November 2017

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving petitions, balloting, conferring of degrees, and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Lady officers must wear white gowns.

Collation: Under the direction of Sister Nancy E. Brooks, PM, Associate Matron, assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr. PP.

Sickness and Distress: Get well wishes to all our Sisters and Brothers with continuing health troubles including Jackie Cole who had recent foot surgery, to Judy Fenner who had recent cataract surgery and is doing well, Ally Britko who has been under the weather with a virus, and Bill Whitney who was recently hospitalized with pneumonia.

Congratulations: Congrats to Judy Trest for becoming Royal Matron of her Amaranth Court and being names Grand Rep to CT at Grand Court of Amaranth; to both Richard Thompson ad Roland Petersen who received the MSAA award from Scottish Rite.

The family of Richard I. Poole, Sr., PGP, invite all to a Memorial Service to be done by OES and Masons which will be held November 9th at 7pm in the Nashua Masonic Temple.

Happy Star Anniversary:

Krissy Bechard 11/23- 4 yrs

Melissa Beers 11/23- 4yrs

Ursula Classon 11/7- 65 yrs

Patrisha Corleto 11/19- 20yrs

Irene Cowen 11/21-47 yrs

Doreen Going 11/23- 4yrs

Elizabeth McPhee 11/2 -67 yrs

Nancy Molnar 11/6- 18 yrs

Christine Mulcahy- 11/2- 41 yrs

Katherine Norcross 11/6- 57 yrs

Joyce Pelleiter 11/19- 40 yrs

Barbara Rooks- 11/19- 65 yrs

John Senter 11/9-  48 yrs

Wayne Standley  11/4-  15 yrs

Iouri Starosselski  11/6  18 yrs

Diane Steinberg 11/23- 4 yrs

Anita Steven 11/26- 41 yrs

Upcoming rehearsals:
11/19: Rehearsal, 6pm-8pm – for Opening, Initiation, and Closing

Suppers: Our supper season has ended for the Fall. Looking forward to the Spring suppers we are in need of people who would like to chair or cook a few suppers. We missed out on a few money-making suppers this term when our cooks were not available to work on those nights. Suppers ten to be small and easy to cook- if you are interested in helping by cooking a supper, to bring in revenue for the Chapter please contact Shelley at smg55oes@comcast.net or Lisa at auntielisab@gmail.com

What happened at the last meeting: At our October meeting we had a short early meeting, set up a committee to decide on benevolences for next year, then recessed for the purpose of Installation. We had a very informative speaker after the Installation regarding the Worthy Matron and Patrons charity this year- Anne Marie House in Hudson.

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:
November 9- Service for Dick Poole PGP- Nashua Temple
November 11- DeMolay Chevalier- Milford- 6pm
November 12- DeMolay Chartering ceremony in Manchester- 1pm
November 12- Babyless Baby Shower- Holderness temple- 5pm
November 14-Ancient York stated
November 15- Rising Sun stated
November 16- Nashua Rainbow and Pledge
November 18-26- Fez Tival of Trees- Bektash
November 18- Grand Lodge
November 18- OES School of Instruction- Bristol 9am- approx.2pm
November 19- Grand Cross of Color- Nashua – 12:30pm mystic Banquet; 2pm degree- RSVP to Stacy Desrosiers at stacy_des@hotmail.com
November 23- Thanksgiving
November 25- Annual Holiday Stroll on Main St- 5-10pm

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

From the East:
Brother Bob and I would like to congratulate all of our officers for a great installation and start to a new year. Next meeting we’ll be having initiation and bringing in a new member to our Order, I look forward to jumping straight into our work. We’ve got the holiday season upon us with Thanksgiving and other holidays. When celebrating and spending time with family please take a moment to think of those that might not be spending time with their family whether serving or other reasons. It’s times such as the holidays to take a moment and know how blessed we are to have the support of our Eastern Star family.