Pilgrim Chapter OES Order Of The Eastern Star – Nashua, New Hampshire

June 2013 Bulletin

Pilgrim Chapter No. 55
Order of the Eastern Star

Members of Pilgrim Chapter #55, Nashua #9 I.O.R.G. and Pledge, Rising Sun Lodge #39 and Ancient York Lodge #89 stand by their float for the the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 26, 2013.(Courtesy of Sist. Joan L. Smith)

 

 

At Our Last Meeting

Members of DeMolay International performed the Flower Talk, and the Officers performed a Patriotic honor program for our US Veterans. We had updates from our Chapter Committees. We draped the altar in loving memory of Sister Frances Pollock. We had delightful time with visitors from Minnesota and Virginia. Sister Pamela G Williams, PM, gave her Board of Trustees report – our portion of the building rent will be increased.

Fraternal Service

We are in full swing for spring! Here are a few projects we’re working on with our fraternal family!
•—Tabs for Shriners: Sister Joan L. Smith, PM – JLSPMA@aol.com
•—Quilt Project: Sister Lisa K Hollis, PM – Lhollis33@aol.com
•—Labels for Education: Sister Judy Porter- judy.a.porter@comcast.net
•—Rainbow Girls: Sister Lisa F Britko, PM, Mother Advisor (603)566-5681 auntielisab@gmail.com
•—Pledge Girls: Sister Sharon M. Jackson, P.M., Pledge Mother at (603) 598-2682 or Sister Stacy M. Desrosiers, P.M. at (603) 579-0519 or stacy_des@hotmail.com

Fundraising Opportunities!
To help the Chapter reach our goals, please come and assist in these fundraising endeavors! If you would like to volunteer on our Ways + Means Committee, please contact your WM or Secretary. If you have any fundraiser ideas, please let the Chapter know.
•—Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: Thank you to the Officers, Members and family of our cast who participated in this years production! The funds donated to the Making Strides campaign will be announced at our September meeting.
•—Margarita’s Night: We had a total of 30 members, family and friends join us for our fundraiser night and we raised over $100 for the Chapter General Fund.
•—Bag 31 Fundraiser. Please see the enclosed flyer and contact Sister Gail F Brown, PM through June 28. Share with family and friends- this is a great fundraiser for Pilgrim Chapter. Please contact Sister Gail F Brown, PM at gail.brown31@gmail.com or 603-320-7010 if you have any questions.
•—Our Pilgrim Yard Sale: Scheduled for June 16 at Sister Shelley Gullett’s home at 32 Sioux Ave, Nashua, NH 03063 from 8am-2pm. If you would like to volunteer, or have items to donate, please contact your Secretary or Worthy Matron.
•—Eastern Star Breakfast: The next Breakfast will be held on June 16 from 7:30am to 10:00am. Everyone is invited and all proceeds will go to the Chapter General Fund. The Pledges are taking a break from breakfasts and will return in September.
•—Cribbage/Game Night is scheduled for Friday, August 9. More details to come!
•—Our Pilgrim Yard Sale:  Scheduled for June 16 at Sister Shelly Gullet’s home at 32 Sioux Avenue, Nashua, NH 03063 from 8am to 2pm.  If you would like to volunteer, or have items to donate, please contact your Secretary or Worthy Matron.
•—Eastern Star Breakfast:  The next Breakfast will be held on June 16 from 7:30am to 10:00am.  Everyone is invited and all proceeds will go to the Chapter General Fund.  The Pledges are taking a break from breakfasts and will return in September.
•—Cribbage/Game Night is scheduled for Friday, August 9, 2013.  More details to come!

Special Notices
Dues and Assessment: Some members still have not paid their dues for 2011 + 2012. The amount of Membership unpaid dues totals $1,000.00. 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. Please help the Chapter by paying in a timely manner.

