Dear Sisters and Brothers:
You are cordially invited to attend the following stated meeting for the purpose of transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter IN PERSON! While we will have restrictions-Masks must be worn; Social Distancing-six-feet apart; temperature taking and hand sanitizing-it will be a most welcome evening to be “home” in our Chapter. If you are uncomfortable joining us at this time, we all understand, please know that your health and welfare, and comfort level are most important!
For those who are not ready to venture out yet, there is a Zoom option for the Business portion of the meeting. You can enter in the “Zoom waiting room” between 7:15- 7:30pm on March 26 and will be let into the business meeting part as soon as the opening ritual is completed (at approx. 7:45pm)- the link is:
Please note that we will have be having Initiation as well the same weekend at a Special Meeting. We will have three candidates to Initiate.
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 7:30 pm, Regular Stated Meeting in person (we will have a Zoom link for the business section of this meeting only for those persons unable to attend in person)
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm, Special Meeting for the purpose of Initiation only.
Collation –Unfortunately, we cannot have Social Enjoyment (under the direction of Sister Tatiana Fowler, A.M., assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr. P.P.) at this time, but we can have Cheerful Companionship!
Rehearsals for Initiation will be on Sunday, March 14th and Sunday, March 21st both at 1:30 pm. These rehearsals are for those that will be doing step-back/Rainbow officer for the Initiation. It is also requested that the Chapter 2020-2021 officers (current) arrive at 6:30 on March 26th please for a quick rehearsal before the regular meeting.
Thinking of You:
Sympathy is extended to Sister Lisa K Hollis, PM on the loss of her nephew. Get well wishes go out to Sister Jane DeCelle after her recent hip surgery.
Congrats to Sister Ashley (Steele) Conway and her husband on the birth of their new son, Cole Thomas, born February 27, and to Sister Leslee Steele on the birth of her new grandson, as well as Sister Deb Wall for this grand nephew.
Update on 100th Activities!
February-May 2021- On-line Baby photo fundraiser- a fun way to raise money as we Celebrate the birth of our Chapter- by submitting your baby photo and having members guess who’s who! Send your pictures and fee to Judy Trest, PM ( JThrest@twc.com) – or visit the Pilgrim website ( www.pilgrimchapter-oes.org )
Send photos in by March 31st. Guessing starts April 15. Contest ends on May 31. See attached flyer.
6-26-21-Pilgrim Players– presenting the long-awaited Pirates of Tortuga Isle- contact Sister Jenny Taylor-Arnold PM for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org)
7-31-21- Old Fashioned Degree– planning in process- contact Sister Shelley Gullett, PGM, Gr Secy for more information (email@example.com)
TBA – The Pink Ladies Degree and a Fashion Show is still in the works. Stay tuned
10-17-21- Save the date for the start of our 100th anniversary Grand Celebration!!!!!!!
It’s time now to have those high school seniors and college/trade school students apply for scholarships. The Eastern Star Scholarship applications and rules are now online at the www.nheasternstar.org website. They are due June 1st. Grand Lodge has applications for their Scholarship on the NH Grand Lodge website in the Featured News area- applications are due April 1st. Scottish Rite also has the Abbott and Bryant Scholarships- both on the NH Scottish Rite website- due April 15. Knights Templar Scholarships were due on March 1- the deadline has passed- but something to keep in mind for next year. If you have questions please contact your secretary.
March 17- Trinity OV
March 18- Nashua Assembly Regular Stated Meeting – 7 pm
April 1- Nashua Assembly Regular Stated Meeting – 7 pm
April 4- Easter
April 12- Mizpah Eunice OV
April 13- Ancient York #89 -Stated Mtg
April 15- Nashua Assembly Regular Stated Meeting – 7 pm
April 17- Homecoming of the GWA
April 19- Portia Henocon Asteria OV
April 21- Rising Sun #39- Stated Mtg
April 23- Pilgrim Chapter Regular Stated Meeting 7:30 pm
May 2- Grand Conductress Formation Mtg
Jessica Alexander- 3-24-06 Robert Bianchi- 3-26-93 Karen Bianchi – 3-26-9 Mae Cable – 3-20-59
Lil Calloway – 3-1-76 Bonnie Carbary – 3-25-94 Jane DeCelle- 3-25-64 Tammy Dozois- 3-23-18 Louise Flint- 3-26-99 Patti Fuller- 3-23-79 Mike Henry- 3-23-07 Rich Johnston – 3-28-03
Mark Marden- 3-24- 61 Janis Phelps- 3-20-79 Julia Pitarys- 3-25-77 Bob Porter- 3-28-03 Lisa Proulx- 3-27-92 Nikia Davis- 3-26-10 Heidi Roy- 3-27-09 Brian Smith – 3-26-93 Elaine Strand- 3-23-01 Jay Taylor – 3-27-09 Lois Taylor- 3-22-02 Sue Whitney- 3-24-67 Pam Williams- 3-13-82
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 will be on March 18th and April 1st with masks and under COVID guidelines. Please feel free to contact Sister Aimee Busby, M.A. for more information regarding any Rainbow events at (603) 320-9486.
For Pledges and Sparkles, please call Tatiana Fowler, Pledge Mother at (603) 809-8357, 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. Our Cookie baking event online was very successful. Plans are in the works for more online event soon!
From the East:
WOW! We can’t wait to see you all for our Regularly State Meeting on April 3rd, IN PERSON! It has been quite a year, with ups and downs, but through it all, you have kept the spirit of our Order thriving! We can’t thank you enough for your support, through your actions and through your prayers! Enjoy the warmth of the days ahead and may you have a Happy Easter! Happy Passover to all who celebrate this holiday as well!
In Star Love and Hugs,