Dear Sisters and Brothers:
You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, January 27, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Winter Doldrums night- Visitors may wear slacks (no jeans). Officers must be in gowns / tuxes as well will be draping the altar for one of our members.

Collation: Under the direction of Sister Jennifer H. Bean, Associate Matron, assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr. PP.

Sickness and Distress: Get well wishes to Brother Frank Fenner PGP who had a recent fall, and to Sister Susan Whitney PM who has been struggling with the flu.

Congratulations: To our brothers in Ancient York and Rising Sun Lodges who are assuming new offices at their respective Installations this month.

To Brother Tony Zanichkowsky who lost his sister Grace and sister Tatiana Fowler on the loss of her aunt Grace. Sister and Brother Joyce and Henry Brown who lost their Aunt, our Sister Elsie Durkee

In Memoriam
Sister Elsie M Durkee
Born 11-26-26
Initiated 3-18-94
Affiliated 11-25-05
Passed 12-26-16
A 22-year member.
“When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.”

Official Visitation:
We cordially invite all to attend the Official Visitation of Pilgrim Chapter #55 on February 24, 2017. We will have an early meeting at 5pm, followed by a Ham dinner at 6:15pm at a cost of $7 pp.(reservations can be made through the Secretary) followed by a Reception for our Grand Officers and Grand Representatives at 7pm. The Official Visit of the WGM/WGP will start at 7:30pm. A light collation will follow courtesy of our PM/PP Association.

Happy Star Anniversary:
Rosalie Arroyo 1-28-83 (34 yrs)
Steve Bahsler 1-28-11 (6yrs)
Ron Carbary 1-28-00 (17 yrs)
Marsha Gray 1-26-83 (34 yrs)
David Hunt 1-23-09 (8 yrs)
Sandra Linton 1-28-59 (58 yrs)
Lauri McMullen 1-12-77 (40 yrs)
Meryon Miner 1-2-68 (49 yrs)
Anne Senter 1-8-62 (55 yrs)
Valerie Sonner 1-28-00 (17 yrs)
Mary Yannetti 1-23-09 (8yrs)”

What happened at the last meeting: At our December meeting we enjoyed a festive meeting complete with a cookie swap and much social enjoyment prior to the Christmas holiday. We voted to place an Ad in the Eastern Star Program Book for the Charity Sock Hop and Grand Chapter, and include names on the list for $1. Your Chapter Secretary is taking names to be listed. We renewed our Chapter subscription for the ESJ, approved 2017 Board list for our Rainbow assembly, and voted to look into using Pay pal to transact dues payments. We were also so happy to see Sisters Julie Marciello and Alexis Moulton who left a special cookie for each officer and special gift in memory of their mom and grandmother, our Sister Susan I Douglas PM.

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 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:
1/15/17 Nashua Pledge Breakfast- 8-10am
1/15/17 Bowl Painting Party – 10am – Nashua
1/18/17 Rising Sun stated Mtg
1/19/17 Nashua #9 stated mtg
1/21/17 Ancient York Installation
1/28/17 Rising Sun Installation
2/3-5/17 CAN AM- Warwick RI
2/18/17 Priscilla #51 OV- 10am”
2/24/17 Pilgrim #55 – 5pm early mtg- dinner at 6pm – Reception at 7pm followed by OV of WGM/WGP
2/25/17 Special Session of Grand Chapter for purpose of election of Grand Trustees – Penacook – 10am
2/28/17 PM/PP meeting
3/4/17 Legislative session
3/7/17 Ruth #16 OV 5pm / 7pm
3/11/17 Taste of Home Fundraiser- Laconia”

Contact your secretary for more information on any of the above events.

From the East: While it may be cold outside during these winter months, it is always warm and inviting at our Chapter meetings and activities! On January 15th at 10am, please join your Sisters and Brothers while we paint pottery for the upcoming “Taste of Home” event. We have many to paint and more hands make lighter work! We are also planning a Zumba night(s) within the next few weeks…be sure to watch your email / Facebook for more details. Finally, we hope you join us at our February meeting when we welcome our WGM, WGP and Grand Marshal for our Official visitation. Pilgrim Chapter is a busy Chapter and we hope to see many of you at our meetings and activities.