Dear Sisters and Brothers:
You are cordially invited to attend the
stated meeting on Friday, December 18, 2009 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. We will be sharing our meeting night
with Salem Chapter. Please bring a $10 wrapped gift for a Yankee
Under the direction of Sister Lois A. Taylor, A.M., assisted
by Sisters Judy A. Porter and Jacqueline E Poisson and Brother
Norman J. Poisson.
Dues and Assessment: Enclosed with this Bulletin are Dues and Assessment
notices for 2010. At our Sept. 2009 meeting, upon the suggestion
of the Finance Committee, Chapter dues were increased yearly
to $22. That fee, plus the per capita fee due to be paid to Grand
Chapter, would make the total dues fee owed $27 by all members.
The Assessment is from the Masonic Building Association for the
Building Repair Fund and until further notice the Chapter will
be assessed a fee of $10 yearly for each dues paying member (excludes
members who have their dues remitted).
It was also voted that newly remitted/new
50-year members, would have their Chapter dues remitted ($22)
however, they would be asked to pay the Grand Chapter per capita
fee (presently $5) starting with 2010. All previous 50-year members
are grandfathered and do not need to pay the per capita fee.
Sickness and Distress: Sister Ruth Holmes, P.M., had surgery on her foot
and is home recuperating; Sister Elaine Strand was recently in
the hospital and could use cards and well wishes; Brother Robert
Norton, P.G.P., is inpatient at Concord Hospital awaiting surgery
and could use cards and well wishes; Sister Deb Wall will be
having knee surgery soon.
Shut in List: Included in this Bulletin is the updated shut in
list. Please send them cards and well wishes when you can. The
Worthy Matron will need assistance in visiting these Shut Ins
at Christmastime. Please contact her if you can help out!
Nashua Assembly #9 I.O.R.G.: Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays
of each month at 7 pm. OES members are encouraged to attend any
event. The next meetings are Dec. 10 at 6:30pm when the girls
are doing Initiation and Dec. 17 at 7pm. If you know a girl between
the ages of 11 and 20 who would like to join, please contact
Sister Lisa J.M. Proulx, P.M., Mother Advisor, at 603-673-2452.
Rainbow Pledge Group: The Pledge girls are actively looking for new
members! Please call Sisters Sharon M. Jackson, P.M., Pledge
Mom at 603-5982682 or Sister Stacy M. Desrosiers P.M. at 603-5790519
if you know of a girl between 6 and 11 years old who would like
to join. Our Sparkles -a group for girls age 4 to 6 years old
-also meet at that time.
OES Breakfast to benefit Pledge Girls: The next breakfast will be held on Sunday, December
20, 2009 from 7:30-10:30am. Cost is $7. Everyone is invited.
There will be a visit from Santa! All proceeds will go towards
the activities of the pledge girls.
The new edition of the 2009 Nashua Masonic Family Directory is
now available at bargain price of $3. It is also available on
CD at a cost of $2. Contact Sister Lisa J.M. Proulx, P.M., if
you would like one at 603-673-2452
Polo Shirts: Sister
Lois A. Taylor, A.M., is selling embroidered Polo Shirts with
the OES emblem and Pilgrim Chapter #55. The cost of these shirts
is $20. Please contact Sister Lois at 603-377-6877 if you are
interested in purchasing one.
Murder Mystery Dinner Night: Please put this on your calendar as we gear up
for our fundraiser to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Out own members of the Chapter will be performing in what will
become an interesting evening. The date is Friday, April 30 in
Nashua. More details to follow!
From the Secretary: New revised Ritual
Books will be printed soon with changes from General Grand Chapter
2009. If anyone is interested in purchasing a new ritual please
contact our Chapter Secretary as she will be putting an order
in for them by Dec. 15.
Dec 5 Rising Sun Holiday Party 2-4pm Dec 5 Orford
Official Visitation 2pm
Dec 6 Unity Party, Concord
NH, Bektash Shrine Temple 4-8pm
Dec 8 Ancient
Dec 10 Nashua Rainbow Meeting *Initiation
Dec 16 Rising Sun Meeting
17 Nashua Rainbow Meeting
Dec 18 Pilgrim Meeting
Dec 25 Christmas
Jan 1 New Years
Jan 2 Stayin’ Alive OES Fundraiser (Please
contact Sister Gail for Tickets)
Jan 10 Nashua
From the East:
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages
tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things
Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels Doorbells and
sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles Wild geese that fly with
the moon on their wings These are a few of my favorite things
Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes Snowflakes that
stay on my nose and eyelashes Silver white winters that melt
into springs These are a few of my favorite things
When the dog bites, When the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad
In Raggedy Ann & Andy Smiles,
With fraternal love,
Jennifer A Taylor, WM-elect,
Joan L. Smith P.M. Secretary
Jeffery L Brown,WGP,
16 Cliff Road, Nashua, NH 03062
JLSPMA@aol.comInternet – Pilgrim
Chapter’s website: http://www.Pilgrimchapter-oes.org
NH Grand Chapter
Website: http://geocities.com/nhoes/index.htmlIf 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