Dear Sisters and Brothers:
You are cordially invited to attend the following stated meeting(s) for the purpose of transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter on Zoom under the Suspension of the Constitution in the State of NH. Contact the Worthy Matron or the Secretary for the Zoom link!
Friday, January 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm, regular stated meeting. (Zoom)
Friday, February 26, 2021 at 7:30 pm, regular stated meeting. (Zoom)
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 7:30 pm,
regular stated meeting. (Potentially Zoom)
Collation –Cheerful Companionship and Social Enjoyment as soon as we can resume in person meetings and serve food will be under the direction of Sister Tatiana Fowler, A.M., assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr. P.P.
Rehearsals for new term- Will be scheduled when will be able to resume our in-person meetings. In the meantime, Officers, study, study, study! 😊
Thinking of You:
Sympathy is extended to Sister Lisa K Hollis, PM, on the loss of her mother, and to Sister Elizabeth C Annis, on the loss of her husband; continued Get Well wishes to Sister Phyllis A Lackie, PM, who had surgery and Brother David C Thompson, PGP, who underwent surgery recently. Both are now at home recuperating; best wishes for Sister Pamela G Williams, PM, who will have surgery later in January.
Grace Jennison DiMatteo PM- born 4-14-29; init 3-25-49; passed 11-14-20
Davis King “Skip” Bryant- born 11-2-1927- initiated 10-26-1956 – passed 12-4-2020
Marcia Roberts PGM (1998-1999) –passed 11-15-2020
Harold M Chase Jr PGP (2008-2009) – passed 12-19-2020
To Brother Mike Tebbetts who was installed as Chief Rabban at Bektash Installation of Officers this past weekend. Pilgrim Chapter #55, OES, as we kicked off our full year celebration of our 100th Anniversary. At our last meeting, which was held on Zoom, on December 17th, 2020, we commemorated the beginning of our Chapter with a reaffirmation of the promise and pledge we took when we joined.
Thank you to all who prepared for, and participated in, this evening. Without each and every one of you, we would not have the Chapter we have today!
Update on 100th Activities!
Our 100th Committee has been hard at work these past 2 years planning several activities, and though COVID 19 threw a monkey wrench into some plans they are still working hard to bring many of the plans to fruition. The plan was to bring to life many of the wonderful events and activities Pilgrim Chapter has been known for over the years. Here is a sampling of plans in process (many TBA due to us waiting for COVID restrictions to lift):
January 2021- On-line Flower Bulb Fundraiser- planting bulbs in the spring to renew our growth in membership and forever remind us of the beautiful lessons taught in our Order- See flyer.
February-May 2021- On-line Baby photo fundraiser- a fun way to raise money as we Celebrate the birth of our Chapter- by submitting your baby photo and having members guess who’s who! Flyer coming out soon.
6-26-21-Pilgrim Players- presenting the long-awaited Pirates of Tortuga Isle- contact Sister Jenny Taylor-Arnold PM for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org)
7-31-21- Old Fashioned Degree- planning in process- contact Sister Shelley Gullett, PGM, Gr Secy for more information (email@example.com)
TBA – The Pink Ladies Degree and a Fashion Show is still in the works however the Spring dates are not looking very kind to us. Stay tuned
10-17-21- Save the date for our 100th anniversary Grand Finale Celebration!!!!!!!
Dues and Assessment:
A reminder to everyone, dues notices went out in November 2020, with a request that members respond back to verify the contact information on form and mailing label. This information is very helpful with the new database system and essential to keep you all informed. As always if there are any difficulties affording dues payments at this time due to financial hardship please contact your Secretary- as assistance can be provided.
It’s time now to have those high school seniors and college/trade school students apply for scholarships. The Eastern Star Scholarship applications and rules are now online at the www.nheasternstar.org website. If you have questions please contact your secretary.
