December 2011

Dear Sisters and Brothers: You are cordially
invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, December 23,
2011 at 7:30 pm, for the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting,
and transacting any business that may legally come before the
Chapter. Sister Officers may wear colored gowns.

“Helping the Cold and Needy” is our theme this month; please bring mittens,
hats, and/or scarves to be donated to those in need.

Under the direction of Sister Lisa J. M. Proulx, P.M., A.M.,
assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert
M. Porter,

November meeting,
we welcomed Sister Linda D. Riggs as an affiliated member
to our Chapter, and Brother John J. Shurman, II, W.P., P.P.,
Magdalene Chapter #28 OES, Maynard, MA, Grand Warder of MA, OES,
and Sister Jean S. Hart, Conductress of Magdalene who
brought bracelets that can be purchased for a donation that will
benefit a scholarship in memory of Sister Heidi J. Schmelzer,
After the meeting, the men of Pilgrim Chapter entertained
us with their own rendition of Jeopardy, OES Style and all had
a great time answering questions on History, Rules and Regulations,
NH Then and Now, and other great trivia! Thank you to all who
helped make the evening

not only fun, but informative!

Dues and Assessment: Some members still have not paid their dues for
2011. Please check to see if you have your dues card in your
wallet, and if not, send the fee into the Secretary as soon as
possible. Dues notices for 2012 went out with the November bulletin.
Dues this year is $30.00 per person and $10.00 for Special Assessment
for Temple Repair Fund. Please help the Chapter by paying in
a timely manner.

Need Help Getting to a Meeting? If at any time you would like to come to a meeting
and are unable to drive, or need help getting to and from the
Nashua Temple, please do not hesitate to contact the Worthy Matron,
Worthy Patron, or the Secretary and we will arrange for transportation
for you!

Pennies for the Pooches Needed: We are still collecting pennies for the Service
Dog Project for

Sister Lorraine E. Thompson, GGCCM , P.G.M. Please make sure
you bring your spare pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters to the
next meeting to deposit into our doggy bank banks for this worthy

NH Grand Chapter OES Scholarships: If you, or a relative, are interested in applying
for the

Educational Scholarship, and wish to be sponsored through our
Chapter, you must send a letter to the

Chapter Secretary no later than the February 2012 meeting date.
All letters requesting consideration

for this Scholarship will be read and voted on at our February
meeting. Only one applicant can be chosen from each Chapter.
Please contact the Secretary if you have any questions.

Nashua Assembly #9 I.O.R.G. and Pledge
& Sparkles
: Meetings are held
on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:00 pm. OES
and Masonic members are encouraged to attend ALL events. The
next meetings are December 15 and January 5. Installation will
be held on January 7 at 10:30 a.m. Please feel free to contact
Mrs. Deborah A. Wall, M.A. for more information regarding
any Rainbow events at (603) 494-9299. For Pledges and Sparkles,
please call Sister Sharon M. Jackson, P.M., Pledge Mother
at (603) 598-2682 or Sister Stacy M. Desrosiers, P.M.
at (603) 579-0519 if you know of a girl between 6-11 years old
(for Pledge) and 4-6 years old (for Sparkle) who would like to

Birthday/Anniversary Wishes! Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to all of
our Members celebrating Birthdays and Anniversaries in December

to Sister Joyce Brown, P.M., Grand Ruth, and Brother
Henry Brown, P.P.
, who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary
December 5!

Sickness and Distress: Get Well wishes continue to go out to Sister
Edith C. Holmes
who is currently in the Courville Rehab Center,
to Sister Jeannette L. Healey, P.M., who had recent surgery
at Lakes Regional Health Center, to Brother C. Wayne Libby,
who had recent surgery, to Sister Phyllis A. Lackie,
who has been under the weather, and to Sister Beverly F. Burleigh,
, who is at home. They would all enjoy calls, cards or
a visit. Please also check with the Sister Joan if you
have not signed up to visit some of our shut-ins and wish to
do so.

is extended to Sister Joan L. Smith, P.M., on the death
of her mother, to Brother Brian J, Smith, A.P., P.G.P., on
the loss of his mother-in-law and Sisters Tracey L. Thompson,
and Allison E. Smith on the loss of their grandmother;
to Sister Patti A. Fuller on the loss of her husband;
to Sister Shelley M. Gullett, P.G.M., on the death of
her brother; and we are also saddened by the loss of Theodore
J Rohr, P.G.P.
of NH Grand Chapter and sympathy is extended
to his family.

Rehearsals for new term: There will NOT be a rehearsal on December 18!
Please enjoy the time with your family. Please come and enjoy
the breakfast (8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.) and support the Pledge Girls.
An email will be coming out on new rehearsal dates.

Upcoming Events!

Dec.13 Ancient York #89 Stated Mtg
Dec.15 Nashua #9 Rainbow/Pledge Stated Mtg
Dec 18 Pledge Breakfast 8:30-10am
21Rising Sun #39- Stated Mtg
Dec. 25Merry
Jan. 1 Happy New Years Day!

Jan. 5 Nashua #9 Rainbow/Pledge Stated
Jan. 7 Nashua #9 Installation. 10:30am,
Jan. 10 Ancient York #89 Stated
Jan 15 Pledge Breakfast
15 Rehearsal after Pledge Breakfast for Pilgrim Chapter Officers
Jan.18 Rising Sun #39 Stated Mtg
21 Ancient York #89 Installation

The Northern Constellations Can-Am Weekend

will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester
New Hampshire on February 17, 18, and 19, 2012 This is a great
time for Sisters and Brothers from New England and Canada to
share friendships and ideas The event is being organized by Judith
L Rozzi P.G.M.,
who is General Chair; hotel reservations
are due to Jean Van Stelten, Grand Secretary by January
28, and reservations for meals is due to Deb Golondzowski,
by Feb 8. Please contact our Secretary for proper forms.

The real Essence of the
fraternal Spirit is to be ever mindful of the welfare of others,
to bring cheer and gladness into other lives. So let us put heart
and soul into every handclasp, greet each other as sisters and
brothers, and
enjoy life’s sunshine

From the East:
Brother Larry and I would like to thank everyone who brought
canned goods in October and unwrapped gifts in November to aid
those who needed food and the children who will be glad on Christmas
morning to have gifts to open! Merry Christmas and Joyous Holidays
to you all and a Very Happy New Year!

In Star Love and Hugs, .

Lisa F. Britko
c/o Robinson
11 Chatfield Drive
Nashua, NH 03063
Larry D. Gullett
PO Box 365 Nashua, NH 03062 (603)582-7233

Joan L. Smith P.M. Secretary
Cliff Road, Nashua, NH 03062

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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