Dear Sisters and Brothers:
You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm, for the purpose meeting on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 7:30 pm, for the purpose of initiating, receiving petitions, balloting, and
transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter.
Sister Officers may wear colored gowns. This is our Annual Meeting
and Election of Officers.
Under the direction of Sister Lisa F. Britko, P.M., A.M., assisted
by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter, Jr., P.P..
Dues and Assessment: Per our bylaws, at our annual meeting, we will
be voting upon the recommendation for our fee for dues for 2012.
At our June meeting the Finance Committee recommended that the
Chapter dues be increased by $3.00 (from $27.00 to $30.00) in
order to offset any shortfall that might be coming from decreased
revenue. The Finance Committee also recommends raising the fee
for affiliation to $10.00 from its current fee of $2.00.
Finally, the Finance Committee recommends
increasing the fee for petitioning from $30.00 to $35.00. Please
come to the Annual meeting to have your voice heard regarding
these recommendations, and to vote for the good of our Order.
The Assessment for the Temple Repairs Fund, which is designated
by the Masonic Building Association, remains at $10.00 per person.
Some members still have not paid their
dues for 2011. Please check to see if you have your dues card
in your wallet, and if not, send the fee into the Secretary as
soon as possible.
Pilgrim Chapter Installation of Officers for the 20112012 term will be held Saturday October 22, 2011 at 10:30 am. There will be a buffet breakfast, at a cost of $5.00, prior to the installation at 9am. Please make
reservations with Sister Joan L. Smith, P.M., Secy., by October
15. There will be a rehearsal on October 16 at noon for Officers
retiring and Officers to be installed. A Rehearsal for opening,
Balloting, and Closing will be held directly after Installation
of Officer on October 22.
to our Sister recently installed at our Grand Chapter sessions:
Sister Joyce E. Brown, P.M., Grand Ruth. Also congratulations
to Sister Shelley M. Gullett, P.G.M., Brother John W. Jackson,
P.G.P., Brother David C. Thompson, Jr., P.G.P., Grand Treasurer
Emeritus, and Sister Stacy M. Desrosiers, Past Grand Adah on
their very successful grand session. Thank you to all the Sisters
and Brothers who attended Grand Chapter to support Sister Shelley
and Brother John and all their Grand Officers, during the “Heart
and Soul” Session.
At last count, 47 Pilgrim Chapter members
were in attendance this year at Grand Chapter Sessions. Sisters
and Brothers participating were: Sisters Lois A. Taylor, W.M.;
Lisa F. Britko, P.M., A.M.; Sherry M. Jackson, P.M.; Loretta
J. Kandres; Pamella E. Taylor, P.M., all as Personal Grand Pages;
Sisters Priscilla B. Hildebrand, P.M., W.M.; Janet L. Thompson,
P.M., both as General Pages; Brothers Robert S. Bean, III, W.P.;
Jeffrey L. Brown, P.G.P.; Henry L. Brown, P.P.; Ronald E. Carbary,
P.P.; Frank H. Fenner, Jr., P.G.P.; Richard J. Thompson, P.P.,
all as Assistant Grand Sentinals; Sisters Joan L. Smith, P.M.
and Ellie Risley, P.M. (director) sang with the choir; Sister
Lisa J.M. Proulx, P.M. was the Personal Page to the Most Worthy
Grand Matron, and Sister Lisa Hollis, P.M., who was prepared
to be the Personal Page to the Most Worthy Associate Grand Patron,
filled in for other needed duties for theweekend; Sister Tracey
L. Thompson, Assoc. Conductress and Brother Brian J. Smith, P.G.P.,
were the sound technicians; Sister Phyllis Lackie, P.M. was the
Chairman of the Grand Pages; Brothers Ronald
E. Carbary, P.P., Tony A. Zanichkowsky,
and Sister Joan L. Smith, P.M. were roving photographers; Sisters
Jennifer A. Taylor, P.M. and Tracey L. Thompson headed Processions
rehearsal; Sister B. Judith Fenner, P.G.M., was director of the
Ribbon Ceremony and Parliamentarian; Sister Lorraine E Thompson,
P.G.M., and Brother Walter G. Chapman, P.G.P., GGCCM’s headed
the Service Dog presentation, while Brother Ron Carbary, P.P.,
tended to Scholarship recipients; Sisters Allyson J. Britko and
Ashley E. Steele performed in the Bible Ceremony; Sister Pamela
G. Williams and Lisa K. Hollis, P.M., manned the organization
of the Distinguished Guest Luncheon; Flags were presented by
Sisters Lisa J.M. Proulx, P.M., Nikia A. Quesnel, Brothers Brian
J. Smith, P.G.P., Larry D. Gullett, P.P., Roland N. Petersen;
various greetings were brought by Sisters Bonnie J. Carbary,
P.G.M., Joan L. Smith, Supreme Deputy IORG, Lois A. Taylor, W.M.,
Brother Brian J. Smith, P.G.P., Brother Jeffrey L. Brown, P.G.P.;
and a special thank you to Sister Bonnie L. Carbary, P.G.M.,
and Brother Ronald E. Carbary, P.P., and the members of Silver
Hill-Vesta-Relham-Martha Chapter who helped in preparing for
the ice cream social on Friday night.
