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, September 23, 2022 at 7:30pm: Regular Stated Meeting- Annual Meeting-Election of Officers

Friday, October 28, 2022 at 7:30 pm: Regular Stated Meeting- Welcome new officers night!

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!

Collation –Cheerful Companionship and Social Enjoyment (under the direction of Sister Casey L Rainey, P.M., A.M., assisted by Sister Judy A. Porter and Brother Robert M. Porter Jr. P.P.) will be held after the meeting in September, and then in October and November (under the direction of Sister Lisa K Hollis, P.M., A.M.)

Suppers: Sept 17th -at noontime- there will be a luncheon needing to be served  for the District Lodge of Instruction. Sister Tatiana Fowler has taken on chair- but will need assistance for this large event. Contact Tatiana at  if you can assist. Sept 20th – we have a Scottish Rite supper -contact Sr Lisa Britko at if you can help and /or are willing to help any of the upcoming suppers!!

Annual Recommendation for Dues: As required by bylaws, the Finance Committee made their recommendation for the dues structure, which will be voted on at our Annual Meeting in September. Please come to weigh in on this decision and /or message your Worthy Matron or Secretary regarding your thoughts: At our June meeting the Finance Committee gave recommendation for dues/fees structure. It was recommended that the chapter dues structure increase by $5. (thus dues will be $50 and $10 for per capita= $60.00 total. Reason for increase: the increase cost of the rental quarterly, less chapter fundraisers such as suppers, and we have a little less than 1/3 members remitted for mostly age and health/hardship). Fee structure to remain same ($35).

Congratulations: To Sister Shelley M. Gullett, PGM, who was voted in at Grand Chapter as Grand Secretary Emeritus. Congrats to Sisters Nancy E Brooks, PM and Jennifer H Bean, PM, on doing a fantastic job as Grand Esther and Grand Electa at our recent Grand Chapter sessions. Congratulations to Sisters Joan L Smith, PGM, now Grand Secretary, Sister Lisa K Hollis, PM, now Grand Trustee to the Grand Secretary, and Brother Stephen K Bahsler, PP, who went in again as Grand Treasurer. Best wishes to Sister Casey Rainey, PM, who will be installed in September as Grand Esther for the 2022-23 term. 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 Brother Bob Porter PP after his recent surgery. To Sister Maureen Lund who broke her wrist.

Sympathy: Sympathy is extended to the Poole family at the loss of young Ricky Poole, son of our PGP Brother Richard I Poole, and to the family of Sister Cynthia B Covey who passed away this summer.

In Memoriam: Sister Cynthia B Covey– born 3-8-40- initiated 5-23-58- passed 7/11/22- a 64 year member “There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone, the light remains”

100th Anniversary Celebration You are cordially invited to attend our 100th Anniversary Celebration Sunday, OCTOBER 16, 2022 10:00am Church Service – First Church 1 Concord St., Nashua Luncheon at Alpine Grove, Runnels Bridge Road, Hollis NH Social at noon with dinner at 1pm (see flyer for menu) Cost: please email or call Lisa JM Proulx at info below for details Attire:  Sunday best Checks payable to:  Pilgrim Chapter #55 Please RSVP to: Lisa JM Proulx, PM, 6 Potanipo Hill Brookline NH 03033 Contact: or 603-320-6976

Important Dates: Sept 10- OES Grand Officer Reception- 2pm – Penacook

Sept 13- Ancient York #89 -stated Sept 15- Rainbow/Pledge mtg- 7pm

Sept 17- District 2 LOI – luncheon help needed

Sept 18- Pledge Breakfast- 8-10:30am

Sept 18- Unity Picnic- Wellington State Park- Bristol- 1-5pm

Sept 21- Rising Sun #39-stated

Sept 24- Mad Hatters/Granite Stars grp mtg- 1pm-Holderness

Sept 25- Navigator group meeting- 1pm – in Candia

Sept 26- Pilgrim Installation rehearsal- 7pm

Sept 28-Oct 2- Deerfield Fair – fundraiser

Sept 30- Pilgrim Installation – 6:30pm

Oct 6- Rainbow/Pledge mtg- 7pm

Oct 7-8- RI Grand Chapter- Cranston

Oct 9- Rainbow Grand Officers Day- 1-5pm- Nashua

Oct 11-Ancient York #89- stated

Oct 13-14- Quebec Grand Chapter- Granby

Oct 16- Pilgrims 100th Celebration Gala

Oct 17- Pilgrim -new Officers Rehearsal- 7pm

Oct 19- Rising Sun #39- stated

Oct 20- Rainbow/Pledge mtg- 7pm

Oct 22- OES Boot Camp- Pens and Keys/WM-WP education – 9-12 noon , Membership/Media Presence meeting- 1pm- 3pm- all in Penacook. RSVP Lunch at $7/pp to Joan Smith ( )

Oct 28-29- International Weekend- Warwick RI

Nov 3- Rainbow/Pledge mtg- 7pm

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

Nov 16 – Rising Sun #39- stated

Nov 17- Rainbow/Pledge mtg -7pm

Nov 19- Grand Lodge Nov 19-27- FezTival of Trees- Concord

Nov 29- PM/PP mtg- 6pm -location TBA

Star Anniversary: Kevin Burns 7/23- 1yr

Wendy Bean 7/22- 11 yrs

Randy Perkins 7/23- 1yr

Joanne Soucy 7/23- 1 yr

Linda Rainey 7/27- 19 yrs

Deb Bean 7/22- 11yrs

Eric Thing 7/23- 1 yr

Jaime Gollob 8/4- 5yrs

Jess Kellar 8/9- 3 yrs

John McCartney 9/28- 21 yrs

Julie Marciello 9/24- 35 yrs

Carol Pauling 9/28- 43 yrs

Deborah Hall 10/24 42 yrs

Sally Smith 10/18- 66 yrs

Irving Cable 10/28- 62 yrs

Bob Weidner 10/15- 17 yrs

Judy Foley 10/8 -56 yrs

Chris Fowler 10/26- 10 yrs

Laurie Bettencourt Ford 10/24- 42yrs

Henry Brown 10/19- 41 yrs

Joan Smith 10/13- 46 yrs

Mary Richardson 10/27- 61yrs

Pat Clement 10/27- 61 yrs Eliz Annis 10/23- 63 yrs

June Sweeney 10/24- 42 yrs

Janet Thompson 10/9- 43 yrs

Tati Fowler 10/26- 10 yrs

Judy Bausha 10/23- 63 yrs

Joyce Pelletier 11/19- 45

Iren Cowen 11/21-52 yrs

Doreen Going 11/23-9 yrs

Elizabeth McPhee 11/2- 71 yrs

Nancy Molnar 11/6- 23yrs

Chris Mulcahy 11/2- 46yrs

Kay Norcross 11/6- 62 yrs

Wayne Standley 11/4-20yrs

Diann Steinberg 11/23- 9 yrs

Patrisha Corleto 11/19- 25yrs


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: Sisters and Brothers: What a wonderful year it has been serving as your Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron. We are so grateful to all of you for all the support, love, and encouragement we’ve received during our term. Now it is time to let a new core of officers take the helm and we are looking forward to supporting them as we have been supported. May Pilgrim thrive in their care and may we all enjoy our 100th Anniversary celebration in October. Here’s to 100 more years!!

In Star Love, Tatiana E Fowler, WM and John W Jackson, PGP, WP    

And from our new WM/WP: 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 have faith that it will be a Great year.