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

April 2018 Bulletin

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Dear Sisters and Brothers:
You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, conferring of degrees, and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter.

Collation: Under the direction of Sister Nancy E. Brooks, P.M., Associate Matron, assisted by members of the Chapter.

Sickness and Distress: Get well wishes to Sister Cynthia B Covey who has been in hospital with pneumonia, Sister Lil Calloway who has been ailing and could use many prayers.

Congratulations: To Sister Kay Ainsworth who is proud to report her grandson recently was accepted into the US Military Academy at West Point.

Happy Star Anniversary:
Jeffrey L Brown 4-23 14 years
Roberta C Champagne 4-3 47 years
Donald D Clement 4-18 66 years
Jacqueline J Cole 4-23 50 years
C Wayne Libby 4-25 15 years
Sandra M Libby 4-25 15 years
Frederick W Pauling 4-26 33 years
Judy A Porter 4-25 15 years
Linda D Riggs 4-15 41 years
Jennifer A Taylor-Arnold 4-29 22 years
Anthony F Zanichkowsky 4-22 7 years”

What happened at the last meeting: We had our official visitation by the WGM and WGP and received accolades on our books, our ritual, floorwork, and activities of the chapter. We voted to purchase an advertisement in the Grand Assembly Program Book and a Tee Sponsorship for the Mini Golf Tournament. We honored our Grand Officers and Representatives. Sister Peggy announced that earlier this month Sister Doreen Going was presented with a Grand Representative appointment to Ontario in NH. Four of our members received their travel award at the evening festivities.

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:
April 9- Mizpah Eunice OV
April 10- Ancient York stated
April 11- Puritan OV
April 12- Nashua Rainbow -OV for the GWA
April 14- Evening of Masonic Light- dinner- Still need assistance with set up /serving /cleaning at the Nashua Temple from 5pm to approx. 9pm- please notify bro Chris Busby asap if you can assist !!!
April 14- Play it Forward- service opportunity 5-10pm at Alpine Grove in Hollis-thank you to all who sign-up to assist on this event. We have now enough if all those who signed up attend.
April 15- Pledge Breakfast- 8-10am
April 16- Portia Henocon Asteria OV
April 18- SHVRM OV
April 18- Rising Sun Stated
April 19- Nashua Rainbow and Pledge stated- 7pm
April 21- Priscilla OV
April 23- Ionic Ragged Mt OV
April 28- Mini Golf Tourney- Chucksters at Hooksett- 10am to 1pm
May 1- WAUF OV
May 3- Crescent OV
May 3- Nashua Rainbow and Pledge- stated mtg 7pm
May 5-6 OES Exchange – Val David – Quebec
May 6- Grand Family Formation Meeting – Nashua – 3pm Social- 4pm meeting- All Pilgrim members are welcomed to join in the fun of the formation of the new Grand Family Group of Joan Smith, Grand Conductress, and David Walters, Grand Sentinel.

Contact your secretary for more information on any of the above events.

From the East:
Thank you to all that assisted and joined us for our OV last meeting. We are so proud of each of the officers for a job well done and appreciate all the support we had on the sidelines. BIG welcome to Tammy who joined last meeting and again welcome to Margaret who joined in January. New Year – New Members! Let’s not stop in bring in more to our Chapter. 

Let us rejoice in the welcoming of Spring even if it is having a bit of a struggle starting out. Spring cleaning will be happening everywhere including at Anne Marie House so this month’s collection will be cleaning supplies such as disinfecting wipes/sprays, HE laundry pods, trash bags, dish soap and sponges, and multipurpose cleaners with bleach. Please drop by the temple or let me know if you have a donation to make and I’ll come to get them. Winter hibernation is done – let’s get out and stretch our legs with visiting and social enjoyment of our Sisters and Brothers.

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As always, so that none shall be forgotten, please contact the Worthy Matron or Secretary as to any sad or glad tidings

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