Jan 11th- Ancient York #89- Stated
Jan 17th-Mad Hatter’s Group Zoom Meeting-contact Beth Nemchick for Zoom link
Jan 20th – Rising Sun #39- Stated
Jan 21st-Nashua IORG Regular Stated Meeting 7 pm via Zoom
Jan 22nd-Pilgrim Chapter Regular Stated Meeting 7:30 pm, via
Jan 23rd-Rising Sun Installation- 12 noon
Feb 4th-Nashua IORG Regular Stated Meeting 7 pm via Zoom
Feb 18th-Nashua IORG Regular Stated Meeting 7 pm via Zoom
Feb 26th-Pilgrim Chapter Regular Stated Meeting 7:30 pm, via Zoom
Feb 28th-Dream Builder’s Group Zoom Meeting-contact Maria Becker or Aimee Busby for Zoom link
March 4th-Nashua IORG Regular Stated Meeting 7 pm status TBD
March 6th-Legislative Review Zoom Meeting-details to follow
March 13th-Murder Mystery Dinner-is MOVED to June 2021
March 18th-Nashua IORG Regular Stated Meeting-status TBD
March 21st-DeMolay Legion of Honor-more details to follow
March 26-Pilgrim Chapter Regular Stated Meeting 7:30 pm Status TBD
Jessica Alexander- 3-24-06 Roz Arroyo- 1-28-83
Stephen Bahsler- 1-28-11 Nancy Bettencourt- 2-27-58
Robert Bianchi- 3-26-93 Karen Bianchi – 3-26-93
Nancy Brooks- 2-10-72 Chris Busby – 2-20-15
Aimee Busby- 2-20-15 Mae Cable – 3-20-59
Lil Calloway – 3-1-76 Bonnie Carbary – 3-25-94
Ron Carbary – 1-28-00 Ashley Conway- 2-27-04
Jane DeCelle- 3-25-64 Allie Desjardins- 2-27-04
Tammy Dozois- 3-23-18 Judy Fenner- 2-8-85
Louise Flint- 3-26-99 Patti Fuller- 3-23-79
Mike Henry- 3-23-07 David Hunt- 1-23-09
Rich Johnston – 3-28-03 Phyllis Lackie 2-22-85
Sandra Linton- 1-28-59 Margaret Lowrance- 1-26-18
Mark Marden- 3-24- 61 Meryon Miner – 1-2-68
Shirley Nason – 2-27-98 Roland Petersen- 2-27-04
Janis Phelps- 3-20-79 Julia Pitarys- 3-25-77
Jennifer Pizzi- 1-25-19 Bob Porter- 3-28-03
Lisa Proulx- 3-27-92 Nikia Davis- 3-26-10
Heidi Roy- 3-27-09 Anne Senter- 1-8-62
Brian Smith – 3-26-93 Leslee Steele- 2-27-98
Elaine Strand- 3-23-01 Lisa Strand- 2-27-04
Jay Taylor – 3-27-09 Lois Taylor- 3-22-02
Valerie Thompson-1-28-00 Amanda White- 2-3-18
Sue Whitney- 3-24-67 Pam Williams- 3-13-82
Mary Yannetti- 1-23-09
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 will be via Zoom on January 7th and January 21st, tentatively they will meet in person in February on the 4th and February 18th, as well as March 4th and March 18th. The ladies hope to be able to gather in early February for their Installation, under COVID guidelines, and pending COVID restrictions.
Please feel free to contact Sister Aimee Busby, M.A. for more information regarding any Rainbow events at (603) 320-9486.
For Pledges and Sparkles, please call Tatiana Fowler, Pledge Mother at (603) 809-8357, 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. Plans are in the works for an online Cookie Baking event soon!
From the East:
Happy New Year to All Our Members!
We hope that this finds you well and staying healthy in this time of many restrictions and uncertainty. Please remember that your Pilgrim Chapter Family is here for support and assistance! If you are in need of ANYTHING, please do not hesitate to reach out to us, we would be happy to assist with shopping, rides, or whatever it is that meets your needs!
It is hard not to be together to share hugs and conversations, but we want you to join us at the Zoom meetings that are planned, so you can at least hear the voices and see the faces of those that you normally gather with. Please contact the Worthy Matron or the Secretary for the Zoom link for each planned meeting. We are looking forward to kicking off a “Big Baby” of a fund-raiser for the 100th Anniversary party that we can’t wait to hold when we can gather again! Come find out all the fun you can have!
Hopefully we will be able to begin meeting in person after February, but above all, we will meet only if we can guarantee the safety and health of all who plan to attend.
“The spirit of charity exists in all of us. Sometimes the brightest sparks come from the smallest fires. There is power in every act of kindness, however small or grand.”
In Star Love and Hugs,
If there are any changes 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 or the Secretary of any glad or sad tidings