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

March 2014

From The East: Pilgrim Chapter Visitation!

Our next stated meeting, Friday, March 28, is our Visitation by the WGM, WGP and Grand Marshal. The Grand Representatives Tea will be at 3pm. The early meeting starts at 5pm (colored gowns and business attire is fine). The Square and Compass Club will prepare a Hamloaf dinner for us for 6pm, served by the Nashua Rainbow Girls. The Reception for Pilgrim’s own Grand Officers will begin at 7pm, and the Visitation will begin at 7:30pm where we will perform Initiation (white gowns for officers).

The “fun admission” fee for the meeting is Huggables and Quilts!

I hope that everyone will be able to attend the Visitation this month. If you haven’t come to a meeting in some time, I can guarantee you will see some of the best work from your Chapter on our Visitation night. Come and join us! We’d love to see you!

Looking for something to do this Saturday? Come to the Pilgrim Chapter Cook-Off at the Nashua Masonic Temple from 12-5pm!

Upcoming Events!

Contact the WM, WP, or Sec’y for more information!
Mar 15 CPR Certification Class, 1-4pm, Exeter
Mar 15 Pilgrim Chapter Cook Off, 12-5pm to benefit Ferguson Sawyer Fund
Mar 16 Pledge Breakfast, 7:30-10am
Mar 16 DeMolay Legion of Honor, 3pm, Milford
Mar 17 P-H-A Visitation, Hillsboro, 7:30pm
Mar 18 W-A-U-F Visitation, Wolfeboro, 7:30pm
Mar 19 Rising Sun Stated Mtng
Mar 20 Rainbow Stated Mtng
Mar 21 OES, Moving Forward! Seminar, 7-9pm, Bristol, Hillsboro and Hampton
Mar 23 OFD Rehearsal, 2-4pm
Mar 23 Visitation Rehearsal, 6-8pm
Mar 28 Pilgrim Chapter Visitation: Grand Representatives Tea, 3pm; Early Meeting, 5pm; Hamloaf dinner, 6:15pm; Grand Officer Reception, 7pm; Visitation Reconvene, 7:30pm
Mar 29 Upper Valley Chapter Investiture, 2pm, Cornish
Mar 29 Pacific District Rainbow Visitation, Nashua, 7pm
Apr 6 Rainbow Sunday, TBA

At Our Last Meeting

At our February meeting, we received a $200 donation from the Square & Compass Club for the Ferguson-Sawyer Fund; we voted to take out an Ad in the Grand Assembly Program Book; we congratulated Larry Gullett and Guy Martineau on being elected as Trustee President and Secretary, respectively, for the MBA; we voted to “bond” (or insure against theft) our Secretary and Treasurer; we heard about the successful Kitchen Care Class; and Sue Douglas won the meeting prize for the evening!

Fundraising Opportunities!

Help the Chapter continue to reach our goals by attending or assisting in these fundraising endeavors! If you would like to volunteer on our Ways + Means Committee, please contact your WM or Secretary. If you have any fundraiser ideas, please let the Chapter know.

•—Masonic Family T-Shirts: The “Nashua Masonic Family VOLUNTEERS” T-shirts have arrived! If you would like to purchase one, please contact Sister Tracey Thompson at trthomps511@gmail.com. They are $15 each and benefit the 100th Anniversary Fund.

•—Pilgrim Chapter Cook-Off: Tantalize your taste buds in this culinary competition! We will have a Cook Off Fundraiser on Saturday, March 15, from 12-5pm to benefit the Ferguson-Sawyer Relief Fund. Anyone can enter an appetizer, Entrée, or dessert for $10.00 (per entry). All are invited to attend and can judge the cuisine for $10 for 5 tasting cups. There will also be a donation bowl out for anyone who wishes to donate. A panel of qualified judges will make the final determination and the winner of the Cook-Off will receive a trophy and bragging rights for the year! Contact Sister Tracey Thompson for the Entry Form!

•—Gift Card Raffle: We are looking for 10 Gift Cards of $25 each from local business/stores to raffle off during the 2014 Christmas Season. If you would like to donate a $25 Gift Card, please contact Sister Jenny Taylor-Arnold!

Celebrating 92 years of Fraternal Service

Ongoing Programs/Committees and Chairpersons:

• Tabs for Shriners: Sister Joan L. Smith, P.M. at (603)888-0891
• Labels for Education: Sister Judy Porter at (603)882-5854
• Rainbow Girls: Sister Lisa F. Britko, P.M., Mother Advisor at (603)566-5681
• Pledge/Sparkle Girls: Sister Sharon M. Jackson, P.M. at (603)459-8036 or Sister Stacy M. Desrosiers, P.M. at (603) 579-0519

