March 2013

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 7:30pm, for the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Sister Officers may wear colored gowns.

This evening we will be honoring our loyal sideliners with a special program – we hope to see our sidelines full with our many visitors!

After the meeting, members of the OES Membership Committee will work with us to review our goals and plans set last year at our Town Hall Meeting, and discuss future plans for our Chapter. It should be an informative and successful planning session!

Collation – Under the direction of Sister Tracey L. Thompson, A.M., assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr., P.P. This month’s collation will be provided by our Past Matrons and Past Patrons.

Spring Fling NH OES Charity Ball: Tickets are on sale now for the Nite Prowlers Charity Ball on Saturday, April 6, at the Fireside Inn in Lebanon NH. Dinner will be $50.00 pp (choice of chicken, beef, or vegetarian) with reservations due to Sister Konni Atwood, PM, at Overnight accommodations may be made by calling the Fireside Inn- 877-258-5900. Please mention Order of the Eastern Star to guarantee the room rate of $109.95.

Congratulations to our Chapter Officers for a wonderful job at our Official Visitation. Thank you to all that attended and participated in our Official Visitation last month. We had a fantastic turnout of over 70 Sisters and Brothers in attendance. Thanks to our courtesy candidates – Sister Lisa F Britko, PM, and Sister Sharon G Bush, PGM.

Sickness and Distress: Brother G. Raymond Palmer fell and is healing slowly; Sister B .Judith Fenner PGM fell and has a fractured her leg; Brother Herbert H. Hutchinson, PP is recovering well and is now home. He also thanks everyone for the cards and well wishes; Brother Kurt Markarian was in a car accident; Sister Jean C.Sudsbury, PM has been ill with a bad cold.

Sympathy is extended to Sister Shirley Nason whose brother and husband’s sister both passed away this month.

Quilt Project- Are you handy with sewing, crocheting, or knitting? This year the Worthy Grand Matron’s special project is collecting handmade quilts as well as knitted and crocheted blankets to be donated to David’s House. The Quilts/Blankets should measure no more than 58” by 60”. This is a terrific project for those who can’t make meetings but wish to contribute. Contact your Chapter Secretary, Worthy Matron, or Sister Lisa K Hollis, PM, Grand Esther, Committee Member –as they will be glad to pick up any donations.

What happened at our recent meeting? Our February Meeting was our Official Visitation. The afternoon started with a lovely tea, and the room was decorated with several Huggables and Blankets for Evergreen Place. We held a lovely tea for our Grand Representatives, a Reception for all our Grand Representatives, Grand Officers and GGCCM’s and had over 70 Sisters and Brothers travel to be with us that night. We welcomed Patricia L Hamel, WGM, E. William Rohr, WGP, and Barbara E Gaskell, GM, as well as many Grand Officers who were preset for the Visitation that evening. Pilgrim is incredibly proud of all of our officers, Grand Representatives, Grand Officers, and GGCCM’s. Following the meeting many stopped upstairs to enjoy a yummy collation provided by our Past Matrons and Past Patrons. A delightful social time was had by all!

Dues and Assessment: Some members still have not paid their dues for 2012. Please check to see if you have your dues card in your wallet, and if not, send the fee into the Secretary as soon as possible. Dues notices for 2013 went out with the November bulletin. Please help the Chapter by paying in a timely manner.

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 Mar 21 and April 4. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Lisa F. Britko, PMA, M.A. for more information regarding any Rainbow events at (603)566-5681.

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.,Asst. Pledge Mom at (603) 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!

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!

Upcoming Events!

Mar. 7 Nashua Rainbow + Pledge Girls
Mar. 9 Official Visitation Priscilla Chapter #51 – Penacook
Mar. 10 Shining Stars Group Mtg- Tilton
Mar. 11 Official Visitation Mizpah Eunice Chapter #30 – Langdon
Mar. 12 Ancient York – stated meeting
Mar. 19 Official Visitation Warren Alpha Unity Fraternal Chapter #10 Wolfeboro
Mar. 17 Pledge Breakfast
Mar. 17 DeMolay Legion of Honor Milford
Mar. 20 Rising Sun – stated meeting
Mar. 21 Nashua Rainbow + Pledge Girls
Mar. 21 Official Visitation James Farrington Pleiades Chapter #7, Rochester
Mar. 22 Pilgrim Chapter Stated Meeting
Mar. 24 Feast of the Paschal Lamb

Ways + Means Committee: Please contact your Worthy Matron or Worthy Patron to help. Events already scheduled are: an online flower fundraiser, and a Yard Sale June 16.

Online Fundraiser: Pilgrim Chapter has partnered with Flower Power to raise funds for our Chapter through April 26. Order top quality flowers and bulbs shipped direct to you with a 100% money back guarantee. The website is:

Art Contest: Do you like to draw, paint, or take photographs? NH Grand Chapter is holding an Art Contest for the cover of the 2013 Grand Chapter Proceedings! Theme can represent NH, NH OES, or the current Grand Family’s theme. Please contact Sister Tracey L. Thompson, AM, for details at Deadline is August 1, 2013 and the winner will be announced at Grand Chapter!

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: Mark ye calendars for Friday, May 3, 2013 when the Pilgrim Chapter Players will present “A Knight of Murder” at the Nashua Masonic Temple with proceeds to benefit the Making Strides Breast Cancer Charity. Tickets are on sale now $25/pp or $40/couple. Cocktail Hour: 6pm, Dinner: 7pm. Purchase tickets here:

Or contact Lisa Proulx, WM at (603)320-6976 or Tickets are going fast! So, come have some drinks, some laughs, and support a great cause!!

Birthday/Anniversary Wishes!

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

In Star Love Always,

Lisa JM Proulx, P.M. ,W.M.
6 Potanipo Hill
Brookline, NH 03033
Brian J. Smith, P.G.P., W.P.
16 Cliff Rd.
Nashua, NH 03062-2356

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

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