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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
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the Offering, Sale, or Recommendation of Insurance of any kind is not advocated by the Order of the Eastern Star of NJ.
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see the newest edition STAR JOURNAL under "Information" link.

In the September issue of the Star Journal under Recommendations that were acted upon at Grand Session May 2014, please be advised that Recommendation No. 2 states it passed but was defeated and Recommendation No. 7 states it was defeated but was passed.
 
2014-2015 Corrections to Official List Book:
Ocean Chapter #214 should be Como Temple, 559 Church Street, Spring Lakes Heights, NJ.
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Stella Chapter #20 should be Clifton Masonic Lodge, 1484-1510 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton, NJ  07013.
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Northern Chapter #38 should be Kittatinny Lodge, 336 Route 206 North, Branchville, NJ  07826.
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Phone number for Sister Judy Brown, WG Ruth is incorrect, please contact RWG Secretary for number.
 
May 2015 The Key to Success is Teamwork Grand Session - May 12-14, 2015
Below is the link to use to make your reservations at Harrah's Resort

LINK:     http://www.totalrewards.com/hotel-reservations?propCode=ATL&groupCode=SH05ES5

CODE: 
SHO5ES5

       FYI (
SH ZERO 5ES5 - just for clarification on whether it is a zero or the letter O)

 

Receptions/District Meetings
   
Feb 5, 2015 Penns Grove #86 Honors Harry May, GR of Iowa - 7:30pm
330 Georgetown Rd, Carney's Point 08069
 
Feb 6, 2015 Delaware #50 Honors Donna Grogg, GR of TX; Linda Dickson, GR of ND; RuthAnn Hoyt, GR of FL; George Abrams, GR of Bolivia
Phillipsburg Lodge, 400 Hillcrest Blvd, Phillipsburg 08865. Dinner 6:30pm - $12 payable to Delaware #50, mail to Amy James (Chap Sec'y has address)
 
Feb 7, 2015 31st District Meeting - Dinner 5pm, Meeting to follow
Clifton Masonic Lodge, 1484-1510 VanHouten Ave, Clifton 07013. Family Style - Salad, Shepard's Pie, asst pies & ice cream - $18.  RSVP Diane Scmolze, PGM by 2/1/15
 
Feb 18, 2015 Bordentown #257 Honors Melissa Peterson, WG Adah; Carol J. Johnson, WDD #38; Thomas J. McCarthy, GR of Manitoba
AASR, 103 Dunns Mill Rd, Bordentown 08505. $35 payable to Bordentown Chap. #257; Mail to Joan Carslake, PGO
 
Feb 21, 2015 Raritan #58 Honors Rosalinda Frascati, RWG Trustee - 4pm
Town & Country Inn, 48 Rte 35 & Broadway, Keyport 07735. Choice Beef, Turkey, Fish. $35 payable to Raritan #58, mail to Mary Bleich
 
Feb 23, 2015 Laurel Springs #227 Honors Judy Brown, WG Ruth; Linda Sue Lyons, WG Frat Corr; Judy Alberti, GR of SC; Dawn Shellock, GR of PA; Sue Beetle, GR of Brit Col & Yukon; John Beetle, GR of OR
6pm Hors d'oeuvre, 6:30 Dinner. Paris Caterers, 281 Cross Keys Rd, Berlin 08009. Choice: Prime Rib, Flounder Florentine, Veggie Platter. $40 payable Laurel Springs #227, mail to Janet Campion, PGO
 
March 7, 2015 Open Reception & Rosepinning  JoAnn Bingenheimer, RWAGM
4pm Hors D'oeuvres - 5pm Dinner
Kerri Brook Caterers, 755 S. White Horse Pike, Hammonton 08037

Meal Choices:Chicken Piccata or Filet Medallions w/ Chef's selection Potato & Veg
or
Pasta Primavera with Creamy Alfredo Sauce
$45 payable to Tuckerton Chapter #54 by February 25, 2015.  Mail to: Judy Carter, PGO
 
Mar 14, 2015 37th District Meeting - Dinner 5pm, Meeting to follow
Pennsauken Masonic Hall, 6926 Park Ave, Pennsauken 08110. $30 payable to 37th District Meeting, Mail to Judy Brown, WG Ruth
 
Mar 28, 2015 38th District Meeting and Homecoming of MWGM & MWGP
Dinner 5pm, Meeting to follow. Beverly Maqueda Chapter, Rte 541 North, Burlington 08016. $28 payable to 38th District Meeting, mail to Margaret Abdill, PGO by Mar 19.
 