Celebrations, Sickness, and Sympathy

Congratulations to our honored guests at our Visitation: The Grand Representatives: Stacy M. Desrosiers, PM, Colorado; Robert S. Bean, III, PP, Delaware; Jacqueline A. Poisson, New Mexico; Sandra M. Libby, Ontario; Julie I. Marciello, Saskatchewan; Tracey L. Thompson, WM, Vermont. The Grand Officers and GGCCM’s: Shelley M. Gullett, PGM, Necrology, Grand Secretary; Jeffrey L. Brown, PGP, Community Service; B. Judith Fenner, PGM/MA, Deputy for Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Larry D. Gullett, PP, Assoc. Grand Patron; Lisa J. M. Proulx, PM, Grand Marshal, and Jennifer A. Taylor-Arnold, PM, Grand Adah. Congratulations also to Lisa K. Hollis, PM, who received a Grand Representative appointment to New Brunswick in MA, and to Lorraine E. Thompson, PGM, who received a Grand Representative appointment to California in Rockingham Chapter.

Get Well Wishes go out to Evelyn E. Dailey and B. Judith Fenner, PGM, who had recent surgeries and are on the mend.

Our Sympathy is extended to the family of D. Gayle Furber, PGM, who was called to Eternal Rest in February. She served with Jeffrey L. Brown, PGP, from our Chapter in ‘09-’10.

So that none may be forgotten, please notify the Worthy Matron or the Secretary or any glad or sad tidings!

Help us to complete our member database by contacting the Secretary to update your information – we would love to recognize everyone on their birthday or anniversary!

Nashua Masonic Family Volunteer T-Shirts are available for $15! The front says, “Nashua Masonic Family Volunteer” and the back says, “Helping People Build Better Lives!” with all of our Masonic family logos. Proceeds go to the 100th Anniversary Celebration Fund! Contact Tracey Thompson for more information and get your T-shirt today!

Food for Thought

“It’s not about the name of the dish, or the fancy dinnerware it’s served upon, or the quantity of ingredients you use; it’s about savoring the flavor, the emotions you feel with each satisfying bite, and the quality of the people you share the experience with.” ― Unknown

From The East:
Happy March Birthday/Anniversary

Birthdays
Allyson J. Britko – 3/13
Cynthia B. Covey – 3/8
Paul M. Haskell, Sr. – 3/21
Sandra M. Libby 3-17
Julie I. Marciello – 3/13
Mark A. Marden – 3/26
Linda A. Maynard – 3/15
Martha A. Spaulding – 3/19

Star Anniversaries
Mae F. Cable – 3/20 (65 years)
Grace J. DiMatteo – 3/25 (55 years)
Jacqueline B. Marden – 3/24 (53 years)
Mark A. Marden – 3/24 (53 years)
Jane L.C. Decelle – 3/25 (50 years)
Susan I. Douglas – 3/12 (50 years)
Elliot S. Pratt – 3/25 (48 years)
Susan J. Whitney – 3/24 (47 years)
Eva E. Simard – 3/9 (45 years)
E. Marie Palmer – 3/27 (44 years)
Lillian M. Calloway – 3/1 (38 years)
Julia Pitarys – 3/25 (37 years)
Janis Phelps Levasseur – 3/20 (35 years)
Patti A. Fuller – 3/23 (35 years)
Pamella G. Williams – 3/13 (33 years)
Norman E. Hall – 3/19 (30 years)
Randy S. McMullen – 3/22 (29 years)
Lisa J.M. Proulx – 3/27 (22 years)
Brian J. Smith – 3/26 (21 years)
Bonnie L. Carbary – 3/25 (20 years)
Elsie M. Durkee – 3/18 (20 years)
Jacqueline E. Poisson – 3/26 (15 years)
Norman J. Poisson – 3/26 (15 years)
Louise K. Flint – 3/26 (15 years)
Priscilla Ricard – 3/23 (13 years)
Elaine Strand – 3/23 (13 years)
Lois A. Taylor – 3/22 (12 years)
Tracey L. Thompson – 3/22 (12 years)
Karen L. Bianchi – 3/26 (11 years)
Robert G. Bianchi – 3/26 (11 years)
Richard Johnston – 3/28 (11 years)
Robert M. Porter, Jr. – 3/28 (11 years)
Jessica L. Alexander – 3/24 (8 years)
Phyllis A Wall – 3/24 (8 years)
Michael Henry – 3/23 (7 years)
Heidi R. Roy – 3/27 (5 years)
Jay C Taylor – 3/27 (5 years)
Nikia A. Quesnel – 3/23 (4 years)

What a Mystery! The Pilgrim Players put on a successful 1920’s Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on February 15 at the Nashua Masonic Temple. On Stage: Guy Martineau, Allison Smith, John Jackson, Shelley Gullett, Brian Smith. On Floor: Lisa J. M. Proulx, Jenny Taylor-Arnold, Susan Ferguson, Ryan Thompson, Ellie Risley, Jeff Brown, Lisa Hollis, Bob Porter (photo courtesy of Tony Zanichkowsy).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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