March 2012

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the
stated meeting on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 7:30 pm, for
the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, and transacting
any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Sister
Officers may wear colored gowns.

You are cordially invited to attend the
Visitation of Pilgrim Chapter #55 on Friday, March 30, 2012.
Sister Officers must wear white for the Visitation. A Roast Pork
dinner, at the cost of $7.00 per person, will be served at 6
p.m. There will be a receiving line for our honored guests at
7 p.m. and the Visitation by our Deputy Grand Matron, Sister
Patricia L Hamel
, our Deputy Grand Patron, and Brother
E William Rohr
, assisted by our Deputy Grand Marshal, Sister
Barbara E Gaskell
, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Reservations for
the supper should be made with the secretary, Sister Joan
L. Smith, P.M.

Under the direction of Sister Lisa J. M. Proulx, P.M., A.M.,
assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert
M. Porter Jr. P.P.
for the March 23 meeting. And under the
direction of Sister Jennifer A. Taylor, P.M. assisted
by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert A. Porter,
for the Visitation.

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!

What Happened at Our Recent Meeting!
At our February meeting we recognized
the friends we have in one another. Sister Wendy Bean was
selected to be our Chapter designate to apply for the Eastern
Star Scholarship. We voted to donate to the Bikes for Books program
again this year and Sister Tracey Thompson will be collecting
items to donate to the Silent Auction for Rising Sun Lodges Comedy
Night. After the meeting we enjoyed a time of fine food and conversation.

Sickness and Distress: Get well wishes continue to go out to Sister
Edith C. Holmes
who is currently in the Courville Rehab Center;
to Sister Jeannette L. Healey P.M. who is now home from
Rehab; to Brother Herbert H Hutchinson, P.P. who was recently
hospitalized; and to our many Brothers and Sisters who have had
recent ailments and have been under doctors care recently.

Birthday/Anniversary Wishes! Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to all of
our Members celebrating Birthdays and Anniversaries in March!

to Sister Shelley M. Gullett, P.G.M. and Brother Jeffrey
L. Brown, P.G.P.
who recently were named General Grand Chapter
Committee Members for the 2012-15 Triennial Term.

is extended to Sister Lisa J.M. Proulx, P.M. at the passing
of her grandfather.

In Memoriam:

Sister Beverly F. Burleigh,

Treasurer Emeritus

A 53-year member

Born May 5, 1920

Initiated March 20, 1959

Passed Away March 2, 2012

– And –

Sister Ann F. Lindahl

A 37-year member

Born July 25, 1943

Initiated October 25, 1974

Passed Away August 23,

Nashua Assembly #9 I.O.R.G. and Pledge
& Sparkles:
Meetings are held
on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:00 pm. OES
and Masonic members are encouraged to attend ALL events. The
next meetings are March 15 and April 5. Please feel free to contact
Mrs. Deborah A. Wall, M.A. for more information regarding
any Rainbow events at (603) 494-9299.

For Pledges and Sparkles, please call Sister
Sharon M. Jackson, P.M.
, Pledge Mother at (603) 598-2682
or Sister Stacy M. Desrosiers, P.M. at (9603) 579-0519
if you know of a girl between 6-11 years old (for Pledge) and
4-6 years old (for Sparkle) who would like to join.

The Pilgrim Chapter Players will be presenting The Cat Screamed At Midnight
a fun murder mystery who-dunnit on April 13 at Portsmouth Masonic
Temple to raise money for the MS Society. Tickets are $25 pp
or $40 per couple. For more information and tickets contact Brother
Jeffrey L Brown, PGP

at or (603)320-7010.

Pennies for the Pooches: We are finishing our collection of pennies for
the Service Dog Project for Sister Lorraine E Thompson GGCCM,
Please make sure you bring your spare pennies, nickels,
dimes, quarters to the next meeting to deposit into our doggy
bank banks for this worthy cause.

Program Advertisement Names for $1.00: It is that time of year that we look for those
names for the OES Ball Program and the NH Grand Assembly IORG
program booklets. If you wish to have your name listed under
the Chapter heading in these program booklets please contact
Sister Joan and send into the Chapter $1.00 for each program
you wish to have your name listed. Names will continue to be
collected until deadline for OES Ball on March 23, 2012 and NH
Grand Assembly May 15, 2012.

We are looking to decorate the Chapter room for Visitation with
many soft new stuffed animals to be donated to the Huggables
Project benefiting the children at Children’s Hospital
at Dartmouth. Please be sure to bring a stuffed animal to the
next meeting or call the Worthy Matron or Secretary if you need
stuffed animals to be picked up.

Upcoming Events!

Mar. 17 Official Visitation. Orford, 2pm

Mar. 17 Rainbow Captives Carnival for Davids
House. Penacook, 1-5pm

Mar. 18 Pledge Breakfast (7:30- 10am)

Mar. 18 Rehearsal for Visitation at
12 Noon.

Mar. 18 DeMolay Legion of Honor. Penacook,

Mar. 21 Rising Sun #39 Stated Mtng

Mar. 23 Pilgrim #55 Stated Mtng

Mar. 30 Official Visitation. Nashua, 7:30pm

Mar. 31 OES Exchange w/RI. Penacook

Apr. 8 Happy Easter!

Apr. 9 Official Visitation. Langdon, 7:30pm

Apr. 11 Official Visitation. Milford, 7:30pm

Apr. 13 Pilgrim Chapter Players. Portsmouth

Apr. 14 Official Visitation. Bradford,

Apr. 14 Rainbow Official Visitation. Goffstown,

Apr. 14 NH Demolay State Installation,

Apr. 20 Official Visitation. Salem, 7:30pm

Supper Dates! Please reach out to Sister
Shelley Gullett if you can work the suppers!

Mar. 28 – Consistory, 55ppl

Apr. 2 – Consistory, 55ppl

Apr. 9 – Consistory, 55ppl

Apr. 16 – Consistory, 55ppl

From the East:
We would like to encourage everyone to attend the not only our
regular stated meeting, but the Visitation on March 30. We will
be welcoming the Deputies to Pilgrim Chapter. Please come and
enjoy the fellowship!

In Star Love and Hugs,

Lisa F. Britko
c/o Robinson
11 Chatfield Drive
Nashua, NH 03063
Larry D. Gullett
PO Box 365 Nashua, NH 03062 (603)582-7233

Joan L. Smith P.M. Secretary
Cliff Road, Nashua, NH 03062

Internet – Pilgrim Chapter’s
NH Grand Chapter

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<