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter Fundraisers below
   
Jan 23-Feb2,
2015
Sail with Sharon & Bill on the Quantum of the Seas
Depart Bayonne, 10 day Caribbean cruise on a brand new Royal Caribbean ship. Cabins start $1,269. Contact Judy & John Carter for details.
 
Feb 8, 2015 Gift of Love Reunion, Social - 2pm, Dinner 3pm
Secaucus-Hudson Lodge, 1422 Paterson Plank Rd, Secaucus 07094. $20 payable to Gift of Love Club, Mail to Gail Naia, RWG Treasurer
 
Feb 15, 2015 CHAUFFEUR's PARTY - All are welcomed for afternoon of FUN
Mt Holly Lodge, 15 Garden St, Mt Holly 08060.  Hors d'oeurves, Buffet Dinner, Special Dessert. $25 payable & mail to Lynn Costello, PGO
 
Feb 27, 2015
NEW DATE
Unity Table Lodge, Fellowship Hall, Burlington - 6pm
Previous date was March 6th. Evening of fun, tradition & fraternal fellowship for Appendant Organizations, family & friends welcomed. Traditional 7 toasts of wine or grape juice, & 7 courses will be observed. Must be over 21yrs. $35 payable to Grand Lodge of NJ by 2/20.  Address or email address is available by contacting the RWG Secretary.
  
Mar 21, 2015 Past Matron/Past Patron Association of NJ
Meeting scheduled for March 14, 2015 at the OES Home has been changed to March 21, 2015 at Host Lodge, High Bridge, NJ.  Additional information you can contact Aki Decker, President
 
Apr 4, 2015 "Star"-ing Crowns for a Cure - 2pm - $20
Church of the Hills, 3545 US Hwy 206, Far Hills 07931. Entertainment by current & former Teen and Miss NJ pageant titleholders. Ticket proceeds to Breast Cancer project. Food concession proceeds to Children's Miracle Network. For tickets: Sharon Rosequist, GR of Quebec or Anita Cole, WG Private Secretary. If making donation, checks to Voluntary Donations, in memo Breast Cancer Project, Mail to Catherine Fusaro, VolDon Chair.
 
Apr 10-12, 2015 Join Sharon & Bill for a Weekend Get-a-Way
2 nights at Two Trees Inn, Foxwoods Casino - $10 food credit
Mystic Village & Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium - dinner at GoFish Restaurant
Sunday - Mohegan Sun Casino 5hr stay - $15 meal or retail credit
$359pp Double Occupancy - $424 Single Occupancy. $50 will hold your seat. Deadline for reservation Mar 20, 2015
Contact Judy Carter, PGO
 

Health Announcements

Dec 20, 2014 Keep Charlie Levering, PGO in your prayers
  

Sorrow
Jan 22, 2015
Please note date change
Brother Leonard Stokes - WP Sirius #123

Passed away last evening.
Viewing is
Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ Waitt Funeral Home, 510 Hwy 79, Morganville, NJ (Cross Street is Lloyd) 2-4pm & 7-9pm, OES Service at 7pm followed by a VFW and Masonic Service.


Please keep his family in your prayers.

