Pilgrim Chapter OES Order Of The Eastern Star – Nashua, New Hampshire

November 2016 Bulletin

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Dear Sisters and Brothers:
You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, November 25, 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.

You are cordially invited to attend a stated meeting on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of Initiation. Lady officers shall wear white gowns.

Collation: Under the direction of Sister Jennifer H. Bean, Associate Matron, assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr. PP.

Sickness and Distress: Get well wishes to Sister Elaine Strand after a recent illness. Would you like to help make holiday visits to our shut ins and partial shut in members? Please contact the Worthy Matron for more details.

Congratulations: Congrats to Brother Guy R Martineau who was recently wed to his lady Joanna.

Sympathy:
Sympathy is extended to Sister Phyllis A Lackie PM on the passing of her nephews last month.

In Memoriam
Katherine Jo Drown PM
Born: June 21, 1924 (92 years old)
Initiated: October 16, 1945 (Union Chapter #183 in Lyman, Maine – 71 years membership –
our senior member on longevity list)
Affiliated: October 28, 1977
Passed: October 20, 2016

“When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.”

Happy Star Anniversary:
Kristine S Bechard 11/23 – 3 yrs
Melissa P Beers 11/23 – 3yrs
Ursula B Classon 11/7 – 64 yrs
Patrisha A Corleto PM 11/19 – 19 yrs
Irene M Cowen 11/21 – 46 yrs
Doreen T Going 11/23 – 3yrs
Elizabeth G McPhee 11/2 – 66 yrs
Nancy J Molnar 11/6 – 17 yrs
Christine AH Mulcahy 11/2 – 40 yrs”
Katherine M Norcross 11/6 – 66 yrs
Joyce E Pelletier 11/19 – 39yrs
Barbara A Rooks PM- Nov 1952- 64 yrs
John G Senter 11/10 – 37 yrs
Wayne L Standley Jr 11/4 – 14 yrs
Iouri M Starosselski 11/6 -17 yrs
Diann G Steinberg 11/23 – 3 yrs
Anita S Stevens 11/26 – 40 yrs

What happened at the last meeting: At our October meeting we installed one officer and draped altar in loving memory of our Sister Katherine Jo Drown, PM. We discussed a number of fundraisers for this year including the Nashua Masonic Directory which will start production shortly. We decided we will be holding a special meeting night for initiation on December 2nd. For those that are looking to clean out their houses before the holidays, Jackie Desrosiers, WA of Nashua Rainbow is able to come by and accept donations for the Rainbow Recycling project (please see note of accepted items). Please contact the Worthy Matron to schedule a pick up. We will be working with Rainbow at their Cook-Off to support the Nashua Children’s Dyslexia Learning Center on November 20th. Enter a dish or simply stop by to taste the wonderful culinary creations!

Grand Chapter Raffle Fundraiser: This year, Grand Chapter will be hosting a state wide raffle fundraiser in businesses throughout the state.  As a chapter, we are requested to find 5 businesses who would be willing to showcase a raffle item (i.e. gift card for their establishment) where patrons can purchase a chance for $5.  At the end of the raffle time period, all proceeds from the raffle will go toward our state charity, the NH Food Bank.  What a great way to show our work in the community and fundraise for a great charity and if each chapter has 5 businesses participating that each raise $100 each, we could make $10,000!  Wow!  Full details on this great project are available from Sister Stacy Desrosiers, WM.

Dues Notices: Enclosed in this month’s mailing is dues notices for 2017. If you are a 50+ year member your dues card is included. Reminder that all 50+ year members after 2009 are asked to pay the annual per capita (currently $7.00) per vote of the Chapter. Dues notices also include a space for donating to the Eastern Star Ad program and the Youth Organizations, as well as charities of your choice such as the NH Food Bank- this year’s charity for Grand Chapter. There is also a space to fill in birthdate, telephone, email and address changes. These are very important for the secretary database.

Unity Party: This year the Unity Party is on Saturday, December 3rd. Tickets are $25 for Adults, $15 for Youth. They are available from your Secretary. Please contact Joan Smith (email or phone below) by November 25 if you wish to have tickets set aside for you!

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 Stacy Desrosiers, Mother Advisor, at 603-759-3221, or Sister Lois Taylor, AMA, at 603-377-6877. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month (excluding July and August) at 7:00 pm.

Need to clean out your house before the holidays?  If you would like to get rid of any of the following items, please contact the Worthy Matron!  All proceeds from this recycling project go toward the efforts of the NH Rainbow Girls state charity, Girls at Work

  • Clothing
  • Home linens (sheets, towels, drapes, etc)
  • Purses, shoes, belts
  • Stuffed animals (any condition)
  • and many more!

Visit  http://ecosmithrecyclers.com/materials/ for a complete listing.


Important Dates: 
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.

11/12/16 Flag removal at Edgewood cemetery- 9am
11/13/16 Grand Cross of Color- Banquet 12:30 pm-Degree 2pm
11/13/16 OES Grand Representatives- annual meeting- Boscawen- 5pm
11/14/16 Ancient York -Stated meeting
11/15/16 Rising Sun –Stated meeting
11/16/16 Nashua Rainbow meeting
11/19/16 Grand Lodge – Semi-annual Convocation- Manchester
11/19/16 OES Exchange (Ma/ME/NH)- Wakefield, Ma
11/19-27/16 Fez-Tival of trees- Bektash- Concord
11/20/16 Pledge Breakfast
11/20/16 Cook off- Fundraiser for Learning Center- 2 – 4pm
11/24/16 Thanksgiving dinner at temple – 2pm
11/29/16 Past Matrons/Patrons mtg- Fratellos on Main ST- 6pm
12/1/16 Nashua Rainbow meeting
12/2/16 Special Meeting- Pilgrim #55 for Initiation- 7:30pm
12/3/16 Unity Party at Bektash Shrine Center Concord – 4pm
12/11/16 Fraternal Bodies Holiday Party at Nashua temple-8 – 11am

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

From the East:
As we look forward to this holiday season, may you always remember your Sisters and Brothers, both here and those that have gone before us, Be thankful for everything you have and be of service to those around you!
Just a few of the service / fun projects planned for the next few months:
November, we will be wrapping gifts for a special family through the White Dove program all while being entertained by our Masonic Brothers!

December, we will be hosting a cookie swap following the meeting…bring a dozen or two of your favorite cookie and swap them with other members just in time to greet Santa!!!

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