Celebrations, Sickness and Sympathy
Congratulations to Sister Janet L. Thompson, PM, who was installed as the Deputy Grand Marshal Massachusetts Grand Chapter; to Sister Mary Ellen Brown who was recently wed; to Brother Henry Brown, PP, who carried the NH State Flag at the recent Minnesota Grand Chapter sessions; and to Sister Jennifer Taylor-Arnold who was announced as Grand Adah for 2013-2014 Grand Chapter. Get Well Wishes go to Sister Joyce Brown who has been in and out of the hospital with kidney stone issues; Sister Jo Drown is at Greenbriar Terrace for Rehab services.

Members who served in the military were honored at the May Stated Meeting on Friday, May 24, 2013. (Courtesy of Sist. Lisa J. M. Proulx)

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter Happenings

Looking for Artists: There is an Art Contest going on for new ‘cover art’ for the NH Proceedings. If anyone is interested in submitting art please contact Sister Tracey L .Thompson for more information at tthompson511@yahoo.com

The officers and members marched in the May 27th Memorial Day parade with the Nashua Rainbow Girls , Pledges and Sparkle Girls and Nashua Masonic Brothers. Many of our members joined with the Rainbow and Pledge Group placing flags at the graves of our veterans buried in Edgewood Cemetary.

Food for Thought

“Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.” – Thomas Merton

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!

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 or any glad or sad tidings.

Members of DeMolay International perform the Flower Talk at the May Stated Meeting on Friday, May 24, 2013. (Courtesy of Sist. Lisa J. M. Proulx)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From The East:

Your Worthy Patron and I send Blessings all of those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries in June!

Next Meeting – June 28, 2013

Join us at our next stated meeting at 7:30m where we will honor our Longevity Members, Past Matrons and Past Patrons.

For their many years of membership in Pilgrim Chapter, we honor the following:
65-years: Sister Mary Jo Carden, PM
65-years: Sister Jean C. Sudsbury, PM, Secretary Emeritus
60 years: Carolyn L Phinney

Members of Pilgrim Chapter #55, Nashua #9 I.O.R.G. and Pledge, Rising Sun Lodge #39 and Ancient York Lodge #89 stand by their float for the the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 26, 2013. (Courtesy of Sist. Joan L. Smith)

Upcoming Events!
Contact the WM, WP, or Sec’y for more information!
June 7-8 VT Grand Chapter
June 8 GWA Homecoming Franklin, 2pm
June 11 Ancient York Stated
June 15 PAGOs-Country Cow in Campton
June 16 Pilgrim Chapter Yard Sale, 8am-2pm
June 16 Pilgrim Chapter Fundraiser Breakfast 7:30-10:00am
June 19 Rising Sun Stated Mtng
June 20 Nashua Assembly Stated Mtng
June 21 MA Grand Assembly
June 22 GGCCM Reception Nashua 2pm
June 23 St John’s Service Cathedral of the Pines Rindge
June 23 Nite Prowlers Group Meeting -Rochester
June 28 Pilgrim Stated Mtng
July 5-7 NH Grand Assembly Nashua Marriott
Aug 22-24 NH Grand Chapter Center of NH, Radisson Manchester, NH

 

 

 

Members (above) who served in the military were honored at the May Stated Meeting on Friday, May 24, 2013. (Courtesy of Sist. Lisa J. M. Proulx)

Fundraising Opportunities cont’d (from Front Page)

Member of DeMolay International perform the Flower Talk at the May Stated Meeting on Friday, May 24, 2013. (Courtesy of Sist. Lisa J. M. Proulx)

Lisa J M Proulx, P.M. ,W.M.
6 Potanipo Hill
Brookline, NH 03033
603/320-6976
lisajm03033@charter.net
Brian J. Smith, P.G.P., W.P.
16 Cliff Rd.
Nashua, NH 03062-2356
603-888-0891
brijsmith@aol.com

Joan L. Smith P.M. Secretary
16 Cliff Road, Nashua, NH 03062
603-888-0891
JLSPMA@aol.com

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

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