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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
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.
2014-2015 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.
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


       FYI (
SH ZERO 5ES5 - just for clarification on whether it is a zero or the letter O)


Receptions/District Meetings
Mar 28, 2015 38th District Meeting and Homecoming of MWGM & MWGP
Dinner 5pm, Meeting to follow. Beverly Maqueda Chapter, Rte 541 North, Burlington 08016. $28 payable to 38th District Meeting, mail to Margaret Abdill, PGO by Mar 19.

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter Fundraisers below
Apr 4, 2015 "Star"-ing Crowns for a Cure - 2pm - $20
Church of the Hills, 3545 US Hwy 206, Far Hills 07931. Entertainment by current & former Teen and Miss NJ pageant titleholders. Ticket proceeds to Breast Cancer project. Food concession proceeds to Children's Miracle Network. For tickets: Sharon Rosequist, GR of Quebec or Anita Cole, WG Private Secretary. If making donation, checks to Voluntary Donations, in memo Breast Cancer Project, Mail to Catherine Fusaro, VolDon Chair.
Apr 12, 2015
Gift of Love Reunion, Social - 2pm, Dinner 3pm
Secaucus-Hudson Lodge, 1422 Paterson Plank Rd, Secaucus 07094. $20 payable to Gift of Love Club, Mail to Gail Naia, RWG Treasurer
Apr 19, 2015 Symphony of Angels 10th and Last Reunion
Social 2pm, Dinner to follow. Park Nine Diner, 3320 Rte 9, Freehold 07728. Choice Chick Francaise, Broiled Tilapia, Roast Sirloin. $35 payable to June Pfeifer, PGM, mailed to Mary Bleich, PGO.  More info contact Elsie VanDusen, AM.
Apr 26, 2015 Winter Wonderland Reunion - Social 3pm, Dinner 4pm
Masonic Hall, 15 Garden St, Mt Holly 08060.  $23 - dues $2 payable to and mail to Fran Levering (WDD #38 2011-12)
May 2, 2015 FLYING HIGH TOGETHER for OUR HOME - Home day
111 Finderne Ave, Bridgewater 08807.  9:00am - 4pm
Breakfast available 7:00am
39th District Plant Sale
Download PDF Here 

Vendor Application
Download PDF Here

Registration Form
Download PDF Here
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
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.

Health Announcements

Mar 28, 2015 Wil Parsels, PGP facing surgery
diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Keep him and Joanne in your prayers
Mar 25, 2015 Gail Blum, PGO - Stella #20
Will undergo surgery for a brain adhesion.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.  Cards can be sent to her home.
Mar 25, 2015 Rosalinda Frascati, RWGT - Worthy Matron Raritan #58
Is now home from the hospital.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers and cards can be sent to her home.
Mar 20, 2015 Many thanks from Robert & Hummy Seufert
Thank you for all the prayers, cards and calls during Bob's recovery from recent surgery.  They really helped!!!

Apr 12, 2015 MW William L. Morris, Jr - Memorial Service, 3pm
Past Grand Master, Grand Secretary of Grand Lodge of NJ.
Fellowship Center, 1114 Oxmead Rd, Burlington
Mar 24, 2015 Passing of Jane Sturdevant, PGO - Melchior #131
 viewing will be at Smith McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton.  The visiting hours are Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM with the Eastern Star Funeral Service at 3:30.  Her funeral service will follow at 5:00
Mar 17, 2015 Passing of Carolyn M. Campbell, PGO - Gloria #159
Carolyn, 91, passed away peacefully at Hampton Ridge Healthcare Center. She was born to C. Leeland and Hattie W. Campbell at her family home in Beachwood, NJ where she lived most of her life until moving to Harrogate Independent Living in 2008. Carolyn attended Tuckerton Grade School and graduated from Toms River High School in 1941. While in school she won numerous spelling bees and was Salutatorian of her high school graduating class. She was an outstanding athlete and won varsity letters in every sport offered. Carolyn graduated from Montclair State Teacher's College in 1944 with a Bachelor's Degree in Education and later went on to earn her Master's Degree from Rutger's University. She was a member of Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Organization of Honorary Women in Education, serving as President from 1968 to 1970. She taught geography and physical education in the Lakewood public schools. Prior to her retirement in 1979 she worked for the Ocean County Superintendent of Schools as a Regional Helping Teacher. She was a member of the Toms River Schools Hall of Fame. Carolyn was a stalwart member of the Ocean County Historical Society. She authored and co-authored numerous articles and books about Ocean County and the towns surrounding the Toms River. She served as OCHS President from 1983 to 1985 and was a speaker at over 100 programs on the history of schools and of Ocean County. As a member and elder of the Presbyterian Church of Toms River she was instrumental in the development of the church pre-school. Carolyn was a 70 year member of Gloria Chapter#159, serving as Worthy Matron 1950 & 1990; Worthy District Deputy 1956; Fraternal Correspondent 1966.

