Your Worthy Patron and I sincerely hope you have had a most enjoyable summer. The green leaves of spring are now tinged with gold and red as September links summer with fall. We hope you are rested and are ready for the upcoming fall activities. Sisters and Brothers, your presence in my life is truly a special gift.
Next Meeting – Sept 27, 2013
Join us at our next stated meeting at 7:30m where we will have a special donation presentation to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Breast Cancer Campaign. Please wear something pink – jewelry, socks, gown, a scarf – to support our efforts on behalf of Making Strides.
This meeting is also our Annual Meetings where we’ll have Election of officers and vote on dues and other business items.
Members of Pilgrim Chapter at the August Grand Chapter convention on August 22-24, 2013. (Courtesy of Sist. Joan L. Smith, PM)
At Our Last Meeting
After opening the meeting in June, we recessed to celebrate our Sisters who reached great milestones in our Chapter – Sister Carolyn Phinney who celebrated 60 years of service along with Sister Jean C. Sudsbury, PM who celebrated 65 years of Service. Sister Jean was presented with a special program celebrating her as Pilgrim Chapter’s longest serving Past Matron. We also celebrated our Past Matrons and Past Patrons who could be with us for a special program. Sister Phyllis A. Lackie, PM, and Sister Jacqueline J. Cole, QS, made a special presentation to the Chapter of beautiful shawls embroidered with the Star Point symbols to keep in their chairs. Sister Phyllis and Sister Lisa J.M. Proulx, PM, then presented Sister Jackie with a beautiful white shawl of her own. We draped the altar for Sister Cynthia J. Salisbury, PGM, who passed away in June 2013.
- Upcoming Events!
- Contact the WM, WP, or Sec’y for more information!
- Sept 8 Nite Prowlers Wrap-up Meeting,
- Sept 10 Ancient York Stated Mtng
- Sept 13 Old Fashioned Degree Mtng, 6-8pm, Nashua Temple
- Sept 15 Pledge Breakfast, 7:30- 10am, Nashua Temple
- Sept 15 NH OES Grand Officer’s Reception, Penacook 1pm
- Sept 17 Rising Sun Stated Mtng
- Sept 19 Nashua Rainbow/Pledge Meeting
- Sept 20-22 NASCAR Fundraiser
- Sept 27 Pilgrim Stated/Annual Mtng
- Oct 3 Nashua Rainbow/Pledge Meeting
- Oct 6 NH Rainbow Grand
- Officers Day, Milford Temple, 2pm
- Oct 12 Statewide Pledge Day, Place and Time TBA
- Oct 13 OES Group Meeting
- Oct 19 Statewide Masonic Open House, 9am-3pm
- Oct 19 Pilgrim Chapter Open Installation, 4pm.
The Finance Committee recommended that the Chapter increase dues by $5 for the 2014 year. Therefore, dues will be $35 and assessment will stay at $10. Total charge will be $45 per member who is not remitted for financial reasons. Those reaching 50 years membership before 2011 are remitted in full; those attaining 50 year membership after 2011 are remitted but must pay the Grand Chapter annual per capita currently $5. We will vote on the recommendation at the Annual Meeting in September.
Between our Breakfast on 6/16, the Bag 31 fundraiser, and the Yard Sale on 8/30, Pilgrim Chapter has raised $314.00! Many thanks to Sister Gail Brown, Brother Larry Gullett, Sisters Pam Williams, Lisa Britko, Lisa Hollis, Lisa J.M. Proulx and Shelley Gullett for chairing these fundraising opportunities!
Help the Chapter continue to reach our goals by attending or assisting in these fundraising endeavors! If you would like to volunteer on our Ways + Means Committee, please contact your WM or Secretary. If you have any fundraiser ideas, please let the Chapter know.