to our new Sisters Debra A. Bean and Wendy Bean who were initiated
at our July meeting; to Sisters Nikia Quesnel, Ariel Robey, and
Wendy Bean who were recently installed at Grand Assembly IORG
in July, and to Sister Leslee E. Steele, MA, who was named Advisor
of the Year; to Sister Charleen Lord on the birth of grandson
Colin Zane; to Sister Jo Millett who celebrated her 91st birthday
in August, and to Sister Maria and Brother Ray Palmer who celebrated
their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept 8.
Sickness and Distress: Get well wishes have been extended to Sister
Katherine Jo Drown, P.M., who was in the hospital recently with
Pneumonia; to Sister Jenny Taylor, P.M., who had recent foot
surgery and is now doing well; Sister Joyce E. Brown, P.M., had
neck surgery and is recuperating. Continue to keep in your thoughts
Sisters Donna Betz, Joann Vickery Lister, Valerie Sonner, Ann
Lindahl, Jeannette Healey, P.M., and Beverly Burleigh, P.M.
Sympathy is extended to Sisters Judith
S. Bausha and Karlyne S. Ainsworth on the loss of their mother,
our Sister Patricia W. Hills, P.G.M.; to Brother Davis “Skip”
Bryant on the loss of his brother.
Patricia W. Hills, Past Grand Matron, Grand Secretary
Born: September 11, 1920
Initiated : April 23, 1948
Died August 16, 2011
A 63-year member
“A lady walked amongst
us, stayed awhile to help, and then continued on her way. Always
a kind word and thoughtful help, and we are all the better because
she was a part of our lives.”
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 are September
15 and October 6.
The new edition of the 2010 Nashua Masonic Family Directory is
now available at at bargain price of $3.00. It is also available
on CD at a cost of $2.00. Contact Sister Lisa J.M. Proulx, P.M.,
if you would like one at (603)673-2452
Sept 13 Ancient York #89 Meeting
Sept. 15 Nashua Rainbow and Pledge/Sparkle meeting
Sept. 18 Pledge Breakfast- 8-10:30am
Sept. 18 Final Star Spotters meeting- Nashua 2pm
Sept. 21 Rising Sun #39 Meeting
Sept.23-25 NASCAR Races
Oct. 1 Star Pens /Keys Franklin
Oct. 6 Nashua Rainbow and Pledge/Sparkle meeting
Oct. 7-8 RI Grand Chapter- Cranston
Oct. 9 Nite Prowlers meeting Orford
Oct. 11 Ancient York #89 meeting
Oct. 12-14 Quebec Grand Chapter
Oct. 15 Masonic Open House Oct, 16 Pledge Breakfast
Oct. 16 Rehearsal for Installation/Outstallation 12 noon
Oct. 19 Rising Sun #39 Meeting
Oct. 22 Pilgrim #55 Installation of Officers- 10:30am
From the East:
On the anniversary of September 11, “Let
every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we
shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support
any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success
of liberty.” President John F. Kennedy
In Cheese Smiles and Scottish Kilts,
|Lois A. Taylor, W.M.
7 Longwood Lane
|Robert S. Bean, III, W.P.
22A Arlene Drive
Joan L. Smith P.M. Secretary
Cliff Road, Nashua, NH 03062
If there is any change
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