Dear Sisters and Brothers:
You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, 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: Thank you to those who have paid their 2018 dues, per capita, and assessment thus far! If you missed the dues notice it was mailed in your December envelope. If you did not receive it or have questions please call your secretary.

Sickness and Distress: Sister Cindy Covey fell and fractured her foot/ankle, and is currently at Courville in Rehab. Sister Judi Foley had recent back surgery, and Sister Joan Smith PM had knee arthroscopy. Sister Shelley Gullett PGM is recovering from a bout of pneumonia. I am sure all could use cards and/or visits! The flu has been going around the New Hampshire area- so we hope everyone is using precautions to stay healthy and watching over loved ones sick and infirmed.

Congratulations: Congratulations and welcome to Sister Margaret B Lowrance who joined our Chapter last month. Congratulations to our fellow Brothers from Rising Sun #39 and Ancient York #89 on their recent Installation of Officers

Happy Star Anniversary:
Nancy L Bettencourt 2/27- 60 yrs
Nancy E Brooks 2/22- 45 yrs
Aimee K Busby 2/20- 3yrs
Christopher J Busby 2/20- 3yrs
Allison ES Desjardins 2/27- 14 yrs
Ashley ES Conway 2/27- 14yrs
B Judith Fenner 2/8- 33 yrs”
Frank H Fenner 2/8 – 33 yrs
Phyllis A Lackie 2/22- 33yrs
Guy R Martineau 2/25- 13 yrs
Shirley G Nason 2/27- 20 yrs
Roland N Petersen 2/27 – 14 yrs
Leslee E Steele 2/27- 20 yrs
Lisa E Strand 2/27- 14 yrs”

Upcoming rehearsals:
In preparation for Balloting and our Official Visitation -our next rehearsal is:
2-18-18 from 12:30-2pm

Our Official Visitation is coming up on March 23, 2018. Many more rehearsals will be scheduled for that important event soon by the Worthy Matron.

What happened at the last meeting: Besides having a wonderful initiatory degree, we voted to place an advertisement in the Eastern Star Ball program Book. We draped our Altar in memory of two fallen links in our chain.

Scholarships available:
An OES Education Scholarship through Grand Chapter is available for Eastern Star members and their family members. Our Chapter has the ability to nominate one person yearly to apply for this scholarship. New this year- only 4 Scholarships will be issued this year from this committee. If you or a member of your family is interested in being considered to be sponsored by our chapter you must submit a letter to the chapter secretary no later than February 23rd meeting. The letters will be read at that meeting, then a vote to choose one candidate to sponsor will happen.

Several other Eastern Star and Masonic scholarships are also available. Please contact your secretary if you need the list of Scholarships available.

OES Ad Booklet: Last chance to get your name in the OES Ad booklet names of which are listed in both the Charity Ball AND in the Grand Chapter program booklet. If you wish to have your name listed for just $1.00 contact your Secretary NO LATER than February 23rd.

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:
February 13- Ancient York- stated
February 13- PM/PP meeting-6pm at Valentinos Restaurant, Hudson
February 15- Nashua/Pledge- stated
February 17- Murder Mystery Theatre- tickets available from cast members and Grand Officers
February 21- Trinity OV- Hampton
February 21- Rising Sun- stated
February 23- Pilgrim- stated
March 4- Traveling Stars- Nashua
March 6- Ruth OV- Manchester
March 10- Sawhegenit OV
March 10- CVMM OV
March 11- Grand Rep- Progressive Dinner
March 17- Mass/RI/NH Exchange in W. Medway Ma
March 18- NH DeMolay Legion of Honor
March 20- WAUF OV- Wolfeboro
March 23- Pilgrim OV

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

From the East:

Big welcome to our newest Sister Margaret Lowrance!! With the prediction of another 6 weeks of winter this year let us unite in staying warm with our loved ones. Our meetings are always warm and light hearted too.

This month I would like to challenge each member to bring in an item for the Anne-Marie House. This month we’ll be focusing on bringing paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, napkins and storage bags – both gallon and sandwich). When you’re doing grocery shopping just picking up an extra roll can go a long way. I will have the basket out for you to drop your item off in the East at the meeting! Let’s get it filled!!

I would also encourage you to go and follow Anne-Marie House on facebook (if you are that tech savvy) and see the updates that they post!


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