Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, conferring of degrees, and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Lady officers may wear colored gowns.

Collation: Under the direction of Sister Nancy E. Brooks, PM, Associate Matron, assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr. PP.

Dues Notices: Enclosed you will find a dues notice personalized for each member. Please note that the dues and fees amount remain unchanged for this year. If you are a member for 50 years or more before 2009 your dues are remitted in full. If you are a 50 year member after 2009 you are asked to pay the per capita fee only (as voted by the Chapter membership in 2009.) This information is indicated on the Dues notice. Remitted member will find their dues cards enclosed for 2018.

We are in the process of setting up a Paypal account which some members find is an easier way to pay their dues. This option should be available by January.

Please note that on the back side of the notice is a sticker with your demographic information that has been entered into the new database. Please report back to me any incorrect information so that our records are accurate.

Sickness and Distress: Get well wishes to Cindy Covey, Priscilla Ricard, Bill Whitney, and Henry and Joyce Brown who have all been under the weather recently. To Shelley Gullett after her recent surgery and to Lois Taylor on her upcoming surgery.

Congratulations: Congrats to Samuel Varjabedian for receiving the Cross of Honor at the recent DeMolay event. Congrats to Miss Madeline Going, GWAA, daughter of our Sister Doreen Going, for receiving the Grand Cross of Color.

To Sister Marsha Gray and the family of Barbara Rooks PM on the passing of her mother, our beloved Sister.

In Memoriam:
Barbara A. Rooks P.M.
Born: Feb. 19, 1931
Initiated: November 1952
Affiliated: May 27, 2005
Died: November 26, 2017
A 65 year member

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

Happy Star Anniversary:
Kevin A Bailey 12-2-16 1 yr
Jennifer Bean 12-28-07 10 yrs
Donna L Betz 12-28-01 16 yr
Gail F Brown 12-18-92 25 yrs
Charlotte A Callahan 12-17-99 18 yr
John Callahan 12-17-99 18yrs
Susan Canupp 12-18-92 25yrs
Gerald K Classon 12-22-67 50 yrs
Lisa M Creeden 12-2-16 1 yr
Larry D Gullett 12-18-98 19 yr
Shelley M Gullett 12-18-98 19 yrs
David H Henry 12-18-98 19yrs
” “Lisa K Hollis 12-28-01 16 yrs
Mildred E Kirkwood 12-22-50 67 yrs
Pauline B Lawrence 12-22-50 67 yrs
Charleen B Lord 12-27-96 21 yrs
Victoria JH Markarian 12-28-12 5 yrs
Linda A Maynard 12-18-92 25yrs
Dorothy R Millman 12-17-54 63 yrs
Carolyn W Phinney 12-18-53 64 yrs
Elizabeth C Robinson 12-26-03 14yrs
Cathryn Tebbetts 12-2-16 1 yr
Michael J Tebbetts 12-2-16 1yr
Deborah A Wall 12-28-01 16yrs

Upcoming rehearsals:
Our Initiation has been moved to January 26, 2018 but we need to get a few practices to secure the best results. Our next rehearsal is: 12/17/17 Rehearsal directly after Pledge Breakfast- approx. 11am

What happened at the last meeting: At our November meeting we voted to submit the names of Joan Smith, Shelley Gullett, and Steve Bahsler for elected offices in Grand Chapter. decided to pursue a PayPal account for our dues payments, and formed a committee to investigate bank account to assist in this effort. We decided to donate the evening collection to the purpose of acquiring needed items for Anne Marie House, and did a collection in the Baby Bottle for the Babyless Baby Shower. We voted to accept the date of Jan 25, 2019 for an OV. We decided to do our Kitchen and Temple clean up on December 29- starting at 3pm and going through evening. We talked about having a vendor fair next year with proceeds to go toward our 100th anniversary celebration.

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 Lois Taylor, Mother Advisor, 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.

Important Dates:
December 6-WAKS #26 OV-in WARNER- at 7:30pm
December 7- Rainbow and Pledge mtg- 7pm
December 9- Nashua Fraternal Family Christmas Party- am
December 12- Ancient York -stated mtg
December 17- Pledge Breakfast with Santa-from 8-10am
December 20- Rising Sun -stated mtg
December 21- Nashua #9 Rainbow- Initiation meeting-7pm
December 25- Merry Christmas
December 29- Kitchen and Temple clean up by OES from 3pm -8pm
January 1- HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
January 6- SOI for OES 9am-2pm- Derry
January 6- Nashua Assembly -Installation- 2pm

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

From the East:
As we end this year let’s reflect on the memories we’ve created this year and let us look forward to the new year and what we can do for the Chapter and for ourselves.

Thank you for the collection to Anne Marie House at the last meeting, this will help make the holiday a bit warmer for a family at the House!

As this was a hit last year at our December meeting, 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!


As always, so that none shall be forgotten, please contact the Worthy Matron or Secretary as to any sad or glad tidings