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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.

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.  

Receptions/District Meetings
Sep 8, 2014 Northern #38 Honors Linda Pettenger, GR of Alberta
"Country Picnic" at the Pavilion behind Kittatiny Lodge, 336 Rte 206N, Branchville 07826. Dinner 6:30pm, $10 payable to Northern Chap #38, mail to Daria Hamm, PGO by Aug 30th.  Seating limited.
Dress is Smart Casual (no shorts or jeans, please)
Sep 9, 2014 Mountain View #205 Honors Susan Whitty, GR of VT & Bernard Byrne, GR of Ontario
the Brownstone, 351 W. Broadway, Patterson 07522.  6:30pm - $35 payable to & mailed to Robin Bernice, PGO
Sep 12, 2014 Collingswood #150 Reception for Susan A. Sharpe, WG Warder
Dinner 6:30pm, Masso's Catering, 210 S. Delsea Dr, Glassboro 08028.  $30 payable to Collingswood Chap #150, mail to Joanne Parsels, PGM. Parsels have new address, check with RWG Secretary or RWG Treasurer
Sep 20, 2014 Bordentown #257 & Mount Holly #147 Joint Reception
Sharon L. McGinley, MWGM & William T. Costello Jr, MWGP

the West Trenton Ballroom, 40 West Upper Ferry Road, West Trenton 08628. Choice of Top Sirloin of Beef or Chicken Picatta.  $35 payable to 38th District Reception, mail to Joan Carslake, PGO
Sep 22, 2014 Silentia #56 & Jephtha #134 Honors Carol Donohue, WG Martha & Patricia Lee, WDD #31
7:30pm Masonic Lodge, 24 N. Franklin Trpk, Ramsey 07446.  RSVP by 9/15 - $5 payable & mailed to Jane Ann Farissier, PGM
Sep 24, 2014 Ocean City #83 Reception for Bonnie Horan, GR of VA
Mays Landing Country Club, 1855 Cates Rd, Mays Landing 08830.  Turkey Dinner 6:30pm - $30.  Mail to Joan Narvell, PGO
Sep 29, 2014 Atlas #99 Honor Night - Diana D. Affsa, RWAGC & Karyn Visscher, WG Chaplain
Valley of Central Jersey, 103 Dunns Mill Rd, Bordentown 08505.  $15 payable to Atlas Chapter #99, mail to MaryJane Lojewski, PGM
Oct 2, 2014 Haddonfield #140 Honors Debbie Partenheimer, WDD #37 & Carol Grant, GR of MI
7:30pm. Masonic Lodge, 16 Kings Hwy East, Haddonfield 08033. RSVP by Sep 22 to Paula Brining, WM
Oct 3, 2014 Athene #201 Honors Helen Rebecca Martin, GR of MN
7:30pm. Masonic Lodge, 6926 park Ave, Pennsauken 08109. RSVP by Sep 25 to Linda Gentert, Secretary
Oct 4, 2014 District 35 Meeting - JoAnn Bingenheimer, RWAGM names the Associate Matrons
Lauretta's Lucky Shamrocks invite you to Dinner at 5pm.  Little Egg Harbor Community Cntr, 317 W. Cala Breeze Way, LEH 08087.  RSVP Anna Tews, AM Tuckerton #54.  You are our guest, seating is limited.
Oct 8, 2014 Hobart #63 & Stewart #166 - Honor Night - Shirley Wack, WG Organist & Stephanie Donlay, WDD #39
Orion Masonic Center/Darcy Lodge, 39 Everittstown Road, Frenchtown, NJ  08825, Light Meal 6:30pm, Honor Night to follow.  $15 payable to Stewart Chapter #166, mail to Sue Larson.  RSVP a MUST by Sept 25th.  LIMITED SEATING
Oct 9, 2014 Emmaus #183 Reception for Andrew "Drew" Jardine, GR of Saskatchewan
Loyalty Lodge, 1912 Morris Ave, Union 07083. 6:30pm - $30. Nightingale's Beefsteak Dinner, Chicken w/advance notice. RSVP Kathy Anderson, PGO
Oct 14, 2014 Dewey #155 Reception for Linda Thibault, WG Marshal; Franklin Thibault, WG Sentinel; Marie Quick, GR of WI; Darlene May, GR of NH
Kerri Brooke Caterers, 755 S. White Horse Pk, Hammonton 08037. 6pm Social, 6:30 Dinner. RSVP by 10/6/14.  $35 payable to Dewey #155, mail to Heather Maderia. Contact Chapter Sec'y for address.  Choice: Chicken Parmigiana w/chef's selection potato & veg; or Filet Medallions w/Beef Burgundy Sauce & chef's selection potato & veg; or Penne Pasta in Cream Sauce w/Cannellini Beans & Field Greens.  Honorees request NO gifts, rather donations to OES GC Voluntary Donations, Wounded Warriors on memo line.
Oct 16, 2014 Pearl #79 Reception for Larry Dukin, GR of CT; Doreen Sweigart, GR of MO; Robert Sweigart, GR of CO
6:30pm.  Cannon Gate Conf Cntr, Picatinny Arsenal, Route 15 N., Rockaway 07885.  Choice Stuffed Chicken Breast or Rosemary Roasted Pork Loin. $35 payable to Pearl #79, mail to Anna Causen, PGO. Your name MUST be on Reservation List and a Photo ID is required for admission to the Arsenal.
Oct 20, 2014 Wall #143 & Ocean #214 Reception for Janet Sherman, WDD #34; Andrea McCollum, GR of DC; Joan Auge, GR of MA; Judith Horrocks, GR of WY
Glendola Firehouse, 3404 Belmar Blvd, Wall 07719. Dinner 6:30pm - $35 payable Wall Chapter #143, mail to Carolyn Howard, Secretary
Oct 30, 2014 Penns Grove #86 Reception for Diane S. Capel, RWGC & Doris Forte, WGB OES Flag
Mantua Lodge, 45 Mantua Blvd, Mantua 08051.  Social 5:30, Dinner 6:30. $25 payable to Penns Grove Chapter, mail to Gerry Pohlig, PGO

