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

June 2019 Bulletin

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the early stated meeting on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving petitions and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Sister Officers may wear colored gowns for the meeting.

This evening we will be honoring our Longevity members as follows: 25 years: Stacy M. Desrosiers P.M., John W. Jackson P.G.P., Sharon M. Jackson P.M.

Collation: An Ice Cream Social will be under the direction of Sister Aimee K Busby, Associate Matron, assisted by the members of the Chapter.

Happy wishes: Congratulations to our Brothers who recently took on offices at Grand Lodge: Brother Brian J. Smith, Grand Chaplain, Brother Christopher J. Busby, District Deputy Grand Lecturer. Congratulations to Brother Jeffrey L Brown who took on the job of Commander in Chief of NH Consistory- NH Scottish Rite in May 2019, and all the men elected and appointed to fill the officers in Scottish Rite Valley of Nashua for the ensuing year. We have a few of our Nashua Rainbow Girls graduating High School this month: Jackie Desrosiers, Caitlyn Edwards, Kayleigh Maier- and we congratulate them on their achievements.

Sickness and Distress: We keep in our thoughts and prayers all our Sisters and Brothers who have been going through health struggles. Please make sure to visit them regularly. If you need a Shut in/Partial Shut in list – please contact the secretary.

Sympathy: Extended to the family of Sister Dorothy R Millman.

Memoriam:
Dorothy R Millman
Born 1/7/1926
Initiated 12/17/1954
Passed 3/28/19

“Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day. Unseen. Unheard. But always near. Still loved, still missed, and very dear.” Anonymous

Star Anniversary:
Michael A Arnold 6-26-15
Deborah A Bartol 6-23-00
Robert S Bean III 6-24-05
Lisa F Britko 6-23-95
Mary Jo Carden 6-28-48
Stacy M Desrosiers 6-24-94
Gail F Heimbach 6-28-68
John W Jackson 6-24-94
Sharon M Jackson 6-24-94
Loretta J Kandres 6-14-96
Andrea R Sousa 6-26-15
Pamela E Taylor 6-20-75
David C Thompson Jr 6-20-86
Lorraine E Thompson 6-20-86
Richard J Thompson 6-14-83
Judith L Trest 6-28-68
Samuel A Varjabedian 6-23-17″

At our last meeting: We voted to support the Nashua Assembly #9 and its Grand Worthy Advisor with some of their financial duties as they continue on to Grand Assembly in July 2019. We decided to support Grand Chapter with a Basket Raffle- theme to be decided later. We picked July 13 as the annual Flea Market Sale at the Londonderry Flea- Mark your calendars and be prepared to assist during the day if possible. The Chapter Past Grand Marshals are in charge of this event. We decided to do the Silver Knights fundraiser again (date not chosen yet) We draped the altar in loving memory for Tracey L. Smith Thompson PM who recently passed away.

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 8 – Rainbow Homecoming- Nashua- 2pm
June 11- Ancient York #89- Stated
June 13- Nashua #9 special mtg – initiation tentative 7pm
June 15- PAGO Summer mtg- Olive Garden- 1pm
June 15- Nashua #9 Rainbow and Pledge Installation- 5pm
June 16- Fathers Day
June 16- Pledge Breakfast date
June 19- Rising Sun #39- Hiatus Feast 6pm followed by stated
June 20- Nashua #9 – stated
June 22- PGM-PGP Mtg
June 22- Scottish Rite Appreciate Day- Lexington 1pm
June 23- St Johns Day service- Cathedral of the Pines- Rindge, NH – morning
June 23- Lobstah Shoot out- Nashua- starts ay 1pm- loads of fun
June 30- Dream Builders mtg- 1:30pm – with announcement of new Grand Officers
July 5-7- NH Grand Assembly – Nashua Marriott- the Nashua girls have been working very hard this year as Hostesses – please come in support of them and our GWA Madeline Going from Nashua #9.

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

From the East:

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

As June is upon us and the beauty of the earth is finally shining through. We need these days to remind us that time will move on and God will shine his healing and blessings in the form of meadows, gardens and warm sunshine, which we all need badly. It has been a rough couple of months and it is time to look forward to the announcement of new Grand Officers and the installation of our beloved Sister Joan, as Worthy Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of New Hampshire. I know we all are very proud of our sister, she has endured much, and all we can do now is support her and love her in any way we can.  We are also looking forward to Grand Assembly, where Madeline Going as Grand Worthy Advisor from Nashua #9′ will have her special session. We all wish her well and I know I am looking forward to seeing her dreams come true. May all of you have a wonderful summer and Stephen and I look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.

Nancy and Stephen

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

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