Carolyn was a great traveler and an avid reader, a woman of many talents and wide and varied interests. She spent many happy days in her canoe exploring the Toms River and Cedar Creek. She enjoyed biking throughout Beachwood and all the towns along the Toms River. A gifted photographer, she used her camera to great advantage, preserving many wonderful sights and events that she enjoyed sharing with others. Carolyn is survived by her brother, Clifford W. Campbell and his wife, Mary Jo; her nephew William Campbell and his wife, Sheryl; her nieces Nancy Campbell, Susan Wright and Lynn Hansen and her husband, Daryl; her great-nephews, Jesse Clifford Wright and his wife, Nancy, Andrew Campbell and his wife, Jacqueline and Michael Campbell; her great-nieces Julie Bury and her husband, Joseph and Whitney Anderson and her husband, James; 5 great, great-nephews and 1 great, great-niece. Carolyn lived a healthy, happy life, full of adventure and dedicated to serving and educating the people of Ocean County. May the Lord Bless her and keep her always. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Toms River Presbyterian Church, 1070 Hooper Avenue, Toms River. A reception will follow in the Church hall.

Mar 8, 2015 Fred Van Dyk, GR of Oklahoma - of Stella #20
Passed away suddenly from a massive heart attack.  Viewing will be Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ  07507.  OES Service will be at 7:30pm with a Masonic Service at 8:00pm.  Please do not send cards to his address in the Official List Book it is incorrect.  You can contact the Secretary of Stella Chapter or the RWGS for his correct address.
Feb 28, 2015 William L. Morris, Jr., Past Grand Master of NJ and a member of Atlas Chapter #99
William L. Morris Jr. Vietnam War Army veteran , active in Masonry and a former grand master of Lodge 33 in Union, 68 William L. Morris Jr., 68, of Linden, N.J., died at home on Saturday, Feb. 28. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the funeral service on Wednesday, March 4, at 10 a.m. at the August F. Schmidt Memorial Funeral Home, 139 Westfield Ave., Elizabeth, N.J. Interment will take place at Graceland Memorial Park in Kenilworth, N.J. Visiting will be on Tuesday, March 3, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Masonic Service will take place on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Active in Masonry, he was a member and past master, grand master (2011), and grand secretary of Loyalty Lodge No. 33 in Union. He was also a member of Atlas Pythagoras Lodge No. 22 in Westfield, N.J. William was a member and treasurer of The Scottish Rite Learning Center, Scotch Plains, and was a 33rd Degree Mason. He was also a member of Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church in Union. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Elizabeth DeVaney Morris; one sister, Jayne Morris and her husband, Thomas, of Friendsville, Pa., and a niece, Laura Stoll of Clinton, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the Scottish Rite Learning Center, Scotch Plains, N.J., would be appreciated.

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
ladies black dress shoe, size 6 - in the parking lot
at Rosepinning
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
Jan 7, 2015 MWGM's Earrings
Sister Sharon, MWGM's earrings are in.  If interested please see your District Deputy.
2013-2014 Joan & Harry's Grand Representatives
2014-2015 Sharon & Bill's Grand Representatives

2015-2016 JoAnn's 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
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.