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter Fundraisers below
Sep 15-18, 2014 Finger Lakes Adventure with the MWGM & MWGP
a few slots still available.  Run by Seniortours. 4 great days, 6 delicious meals - 3 Breakfast & 3 Dinners. Wonderful accomodations, picturesque sightseeing on Skaneateles Lake, Erie Canal, the Seward House, a Winetasting, Taughannock Falls.  Double $712pp, Triple/quad $676pp, Single $846. Contact Judy Carter, PGO
Sep 21, 2014
Joys of Heaven - 6th Reunion -  2pm
to be held at Starlight/Musconetcong Masonic Lodge, Rt. 46 & International Dr., S, Budd Lake, NJ  07828 - Summer Picnic Fare. Cost $20 plus $2 dues.  Make check payable to Jeannette Vreeland and send to Geraldine M. Lehmann.
Sep 23, 2014 Morning Star #22 Tribute to Grand Marshals has been canceled
Oct 5, 2014 Let Freedom Ring - 5th Reunion
Musconetcong Lodge, Rt 46 & International Drive South, Budd Lake 07828. Social 3pm, Dinner 4pm - $20 payable to Let Freedom Ring, mail to Linda Pettenger, PGO
Oct 25, 2014 Carole & David's Busy Bees Beef Steak Dinner
Cincinnati Lodge, 39 Maple Ave, Morristown 07960. Doors open 6pm, Dinner 6:30pm - $30 payable & mailed to Susan Foster, GR of Nevada. BYOB - wine & beer only.
Oct 26, 2014 This Moment in Time - 4th Reunion
East Brunswick Chateau, 678 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick 08816. Social 3pm, Dinner 4pm. Choice Chick Francaise or Hazelnut Tilapia - $35 + $4 Dues payable to Rosalinda Frascati, RWG Trustee
Nov 8, 2014 SAVE THE DATE - Tricky Tray to benefit new furniture for new rooms at OES Home
Manville VFW, 600 Washington St, Manville 08835 (5 min from the Home). Doors open 1:30pm. $20 entry includes sheet of tickets and food item. Wonderful prizes are planned. Contact Christina Emerson, AM Nutley #121
Nov 15, 2014 SAVE THE DATE - Sharon & Bill's Garden of Friendship Ball
AASR, 103 Dunns Mill Road, Bordentown 08505
Jan 23-Feb2,
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.