 

Jan 23, 2015 Brother Bill Starzman, Wall Chapter #143 - husband of Sister Linda Starzman, PGO
Viewing, Friday, January 23, 2015 2-4pm, Eastern Star Service by Wall Chapter #143.  Evening viewing 7-9 pm @ Laurelton Funeral Home, Brick, NJ.  Funeral Saturday, January 26, 2015 @ 1:30pm @ St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Brick, NJ
 
Feb 8, 2015
note chg
Celebrate the Life of John (Jack) Brenner - 1:30pm
Main Dining Room (not Masonic Home Grow Hall). Bring your pictures, memories and tokens to share with everyone.
Lynn (Brenner) Costello
 

Grand Chapter Announcements
2014-2015 Voluntary Services for the OES Home
Elaine Dukin, State Chair is collecting working VCR or DVD movies, classic shows, etc.  They will be collected at District meetings and other events she attends
 
Dec 11, 2013 Looking for excess Paraphernalia/Flags/Poles
there are Chapters in need. Contact Lynn Billingham, RWG Trustee
  
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 -
LOST:

FOUND: Contact WG Marshal to claim
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pair of black velvet gloves found in a gentleman's coat pocket
*1 black cellphone holder on bus trip from Finger Lakes
*1 white jacket sz Med found in Bordentown Chap in June
*1 - 25 year pin at reception in the 34th District - Oct. 20
 
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
Jan 7, 2015 MWGM's Earrings
Sister Sharon, MWGM's earrings are in.  If interested please see your District Deputy.
 
Dec 18, 2014 Stephanie Donlay, WDD #39
Had a baby girl on Thursday December 18th, Roselyn Marnie weighed 7lb 14 oz.  Everyone is doing well.
 
Jan 7, 2015 Doris & Ernie Forte
Would like to thank everyone for all the cards and prayers.
 
Dec 19, 2014 Carol Donohue, WG Martha is a New Grandmother
Wyatt Michael was born at 7:57am, 7lbs 2oz, 20 in. amd a mop of strawberry blonde hair.  Everyone is doing well.
 
Nov 26, 2014 a Special Thank You from the Joys of Heaven Club
to all who donated to the Memorial Fund for Sister Betty Wyant, PGM
 
2013-2014 Joan & Harry's Grand Representatives
 
2014-2015 Sharon & Bill's Grand Representatives

2014-2015 Sharons' Choices
 
Chapter Fundraisers
Feb 21, 2015 Peace #98 Bunko Party & Chocolate Festival - 1pm to 4:30pm
Clifton Masonic Lodge, 1484-1510 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton, NJ.  Cost is $10.  For reservations please contact Fay Pelczar or Carolyn Campbell
 
Mar 15, 2015 Naomi #28 - 110th Birthday
Come help us celebrate our 110th Birthday.  Family and Friends Welcome.  Masonic Temple, 129 Main Street, Ridgefield Park, NJ.  Social hour 3pm - Buffet Dinner 4pm.  Donation $15.  Mail checks payable to Naomi Chapter #28, Attn:  Carol Feiler by March 3rd.
 
Mar 21, 2015 Tuckerton #54 Spaghetti Dinner - 4:30pm
Community Center, 317 W. CalaBreeze Way, Little Egg Harbor. Adults - $10, Child under 12 - $6. Proceeds to Scholarship Fund. Asking for an item for the Tuckerton & Little Egg Harbor Food Bank. Contact MaryBeth Wegman, WM.
 
Mar 28, 2015 Peace #98 - Calendar Party/Dinner - 4pm
Clifton Masonic Lodge, 1484-1510 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton, NJ.  Cost is $15.  For reservations please contact Sue Dooley or Vera Dakak.
 
Apr 11, 2015 Penns Grove #86 - Luncheon
Information to follow
 
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 Soloist
 
ongoing Swedesboro #115
Gloves - asst Lengths, Styles, Colors. $5 & $10
Damask Christmas Candy orders, money due Nov 19th
     delivered to Swedesboro Dec 3rd.  Contact Anne Favinger, AM
 
General Information
   
Nov 10, 2014 PM/PP Association of New Jersey
Now collecting dues for 2015 by the individual chapter chairpersons.  Dues are $4 per year.  All WM/WP' are welcome to join and those PM/PP who are not members, I Aki Decker as president, welcome you to join our mission - assisting the Star members and non members who are in need of relief.
 
Jan 17, 2015 Bingo at OES Home
Bingo scheduled for Jan 17, 2015 has been cancelled due the outbreak of the FLU at the OES Home.