Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the early stated meeting on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving petitions and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Sister Officers may wear colored gowns for the meeting.

Collation: Under the direction of Sister Aimee K Busby, Associate Matron, assisted by the members of the Chapter.

Sickness and Distress: We keep in our thoughts and prayers Sisters Lorraine E Thompson PGM, Cynthia Covey, Lillian Calloway, Hope Mercer, Anne Senter PM, June Sweeney, Tracey Thompson PM, Susan Whitney PM, Julia Pitarys, and Sandra Linton, and our Brothers G Raymond Palmer, and Bill Whitney, as they go through their various health struggles.

Sympathy: Extended to Sister Cynthia Covey at the loss of her brother Paul Dean.

Star Anniversary:
Jeffrey L Brown 4-23-04 – 15 yrs
Roberta C Champagne 4-3-71 – 48 yrs
Donald D Clement 4-18-52 – 65 yrs*
Jacqueline J Cole 4-23-68- 51 yrs
Sandra M Libby 4-25-03- 16 yrs
C Wayne Libby 4-25-03 -16 yrs
Frederick W Pauling 4-26-85 – 34 yrs
Judy A Porter 4-25-03 – 16 yrs
Linda D Riggs 4-15-77 – 42 yrs
Jennifer A Taylor- Arnold 4-29-96- 23 yrs
Anthony F Zanichkowsky 4-22-11 – 8 yrs”

ESTARL Scholarship
The ESTARL Award is given to candidates who are seeking to continue their education in the religious field, either as a minister, lay person, director of church music, director of youth leadership, director of religious education or any other study related to religion. Remember, ESTARL recipients do not need to have Eastern Star or other Masonic Fraternal relations. This is a great way to show the world the great work that OES does! If anyone knows a minister or youth group leader who seeks to further their studies, please get an application for them. Due date for applications is June 1.

From your Secretary
Dues are due- and if you do not want to pay the conventional way (by check or cash)…..Members now have the option to pay dues by Paypal!.Simply go to our Pilgrim OES Website: Click on the Dues area at the top right. It will bring you to a drop down menu area to pay your Full dues amount (plus the minimal fee amount for Paypal usage). You can pay for 2019, and if you need to pay for previous years 2018 or 2017, you can pay those years also. VERY EASY!!

At our last meeting: We voted to support the Rainbow Grand Assembly Ad Program. We voted to support our Brethren who are participating in the “Over the Edge” fundraiser in June for the Learning Center in Nashua. We draped the altar in loving memory for Nancy JH Jackson PGM and Frederick Duncan PGP who recently passed away.

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:
4/4/19 Crescent chapter ov
4/7/19 Rainbow Sunday
4/8/19 Mizpah Eunice chapter ov
4/9/19 Ancient York -stated mtg
4/10/19 Puritan chapter ov
4/13/19 Ionic Ragged Mt Chapter ov
4/13/19 Play it Forward event- Alpine Grove- 6-10pm- Helpers be there for shifts 5:pm -8:15pm and 8pm – 11pm
4/14/19 Feast of the Pashal Lamb – Valley of Nashua observance-5pm
4/15/19 Sawhegenit Chapter OV
4/17/19 Rising Sun stated mtg
4/18/19 Nashua Rainbow and Pledge- 7pm
4/21/19 Easter
4/24/19 Kitchen Cleaning- 5pm-7pm
4/25-27/19 CT Grand Chapter
4/27/19 Mini Golf Tournament for Service Dogs fundraiser- Chucksters
5/2/19 Nashua Rainbow and Pledge mtg- 7pm
5/4/19 NH Quebec exchange at Josselyns cabins
5/5/19 Grand Conductress Formation meeting

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

From the East:
Here we are, April showers bring Spring flowers, and I can’t wait for the greenery to come out in all it’s glory.  Which reminds me of the Star Point Martha, who lost and was given back her brother Lazarus, A gift from Jesus who was able to bring to life this man . It was her Faith  in Him that helped her and it is my Hope and Faith that the ground will be green, flowers will emerge and all the trees will flow with their emerald green leaves.  Even the air will smell fresh.  How perfect, as we walk into the most Holy season of Easter.  Stephen and I wish for all of our members a sunny and 
warm Easter spent with family and friends.  Happy Easter!

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