Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the early stated meeting on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving petitions and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Sister Officers may wear colored gowns for the meeting.

This evening we will be honoring our Longevity members and our Past Matrons and Past Patrons. Please join us for the celebration. Longevity members to be honored are as follows: 25 years: Bonnie L. Carbary P.G.M.; 50 years: Eva E. Simard P.M.; 60 years: Elizabeth C. Annis, Judith S. Bausha, Mae F. Cable; 65 years: Donald D. Clement, Hope E. Mercer, Dorothy R. Millman; 70 years: Grace J. diMatteo P.M. We hope that some will be able to travel to the meeting.

Collation: Under the direction of Sister Aimee K Busby, Associate Matron, assisted by the members of the Chapter.

Happy wishes: Congratulations to Sister Ashley Steele Conway and her husband Ryan on the birth of their little girl Nora Elizabeth on April 4. Proud grandmother is Sister Leslee Steele  and grand aunt Sister Deborah Wall. Congratulations to Sister Gail and Brother Jeff Brown on the birth of their twins Caroline Isabella and Susannah Marguerite born April 8. Proud Grandparents are Sister Susan and Brother Bill Whitney, and Grand aunt Gail Heimbach.

Sickness and Distress: We keep in our thoughts and prayers Sisters Cynthia Covey, Lillian Calloway, Hope Mercer, Annie LK Rice, Anne Senter PM, June Sweeney, Susan Whitney PM, and our Brothers G Raymond Palmer, and Bill Whitney, as they go through their various health struggles. We are happy to hear Sister Lorraine E Thompson PGM is back home from the hospital and doing well. Sister Deborah A Wall had her heart surgery and reports is doing well at rehab in Nashua.

Sympathy: Extended to Brother Walter G Chapman PGP and Sister Deborah A Hall at the loss of wife and mother respectively, our sister Lillian A Chapman. Also to Sister Ursula ‘Dolly’ Classon on the loss of our Brother Gerald K Classon. To Sister Allison S Desjardins at the loss of her grandmother- in law, to Sister Jennifer A Taylor Arnold PM at the loss of her Grand Uncle Ralph. To Joan L Smith PM, Brian J Smith PGP, and Allison E Smith Desjardins on the loss of their daughter and sister, our Sister Tracey L Smith Thompson PM.

Gerald K. Classon
Born May 22, 1935
Initiated December 22, 1967
Passed March 5, 2019

Lillian A Chapman
Born June 29, 1937
Initiated March 28, 1975
Demitted December 22,2006 to join to Priscilla #51
Voted to Honorary membership in Pilgrim January 2007
Died April 15, 2019

Tracey L. Smith Thompson P.M.
Born May 11, 1982
Passed May 2, 2019

“Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day.
Unseen. Unheard. But always near. Still loved, still missed, and very dear.” Anonymous

Star Anniversary:
Jennifer L. Anderson – 5/22- 10 years
Allyson J Britko – 5/23 – 11 years
Doris M Cobb – 5/25 – 63 years
Cynthia D Covey – 5/23 -61 years
Evelyn E Dailey- 5/14 – 61 years
Virginia M Norton- 5/16- 62 years
G Raymond Palmer – 5/23 – 44 years
Jean C Sudsbury- 5/28 – 71 years
Shirley J Van Vliet- 5/28- 48 years
Joann Vickery Lister – 5/21- 51 years”

At our last meeting: We voted to support the Walk for Hunger – Families in Transition “New Horizons”. We nominated candidates for elected offices in Grand Chapter. We draped the altar in loving memory for Gerald K Classon and Lillian A Chapman who recently passed away.

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:
5/4/19 NH Quebec exchange at Josselyns cabins
5/5/19 Grand Conductress Formation meeting- Franklin Masonic Temple – 2pm
5/7/19 Trustee Mtg
5/8/19 Ellacoya OV-7pm
5/9/19 CVMM OV-7pm
5/10/19 Mt Eustis OV-7pm
5/10-11/19 Grand York Rite event
5/11/19 Olive Branch OV-12:30pm
5/11/19 Rainbow Charity Luau
5/12/19 Mothers Day
5/13/19 Mizpah Eunice OV-7pm
5/14/19 Ancient York – stated Mtg
5/14/19 PM/PP mtg- tentatively Country Tavern- Amherst St. Nashua 6pm- RSVP or 759-3221
5/15/19 Rising Sun – stated Mtg
5/16/19 Nashua Rainbow and Pledge mtg- 7pm
5/16-18/19 Mass Grand Chapter – Boxborough
5/18/19 Grand Lodge of NH- Manchester
5/19/19 Grand Representatives Reception for OES- Ellacoya Chapter – 2pm
5/19/19 Pledge Breakfast-8-10am
5/18-20/19 Maine Grand Chapter – Augusta
5/21/19 WAUF OV-7pm
5/25/19 Place flags on Graves at Edgewood from 9-10am
5/27/19 Memorial Day
6/1/19 COD Portsmouth- 9-1pm
6/1/19 PHA OV- 3pm
6/1/19 8th Annual evening of Masonic Light- 3pm Nashua
6/2/19 Circus Stars Mtg – Claremont 1pm

Contact your secretary for more information on any of the above events.

From the East:

May is here and we have much joy in the coming months, I am looking forward to seeing our Past Matrons and Past Patrons this month as we celebrate their service to our chapter.

We will also be celebrating our Longevity members.  I challenge everyone, to guess how many years, TOTAL our longevity members have given who are at the meeting.  A special prize will be waiting for them. I have planned a nice program for both of our special members. Please come and enjoy the company of some dear friends. I know they would be happy to see you!  We may still be bringing new members as this year moves along.  I am so happy that I have been able to confer the degrees on, already active members!  Pilgrim Chapter has been truly Blessed !  Hope to see you all there.

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