Dear Sisters and Brothers:
You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, conferring of degrees, and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Lady officers must wear white gowns for initiation.

Collation: Under the direction of Sister Nancy E. Brooks, PM, Associate Matron, assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr. PP.

Dues Notices: Thank you to those who have paid their 2018 dues, per capita, and assessment thus far! If you missed the dues notice it was mailed in your December envelope. If you did not receive it or have questions please call your secretary.

Sickness and Distress: Sister Cindy Covey fell and fractured her foot/ankle, and is currently at St. Josephs Hospital. She sure could use cards and visits! Many of our members have been ‘down and out’ with this flu-type sickness that has been going around- we wish them all a speedy recovery. Continued healing to Sister Lois Taylor who had recent surgery.

Congratulations: Congratulations to the FINE ladies in Nashua #9 and their Worthy Advisor, Jackie Desrosiers, for a beautiful Installation of officers. Best wishes on a fantastic term.

To Sister Marsha Gray and the family of Sister Barbara Rooks PM on the passing of her mother, our beloved Sister. To the family of Sister Priscilla Ricard on her passing last month. Due to our reschedule of meeting last month, we will be draping Altar this month for these members.

In Memoriam:
Barbara A. Rooks P.M.
Born: Feb. 19, 1931
Initiated: November 1952
Affiliated: May 27, 2005
Died: November 26, 2017
A 65 year member

Priscilla A. Ricard
Born: August 11, 1950
Initiated: March 23, 2001
Died: December 5, 2017
A 16 year member

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

Happy Star Anniversary:

Roz Arroyo 1-23    35 years

Stephen Bahsler  1-28  7 years

Ron Carbary  1-28   18 years

David Hunt 1-23   9 years

Sandra Linton  1-28  59 years

Lauri McMullen  1-12  41 years

Meryon Miner  1-2  50 years

Anne Senter 1-8  56 years

Valerie Sonner  1-28   18 years

Mary Yannetti 1-23   9 years

Upcoming rehearsals:
Our Initiation has been moved to January 26, 2018 but we need to get one more practices to secure the best results. Our next rehearsal is: 1-14-18 from 11am-1pm

Our Official Visitation is coming up on March 23, 2018 and many rehearsals will be scheduled for that important event soon by the Worthy Matron.

What happened at the last meeting: Our last stated meeting was postponed due to a blizzard, so our make up meeting was held the following week. We still were able to have almost a full team of officers and a lively business meeting- we discussed more about a new bank account for paypal, but decided to wait o decision for others with information to be present. We received our Program ad letter and will be collecting money for names in Chapter listing. Plans for the October Vendor Party fundraiser are moving along.

Scholarships available:
An OES Education Scholarship through Grand Chapter is available for Eastern Star members and their family members. Our Chapter has the ability to nominate one person yearly to apply for this scholarship. New this year- only 4 Scholarships will be issued this year from this committee. If you or a member of your family is interested in being considered to be sponsored by our chapter you must submit a letter to the chapter secretary no later than February 23rd meeting. The letters will be read at that meeting, then a vote to choose one candidate to sponsor will happen.

Several other Eastern Star and Masonic scholarships are also available. Please contact your secretary if you need the list of Scholarships available.

OES Ad Booklet: Last chance to get your name in the OES Ad booklet names of which are listed in both the Charity Ball AND in the Grand Chapter program booklet. If you wish to have your name listed for just $1.00 contact your Secretary NO LATER than February 23rd.

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:
January 14- Circus Stars meeting- Rochester – 12:30pm
January 17- Rising Sun -stated
January 18- Rainbow/Pledge – stated
January 21- Pledge Breakfast
January 26- Pilgrim – stated – Initiation
January 28 – Crotched Mt Hockey fundraiser at St. Anselm College. The WGM is seeking volunteer for various jobs from 11:30am -4pm
February 1- Rainbow/Pledge – stated
February 3- James Farrington Pleiades OV- 5pm
February 9-11- CAN AM – in Quebec
February 13- Ancient York- stated
February 13- PM/PP meeting-6pm at Valentinos Restaurant, Hudson
February 15- Nashua/Pledge- stated
February 17- Murder Mystery Theatre- tickets available from cast members and Grand Officers
February 21- Trinity OV- Hampton
February 21- Rising Sun- stated
February 23- Pilgrim- stated
Contact your secretary for more information on any of the above events.

From the East:
With the New Year comes new resolutions, you might make it a few months or a few weeks but know that your Sisters and Brothers are here to support in every endeavor. While it might be cold and snowy outside, our meetings are warm and cheerful. If you haven’t been to a meeting in a while maybe a new resolution would be to attend one. If you need a ride please let me know and we’ll make sure you get one. We are doing an initiation at our January meeting, please come and welcome our new member with a full sideline.


As always, so that none shall be forgotten, please contact the Worthy Matron or Secretary as to any sad or glad tidings