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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
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.
Do you shop Amazon.com? Did you know that you can benefit the Eastern Star Charity Foundation when you do, at no additional cost? The next time you plan to shop on Amazon, simply log in as Smile.Amazon.Com. You can then designate the Eastern Star Charity Foundation as the charity you support. From then on, every time you purchase eligible items on Amazon Smile, a small percentage of your purchases will be donated by Amazon to the Charity Foundation. You use your existing Amazon account, there are no additional fees, and it's very easy to do! Please spread the word to family and friends, and any businesses who make purchases on Amazon - as long as they designate the Eastern Star Charity Foundation of NJ as the charity they support, the Charity Foundation will receive those small donations, which will ultimately benefit our members in need. Should you have any questions, please contact Jeannette Wallace, RWGT. Thank you for your help!
Receptions/District Meetings
Oct 22, 2016

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, 2016

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 1, 2016

Wall #143 Reception- $15
     Andrea McCollum, WGBESF & Judith Horrocks, WDD #34
St Uriel's Church, 219 Philadelphia Blvd, Sea Girt 08750. Payable to Wall Chapter, mail to Joan Auge, PGO by Oct 28
Nov 4, 2016


Mt Holly #147 Honor Night
   Elaine Parsons, WG Marshal; Lynn Ann Costello, WDD #38;
   Shirley Snyder, GR of AZ; Nancy VanHise, GR of VA

Masonic Lodge, 15 Garden St, Mt Holly 08060. Light meal 6:30pm, meeting 7:30pm followed by refreshments & social time.  Must RSVP to Fran Levering, WM by Oct 31
Nov 5, 2016 District 39 Meeting, Mara Dukin, WDD - $15.00
Acacia Lodge, 20 Thompson Avenue, Dover 07801.  RSVP by Oct 22.
Payable to Michele Hess, mail to Susan Allenspach, WM

Nov 10, 2016

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 15, 2016

Morningstar #22 Reception - $38
    Lynn C. Billingham, RWGC and Margaret Brescio, GR of Italy

Burlington Lodge, 2308 Mt Holly Rd (Rte 541), Burlington 08016. Payable to Morningstar #22, mail to Jennifer Bonnelli, Treasurer by Nov 8
Nov 16, 2016

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
Nov 29, 2016

Social 6pm

Dinner 6:30pm
Shekinah #82 Reception - $40
    Jeannette Wallace, RWG Trustee & Rose Tesoroni, WDD #36

Ramada Inn, 2216 West Landis Ave, Vineland 08360. Choice: Beef Burgundy Tips or Chicken Marsala (without mushrooms).  Payable to Shekinah #82, mail to Pat Collins, PGO by Nov 18. No refunds after Nov 18. In lieu of gifts Jeannette & Rose request a gift for Toys for Tots.
Dec 4, 2016

Laurel Springs #227 Reception - Dorothy Beatty, GR of Kansas - $25
    and Laurel Springs 90th Birthday Celebration
First United Methodist Church, 704 Garden St, Haddon Heights 08035
Family Style Dinner. Payable to Laurel Springs Chapter, mail to Susan Beetle, PGO by Nov 12
Jan 31, 2017

Dewey #155 Reception - $40
     Norma J. Hines, RWAG Conductress; James Hines, WG
      Sentinel; Carole Enterkine, GR UT; Linda Percy, GR SD

Tomasello Winery, 255 N. White Horse Pike (Rte 30), Hammonton 08037. RSVP by Jan 20 payable to Dewey Chapter, mail to Linda Thibault, WG Electa. Meal choice: Chicken Piccata; Almond Encrusted White Fish; Spinach Ravioli.

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter Fundraisers below
Oct 23, 2016

This Moment in Time Reunion - $21
Silentia Lodge, 28 Main St, Butler 07405. Buffet Dinner. Payable & mail to Carolyn Campbell, PGO by Oct 16. Include $4 dues if desired.
Oct 24-27,
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
Oct 25, 2016 Morningstar #22 adopting Robert Bell, PGP as Fraternal Father
All are invited especially those who served as Grand Officers during his and Ann Flynn's Sailing in Starlight year. Please let the Worthy Matron Candace Walling know if you can attend.
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

Sharon & Bill's Reflectors sponsoring a Wine Tasting - $15
6 Tastings - Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Rd, Ringoes 08551
Come by when you can, stay as long as you want, buy a bottle of wine on your way out. Payable to Reflectors by Nov 5, mail to Jennifer Schiffrin, GR Nova Scotia & PEI
Nov 19, 2016

NJ Eastern Star Home 58th Birthday Celebration
111 Finderne Ave, Bridgewater 08807
RSVP Anita Quinn, 908-722-4140
Dec 10-11,
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

Oct 11, 2016 Carroll Campbell, PP Silentia #56
keep Carroll in your prayers & send cards.  He is having some health issues.

