Pilgrim Chapter OES Order Of The Eastern Star – Nashua, New Hampshire

April 2013 Bulletin

March 2013

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated
meeting on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 7:30pm, 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 Tracey L.
Thompson, A.M., assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and
Brother Robert M. Porter Jr., P.P.

Ways + Means Committee: If you would like to
serve on this committee, please contact your Worthy
Matron or Worthy Patron.

Events already scheduled are:

March 2013

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated
meeting on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 7:30pm, 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 Tracey L.
Thompson, A.M., assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and
Brother Robert M. Porter Jr., P.P.

Ways + Means Committee: If you would like to
serve on this committee, please contact your Worthy
Matron or Worthy Patron.

Events already scheduled are:

Margarita’s Night! Mark your calendars for
Monday, May 20, the first fundraiser at Margarita’s
Restaurant in Nashua. A percentage of proceeds of
the evening’s food and drink orders will be donated
direct to Pilgrim Chapter’s general fund. Please
contact your WM or Secretary for a flyer.

Flower Power! Pilgrim Chapter partnered
with Flower Power to raise funds for our Chapter
through April 26. You can order top quality flowers
and bulbs shipped direct to you with a 100% money
back guarantee. The website is: http://tinyurl.com/
Pilgrim-Fundraiser

Yard Sale: Start collecting items you would like
to donate to the cause! The Yard sale is scheduled
for June 16. Contact the WM or Secretary if you
have items ready for pick up.

Watch for future fundraiser ideas such as a
cribbage night, Wii bowling competition, and
craft sales.

Congratulations to Sister Janet L Thompson, PM who
was recently installed as Worthy Matron of Acacia
Chapter, and to all our Massachusetts dual members
taking offices in their respective Chapters at April
Installations.

Sickness and Distress: Well wishes continue to go
out to all our members who have been recently ill,
injured, or recovering from surgery; thinking of all
our shut ins, and our Sisters and Brothers having
surgery this coming month.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Sandra G Dudley, PM.
In Memoriam:
Sister Sandra G. Dudley, PM
Born: February 10, 1931
Initiated: November 4, 1959
Passed on: April 2, 2013
A 53-Year Member


What happened at our recent meeting?
We had
a very quick meeting and voted to donate to Jeff’s
‘Bicycles Battling Cancer’ Bike Ride in June. After
the meeting we adjourned upstairs and had the
Membership Chair talk about our Town Meeting
Goals and had a forum of ideas to make the meetings,
and the Order more appealing to members and
prospective members. A few of the ideas discussed:

– More community service projects

– Focus on our best quality: We are a FAMILY!

– Less focus on ‘pomp & circumstance’

– Publicize our events more in local media

– Reach out to members to survey their wants/needs

– Get involved in more community activities

– Learn how to balance traditions with progress

If you have any ideas on what we can do to make
Pilgrim Chapter better, please reach out to Tracey L.
Thompson, A.M., at tthompson511@yahoo.com.

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 18 and May 2.
Please feel free to contact Mrs. Lisa F. Britko, PMA,
M.A. for more information regarding any Rainbow
events at (603)566-5681.

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.,Asst.
Pledge Mom 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!

Art Contest: Do you like to draw, paint, or take
photographs? NH Grand Chapter is holding an Art
Contest for the cover of the 2013 Grand Chapter
Proceedings! Theme can represent NH, NH OES, or
the current Grand Family’s theme. Please contact Sister
Tracey L. Thompson, AM, for details at tthompson511@
yahoo.com
. Deadline is August 1, 2013 and the winner
will be announced at Grand Chapter!

NOTICE

Dues and Assessment: Some members still have
not paid their dues for 2011 and 2012. The amount
of Membership unpaid dues totals $1,000.00.
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. Please help the Chapter by paying in
a timely manner.

Mark your calendars for
Monday, May 20, the first fundraiser at Margarita’s
Restaurant in Nashua. A percentage of proceeds of
the evening’s food and drink orders will be donated
direct to Pilgrim Chapter’s general fund. Please
contact your WM or Secretary for a flyer.

Flower Power! Pilgrim Chapter partnered
with Flower Power to raise funds for our Chapter
through April 26. You can order top quality flowers
and bulbs shipped direct to you with a 100% money
back guarantee. The website is: http://tinyurl.com/
Pilgrim-Fundraiser

Yard Sale: Start collecting items you would like
to donate to the cause! The Yard sale is scheduled
for June 16. Contact the WM or Secretary if you
have items ready for pick up.

Watch for future fundraiser ideas such as a
cribbage night, Wii bowling competition, and
craft sales.

Congratulations to Sister Janet L Thompson, PM who
was recently installed as Worthy Matron of Acacia
Chapter, and to all our Massachusetts dual members
taking offices in their respective Chapters at April
Installations.

Sickness and Distress:
Well wishes continue to go
out to all our members who have been recently ill,
injured, or recovering from surgery; thinking of all
our shut ins, and our Sisters and Brothers having
surgery this coming month.

Upcoming Events!

4/10 Puritan-Charity-Themis-Atlantic No. 29,
Milford Official Visitation at 7:30 p.m.

4/12 Warren Alpha Unity Fraternal #10
Wolfeboro Official Visitation at 7:00 pm.

4/13 Mt Eustis #37 Official Visitation at 1pm at
the Grafton Kane Lodge in N. Haverhill

4/14 NH DeMolay State Officers Installation in
Rochester

4/15 Portia Henocon Asteria #14, Hillsboro
Official Visitation at 7:30 pm.

4/17 Silver Hill Vesta Relham Martha #34
WARNER Official Visitation at 7:30 pm.
4/17 Rising Sun Stated

4/18 Nashua Rainbow/Pledge Stated

4/18 James Farrington-Pleiades No. 7, Rochester
Official Visitation at 7:30 PM.

4/21 Nite Prowlers Group Meeting Franklin

4/26 Pilgrim Chapter Stated Meeting

4/27 NH Consistory Weekend

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: Mark ye
calendars for Friday, May 3, 2013 when the Pilgrim
Chapter Players will present “A Knight of Murder” at
the Nashua Masonic Temple with proceeds to benefit
the Making Strides Breast Cancer Charity. Tickets are
on sale now $25/pp or $40/couple. Cocktail Hour:
6pm, Dinner: 7pm. Purchase tickets here: http://
aknightofmurder.dpigraphics.net.

Or contact Lisa Proulx, WM at (603)320-6976 or
lisajm03033@charter.net. Tickets are going fast! So,
come have some drinks, some laughs, and support a
great cause!!

Birthday/Anniversary Wishes!

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

From The East: Regardless of differences, we
strive shoulder to shoulder… [T]eamwork can be
summed up in five short words: “We believe in each
other.” ~Author Unknown

In Star Love Always,

Lisa JM Proulx, P.M. ,W.M.
6 Potanipo Hill
Brookline, NH 03033
603/320-6976
lisajm03033@charter.net
Brian J. Smith, P.G.P., W.P.
16 Cliff Rd.
Nashua, NH 03062-2356
603-888-0891
brijsmith@aol.com

Joan L. Smith P.M. Secretary
16 Cliff Road, Nashua, NH 03062
603-888-0891
JLSPMA@aol.com

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

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