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Posting Requests to Mary Bausback, RWGS at
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.
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.
Corrections to Official List Book:
Ocean Chapter #214 should be Como Temple, 559 Church Street, Spring Lakes Heights, NJ.
Stella Chapter #20 should be Clifton Masonic Lodge, 1484-1510 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07013.
Northern Chapter #38 should be Kittatinny Lodge, 336 Route 206 North, Branchville, NJ 07826.
Phone number for Sister Judy Brown, WG Ruth is incorrect, please contact RWG Secretary for number.
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
|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,
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.
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.
Previous date was March 6th. Information to follow
|Apr 10-12, 2015||Join Sharon & Bill for a Weekend
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
|Dec 20, 2014||
Keep Charlie Levering, PGO in
|Dec 20, 2014||
Passing of Mary Geneva (Peg) Schuster,
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|
Voluntary Services for the OES
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
FOUND: Contact WG Marshal to claim
*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.
|Dec 19, 2015||
Carol Donohue, WG Martha is a New
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
Joan & Harry's Grand Representatives
Sharon & Bill's Grand
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 Soloist
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||
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
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
|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.