November 2012

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, November 23, 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 colored gowns.

Collation – Under the direction of Sister Tracey L. Thompson, A.M., assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter, Jr., P.P.

Back to Basics Seminar: The OES Membership Committee is sponsoring a ‘Back to Basics’ seminar on Sunday December 2 in Penacook NH from 2-5pm. The seminar is free of charge and all OES members are welcomed. Topics include Marketing, Communication, Generational Changes, and Leadership Qualities, all of which can help your Chapters to grow. Please join us for an afternoon of cheerful companionship and social enjoyment while we learn more about enhancing our membership. RSVP to Joan L. Smith P.M. Membership Chair, if you are planning to attend.

Congratulations to our newest initiated members Sister Tatiana and Brother Chris Fowler. They are the daughter and son-in-law to our Brother Anthony F. Zanichkowsky. We hope you both come often and enjoy being active members of our Chapter! Congratulation also to Sister Christine A.H. Mulcahy on the marriage of her daughter, Erica; and to Sister Lisa Retey on the birth of her third daughter this October.

Sickness and Distress: Sister Katherine Jo Drown, PM, had surgery recently and is recuperating; Brother David C. Thompson, Jr., PGP, is doing better but still doing PT after his leg surgery; Sister Sandra G. Dudley P.M. has been ailing and is in Lafayette Nursing Home now in Franconia; Sister Cynthia B. Covey had major leg vessel surgery and is now home recuperating; and Brother Richard J. Thompson, PP, has had a recent bout of Bronchitis but is on the mend. All these members could use thinking of you cards, and well wishes

Sympathy is extended to Sister Julia Pitarys whose sister passed away; Sister Mary Catherine Albenzi whose aunt in passed away; and to Brother Davis ‘Skip’ Bryant whose sister passed away.

Unity Party: Tickets are on sale now for the Unity Party, Saturday, Dec 1 at the Shrine Center in Concord, NH from 4-9pm. Enjoy an evening of socializing, a delicious buffet dinner, and dancing. Tickets are $22 per person and are available from Joan L. Smith P.M., Secy, as well as several heads of bodies throughout the state.

Dues and Assessment: Some members still have not paid their dues for 2012. 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 take note: Dues notices for 2013 are included in this mailing

In Memoriam

Brother Raymond M. Flynn, Jr. P.P.

Born July 18, 1922

Initiated Dec. 27, 1996

Called Home October 2, 2012

A 16-year Member

Sister Beatrice R. Hill Gilker

Initiated October 28, 1960

Called Home October 8, 2012

A 52-year Member

Sister Ellen D. Winters

Born March 27, 1921

Initiated January 2, 1960

Called Home November 4, 2012

A 52-year Member

“Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk to me as if I were beside you there.”

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!

What happened at our recent meeting? At our last meeting we had a ‘step back’ night where our 2011-12 Officers swapped stations with our current Officers, and did the Initiatory work on two new members. We draped the Altar in memoriam for the passing of Br. Raymond M. Flynn, P.P., and Sr. Beatrice R. H. Gilker.

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 Nov 1 and Nov 15. 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)459-8036 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.

NH Grand Chapter OES Scholarships: If you or a relative (child, grandchild) are interested in applying for the OES Educational Scholarship, and wish to be sponsored through our Chapter, you must send a letter to the Chapter Secretary no later than the December 2012 meeting date. NOTE: An earlier date for submission of nominee has been requested by the Scholarship Committee. All letters requesting consideration for this Scholarship will be read and voted on at our January meeting. Only one applicant can be chosen from each Chapter. Please contact the Secretary if you have any questions.

Volunteers Needed: The Nashua VFW has requested help to place flags at Veteran’s graves on November 10 from 9-10:30am at Edgewood Cemetery.

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.

Birthday/Anniversary Wishes!  Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to all of our Members celebrating Birthdays and Anniversaries in November!

Upcoming Events!

Nov 3-10 General Grand Chapter. Fort Worth, TX
Nov 9 Ancient York #89, Visitation
Nov 11 OES Grand Representatives Annual Mtg at Harts, Meredith
Nov 13 Ancient York Lodge #89 Stated Mtg
Nov 15 Nashua Rainbow and Pledge Mtg, 7pm
Nov 17 Semi Annual Grand Lodge Mtg, Manchester
Nov 18 Pledge Breakfast, 8-10:30am, Nashua
Nov 18 Grand Cross of Color, Nashua 1:30pm (Banquet at 12 noon)
Nov 18 Sougehan Valley Demolay Installation with Cross of Honor Degree, Milford 4:30pm. Brother Jay C. Taylor and Sister Lois A. Taylor P.M. will be honorees.
Nov 17-25 Fez-tival of Trees, Concord. (Nov 20 is free admission for any Fraternal member who hold a current dues card!)
Nov 22 Rising Sun Dinner, 2pm, Nashua Temple. Make reservations with Brs. Bob Porter or Larry Gullett. No cost.
Nov 24 Holiday Stroll on Main St. Join our Rainbow,
Lodge, and OES members for Hot Cocoa at the temple. 5-10pm
Dec 1 Unity Party, 4-8pm Concord
Dec 2 “Back to Basics” Free Seminar. Penacook Temple, 2-5pm
Dec 6 Nashua Rainbow and Pledge Mtg, 7pm
Dec 9 Chili Cook-off, Nashua Masonic Temple. Contact Br. Guy Martineau for more information.

From the East: Brother Brian and I wish all our members a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. We certainly hope your observance involves an abundance of caring family, love and celebrations.

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”

– W.T. Purkiser

In Star Love Always,

Lisa JM 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

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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