April 2011

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the
stated meeting on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 7:30 pm, for the
purpose of initiation, receiving petitions, balloting, and transacting
any business that may legally come before the Chapter. As we
will be doing Initiation this evening, Sister Officers shall
wear white gowns.

Need Help Getting to a Meeting? If at any time you would like to come to a meeting and are unable to drive, or need help getting to and from the
Nashua Temple, please do not hesitate to contact the Worthy Matron,
Worthy Patron or the Secretary and we will arrange for transportation
for you!

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: Get Well wishes are extended to Sister Loretta
J. Kandres, Sister Deborah A. Wall, Sister Maryellen Brown, and
Brothers David C. Thompson, P.G.P., and Brian J. Smith, P.G.P.,
all of whom had recent surgeries and are on the mend. Both Sister
Joyce E. Brown and Brother Larry D. Gullett were in the hospital
recently and are doing well now.

are extended to Sister Priscilla B. Hildebrand, P.M., who was
recently installed as Worthy Matron in Harmony Chapter No. 60
in Virginia, and best wishes to Sister Heidi J. Schmeltzer, P.M.,
who will be installed as Worthy Matron in Magdalene Chapter No.
28 in Maynard, MA; to Sister Gail F. Brown, P.M., and Brother
Jeffrey L. Brown, P.G.P., who are the proud parents to littler
Abigail Josephine born on April 7. Proud grandparents are Sister
Susan and Brother Bill Whitney of Pilgrim Chapter and Sister
Carol and Brother Ron Brown of James Farrington-Pleiades Chapter.

What’s Happening at Star!

We had a Town Hall meeting with the OES Membership Committee
and lots of great ideas were discussed on how to keep existing
members active and interested, as well as terrific ideas to increase
membership and make our Chapter viable. One request was for the
monthly bulletin to have a section to let members know what occurred
at the last meeting to keep everyone better informed. So here
is the first edition!

Besides a wonderful meeting with the Membership
Committee, Brother Bob Bean spoke about the CHIPS program and
some upcoming events we can assist with to render community service;
Sister Judy Fenner’s daughter is now Mother Advisor of Cape
Cod Assembly in MA, and the Chapter voted to donate the floral
collection to that Assembly’s service project to help the
people of La Paz, Bolivia after recent mudslides; Sister Judy
Porter and her mother donated a bag full of items for the Mitten
Tree; Sister Lisa Britko and Brother Larry Gullett will be planning
a visit to the residents at Evergreen Place soon; Sister Jenny
Taylor will be making a raffle basket for the Children’s
Learning Center fundraiser event in July; and Sister Phyllis
Lackie is helping to repair some of the Chapter jewels.

Nashua Assembly #9 I.O.R.G. and Pledge / Sparkle Group: Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7pm. The Rainbow girls are always looking for new members! OES members are encouraged to attend any event.

The next meetings will be April 21 and
May 5. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Lisa F. Britko, MA, for
more information regarding any Rainbow events at (603) 566-5681
or auntielisab@gmail.com

For the Pledges and Sparkles, please call Sisters Sharon M. Jackson, P.M., Pledge Mom at (603) 5982682 or Sister Stacy M. Desrosiers P.M.
at (603) 5790519 if you know of a girl between 6-11 years old
(for Pledge) and 4-6 years old (for Sparkles) who would like
to join.

April Birthday’s and Anniversaries!
If you were born in April or joined our beautiful Order of the Eastern Star in April, we wish you a very joyful Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary!

Monthly Reminders!

Official Visitation Rehearsals: We have mandatory Official Visitation
Rehearsal coming up for our June 11 Official Visitation. Sunday,
May 22 at 6pm and Sunday, June 5 at 6pm. For the Official Visitation,
the Tea is from 11am to 1pm. Reception for the Grand Officers
is at 1:30pm. Visitation will start at 2pm. There will be a dinner
after. Reservations should be sent to Sister Joan L. Smith, P.M.,
Secretary, by June 4.

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.

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, W.M., 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.

Grand Chapter Craft Table: Sister Tracey L. Thompson is collecting craft items for the Craft Table at Grand Chapter this year. If you
have any items you would like to donate or make for the craft
table, please contact Sister Tracey at (603)261-5277.

Dates to Remember!

Apr 12 Ancient York #89 Stated Meeting. 7:30pm
13 Puritan-Charity-Themis-Atlantic #29 Official Visitation. Milford,
Apr 16 Silver Hill-Vesta-Relham-Martha
#34 Official Visitation
Apr 17 Pledge Breakfast,
Apr 17 Old Fashion Degree Rehearsal

Apr 17 Feast of Pascal Lamb, 5pm.
18 Portia-Henocon-Asteria Chapter #14, Official Visitation, Hillsboro.

Apr 20 Rising Sun #39 State Meeting
21 Nashua Rainbow #9 and Pledge/Sparkles Stated Meeting
Apr 23 Peabody-Mt. Washington #35, Official Visitation,
Apr 23 Murder Mystery Dinner, IORG fundraiser
for David’s House. Nashua. 6pm. Tickets $15.00
24 Easter Apr 28-29 Connecticut Grand Chapter, Farmington, CT.

Apr 30 Scottish Rite Consistory Degrees, Nashua

May 1 Grand Conductress Formation Meeting, Claremont.

May 3 Unity-Fraternal Chapter #21, Official Visitation,
May 5 Nashua Rainbow #9 and Pledge/Sparkles

May 5 Crescent Chapter #45 Official Visitation,
May 7 VT & Quebec Exchange in Lancaster,NH.
Registration 10am. Lunch at noon. Opening introductions 1:30pm,
Old Fashioned Degree 2pm.
May 10 Ancient York
#89 Stated Meeting
May 12 Corinthian-Queen Esther
#23, Official Visitation, Kingston
May 15 Service
Dog Fundraiser Breakfast, Penacook, NH
May 15
OES Grand Representative Reception, Tilton

From the East:

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant;
if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would
not be so welcome.” Anne Bradstreet.

And since I couldn’t resist: “Spring
is nature’s way of saying: LET’S PARTY!” Robin

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
NH 03054
Robert S. Bean, III, W.P.
22A Arlene Drive
NH 03076

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

Internet – Pilgrim Chapter’s
website: http://www.Pilgrimchapter-oes.org
NH Grand Chapter
Website: http://geocities.com/nhoes/index.html

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