Dear Sisters and Brothers:
You are cordially invited to attend the following stated meeting for the purpose of transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Officers may wear colored gowns/tuxes or suits for the stated meeting, unless initiation.
Friday, November 25, 2022 at 7:30 pm: Regular Stated Meeting- Honoring our Veterans
Friday, December 23, 2022 at 7:30pm: Regular Stated Meeting- Wear your Christmas Spirit Best! Holiday activities expected!
Cheerful Companionship and Social Enjoyment (under the direction of Sister Lisa K Hollis, P.M., A.M., assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr. P.P.) will be held after the meeting. Officers be sure to donate to Sister Lisa for purchase of refreshments.
Our next few suppers are Nov 9. and Nov. 15 and we are always looking for assistance. Please contact Sister Tatiana at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sister Lisa Britko at email@example.com if you can assist.
Suppers are our biggest source of income and without them because we do not have enough assistants or cooks in the kitchen we will need to decline doing suppers! WE NEED YOUR HELP!
The chapter voted in September that our dues for this year is $60.00. This includes the Per capita to pay to Grand Chapter ($10.00) and the Nashua Temple Building assessment of $10.00. REMINDER our 50 year members after 2011 still need to pay the per capita charge (those who are 50 years before 2011 and those who are age 90+ are remitted for this charge). In this mailing you will see the Billing statement. Please let your secretary know if you are in financial difficulty and/or suffering a hardship concern as your name will be referred to Relief committee for remittance.
Congratulations: To Sister Charleen B Lord on becoming a Great Grandmother this month with the birth of Levi Crew Small. Proud Grandparents (who we know from Nashua #9) are Sarah (and Mark), and proud mom is Kylie Mclaughin. And to Sister Casey who was able to participate as Esther at her Granddaughter’s initiation in California
Thinking of You: Well wishes continue to go to Sister Shelley Gullett PGM, GSE as she continues with her medical treatments. To Brother Walter F Freeman, PP as he continues his cancer treatments. To Mark A Marden PP we send well wishes as he recuperates from Pneumonia.
Nov 6- OES annual Grand Rep mtg Nov 6- Scottish Rite-MSA event
Nov 8- Ancient York #89- stated
Nov 12- “Bark at the Stark” Brewery fundraiser- 2-5pm. Tickets $50 pp . Contact your Secretary for details
Nov 13- DeMolay Chevalier degree-6pm Souhegan Velley Chapter
Nov 13- Rainbow /Pledge Breakfast – 8-10am
Nov 16 – Rising Sun #39- stated
Nov 17- Rainbow/Pledge mtg -7pm Nov 19- Grand Lodge
Nov 19-27- FezTival of Trees- Concord
Nov 30- PM/PP mtg- 5pm social 6pm dinner and meeting- Lilac Blossom at Sky Meadow -385 E Dunstable Rd Nashua- ALL Past Matrons and Past Patrons are invited to attend. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
December 1- Nashua #9- Official Visitation of GWA Sister Jackie Desrosiers- starts at 7pm
Dec 3- Nashua Masonic Family Christmas Party- 11am -2pm
Dec 3- Susan Ferguson PGM Memorial service – Hampton 2pm
Dec 13- Ancient York #89- stated Dec 15- Nashua #9- stated
Dec 18- Rainbow/Pledge Breakfast
Dec 21- Rising Sun #39- stated Jan 7- Nashua #9- Installation-2pm
Jan 8- Gr Hope – Sing-along for Scholarships- Nashua -1pm
Jan 14- Bektash Installation- at Bektash in Concord- congrats to Mike Tebbetts on a great term! Proud of you and Kat!
Jan 15- Rainbow/Pledge Breakfast- 8-10 am Jan 15- Granite Stars group meeting- 1pm Pittsfield
Jan 28- Pilgrim Chapter- Official Visitation
Joyce Pelletier 11/19- 45 yrs Irene Cowen 11/21-52 yrs Nancy Molnar 11/6- 23yrs
Doreen Going 11/23-9 yrs Elizabeth McPhee 11/2- 71 yrs John Callahan 12/17- 23 yrs
Chris Mulcahy 11/2- 46yrs Kay Norcross 11/6- 62 yrs Charlotte A Callahan 12/17- 23 yrs
Wayne Standley 11/4-20yrs Diann Steinberg 11/23- 9 yrs Gail F Brown 12/18- 30 yrs
Patrisha Corleto 11/19- 25yrs Kevin A Bailey 12/2- 6yrs Donna L Barnaby 12/28- 21 yrs
Jennifer H Bean 12/28-15 yrs Lisa M Creeden 12/2- 6 yrs Larry D Gullett 12/18 -24 yrs
Shelley M Gullett 12/18 -24 yrs Lisa K Hollis 12/28 – 21 yrs Nykola A Isaia 12/27- 3 yrs
Andrew Lane 12/27-3 yrs Tara L Lane 12/27- 3 yrs Pauline B Lawrence 12/22- 72 yrs
Charleen B Lord 12/27 -26 yrs Maureen E Lund 12/27-3 yrs Victoria M Aubin 12/28- 10 yrs
Carolyn L Phinney 12/18- 69 yrs Elizabeth C Robinson 12/26- 19 yrs Deborah A Wall 12/28- 21 yrs
Cathryn M Tebbetts 12/2- 6yrs Michael J Tebbetts 12/2- 6 yrs
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. Please feel free to contact Sister Aimee Busby, M.A. for more information regarding any Rainbow events at (603) 320-9486.
For Pledges and Sparkles, please call Tatiana Fowler, Pledge Mother at (603) 809-8357, 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.
From the East:
Brother Stephen and I would like to thank Pilgrim Chapter for the honor to serve as your Worthy Patron and Worthy Matron. We are so excited and hope that you too are excited for the start of our year. We will need to work together in UNITY and communicate our needs to ALL the members to become a FUN and Flourishing Chapter. We have faith that it will be a Great year.
We had a very nice installation of officers It is wonderful to see the sidelines filled with family and friends. Thank you to all who stepped in to help to make this evening so special. Thank you to the Past Matrons and Past Patrons Association for the wonderful food that was provided.
Once the installation of officers was complete and I was officially a Worthy Matron of New Hampshire, I was then installed as Grand Esther. Thank you WGM and WGP for this honor.
We finally had the chance to celebrate Pilgrim Chapter’s 100 Anniversary. The celebration was held at Alpine Grove. The food, music and festivities were enjoyed by all. Our very own Jackie Cole created a beautiful 100th anniversary Bible marker for the chapter. Stephen and I were presented with tiny gavels with star point color ribbons. Thank you to all who made this happen.
Our first Stated meeting will be Friday, October 28. We hope you join us.
Our schedule is as follows:
- October 28 is our first stated meeting – we will welcome all the new officers.
- November 25 stated meeting – we will be honoring Veteran’s.
- December 23 Stated meeting – we will be celebrating by wearing our Christmas best.
- January 27 is our Official Visit so we will have Rehearsals on January 16 at 6pm and January 22 at 2pm.
We hope you enjoy the holidays with your families.
- May you have a frightful but safe Halloween.
- May your thanksgiving be filled with family and many reasons to be thankful.
- May your Christmas be bright and cheerful and may you have a prosperous New Year.
Sunflower Love with hugs: