April 2012

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 7:30
, for the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, and
transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter.
Sister Officers may wear colored gowns.

Under the direction of Sister
Lisa J. M. Proulx, P.M., A.M.
, assisted by Sister Judy
A. Porter
and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr. P.P.


Happy Birthday and Happy
Anniversary to all of our Members celebrating Birthdays and Anniversaries
in April!

What happened at our recent meeting?
At our March meeting we transacted our regular business and then
enjoyed an extended time of fellowship and social enjoyment. Our
Visitation was wonderfully attended by over 90 people, and a big
thank you to all who helped make the evening so successful: the
Square and Compass Club, who prepared the yummy meal, the IORG
ladies who served, the Collation Committee, the Past Matrons and
Past Patrons who supplied the delicious food, and to our sideliners
who came to support us! Special thanks to Sisters Samantha A.
Fowler and Jennifer A. Taylor who served as courtesy candidates!

One of the highlights of
the evening was the announcement of Sister Lisa J. M. Proulx,
P.M., A.M.
, as Sister Judi Lewis’ and Brother Mike Ripberger’s
Grand Marshal for the 2013-2014 Grand Year. Congratulations to
Sister Lisa!

Sickness and Distress:
Get well wishes continue to go
out to Sister Edith C. Holmes who is currently in the Courville
Rehab Center; to Sister Ellie Risley, P.M., who suffered
a minor stroke and is recouping at home; Sister Bonnie Carbary,
who had heel surgery recently and is recuperating at home; Sister
Sherry Jackson, P.M.
, who will be having a total knee replacement
this month. Please keep them in your prayers and send card as
they would enjoy hearing from you. Please also check with the
Sister Joan if you have not signed up to visit some of
our shut-ins and wish to do so.

is extended to the family of Brother
Robert J. Norton, P.G.P.
, and to Priscilla Chapter #51. Also,
sympathy is extended to Sister Janet I Noland, P.G.M. on
the loss of her son.

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!

Nashua Assembly #9 I.O.R.G.
and Pledge & Sparkles
Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month
at 7:00 pm. OES and Masonic members are encouraged to attend ALL
events. The next meetings are April 19 and May 3.

Please feel free to contact
Mrs. Deborah A. Wall, M.A. for more information regarding
any Rainbow events at (603) 494-9299. For Pledges and Sparkles,
please call Sister Sharon M. Jackson, P.M., Pledge Mother
at (603) 598-2682 or Sister Stacy M. Desrosiers, P.M. at
(603) 579-0519 if you know of a girl between 6-11 years old (for
Pledge) and 4-6 years old (for Sparkle) who would like to join.

**Important Notice**
The Pilgrim Players Event scheduled
for April 13, 2012 in Portsmouth has been cancelled due to a conflict
with an OES Visitation and will be rescheduled. Details will be
forthcoming when we have a date.

Program Advertisement
Names for $1.00: It is that time of year that we look for those names for the OES
Ball Program and the NH Grand Assembly IORG program booklets.
If you wish to have your name listed under the Chapter listing
in these program booklets please contact Sister Joan and
send into the Chapter $1.00 for each program you wish to have
your name listed. Names will continue to be collected until deadline
for OES Ball on March 28, and NH Grand Assembly May 15.

Dues and Assessment:
Some members still
have not paid their dues for 2011. Please check to see if you
have your dues card in your wallet, and if not, send the fee into
the Secretary as soon as possible. Dues notices for 2012 went
out with the November bulletin. Dues this year is $30.00 per person
and $10.00 for Special Assessment for Temple Repair Fund. Please
help the Chapter by paying in a timely manner.

Tabs for Shriners:
The Nashua Rainbow Girls continue
to collect can tabs for the Shriners Hospitals as a service project
and would be more than happy to take any tabs collected off your
hands. Feel free to drop Tabs off at any meeting, or if you need
a pick up from your home feel free to contact Sister Joan L
P.M. Secretary, for pick up of tabs from your home.

Upcoming Events!

Apr 9 Mizpah Eunice #30
Langdon Visitation

Apr 10 Ancient York #89
Stated Mtg

Apr 11 Puritan Charity
Themis Atlantic #29.

Milford Visitation

Apr 13 Mt Eustis #37, No.
Haverhill Visitation

Apr 14 Silver Hill Vesta
Relham Martha #34,

Warner. Visitation

Apr 14 Rainbow Visitation.
New South Wales District. Goffstown, 1pm

Apr 14 State Master Councilor
Installation. Keene, 6pm, Dinner. Installation to follow.

Apr 15 Pledge Breakfast

Apr 18 Rising Sun #39 Stated

Apr 19 Nashua #9 Rainbow
and Pledge Stated Mtg

Apr 20 Salem #57, Salem

Apr 21 Sawhegenit #52,
Bristol Visitation

Apr 28 Olive Branch #1,
Lancaster Visitation

Apr 29 Grand Conductress
Organizational Mtg


Apr 30 Ionic Ragged Mt
#20 Franklin Visitation

May 1 Unity Fraternal #21,
Union Visitation

May 2 Woodman Aurora Kimball
Summit #26, Claremont Visitation

May 3 Crescent #45, Northwood

May 3 Nashua #9, Rainbow
and Pledge Stated Mtg. Rainbow initiation?

May 4-6 BeeKeepers Ball
Weekend, Gorham

From the East:
We sincerely hope that you all enjoyed our Visitation as much as we did, and were impressed with
the work of the officers. Brother Larry and I want to commend everyone on a job well done! Your grace and proficiency made us very proud.

In Star Love and Hugs,

Lisa F. Britko
c/o Robinson
11 Chatfield Drive
Nashua, NH 03063
Larry D. Gullett
PO Box 365 Nashua, NH 03062 (603)582-7233

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