Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Officers shall wear white gowns as requested by the WGM for the purpose of draping the altar.

Collation – Under the direction of Sister Stacy M. Desrosiers, Associate Matron, PM, assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr. PP.

Sickness and Distress: Speedy recovery wishes to Brothers Christopher J Busby and Frank H Fenner PGP who both had recent surgeries. Get well wishes to all our members who have been ‘under the weather’ this past few month.

Sympathy: To the family of Brother Edward J Holt, PGP who passed away in March.
“Perhaps they are not Stars in the Sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy”

Happy Star Anniversary:
Wayne A Bartlett 4-28-86
Jeffrey L Brown 4-23-04
Roberta C Champagne 4-3-71
Donald D Clement 4-18-52
Ellen Clement 4-18-52
Jacqueline J Cole 4-23-68
C Wayne Libby 4-25-03
Sandra M Libby 4-25-03
Frederick W Pauling 4-26-85
Judy A Porter 4-25-03
Linda D Riggs 4-15-77
Jennifer A Taylor-Arnold 4-29-96
Anthony F Zanichkowsky 4-22-11

What happened at the last meeting: Thank you to our Sisters and Brothers for coming out to support Pilgrim Chapter. We extend our congratulations to Sister Nancy Brooks on her appointment as a Grand Representative to South Carolina at our March meeting. We voted to place an advertisement in the Shrine Ad book, NH Rainbow program book. If anyone would like their name listed in the Rainbow book and they have not yet sent in a $1 to the secretary, please do so by May 1st. Finally we draped the altar in memory of Brother Lennart Johnson PMWGP.

Grand Chapter happenings: Your chapter secretary has the forms for registration, meals and housing, and they are also available on the NH OES website and eGuidepost. If you need a copy please contact Sister Joan. A reminder that any proposed legislation needs to be sent to the Grand Secretary (Sister Shelley Gullett PGM) no later than April 22.

Nashua Assembly #9 I.O.R.G.:
The Rainbow Girls are actively looking for new members, as well as Majority members which they can emulate. If you know of a girl age 11-20 years old who could benefit from the lessons taught therein, please call Sister Stacy Desrosiers, Mother Advisor, at 603-759-3221. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:00 pm. OES members are encouraged to attend any event. .

Rainbow Pledge Group:
The pledge girls are actively looking for new members! Please call Sister Tatiana Fowler at 603/809-8357 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.

Important Dates:
4/13/16 PCTA #29/Peabody Mt Washington #35 Visitation – Tilton
4/15-17/16 Gathering of the Original 13 Colonies- Cape May NJ
4/16/16 Cook off Bake off Fundraiser- Nashua -1-4pm
4/20/16 Trinity #22 Visitation – Hampton
4/20/16 Rising Sun Stated
4/21/16 Rainbow/Pledge stated(Grandparents night)
4/21-23/16 CT Grand Chapter
4/24/16 Past Gr. Marshal Luncheon
4/25/16 Ionic Ragged Mt #20 Visitation- Franklin
4/30/16 Mini Golf Fundraiser- Chucksters- Chichester9-12noon
4/30/16 NH Consistory Family Day – Penacook- 2-5pm
5/1/16 Grand Conductress Group Formation- Northwood
5/5/16 Rainbow/Pledge stated
5/6-8/16 OES Exchange- Quebec
5/9/16 Mizpah Eunice #30 Visitation – Langdon
5/10/16 Ancient York stated
5/11/16 Ellacoya #43 Visitation – Holderness
5/16-18/16 Maine Grand Chapter
5/19-21/16 Mass Grand Chapter
5/21/16 Grand Lodge
5/24/16 Mt Eustis #37 Visitation – Littleton
5/26/16 PM/PP meeting- Valentino’s in Hudson

From the East:
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
As we have been trying to support a different organization each month, this month Brother John and I would ask that please bring non-perishable food items to our meeting that we may take to the Food Bank in Nashua.

We look forward to greeting our Sisters and Brothers at the meeting this month and if anyone should need a ride, please reach out and we will do our utmost to ensure you are able to get to the meeting.