Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, May 27, 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.

Sickness and Distress: Speedy recovery wishes to Sister Heidi Roy who had recent surgery. Get well wishes to all our members who have been ‘under the weather’ or recovering from surgery this past few months.

Congratulations: To Sister Julie I. Marciello who welcomed granddaughter Raelyn Marciello to the world on April 26. To Dr. Jessica L. Alexander on completion of her doctorate studies in Molecular Biology at MIT.

Sympathy: To Sister Judith Foley whose husband Peter passed away on March 5th after a battle with cancer. They would have celebrated 50 years of marriage in July.
“When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.”

Happy Star Anniversary:

Jennifer L. Anderson 5-22-09
Allyson J. Britko 5-23-08
Doris M. Cobb 5-25-56
Cynthia B. Covey 5-23-58
Evelyn E. Dailey 5-14-58
Frederick Duncan PGP 5-17-74
Shirley E. Jolly PM 5-24-68
G. Raymond Palmer 5-23-75
Constance M. Pratt 5-23-75
Jean C. Sudsbury PM 5-28-48
Shirley J. VanVliet QS 5-28-71
Joann Vickery–Lister 5-21-68

What happened at the last meeting: We collected foods for the area Food Pantry. We decided to do a Yard Sale for the Susan I Douglas PM – Memorial Fund on August 27th . We are looking into doing a Silver Knights fundraiser this summer on July 21st. We discussed assisting Priscilla Chapter #51 with the GGCCM Reception on June 11th – please contact the WM if you can assist during that day, all hands are needed as we have a supper to serve that evening. We draped the altar in memory of Edward B. Holt PGP.

NH Grand Chapter: Forms for registration and housing for Grand Chapter on August 19-20th at the Courtyard Marriott in Nashua are on the e-guidepost, the website, in the recent Guidepost magazine, and are available from your secretary. A message from the Worthy Grand Matron came to the Chapter that she is looking for volunteers for the general Grand Pages for the sessions. Those interested must sign up with Sister Karen Wedlock PM at kdwedlock@hotmail.com or 978-604-5002 no later than June 1st. There are also volunteer opportunities for setting up and cleaning up the Grand Chapter room, and the Craft Table is still looking for various Crafts and gently used gowns and tuxes to sell at the sales table. There is also a continuous collection of fleece or quilted lap blankets (approx.. size 50 inch by 60 inch), toiletries, and Huggables to donate to Shriners Hospital. Please contact Sister Joan Smith, PM, Secretary, if you can assist in any way.

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. Tabs for shiners are being collected to deliver at Grand Assembly for the Shriners Hospitals- call if you need a pick up .

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:
5/10/16 Ancient York #89 stated
5/11/16 Ellacoya #43 Visitation – Holderness
5/15/16 OES Grand Rep. Reception-Bristol- 2pm
5/16-18/16 Maine Grand Chapter
5/18/16 Rising Sun #39 stated
5/19/16 Rainbow/Pledge stated
5/19-21/16 Mass Grand Chapter
5/21/16 Grand Lodge
5/24/16 Mt Eustis #37 Visitation – Littleton
5/26/16 PM/PP meeting- Valentinos in Hudson- 6pm
5/27/16 Pilgrim Stated – 7:30pm
5/28/16 Placing Flags at Veterans graves- Edgewood Cemetery off Amherst St. 9am-10am
5/31/16 Nocho Night – Margarita’s Restaurant- Nashua- 5pm- close
6/4/16 Sawhegenit #52 Visitation –Bristol
6/11/16 GGCCM Reception- Penacook- 2pm

From the East:
Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Well, looks like spring will be a busy one! This month we would like to put together “Blessing Bags” while we enjoy social enjoyment and cheerful companionship during refreshments. So we will be looking for some of the following items to put in the Blessing Bags: facecloths, soap, water, snacks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, small toiletries, just to name a few.

I know there are a lot of items already at the lodge to be taken to the food pantry, so if anyone would like to assist with the delivery of the items, please let me know and we can pick a date to go.

Also, please save the date of July 21st , 2016, this will be the date we go to the Silver Knights baseball game. I have 100 tickets I would love to sell; cost for the tickets is $6.00 per person! We will have an opportunity to take advantage of the 50/50 raffle that evening, so will be looking for some volunteers to help sell tickets. We will have a table at the entrance, where we can have some information about OES and the Nashua Masonic Family and to sell 50/50 chances. We have been told we can walk through the seats selling tickets as well as visiting the different lounges to sell tickets; so we could really use your help to make this a successful evening. Please come join in a fun family night.