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  Posting Requests to  Patti L Rhinesmith, RWGS at NJOESGC@optonline.net     GC Ofc 908-725-0222
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.
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Receptions/District Meetings
Sep 24, 2016

11:30am
District 36 Meeting, Rose Tesoroni, WDD - $10
Shekinah Lodge, 1317 Fairton Rd, Millville 08332. RSVP by Sep 10. Payable to Shekinah Chap #82, mail to Betty Miskelly, PGO
 
Sep 27, 2016

6:30pm
Alpha #288, Mt View #205 & Peace #98 Reception - $40
   Judith Wood, WG Adah; Corrine Arthur, WDD#31; Carol Ziesing, GR of MI;
    Jennifer Schiffrin, GR of NS & PEI

The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa 07511. Payable to Mt View #205, mail to Linda Penin, Sec'y by Sep 13.
 
Oct 8, 2016

11:30am
Penns Grove #86 & Mt Holly #147 Reception - $30
   Diane S. Capel, MWGM & Robert Parsons, MWGP

Adelphia  Restaurant, 1750 Clements Bridge Rd, Deptford 08096. Meal choice: Veal Parmigiana, Grilled Chicken Breast, or Grilled Salmon. RSVP by Sep 20. Payable to Mt Holly #147, mail to Lynn Costello, Secretary
 
Oct 17, 2016

6:30pm
Monmouth #251 Reception - $40
   Barbara Hatfield, GR of Sao Paulo & Angelina Patterson, GR of IL

Shore Casino, Yacht Harbor Marina, Atlantic Highlands 07716. Meal choice: Chicken Picata or Sole Meunieri. Payable to Monmouth #251, mail to Kathleen Murphy, PGO Secretary by Oct 10.
 
Oct 22, 2016

11:30am
District 33 Meeting, Joan Kelly-Witzig, WDD - $20
   and the Assoc Matrons will be named by Diana Affsa, RWAGM

Philo Lodge, 120 Old Bridge Trnpk, South River 08882. RSVP by Oct 8.
Payable to Ruth Anne McGinness, mail to Jacqueline Mabey, PGO. Seating limited.
 
Oct 28, 2017

6:30pm
Atlas #99 "Spook"tacular Honor Night - $10
   Patricia Ledger, GR of TX & Stephanie Bowen, GR of PR

Masonic Lodge, 1011 Central Ave, Westfield 07090. RSVP by Oct 15. Payable to Atlas $99, mail to Karyn Visscher, WM
 
Nov 10, 2016

6:30pm
Raritan #58, Sirius #123 & Emmaus #183 Honor Night - $25
   Debbie Pakulski-Mundy, WG Chaplain; Joan Kelly-Witzig, WDD #33;  and Linda Gray, GR of MN
Masonic Lodge, 1912 Morris Ave, Union 07083. RSVP by 10/27 payable and mail to Ella Kovash, PGM
 
Nov 16, 2016

6:30pm
Delaware #50 Reception - $15
     Tammy Nazarenko, GR of NV

Phillipsburg Lodge, 400 Hillcrest Blvd, Phillipsburg 08865. Limited seating. RSVP by Nov 4. Payable to Delaware #50, mail to Ruth Ann Hoyt, PGO
 

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter Fundraisers below
Aug 27, 2016
All GOs & WDDs
8:30am

State Chairs
12 noon
from the WG Private Secretary:
On behalf of the MWGM and MWGP:  Our Rehearsal is Sat, Aug 27. We are looking forward to getting started on our ritualistic work and projects for the year. It is being held at the Mantua Masonic Hall, 45 Mantua Blvd. Mantua 08051-1448 (856) 468-0770.  All Grand Officers and WDDs need to attend all day. Breakfast will be served at 8:30.  
State Chairpersons should come at 12 noon for Lunch and be prepared to speak on their projects after lunch.   Officers should bring their Badges so that the Trustees can determine if they need any repair.   We are looking forward to an exciting year and hope that you are as excited as we are.
 
