June 2018

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Officers may wear colored gowns.

Collation: Under the direction of Sister Nancy E. Brooks, P.M., Associate Matron, assisted by members of the Chapter.

Tonight will be honoring our Longevity members, our Past Matrons and Patrons, and celebrating other award presentations during the evening. Our Longevity members this year are the following: 70 years: Mary Jo Carden PM, Jean C Sudsbury PM; 65 years: Carolyn L Phinney; 60 years; Nancy L Bettencourt, Cynthia D Covey, Evelyn E Dailey; 50 years: Jacqueline J Cole, Shirley E Jolly PM, Gail W Heimbach PM, Meryon S Miner PGM, Joann Vickery Lister, Bertha R Stevens, Judith L Trest PM; 25 years: Karen L Bianchi, Robert G Bianchi, Brian J Smith PGP.

Sickness and Distress: Get well wishes continue to go out to Sister Cynthia B Covey and Sister Lil Calloway, who have been ailing and could use many prayers. We are happy to hear that Brother Frank H Fenner PGP is now doing well and home from rehab facility.

Congratulations: To Brothers Brian J Smith, Larry D Gullett, Robert M Porter Jr, Ronald E Carbary, who all took on jobs through Grand Lodge, and to Brother Robert M Porter Jr who is continuing his jobs in Grand York Rite.

Sympathy: To Sister Evelyn E Dailey at the loss of her brother. To all the members of the Family and Grand Family of Philip Allen PGP.

In Memoriam:
We will be draping the altar in loving memory of Brother Philip R Allen PGP who passed away on May 9, 2018,

and also in memory of our sister:
Betty L Andrews
Born: June 18, 1924
Initiated: October 23, 1970
Passed: April 12, 2018
A 48 year member
The family invite Pilgrim family and friends to attend memorial service and interment to be held on June 30th. More information will be found in the Nashua Telegraph closer to that date.

“Beauty exists not in what is seen and remembered, but in what is felt and never forgotten.”

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 17 and 18 at the Nashua Marriott. Per the WGP – the Assistant Grand Sentinels can be female (does that mean they can wear black pants on the floor?) 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.

Happy Star Anniversary:
Michael A Arnold 6-26-15 – 3yrs
Deborah K Bartol 6-23-00 – 18 yrs
Robert S Bean III 6-24-05 -13 yrs
Lisa F Britko 6-23-95 -23 yrs
Mary Jo Carden 6-28-48 -70 yrs
Stacy M Desrosiers 6-24-94 – 24 yrs
Gail W Heimbach 6-28-68 -50 yrs
John W Jackson 6-24-94 -24 yrs
Sharon M Jackson 6-24-94 -24yrs
Loretta J Kandres 6-14-96 -22yrs
Kimberly N Maier 6-11-14 -4yrs
Luisa A Pakosky 6-16-54-64yrs
Andrea R Sousa 6-26-15 -3yrs
Pamella E Taylor 6-20-75 -43yrs
David C Thompson Jr 6-20-86 -32yrs
Lorraine E Thompson 6-20-86 -32yrs
Richard J Thompson 6-14-86 -32yrs
Judith L Trest 6-28-68 -50yrs
Gerald M Valcourt 6-20-86 -32yrs”

What happened at the last meeting: At our last meeting we voted on a donation to Jeff’s Bike Ride for the MS Society. We reported that a truckload of items collected over the past few months for Anne Marie House have been delivered and were appreciated, and that Rainbow would be taking a trip up to the Recycling bin in June if anyone is looking to donate. Plans for the 100th anniversary Celebrations are starting to move along- and Sister Nancy reported she would be doing a Corned Beef fundraiser during her term on March 9, 2019; Sister Tracey noted that for the 100th she needs much help combing through Pilgrim History and gleaning facts- she needs help with research. If a member would like to help- please contact her at 602-261-5277 or trthomps511@gmail.com. We talked about plans for Grand Chapter Collation and OES Reception as a Hostess Chapter for Sister Lisa as Grand Marshal and assigned a committee- contact the Worthy Matron if you can assist. Finally, we ‘passed the hat’ for planting supplies for the residents of Evergreen Place (The Masonic Home) as a charitable donation.

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.

Silver Knights Fundraiser: The Chapter is again having a Silver Knights baseball game fundraiser on July 26 at 7pm. Tickets cost $6 and are available from Sister Shelley M Gullett PGM

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 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:
June 12- Ancient York-stated- CHILI COOK OFF!!!! Tonight!
June 16- PAGO Mtg- Portsmouth
June 17- Fathers Day Breakfast 8-10am
June 20- Rising Sun- Hiatus Feast!
June 21- Nashua Rainbow & Pledge
June 29-July 1- NH Grand Assembly IORG- Nashua Marriott- July 1 at 10:30 am is Installation of Madeline Going as GWA – daughter of our Sister Doreen Going, member of Pilgrim Chapter. Madeline is a member of Nashua #9.

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

From the East: We look forward to welcoming all our Past Matrons, Past Patrons, and Longevity members this month. Without you, there wouldn’t be a Pilgrim Chapter to be proud of. The members of this chapter can stand proud and say that they are an Eastern Star. We look forward to sharing the night with you and recognizing your great accomplishments. We hope that with the good weather we can hope that many will be able to venture out and enjoy the night. I, personally, want to thank everyone for reading the bulletin, coming out to meetings, enjoying and volunteering at events, and welcoming our new members into the chapter. I am so thankful for each of you and quite proud to be a member of Pilgrim Chapter.


As always, so that none shall be forgotten, please contact the Worthy Matron or Secretary as to any sad or glad tidings