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

June 2017 Bulletin

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Dear Sisters and Brothers:
You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, initiating, and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Lady Officers must wear white gowns for initiation. We will also be honoring our Past Matrons and Past Patrons during this meeting.
Collation: Under the direction of Sister Jennifer H. Bean, Associate Matron, assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr. PP.

Sickness and Distress: Get well wishes to Brother Henry L Brown, PP who is having surgery this month, and Sister Joyce C. Brown, PM who continues to recuperate after recent falls. To Brother Frank H Fenner PGP who is currently in the hospital with a bout of pneumonia
Congratulations: To Sister Kimberly N. Maier who recently graduated from Mount Ida College. To those Brothers who are members of our Chapter who were recently installed into positions at Grand Lodge: Brian J Smith, Grand Chaplain, Robert S Bean III, Deputy Grand Secretary, Robert M Porter Jr., DDGM, Second district. To the new officers in NH Consistory AASR recently installed, and to Brother Rich Thompson PP and Roland ‘Pete’ Petersen who were elected to receive the MSA from NH Consistory. Congratulations also to Sister B Judith Fenner and Brother Frank Fenner on the birth of their new great granddaughter. To Sister Doreen Going whose daughter Madeline graduated from NHS.
Sympathy: To Sister Linda D Riggs whose mother passed away recently. To Sister Jane DeCelle whose brother in law recently passed.

Happy Star Anniversary:

Michael A Arnold 6-26-15

Deborah K Bartol 6-23-00

Robert S Bean III 6-24-05

Lisa F Britko 6-23-95

Joyce C Brown 6-17-85

Mary Jo Carden 6-28-48

Stacy M Desrosiers 6-24-94

Gail W Heimbach  6-28-68

John W Jackson 6-24-94

Sharon M Jackson  6-24-94

Loretta J Kandres 6-14-96

Kimberly N Maier 6-11-14

Luisa A Pakosky 6-16-54

Andrea R Sousa 6-26-15

Pamella E Taylor 6-20-75

David C Thompson Jr 6-20-86

Lorraine E Thompson 6-20-86

Richard J Thompson 6-14-86

Judith L Trest 6-28-68

Gerald M Valcourt 6-20-86

Dues: Dues ($47) were due at the beginning of this year and we have several who still have not paid, and some now owing over two years. Reminder- names of those owing for over two years will be read for 90 day notice for possible suspension in September. Please contact your Secretary with a payment plan if needed.

Grand Chapter: The WGM and WGP are looking for people willing to be Grand Pages and Assistant Grand Sentinels at the Grand Chapter event on August 18 and 19 at the Nashua Marriott. If you would like to help in any way please contact your secretary for further information. Also, your secretary has the registration forms and trifold for Grand Chapter, plus a copy of legislation which will be presented and voted upon at the Saturday morning session. Please let the secretary know if you would like that information.
Fisher Cats Baseball Fundraiser for NH Grand Chapter– to benefit the NH Food Banks- Saturday August 5 at 7pm. Tickets Cost $14 and are available from Cindy Roger PGM.
Silver Knights Fundraiser: The Chapter is again having a Silver Knights baseball game fundraiser on July 13 at 7pm. Tickets cost $6 and are available from Sisters Stacy M Desrosiers PM or Shelley M Gullett PGM (smg55OES@comcast.net)
What Happened At our May meeting we celebrated our Veterans, voted to donate to the MS Society Bike race, voted to purchase Buntings to decorate the Masonic temple, and voted to donate a Basket to the Grand Chapter Craft Table Raffle. Sister Jan Washburn is looking for craft items to sell at this years’ Grand Chapter. If you have craft items to donate please contact your secretary.
DeMolay Ad Booklet: Now is the time to get your name in the DeMolay Program Ad booklet given out at Conclave sessions. If you wish to have your name listed for just $1.00 contact your Secretary NO LATER than July 1st.
Nashua Masonic Temple Directory:
Pilgrim Chapter is sponsoring the 2017 Nashua Masonic Temple Directory. Anyone interested in purchasing an advertisement, please contact Lisa JM Proulx, PM at lisajproulx@gmail.com . Individual copies of the directory will be available for a cost of $3.00 each this Summer.
Suppers
We have one more supper on June 28. Please contact your Worthy Matron or Sisters Shelley M Gullett PGM or Lisa F Britko PM if you can assist! As we look to the Fall we will be looking for people willing to chair a supper or two. If you are willing to cook please contact the Chapter Secretary.
Nashua Assembly #9 I.O.R.G.:
The Rainbow Girls are actively looking for new members, as well as Majority members and Eastern Star members which they can emulate. If you wish to help out, please feel free to stop in a meeting sometime. They are always looking for new members. If you know of a girl age 11-20 years old who could benefit from the lessons taught therein, please call Sister Lois Taylor, Mother Advisor, at 603-377-6877. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month (excluding July and August) at 7:00 pm.
Rainbow Pledge Group:
The pledge girls are actively looking for new members! Please call Sister Tatiana Fowler at 603-809-8357 if you know of a girl between 6 & 11 years old who would like to join. Our Sparkles- a group for girls age 4-6 years old- also meet at that time.

Important Dates:

6-17-17    PAGO meeting

6-17-17     Murder Mystery Dinner

6-18-17     Pledge Breakfast

6-21-17     Rising Sun meeting

6-25-17     St Johns Service Cathedral of Pines

6-30 to 7-2-17     NH Grand Assembly

7-3 to 7-4-17     NS PEI Grand Chapter

7-6 to 7-8-17     New Brunswick Grand Chapter

7-13-17    Silver Knights Game- fundraiser

7-14 to 7-16-17     NASCAR Race fundraiser

7-30-17      Lobster Shoot Out

8-6-17     Fisher Cats Game fundraiser

8-18 to 8-19-17     NH Grand Chapter – at Nashua Marriott

Contact your secretary for more information on any of the above events.

From the East:
We are looking forward to seeing many of our sisters and brothers at our June meeting! A wonderful evening where we will have the opportunity to welcome new members and honor those that have served this Chapter so well in years past! And as we bring to a close this Memory Maker’s Grand Year, we hope to see many of you at the various sessions and activities at our Grand Chapter Session in August.
Enjoy the fun summer sun over the next few months with your families and friends!

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