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

February 2019 Bulletin

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the early stated meeting on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving petitions and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Sister Officers may wear colored gowns for the meeting. After the meeting there will be the traditional “Men’s Night” of entertainment per our Worthy Patron.

Collation: Under the direction of Sister Aimee K Busby, Associate Matron, assisted by the members of the Chapter.

Sickness and Distress: We keep in our thoughts and prayers Sisters Cynthia Covey, Lillian Calloway, Hope Mercer, Anne Senter PM, and June Sweeney, and our Brothers G Raymond Palmer, and Bill Whitney, as they go through their various health struggles. Speedy recovery wishes to Brother Kevin Bailey as he heals after his knee injury and Sister Tracey Thompson PM as she continues to recover after her recent back surgery.

Congratulations: Congrats to Sister Jennifer H Bean PM on her appointment as Grand Representative to Kansas in NH at our last meeting. Welcome to our newest member Sister Jennifer A. Pizzi who was initiated at our Visitation meeting last month. Congratulations to our fellow members of Ancient York #89 and Rising Sun #39 Lodges here in Nashua who were recently installed into offices for the ensuing year.

Sympathy: Our sympathy is extended to Sr. Shirley G. Nason on the passing of her daughter Diane.

Star Anniversary:

Nancy L Bettencourt  2-27-58  – 61 yrs

Nancy E Brooks 2-10-72  – 47 yrs

Aimee K Busby 2-20-15  – 4 yrs

Christopher J Busby 2-20-15    – 4yrs

B Judith Fenner 2-8-85  – 30 yrs

Phyllis A Lackie 2-22-85  – 30 yrs

Guy R Martineau 2-25-05  – 14 yrs

Shirley G Nason  2-27-98  – 21 yrs

Roland N Petersen 2-27-04  – 15 yrs

Allison E Smith Desjardins 2-27-04  – 15 yrs

Ashley E Steele-Conway 2-27-04  – 15yrs

Leslee E Steele 2-27-98  -21 yrs

Lisa E Strand 2-27-04  -15 yrs

William R Whitney 2-25-05  – 14 yrs

It’s Scholarship time:
A reminder that there are several Scholarships available through Grand Chapter for Eastern Star members and their family members. Our Chapter has the ability to nominate one person yearly to apply for the OES Educational Scholarship/Mabel Temple Newton Scholarship which is for furthering your education at a 4 year college or university system. 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 22nd meeting. The letters will be read at the meeting this month, then a vote to choose one candidate to sponsor will happen.

The Albert D Miner Scholarship is also available through the Scholarship Committee for OES members and their family. This Scholarship is for Vocational/Technical Educational Programs, and there is no limit to the number of members that can apply per Chapter.Several other Masonic scholarships are also available. Please contact your secretary if you need the list of Scholarships available.

From your Secretary
Dues are due- and if you do not want to pay the conventional way (by check or cash)…..Members now have the option to pay dues by Paypal!.Simply go to our Pilgrim OES Website: http://blog.pilgrimchapter-oes.org/ Click on the Dues area at the top right.
It will bring you to a drop down menu area to pay your Full dues amount (plus the minimal fee amount for Paypal usage). You can pay for 2019, and if you need to pay for previous years 2018 or 2017, you can pay those years also. VERY EASY!!

The 2019 Charity “Monkey Ball”
The Charity Ball takes place on Saturday March 30 at the Portsmouth Best Western. Tickets are on sale now available through Lisa Proulx PM (lisajproulx@gmail.com) – Meal and Dance = $50pp; Dance only = $20pp. Meal choice is Chicken and Steak Tip BBQ or Vegetable Lasagna. Room reservations go through hotel. If anyone would like their name listed in the Ball Program Ad please contact your Secretary- Sister Joan is taking $1 per name listing. She needs your name no later than MARCH 1, .2019.

At our last meeting: We had our Official Visitation and all of our Officers did a fabulous job exemplifying their ritual and floorwork! The sidelines were full with many friends to cheer on and welcome our new member into our Pilgrim Family We also donated several Huggable to the WGM Huggable project and were able to donate over $75 to the WGM project “Service Dogs”. New this year was a participation award that the WGP gives out to members that participate within the Chapter (rather than traveling outside) and MANY of our members received this for outstanding participation within the temple and within the Community! Some received their Travel pins as well for traveling to OES around the state. Sister Nancy decided to cancel the 100th Corned beef and Cabbage fundraiser which was going to be on March 10- we will look into doing a different fundraiser on a date less busy fraternally.

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:
2/12/19 Ancient York- stated mtg
2/13/19 Tilton Diner – Dinner fundraiser for Service Dogs
2/17/19 Pledge Breakfast- 8-10am
2/18/19 Presidents Day
2/20/19 Rising Sun- stated mtg
2/21/19 Rainbow/Pledge – state mtg
2/22-24/19 CAN-AM Event – Portsmouth
3/10/19 Legislative Review and Circus Stars mtg- Wolfeboro
Contact your secretary for more information on any of the above events.

From the East:
Dear Sisters and Brothers, Happy Valentine’s Day!  We just had a great OV with Sister Joan L. Smith serving as Deputy Grand Matron, and boy did she do a great job!
And our officers were fantastic!  So proud of them all. We had over 70 people attend.  Sister Jenn Bean was given a Grand Representative appointment to Kansas All of the officers received service pins and some of us got traveling pins.

We sure are well represented.  We also had a fun Bowl-A-Thon, This was done in conjunction with Grand Chapter, so many chapters throughout the state participated, too.  I attended Rising Sun Lodge’s Installation and sent warm greetings to our fellow brothers.  Now that the hard work is done, our meetings will be shorter, and MORE fun and social enjoyments. Please see what is planned in the near future, we would love to see you come. In the last 2 years we have initiated 5 members
and you should come and meet them. They are all enthusiastic and come to all the meetings.  Wishing you all the very best as we travel through some possible wintry weather.  Stay safe and warm my friends!

Nancy

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

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