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

March 2016 Bulletin

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Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, March 25, 2016 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 Stacy M. Desrosiers, Associate Matron, PM, assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr. PP.

In Memoriam:
Elliot S. Pratt Jr.
Born- Nov. 29, 1930
Initiated- March 25, 1966
Died- Feb. 5, 2016
A 50 year member

Jeannette L. Healey P.M.
Born- July 14, 1924
Initiated- Oct.22, 1946
Affiliated- Oct. 31, 1958
Died- Feb. 24, 2016
A 69 ½ year member

“Perhaps they are not Stars in the Sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy”

Sickness and Distress: Please keep the following Sisters and Brothers in your prayers: William R Whitney, Shirley E. Jolly.  The Worthy Matron could use help this month delivering Easter lilies to our shut-ins. Please contact Sister Sandi Libby at 603-886-9172 if you can assist.

Sympathy: To Sister Constance Pratt on the loss of her husband Brother Elliot S Pratt Jr. To those members who called Sister Jeannette L. Healey P.M. their ‘second mom’ and ‘Nana’. Also, to Sister Karen L. Bianchi on the loss of her Mother, and Brother Robert G Bianchi, his Mother-in -law. Sister Karen Bianchi’s mother (Janet (Larkin) Sullivan) passed away on Saturday. There are no calling hours. A funeral service in her honor will be held at the First Church UCC in Nashua on Friday, March 11, at 10 am. Interment prayers and burial will be at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen at 1:30pm . Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Cards of sympathy can be sent to Karen and Robert Bianchi at 4 Rainbow Dr. Nashua, NH 03062

Happy Star Anniversary:

Jessica L Alexander 3-24-06
Karen L Bianchi 3-26-93
Robert G Bianchi 3-26-93
Mae F Cable 3-20-59
Lillian M Calloway 3-1-76
Bonnie L Carbary 3-25-94
Jane LC Decelle 3-25-64
Grace J DiMatteo3-25-49
Elsie M Durkee 3-18-94
Louise K Flint 3-26-99
Patti A Fuller 3-23-79
Norman E Hall 3-19-84
Michael S Henry 3-23-07
Richard L Johnson3-28-03
Janis Phelps LeVasseur 3-20-79
Jacqueline B Marden 3-24-61
Mark A Marden 3-24-61
Randy S McMullen 3-22-85
Julia Pitarys 3-25-77
Robert M Porter Jr 3-28-03
Lisa JM Proulx 3-27-92
Nikia A Quesnel 3-23-10
Pricilla Ricard 3-23-01
Heidi R Roy 3-27-09
Eva E Simard 3-9-50
Brian J Smith 3-26-93
Elaine Strand 3-23-01
Jay C Taylor3-29-09
Lois A Taylor 3-22-02
Tracey L Thompson 3-22-02
Susan J Whitney 3-24-67
Pamela G Williams 3-13-81

What happened at the last meeting: Last meeting we had our Official visitation where we donated over 50 Huggables, 6 fleece lap quilts, over 50 toiletry items and at least 5 new books to the Shriners Hospital –Springfield unit. We donated our Floral collection to the Education Fun and the tree raffle to Shriners Hospital fund. We voted to nominate Nathan Hollis for a OES Scholarship. We exemplified our ritual/floorwork for the WGM/WGP.

Nashua Assembly #9 I.O.R.G.:
The Rainbow Girls are actively looking for new members, as well as Majority members which they can emulate. If you know of a girl age 11-20 years old who could benefit from the lessons taught therein, please call Sister Stacy Desrosiers, Mother Advisor, at 603-759-3221. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:00 pm. OES members are encouraged to attend any event. .

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:
3-12-16 Priscilla #51- Visitation
3-13-16 Legion of Honor- Penacook 3pm
3-16-16 Rising Sun –stated meeting
3-17-16 Nashua #9 Rainbow and Pledge meeting
3-17-16 James Farrington Pleiades #7 Visitation
3-19-16 Grand Rep. Progressive Dinner
3-25-16 Pilgrim –stated meeting
3-27-16 Easter
3-29-16 Warren Alpha Unity Fraternal Visitation
4-1-3-16 Charity Luau- Margate in Laconia
4-2-16 Legislative review- Margate- Laconia
4-7-16 Crescent #45 Visitation
4-7-16 Nashua #9 Rainbow and Pledge meeting
4-9-16 PHA #14/SHVRM #34Visitation
4-12-16 Ancient York –stated meeting
4-13-16 PCTA #29/PMW #35 Visitation
4-15-17-16 Gathering of 13 Colonies- Cape May NJ
4-16-16 Cook off Bake off Fundraiser- Nashua -1-4pm
4-20-16 Trinity #22 Visitation

From the East:

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Thank you to all our officers and visitors who made our Official Visitation a very special evening. I am so very proud of our officers, you all did a great job and represented Pilgrim Chapter very well. You all are to be congratulated on the amount of blankets, books, toiletries, and huggables for the Shriner’s Hospital in Springfield. Thank you also for assisting with the collection of items for the Animal Shelter of Nashua. This month, we would like to assist the local food pantry, so Brother John and I are asking you to please to bring non-perishable items to our meeting. We will look forward to greeting each of you this month!

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