October 2015

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, October 23, 2015 for the purpose of Installation, receiving petitions, balloting, and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Sister Officers being installed into an office should wear white gowns. IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 7PM.

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.

Installation of Officers:
We will be having an early meeting at 7:00pm to satisfy our stated meeting requirement in our bylaws, then will have Open Installation of Officers at approximately 8:00pm. Our Installing Suite is as follows:
Installing Grand Matron- Cynthia M. Rogers WGM
Installing Grand Patron- Mark H. Blodgett WGP
Installing Grand Marshal – Virginia E. Mitchell PM
Installing Grand Chaplain- Robin S. Lane PM
Installing Grand Organist- Jacqueline J. Cole QS

There will be no Installation dinner. Light refreshments will be served after the Installation.

Congratulations: To Sister Phyllis A. Lackie, PM who was presented with a Grand Representative appointment to New York at our last meeting.

Sickness and Distress: Please keep the following Sisters and Brothers in your thoughts and prayers, call, visit, or send a note to cheer them up: Sue and Bill Whitney, Sue Douglas, Jeannette Healey, Anne Senter, Tracey Thompson.

Thinking of Sisters and Brothers who have family members going through difficult times with health: Jackie Cole, Wayne Standley, Gail Brown, Judy Trest.

Sympathy: Sympathy is extended to the family of Sister F. Louise Rasmussen PM who we just learned had passed away in June.

Happy Star Anniversary:

Karlyne S Ainsworth- 10/27/61
Mary Catherine Albenzi- 10/26/07
Edna M Anagnost-10/26/51
Betty L Andrews-10/23/70
Elizabeth C Annis-10/23//59
Judith S Bausha- 10/23/59
Laurie Bettencourt Ford-10/24/80
Henry L Brown- 10/19/81
David K Bryant-10/26/56
Barbara L Buker- 10/27/78
Irving C Cable- 10/28/60
Edna E Dooley- 10/31/41
Katherine Jo Drown-10/16/45
Judith Foley- 10/8/66
Christopher H Fowler- 10/26/12
Tatiana E Fowler- 10/26/12
Deborah A Hall- 10/24/80
Jeannette L Healey-10/22/46
Edith C Holmes-10/23/45
Sally S Mansfield Smith10/18/56
Hope E Mercer-10/22/54
Mary T Richardson- 10/27/61
Joan L Smith-10/13/76
Bertha Stevens- 10/25/68
June H Sweeney- 10/24/80
Janet L Thompson- 10/9/79

A message from the Secretary:
Our mailing count has fallen well below the amount required for bulk mail permits. At present, with the ability to email the bulletin to some members, while mailing with a first class stamp to those without email, it could be less expensive than doing the mailing by bulk mail. As a cost savings for the Chapter, I would like to email as many bulletins as possible. To assist the Chapter with this cost savings effort, I would like as many members as possible to send me their email address, and communication with me if you have a change of email address or if you are not receiving emailed bulletin. As of January 2016, I will still continue to send the bulletin by first class stamp to those who do not have email capability. Thank you in advance for this assistance.

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:
10/11/15 Rainbow Grand Officers Day
10/13/15 Ancient York- stated meeting
10/15/15 Rainbow- stated
10/17/15 Masonic Open Houses
10/18/15 Pledge Breakfast
10/18/15 Officers rehearsal and Pot luck dinner- 2pm
10/21/15 Rising Sun – stated meeting
10/23/15 Pilgrim Meeting/Installation – 7pm.
10/30-11/5 General Grand Chapter – Pittsburg PA
11/5/15 Rainbow-stated
11/9/15 Visitation CT Valley Mt. Mooselauke
11/14/15 SOI, Rockingham Chapter, Derry
11/14/15 Grand Cross of Color – Nashua
11/17/15 Visitation Peabody Mt Washington
11/21/15 MA, ME, NH Exchange – Kittery ME

From the East:

Thank you to Pilgrim Chapter for the honor and privilege of being your Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron in 2014/2015!

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came,—
The Ashes, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The sunshine spread a carpet,
And every thing was grand;
Miss Weather led the dancing;
Professor Wind, the band….
The sight was like a rainbow
New-fallen from the sky….
~George Cooper, “October’s Party”

To the 2015/2016 Chapter Officers, Brother John and I are quite excited and honored that each of you agreed to be officers and represent Pilgrim Chapter. We would like to have a rehearsal for both the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 Chapter Officers to go over retiring and installation on Sunday October 18, 2015 at 2:00pm. After rehearsal, we will have a pot luck supper, please RSVP to Shelley Gullett if you are able to attend.

Our theme this year will be “Giving it Back to Nashua”, so please stay tuned for service opportunities that will benefit our wonderful city of Nashua.