January 2016 Bulletin

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Officers may wear colored gowns.

Collation – Under the direction of Sister Stacy M. Desrosiers, Associate Matron, PM, assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr PP.


Sickness and Distress: Keep the following in your prayers- Brothers Bill Whitney, John Senter, Sisters Jeannette Healey, Anne Senter. Also sending prayers to Sister Judy Trest, whose Mother is experiencing some serious health issues.

Sympathy: Extended to Sister Julie Marciello whose mother, our Sister Susan I Douglas PM, passed away. Sympathy also to our Worthy Matron, Sister Shelley Gullett, PGM, whose Aunt passed away.

In Memoriam:
Sister Susan I Douglas PM
Born 5-13-45
Initiated 3-12-64
Died 12-12-15
A 51 year member

“Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever help her to remain in our hearts.”

All are invited to her memorial service planned for January 30, 2016 at 2pm at the Nashua Masonic Temple. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Pilgrim Chapter OES and sent to the Chapter secretary. Donations will be placed in an exclusive fund- earmarked to help with the various Charitable aspects of our Order.

Happy Star Anniversary:

Rosalie Arroyo 1-28-83
Stephen K Bahsler 1-28-11
Ronald E Carbary 1-28-00
Marsha K Gray 1-26-83
David O Hunt 1-23-09
Nora Hunt 1-23-09
Sandra J Linton 1-28-59
Lauri McMullen 1-12-77
Meryon S Miner 1-2-68
Cheryl Queen 1-16-09
Anne M Senter 1-8-62
Valerie L Sonner 1-28-00
Mary S.Yannetti 1-23-09

What happened at the last meeting: Last meeting we participated in the White Dove program and were able to fill a large shopping cart full of Christmas presents for a local Nashua family. We also enjoyed wrapping gifts after the meeting. Thank you to all who helped with shopping and wrapping gifts. We also voted to take out an advertisement in the Charity Luau (ie formerly Charity Ball) Program Book for Grand Chapter. If anyone would like to have their name listed under the Chapter listing in the book, please contact Joan Smith, PM Secretary. Lastly we draped the Altar for two Eastern Star members.

It’s Scholarship time: The OES Educational Scholarship is open to all members and their issue (children, grandchildren etc). Our Chapter is able to nominate one person to receive this Scholarship, and we will vote on the applicant at the February 26th meeting. Anyone interested in being sponsored should send a letter requesting nomination, with information regarding your educational plans, to the Secretary for our Chapters’ consideration on that date. Other Educational Scholarships, such as ESTARL and Albert D Miner Scholarships, are also available. Please contact our Secretary for more information.

It’s Supper Season: Another fun way to enjoy the camaraderie of our Sisters and Brothers, and raise money for the Chapter and our various charitable acts is helping work as supper or two. Sister Shelley Gullett PGM is looking for help on the following dates: Jan 27, Kick off Dinner, Feb 1, Feb 15, Feb 22, Feb 29, Mar 4, Mar 7, Mar 11, Mar 21, Mar 28, Mar 30.

Nashua Assembly #9 I.O.R.G.:
The Rainbow Girls are actively looking for new members, as well as Majority members which they can emulate. If you know of a girl age 11-20 years old who could benefit from the lessons taught therein, please call Sister Stacy Desrosiers, Mother Advisor, at 603-759-3221. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:00 pm. OES members are encouraged to attend any event. We have been invited to the Installation of Officers on January 24th, at 1:00pm. This will be the last time that Madeline Going will be installed as Worthy Advisor, she is the daughter of our Sister Doreen Going. Please come out in support of this wonderful event.

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:
1/7/16 Nashua Rainbow- stated meeting
1/9/16 Star Pens/Keys meeting in Penacook, work with forms & financials – 10am, pot luck at noon.
1/10/16 NH Rainbow Game Show Fundraiser – Bristol Masonic Lodge – 1pm – 4pm
1/12/16 Ancient York- stated meeting
1/16/16 NH Rainbow Safety Day with presentation by Blue U – Bektash Shrine Center – 9am- 12 noon
1/16/16 Shrine Installation- Nashua Crown Plaza- 2pm
1/20/16 Rising Sun- stated meeting
1/21/16 Nashua Rainbow –stated meeting
1/22/16 Pilgrim Stated Meeting.
1/23/16 OES School of Instruction- Derry 9am-3pm
1/23/16 Nashua Rainbow Installation – 1pm
1/30/16 Memorial Service for Susan I Douglas PM- Nashua Masonic Temple- 2pm
2/5-7/16 CAN/AM Exchange, in Connecticut
2/13/16 Rising Sun Valentine Dance, Nashua Masonic Lodge – Tickets $25.00/couple – contact Larry Gullett
2/16/16 PM/PP Meeting- Valentinos in Hudson. 5:30pm social, 6:30pm meeting
2/26/16 Pilgrim Official Visitation – 3pm – Tea for Grand Representatives, early meeting 5pm, supper – 6pm, Official Visitation to start at 7:30pm
2/27/16 Murder Mystery Dinner Theater – Bektash Shrine Center – see Jennifer Taylor-Arnold for tickets.

From the East:

Dear Sisters and Brothers, This year, we have decided to “Give it Back” to our communities. Please help our local Animal Shelter this month by bringing in goods, such as paper towels, old towels, and cleaning supplies, kitty litter, cat and dog toys and treats.

Should anyone need a ride to the meeting, please feel free to contact the Worthy Matron and she will do her utmost to see that you are picked up and driven home.