Sep 8, 2016 Bayonne to Canada with Diane Capel & her "special man"
on Anthem of the Seas. Nine nights, 3 private performances of the Bobby Byrne Show. Boston, MA; Portland, ME; Bar Harbor ME; Halifax, NS; St John (Bay of Fundy). Cabins - Balcony $1549, Outside $1449, Inside $1249 per person. Book with Adventure Travel 732-450-9200 or 800-883-8646.
Travel Chair Diane Schmolze, PGM
 
Sep 25, 2016

1pm
Quinn's Quest Cystic Fibrosis Benefit - $30
Tomasello Winery, 225 N. White Horse Pike, Hammonton 08037. Wine Tasting & Luncheon. Choice Citrus Grilled Chicken; Seafood Crepe; Vegetarian Stir Fry. RSVP by 9/7. Payable to & mail to Glenda Westenberger, PGO
 
Sep 30, 2016

6pm
Shriner's Hospital Philadelphia Benefit
Crescent Shrine, 700 Highland Drive, Westampton 08060. Entertainer Tommy Zito, the Piano Man. Cash Bar Social 6-6:30pm, Refreshments 6:30-7:30pm. $25 Open Seating or reservations for table of 8-10. Stage front seating $35, tables of 4-6. Payable to GC Voluntary Donations, mail to Paul Lojewski, PGO by Sep 16.
 
Oct 2, 2016
2pm Social
3pm Dinner
Key to Success 2nd Reunion - $22
Harmony Lodge, 110 Rte 37 West, Toms River 08755. RSVP payable to Sharon McGinley, PGM by Sep 25. Include $2 dues if desired
 
Oct 9, 2016
2pm
Sharon & Bill's Reflectors - relaxing meal, fun, & surprises
Grand Representatives appointed in "Key to Success is TEAMwork Year" invite you. Town & Country Diner, Rts 130 & 206, Bordentown 08505. $25 payable to REFLECTORS, mail to Emma Snook, GR of IN by 9/25/16
 
Oct 24-27,
2016
Shenandoah Valley & Lost Symbol Tour in Washington, DC with Diane Capel and Bob
by Senior Tours. Visit Washington Masonic Memorial, House of Temple Scottish Rite, Monticello and much more. $625 each Double; $775 Single; $595 each Triple. $100 deposit to Diane Schmolze, PGM
 
Nov 12, 2016 2016 SNOWMAN FLING - AD BOOK
please submit Ads by Oct 21
      Full Page 5x8 - $65
      Half Page 5x4 - $45
      Quarter Page5x2 - $35
Payable to GC Voluntary Donations, mail to Deborah Diem Martin, PO Box 1733, Bellmawr, NJ 08099
 
Nov 12, 2016

4-8 pm
Diane & Bob's SNOWMAN FLING  $45
Paris Caterers, 281 Cross Keys Rd, Berlin 08009. Music by "All Tuned Up". Entertainment & Surprizes.
Payable to GC Voluntary Donations, mail to Judy Brown, PGO by Oct 28
 
Nov 13, 2016

2-6pm
Save the Date - Reflectors sponsoring a Wine Tasting
Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Rd, Ringoes 08551
Reservation info available in the summer. Come by when you can, stay as long as you want, buy a bottle of wine on your way out.
 
Dec 10-11,
2016
Diane & Bob's Holiday Weekend in Lancaster, PA- Eden Resort
One night, Dinner, Breakfast, Show at American Music Theater, Lunch Brandywine Museum, all tips for guide & driver. Shopping Kitchen Kettle Village; tour countryside, stop at farm/home, hear stories of local traditions. Depart from Senior Community Tours, Audubon, NJ. Single $320; Double $270pp; Triple $260pp. $100 deposit payable to GC Voluntary Donations by May 31. Mail to F. Zioance, PO Box 5740, Deptford, NJ 08096. Final due 10/31.
 

