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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.

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.

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.
Receptions/District Meetings
Nov 22, 2014 32nd District Meeting - 5pm, Meeting to follow
Fish & Chips, chicken by request.  Bogota Masonic Hall, 390 Palisade Ave, Bagota 07603. $25 Payable & mailed to Carole R. Moore, PGM
Nov 24, 2014 Covenant #108 Honors Anita Cole, WG Private Secretary & Tim Cole, GR of New Brunswick
Dinner 6:30pm, A Touch of Class, 3001 Rte 130 South, Delran 08075. $35 payable to Covenant #108, mailed to Corinne Tiffany, PGO
Dec 3, 2014 Nutley #121 Honors Robert Rothe, GR of ME & Melissa Rothe, GR of OH
Dinner 6:30pm, Nutley Lodge, 175 Chestnut St, Nutley 07110. $10 payable to Nutley #121, mailed to Diane Schmolze, PGM
Dec 16, 2014 Alpha #288 Honors Lillie Clark, GR of Puerto Rico & Wylie Clark, GR of NY
Dinner 6:30pm, Costa delSol, 2443 Vauxhall Rd, Union 07083. $40 payable to Alpha #288, mail to Gina AAron, PGO
Jan 8, 2014 Naomi #28 & Amore #176 Honors Cheryl Butler, WG Color Bearer; Elaine Meehan, WGBCF & Anne McQueen, WDD #32
Dinner 6:30pm, Masonic Hall, 390 Palisade Ave, Bogota 07603.  $18 payable to Amore #176, mail to Rita Birne, PGM
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 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

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter Fundraisers below
Dec 7, 2014
Spirit Wings Reunion
To be held at HT Dewey Masonic Lodge, 220 Phila. Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ  08215.  Change of menu - will be Shepard's Pie with salad and dessert.
Dec 14, 2014 Bethlehem's Child - a Christmas Cantata - 3pm
Somerset Presbyterian Church, 100 Kennedy Blvd, Somerset 08873.  The OES Grand Choir will be joined by the SPC Choir. Free will offering. Light refreshments following.
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 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.
Jan 23-Feb2,
Sail 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.
Feb 27, 2015
Unity Table Lodge
Previous date was March 6th.  Information to follow
Apr 10-12, 2015 just announced at the Garden of Friendship Ball
Join Sharon & Bill for a Weekend Get-a-Way
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

Health Announcements

Oct 29, 2014 Kathy Macready, PGO Keystone #69 injured in auto accident
more sad news after the lose of her son. Remember Kathy with prayers and cards.
Oct 27, 2014 Prayers for Chuck & Dottie Warner, PGO Laurel Springs #227
Chuck is home on hospice

Nov 21, 2014 passing of Mother-in-Law of Cathy Fusaro, WM Victory #96, Co-chair Voluntary Donations
after a long illness.  Cards & prayers to Cathy & Russ, and to granddaughter Laura Walkoviak, Co-chair VolDon.
Nov 17, 2014 Elaine Pampinto, PGO  Raritan #58

She was 86 years old. Born in Williamsport, PA; She resided in Roselle Park before moving to Avenel in 1976. Elaine was employed as an Administrative Assistant for Woodbridge Township Health Department for 25 years retiring in 2008 and served in the Civil Air Patrol many years ago.
She was predeceased by her first husband William Horace LaRoc who passed away in 1958 and her second husband James Pampinto who passed away in 1988; a grandson Clinton Priliszh who passed away in 2007.
She is survived by her son Salvatore R. Pampinto and his wife Maureen of Port Reading; two daughters Lizette Priliszh and her husband Ronald of Roselle Park, and Michele Silverman and her husband Zack of Davie, Florida; two brothers David Smith of Florida, and Walter Smith, Jr. of Virginia; two sisters Marlene DeThuin and Diane Stiwell both of Florida; five Grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will take place Friday, Nov 21st, 10am at Costello-Koyen Funeral Home, 399 Avenel St., Avenel. Interment will be in St. Gertrude’s Cemetery, Colonia.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the funeral home. OES service Thursday at 8pm.

Nov 17, 2014 Earl F. Sutton, Past Grand Master of Masons
husband of Liz, Tuckerton #54. Viewing at First United Methodist Church, 126 North Green St. Tuckerton on Friday Nov 21, 11-2pm & 5-9pm. Masonic Service 8pm. Funeral service Saturday 9-11am, with Internment following afterward in Bargaintown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Earl & Liz Sutton Scholarship Fund, PO Box 933 Tuckerton, NJ 08087

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 -

FOUND: Contact WG Marshal to claim
1 black cellphone holder on bus trip from Finger Lakes
1 white jacket sz Med found in Bordentown Chap in June
FOUND:  Contact WG Marshal to claim
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
Nov 6, 2014 new Granddaughter for Sharon McGinley, MWGM & Michael
Priya Evelyn McGinley, 7lbs 6oz, 20 inches
2013-2014 Joan & Harry's Grand Representatives
2014-2015 Sharon & Bill's Grand Representatives

2014-2015 Sharons' 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
Damask Christmas Candy orders, money due Nov 19th
     delivered to Swedesboro Dec 3rd.  Contact Anne Favinger, AM
Nov 21, 2014
Sirius #125 Bunco Party - 7pm
Masonic Lodge, 192 Main St, Matawan. Contact Elsie VanDusen, AM
Nov 29, 2014 Little Falls #224 Breakfast with Santa - $10 per family
breakfast 11am-12pm, photos & storytime 12-2pm. Bring your cameras.  Our own Les Jamerson as Santa.
14 Lincoln Ave, Little Falls. Contact Kathy Flannagan, AM
Nov 29, 2014 Dewey #155 Seasons of Love Tea - 3pm - $10
220 Philadelphia Ave, Egg Harbor City 08215. A Tea-riffic time is planned including lunch and other surprises. Contact Carole Enterkine, WM
Nov 30, 2014 Laurel Springs #227 Tomasello Wine Tasting & Luncheon - $25 - 1 to 4pm
at the Winery, White Horse Pike, Hammonton. Contact Sue Beetle, WM or Glenda Westenberger, PGO
Dec 6, 2014 Mt. View #205 - Soup & Sandwich - 11am - 2pm
at Genesis Lodge, 15 Hamburg Turnpike, Pompton Lakes, NJ  07442.  Cost is $10 per person.  There will be a choice of 4-5 soups, desserts, beverages and plenty of fixings to build your sandwich, your way.  For more information you can contact Kim Wendowski.
Dec 12, 2014 Penns Grove #86 - Auction Event
Information to follow
Apr 11, 2015 Penns Grove #86 - Luncheon
Information to follow
General Information
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.