•—Mason Jar Recipes: From 10/1 through 11/22, we’ll be selling Mason Jar Recipes. These receipes will be rubs, soups, dips, or desserts that will be available for purchase – and they make a great Thanksgiving or Christmas gift! The list of available options will be available by the 9/27 at the Stated meeting. Please contact Sister Jennifer Taylor-Arnold at (603)486-7029 for more information!
NH Grand Assembly 2013: The Officers and Members and Advisory board members of Nashua Assembly were very busy at Grand Assembly 2013! Several of our members assisted in a number of ways, especially during the Friday Evening Entertainment, when we had a retro-rockin’ concert with some of the top bands from Woodstock!
Grand Chapter 2013: 31 Pilgrim Chapter members attended Grand Chapter sessions, helping in various capacities: Grand Officers: Shelley M. Gullett, Larry D. Gullett, Ron E. Carbary, Lisa J.M. Proulx and Lisa K. Hollis; Grand Pages: Jenny A. Taylor-Arnold, Phyllis E. Lackie, Victoria J.H. Markarian; Asst. Grand Sentinel: Henry L. Brown; Sound: Brian J. Smith and Tracey L. Thompson; Opening Sessions: John W. Jackson, Bonnie L. Carbary, Lorraine E. Thompson, Brian J. Smith, Jeffrey L. Brown; Honor Guard for Flag: Pamela G. Williams; Flag Presentation: Jeffrey L. Brown, Lois A. Taylor; Photographer: Tony Zanichkowsky; Saturday Collation: Lisa F. Britko; Session Chair: Joan L. Smith
Celebrations, Sickness, and Sympathy
Congratulations to Sisters Wendy R. Bean, Victoria J.H. Markarian and Nikia A. Quesnel who all received their Rainbow Majority in July 2013 at NH Grand Assembly; to Sister Natalie Prevo who welcomed Baby James into this world July 3, and to the new grandmother Sister Lee Ogonowski-Prevo; to Brother Robert M Porter, Jr who traveled to Washington DC this August to receive the 33rd degree in Scottish Rite; to Brother Jeffrey L. Brown, PGP who participated in two bicycle races this summer to raise money for Cancer and the MS Society; and to our newly elected, appointed and installed Grand Officers: Brother Larry D Gullett, AGP, Sister Shelley M Gullett, PGM, Grand Secretary, Sister Lisa JM Proulx, Grand Marshal, Sister Jennifer A Taylor-Arnold, Grand Adah
Get well wishes were sent in July to Sister Sherry M. Jackson, PM, for her successful knee replacement surgery; to Sister Joyce E. Brown, PM, who had further treatment for kidney stones; and to Sister Deborah Wall who had recent hand surgery.
Sympathy was extended to Sister Shirley Nason who lost her brother and sister-in-law in June. Our thoughts and prayers remain with her during this very difficult time.
On June 26, we co-hosted the NH General Grand Chapter Committee Reception with Ruth Chapter #16, Manchester. Honored guests were Brother Jeffrey L. Brown, and Sisters Shelley M. Gullett, Nancy J.H. Jackson and Jane J. Sims. Also recognized were Sister B. Judith Fenner and Sister Jean DeSisto.
Food for Thought
“Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.” Dean Acheson
Need Help Getting to a Meeting? If at any time you would like to come to a meeting and are unable to drive, or need help getting to and from the Nashua Temple, please do not hesitate to contact the Worthy Matron, Worthy Patron, or the Secretary and we will arrange for transportation for you!
If there are any changes in your address, please notify our Secretary so that she may correct her records. So that none may be forgotten, please notify the Worthy Matron or the Secretary or any glad or sad tidings.
|Lisa J M Proulx, P.M. ,W.M.
6 Potanipo Hill
Brookline, NH 03033
|Brian J. Smith, P.G.P., W.P.
16 Cliff Rd.
Nashua, NH 03062-2356
Joan L. Smith P.M. Secretary
16 Cliff Road, Nashua, NH 03062
If there is any change in your address, please notify our Secretary so that she May correct her records. So that none May be forgotten, please notify the Worthy Matron