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Editor's Notes
Jun 2014 Posting Requests to Mary Bausback, RWGS at NJOESGC@optonline.net
or Gail Naia, RWG Treasurer, RWGTNJ@optonline.net
the Offering, Sale, or Recommendation of Insurance of any kind is not advocated by the Order of the Eastern Star of NJ.

see the newest edition STAR JOURNAL under "Information" link.
Receptions/District Meetings
Sep 12, 2015 Tuckerton #54 & Starlight #107 Joint Reception - 4pm
JoAnn Bingenheimer, MWGM & Donald W. Robinson, MWGP

Kerri Brooke Caterers, 755 S. White Horse Pike, Hammonton. $45 payable Tuckerton Chapter #40, mail to Gail Naia, RWGT.
Choice: Chicken Piccata or Beef Filet Medallions w/ Chef's selection Potato & Veg OR Pasta Primavera w/Creamy Alfredo Sauce
please submit Choice, Chapter & Dist when making reservation
Sep 19, 2015 District 36 Meeting - $28 - 4pm
Maria's Lollipop Guild, Shekinah Lodge, 1317 Fairton Rd, Millville 08332.  Payable & mail to Maria Endicott, WDD #36
Sep 26, 2015 District 31 Meeting - $18 - 4pm
Fourth of July Celebration, Masonic Hall, 1484-1510 VanHouten Ave, Clifton 07013. Family style picnic fare.  Mail to Diane Schmolze, PGM
Oct 1, 2015 Penns Grove #86 Honor Night- 7:30pm
     Ron Amme, GR of CA and Ernie Forte, GR of KY
Masonic Lodge, 330 Georgetown Rd, Carney's Point 08069
Oct 2, 2015 Collingswood #150 & Athene #201 Honor Night - 7:30pm
     Kathleen Zielinski, WG Fraternal Correspondent and Janice Knodel, GR of Alabama

Masonic Lodge, 6926 Park Ave, Pennsauken 08110. Refreshments to follow.
Oct 3, 2015 District 37 Meeting - $38 - 4pm.
      Diane Capel, RWAGM will name the AMs   

Masonic Lodge, 330 Georgetown Rd, Carney's Point 08069. Payable to 37th District Meeting, mail to Lisa Crank, WDD #37 by 9/20/15
Oct 13, 2015 Mountain View #205 Reception - 6pm Social, 6:30 Dinner - $40
    Judith Wood, WG Ruth; Susan Whitty, WG Color Bearer; Caron-Lee Sweeney, GR of NM
the Brownstone, 351 West Broadway, Paterson 07522. Family Style Roast Turkey & Ham. Payable & mail to Robin Bernice, PGO
Oct 28, 2015 Ocean City #83 & Dewey #155 Reception - $32 - 6:30pm
    Christina Denton Brennan, WG Soloist; Maria Endicott, WDD #36; Lauren Plasket Gleason, GR of RI
Mays Landing Country Club, 1855 Cates Rd, Mays Landing 08330. Contact Joan Narvell, PGO

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter Fundraisers below
MWGM & MWGP Chesapeake Bus Trip with Senior Tours

