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  Posting Requests to  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.
Receptions/District Meetings
Sep 24, 2016

District 36 Meeting, Rose Tesoroni, WDD - $10
Shekinah Lodge, 1317 Fairton Rd, Millville 08332. RSVP by Sep 10. Payable to Shekinah Chap #82, mail to Betty Miskelly, PGO
Sep 27, 2016

Alpha #288, Mt View #205 & Peace #98 Reception - $40
Judith Wood, WG Adah; Corrine Arthur, WDD#31; Carol Ziesing, GR of MI; Jennifer Schiffrin, GR of NS & PEI

The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa 07511. Payable to Mt View #205, mail to Linda Penin, Sec'y by Sep 13.
Oct 8, 2016

Penns Grove #86 & Mt Holly #147 Reception - $30
Diane S. Capel, MWGM & Robert Parsons, MWGP

Adelphia  Restaurant, 1750 Clements Bridge Rd, Deptford 08096. Meal choice: Veal Parmigiana, Grilled Chicken Breast, or Grilled Salmon. RSVP by Sep 20. Payable to Mt Holly #147, mail to Lynn Costello, Secretary

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter Fundraisers below
Jul 20, 2016
Rita Birne & Gene Merrill's Summer Get-together
All are welcome to join us. Captain's Inn, 304 East Lacey Rd, Forked River 08731. Entree Choice: Broiled Seafood; Broiled Herb-crusted Salmon; Broiled Chicken Breast(Tequila-Lime); Prime Rib.
Send $30 & Meal choice to Rita M. Birne, PGM
Sep 8, 2016 Bayonne 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
Sep 30, 2016

Shriner's Hospital Philadelphia Benefit
Crescent Shrine, 700 Highland Drive, Westampton 08060. Entertainer Tommy Zito, the Piano Man. Cash Bar Social 6-6:30pm, Refreshments 6:30-7:30pm. $25 Open Seating or reservations for table of 8-10. Stage front seating $35, tables of 4-6. Payable to GC Voluntary Donations, mail to Paul Lojewski, PGO by Sep 16.
Oct 2, 2016
2pm Social
3pm Dinner
Key to Success 2nd Reunion - $22
Harmony Lodge, 110 Rte 37 West, Toms River 08755. RSVP payable to Sharon McGinley, PGM by Sep 25. Include $2 dues if desired
Oct 9, 2016
Sharon & Bill's Reflectors - relaxing meal, fun, & surprises
Grand Representatives appointed in "Key to Success is TEAMwork Year" invite you. Town & Country Diner, Rts 130 & 206, Bordentown 08505. $25 payable to REFLECTORS, mail to Emma Snook, GR of IN by 9/25/16
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
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

Save the Date - Reflectors sponsoring a Wine Tasting
Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Rd, Ringoes 08551
Reservation info available in the summer. Come by when you can, stay as long as you want, buy a bottle of wine on your way out.
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

Jun 27, 2016 update - Janet Sherman, PGO  Sec'y of Ocean #214
recovering from extensive surgery, improving a little each day. Please keep her in your prayers, and send cards.
Jun 26, 2016 Rita M. Birne, PGM
recuperating from foot surgery. Remember her with prayers & cards.
Jun 25, 2016 Larry Dukin, PGO Pearl #79
coming along nicely in rehab after surgery. Remember him with prayers & cards.
Jun 12, 2016 Shirley Jennings, PGO (WG Warder 2015-16)
she is recuperating after a bad fall and many stitches. Please keep her in your prayers & send cards

