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

August 2017 SPECIAL MTG

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Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the special meeting on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of initiation. Lady Officers must wear white gowns for initiation.

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 Brother Henry L Brown, PP who had surgery this past month, and Sister Joyce C. Brown, PM who continues to recuperate after recent falls. To Brother Frank H Fenner PGP who is home now after a long hospital stay

Congratulations: To Sister Doreen M Going whose daughter Madeline, a recent graduate of Nashua High School, was recently elected Grand Worthy Associate Advisor in NH IORG. To Sister Lisa K Hollis PM whose son Mitchell recently graduated from Lunenberg High School. To Sister Jean C Sudsbury PM who recently celebrated her birthday at 90 years young. Welcome to Brother Samuel A Varjabedian who was initiated at our June meeting. Congrats to Brother Larry D Gullett PGP on his Grand Representative appointment to Ohio.

Sympathy: To Sister Joan L Smith whose sister passed away recently. Our heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Richard I Poole PGP.

In Memoriam:
Brother Richard I Poole Sr. PGP
Born: 1/5/29
Initiated: 9-11-56 Royall #153- Medford Ma
Demitted: 9-16-71
Affiliated: 11-10-79 Pilgrim #55- Nashua NH

(also dual Member Richmond #463 Hephzibah GA at passing)
Passed: 7-10-17

Finance Committee Report- Recommendation of Dues: After careful consideration, the Finance Committee reported that the Dues structure for 2018 should remain the same. Our current dues /fees structure is as follows:
Pilgrim Chapter Dues $30.00
Grand Chapter Per Capita fee $7.00
Nashua Building Assessment fee $10.00
Total for dues/fees for 2018 $47.00

Cost of Petitioner for membership: $35; fee for Affiliation $10.

A reminder that 2017 Dues ($47) were due at the beginning of this year and we have several who still have not paid, and some now owing over two years. Reminder- names of those owing for over two years will be read for 90-day notice for possible suspension in September. Please contact your Secretary with a payment plan if needed.
Grand Chapter: Grand Chapter of NH will be held on August 18 and 19 at the Nashua Marriott. The Business meeting with Elections and all-important Legislation will be held Saturday morning. Your secretary has a copy of proposed Legislation and Registration information – please contact her if you are interested in receiving this information. Reminder dues cards are needed to check in at Registration for Grand Chapter.
Fisher Cats Baseball Fundraiser for NH Grand Chapter– to benefit the NH Food Banks- Saturday August 5 at 7pm. Tickets Cost $14 and are available from Cindy Roger PGM.
What happened at the last meeting: At our June meeting we initiated one new member and voted to donate to the DeMolay Ad campaign for Conclave. Brother Larry D Gullett PGP was given a Grand Representative appointment to Ohio. We recognized our Past Matrons and Past Patrons with a lovely tribute. Sister Jan Washburn is looking for craft items to sell at this years’ Grand Chapter. If you have craft items to donate please contact your secretary.

NH Majority Association Sponsors Ladies Night out:
On Thursday, August 10th at 6pm at the Derryfield Restaurant- 625 Mammoth Rd, Manchester. All Rainbow Majority members are welcome to attend this social get together- come attend and have drinks while reminiscing about time in Rainbow.

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. All are encouraged to join the Pledges at their Father / Daughter Dance on July 29th from 7 – 9pm at the Nashua Masonic Lodge.

7-29-17 Father / Daughter Dance – Nashua 7 -9pm
7-30-17 Lobster Shoot Out- Nashua- 1pm
8-4-17 Special meeting- Initiation – 7:30pm
8-6-17 Fisher Cats Game fundraiser- Manchester – 7pm
8-12-17 Rainbow Grand Officer Reception- Rochester- 1pm NH

Grand Chapter – Nashua Marriott Hotel Schedule:
8-17-17 Set up, rehearsals, photos- 9am-4pm PGM/P Past GM Banquet – 6pm
8-18-17 Marches, Opening Ritual, Introductions 8am-12 n
Dist. Guest Luncheon – 12 noon
Reports, Memorial service 2pm-4pm
Gr. Rep Banquet-6pm
Rainbow drill, Scholarships, Donations, Program
8-19-17 Reports, Business, Presentation, Awards, Elections
Lunch at 12 noon
Final reports Legislation Retiring 1:30pm
Bible ceremony, Installation 7pm-10pm

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

From the East:
We hope that you have been enjoying the warm summer months with family and friends. The long days and beautiful sunsets are something to be treasured as we look to enjoy each and every day! As we look forward to a busy August, we hope to see many of you at our special meeting in August and our Grand Chapter session! If anyone needs transportation to or from an event, please let us know so we can secure that for you! See you all very soon!

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