Oct 19, 2016 passing of Iva Anderson, PGO Molly Pitcher #198
in Florida after a long illness. Sister of the late Eve Wilson, PGM
Oct 18, 2016 passing of Clarence Self, father of Carolyn Campbell, AM Silentia #56
It has been a difficult journey and he is at peace. He and Carolyn's mother celebrated their 71st Anniversary in June, and his 90th birthday would have been this Wednesday 10/19. 
Visiting Morrison's Funeral Home Wed. Oct 19 4:00-8:00pm - 86 Bartholdi Ave, Butler 07405.  Church Service and Repast at Butler Methodist Church  Thurs, Oct 20 - 11am - 5 Bartholdi Ave, Butler 07405.
Oct 30, 2016

Eastern Star & Masonic Services for Bill Costello, PGP
Mt Holly Lodge, 15 Garden St, Mt Holly 08060
Services followed by Remembrances and Refreshments. Lynn would like people to bring and be prepared to share their best memories of Bill.

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

Starlight #107 paraphernalia - many items
Ballot box; Conductress pointers; Sheaf of Wheat; Electa Cup; Ruth Banners; Chaplain Stole; Crown & Scepter; Flagpole Topper fot Christian flag; Flag pole stand; Altar cloth. Contact Sharon Rosequist, PGO
  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 - 13 CD's 
Schmolze/Westenberger 10 books
Hess/Brustlin - 6 books, 10 CD's
Wells/McGeoch - 1 Book, 3 CD's
Wyant/Carter - 4 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

* at the GR Lunch 10/1 a Red, white & blue Umbrella and a Tan Raincoat with plaid lining.  Call Kathy Flynn, WG Warder


Good News
2016-2017 Diane S. Capel's Choices 
2016-2017 Diane & Bob's Grand Representatives

2015-2016 JoAnn & Don's Grand Representatives

Chapter & District Fundraisers
Oct 23, 2016

Dewey #155 Halloween Tea Party - $13 Come in costume and/or mask
Dewey Lodge, 220 Philadelphia Ave, Egg Harbor City 08215. Fiendish Food & Witches Brew.  Payable and mail to Heather Maderia, WM
Oct 29, 2016

9am - 3pm
Gloria #159 Vendor Fair Rain or Shine
Masonic Lodge, Rt 37W, Toms River 08755. Contact Dawn Betts, PGO with desciption of items. Cost to vendor $15 pre-paid payable to Gloria Chapter) + donated gift day of fair for our Gift Auction in Feb 2017. Table & 2 chairs provided-setup 8am. Indoor event.
Nov 3, 2016

Starlight #107 with Musconetcong Lodge F&AM Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner
Lodge, Rte 46 & International Drive South, Budd Lake 07828
$12 Adults; $8 Kids 5-12; under 5 Free. Whole wheat & gluten free pasta available upon request. Contact Barbara Repp, AM. Checks payable to Starlight #107
Nov 13, 2016

District #39 Murder at Devonshire Manor - $25 prepaid - $30 at door
Lodge, Rt 46 & International Dr S., Budd Lake 07828. Dinner & Show. Payable to Donna Grogg, AM Hobart #63. RSVP by Nov 5. Proceeds to benefit PMs & PPs Assoc.
Nov 20, 2016

Dewey #155 - Plant a Thankful Garden - $20
Dewey Lodge, 220 Philadelphia Ave, Egg Harbor City 08215.  Plant your own garden to keep or share. Aftenoon of fun, games, trivia and more. Payable to Dewey Chapter #155, mail to Carol Enterkine, GR of Utah. RSVP by Nov 15.
Nov 27, 2016

Atlas #99 Spaghetti Dinner - $10, Children under12 - $5
Masonic Lodge, 1011 Central Ave, Westfield 07090. Tickets avail at door. Contact Karyn Visscher, WM.  You've had enough turkey, it's time for spaghetti
ongoing Morning Star #22 selling Polo Shirts in 5 Star Point colors until May 2017
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 Candace Walling, WM
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