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Correction to Official List
*Glenda Westenberger, PGO - 201/37
Diane Schmolze, PGM - 121/32 Carl Milley, PGP - 57/37
David Wack, PGP - 63/39 Dawn Smith, PGO - 219/37
Elaine Parsons, PGO - 147/38 Robert Parsons, PGO - 147/38
Joseph Jaggers, WP - 149/37 Daniel Brown, WP - 227/37
Michael McGinley - 257/38 Diana D. Affsa, RWGC - 99/33
Correction to Offical List -
Grand Representative Assoc President Information
Janet Sherman, PGO - 214/34. For address and phone number please contact the RWG Secretary or see listed as Sec'y Wall #143
Recieved a gift with no name
a beautiful round Bamboo cutting board with anchor in center, about 12" diameter. Please contact Br Don.
|Nov 8, 2015||
New Jersey Eastern Star Home
The New Jersey Eastern Star Home will hold a Ribbon Cutting & Dedication to celebrate the completion of its new sub-acute and long term care wings on Sunday, November 8th at 2pm at the Home's campus at 111 Finderne Avenue, Bridgewater, NJ. All Eastern Star members, family and friends are welcome.
The New Jersey Eastern Star Home is pleased to annouce that it has received the Certificate of Occupancy for the new building and has received approval from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services that the FULL 37 new beds are certified for occupancy.
|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 15, 2015||
Naomi #28 & Eclipse #226
Reception - 6:30pm Dinner - $25
Carol Feiler, WDD #31 & Linda Kaplarczuk, GR of MT American Legion Hall, 1 Legion Place, Elmwood Park 07407. Payable to & mail to Theresa Casper, PGO by Oct 8.
Oct 16, 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 19, 2015||
Ocean #214 & Monmouth #251
Reception - $40 - 6:30pm
Andrea McCollum, WDD #34 & Kathleen Murphy, GR of NC
Shore Casino, 1 Simon Lake Drive, Atlantic Highlands 07716. RSVP Margaret Sinilnikoff, PGO by Oct 12.
|Oct 21, 2015||
Atlas #99 & Raritan #58 Reception
- $25 - 6:30pm
Susan Foster, WDD #33 & Jacqueline Watt, GR of WA
Masonic Lodge, 120 Old Bridge Tnpk, South River 08882. Payable to & mail to Lizette Priliszh, GR of OK by Oct 2.
|Oct 24, 2015||
District 34 Meeting - $26 - 4pm -
GO Night to follow
Olive Branch Lodge, 2 Dutch Lane Rd, Freehold 07728. Payable to Andrea McCollum, mail to Beverlyann Hubbard, AM by Oct 12.
|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
Oct 29, 2015
Penns Grove #86 Honor Night-
Ron Amme, GR of CA and Ernie Forte, GR of KY
Masonic Lodge, 330 Georgetown Rd, Carney's Point 08069
|Nov 7, 2015||
District 38 Meeting - $26 - 4pm -
GO Night to follow
NEW LOCATION: Scottish Rite, 103 Dunns Mill Rd, Bordentown 08505. Payable to 38th District Meeting, mail to Margaret Abdill, PGO
|Nov 9, 2015||
Beverly Maqueda #276; Armistice
#164; Covenant #108 Reception - $36 - 6:30pm
Kathy Flynn, WDD #38; Lorraine Altimus, GR of Australia; Les Jamerson, GR of GA
Cater 2U, 2901 Marne Hwy, Mt Laurel 08057. Payable to 38th District Reception, mail to Elizabeth Gordon, PGO by Oct 28.
|Nov 14, 2015||
District 33 Meeting - $30 - 4pm -
GO Night to follow
Loyalty Lodge, 1912 Morris Ave, Union 07083. Payable to Jacqueline Mabey, WM, mail to Susan Foster, WDD 33 by Nov 5.
|Nov 17, 2015||
Stella #20 & Silentia #56 Honor
Night - 7:30pm
Patricia Lee, WG Electa; Dorothy Westdyke, WDD #31; Lillian Cooper, GR of AR
Masonic Lodge, 1484 VanHouten Ave, Clifton 07013. Light dinner 6:30pm with limited seating. RSVP a must to Henrietta Doty, PGO by Nov 1.
|Upcoming Dates -- see Chapter Fundraisers below|
|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 17, 2015||Past
Matrons & Past Patrons Assoc Meeting
Board of Directors & Governors Meeting
Correction: Location is Laurel Lodge, Stone Rd & Atlantic Ave, Laurel Springs 08021
|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
|Oct 25, 2015||This
Moment in Time Reunion - 3pm
Musconetcong Lodge, 20 Old Budd Lake Road, Budd Lake, NJ 07828. Turkey and Ham Buffet, $20 + $4 Dues. Reservation and checks payable to Linda Pettenger, GO, by Oct 18.
|Nov 1 - 6, 2015||
Triennial in Pittsburgh, PA
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.
|Nov 21, 2015||
SHOOT for the STARS - Formal
Sea Oaks Country Club, 99 Golf View Dr, Little Egg Harbor 08087. Social 5:30, cash bar, dinner to follow. Choice Beef or Fish. Entertainment by All Tuned Up. $45 payable to GC Voluntary Donations, mail to Cathy Fusaro, VolDon Chair.
