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

May 2012

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm, for the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, and
transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter.
Sister Officers may wear street dress. Gentlemen may wear dress
slacks and polos.

A dinner of hamburgers and hot dogs, coleslaw and chips will be served prior to the
meeting. Please contact the Worthy Matron or Worthy Patron if
you plan to attend so that we may have the appropriate amount
of food. There is no cost for this meal, but donations will be
accepted.

At this meeting, we will be honoring our Past Matrons and Past Patrons, as well as our longevity members in June. Please join us to celebrate our Sisters and Brothers
who have served in Pilgrim Chapter!

Collation Under the direction of Sister
Lisa J. M. Proulx,
P.M., A.M., assisted by Sister Judy
A. Porter
and Brother Robert M. Porter, Jr., P.P.

Birthday/Anniversary Wishes!

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

What happened at our recent meeting?
At our April meeting, we recognized the Veterans who have served
our country with a special poem. We also made a generous donation
to help replace the convection oven at Evergreen Place. We also
discussed two very important events – the Memorial Day Parade
and an OES Informational Night
which will help us show our
community and anyone intersted in joining our Order what we do
and how much fun we have doing it!

Nashua’s Memorial Day Parade is on Monday, May 28. Please join with is if you’re able,
to help make a great impression on the City. We’ll be assembling
at Holman Stadium at 9:15 am for a 10:00 am start. We’ll have
a float for anyone not wanting to walk, and invite Ancient York
Lodge, Pilgrim Chapter, and Nashua Assembly to join us.

We invite all Master Masons and their wives to join Pilgrim Chapter for light refreshments on the 4th floor at 6:15 p.m on Friday, June 8, and to learn more about Freemasonry’s organization open to both men
and women. The program will begin at 7:15 p.m. Contact Worthy
Patron Larry Gullett at (603)582-7233.

After the meeting we enjoyed a time of fine food and conversation.

Sickness and Distress: Brother Richard I Poole P.G.P.
was recently up for a visit and is doing well; Sister Edith
C. Holmes
is currently in the Courville Rehab Center; Brother
John Senter
is at Greenbriar Rehab; Brother Mark Marden,
P.P., was recently hospitalized with pneumonia; Sister Sandi
Libby
and Brother Larry Gullett, P.P., W.P., were
hospitalized for a brief time.; Sister Fran Pollock has
now moved to a Bedford facility; Brother Gil Bemis P.P.
has been in and out of the hospital with issues; Brothers
Herb Hutchinson
P.P. and Jack Caynon are now both
home after stints in Rehab facility; Sister Bonnie Carbary,
P.G.M., had recent foot surgery and is on the mend; Brother
David C Thompson, Jr.,
P.G.P. has been having good days and
bad days. All could use cards of well wishes and encouragement.

Congratulations is extended to Sister Judy Trest, P.M., whose son was recently married.

Sympathy is extended to Sister Pamella E Taylor, P.M. who recently lost her brother.

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!

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 April 19 and May 3.

Please feel free to contact Mrs. Deborah A. Wall, M.A. for more information regarding
any Rainbow events at (603) 494-9299. 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.
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.

Think Spring!

Dreary winter now has passed,

Warm spring days are here at last.

Tulips and daffodils grow big and tall

All along the garden walls

Robins have made their return, it’s true;

The air is fresh, the sky so blue.

Mother Nature is doing her best

To bring back the beauty that’s been at rest.

We thank you, Lord, for all you’ve do ne

To let us know that Spring has sprung!

 —Sister Beverly F. Burleigh, P.M.

Dues and Assessment: Some members still
have not paid their dues for 2011. 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 2012
went out with the November bulletin. Dues this year is $30.00
per person and $10.00 for Special Assessment for Temple Repair
Fund. Please help the Chapter by paying in a timely manner.

Upcoming Events!
May 14-16 Maine Grand Chapter
May 16 Rising Sun #39 State Mtng
May 17 Nashua #9 Rainbow and Pledge Mtng
May 17-19 Massachusetts Grand Chapter
May 19 Grand Lodge Annual Convocation
May 20 Pledge Breakfast May 20 Grand Representatives
Reception- Penacook- 2pm
May 21 Portia Henocon Asteria # 14 Official Visitation
May 23 Trinity #22 Official Visitation May 25 Pilgrim #55 Stated Mtng
May 28 Memorial Day Parade, Nashua.
May 31 Peabody Mt Washington #35 Official Visitation
June 2 Ruth #16 Official Visitation
June 3 Down East Clam Bake at Fosters
June 7 Nashua #9 Rainbow and Pledge Mtng
June 8 Pilgrim OES – Informational Night
June 8-9 Vermont GrandChapter
June 10 Nite Prowlers Meeting
June 12 Ancient York #89 Stated Mtng
June 29-July 1 NH IORG Grand Assembly. Courtyard Marriot, Nashua.

Tabs for Shriners: The Nashua Rainbow Girls continue
to collect can tabs for the Shriners Hospitals as a service project
and would be more than happy to take any tabs collected off your
hands. Feel free to drop Tabs off at any meeting, or if you need
a pick up from your home feel free to contact Sister Joan
L Smith
P.M. Secretary, for pick up of tabs from your home.

From the East: We would like to encourage everyone
to join us in marching in the Memorial Day Parade, please wear
a fraternal shirt, whether it is OES, IORG, DeMolay, or Masonic.
We also urge you to attend the open meeting on June 8. Your presence
will help in presenting our Chapter in our finest light to those
who may be interested in becoming members.

In Star Love and Hugs, .

Lisa F. Britko
c/o Robinson
11 Chatfield Drive
Nashua, NH 03063
(603)566-5681
auntielisab@gmail
Larry D. Gullett
PO Box 365 Nashua, NH 03062 (603)582-7233
ldgfam@comcast.net

Joan L. Smith P.M. Secretary
16 Cliff Road, Nashua, NH 03062
603-888-0891
JLSPMA@aol.com

Internet – Pilgrim Chapter’s website: http://www.Pilgrimchapter-oes.org
NH Grand Chapter Website: http://geocities.com/nhoes/index.html

If there is any change in your address, please notify our Secretary so that she May correct her records. So that none May be forgotten, please notify
the Worthy Matron

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