June 2012

Dear Sisters and Brothers:
You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, June 22 2012 at 7:30 pm, for the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Sister Officers may wear colored gowns.

A pot luck dinner will be held prior to the meeting at 6:00 p.m. Please contact the Worthy Matron if you wish to provide a dish. At this meeting, we will be honoring our Past Matrons and Past Patrons. Please join us to celebrate our Sisters and Brothers who have served in Pilgrim Chapter!

Collation – Under the direction of Sister Lisa J. M. Proulx, P.M., A.M., assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter, Jr., P.P.

What happened at our recent meeting? At our May Meeting, we held a “cookout” dinner and enjoyed social time and a chance to catch up with each other. During the meeting, it was announced that Brother Jack Caynon was awarded the highest honor that can be conferred upon a Mason in New Hampshire, the Jeremy Ladd Cross Award, at Grand Lodge this year, which is for distinguished service and providing further Masonic light to those that would seek it. Congratulations to Brother Jack on such fine recognition of service!

After the meeting we enjoyed a time of fine food and conversation.

Birthday/Anniversary Wishes!
Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to all of our Members celebrating Birthdays and Anniversaries in June!

Sister Edith C. Holmes is currently in the Courville Rehab Center; Sister Jeannette Healey could also use cards and notes of encouragement; It was great to see Brother John Senter, P.P. at Consistory and doing well; Our prayers continue to be with Sister Tracey L. Thompson and the entire Smith/Thompson Family during her cancer treatment.

To Our Members who have attained the following years of longevity:60 years: Ursula B Classon, Donald D Clement, Ellen E Clement, Elizabeth G McPhee, Barbara A Rooks PM;

50 years: Anne M Senter PM;
25 years: Julie I Marciello.

Congratulations are also extended to the Brothers of Eastern Star who were recently installed at Grand Lodge and Consistory, and to Brother Dwight V Meader, PGP, who was honored at Grand Lodge as an Honorary Past Grand Master.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Brother Richard C. Gilchrist, Past Grand Chaplain, a member of the Dream Seeker Grand Family (2004-2005).

Upcoming Events!
June 7 Nashua #9 Rainbow and Pledge Mtng. Installation of Officers/Awards Night6pm Dinner
June 8 Pilgrim OES – Informational Night Dinner 6pm/Program 7:15pm
June 8-9 Vermont Grand Chapter
June 10 Nite Prowlers meeting
June 12 Ancient York #89 Stated Mtng
June 16 Homecoming, GWA. Exeter 1pm
June 20 Rising Sun Hiatus Feast. 6pm. All invited!
June 22 Pilgrim Chapter Stated Mtng 7:30 p.m.
June 29-July 1 NH Grand Assembly, Nashua NH Friday Evening Session for Masonic Family Introductions begins at 7pm.
Jul 3-5 Nova Scotia PEI, Grand Chapter
Jul 5-7 New Brunswick, Grand Chapter
July 13-15 NASCAR Races, Loudon, NH
July 21 Fairy Tale Festival-Nashua, NH
August 23-26 NH Grand Chapter, Manchester, NH

Need Help Getting to a Meeting? If at any time you would like to come to a meeting and are unable to drive, or need help getting to and from the Nashua Temple, please do not hesitate to contact the Worthy Matron, Worthy Patron, or the Secretary and we will arrange for transportation for you!

Tabs for Shriners: The Nashua Rainbow Girls continue to collect can tabs for the Shriners Hospitals as a service project and would be more than happy to take any tabs collected off your hands. Feel free to drop Tabs off at any meeting, or if you need a pick up from your home feel free to contact Sister Joan L Smith P.M. Secretary, for pick up of tabs from your home.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 June 7 which will be Installation of Officers and June 21 when they will have an Initiation.

Please feel free to contact Mrs. Deborah A. Wall, M.A. for more information regarding any Rainbow events at (603) 494-9299. For Pledges and Sparkles, please call Sister Sharon M. Jackson, P.M., Pledge Mother at (603) 598-2682 or Sister Stacy M. Desrosiers, P.M. at (603) 579-0519 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.<

Eastern Star Information Night: Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 invites Master Masons and their wives to join them for light refreshments on the 4th floor on Friday, June 8, at 6:15pm and to learn more about Freemasonry’s organization open to both men and women, the Order of the Eastern Star! Officers may wear Sunday dress. The program will begin at 7:15pm. Contact Worthy Patron, Brother Larry Gullett, at (603)582-7233.

Dues and Assessment: 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. Dues notices for 2012 went out with the November bulletin. Dues this year is $30.00 per person and $10.00 for Special Assessment for Temple Repair Fund. Please help the Chapter by paying in a timely manner.

From the East: Thank You to all who participated in the Memorial Day Parade! We had a fine showing of all Masonic Bodies and what a beautiful day we had to march!

We look forward to honoring our members, who have provided us direction over the years, please come and honor our Longevity Members and Past Matrons and Past Patrons at our June meeting. May you all have a restful and enjoyable summer! Please join us in September for our annual meeting and election of officers.

In Star Love and Hugs,

Lisa F. Britko
c/o Robinson
11 Chatfield Drive
Nashua, NH 03063
Larry D. Gullett
PO Box 365 Nashua, NH 03062 (603)582-7233

Joan L. Smith P.M. Secretary
16 Cliff Road, Nashua, NH 03062

Internet – Pilgrim Chapter’s
website: http://www.Pilgrimchapter-oes.org
NH Grand Chapter
Website: http://geocities.com/nhoes/index.html

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