November 2015

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, November 27, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Sister Officers may wear colored gowns. Tonight is the annual Men’s Night so plan to stay for delightful entertainment.

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.

Congratulations: To Julie Marciello on birth of a grandchild, and Sue Douglas on gret grandchild; to Gail Heimbach on the wedding of her son; to John and Sherry Jackson on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Sickness and Distress: Keep the following in your prayers- Bill Whitney, Jeannette Healey, John and Anne Senter. Speedy recovery to Judy Trest on her foot surgery.

Sympathy: Extended to the family and friends of our sister Edna E Dooley and brother Gilbert P Bemis PP


Edna E Dooley
Born 12/30/21
Initiated 10/31/41
Died 10/15/15
A 74 year member

Gilbert P Bemis PP
Born 7/9/28
Initiated 11/10/79
Died 11/5/15
A 36 year member

Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart. Edmund Burke
Message from the Secretary:
In this mailing you will see that there is your 2016 Dues Bill statement. On that form I ask that you please update your demographics for our records- especially birthdates, phone numbers, and emails. With changes to our mailings, I would love to have as many email addresses as possible so that bulletins and news of members can be emailed as a cost savings for the chapter. Please always remember to let your secretary know or sad and or glad tidings in your life.

Happy Star Anniversary:
Kristine Bechard 11-23-13 – 2yrs
Melissa Beers 11-23-13 -2yrs
Ursula Classon 11-7-52 – 63yrs
Irene Cowen 11-21-70 – 45 yrs
Doreen Going 11-23-13 – 2yrs
Elizabeth McPhee 11-2-50 – 65 yrs
Nancy Molnar 11-6-99 – 16 yrs
Christine Mulcahy 11-2-76 – 39yrs
Katherine Norcross 11-6-60 – 55yrs
Joyce Pelletier 11-19-77 – 38 yrs
Barbara Rooks 11-1952 – 63yrs
John Senter 11-10-79 – 36 yrs
Wayne Standley Jr 11-4-02 – 13yrs
Iouri Starosselski 11-6-99 – 16 yrs
Diann Steinberg 11-23-13 – 2 yrs
Anita Stevens 11-26-76- 39yrs

What happened at the last meeting: At our last meeting we saw the retirement of the 2014/2015 Chapter Officers and the installation of the 2015/2016 Chapter Officers. Congratulations to Sister Lois A. Taylor and Brother Stephen K. Bahsler on a very successful term for 2014/2015. Through the generosity of our members we were able to collect funds to assist “Operation Warm”, this is a state wide program sponsored by Fire Fighters who provide coats for children. Thank you all for your generosity with this project.

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.

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:
11/12/15 Visitation CT Valley Mt. Mooselauke
11/14/15 SOI, Rockingham Chapter, Derry
11/14/15 Grand Cross of Color – Nashua
11/15/15 Pledge Breakfast – 7:30-10:00am
11/18/15 Rising Sun stated meeting
11/19/15 Rainbow and Pledge stated meeting
11/21/15 MA, ME, NH Exchange – Kittery ME
11/22/15 Rehearsal for officers – 12 noon
11/26/15 Happy Thanksgiving
11/27/15 Pilgrim Chapter Stated meeting
12/3/15 Rainbow and Pledge stated meeting
12/5/15 Rising Sun Holiday party
12/8/15 Ancient York stated meting
12/13/15 Unity Party (Concord)
12/18/15 Pilgrim OES meeting is on third Friday due to fourth Friday being Christmas

From the East:

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Brother John and I thank you for the confidence you have placed in us allowing us to serve you this year. This year, we have decided to “Give it Back” to our communities. For our November meeting we would love to assist with the “Santa Fund” we will be collecting new unwrapped toys or accepting monetary donations that will be delivered to the Nashua Telegraph. There are many families in the Nashua area that will benefit from the generosity of the members of Pilgrim Chapter.

Also, as in many past years, we will be assisting Rising Sun Lodge at their annual Thanksgiving dinner, which will be held on November 26th, 2015, dinner served at 2pm. You are cordially invited to join us, there is no charge for the meal, so please come and enjoy some social enjoyment and cheerful companionship. Please RSVP to Shelley Gullett or Larry Gullett so we can ensure we have enough food to go around.

Finally, both Brother John and I would love to see you at our November meeting, there will be entertainment after the meeting, with thanks to Brother John and Brother Jeff.

Should anyone need a ride to the meeting, please feel free to contact the Worthy Matron and she will do her utmost to see that you are picked up and driven home.