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

January 2011

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm, for the purpose of initiating, receiving petitions, balloting, and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Sister Officers shall wear white gowns for initiatory degree this evening.

Collation – Under the direction of Sister Lisa K.
Britko, P.M., A.M., assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother
Robert M. Porter, Jr.

Congratulations to Brother Kevin J. Carter, Worshipful
Master-Elect of Ancient York Lodge; Brother Robert M. Porter,
Jr., Worshipful Master-Elect for Rising Sun Lodge, and to all
our Brothers who will be going into new offices in their Lodges
this coming month.

Sickness and Distress: Sister Janet C. Fimbel suffered
a stroke and is currently in a Rehab facility; Sister Frances
M. Pollock had a fall recently but is on the mend; Please keep
Sisters Edna E.Dooley and Valerie L.Sonner in your prayers; Sister
Joann Vickery Lister is undergoing Cancer treatment; and Brothers
Frederick Duncan, P.G.P., and Norman J. Poisson are recovering
from recent surgeries.

Sympathy is extended to Sister Pamela G. Williams on the
loss of her mother Margaret; to Sister Janet Fimbel on loss of
her sister, our Sister Bette Gove; and to Sister Margaret A.
Clarke, Worthy Grand Esther, and to the entire General Grand
Chapter family, at the loss of her husband, Brother Frederick
W. Clarke, Most Worthy Grand Patron of the General Grand Chapter,
Order of the Eastern Star.

In Memoriam

Bette L. Gove

Born: May 21,1928

Initiated: June 18, 1966

Died: December 12, 2010

A 44-year Member

Nashua Assembly #9 I.O.R.G.: Meetings are held on the
first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:00 pm. OES members
are encouraged to attend any event. They will be having Installation
of Officers on January 8 at 10am. The next meetings are January
20 and February 3. Nashua Rainbow Girls are always looking for
new members. Contact Sister Lisa F. Britko, P.M., Mother Advisor
for more information at (603)888-8533.

Rainbow Pledge Group: The pledge girls are actively looking
for new members! Please call Sisters Sharon M. Jackson, P.M.,
Pledge Mom, at (603)598-2682 or Sister Stacy M. Desrosiers, P.M.,
at (603)579-0519 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. The next Pledge breakfast
is January 16, 2011, from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

NH Grand Chapter OES Scholarships: If you, or a relative, are interested in applying
for the Educational Scholarship, and wish to be sponsored through
our Chapter, you must send a letter to the Chaptaer Secretary
no later than the February 2011 meeting date. All letters requesting
consideration for this Scholarship will be read and voted on
at our February meeting. Only one applicant can be chosen from
each Chapter. Please contact the Secretary if you have any questions.

Masonic Home: Now Evergreen Place: Evergreen Place is
now actively looking for volunteers to help at the Manchester
facility. They need people to assist as greeters/receptionist
in 4-hour shifts; people to assist in various activities through
the week; help with resident transportation; and minor repair/reconstruction
jobs around the facility. Please contact Sister Joan L. Smith,
P.M., Volunteer Coordinator, Evergreen Place, for more information
about how you can make a difference, at (603)888-0891 or JLSPMA@aol.com.

Pennies for the Pooches: At our last meeting we were introduced
to two fundraisers: ‘Coins for a Cause’ is a Dalmatian
bank where we will be collecting coins for Diabetes, Brother
John W Jackson, W.G.P., special charity project; and we will
also be collecting pennies for the Service Dog Project for Sister
Lorraine E Thompson GGCCM , P.G.M. Please make sure you bring
your spare pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters to the next meeting
to deposit into these two banks for worthy causes.

Directory: The new edition of the 2011 Nashua Masonic
Family Directory will soon be available at bargain price of $3.00.
It is also available on CD at a cost of $2.00. Contact Sister
Lisa J.M. Proulx, P.M. if you would like one at (603)320-6976.

Polo Shirts: Sister Lois A. Taylor, W.M., is selling embroidered
Polo Shirts with the OES emblem and Pilgrim Chapter #55. The
cost of these shirts is $20.00. Please contact Sister Lois at
(603)377-6877 if you are interested in purchasing one.

Comedy Night at Kings Court in Hudson NH: Enjoy this fun
filled evening- with great food and much laughter, The cost is
$35.00pp, or a table of 10 for $300.00- benefiting the WGM/WGP/GM
charity this year. Please contact Sister Shelley M. Gullett,
W.G.M., at (603)533-9028 or smg55oes@comcast.net or Brother John
W. Jackson, W.G.P., at (603) 598-2682 or jackson03062@hotmail.com
for tickets.

Important Dates:

**Included in Important Dates are Supper Dates that we could
use some help on! Please contact Sister Shelley Gullett or Sister
Lisa F. Britko to help in the kitchen or serve!**

Jan. 15 VIP Day – Peabody Mt. Washington #35, Tilton NH -10am
Jan. 15 Ancient York Lodge Installation, Nashua. 2pm
Jan 15 Ancient York Dinner. Need 2 people**
Jan. 16 Initiation Rehearsal at 12:00pm.
Jan 17 Scottish Rite Kick off – Boiled Dinner for 72 Need servers**
Jan. 19 Rising Sun – Stated mtg
Jan. 20 James Farrington-Pleiades #7, Rochester. 7:30pm
Jan. 20 Nashua Rainbow- Stated mtg
Jan. 22 Rising Sun Lodge Installation, Nashua. 2pm
Jan. 23 Initiation Rehearsal, Time TBD
Jan. 26 Master Mason for Rising Sun Dinner.
Jan. 31 Spaghetti Dinner for 24. **
Feb. 3 Nashua Rainbow – Stated mtg
Feb. 5 Comedy Night, Kings Court, Hudson NH
Feb. 6 Grand Family Breakfast to benefit the Service Dog Project. Derry Masonic Temple 9-11am
Feb. 7 Pork Dinner for 35**
Feb. 21 Beans Dinner for 24**
Feb. 25-27 Can-Am Weekend, Ottawa, Ontario
Mar. 7 Burgers Dinner for 25**
Mar. 15 Boiled Dinner for 30**
Mar. 21 Beans Dinner for 25**
Mar. 28 TBD for 20**
Mar. 29 Beef Dinner for 35**
Mar. 30 TBD for 20**

From the East:
Your Merry Christmas may depend on what others do for you. But
your Happy New Year depends on what you do for others.

Glory to God in highest heaven,Who unto man His Son hath given;While
angels sing with tender mirth,A glad new year to all the earth

In Cheese smiles and Scottish kilts,
Lois A. Taylor W.M. and Robert L. Bean III, W.P.

Lois A. Taylor,
W.M.
7 Longwood Lane
Merrimack,
NH 03054
603-377-6877
Taylor5975@gmail.com
Robert S. Bean,
III, W.P.
22A Arlene Drive
Pelham,
NH 03076
603-770-6886
rs.bean3@comcast.net

>Joan L. Smith P.M. Secretary
16
Cliff Road, Nashua, NH 03062
603-888-0891
JLSPMA@aol.com

Internet – Pilgrim Chapter’s
website: http://www.Pilgrimchapter-oes.org
NH Grand Chapter
Website: http://geocities.com/nhoes/index.html

If there is any change
in your address, please notify our Secretary so that she May
correct her records. So that none May be forgotten, please notify
the Worthy Matron

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