Several pick up locations, 4 days, 3 nights. 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts. Highlights include Fort McHenry, Boat ride on the Miss Clare, dinner in Havre de Grace, tax free shopping at at Christiana Mall, 3 Wineries, 2 Casinos. Dbl occ $795pp incl all taxes, luggage handling, tips to hotel & restaurant. Deposit $100pp ASAP to hold seat, balance due Aug 13. Payable directly to Senior Tours, Inc., 508 Irvington Rd, Drexel Hill, PA 19026.
Sep 18, 2015 Grand Officers Night Bethlehem #40 - 7:30pm
Sep 19, 2015 Secretary/Treasurer Meeting at Dewey #155, 12 noon
Sep 20, 2015 "Key to Success is Teamwork" 1st Reunion - 2pm
Mt Moriah Lodge, 121 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown 08505.
$20 + $2 (corrected) Dues. Payable & mail to Sharon McGinley, Jr. PGM by 9/15/15
Sep 21, 2015 Grand Officers Night Starlight #107 - 7:30pm
Sep 27, 2015 Quinn's Quest Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis 1-4pm - $25
Tomasello Winery, 225N White Horse Pike, Hammonton 08037. Salad, entree, dessert. Choice: Citrus Grilled Chicken. Seafood Crepe, Vegetarian Pasta Primavera. Payable & mail to Glenda Westenburger, PGO by 9/4/15.
Oct 3, 2015 GRANJ Meeting 10:30am - Lunch with Rainbow Girls Noon
15 Garden St, Mount Holly 08080. Reservation forms being mailed. Contact Fran Levering, PGO if you don't receive one by Sep 14.
Oct 4, 2015 Let Freedom Ring - Last Reunion - 12noon Social
1pm Covered Dish. Meat & Beverages provided
Medford Lodge, 25 Bank St, Medford 08055. RSVP Francine Zioance & let her know what you will bring by 9/25.
Oct 9-11, 2015 JoAnn & Don's Campout @ Seashore Campground
720 Seashore Rd, Cape May 08204
Friday Night 6:30pm Soup, dessert, campfire
Saturday Breakfast Pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee, tea
Saturday 1pm Crafts - 6pm Dinner and campfire
Sunday Breakfast Continental - 10am Church Service
Deposit for camping $50 -  Food, breakfast $4 per day, per member, dinner $5 per member.  Mail to Linda Amme, PGO
Oct 18, 2015 6th Annual Spirit Wings Reunion - 3pm Social, 4pm Dinner
Terra Nova, 590 Delsea Dr, Sewell 08080. Buffet dinner incl Grilled salmon, Eggplant Rollatini, Roast Beef.  $30 + $2 Dues. Payable to Daria Hamm, RWG Trustee, mail to Francine Zioance, PGO by Oct 7
Nov 1 - 6, 2015 Triennial in Pittsburgh, PA
If we get enough sign ups there will be a bus to PITTSBURGH. 
Sign up for bus no later than AUGUST 1, 2015.  Leaving November 1, return November 6th. Senior Tours will offer several pick up points and will be our bus the whole time in PA. They are offering 2 dinners, 3 lunches. Price $563.00.  Extra $20 if you would like to see Frank Lloyd Wrights masterpiece Fallingwater.   Hotel Reservations to Lorraine Altimus no later than August 1st!  General Grand is requiring our person to make all hotel reservations.  ALL INFO on Triennial is on the web OES PA. WE MUST HAVE A MINIUM OF 36 PERSONS FOR BUS...
Feb 28, 2016 Second Annual Tricky Tray to Benefit the OES Home 1:30-4:30pm
Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave, Manville 08835. Donation $20. For more info contact Diane Schmolze, PGM

Health Announcements

Aug 6, 2015 Howard Quick, PGO Keystone #69
Howard is in Health South-Vineland Rehab for therapy. Marie sends sincere thanks for the prayers, concern and love. Remember them both with continued prayers and cards. Thank you, Fran Hagens
Aug 2, 2015 Update on Wil Parsels, PGP
Wil is home. Thank you again for all your kindnesses to Wil and me during the last 4 months.   Joanne

Oct 3, 2015 Memorial Service for William R. Boes, PGO of Ruth #12
Bill passed away Aug 19th. He was born in Irvington and resided in Somerville for over 37 years before moving to Colts Neck 5 years ago. He was employed as a supervising bank examiner for the State of New Jersey in Trenton and retired after 27 years. He graduated from Rutgers University with a BA degree. He was a veteran of the US Army during WWII. Bill was a member of the Raritan Valley Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, the American Legion and the First United Methodist Church in Somerville. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading, traveling and his autograph collection. Bill will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Surviving are his wife of 73 years, Susan, his daughter Audrey Spader and her husband Dave, his sons John and his wife Alicia and Robert and his wife Patricia,and four grandchildren, David Spader, Jamie, Mindy and Kristi Boes.Memorial Services will be 2pm Saturday October 3, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church, 48 West High St, Somerville. Arrangements by Bruce C.Van Arsdale Funeral Home. 111 N. Gaston Ave. Somerville.
Aug 26, 2015 Passing of Gertrude Powell (Gaskill), PM Keystone #69
94, Nee Glanding, of Mays Landing, formerly of Ventnor, passed away on Aug 21, 2015, at her home. She was born Oct 28, 1920 in Roxborough, PA to the late Walter and Edna Glanding. She was a lifetime resident of Ventnor until moving to Woodview Estates of Mays Landing in 2012. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, neighbor and friend. She was an active member of her church. Gertrude also worked part-time as a typing teacher and secretary. She was predeceased by husbands Alvin S. Gaskill and Anson Powell, daughter Barbara (Powell) Robinson, sisters Edna Booth and Elizabeth Garner. She is survived by her 3 sons, Ron Gaskill (Susan Cavanaugh) of Northfield; Ralph Gaskill (Ronnie) of Ventnor and Richard Gaskill (Debi) of Millsboro, DE; daughter Joan (Bill) Magee of Northfield, son-in-law Edward "Robin" Robinson of Clermont and many, many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family and her fellow Woodview residents and caretakers. Visitation and Interment was held Aug 25th. Memorial contributions may be sent to Woodview Estates of Mays Landing; ATTN: Nancy Dawson; 5030 Unami Blvd; Mays Landing, 08330. Gertrude was a member of the OES of NJ for 71 yrs. She served as WM of the former Friendship Chapter #173 for three different terms. She also served as WDD #10. She received her 70 yr bar last year as part of the Chapter’s 100th birthday celebration. Gertrude was well known and will be remembered for her outstanding ritualistic work, her commitment to the charitable work of the Order, her fine sense of integrity and accountability, as well as for always being ready to help others. She was always a “grand lady”.
Aug 10, 2015 Passing of Gail M. Blum, PGO Stella #20
Gail is at peace.
Funeral was at St. Clements Church, Hawthorne; interment  at Wyckoff Reformed Church Cemetery, Wyckoff.
Gail was a lifelong resident of Hawthorne, passed peacefully Aug 10th at Villa Marie Claire Hospice in Saddle River. Gail worked many years as a secretary for Curtiss-Wright, Singer-Kearfott, and St. Clement's Episcopal Church. She was an active member of many organizations; among them were Rainbow Girls, Order of the Eastern Star, Amaranth, Toastmasters, the Red Hat Society and the Hawthorne Library Knitting & Crocheting Group. Gail was predeceased by her parents, Marie and Adrian Blum and her beloved Irish Setter, Casey. She is survived by her brother Neil A. Blum, his wife, Ellen, nephew, Brian A. Blum, his wife, YunSun, the Hawthorne cousins she grew up with, Barbara Crowley and Carolyn Crowley Castaldo, many more cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be given to St. Clement's Episcopal Church, Eastern Star Charity Foundation, the Hawthorne Library, Villa Marie Claire Hospice, or the Melanoma Research Foundation.

