From The East

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.

Next Meeting: June 26, 2015

The next stated meeting of Pilgrim Chapter will be June 26, 2015 at 7:30am. Sister Officers should wear white gowns as we are planning to initiate two new members.

Please bring in items for the Nashua Humane Society, which is listed on the 2nd Page. Also, on the Nashua Humane Society’s website (www.hsfn.org)you can shop at AmazonSmile (there’s a link on the website) and make a donation through your shopping!

History Day/Longevity Member Celerbration

On July 12, 2015, we have rescheduled our Pilgrim Chapter History Day on the 4th Floor of the Nashua Masonic Temple, and will also have an afternoon of celebrating our Longevity Members! If you are able to attend, or have scrapbooks or mementos to share, please contact Tracey Thompson, PM, at trthomps511@gmail.com.

There will be snacks, but feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy as we look through Pilgrim History!

At Our Last Meeting

At our May meeting, we honored our Past Matrons and Past Patrons, and donated to the Veterans Count Walk on June 14, Bicycles Battling Cancer on June 7, and the Rainbow Motorcycle Rally on Spetmber 19, 2015.

Upcoming Events!

Contact the WM, WP, or Sec’y for more information!
June 17 Hiatus Feast, 6pm
June 18 Nashua #9 Installation of Officers – 6:30pm
June 20 Fabulous Fraternal Feast/Unity Picnic. Stratham Park, Stratham, 12-5pm. Cost is $5. See Larry D Gullett for tickets
June 21 Pledge Breakfast, 8-10:30am
June 21 Lunar Knights – Nashua
June 26 Pilgrim Chapter Meeting/Initiation
June 27 Steak & Chowder Fundraiser, Hampton. 4-8pm. Cost $25, Benefits Veterans Count. Tickets must be pre-purchased
from Larry D Gullett
June 28 Promise Keepers Meeting – Derry
July 2-4 75th Annual NH Grand Assembly – Marriott Courtyard Nashua
July 12 Pilgrim Longevity/History Day, Nashua, 12-4pm
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July 17-19 NASCAR Races, Loudon

Fundraising Opportunities!

Help the Chapter continue to reach our goals by attending or assisting 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.

•—Masonic Family T-Shirts: The “Nashua Masonic Family VOLUNTEERS” T-shirts are still for Sale! If you would like to purchase one, please contact Tracey Thompson. They are $15 each and benefit the 100th Anniversary Fund.

•—Wine Tasting Party: Plans are in the works for a November 2015 Event!

•—Masonic Phone/Address Directory: If you would like to have your name/address listed, please contact Sister Lisa JM Proulx

•—Do YOU have a fundraising idea for our Chapter? If so, please reach out to Sister Lois Taylor, WM, or Brother Steve Bashler, WP, and share your thoughts!!

Celebrating Over 90 Years of Fraternal Service

Ongoing Programs/Committees and Chairpersons:

• Tabs for Shriners: Joan L. Smith, PM, at (603)888-0891
• Labels for Education: Judy Porter at (603)882-5854
• Rainbow Girls: Stacy M. Desrosiers, PM, Mother Advisor, at (603) 579-0519
• Pledge/Sparkle Girls: Tatiana Fowler, Pledge Mom, at (603) 809-9295

Celebrations, Sickness, and Sympathy

Congratulations to Jennifer Anderson on her son Brian’s graduation from Colby Sawyer College. Brian is also grandson to C. Wayne and Sandi Libby; To Christine A. H. Mulcahy on the birth of her new grandson Benjamin; To Brian J. Smith, PGP, Jeffrey L. Brown, PGP, Robert M. Porter, Jr., PP, and C. Wayne Libby who were installed into their respective offices in NH Consistory; And to Brian J. Smith, PGP, Robert S. Bean III, PP, and Robert M. Porter, Jr., PP who were installed into their offices at Grand Lodge.

Get well wishes go to Susan I. Douglas, PM, who continues her recuperation at Greenbriar Rehab Facility; To Anne M. Senter, PM, who had a recent heart bypass and is now at Greenbriar Rehab; To Katherine Jo Drown, PM, who had a brief hospital stay and is now at rehab facility at Courville Nursing Home; To E. Marie Palmer who had recent abdominal surgery and will be heading back to her own home soon; And to Janet Thompson who had knee surgery.

Sympathy is extended to Katherine M. Norcross on the loss of her husband, Richard E. Norcross.

So that none may be forgotten, please notify the Worthy Matron or the Secretary or any glad or sad tidings!

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Help Out the Humane Society!

This years charity is the Nashua Humane Society/Animal Shelter. At every meeting, you can bring in donated goods from the list below to help them find forever homes for these furry friends!

Dog/Puppy Supplies:

•IAMS Mini Chunks dry dog food (Green bag)
•IAMS Smart Puppy Original dry dog food (Yellow bag)
•Dog collars and leashes (all sizes)
•Gently used towels and blankets (for bedding)

Cat/Kitten Supplies:

•IAMS canned cat food (Orange can; pâté w/gourmet chicken)
•IAMS canned kitten food (Purple can; pâté w/gourmet chicken)
•Fancy Feast dry cat food
•New cat beds
•Non-clumping cat litter (any brand)
•KMR – kitten milk replacer supplement
•Cardboard soda flats (for litter boxes)
•Gently used towels and blankets (for bedding)

Building, Medical & Office Supplies:

•Gift cards (Walmart, Target, home improvement stores, grocery stores)
•Trash bags (heavy duty 40 gallon contractor bags)
•Dust pans and hand brooms
•Long handled brooms
•Dish sponges
•Clorox bleach and Liquid laundry detergent
•Postage stamps
•Laminating sheets (8 ½ x 11 and 11 x 14)
•Paper towels (for cleaning) and Cotton balls

Happy June Birthday/Anniversary!
Help us to complete our member database by contacting the Secretary to update your information – we would love to recognize everyone on their birthday or anniversary!


June H Sweeney – 6/1
Mary Catherine Albenzi – 6/3
Mildred E Kirkwood – 6/3
Jennifer L Anderson – 6/4
Irene M Cowen – 6/9
Bonnie L Carbary PGM – 6/13
Stacy M Desrosiers PM – 6/13
Mary T Richardson – 6/15
C Wayne Libby – 6/19
William R Whitney – 6/28


Deborah K Bartol – 6/10
Jacqueline J Cole QS – 6/28
Stacy M Desrosiers PM – 6/27
Frank H & B Judith Fenner PGP/M – 6/21
Larry D & Shelley M Gullett PGP/M – 6/5
Mark A & Jacqueline B Marden PP/M – 6/6
John J McCartney – 6/21
Virginia M Norton PM – 6/24
Frederick W & Carol A Pauling – 6/21
Elliot S & Constance M Pratt – 6/16

Star Anniversaries

Mary Jo Carden PM – 6/28/48
Luisa A Pakosky 6/16/54
Judith L Trest PM – 6/28/68
Gail W Heimbach PM – 6/28/68
Pamella E Taylor PM 6/20/75
Gerald L Valcourt PP – 6/20/86
David C Thompson Jr PGP 6/20/86
Lorraine E Thompson PGM 6/20/86
Joyce E Brown PM – 6/17/85
Richard J Thompson PP – 6/14/83
John W Jackson PGP 6/24/94
Sharon M Jackson PM 6/24/94
Stacy M Desrosiers PM – 6/24/94
Lisa F Britko PM – 6/23/95
Loretta J Kandres 6/14/96
Lee Ogonowski-Prevo 6/23/00
Deborah K Bartol – 6/23/00
Robert S Bean III PP – 6/24/05