Sisters and Brothers:
screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-12-39-52-pmYou are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, December 23, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Officers may wear colored gowns.

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 Sister Elaine Strand, and Brother Richard I Poole, Sr, after recent illnesses, Brother Larry Gullett who had a brief hospital stay, and to Sister Pamela G Williams, PM after recent surgery.

Congratulations: Congratulations to our newest members: Michael Tebbetts, Cathryn Tebbetts, Kevin Bailey, and Lisa Creeden. Congrats to Br.Larry and Sr. Shelley Gullett on the arrival of their great grandchild, and to Brother Michael Arnold on his completion of his AEMT training.

Happy Star Anniversary:
Jennifer H Bean 12/28 – 9yrs
Donna L Betz 12/28 – 15 yrs
Gail F Brown 12/18 – 24 yrs
Charlotte Callahan 12/17 – 17yrs
John Callahan 12/17 – 17 yrs
Gerald Classon 12/22- 49 yrs
Rosa Fowler 12/28 – 4yrs
Larry Gullett 12/18 -18 yrs
Shelley Gullett 12/18 – 18yrs
David Henry 12/18 – 18 yrs
Lisa Hollis 12/28 – 15 yrs
Mildred Kirkwood 12/22 – 66 yrs
Pauline Lawrence 12/22 – 66 yrs
Charleen Lord 12/27 – 20 yrs
Victoria Markarian 12/28 – 4yrs
Linda Maynard 12/18 – 24 yrs
Dorothy Millman 12/17 – 64 yrs
Carolyn Phinney 12/18 – 63 yrs
Elizabeth Robinson 12/26 – 13 yrs
Deborah Wall 12/28 – 15yrs

What happened at the last meeting: At our November meeting we installed one more officer. A message from Grand Chapter regarding the new Legacy Planning program was read. We discussed our plans for the White Dove program. On December 2nd, we held a special meeting to initiate four new members! After this special meeting we wrapped gifts for our White Dove family and signed cards for our shut in, partial shut in, and longevity members.

Eastern Star Scholarships: It is time once again to decide on our Chapter nomination for an Educational Scholarship through Grand Chapter. If you or a family member are interested in being considered for this Scholarship please send a letter to request consideration to your secretary. The Chapter will vote on the nominee at the February 2017 meeting.

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 Stacy Desrosiers, Mother Advisor, at 603-759-3221, or Sister Lois Taylor, AMA, 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. The next Pledge Breakfast will be held on Sunday, December 18th at 7:30 – 10am.

Important Dates:
12/7/16 WAKS #26 – Claremont OV
12/11/16 Nashua Fraternal Bodies Holiday Party 8 – 11am
12/13/16 Ancient York #89- stated
12/15/16 Nashua #9 Rainbow/Pledge – 7pm
12/18/16 Pledge Breakfast- 8-10am (Santa visiting)
12/18/16 Rainbow Grand Officers Day- Milford – 1pm
12/21/16 Rising Sun #39- stated
12/25/16 Merry Christmas
1/1/17 Happy New Year
1/5/17 Nashua #9 Rainbow/Pledge – 7pm – Rainbow OV
1/7/17 OES School of Instruction- Rochester

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

From the East:
Thank you to everyone who joined with us at our initiation to welcome in four new members. We hope to see our new members take active roles in the Chapter and enjoy the true meaning of fellowship with your sisters and brothers! Thank you also to everyone who donated gifts to our needy family. I am sure they will be truly appreciated on Christmas morning!

As our December meeting is just before Christmas, all are encouraged to bring a dozen (or two!) cookies or sweets to swap with your sisters and brothers. We will have this opportunity to pause for a moment in our busy schedules to enjoy the season! (and have cookies for Santa when you arrive home!)

May you all look to the Star in the East to guide you along your journey just as the Three Wise Men did ages ago… so that may we also follow His Star and learn the true meaning of this holiday season. Merry Christmas and God bless!