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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.

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.
 
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
   
March 7, 2015 Open Reception & Rosepinning  JoAnn Bingenheimer, RWAGM
4pm Hors D'oeuvres - 5pm Dinner
Kerri Brook Caterers, 755 S. White Horse Pike, Hammonton 08037

Meal Choices:Chicken Piccata or Filet Medallions w/ Chef's selection Potato & Veg
or
Pasta Primavera with Creamy Alfredo Sauce
$45 payable to Tuckerton Chapter #54 by February 25, 2015.  Mail to: Judy Carter, PGO
 
Mar 14, 2015 37th District Meeting - Dinner 5pm, Meeting to follow
Pennsauken Masonic Hall, 6926 Park Ave, Pennsauken 08110. $30 payable to 37th District Meeting, Mail to Judy Brown, WG Ruth
 
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
   
Mar 21, 2015 Past Matron/Past Patron Association of NJ
Meeting scheduled for March 14, 2015 at the OES Home has been changed to March 21, 2015 at Host Lodge, High Bridge, NJ.  Additional information you can contact Aki Decker, President
 
Mar 22, 2015 Circle of Friends 2nd Reunion - 2pm Social, 3pm Dinner
Host Masonic Cntr, Ridge Rd & Dennis Ave, High Bridge 08829. Dinner $15, Dues $2 payable & mail to Suzanne Weston (WDD #39 2012-13) by 3/18/15. Salad, Baked Ziti, Sausage & Meatballs in Sauce, Dessert. Those with alergies may request chicken.
 
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 10-12, 2015
Canceled
Weekend Get-a-Way
Apr 12, 2015
NEW DATE
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. Details will follow. Contact Mary Bleich or Elsie VanDusen.
 
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 
 
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 State Secretary/Treasurer Club, 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 from outside NJ are guests, but you MUST make a reservation by 4/20/15.
 

Health Announcements

Feb 17, 2015 Robert Seufert, PGO - Medford #287
He is going in the hospital on Thursday, February 19th for lung surgery.  Please keep him and Sister Hummy in your prayers.  Cards can be sent to their home.
 
Feb 11, 2015 Update on Charlie Levering, PGO - Mount Holly #147
Charlie is in his fifth week with one more to go. He gets Chemo every Mon and they have been giving him fluids on Friday. He gets radiation every day five days a week. His doctors are amazed that he is doing so well. He attributes it to all the people that are praying for him. He and our whole family would like to thank everyone for their cards, calls and concerns, but especially for all their prayers. He is convinced, that is what is doing it. So we are very grateful to everyone.
 

Sorrow
Feb 23, 2015 Marvin P. Milley, brother of Carl W. Milley, PGP
Carl's brother Marvin, of Pilesgrove, passed away Feb 17, services & burial were this morning.
 
Feb 23, 2015 Mildred Bell, PM - Pitman #57
Her Mildred R. Bell (nee Nicholson), age 108 years, died February 20 in Pitman Manor. Born in Pitman, she lived most of her life there and was a graduate of Glassboro High School in 1925. She joined the Pitman United Methodist Church in 1933 and was a charter member of the Wesleyanne Circle. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and Class 22. She joined the Eastern Star in 1928, and was a member for over 80 years, giving her the distinction of being the longest serving member for the state of New Jersey. She had been a resident of the Pitman Manor for over 10 years. She was predeceased by her husband Ralph, son, Ralph C., and grandson David Fisher.
She is survived by her grandchildren Robert Bell, Carol Schoefield, Ralph C. Bell, and Heather O'Connor, 6 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. Also survived by her daughter in law Margaret Bell.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 10 to 11AM in the KELLEY FUNERAL HOME, 125 Pitman Ave., Pitman, NJ. Eastern Star service at 11AM. Funeral service at 11:30AM. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park. Those desiring may make contributions to the United Methodist Homes Foundation, 535 N. Oak Avenue, Pitman, NJ 08071.

 
Feb 13, 2015 Juliet Anable, PGO - Victory #96
Passed away on February 12th.  No further details at this time.
 

Grand Chapter Announcements
Feb 9, 2015 date change Grand Officer's Night at Northern Chapter #38
Please note, the GO night has been rescheduled to March 9, 2015
 
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 -
LOST:

FOUND: Contact WG Marshal to claim
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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
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
Mar 15, 2015 Naomi #28 - 110th Birthday
Come help us celebrate our 110th Birthday.  Family and Friends Welcome.  Masonic Temple, 129 Main Street, Ridgefield Park, NJ.  Social hour 3pm - Buffet Dinner 4pm.  Donation $15.  Mail checks payable to Naomi Chapter #28, Attn:  Carol Feiler by March 3rd.
 
Mar 15, 2015 Silentia #56 - 2pm - fundraiser to be announced
  
Mar 18, 2015 Swedesboro #115 Cinderella Cheesecakes
Asst flavors. Order by Mar 18, delivered to Clarksboro Lodge April 1st. See Officers.
 
Mar 21, 2015 Little Falls #224 - reknown Medium Silvia Rossi
11am Brunch, group readings at Noon. $55 advance ticket, $65 at door. Contact Kathy Flanagan, AM or Patti Rhinesmith, PGM
 
Mar 21, 2015 Tuckerton #54 Spaghetti Dinner - 4:30pm
Community Center, 317 W. CalaBreeze Way, Little Egg Harbor. Adults - $10, Child under 12 - $6. Proceeds to Scholarship Fund. Asking for an item for the Tuckerton & Little Egg Harbor Food Bank. Contact MaryBeth Wegman, WM.
 
Mar 21, 2015 Mount Holly #147 Pork Chop Dinner - $15
Mt Holly Lodge, 15 Garden St, Mt Holly 08060.  Contact Fran Levering, Shirley Snyder, Midge Smith
 
Mar 25, 2015 Swedesboro #115 Pampered Chef
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Mar 28, 2015 Peace #98 - Calendar Party/Dinner - 4pm
Clifton Masonic Lodge, 1484-1510 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton, NJ.  Cost is $15.  For reservations please contact Sue Dooley or Vera Dakak.
 
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.