Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the following stated meeting for the purpose of transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Officers may wear colored gowns/tuxes or suits for the stated meeting, unless initiation.

Friday, January 27, 2023 at 7:30 pm: Regular Stated Meeting – Official Visitation by WGM at 7:30pm: Early meeting 5:00pm; Chicken dinner at 6:15pm at cost of $8.00 (RSVP to Joan Smith, PGM, Secy by January 21). Reception of our Grand Officers, GGCCM, and Representatives at 7:00pm. Visitation at 7:30pm.

Reminder officers of two Rehearsals coming up: Monday January 17 at 7pm and Sunday January 22 at 2pm! Please be there or notify your Worthy Matron that you cannot make it so that separate days for instruction can be made for you!

Friday, February 24, 2023 at 7:30pm: Regular Stated Meeting- Slipper night- wear your favorite comfy footwear and help raise money for the Salvation Army and Humane Society!

Friday, March 24, 2023 at 7:30pm: Regular Stated Meeting- Wearing of the Green to celebrate St Patricks Day.

Collation –Cheerful Companionship and Social Enjoyment (under the direction of Sister Lisa K Hollis, P.M., A.M., assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr. P.P.) will be held after the meeting. Officers be sure to donate to Sister Lisa for purchase of refreshments.

Suppers: Our next few suppers are January 9, 17, 23, 28, 30, 6, and a luncheon on February 4. We are always looking for assistance. Please contact Sister Tatiana at  or Sister Lisa Britko at  if you can assist. We are always looking for chairs on suppers and it is not hard work; if we all work together and share the load no one gets overwhelmed. Call Tatiana at 603-809-8357 to learn more about helping this aspect of the Ways and Means committee.

Annual Dues: As a reminder, Annual dues reminders went out to everyone by mail with the recent newsletter. Please assist the Chapter in payment for dues as quickly as possible so that the chapter ca meet necessary expenses and assist with charitable purposes. Reminder that to attend Chapter meetings and many State and Out of State functions coming up you will need the current 2023 dues card.

Congratulations: To Sister Mae and Brother Irving Cable who celebrated 78 years of marriage in December. Congrats to Sister Amanda White who was presented with a Grand Representative appointment to Washington this past November.

Thinking of You: Well wishes go out to a few of our members who have had recent health challenges: Sisters Phyllis Lackie PM, Jane Decelle, Charleen Lord, and Carolyn Phinney, and Brothers Mark Marden, PP and Walt Freeman, PP.

Sympathy: Sincere condolences are extended to Brother Larry D Gullett PGP and family on the loss of Sister Shelley M Gullett PGM, GSE. In Memoriam: Sister Shelley M Gullett, PGM, Grand Secretary Emeritus DOB: July 7, 1959 Date Initiated: December 18, 1998 Date Passed: Nov. 23, 2022 ~ A 24 year member ~ “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” ~Helen Keller~

Important Dates:

Jan 14- Bektash Installation- Concord

Jan 15- Rainbow/Pledge Breakfast- 8-10 am

Jan 15- Granite Stars group meeting- 1pm Pittsfield

Jan 16- Rehearsal for OV- 7pm

Jan 19- Rainbow Open Meeting

Jan 22- Rehearsal for OV 2pm

Jan 27- Pilgrim Chapter- Official Visitation

Jan 28- State IORG mtg Jan 28- Ancient York Installation

Feb 4- Rising Sun Installation

Feb 7- ? Ruth #16 OV? (TBA)

Feb 12- Navigators Group mtg- 1pm-Milford

Feb 16- JFP #7- OV

Feb 19- Rainbow/Pledge Breakfast- 8-10 am

Feb 21- PM/PP meeting

Feb 24-26- CAN AM exchange- Boxborough MA

Mar 6 – Rockingham #3 OV Mar 15- Trinity #22 OV

Mar19- Legion of Honor- Demolay- Manchester

Mar 25- PMW #35/Sawhegenit #52- Joint OV

Mar 31- Legislative review Apr 1- Crescent#45 OV

Apr 2- Rainbow Sunday Apr9- Easter

Apr 12- Puritan #29 OV

Apr 14-16 –Lilac Ball Weekend

Star Anniversary:

Jess Alexander- 3/24- 17 yrs

Roz Arroyo- 1/28-40 yrs Steve Bahsler- 1/28-12yrs

Karen Bianchi- 3/26- 30 yrs Bob Bianchi- 3/26- 30 yrs

Nancy Brooks- 2/10- 51 yrs Aimee Busby- 2/20- 8 yrs

Chris Busby- 2/20 – 8yrs Mae Cable- 3/20- 64 yrs

Lil Calloway- 3/1- 47 yrs Bonnie Carbary- 3/25- 29 yrs

Ron Carbary- 1/28-23 yrs Ashley Conway- 2/27-19 yrs

Kia Davis- 3/26- 13 yrs Jane DeCelle- 3/25- 59 yrs

Allie Desjardins- 2/27- 19 yrs Jackie Desrosiers- 3/27-2 yrs

Tammy Dozois- 3/23- 5 yrs Judy Fenner- 2/8- 38 yrs

Louise Flint- 3/26- 24 yrs

Toni Freeman- 1/9-13 yrs

Patti Fuller- 3/23- 44yrs

Madeline Going- 3/27-2 yrs

Mike Henry- 3/23-16 yrs

David Hunt- 1/23-14 yrs

Rich Johnston- 3/28-20 yrs

Phyllis Lackie- 2/22-38 yrs

Al Lamson- 2/6-28 yrs

Sandy Linton- 1/28-64 yrs

Margaret Lowrance- 1/26- 5 yrs

Mark Marden- 3/24-62 yrs

Meryon Miner – 1 /2 -55 yrs

Pete Petersen- 2/27-19 yrs

Janis Phelps- 3/20-44 yrs

Julia Pitarys- 3/25-46 yrs

Jen Pizzi- 1/25-4 yrs

Bob Porter- 3/28- 20 yrs

Lisa Proulx- 3/27- 31 yrs

Heidi Roy- 3/27-14 yrs

Anne Senter- 1 /8-62 yrs

Brian Smith- 3/26-30 yrs

Leslee Steele- 2/27- 25 yrs

Elaine Strand- 3/23-22 yrs

Lisa Strand- 2/27- 19 yrs

Jay Taylor- 3/27- 14 yrs

Lois Taylor- 3/22- 21 yrs

Val Thompson-Cantu- 1/28-23 yrs

Mike Trest- 3/27- 2 yrs

Maddi Weidner- 3/16-24 yrs

Amanda White- 3/16-6 yrs

Sue Whtney- 3/24-56 yrs

Pam Williams- 3/13-41 yrs

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. Please feel free to contact Sister Aimee Busby, M.A. for more information regarding any Rainbow events at (603) 320-9486. NOTE: there will be an Open Meeting on Thursday, January 19- this is a great way to learn more about what our girls do in Rainbow. Come to our meeting at 7pm and learn more about Rainbow. Bring family and friends!

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.

From the East: Sisters and Brothers: We had a very nice start to our year as Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron. Thank you all for being team players and thank you to all who substituted when needed. Our November meeting was when we celebrated Veterans. Our December meeting was cancelled due to the ice storm that came into the New England area; we were very worried about the flash freeze forecasted and wanted to keep our members safe. We plan to make up the meeting with a ‘Christmas in June’ meeting on June 9th.

We had many members who signed up for visitation (and calls) to our shut-ins and elderly members. It is not limited to one person per visit so there is still time to join in the fun to visit our special members. Please remember to visit them ALL year and keep them in your prayers. If you are interested in joining in on the fun times, please contact your Worthy Matron!

Stated meetings are the fourth Friday of the month. We hope you join us. We look forward to showing our talents at our Visitation this month.

We hope you have had plenty of time to enjoy your family and friends during this wonderful holiday season.

May the new year bring you much happiness, love, and prosperity.

May you have happiness and love on Valentine’s Day

May the luck of the Irish come to you in March and always.

Star Love with hugs,