September 2015

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

You are cordially invited to attend the stated meeting on Friday, September 25, 2015, at 7:30p.m. for the purpose of initiating, receiving petitions, balloting, and transacting any business that may legally come before the Chapter. Sister Officers may wear colored gowns. This is our annual meeting and ALL are encouraged to attend.

Sisters and brothers are encouraged to bring items for the Nashua Humane Society, which include old towels, sheets, paper towels, brooms, dust pans and hand brooms, dog collars and leashes, etc. Also, on the Nashua Humane Society’s website www.hsfn.org you can shop at AmazonSmile (there’s a link on the website) and make a donation through your shopping!

Annual Meeting:
The Finance Committee recommended that the 2016 Dues structure remain as follows: The total charge will be $45 per member who is not remitted for financial reasons/hardship. This represents a dues fee of $35 and assessment of $10. Those reaching 50 year 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.

Collation: Under the direction of Sister Shelley M. Gullett, P.G.M., assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr P.P.

Congratulations: We have a lot of congratulations this month; to Bro. Larry D. Gullett PGP on an amazing and very successful 125th Grand Chapter, and to, Brother Larry, Sister Shelley M Gullett PGM, Grand Secretary, and Brother Robert S.Bean III, Grand Chaplain on a wonderful year! The following Sisters and Brothers were installed into Grand Offices: Shelley M. Gullett, PGM, Grand Secretary, Stephen. K. Bahsler, Grand Treasurer, Lois A. Taylor, Grand Martha, and Gail F. Brown, Grand Electa, and Jennifer A Taylor-Arnold, Deputy Grand Marshal. Congratulations also to Bro’s. Larry D. Gullett and Jeffrey L. Brown on receiving their 33rd Degree in Indianapolis. Congrats to Sisters Julie Marciello and Susan I Douglas PM whose daughter and granddaughter Alexis was wed this summer. Congratulations to Sister Lisa A. Strand on the birth of a son (grandmother is Elaine Strand), Natalie Prevo (Tremblay) Donahe on the birth of a daughter (grandmother is Lee Ogonowski Prevo), and Tatiana and Christopher Fowler on the birth of their daughter (grandparents are Rosa Fowler and Tony Zanichkowsky). Congratulations and welcome to our new Sister Andrea R. Sousa, and our new Brother Michael A. Arnold.

Sickness and Distress: Keeping in our prayers Sister Joyce E. Brown PM who is recuperating from a whiplash injury; Brother Frank H. Fenner PGP who was undergoing medical tests recently; Sister Tracey L Thompson PM who continues her treatment for Cancer; and always keeping in our prayers our members on our shut- in list, and those members with family members going through difficult health issues.

So that none may be forgotten, please notify the Worthy Matron or the Secretary of any sad or glad tidings.

Sympathy: Sister Shirley J. Van Vliet on the loss of her husband and Brother Mark A. Marden PP on the loss of his Uncle, our Brother Harold H. Van Vliet; Brother G. Raymond Palmer on the loss of his wife , our Sister E. Marie Palmer; Sister Phyllis A Lackie PM on the loss of her sister.

In Memoriam:
Harold H Van Vliet
Born 7-19-21
Initiated 5-28-71
Died 8-25-15

E Marie Palmer
Born 12-2-26
Initiated 3-27-70
Died 7-24-15

Inez D Morrison
Born 1931
Initiated 10-31-58
Died 8-29-15

“Our memories build a special bridge when loved ones have to part, to help us feel we’re with them still and soothe a grieving heart. Our memories span the years we’ve shared, preserving ties that bind. They build a special bridge of love and bring us peace of mind.”

Nashua Assembly #9 I.O.R.G.:
Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:00 pm. OES members are encouraged to attend any event. If you know a girl between 11 & 20 years who would like to join please call Sister Stacy M Desrosiers PM at 603-759-3221 or 603-579-0519. Or email the Sister Joan Smith at supreme.nhiorg@gmail.com

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.

What did you miss last meeting and through Summer:

At our June meeting we initiated two new members, and also were pleased to have three f our members named as a[pointed Grand Officers for 2015-16 year. Through the summer many Pilgrim Chapter members attended the NH Rainbow 75th Grand Assembly sessions. Some of our members met during the summer at the Temple for a few afternoons of OES History Research and cleaning up of the storage closets in the Temple. Finally 40 members participated by attending the 125th NH Grand Chapter session representing over 20% of Pilgrim Chapter membership: Mike Arnold, Jenny Taylor–Arnold, Steve Bahsler, Jenn Bean, Deb Bean, Wendy Bean, Bob Bean, Lisa Britko, Nancy Brooks, Henry Brown, Joyce Brown, Jeff Brown, Gail Brown, Aimee Busby, Bonnie Carbary, Ron Carbary, Stacy Desrosiers, Judy Fenner, Doreen Going, Larry Gullett, Shelley Gullett, Lisa Hollis, John Jackson, Phyllis Lackie, Sandi Libby, Wayne Libby, Bob Porter, Judy Porter, Lisa Proulx, Nikia Quesnel, Brian Smith, Joan Smith, Jay Taylor, Lois Taylor, Janet Thompson, Rick Thompson, Tracey Thompson, Sue Whitney, Pam Williams, Tony Zanichkowsky

September Birthdays:
Deb Bartol 9-28
Judy Bausha 9-23
Krissy Bechard 9-28
Laurie Ford 9-6
Patti Fuller 9-15
Dave Henry 9-10
Shirley Nason 9-19
Ray Palmer 9-4
Leslee Steele 9-10
Jay Taylor 9-3

Edna Anagnost 9-2-61
Elizabeth Annis 9-14-57
Judy Bausha 9-17-60
Karen and Bob Bianchi 9-30-90
Sandi and Wayne Libby 9-9-67
Randy and Lauri McMullen 9-22
Christine Mulcahy 9-29
Dave and Lorraine Thompson 9-10

Star Anniversary
Julie Marciello 9-24-87
John McCartney 9-28-01
Carol Pauling 9-28-79
Richard Poole 9-11-56
Annie LK Rice 9-28-79

We congratulation all on reaching this milestone in Eastern Star, and wish a very happy day to those celebrating a birthday or anniversary.

Important Dates:
9/16/15 Rising Sun stated
9/17/15 Nashua #9 stated
9/19/15 Motorcycle Rally
920/15 ledge Breakfast
9/20/15 Lunar Knights Meeting – Hampton
9/25/15 Pilgrim Stated (Annual Meeting)
9/25-27/15 NASCAR Races
10/8-9/15 Quebec Grand Chapter
10/9-10/15 RI Grand Chapter
10/11/15 Rainbow Grand Officers Day
10/13/15 Ancient York stated
10/17/15 Masonic Open Houses
10/23/15 Pilgrim stated (Installation of Officers)
10/30-11/5/15 General Grand Chapter- Pittsburg PA
11/9/15 Visitation Ct Valey Mt Moosilauke #42 (tentative date)
11/14/15 SOI, Rockingham Chapter, Derry
11/17/15 Visitation Peabody Mt Washington #35

From the East:

“We know that in September, we will wander through the warm wind of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost.” Henry Rollins