot surgery and is on the mend, keep David C. Thompson, P.G.P.,
Patricia W Hills, P.G.M., and Frederick Duncan, P.G.P. in our

to Brother Richard L. Johnston on the death of his mother; to
Sister Bonnie L. Carbury, PGM on the death of her father, and
to Brother Ronald E. Carbary, P.P. on the loss of his father-in-law;
to Sister Pamella E.Taylor P.M. on the loss of her long time

In Memoriam:

Virginia M. Jennings

Born February 17, 1937

Initiated October 24, 1975

Died February 13, 2011

A 35 year member

Janet C. Fimbel

Born February 26, 1920

Initiated October 26, 1945

Died February 15, 2011

A 65 year member

2011 Dues are due!
Do you have the new pink dues card from Pilgrim Chapter No.
55 in your wallet? Have you paid your Pilgrim Chapter #55 Dues
payment of $27.00 and Masonic Building Association Assessment
fee of $10.00 for the 2011 year? If not, please get your payment
to the Secretary as soon as possible!

Huggables and Mitten Tree Collection:

We continue to collect Stuffed Animals for the Huggables program
and hats, scarves, and mittens, for the Mitten tree program for
our Visitation in June. Any donations will be appreciated for
these two worthy causes.

Chapter Town Meeting: The OES Membership Committee is conducting “Chapter
Town Meetings” around the state to discuss what makes your
Chapter Viable and to spark individual Chapter membership recruitment
ideas. Pilgrim Chapter will be having their “Town Meeting’
on Friday March 25, 2011. All members are encouraged to attend
to help in the discussion as we talk about goals and plans for
the future of our Chapter.

Old Fashioned Degree: The Old Fashioned Degree group has been requested
to perform in May 2011 and possibly February 2012. We are currently
looking for members to fill many stations, and have opportunities
as well for people to be designated back -ups for many of the
stations. There will be a meeting of the Old Fashioned Degree
group directly after the Pledge Breakfast on March 20th and all
members are welcome to attend. For more information on getting
involved please contact Sister Ellie Risley P.M. at missellie03062@gmail
or 603-888-6669.


The new edition of the 2011 Nashua Masonic Family Directory is
now available at a bargain price of $3.00. It is also available
on CD at a cost of $2.00. Contact Sister Lisa J.M. Proulx, P.M.
at 603-320-6976 if you would like one.

Polo Shirts:

Sister Lois A. Taylor is selling embroidered Polo Shirts with
the OES emblem and Pilgrim Chapter #55. The cost of these shirts
is $20.00. Please contact Sister Lois at 603-377-6877 if you
are interested in purchasing one.

Italian Night to Benefit the Bikes for
Books Program

Join the Rising Sun Brothers Friday night, March 18 for an Italian
Night on the 4th floor of the Lodge Building. With your choice
of 3 pastas and 3 sauces, we’ll be serving from 6:00 PM to 8:00
PM. This is a great chance to socialize with each other, while
raising money for the Bikes for Books Program.

Nashua Assembly #9 I.O.R.G.:

Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month
at 7:00 pm. The Rainbow girls are always looking for new members.
OES members are encouraged to attend any event. The next meetings
will be March 17 and April 7. The girls will be celebrating ‘Rainbow
Sunday’ by attending church together on Sunday, March 27th, and
they would love to have many Eastern Star members and Masons
attend the service with them. Please feel free to contact Mrs.
Lisa Britko M.A. for more information regarding any Rainbow events
at 603-566-5681 or
Rainbow Pledge Group:

The pledges girls are actively looking for new members! Please
call Sisters Sharon M. Jackson, P.M., Pledge Mom at 603-598-2682
or Sister Stacy M. Desrosiers P.M. at 579-0519 if you know of
a girl between 6 & 11 years old who would like to join. Our
Sparkles- a group for girls age 4-6 years old- also meet at that
time. The next Pledge breakfast is March 20, 2011, from 8:00-10:30

Important Dates:

March 12- Ct. Valley Mt Moosilauke #42- Official Visitation-

March 12- Rainbow GWA Official Visitation- Milford- 2pm

March 15- Warren Alpha #10 Official Visitation- Wolfeboro- 7:30pm

March 16- Rising Sun #39 Stated Meeting- 7:30pm

March 17- Nashua Rainbow/Pledge/Sparkle Mtg- 7pm

March 18- Salem #57 Official Visitation- 7:30pm-Salem

March 19- Sawhegenit #52 Official Visitation- 7:30pm-Bristol

March 21- Ionic Ragged Mt #20 Official Visitation- 7:30pm- Franklin

March 23- Trinity #22 Official Visitation- 7:30pm- Hampton

March 27- Nashua #9 celebrating Rainbow Sunday

April 1-3- Black and White Star Spotters Ball- Laconia

April 7- Nashua Rainbow/Pledge/Sparkle Mtg- 7pm

April 9-Woodman Aurora Kimball Summit#26- 7:30pm Claremont

April 11- Mizpah Eunice #30 Official Visitation- 7:30pm- Langdon

April 12- Ancient York #89 Stated Meeting- 7:30pm

April 13- Puritan Charity Themis Atlantic #29 Official Visitation-
7:30pm -Milford

April 16- Silver Hill Vesta Relham Martha #34 Official Visitation

From the East:

“Winds of March, we welcome

There is work for you to do.

Work and play and blow all day,

Blow the Winter wind away

In Cheese smiles and Scottish kilts,

Lois A. Taylor W.M. and Robert L. Bean III, W.P.

Lois A. Taylor, W.M.
7 Longwood Lane
Merrimack, NH 03054
Robert S. Bean, III, W.P.
22A Arlene Drive
NH 03076

Joan L. Smith P.M. Secretary
16bCliff Road, Nashua, NH 03062

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If there is any change
in your address, please notify our Secretary so that she May
correct her records. So that none May be forgotten, please notify
the Worthy Matron