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

February 2020 Bulletin


Dear Sisters and Brothers:
You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving petitions and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter.

Collation: Collation will be under the direction of Sister Lisa F. Britko, PM, Associate Matron, assisted by the Sister Judy A Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr, PP.

Dues are due:
Dues notices were included in the December mailing by first class mail. If you are suffering from financial hardship and unable to pay dues -please contact your Sister Secretary so work out payment plan or solution. You can use PayPal to pay dues online http://blog.pilgrimchapter-oes.org/dues/ . NOTE: There is a convenience charge associated with online payment to cover the PayPal surcharge.
Name listing for the Charity Ball program ad is due to Sister Joan, Secretary. $1 per name listing. DUE March 1, 2020

As always please update your Secretary with changes to you address, phone number and email. Please advise family members to update the Secretary or Worthy Matron in times of illness or distress and consider returning Past Matron or Patrons jewels to the Chapter. We love and appreciate our Pilgrim Chapter history and like to hand down those jewels to our future Matrons and Patrons so that your legacy may continue.

Our 100th Anniversary!
Pilgrim Chapter was Instituted on December 17, 1920 and Constituted on October 28, 1921! We are planning a fantastic celebration of 100 years of service. Stay tuned for more info including upcoming dates and events. Contact Srs. Lisa Proulx or Joan Smith for more information.

Service Work:
We have a few opportunities of Service work coming up to help the Community:
Still collecting games and toys for patients at Shriners Hospital as well as lap quilts for patients, roughly 40×40 and in colors and themes geared more toward boys and teenagers
Are you a crafter? Looking for donations for the Grand Chapter craft table. Please contact Sister Jen Pizzi at teach1026@gmail.com

Suppers: We are in need of cooks/chairpersons for a few- and help for some others. Many hands make light work!
Contact Lisa and Shelley if you can assist (auntielisab@gmail.com or smg55oes@comcast.net )

Feb 17 (Mon) – 30 men – Nancy Brooks – chair
Feb 24 (Mon) – 30 men – Lisa Britko – chair
March 2 (Mon) – 30 men – Nancy Brooks – chair
March 17 (Tues)- 25 men- still need chair
March 23 (Mon)- 40 men- Shelley G – chair
March 30 (Mon)-?men- still need chair
April 13 (Mon)-30 men- still need chair

Thinking of You: Please keep Sisters Annie Rice, Jane DeCelle, Evelyn Dailey, Anne Senter PM, Lil Calloway, and Cynthia Covey in your thoughts and prayers as they go through their various health struggles.
Sympathy: Our condolences to Br Larry D. and Sr Shelley M. Gullett on the loss of Larry’s Brother.

Eastern Star opportunities:
On March 28th there is an OES Fun Table Exchange with VT in NH up at the All Saints Episcopal Dining Hall in Littleton NH. The cost is $20 and reservations go to Sharon Bush, PGM sgbush@live.com
OES Educational Scholarships- The OES Educational Scholarship, Albert D Miner Scholarship, and Mabel Temple Newton Scholarship have been combined – one application is used for all 3 scholarships. There is no longer any requirement for nomination per chapter, so several applications can be submitted from one Chapter. See chapter Secretary or NH OES website for eligibility requirements and applications. Due to the committee by June 1.
The ESTARL Award Scholarship is given to candidates who are seeking to continue their education in the religious field, either as a minister, lay person, director of church music, director of youth leadership, director of religious education or any other study related to religion. ESTARL recipients do not need to have Eastern Star or other Masonic Fraternal relations. If anyone knows a minister or youth group leader who seeks to further their studies, please get an application for them. Due date for applications is June 1
A Ball for the Ages, 2020 Charity Ball – April 4th at the Doubletree by Hilton, Nashua. Formal Attire or 1920’s inspired costumes. Tickets now on sale, contact Lisa Proulx PM (lisajproulx@gmail.com) – Meal and Dance = $50pp/ $100 per couple; Dance only (no meal)= $20pp. Meal deadline March 16th. Room reservations contact hotel directly.
Almost SOLD OUT! ‘Pirates of Tortuga Isle -Curse of the Dead Mans Chest’ Murder Mystery Dinner event is Saturday March 14th in Nashua. Cost is $30pp, $50 per couple. contact Jenny Taylor-Arnold PM Jennifer.taylor3@adp.com
Legislation Review March 22. If you have suggested changes to our Legislation for next year- get them to Sr Shelley Gullett PGP Gr Secy ASAP. Current electronic copy of the 2019 Const. Rules and Regs is now available! please contact Joan Smith WGM, Secy

Star Anniversary:

At our last meeting: In January we all donned our slippers and donated to money to the WM Project- Suicide Prevention. We voted to take out an Ad in the program Book for the Ball and Grand Chapter. Don’t forget to contact the Secretary if you want your name listed for $1. We also voted to sponsor a Hole at the Golf Tournament, and we voted to donate a raffle basket at Grand Chapter from our Chapter. Finally, we draped the Altar in honor of Sister Wanda J Hubbard PGM who passed away in January.

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 Jessica Kellar at 978-228-0059 if you know of a girl between 6 & 10 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:
Feb 11- Ancient York #89 mtg
Feb 11- PM/PP mtg – 6pm- The Arbor Restaurant – Nashua
Feb 14- Valentines Day
Feb 15- Grand Family Day at Mt Eustis -Littleton- 1:30pm
Feb 16- Pledge Breakfast 7:30am-10am Nashua
Feb 17- Sawhegenit OV-Bristol
Feb 19- Rising Sun #39 mtg
Feb 20- Nashua #9 mtg
Feb 20- James Farrington Pleiades OV- Rochester
Feb 21- Rainbow Coffee House Fundraiser- 6pm at Temple
Feb 28-March 1- CANAM- in Rockport Maine
Mar 5- Nashua #9
Mar 7- IORG School/Marketing day followed by Majority night
Mar 10- Ancient York #89
Mar 11- Puritan #29 OV
Mar 14- Murder Mystery Dinner- Nashua
Mar 15- Demolay Legion of Honor
Mar 18- Trinity OV
Mar 22- Legislation review- Goffstown- 2pm
Mar 28- Step into Spring NH VT Exchange- Littleton

From the East:

Embrace the spirit of Love that this month brings and share it with all you meet.

Aimee K Busby, WM
Brian J Smith, PGP, WP

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