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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
   
Jan 5, 2015 Pitman #57 Honors Pamela Runyan, GR of AZ
Mantua United Methodist Church, 201 Mantua Blvd, Mantua 08051. $25 payable to Pitman #57, mail to Beth Barnish, PGO
 
Jan 7, 2015 Raritan #58 TOP 3 & Honor for Lisa Biczi, WDD #33
Philo Lodge, 120 Old Bridge Trnpk, South River 08882
Dinner 6:30pm - $10. Meeting 7:30pm. RSVP Ella Kovash, PGM. Deadline Dec 31.
 
Jan 8, 2015 Naomi #28 & Amore #176 Honors Cheryl Butler, WG Color Bearer; Elaine Meehan, WGBCF & Anne McQueen, WDD #32
Dinner 6:30pm, Masonic Hall, 390 Palisade Ave, Bogota 07603.  Catered Hot Buffet, $18 payable to Amore #176, mail to Rita Birne, PGM
 
Jan 10, 2015 34th District Meeting - Dinner 5pm, Meeting to follow
Olive Branch Lodge, 2 Dutch Lane rd, Freehold 07728. $25 payable to Janet Sherman, mail to Carolyn Howard, WM of Wall #143 by 1/3/15
 
Jan 12, 2015 Tuckerton #54 Honors Lauretta Korejko, WDD #35 7 Paul Koejko, GR of IL
Meeting 7:30 followed by refreshments. RSVP Pat Hoagland, PGO
 
Jan 14, 2015 Shekinah #82 Honors Jeannette Wallace, WG soloist & Betty Miskelly, WDD #36
1317 Fairton Rd, Millville 08332. Soup&Sandwich Dinner 6:30pm.  $5 payable to Shekinah #82, mail to Rose Tesoroni, WM by 1/8/15
 
Jan 17, 2015 33rd District Meeting - Dinner 5pm, Meeting to follow
Philo Masonic Lodge, 120 Old Bridge Trnpk, South River 08882. $30 payable to Ella R. Kovash, PGM, mail to Jacqueline Mabey, PGO
all PGMs, PGPs, RWGOs, WGOs, WDDs & Grand Representatives of the District are Guests
 
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 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
 

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter Fundraisers below
   
Jan 3, 2015 Rainbow, DeMolay, OES Unity Day - 12 Noon
Historic Trenton Masonic Hall, 100 Barracks St, Trenton
 
Jan 11, 2015 Key to Success is Teamwork Holiday Celebration Brunch
11am, MB Taylor Masonic Lodge, 205 Central Ave, Hammonton 08037.  Breakfast & lunch items available. Entertainment by Celebration Ringers of Easton Bible Church. $20 payable & mailed to Linda Thibault, WG Marshal.
 
Jan 13, 2015 GO Night Dewey #155 Dist 36
 
Jan 18, 2015 Informational Get-together - 3pm
So, you're thinking about running for RIGHT WORTHY GRAND TRUSTEE, the Past Grand Matrons are hosting an informational get-together to discusss what being an elected grand chapter officer involves.  Meeting will take place at the OES Home Board meeting room.  Please RSVP Sister Mary Jane Lojewski, PGM. Inclement weather date is Sunday, January 25th.
 
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 27, 2015
NEW DATE
Unity Table Lodge
Previous date was March 6th.  Information to follow
 
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
Dec 20, 2014 Passing of Mary Geneva (Peg) Schuster, PGO
Mother of Alice Good, PGM & Ron Schuster, PGO.  Peg, 95, of Belvidere, was born in White Township, NJ on July 31, 1919 to the late John C. and Alice Amey Sunday. Peg was employed by the area Hosiery Mills and also worked at the Riverton Hotel and Washburn Bar & Grill. Peg also sold antiques at a shop at the 4-way stop on Route 519 & Brass Castle Road. She graduated from Belvidere High School. Peg was a member of Hazen Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School. She was also a member of the former Second Presbyterian Church in Belvidere. Peg was Past President of the White Township PTA, Past President of Belvidere Alumni Association, Past President of Belvidere Soroptimist International, and a 75 year member of Warren Chapter #128, Belvidere, OES where she was Past Matron and Past Grand Officer. Most recently, Peg was a member of the Delaware #50 and Starlight #107. Peg is survived by sons, Ronald K. Schuster of Blairstown and John S. Schuster of Belvidere, who was her caregiver; daughters, Alice C Good of Bangor, PA and Joan M. Davis of Blairstown; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, F. Kenneth Schuster and a son-in-law, Alfred Good. Services will be private. Rupell Funeral Home, LLC; 465 Memorial Pkwy; Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Peg may be made to the Eastern Star Home; Building Fund.
 

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
Dec 19, 2015 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
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
 
Dec 27, 2014 Delaware Chapter #50 - Hunterton Hills Play House
Sponsoring a trip to the Play House, 11am - luncheon menu followed by the program "A Branson Christmas.  Cost is $58 per person.  For more information, please contact Sister Suzanne Weston
 
Dec 2014 Keystone #69 Fundraiser of Fraternal Twin Dolls has ended
Edna Oliva of Shekinah #82 is the happy owner and the "Adoption Agency" is currently closed
 
Apr 11, 2015 Penns Grove #86 - Luncheon
Information to follow
 
General Information
   
Nov 10, 2014 Making Strides for Breast Cancer
Although the walks are over the opportunity to donate is not!  Donations can be made via the American Cancer Society to any of the walk events held in New Jersey.  Deadline for donations is Dec 31, 2014 and your donations can be done online on the Making Strides website or at any ACS office.  As a reminder, the team name is New Jersey Eastern Star.
 
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.