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

March 2018 Bulletin

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Dear Sisters and Brothers:
You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, conferring of degrees, and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. This is our Visitation meeting. Sister Officers, must wear white gowns for the latter meeting.

A Ham dinner for $7.00 will be served after the early meeting, at approximately 6:15 p.m. Reservations should be made by March 18 to Joan Smith, PM, Sec. at 603-888-0891 or JLSPMA@aol.com

There will be at Reception line at 7:00 p.m. for our honored guests of the evening: our General Grand Chapter Committee Members Sister Bonnie L. Carbary, P.G.M., Eastern Star Journal and Sister B. Judith Fenner, P.G. M. Deputy for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, our Grand Officers Sister Shelley M. Gullett, P.G.M., Grand Secretary , Brother Stephen K. Bahsler, Grand Treasurer, Sister Joan L. Smith, Grand Conductress, Sister Lisa K. Hollis, Deputy Grand Marshal, And our Grand Representatives Sister Debra Bean, Grand Representative of Delaware in New Hampshire, Brother C. Wayne Libby, Grand Representative of Oregon in New Hampshire, and Brother Larry D. Gullett, P.G.P., Grand Representative of Ohio in New Hampshire.

The Official Visitation of Sister Peggy S. Scott, Worthy Grand Matron, accompanied by Brother Philip J, Rozzi, Sr , Worthy Grand Patron, assisted by Sister Karen D. Tuttle, Grand Marshal begins at 7:30 p.m.

Rehearsals: Officers have one final rehearsal for the Visitation on March 11 at 12pm. Please make every attempt to be present.

Collation: Under the direction of Sister Nancy E. Brooks, P.M., Associate Matron, this month traditionally assisted and provided by members of the Past Matrons and Past Patrons Association.

Sickness and Distress: Get well wishes to Sister Cynthia B Covey who remains at the Courville Rehab after extensive recent foot/ankle surgery. She could use cards, visits, and calls. It is also time to make our Easter and spring visits to all our shuts ins- please contact your Secretary if you wish to assist in this effort.

Congratulations: To Michael J. Tebbetts who was recently installed as Oriental Guide at Bektash Shrine.

In Memoriam:
Edith C. (Oliver) Holmes. Q.S.
Born: May 17, 1927
Initiated: October 23, 1945
Affiliate: January 22, 1988
Died: February 17, 2018
A 73 year member

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

Happy Star Anniversary:
“Jessica L Alexander- 3-24 12 yrs
Karen L Bianchi 3-26 25 yrs
Robert G Bianchi 3-26 25 yrs
Mae F Cable 3-20 59 yrs
Lillian M Calloway 3-1 43 yrs
Bonnie L Carbary 3-25 24 yrs
Jane LC Decelle 3-25 54 yrs
Grace J DiMatteo 3-25 69 yrs
Louise K Flint 3-26 19 yrs
Patti A Fuller 3-23 39 yrs
Norman E Hall 3-19 34 yrs
Michael S Henry 3-23 11 yrs
Richard L Johnston 3-28 15 yrs
Janis Phelps Levasseur 3-20 39 yrs
Mark A Marden 3-24 57 yrs
Randy S McMullen 3-22 33 yrs
Julia Pitarys 3-25 41 yrs
Robert M Porter Jr 3-28 15 yrs
Lisa JM Proulx 3-27 26 yrs
Nikia A Quesnel 3-23 8 yrs
Heidi R Roy 3-27 9 yrs
Eva E Simard 3-9 49 yrs
Brian J Smith 3-26 25 yrs
Elaine Strand 3-23 17 yrs
Jay C Taylor 3-27 9 yrs
Lois A Taylor 3-22 16 yrs
Tracey L Thompson 3-22 16 yrs
Susan J Whitney 3-24 51 yrs
Pamela G Williams 3-13 37 yrs

What happened at the last meeting: We voted to look into another banking institution so that we could initiate a Pay Pal system for those who wish to pay their dues electronically. We selected a name to submit to the Eastern Star Scholarship Committee. We draped our Altar in loving memory of one of our members we lost this month.

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:
March 10- CVMM OV 2pm
March 10- Sawhegenit OV 6pm
March 11- Grand Rep- Progressive Dinner
March 17- Mass/RI/NH Exchange in W. Medway Ma 1pm
March 18- NH DeMolay Legion of Honor 2:30pm
March 20- WAUF OV- Wolfeboro
March 23- Pilgrim OV
March 24- Legislative Review meeting- 9am – Franklin- open to all to see what legislation is being proposed at Grand Chapter and help to understand the wordage. This is your Grand Chapter- if you want to make changes- this is the time to give input
March 24- Circus Stars mtg- Franklin- immediately following the Legislative mtg
April 1- Easter
April 5- Nashua Rainbow and Pledge stated- 7pm
April 6-8- Gathering of the 13 States/Eastern Star Ball- Nashua Marriott
April 9- Mizpah Eunice OV
April 10- Ancient York stated
April 11- Puritan OV
April 15- Pledge Breakfast- 8-10am
April 16- Portia Henocon Asteria OV
April 18- SHVRM OV
April 18- Rising Sun Stated
April 19- Nashua Rainbow and Pledge stated- 7pm
April 21- Priscilla OV
April 23- Ionic Ragged Mt OV

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

From the East:
We hope that many of you will be able to join us and celebrate the accomplishments of our officers and members and enjoy the fellowship of our traveling Sisters and Brothers! We will be welcoming another new member during our OV and I look forward to having our sidelines full. Don’t forget our huggable and toiletries collections for our Official Visitation.

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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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