Grand Chapter Announcements
Sep 20 & 27
Oct 11 & 25
Nov 8 & 15
OES Grand Choir Rehearsals
if you like to sing - come and join the OES Grand Choir
The OES Grand Choir will sing for the Christmas Church Service at the OES HOME on Sunday, December 6th. All rehearsals will be held at the Somerset Presbyterian Church - 100 JFK Boulevard - Somerset, NJ 08873  --  at 3 PM. - (all are Sundays.)
  Mary Jane Lojewski, PGM/Director
June, 2015 Looking for excess Paraphernalia/Flags/Poles ?
there are Chapters in need. Contact Norma Hines, RWG Trustee
3 electric Signets available, contact Lynn Billingham, RWAGC
Sept 29, 2013 Proceedings available - Books $25, CDs $15 except Moore/Wack - Books $28
Moore/Wack - 14 Books, 25 CD's
Rhinesmith/Milley - 1 Book, 16 CD's
Schmolze/Westenberger 10 books, 2 CD's
Hess/Brustlin - 6 books, 11 CD's
Wells/McGeoch - 5 CD's
Wyant/Carter - 6 CD's
Feb 28, 2014 LOST & FOUND - please contact the WG Marshal

FOUND: Contact WG Marshal to claim

June 20, 2014 Wooden Ballot Box
If anyone is in need of a ballot box, there is one here at the Grand Chapter office.

Good News
Aug 14, 2015 New Grandson for Bill, PGP & Lynn Costello
Declan Thomas Costello, 8lb 13oz. Mommy & baby doing beautifully.
Aug 8, 2015 New Son-in-law for Bill, PGP and Lynn Costello
Megan Costello wed John Taxiera
2013-2014 Joan & Harry's Grand Representatives
2014-2015 Sharon & Bill's Grand Representatives

2015-2016 JoAnn & Don's Grand Representatives

Chapter Fundraisers
Aug 28, 2015
Sep 25, 2015
Sirius #123 Dining for Dollars 7am - 8pm
Perkins Family Restaurant & Bakery, 340 Hwy 34, Colts Neck, near Delicious Orchards. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Contact Elsie VanDusen, WM for flyer to show the Server and present when paying the bill. The Chapter receives a percentage
ongoing Morning Star #22 selling Polo Shirts in 5 Star Point colors
logo is Eastern Star emblem with "OES of NJ" - no names or chapters. Payable to Morning Star #22 at time of order.
Ladies  S to 2X - $29 each        3X to 4X - $34 each
Mens  S to 2X - $29 each        3X to 10X - $34 each
Mail check & all info to Mary Elaine Guynn, PGO
ongoing  Shekinah #82 selling "Please Stop Me Before I Volunteer Again" T-shirts
saying is printed on the back. On the front, over heart is OES logo with "Eastern Star Volunteer".   Blue.
                 $10 = M - L - XL            $12 = 2X, 3X
Contact Betty Miskelly, WDD #36 or Jeannette Wallace, WG Private Secretary
General Information