Health Announcements

Aug 19, 2016 Judy Alberti, PGO Laurel Springs #227 in need of cards & prayers
had a mild TIA a week ago. Cards may be sent to her home
 
Aug 17, 2016 Antonia "Tonneke" VanBergen, PGO Stella #20 & Gloria #159 in need of prayers & cards
undergoing chemo treatments. Contact Chapter Secretaries for address
 
Aug 17, 2016 Vivian Molnar, PGO Mt Zion #116 & Gloria #159 in need of prayers and cards
waiting results of tests to determine further treatments
 
Aug 11, 2016 Carol Ziesing, GR of MI in need of prayers & cards
recuperating at home after a fall and surgery to implant plates & pins to her shoulder and arm
 
Aug 9, 2016 Shirley Snyder, PGO Mt. Holly #147 in need of prayers and cards.
She has been in the hospital for a few weeks, waiting for the outcome of her surgery on Mon 8/8.
  
Aug 9, 2016 Chat Hoffman, PGO Hobart #63 in need of prayers and cards.
He is in the OES Home sub-acute unit for physical therapy to strengthen his back and legs, getting very good care.  Visitors are welcome...
 

Sorrow
Aug 22, 2016 Passing of Betty Lou Harper, PGO Emmaus #183 on Aug 11
she was WDD# 14 for Sr Betty Wyant & Br Charlie Carter (2007 2008), also a PG Royal Matron (1994-1995) of the Order of the Amaranth. Memorial service along with both the Eastern Star Service & Amaranth Service on Sun, Aug 28 at 1pm. Atlas Pythagoras Lodge, 1011 Central Ave, Westfield 07090
 

Grand Chapter Announcements
2016-17 Voluntary Donations Chairmen Joanne & Bernie Byrne of Mt View #205
Donations payable to GC Voluntary Donations and mailed to Joanne & Bernie
 
  Looking for excess Paraphernalia/Flags/Poles ?
there are Chapters in need. Contact a RWG Trustee - Rosalinda, Daria, or Jeannette
3 electric Signets available, contact Lynn Billingham, RWGC

Bordentown has excess paraphernalia
5 Adah veils (1 blue & 4 lace); 4 Altar cloths (3 regular & 1 "I Memorium");
Officers badges; 19 Batons (6 ivory plastic & 6 wood & 3 white & 4 silver); 3 ballot boxes (2 wood & 2 white); 4 large Bible (O.E.S.); 2 Bible markers (1 white & 1 Purple); 6 Chaplain stoles (4 white & 2 purple); 3 Electa cups; 6 Esther crowns (5 silver & 1 golden); 1 Esther Crown & Sceptre; 4 poles &  1 Flag Stand); 20 Funeral Badges with black ribbons; 2 Martha broken column (1 silver & 1 plastic); 28 Pedestal Covers; 1 Silver Sceptre; 4 Sheaves of Wheat (2 regular & 2 Memorial with black ribbon).
Contact Joan Carslake, PGO or Chapter Sec'y
 
  Proceedings available - Books $28, CDs $15
McGinley/Costello - 4 Books, 4 CD's 
Moore/Wack - 15 Books, 25 CD's

Proceedings available - Books $25, CD's $15 - listed below
Rhinesmith/Milley - 14 CD's 
Schmolze/Westenberger 10 books, 1 CD's
Hess/Brustlin - 6 books, 10 CD's
Wells/McGeoch - 1 Book, 4 CD's
Wyant/Carter - 5 CD's
 
  LOST & FOUND - please contact the WG Marshal
LOST:  Hunter's Horn - pin of the year 1990-91. Missing since beginning of March
                Contact Marlene Hoffman, PGM


FOUND: Contact WG Marshal to claim
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Good News
2016-2017 Diane S. Capel's Choices 
 
2016-2017 Diane & Bob's Grand Representatives

2015-2016 JoAnn & Don's Grand Representatives

   
Chapter Fundraisers
Sep 10, 2016

12pm noon
Starlight #107 - Line Dancing Lessons & Luncheon - $15
Masonic Lodge, International Dr & Rte 46E, Budd Lake 07838. Contact Betty Robinson, PGO
 
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, PGO or Jeannette Wallace, RWG Trustee
 
General Information