Pilgrim Chapter No. 55

Order of the Eastern Star



Lisa J. M. Proulx Joan L. Smith Brian J. Smith
Worthy Matron   Secretary Worthy Patron

From The East:

Thanks to Sister Joan L. Smith, PM, Secretary who gave us Back to Basics update at our March meeting. Sister Tracey and Brother Brian and I have taken some great suggestions as to how to help the chapter. Changing the format of our bulletin was one of the items. We hope you enjoy the new look!

Your Worthy Patron and I send Blessings all of those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries in May.

Next Meeting – May 24, 2013

Join us at 7:30pm, when members of DeMolay International will perform the Flower Talk and we will honor our Veterans. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

In June, we will honor our Longevity Members as well as our Past Matrons and Past Patrons. If you have been a member for 25 Years or more, June 28 is YOUR night! Keep your eyes open for a special announcement for our September Meeting as well!


(From Left to Right): John Jackson, Jeff Brown and Lisa Britko at the very successful Pilgrim Players presentation of “A Knight of Murder” Mystery Dinner Theatre on Friday, May 3, 2013. (Courtesy of Bro. Anthony Zanichkowsky)



Upcoming Events!

Contact the WM, WP, or Sec’y for more information!

May 13 Rising Sun’s ‘Dining for a Cause’ at Ninety-Nine Restaurant
May 14 Ancient York Stated Meeting
May 15 Rainbow + Pledge Stated Meeting
May 16-18 Massachusetts Grand Chapter
May 19 Pledge Breakfast 7:30am to 10:00am.
May 20 Chapter Fundraiser at Margarita’s- Nashua (Canal Street)
May 20-22 Maine Grand Chapter
May 21 Rising Sun Stated Meeting
May 24 Pilgrim Chapter Stated 7:30pm
May 29 Pilgrim Chapter PM/PP Dinner
May 28-30 Nashua IORG Fundraiser at Ruby Tuesdays
June 28 Pilgrim Chapter Stated Meeting

At Our Last Meeting

At our last meeting, we honored Sister Lisa K. Hollis, PM, Grand Esther and presented her with a floral bouquet; and draped the altar in loving memory of Sister Sandy G Dudley, PM. We also endorsed Brother Larry D. Gullet, PP, in filing for Assoc. Grand Patron and Sister Shelley M. Gullett, PGM, Gr Secy, GGCCM, in filing for Grand Secretary. The chapter is excited to support their efforts to serve NH Grand Chapter!

Fraternal Service

We are in full swing for spring! Here are a few projects we’re working on with our fraternal family!

•—Tabs for Shriners: Sister Joan L. Smith, PM – JLSPMA@aol.com

•—Quilt Project: Sister Lisa K Hollis, PM – Lhollis33@aol.com

•—Labels for Education: Sister Judy Porter- judy.a.porter@comcast.net

•—Rainbow Girls: Sister Lisa F Britko, PM, Mother Advisor (603)566-5681 auntielisab@gmail.com

•—Pledge Girls: Sister Sharon M. Jackson, P.M., Pledge Mother at (603) 598-2682 or Sister Stacy M. Desrosiers, P.M. at (603) 579-0519 or stacy_des@hotmail.com

•—Upcoming Suppers: We have two suppers on May 8 and May 28. Please contact Sister Shelley M. Gullett, P.M. at smg55oes@comcast.net or (603)533-9028

Fundraising Opportunities!

To help the Chapter reach our goals, please come and assist 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.

•—May 20 – Mark your calendars for the first fundraiser at Margarita’s Restaurant in Nashua. All proceeds of the evening’s food and drink orders will be donated direct to Pilgrim Chapter’s general fund. Please contact your WM or Secretary for a flyer.

•—Watch for details on the Yard Sale scheduled for June 16 at the Londonderry Flea Market on Route 102.

•—Future events will include a cribbage night, Wii bowling competition and craft sales.

Special Notices

Dues and Assessment: Some members still have not paid their dues for 2011 + 2012. The amount of Membership unpaid dues totals $1,000.00. 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. Please help the Chapter by paying in a timely manner.

Chapter Happenings

Looking for Artists: There is an Art Contest going on for new ‘cover art’ for the NH Proceedings. If anyone is interested in submitting art please contact Sister Tracey L .Thompson for more information at tthompson511@yahoo.com

Pilgrim Chapter Past Matrons and Past Patrons will meet Wednesday, May 29 at the Ruby Tuesday’s. Please RSVP to Sister Lois A Taylor, PM by May 22nd at (603)377-6877 or taylor5975@gmail.com

Thank you to the Nashua Masonic Building Association for purchasing new plates for the kitchen!

Celebrations, Sickness, and Sympathy

Congratulations to Sister Janet L. Thompson, P.M. who was installed as Worthy Matron, Brother Richard J. Thompson, P.P., who was installed as Secretary of Acacia Chapter #80 in Tewksbury, MA; and to Sisters Shelley M. Gullett, P.G.M, Gr. Secy, GGCCM, and Pamela G. Williams, P.M., who participated in that Installation; to Sister Lisa K. Hollis, P.M., Grand Esther who was the Installing Officer at Ida McKinley Chapter #86 in Ayer, MA; to Sister Bonnie L. Carbary, PGM, Brother Brian J. Smith PGP, Sister Shelley M. Gullett, PGM, Gr.Secy, GGCCM, and Brother Jeffrey L. Brown, PGP, GGCCM who participated in the initiation ceremony on April 29 at Priscilla Chapter, Penacook, NH. The degree team was comprised entirely of Past Grand Matrons and Past Grand Patrons from NH and our Chapter served us quite proudly!

Also congratulations to the Brothers that participated in NH Consistory degrees the weekend of April 27.

Get Well Wishes to Sister Katherine Jo Drown, P.M., who has been moved to Greenbriar for rehab; to Brother David C. Thompson, Jr., PGP who had bronchitis; Sister Priscilla B. Hildebrand, P.M., who has been in the hospital; Sister Joyce E. Brown, PM, who has been ill and is now out of the hospital.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Sister Frances M. Pollock who passed away in April, and to Sister Lorraine E. Thompson, PGM, who lost her sister in April.

In Memoriam:
Sister Frances M Pollock
Born: August 6, 1917
Initiated: May 25, 1951
Passed on: April 30, 2013
A 62-year member

To live in hearts we leave behind Is not to die.
~Thomas Campbell, “Hallowed Ground”

Food for Thought

“Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.” – Thomas Merton

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!

If there are any changes 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 or the Secretary or any glad or sad tidings.

Pilgrim Chapter members at the Lunar Knight Organizational Meeting in Hampton on Sunday, May 5, 2013. (Courtesy of Sist. Lisa J. M. Proulx)
In Star Love Always,

Lisa J M Proulx, P.M. ,W.M.
6 Potanipo Hill
Brookline, NH 03033
Brian J. Smith, P.G.P., W.P.
16 Cliff Rd.
Nashua, NH 03062-2356

Joan L. Smith P.M. Secretary
16 Cliff Road, Nashua, NH 03062

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