Dear Sisters and Brothers:
You are cordially invited to attend the following stated meeting(s) for the purpose of transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter on Zoom under the Suspension of the Constitution in the State of NH. Contact the Worthy Matron or the Secretary for the Zoom link!
Friday, February 26, 2021 at 7:30 pm, regular stated meeting. (Zoom)
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 7:30 pm, regular stated meeting. (Potentially Zoom)
Collation –Cheerful Companionship and Social Enjoyment as soon as we can resume in person meetings and serve food will be under the direction of Sister Tatiana Fowler, A.M., assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr. P.P.
Rehearsals for new term- Will be scheduled when will be able to resume our in-person meetings. In the meantime, Officers, study, study, study! 😊
Thinking of You:
Get Well wishes to Sister Pamela G Williams, PM, who is recovering from hip surgery in January. Sister Jennifer Pizzi has been having issues with a persistent kidney infection and could use prayers. Sympathy is extended Sister Jenny Taylor Arnold, PM on the loss of her father. Best wish to Sr. Jane DeCelle on her upcoming hip surgery March 1.
Ursula B Classon- born 8-12-33, initiated 11-7-52, affiliated 12-22-67, passed 1-13-21- a 68 year member
To those members of Rising Sun Lodge #39 who were installed into offices: Rich Johnston, Wors. Master, Larry Gullett, Secy, Brian Smith, Asst Secy, Kevin Bailey, Treas., Steve Bahsler, Asst Treas., Jay Taylor, Sr.Deacon, Mike Tebbetts, Jr. Deacon, Trustee, Robert Bianchi, Historian; and to those Ancient York Lodge #89 taking on another year in their stations: Mike Henry, Jr. Warden, Trustee, Steve Bahsler, Treas., Chris Busby, Secy, Stephen Stock, Asst Secy, Chris Fowler, Jr. Deacon, Andy Lane, Sr. Steward;
Update on 100th Activities!
Our 100th Committee continues to plan activities as we celebrate our 100th Birthday. We have decided that our celebration of our Institution will continue, due to COVID, starting with our Constitutional achievement in October 2021 and historically observing the decades that make Pilgrim Chapter what it is today!
January-February 2021- On-line Flower Bulb Fundraiser- planting bulbs in the spring to renew our growth in membership and forever remind us of the beautiful lessons taught in our Order- at http://groups.dutchmillbulbs.com/shop/?affiliates=pilgrimchapter55oes
February-May 2021- On-line Baby photo fundraiser- a fun way to raise money as we Celebrate the birth of our Chapter- by submitting your baby photo and having members guess who’s who! Send your pictures and fee to Lisa Britko WM- see flyer for details. LET’S HAVE SOME BIRTHDAY FUN!!!
6-26-21-Pilgrim Players- presenting the long-awaited Pirates of Tortuga Isle- contact Sister Jenny Taylor-Arnold PM for more information (email@example.com)
7-31-21- Old Fashioned Degree- planning in process- contact Sister Shelley Gullett, PGM, Gr Secy for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org) or if interested in assisting.
TBA – The Pink Ladies Degree and a Fashion Show is still in the works. Stay tuned for later this year past Covid restrictions
10-17-21- Save the date for the start of our 100th anniversary Grand Celebration!!!!!!!
It’s time now to have those high school seniors and college/trade school students apply for scholarships. The Eastern Star Scholarship applications and rules are now online at the www.nheasternstar.org website. If you have questions please contact your secretary.
Feb 18th-Nashua IORG Regular Stated Meeting 7 pm via Zoom
Feb 26th-Pilgrim Chapter Regular Stated Meeting 7:30 pm, via Zoom
Feb 28th-Dream Builder’s Group Zoom Meeting-contact Maria Becker or Aimee Busby for Zoom link
March 4th-Nashua IORG Regular Stated Meeting 7 pm status TBD
March 6th-Legislative Review Zoom Meeting-contact secretary for more information
March 9th – Ancient York – stated mtg
March 17th – Rising Sun – stated mtg
March 18th-Nashua IORG Regular Stated Meeting-status TBD
March 26-Pilgrim Chapter Regular Stated Meeting 7:30 pm Status TBD
Jessica Alexander- 3-24-06 Nancy Bettencourt- 2-27-58 Robert Bianchi- 3-26-93 Karen Bianchi – 3-26-93
Nancy Brooks- 2-10-72 Chris Busby – 2-20-15 Aimee Busby- 2-20-15 Mae Cable – 3-20-59
Lil Calloway – 3-1-76 Bonnie Carbary – 3-25-94 Ashley Conway- 2-27-04 Jane DeCelle- 3-25-64
Allie Desjardins- 2-27-04 Tammy Dozois- 3-23-18 Judy Fenner- 2-8-85 Louise Flint- 3-26-99
Patti Fuller- 3-23-79 Mike Henry- 3-23-07 Rich Johnston – 3-28-03 Phyllis Lackie 2-22-85
Mark Marden- 3-24- 61 Shirley Nason – 2-27-98 Roland Petersen- 2-27-04 Janis Phelps- 3-20-79
Julia Pitarys- 3-25-77 Bob Porter- 3-28-03 Lisa Proulx- 3-27-92 Nikia Davis- 3-26-10
Heidi Roy- 3-27-09 Brian Smith – 3-26-93 Leslee Steele- 2-27-98 Elaine Strand- 3-23-01
Lisa Strand- 2-27-04 Jay Taylor – 3-27-09 Lois Taylor- 3-22-02 Amanda White- 2-3-18
Sue Whitney- 3-24-67 Pam Williams- 3-13-82
Nashua Assembly #9 I.O.R.G. and Pledge & Sparkles:
Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:00 pm. OES and Masonic members are encouraged to attend ALL events. The next meetings will be via Zoom in February but we hope to meet in person on March 4th and March 18th. The ladies hope to be able to gather in person on February 20 for their Installation, under COVID guidelines. Do key into our Facebook page for information regarding our special Zoom educational series- open to everyone- on several interesting topics.
Please feel free to contact Sister Aimee Busby, M.A. for more information regarding any Rainbow events at (603) 320-9486.
For Pledges and Sparkles, please call Tatiana Fowler, Pledge Mother at (603) 809-8357, if you know of a girl between 6-11 years old (for Pledge) and 4-6 years old (for Sparkle) who would like to join. Our Cookie baking event online was very successful. Plans are in the works for more online event soon! Stay tuned.
From the SouthEast:
Our Worthy Matron and Patron are doing a fantastic job keeping our membership motivated through online meetings and are always at the ready to render help to all our Sisters and Brothers while we are absent… one from the other. Our Chapter and Grand Chapter are beginning to awake again after the slumber Covid has incurred on us. Soon we will hopefully be meeting again in person and continuing with charitable work, and cheerful companionship and social enjoyment. Plans for Grand Chapter are starting to move along for events in Summer and Grand Chapter in August of 2021. But until then if there is anything that any members need please do not hesitate to contact us for help and or assistance.
For all those members who are interested the Grandview database is up and running and your member site (portal) is available to view more information on upcoming events, activities, as well as your own personal Eastern Star record. Your member portal entry link is listed below- and your member number is listed on your dues card. If you need help accessing please contact Sister Shelley Gullett, PGM, Grand Secretary or your chapter secretary.
In Star Love and Hugs,
Lisa F. Britko, WM And Samuel A. Varjabedian, WP