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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.
 
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
 

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter Fundraisers below
May 11, 2015 145th OES of NJ Birthday Party at Grand Session
Harrah's Resort, Atlantic City 08401.  5:15pm Cash Bar, 6:30 Dinner (Chicken Francaise), Entertainment.  $40 payable to Grand Chapter OES of NJ, mail to Joan G Smith, Jr PGM by 4/24/15.
 
May 12-14 Meal Plan at Grand Session - 3 Breakfast, 2 Dinners
Breakfast Tues, Wed, Thurs - Fruit, Yogurt & Granola, Dry Cereal, Oatmeal, Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Bacon, Sausage, Toast, Coffee, Tea.
Dinner Tues - Turkey & Salmon, Potato, Vegetable, Dessert, Coffee, Tea
Dinner Wed - Pork Loin & Cod, Potato, Vegetable, Desser, Coffee, Tea
$145 payable to Grand Chapter, mail to Diane S. Capel, RWCG by 4/22/15
 
May 12, 2015
PLEASE NOTE CHECK PAYABLE ADDRESSEE
49th Annual Secretary/Treasurer Club Luncheon at Grand Session
Harrah's, Atlantic City - 12:00 Noon. Chick Noodle Soup, Yukon Gold Potato Salad, Combo Tuna/Chicken Salad on Artisan bread, Strawberry Shortcake.  $33 Luncheon, $35 w/Dues payable to MICHELE HESS, mail to Michele Hess, PGM by 5/1/15.
 
May 13, 2015 Circle of Friends Grand Representatives Luncheon at Grand Session
Harrah's Atlantic City - 12:00 Noon. Caesar salad, Herb-crusted Chicken Breast, Oven Potatoes, Vegetable, Cheesecake. $38 payable to Lorraine Atimus, mail to Susan Foster, WM Azure #87. Visiting GRs of NJ from other jurisdictions are guests, but you MUST make a reservation by 4/20/15.
 
Jun 20, 2015 JoAnn & Don's Golf Outing, Mays Landing Country Club
Registration for Golf 11am (includes hot dog & drink). Shotgun/Best Ball 1pm.  Social 5:30pm, Dinner 6:30pm. Prizes & awards. Golfers $95 includes dinner, non-golfers $30 dinner only. Dinner is a picnic buffet. Non-golfers can enjoy day in Atlantic City (14 miles).  Chks payable to Voluntary Donations (Golf Outing on Memo line).  Mail to Gail Naia, RWGT.
SPONSOR A HOLE - $40. Beautiful laminated color signs at each hole. Send details along with chk payable to Voluntary Donations.
 

Health Announcements

May 3, 2015 update Ella Kovash, PGM
doing fairly well after surgery on Wednesday, but she still has a way to go.
 
May 2, 2015 Judy Anderson, PGO - wife of Harry Anderson, PGP
not getting around, undergoing wound care. She can use some cheering and prayers.
 
Apr 29, 2015 update on Charlie Levering, PGO
Charlie had surgery Tues morning and we just wanted to spread the good word, CHARLIE IS HOME, he came home today (April 29, 2015) at 7:00 pm.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for all the Prayers, cards and phone calls.   He is still on a feeding tube, but if all goes well that will come out in a few weeks.  He has asked me several time if I have thanked everyone for their prayers as he believes that is what brought him through this bout of cancer.  My family and I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done.  He is 100% cancer free at this time. The Doctor said they did not find one live cancer cell in any of the tests they did.  We are so thankful that God heard all your prayers.  Thank you again,   the Levering Family
 
Apr 28, 2015 Claire-Marie Scheffbuch, PGO
Most of you know that Claire-Marie is at the OES home doing her rehab.  She would like to thank all those who have sent her cards and kept her in their prayers a big THANK YOU!
 
Apr 26, 2019 update on Wil Parsels, PGP
ALL, Wil was moved back to Bacharach Rehabilitation in Pomona. It's a slow process but Doctors and rehab people tell me he is doing well and will fully recover. Thank you again for all of your love and prayers. If you want to visit, come after 2pm when he is finished with his rehab. Joanne
 
Apr 26, 2015 Dorothy Fink, PGO
Fell two weeks ago & fractured two bones in her pelvis & a fractured rib. I'm sure she would appreciate cards (sent to her home). Kay Z. is picking up her mail every day. Dotty was Fraternal Correspondent for Betty Wyant & Past Pres of the GRANJ.
 
Apr 22, 2015 Lynn Costello, PGO  wife of MWGP
home after knee surgery 4/21. Is in a bit of pain, but doing well.  She thanks all for their prayers, thoughts and cards. She plans on being at Grand Session
 

Sorrow
Apr 11, 2015 passing of Charlie Westenberger, PGP
keep Glenda, Janice & Diane in your prayers.
The services will be at Henry Funeral Home, 152 W. Atlantic Ave., Audubon 08106, 856-547-3875.  It will be Thursday 7-9pm and Friday 10am-noon from the Funeral Home.  OES Service is  Thurs at 7:30 pm.  Also the WM and WP of Laurel Springs have invited all of Charlie’s and Diane’s Grand officers (WGO, WDD and GR) to march in with their chapter.
Charlie provided for his family as a plumber/pipefitter for the Union Local 322 in Winslow, NJ. He devoted countless hours to the Eastern Star, where he was the Past Grand Patron and was the Worthy Patron for the Athene Chapter #201, and a Past Patron of Laurel Springs Chapter #227. Charlie also was a member of Audubon - Parkside Masonic Lodge #218 and a member of the Camden County Veterans. During his free time, Charlie enjoyed collecting sailing ships, but what he cherished the most was spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. Beloved husband of 48 years to Glenda (nee Green) Westenberger. Devoted father of Janice (Cory "Chris") O'Connor and Allan (Barbara) Westenberger. Loving grandfather of Riley, Parker, and Quinn O'Connor. Erin, Allan, Alexa Westenberger. Viewing Thursday, April 16 6-9pm & Friday, April 17 9:30-10:45am in the Henry Funeral Home, 152 W. Atlantic Ave., Audubon 08106. A funeral service will take place Friday, April 17 at 11am in the funeral home. Interment is private. Family requests memorial contributions be made in honor of Charles to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2004 Sproul Rd., Suite 208, Broomall, PA 19008 or Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Dr., Suite #300, Marlton, NJ 08053 or the Wounded Warriors.
 
 

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 - please contact the WG Marshal
LOST:  a WDD badge at the Rosepinning

FOUND: Contact WG Marshal to claim
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ladies black dress shoe, size 6 - in the parking lot
at Rosepinning
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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
2013-2014 Joan & Harry's Grand Representatives
 
2014-2015 Sharon & Bill's Grand Representatives

2015-2016 JoAnn's Choices
 
   
Chapter Fundraisers
May 31, 2015 Dewey Chapter #155 Fun(d) Raiser - 1pm
come out & enjoy Aunt Cassie Rolle and "her" very entertaining way of demonstrating Tupperware. Laughs, great refreshments, lots of fun.  "This is definitely not your Mother's Tupperware Party!"
Dewey Lodge, 220 Philadelphia Ave, Egg Harbor City 08215
 
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
Cookies/Pretzels - various flavors - $1.00.
Contact Anne Favinger, AM
  
General Information
   
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.