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

April 2017 Bulletin

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Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Lady Officers may wear colored gowns.

This evening we will be honoring our Longevity members and our Grand Representatives: 25 Year members – Gail F. Brown P.M., Susan J. Canupp, Linda A. Maynard P.M., Lisa J.M. Proulx P.M.; 50 year members- Gerald K. Classon, Susan J. Whitney P.M.; 65 year members – Ursula B. Classon, Donald D. Clement, Ellen E. Clement, Elizabeth G. McPhee, Virginia M. Norton P.M., Barbara J. Rooks P.M.; And our Grand Representatives- Debra Bean, Grand Representative of Delaware; Mark C. Murray, Grand Representative of Nevada; Phyllis A. Lackie, P.M., Grand Representative of New York; C. Wayne Libby, Grand Representative of Oregon; Lois A. Taylor, P.M., Grand Representative of Quebec; Nancy E. Brooks, P.M., Grand Representative of South Carolina

Collation: Under the direction of Sister Jennifer H. Bean, Associate Matron, assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr. PP.

Sickness and Distress: Get well wishes to Sister Joyce C. Brown, P.M., and to Sister Cynthia D Covey, who are both at Rehab facilities after recent illnesses. Get well wishes to Sister Jacqueline B. Marden, P.M., who had a heart issue but is back home recuperating well at this time.

Congratulations: To Sister Donna Betz who recently became engaged!

Happy Star Anniversary:
Jeffrey L. Brown 4-23-04 – 13 yrs
Roberta C. Champagne 4-3-71 – 46 yrs
Ellen Clement 4-18-52 – 65 yrs
Donald D. Clement 4-18-52 – 65 yrs
Jacqueline J. Cole 4-23-68 – 49 yrs
Sandra M. Libby 4-25-03 – 14 yrs”
C. Wayne Libby 4-25-03 – 14 yrs
Frederick W. Pauling 4-26-85 – 32 yrs
Judy A. Porter 4-25-03 – 14 yrs
Linda D. Riggs 4-15-77 – 40 yrs
Jennifer A. Taylor-Arnold 4-29-96 – 21 yrs
Anthony F. Zanichkowsky 4-22-11 – 6 yrs”

What happened at the last meeting: At our March meeting we decided to assist in supporting the Nashua Community Music School with their fundraiser on April 8 by selling tickets and raffle tickets at their event; we voted to ask for our next Silver Knights fundraiser to be July 13 – we will receive a portion of profit from the ticket sales and 50/50 that night; we voted to purchase a Tee sponsorship for the Mini Golf fundraiser for Grand Chapter (benefits NH Food Banks); we agreed to assist with the group formation needs on May 7 with carnival type games and help running the day activities (contact Sister Lisa Proulx P.M. if you can assist-603-673-2452 or lisajproulx@gmail.com) . Sister Stacy spoke about the upcoming Statewide raffle- she is looking for at least 5 local businesses willing to sell raffle tickets. If you know of a business or would like more information on this project please contact Sister Stacy at 603-579-0519 (c- 759-3221)

Dues reminder: Just a friendly reminder that dues notices went out to the membership by first class mailing with the November 2016 bulletin. The dues payment for this year is $47. The allocation breakdown is as follows:
$30 – dues fees which assist with normal Chapter operations and charitable purposes a voted upon at regular meetings
$10 – Masonic Building Association assessment fee for necessary improvements to our temple
$7 – Grand Chapter per capita as voted on at Grand Chapter

Please check your wallets to see if you have a 2017 dues card. If no card then quite possibly you missed the payment! Contact the Secretary if you have any questions or concerns.

Rainbow Ad Booklet: Now is the time to get your name in the Rainbow Program Ad booklet given out at Grand Assembly sessions. If you wish to have your name listed for just $1.00 contact your Secretary NO LATER than May 1st .

Nashua Masonic Temple Directory:
Pilgrim Chapter is sponsoring the 2017 Nashua Masonic Temple Directory. Anyone interested in purchasing an advertisement, please contact Lisa JM Proulx, PM at lisajproulx@gmail.com . Individual copies of the directory will be available for a cost of $3.00 each later this Spring.

Suppers:
We are looking for many members to support our number one fundraiser: Suppers! Any support you can give from cooking to cleaning would be very helpful! We still need a little more help on the supper on 4/9 and 4/17!!! A full list of dinners can be found on the web at the following link:

https://tinyurl.com/k39sya8

If you have any questions on how to use this sign-up form, please contact the Worthy Matron who would be happy to assist you! If you wish to assist on these or any suppers, but are not internet connected please contact our Worthy Matron at 603-579-0519 (c- 759-3221) and she will add you to the list of those to call for assistance.

Nashua Assembly #9 I.O.R.G.:
The Rainbow Girls are actively looking for new members, as well as Majority members and Eastern Star members which they can emulate. If you wish to help out, please feel free to stop in a meeting sometime. They are always looking for new members. If you know of a girl age 11-20 years old who could benefit from the lessons taught therein, please call Sister Lois Taylor, Mother Advisor, at 603-377-6877. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month (excluding July and August) at 7:00 pm.

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:
4/8/17 PHA #14 OV- 6pm
4/8/17 Nashua Comm. Music School- volunteer effort -7-10pm- Alpine Grove in Hollis
4/11/17 Ancient York Mtg
4/16/17 Happy Easter (no pledge breakfast)
4/19/17 Trinity #22 OV- 7:30pm
4/19/17 Rising Sun Mtg
4/20/17 Rainbow and Pledge mtg
4/24/17 IRM #20 OV-7pm
4/25/17 Mt Eustis #37 OV
4/27-29/17 CT Grand Chapter
4/29/17 Mini Golf Tourney at Chucksters- 9am
5/4/17 Rainbow and Pledge mtg
5/5-7/17 Josselyn Cabin Grand Family Exchange
5/7/17 Grand Cond. Formation meeting – Concord- 2pm – our Sister Lisa Hollis PM is to be Grand Marshal for that year
5/8/17 Mizpah Eunice #30 OV – 7:30pm
5/10/17 Ellacoya #43 OV – 7pm
5/12-13/17 Grand York Rite events
5/13/17 Olive Branch #1 OV- 1pm
5/15-17/17 Maine Grand Chapter
5/18-20/17 Mass Grand Chapter
5/19-20/17 Grand Lodge event
5/21/17 Pledge Breakfast
5/21/17 Grand Rep. Reception
5/23/17 WAUF #10 OV – 7:30pm
5/24/17 SHVRM #34 OV – 7:30pm”
Contact your secretary for more information on any of the above events.

From the East:
We are very excited to honor our Longevity members and Grand Representatives at our April meeting. Their dedication to our Order is always present and we look forward to celebrating with them! We hope many will join us!

As we enter into Holy Week, we are invited to lay aside our busy activities and attend to Jesus’ presence. Let us take the time like Martha did to listen for God’s guidance and welcome God’s presence in our lives. May you all have a joyous Easter Season and continue to live the beautiful lessons of our Eastern Star.

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