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

December 2015 Bulletin

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December 2015

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. I would ask that all Officers wear your favorite Holiday attire.

Collation – Under the direction of Sister Stacy M. Desrosiers, Associate Matron, PM, assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter, QS, and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr., PP.

White Dove Family: Dear members – we are looking for your generosity this Christmas season. We are looking for volunteers to donate to the following family, below is their wish list:

Mother and Father – gift cards, personal care items, gloves, hats, scarves, towels and toiletries. Grocery store of choice is Market Basket.
Girl – Broklyn – age 11 – clothes (skinny jeans size 12 in girls, leggings size 12 in girls, socks for shoes size 6); zippy blanket, hair stuff, board games, Walmart gift certificate.
Girl – Tatjanna – age 9 – clothes (pants –size 10 girls, shirts, size 8 girls, bootcut jeans size 10 girls); Littlest Pet Shop, zippy blanket, Unicorn stuffed night light, age appropriate books.
Girl – Asia – age 8 – clothes (needs everything – pants size 8, shirts size 7/9); other items – hair things, Disney DVDs, books, zippy blanket.

We would like the items wrapped and marked with the name and code number, our family is White Dove #19. Please bring these items to our December 18th 2015 meeting and please let the Worthy Matron know what you are bringing by December 17th .

Congratulations: To Sister B Judith Fenner, PGM, on her reappointment at General Grand Chapter as Deputy to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sickness and Distress: Keep the following in your prayers- Brothers Bill Whitney and John Senter, Sisters Jeannette Healey and Anne Senter. Speedy recovery to Judy Trest who is recuperating from recent foot surgery. Please keep Sister Sue Douglas who had a recent accident and is currently in the hospital, in your thoughts and prayers – she could use good cheer cards: 210-4 Brook Village Rd Nashua NH 03062

Sympathy: Extended to the family and friends of Sister Robbin R Grill, PGM who passed away recently. Also to Sister Jackie Cole whose husband, Bruce, passed away this week. Sister Jackie Cole’s husband, Bruce, has passed. When I get more information on any services will let you know, however cards of Sympathy can be sent to her at 7 Red Deer Rd Londonderry NH 03053. Update with the services for Bruce Cole (Jackie’s husband): There are no calling hours. There will be a memorial service on Sunday, December 13th, at 2pm at the First Baptist Church, 236 Central St Hudson NH. In lieu of flowers – contributions can be made to Toys for Tots Foundation or your local Animal Shelter. Peabody Funeral Home in Londonderry is in charge of arrangements and his complete obituary is available on their website.

Happy Star Anniversary:
Jennifer Bean 12-28-07 8 yrs
Donna Betz 12-28-01 14 yrs
Gail Brown 12-18-92 23 yrs
Charlotte Callahan 12-17-99 16 yrs
John Callahan 12-17-99 16 yrs
Gerald Classon 12-22-67 48 yrs
Rosa Fowler 12-28-12 3 yrs
Larry Gullett 12-18-98 17 yrs
Shelley Gullett 12-18-98 17 yrs
Dave Henry 12-18-98 17 yrs
Lisa Hollis 12-28-01 14yrs
Mildred Kirkwood 12-22-50 65 yrs
Pauline Lawrence 12-22-50 65 yrs
Charleen Lord 12-27-96 19 yrs
Victoria Markarian 12-28-12 3 yrs
Linda Maynard 12-28-92 23 yrs
Dorothy Millman 12-17-54 61 yrs
Carolyn Phinney 12-18-53 62 yrs
Elizabeth Robinson 12-26-03 2 yrs
Deborah Wall 12-28-01 14 yrs

What happened at the last meeting: Last meeting we participated in the Santa Fund, we were able to collect monetary donations in the amount of $120.00 that will be sent to the Nashua Telegraph to assist with this long standing project. Thank you to all who donated funds. We also draped the Altar in loving memory of members passed.

Nashua Assembly #9 I.O.R.G.:
The Rainbow Girls are actively looking for new members, as well as Majority members which they can emulate. If you know of a girl age 11-20 years old who could benefit from the lessons taught therein, please call Sister Stacy Desrosiers, Mother Advisor, at 603-759-3221. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:00 pm. OES members are encouraged to attend any event. Please be sure to bring in your non-perishable food items for the boxes in the anteroom to help with their collection for the Food Banks- they are particularly looking for canned vegetables, stuffing, gravy, instant mashed potatoes, and assorted dessert mixes.

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:
12/8/15 Ancient York stated meting
12/9/15 Rising Sun Visitation meeting
12/13/15 Unity Party (Concord)
12/16/15 Rising Sun stated meeting
12/17/15 Nashua #9 – stated meeting with initiation
12/18/15 Pilgrim OES meeting is on third Friday due to fourth Friday being Christmas
12/25/15 Merry Christmas
1/1/16 Happy New Year!
1/7/16 Nashua #9 stated meeting
1/9/16 Pens/Quills meeting in Penacook, work with forms & financials – 10am, pot luck at noon.
1/12/16 Ancient York stated meeting
1/16/16 Safety Training class (free) – 10-12 noon – Bektash Shrine Center
1/20/16 Rising Sun stated meeting
1/22/16 Pilgrim Stated Meeting
1/23/16 OES School of Instruction- Tilton

From the East:

Dear Sisters and Brothers, This year, we have decided to “Give it Back” to our communities. This month we are assisting with the White Dove project through a local Church. Please see the list above and open your hearts and wallets to assist those in need. We need to deliver the gifts on the 19th. Again, please let the Worthy Matron know what you will be donating, and if you need an item picked up.

Finally, both Brother John and I would love to see you at our December meeting to enjoy the festive holiday season with you. Should anyone need a ride to the meeting, please feel free to contact the Worthy Matron and she will do her utmost to see that you are picked up and driven home.

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