Jun 24, 2016 Passing of David Walling, son of Shirley, PGO Sirius #123
after a lengthy illness. Keep Shirley in thoughts & prayers, send cards. Contact June Pfeifer-Bell, PGM for new address.
Jun 21, 2016 Passing of Dennis Mead, husband of Alice, PGO Raritan #58
Hanley Funeral Home, 60 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island 10306. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 Sunday, Jun 26. OES service 7:30pm,  Masonic Service to follow. Mass of the Christian Burial, Monday at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church 9:30am, burial at Calverton Cemetery.
Jun 18, 2016 Passing of Suzanne Weston, PGO Delaware #50
WDD #39 2012-13. 
Suzanne Rush Weston, 72, of Martins Creek, PA. Suzanne was born in Phillipsburg, NJ to the late W. Gerald and Josephine Bush Rush. Suzanne was a Social Worker with NORWESCAP Head Start of Washington, NJ. Previously, she was employed with Warren County Social Services. She loved sewing and freelanced as a seamstress. Her other joys were singing, fishing, crafts, and traveling. For many years, Suzanne was an announcer for Easton Area High School Swim Team in Easton, PA. Suzanne was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church of Phillipsburg where she was President of the Parish Council. She was a member of Delaware #50, where she was Past District Deputy and Past Matron, also a member of White Shrine. Suzanne is survived by her husband of 42 years, Nicholas J. Weston, Sr.; sons, Nicholas J. Weston, Jr. and his wife, Ann of Churchville, PA and Stephen Weston and his wife, Stephanie of Washington Twp., PA; daughters, Christi Ann Weston and her husband, Christian Schumacher of Springfield Twp.,PA and Diana Mai and husband, Michael of Washington Twp.; grandchildren, Justin, Nicholas III, Abigail, Jonah, Ethan, Sarah, Liam, Ryan, and Piper Suzanne; and a cousin, Mary Laubach. Suzanne is predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Rowe. Office of Christian Burial with Devine Liturgy will be held on Thursday, June 23, at 10am at Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church; 723 South Main St; Phillipsburg, 08865. A Visitation of Family and Friends will be held on Wednesday, June 22, from 6-8pm, with Parastas at 6pm, at the Rupell Funeral Home, LLC; 465 Memorial Pkwy; Phillipsburg, 08865. Interment will be in Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery; Alpha, NJ. In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation; 4742 N. 24th St; Suite 400; Phoenix, AZ 85016

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 Norma Hines, RWG Trustee
3 electric Signets available, contact Lynn Billingham, RWAGC

Bordentown has excess paraphernalia
5 Adah veils (1 blue & 4 lace); 4 Altar cloths (3 regular & 1 "I Memorium");
Officers badges; 19 Batons (6 ivory plastic & 6 wood & 3 white & 4 silver); 3 ballot boxes (2 wood & 2 white); 1 large Bible (O.E.S.); 2 Bible markers (1 white & 1 Purple); 6 Chaplain stoles (4 white & 2 purple); 3 Electa cups; 6 Esther crowns (5 silver & 1 golden); 1 Esther Crown & Sceptre; 4 Flags (1 American, 2 Christian, 1 O.E.S. - all with poles &  1 Flag Stand); 20 Funeral Badges with black ribbons; 2 Martha broken column (1 silver & 1 plastic); 28 Pedestal Covers; 1 Silver Sceptre; 1 small White crocheted tablecloth (O.E.S. colors); 4 Sheaves of Wheat (2 regular & 2 Memorial with black ribbon).
Contact Joan Carslake, PGO or Chapter Sec'y
  Proceedings available - Books $25, CDs $15 except Moore/Wack - Books $28
Moore/Wack - 14 Books, 25 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
  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

FOUND: Contact WG Marshal to claim


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

2015-2016 JoAnn & Don's Grand Representatives

Chapter Fundraisers
Jul 21, 2016

Dewey #155 Ultimate Girls Night Out - $45
Vinyard Art Studio, 301 Old River Rd, Mays Landing 08330.  2 hrs Painting Instruction, Fun & Friends. Complimentary Wine and Cheese & Crackers. RSVP with payment by 7/14 to Norma Hines, RWAGC
Aug 6, 2016
37th District Official Family Calendar Dinner - $10
Masonic Lodge, 330 Georgetown Rd, Carneys Point 08069. Contact WDD for RSVP
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 Private Secretary
General Information