Dear Sisters and Brothers:
You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, May 25, 2018 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 Nancy E. Brooks, P.M., Associate Matron, assisted by members of the Chapter.

At our June 22nd Meeting we will be honoring our Longevity members, our Past Matrons and Patrons, and celebrating other award presentations during the evening. Our Longevity members this year are the following: 70 years: Mary Jo Carden PM, Jean C Sudsbury PM; 65 years: Carolyn L Phinney; 60 years; Nancy L Bettencourt, Cynthia D Covey, Evelyn E Dailey; 50 years: Jacqueline J Cole, Shirley E Jolly PM, Gail W Heimbach PM, Meryon S Miner PGM, Joann Vickery Lister, Bertha R Stevens, Judith L Trest PM; 25 years: Karen L Bianchi, Robert G Bianchi, Brian J Smith PGP.

Sickness and Distress: Get well wishes to Sister Cynthia B Covey, and Sister Lil Calloway, who have been ailing and could use many prayers.

Congratulations: To Sister Donna K Betz who recently married TJ Barnaby. At our visitation we welcomed new member Sister Tammy Dozois to our Chapter. To Brother Guy Martineau whose son Blake recently graduated from SNHU with a degree in Criminal Justice.

In Memoriam:
Betty L Andrews
Born: June 18, 1924
Initiated: October 23, 1970
Passed: April 12, 2018
A 48 year member

The family invite Pilgrim family and friends to attend memorial service and interment to be held on June 30th. More information will be found in the Nashua Telegraph closer to that date. We will drape the altar in June.

“Beauty exists not in what is seen and remembered, but in what is felt and never forgotten.”

Happy Star Anniversary:
Jennifer L Anderson 5/22 9 years
Allyson J Britko 5/23 10 years
Doris M Cobb 5/25 62 years
Cynthia B Covey 5/23 60 years
Evelyn E Dailey 5/14 40 years
Frederick Duncan 5/17 44 years”
Shirley E Jolly 5/24 50 years
Virginia M Norton 5/16 61 years
G Raymond Palmer 5/23 43 years
Jean C Sudsbury 5/28 70 years
Shirley J VanVliet 5/28 46 years
Joann Vickery- Lister 5/21 50 years”

What happened at the last meeting: At our last meeting we voted on a donation to Jeffs Bike Ride for Cancer, and moved forward on our process of changing our Bank accounts so that we can initiate a Paypal account for dues processing. We decided to do a Basket for the Grand Chapter Raffle fundraiser. We set up a committee to revamp to present Line officer books. We voted to move forward on our annual Silver Knights Fundraiser on July 26. We assigned a chair to start discussions with the Lodges about possibly combining together to celebrate our mutual anniversary celebrations (our 100th, Rising Suns 200th, Ancient Yorks 150th all with a year) verses celebrating separately.

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:
May 14-16- Maine Grand Chapter
May 15- Peabody Mt Washington OV-Tilton
Rising Sun -stated
May 17-19- Mass Grand Chapter
May 17 Nashua Rainbow & Pledge Mtg
May 19 – Grand Lodge of NH
May 20- OES Grand Representative Reception-Peacook-2pm
May 20- Blessing of the Bikes – Pelham -1pm
May 21- Portia Henocon Asteria OV-Hillsboro
May 22- PM/PP Meeting- Lilac Blossom- 6pm
May 26- Placing Flags at Edgewood Cemetery- 9am
June 2- Rockingham OV- 2pm-Derry
June 3- Circus Stars Meeting- East Wakefield- 5pm
June 7-8-Vt Grand Chapter
June 7- Nashua Rainbow & Pledge
June 9- Nashua IORG Installation
June 9- Fisher Cats Baseball Game- (Grand Chapter OES Fundraiser)
June 10- Traveling Stars Group Meeting- 1pm – Northwood
June 12- Ancient York-stated
Contact your secretary for more information on any of the above events.

From the East:
Spring has arrived with the nice weather and longer days. I hope all are able to get out and about with the warmer weather here. All are invited to our meetings in May and June. As mentioned above, June we’ll be celebrating not just our longevity members but also our Past Matrons and Past Patrons. I encourage all to come out and if you need assistance with transportation or anything please let us know and we’ll be more than willing to assist. I am pleased that summer is arriving but it also means that there are only a few short months left of my term. Again I encourage all to come out to our meetings!

This month instead of bringing items for Anne-Marie House – their Family Director reached out about an opportunity that she is participating in called “Over the Edge” it’s a fundraising event on June 28-29 where Melissa will rappel down 24 floors to help raise money for Anne-Marie house. Please see the link https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/edge2018/MelissaJohnstone and if you are able to assist with their goal it would be greatly appreciated. I do plan on stopping by on the day of the event to cheer them on so again you are all invited to come out to the Brady Sullivan building on Elm St in Manchester in June to cheer on Melissa as she goes Over the Edge for charity!!


As always, so that none shall be forgotten, please contact the Worthy Matron or Secretary as to any sad or glad tidings