Health Announcements

Aug 24, 2014 Cards & prayers for Ruth Schulze, PGO, wife of Robert Schulze, PGP
has had surgery for a broken femur and injury to her hip. She is in rehab, please send cards to her home.
Aug 17, 2014 Prayers for Chuck & Dottie Warner, PGO Laurel Springs #227
Chuck is home on hospice

Aug 18, 2014 Passing of Jeanne Snow Kamoutsis, PGM - Fraternal Mom Atlas #99
Service for Jeanne Snow Kamoutsis, 76, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, August 22, 2014 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Burial will be private. Mrs. Kamoutsis passed away Monday, August 18, 2014. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was a daughter of the late Richard L. and Lillian Otto Gavey. She was the wife of the late Theodore "Teddy" Kamoutsis. Mrs. Kamoutsis was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder-day Saints, Irmo Ward. She was devoted to her family and loved helping her community. She was active with soup kitchens, food pick-up, driving others to doctor's appointments or anywhere they needed to go. Mrs. Kamoutsis was a member of the Eastern Star for over 50 years and was former Grand Matron of the state of New Jersey. She was also a member of the "Turtles". Surviving are her son, Wayne Snow; grandchildren, Morgan Snow, Jordan Snow and Ian Snow. She is also survived by her sister, Gail Gavey; nieces, Cathy, Sara, Lillian; nephews, Bruce, Craig; and special friend, Lori Rollins.
Visit www.dunbarfunerals.com click on Jeanne's name to see 41 wonderful pictures in the Gallery.


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 Diana Affsa, RWG Trustee
June 28, 2012 Proceedings available - Book $25, CD $15
Schmolze/Westenberger 13 books, 3 CD's
Hess/Brustlin - 6 books, 12 CD's
Wells/McGeoch - 5 CD's
Wyant/Carter - 6 CD's
Feb 28, 2014 LOST & FOUND -

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

Good News
Aug 9, 2014 Kerry Milone-Clapp, WM Starlight #107 mother of twins
Babies Anthony Emerson & Sadie Elizabeth born Jul 18th. They are home, Grandma Sharon Rosequist, GO says they look like peas in a pod.
Jul 9, 2014 Harold & Elaine Buchanan of Starlight #107 - Great Grandparents
Baby boy, 8 lbs, named Jacob Richard Buchanan
2013-2014 Joan & Harry's Grand Representatives
2014-2015 Sharon & Bill's Grand Representatives

2014-2015 Sharons' Choices
Chapter Fundraisers
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
Sept 21, 2014 Mt. View #205 - Calendar Party
Social Hour 3pm, Dinner 4pm.  Each table decorated a different month.  Cost $15.  Reservations can be made by contacting Judy Wood, WM Mt. View #205
Oct 11, 2014 Laurel Springs #227 & Laurel Lodge #237 Cruise on the River Lady
12:30pm on the River Lady, an authentic paddleboat, 1 Robbins Pkwy, Toms River.  2.5 hr Lunch Cruise. Carpool from Laurel Lodge 10:30am.   $50pp. Full details & menu contact Anne Dawley, PGO or Sue Beetle, WM.
Oct 18, 2014 Peace #98 Bunko Party & Chocolate Festival - $10 - 1pm - 4:30pm
Clifton Masonic Lodge, 1484-1510 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton, NJ
Reservations please contact Fay Pelczar or Carolyn Campbell
Nov 29, 2014 Dewey #155 Seasons of Love Tea - 3pm - $10
220 Philadelphia Ave, Egg Harbor City 08215. A Tea-riffic time is planned including lunch and other surprises. Contact Carole Enterkine, WM
General Information