Dear Sisters and Brothers:
You are cordially invited to attend the special meeting on Friday, (July 22, 2011 at T:30 pm, for the purpose of initiation. Sister Officers please wear white gowns. All are welcomed to attend.
– Under the direction of Sister Lisa F Britko PM assisted by
Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert Porter jr:, P. P
Rodney F, Mansfield
Born March 24, 1931
October 18, 1956
Died June 8, 2011
A member of Pilgrim Chapter #55 for a/most 55 years
“They who have passed
from this earthly abode shall never be forgotten in our minds
What’s Happening at Star!
Finance Committee News: The Finance
Committee has reviewed the income and expenses of the Chapter,
and after careful discussion, makes the following recommendations
to the Chapter, to be voted upon at our September meeting per
Due to an anticipated decrease in revenue
from an expected drop in suppers being catered by the Chapter
next year, and an increase in next year’s rent payment, we recommend
that Chapter dues be increased by $3.00 (from S27.00 to $30.00)
in order to offset any shortfall.
The Finance Committee also recommends raising
the fee for affiliation to $10.00 from its current fee of $2.00.
The current affiliation fee does not cover the Chapter’s required
payment to the International Temple Fund (ITF), meaning a loss
to the Chapter on every affiliation.
Finally, the Finance Committee recommends
increasing the fee for petitioning from $30.00 to $35.00. The
fee currently just covers the cost of the Bible and ITF payment,
and does not go toward any expenses or Grand Chapter fee.
June/July Birthday’s and Anniversaries!
If you were horn in June or July or joined our beautiful Order
of the Eastern Star in June or July, we wish you a very joyful
Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary!
Sickness and Distress: Sister Donna K. Betz has been recently
diagnosed with Breast Cancer and had recent surgery. She will
be undergoing radiation therapy and her prognosis is excellent
as it was caught early; .Sister Patricia W. Hills fell July 5
and was taken to Concord Hospital. She fractured 4 vertebrae
in the neck (C2, C3, C6, (:T) and will be in a cervical collar
for the next 3-4 months. Please keep Sister Donna
and Sister Pat in your thoughts and prayers. Get well wishes
continue to be sent to Brother Richard I. Poole, Sr., P.G.P and
Sisters Evelyn Dailey and Nancy J. Molnar as they recuperate.
to Brothers John W. Jackson, WGP, and Robert M. Porter, Jr:,
PP, who were presented with the Rob Morris jewel at our last
meeting; to Sister JacquelineCole whose Grand Representative
appointment to New York was extended for the next two years;
and to Sister Joyce E. Brown. who was appointed to fill the station
of Grand Ruth for the 2011-2012 term of Grand Chapter.
We also congratulate our Sisters involved
with NH Rainbow Girls, and Nashua Assembly #9 on a successful
Grand Assembly session; to Sisters Allison L. Smith, PG.O., Allyson
J. Britko, P.G.W.A., and Sister Joan L. Smith, Supreme Deputy
who participated on the suite for the Installation of Grand Officers;
to Sisters Nikia A. Quesnel for her appointment to Grand Drill
Leader, and Ariel N. Robey for her appointment as Grand Love
and Trailer; to Nashua Assembly for their awards for Tabs (2nd
place), Scrapbook (1st place), Magazine (1st place), Assembly
travel award (1st place), GWA Leading Lady- Madeline Going, from
Nashua, and Ritual Competition 1st place award Claire Desrosiers
from Nashua Pledge group.
Grand Chapter of NH: On August 25-27, 2011- The 21st “Heart
and Soul” Grand Chapter of NH session will be held at the
Center of NH in Manchester. All members are cordially invited
to attend as our own Sister Shelley and Brother John preside
over the sessions. Registration is $7.00 can be pre-paid; Registration,
Banquet, and Housing nformation can be obtained by visiting the
website at vww.nheastern star.org Deadlines are coming up soon!
..contact your secretary for more information.
The new edition of the 2011 Nashua Masonic Family Directory is
now available at a bargain price of $3.00. It is also available
on CD at a cost of $2.00. Contact Sister Lisa J. M. Proulx, PM
at (603)320-6976 if you would like one.
Sister Luis A. Taylor, is selling embroidered Polo Shirts with
the OES emblem and Pilgrim Chapter #55. The cost of these shirts
is $20.00. Please contact Sister Lois at (603)377-6877 if you
are nterested in purchasing one.
Grand Chapter Craft Table: Sister Tracey L. Thompson is collecting craft
items for the Craft Table at Grand Chapter this year. If you
have any items you would like to donate or make for the craft
table, please contact Sister Tracey, at (603)261-5277.
Yard Sale for the Service Dogs Project: Due to inclement veather the Yard Sale has been
postponed until the Fall timeframe. Please continue to collect
all those items you have in your homes that you wish to donate.
Sister Pamela G. Williams, PM. will be in touch with us regarding
new date for sale by September timeframe. If you have items but
cannot attend call Sister Pam at (603)888-4652.
August 20th CHIP event: Rising Sun is sponsoring a CHIP event and needs our assistance. It will be at the Granite Skate on August 20th.
There will be a training session scheduled prior to the event
(TBA). If anyone is interested in helping they can contact Brother
Bob Bean WP at cell (603)770-6886 or email email@example.com.
Dates to Remember!
July 15-17- NASCAR Races- London
July 22- Special Meeting- Pilgrim Chapter- Initiation at 7:30pm
July 23- PAGOs meeting- Country Cow in Campton
July 23- Ladies at the Table event- Nashua
August 6- Shrine Parade- Windsor Vt
August 13- NH Rainbow Grand Officer Reception Exeter- 2pm
August 20- CHIPS program
August 21- Grand Representatives Annual Picnic
August 25-27- The 121st “Heart and Soul” Grand Chapter of NH-Center of NH -Manchester
September 11- OES Grand Officers Reception
From the East:
In the presence of hope, faith is born. In the presence of faith,
love becomes a possibility! In the presence of love, miracles
As we near the end of our term we thank
you all for your hope, faith, and love that has helped make
the year a wonderful success.
In Cheese Smiles and Scottish Kilts,
|Lois A. Taylor, W.M.
7 Longwood Lane
Merrimack, NH 03054
|Robert S. Bean, III, W.P.
22A Arlene Drive
Pelham, NH 03076
Joan L. Smith P.M. Secretary
16 Cliff Road, Nashua, NH 03062
Internet – Pilgrim Chapter’s
NH Grand Chapter
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correct her records. So that none May be forgotten, please notify
the Worthy Matron