January 2013

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, January 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm, for the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Sister Officers may wear colored gowns.

Official Visitation of Pilgrim Chapter #55 will be Friday, February 22, 2013. We will have Officer rehearsals on Feb. 10 and Feb. 17, both at 6pm. All Officers should make every attempt to be present.

We are now collecting new stuffed animal Huggables. Please drop off these stuffed animals at a meeting, or call your Secretary or Worthy Matron if you have Huggables to be picked up.

Collation – Under the direction of Sister Tracey L. Thompson, A.M., assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr., P.P.

Yankee Swap: The Yankee Swap planned for our December meeting has been rescheduled during collation after our January meeting. If you would like to participate, please bring a wrapped item no more than $10.00. Everyone is invited to participate.

Congratulations and welcome to Sisters Rosa M. Fowler, Brother Paul M. Haskell, Sr., Sister Elizabeth Z.Haskell, and Sister Victoria J.H. Markarian who were initiated at our last meeting.; to the following who were announced as Grand Representatives at our December meeting: Brother Robert S. Bean, III,PP – Delaware; Sister Julie I. Marciello – Saskatchewan; Sister Jackie Poisson – New Mexico; and Sister Jennifer A. Taylor-Arnold, PM – Australia. Best wishes for a wonderful time corresponding with your new counterparts!

Sickness and Distress: Brother Herb Hutchinson, PP had knee surgery on Dec 10 and is in rehab at Greenbriar Health Terrace and would love visitors; Sisters Annie L.K. Rice, Elsie Durkee and Betty Andrews, and Brothers Jack Caynan and Richard I Poole Jr.,PGP, all who are having some health problems and could use cards of good cheer; continued get well wishes go out to Bro. David C. Thompson PGP, Gr. Treasurer Emeritus, and to Sisters Tracey L. Thompson, Pamela G. Williams, PM, Jacqueline B. Marden, PM, and Cynthia B Covey, all of which had recent surgeries and are in varying degrees of healing.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Sister Barbara L. Rollett who passed away Christmas Day; and to Sisters Phyllis A. Lackie, PM and Nikia A. Quesnel on the loss of their Sister and Great-Aunt respectively.

In Memoriam
Louise L. Dixon
Born: May 14, 1929
Initiated: October 31, 1958
Died: October 17, 2012
A member for 54 years

Barbara L. Rollett
Born: January 31, 1925
Initiated: February 7, 1966
Died: December 25, 2012
A member for 46 years

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. ~Author Unknown

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 are Jan 17 and Feb. 7. Installation of Officers will be Saturday, Jan 5 at 4pm. Miss Madeline Going is Worthy Advisor-elect. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Deborah A. Wall, M.A. for more information regarding any Rainbow events at (603) 494-9299.

For Pledges and Sparkles, please call Sister Sharon M. Jackson, P.M., Pledge Mother at (603)459-8036 or Sister Stacy M. Desrosiers, P.M. at (603)579-0519 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.

What happened at our recent meeting? The Chapter officers initiated four new members into Eastern Star. Our Worthy Grand Matron and Worthy Grand Patron made the following Grand Representative appointments. The Advisory Board members for Nashua Assembly #9 were announced. Recognized on the sidelines were two members from Nova Scotia- Bro. Owen Walton, PP, and Sister Shirley Walton, PM. It was announced that Chri Busby from Rising Sun Lodge won the TV Raffle that went on this past month, and that we made a sizable profit.

We draped the altar in loving memory of Sisters Louise L. Dixon and Barbara L. Rollett.

Need Help Getting to a Meeting? If at any time you would like to come to a meeting and are unable to drive, or need help getting to and from the Nashua Temple, please do not hesitate to contact the Worthy Matron, Worthy Patron, or the Secretary and we will arrange for transportation for you!

Birthday/Anniversary Wishes!

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to all of our Members celebrating Birthdays and Anniversaries in January!
Upcoming Events!

Jan 5 Nashua #9 Installation of Officers at 4pm
Jan 5 Bektash Installation, 2pm. Nashua Marriott.
Jan 8 Ancient York #89 Stated Meeting
Jan 12 Consolidation Ceremony, Wolfeboro
Jan 12 Comedy Night, King’s Court
Jan 17 Nashua #9 Stated Meeting
Jan 19 Ancient York Installation, 1pm
Jan 20 Nite Prowler’s Group Meeting,Nashua 1:30pm
Jan 26 Rising Sun Lodge #39 Installation
Jan 26 OES Exchange, NH IN MA
Feb 7 Nashua #9 Stated Meeting
Feb 9 NH PAGO’s meeting
Feb 10 Officer Rehearsal 6pm
Feb 12 Ancient York#89 Stated Meeting
Feb 16-17 CAN-AM Exchange in Fairlee VT
Feb 17 Officer Rehearsal 6pm
Feb 22 Pilgrim Chapter Visitation

From the East: Brother Brian and I would like to thank the Officers and Substitutes who performed a wonderful initiation last month for our 4 new members.

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ― Edith Sitwell

In Star Love Always,

Lisa JM Proulx, P.M. ,W.M.
6 Potanipo Hill
Brookline, NH 03033
Brian J. Smith, P.G.P., W.P.
16 Cliff Rd.
Nashua, NH 03062-2356

Joan L. Smith P.M. Secretary
16 Cliff Road, Nashua, NH 03062

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