Tables of 8-12 may be reserved.
Submissions for Ad Book by Nov 1, "Print Ready" ad same payable and mail to - or email Ad in Adobe PDF to Cathy or MWGM, mail check to Cathy.
Full page - 5x8 - $65 Half page - 5x4 - $45
Quarter page - 5x2 - $35
|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
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
|Oct 4, 2015||
Howard Quick, PGO Keystone #69
Howard is in Manor Care in Sewell. Remember Howard & Marie with continued prayers. Cards may be sent to their home.
|Sep 25, 2015||
Carole R. Moore, PGM
recuperating at home, receiving calls, but no visitors until she builds up her resisitance. Thanks all for the cards and good thoughts.
|Sep 25, 2015||
Betty Jane Matejkowski, PGM
back in the hospital for more extensive tests for breathing problems. Please send prayers & cards.
|Sep 22, 2015||
Charles G. Carter, PGP
missed their cruise, but had a different adventure. Recovering and doing well at home after heart attack, but with no damage done. Send prayers and cards.
|Sep 22, 2015||
Robert T. Schulze, PGP
recovering from a fall. Send prayers and cards
|Sep 28, 2015||
Passing of Elaine Buchanan, PGO
Elaine was WG Ruth 2004-05. Cards may be sent to her husband Harold.
Elaine (nee Schwind), passed away following a brief illness, on Sep 24. She was 82 years young. Friends and relatives may visit on Sun, Oct 4, 1-3 & 5-7pm. Funeral Service will be held Mon, Oct 5, 10:30am at Norman Dean FH, 16 Righter Ave, Denville 07834. Interment to follow at the Denville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the good work of the Denville Community Church or the Eastern Star, Starlight Chapter are being accepted in her name.
Born in Dover to the late George and Lillian Schwind, Elaine was one of two children. In 1955 she married her high school sweetheart Harold Buchanan after a five year courtship. The couple settled in Denville where they raised their three boys. She worked for several years as a dental assistant; but her most cherished roles were as a Wife, Mom, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. Her family meant everything to her. She was an active member of the Eastern Star, Starlight Chapter for many years and a longtime member of the Denville Community Church. Elaine was kind, generous and always quick to lend a hand. She possessed a beautiful spirit which has not left us. She will be missed immeasurably, but never forgotten. She leaves happy memories to her loving husband Harold of 60 years; sons Kenneth (Barbara), Gary and Glenn (Lisa); grandchildren Allison Buchanan (Brian Park), Kenny Buchanan (Tara); great grandson JR Buchanan; dear sister Gladys Sullivan, longtime friend Evelyn Tuttle; and many more loving relatives and dear friends.
|Oct 1, 2015||
Passing of Suzanne K. Sloan, PGO
Atlas #99 & Emmaus #183
Suzanne passed away on Oct. 1, 2015. Viewing at Gray Funeral Home, 318 E. Broad Street, Westfield 07090 on Sunday, 2-6pm. OES Service will be at 5pm. Funeral will be at 11:00am on Monday. Please keep Norman in your prayers.
|Grand Chapter Announcements|
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
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
*set of keys
|June 20, 2014||
Wooden Ballot Box
If anyone is in need of a ballot box, there is one here at the Grand Chapter office.
Joan & Harry's Grand Representatives
Sharon & Bill's Grand
JoAnn & Don's
|Oct 17, 2015||
Mt Holly #147 Harvest Dinner -
$15 - 5:30pm
15 Garden Street, Mt Holly 08060. All you can eat Ham & Turkey with all the fixings. Silipada Jewelry, and Bake Sale. Contact Fran Levering, Shirley Snyder, or Midge Smith.
|Oct 23, 2015||
Bethlehem #40 Girl's Night Out
Paint Party - $40
doors open 6pm, painting 7pm. Wine & cheese, Halloween theme. Payable & mail to Judy Carter, WG Marshal
|Oct 24, 2015||
Peace #98 - Bunko Party &
Chocolate Festival - 1pm - 4:30pm $10
Clifton Masonic Lodge, 1484-1510 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton, NJ. For reservations please contact Fay Pelczar or Carolyn Campbell.
|Nov 15, 2015||
Dewey #155 Dawg Day Afternoon 2pm
220 Philadelphia Ave, Egg Harbor City 08215. Includes Hot Dog, Soda, Coffee, Tea + lots of fun, surprises and sociability. Payable to Dewey Chapter, mail to Marie Quick, PGO
|Nov 15, 2015||
Nutley #121 Annual Polish Dinner
2-6pm - $20
Dinner prepared by Eleonora & her Donald. Nutley Lodge, 175 Chestnut St, Nutley 07110. Contact Diane Schmolze, PGM
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
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