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

December 2008

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday,
December 26, 2008 at 7: 30pm, for the purpose of receiving petitions,
balloting, and transacting any business that may legally come
before the Chapter. Sister Officers may wear colored gowns to
the meeting.

Collation
Under the direction of Sister Jennifer A. Taylor, A.M., assisted
by Sister Jacqueline E. Poisson and Brother Norman J. Poisson.

Monthly Donations/ARK Service Project
This term we will be performing
Acts of Random Kindness and focusing on our Veterans, Animals,
and Children/Youth in our area. During the month of November,
we placed flags on Veterans graves and gave socks, gloves, hats,
and sweaters to different homeless shelters in the city.

For December, please bring an unwrapped
gift for any age child to give to the Children’s Home. They will
be taken over the Sunday after Christmas. In addition, if you
have any animal toys or blankets, the little doggies could use
a little joy and will be given to Foster Families to help with
their care.

Lastly, enclosed with this month bulletin is our Shut ins list. Please do send them cards when you can
and visit them if possible.

Dues and Assessment FACE=”Arial”>- The dues for 2009 will he $25; of that $5.00
is what is assessed each member by Grand Chapter and $2 goes
to operating expenses of the Chapter as suggested per our bylaws.

In addition to our annual dues,an explanatiun
of the new assessment is enclosed. This year, the Nashua Masonic
Temple has had rnajoor renovations, all of which were necessary
repairs due to safety issues. The bricks on the North and West
sides of the building were refaced and repaired, and a new heating
system was installed. However, the other two sides of the building
still need to be refaced and the roof requires attention and
repair.

The Masonic Building Association is establishing
a Building Repair Fund to finish repairs needed and have funds
available for future needs. Thus, the Nashua Masonic Lodges,
Nashua York Rite, Nashua Scottish Rite, and Pilgrim Chapter will
be assessed a fee of $10.00 per dues paying member (excluding
members that have their dues remitted). This money will be used
solely for the purpose of repairs to the Nashua Masonic Temple.
This fee will be assessed to Pilgrim Chapter each year until
further notice. It is hoped that once repairs are completed we
will no longer need to pay this assessment, however, until then
it is requested that every dues paying member help out on this
assessment bill coming up in March of 2009.

Our Nashua Masonic Temple is a beautiful
structure and a steadfast foundation for all of our Orders and
for the city of Nashua. Please help us to keep the heritage alive
and well! If you have any questions regarding this assessment,
please contact Sister Joan or Brother Brian Smith, Sister Pam
Williams (our OES Trustee Committee designate) or Brother Larry
Gullett (Chairmen of OES Finance (“ommittee).

Congratulations
– Congratulations to Sister Ellie Morrill PM. who was recently
named 1st Runner up and Ms. Congeniality in the Mrs. Senior
New Hampshire contest. Congrarulations are extended to Sister
Pamela G. Williams P.M. on the birth of her newest grandchild,
Joshua Luther Simpson, on November 17.

Sickness and Distress FACE=”Arial”> – Brother Joseph Clark, P.P. is not well and would
appreciate cards.

Nashua Assembly #91.O.R.G., Rainbow
Pledge and Sparkles
– The Rainbow
Girls, Pledge and Sparkles meet on the 1″ and 3aa Thursdays
of each month at 7:00 pm. OES members are encouraged to attend.
If you know a girl between ages 11-20 (Rainbow), 6-10 (Pledge)
and 4-6 (Sparkles) who would be interested in joining, please
contact Sister Lisa ProuLx, M.A. at 673-2452 or Sister Sherry
Jackson, Pledge Mom, at 598-2682.

Coming Events

December 21 OES Breakfast to benefit Pledge Girls 7:30-10:30am
Sparkle Installation program directly after cleanup

December 21 Old Fashioned Degree Team Meeting – 1:30 pm

December 18 Nashua Rainbow/Pledge/ Sparkle Stated Meeting

December 26 Pilgrim Chapter Stated Meeting

January 3 Exchange with Massachusetts and Vermont in Nashua Registration
and Rehearsal for Grand Officers – 11am Pork Roast Luncheon –
12:30pm Reservations can be made to Lisa Britko, Grand Marshal,
by ematling her at auntielisab@hotmail.com or calling 603-888-8533.
Deadline is December 29. Program at 1:30 pin (includes Initiation
of new members for Pilgrim Chapter)

January 11 Nashua I.O.RG. Installation 2pm

Directory
-The 2009 Nashua Masonic Family Directory will be available in
January. To sponsor an ad or change contact information, please
contact Sister Lisa Proula, PM. in December at lisa.proulx@analog.com.
The cost for the Director is 53.00.

From the East
When we give to others – of our time, resources, and friendship
– we are blessed beyond measure. God always sees to it that our
cup overflows when we stop to fill another’s cup first.

Somebody did a kindly deed;
CLEAR=”ALL”>Somebody proved a friend in need;
Somebody
sang a beautiful song
Somebody smiled the whole day lone

Somebody thought ‘Tis sweet to live
Somebody
said `7 m glad to give
Somebody fought a valiant
fight;
Somebody lived to shield the right.

Was that somebody you?May we all find that 2009 brings us peace,
joy, friendship, good health. Take time out and look for that
beautiful Eastern Star.

With much fraternal love,

Sharon M. Jackson,
Worthy Matron
18 Valhalla Drive,
Nashua,
NH 03062
603-598-2682jackson03062@hotmail.com
John W Jackson,
PP. Worthy Patron
18 Valhalla Drive,
Nashua,
NH 03062
603-598-2682jackson03062@hotmail.com

Joan L. Smith P.M. Secretary
CLEAR=”ALL”>16 Cliff Road, Nashua, NH 03062
603-888-0891
CLEAR=”ALL”>JLSPMA@aol.com
Internet – Pilgrim
Chapter’s website:
http://www.Pilgrimchapter-oes.org COLOR=”#0000ff” FACE=”Arial”>
NH Grand Chapter
Website: http://geocities.com/nhoes/index.html
If there is any
change in your address, please notify our Secretary so that she
May correct her records. So that none May be forgotten, please
notify the Worthy Matron or the Secretary or any glad or sad
tidings.

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