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Editor's Notes
  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.
   ES Charity Foundation, Inc.  Notice.....
As members of the Eastern Star, we are called upon to give to our Sisters and Brothers, advice in their troubles, sympathy in their sorrows, and aid in their misfortunes. The Eastern Star Charity Foundation of New Jersey, besides providing aid in the form of emergent and monthly assistance, educational loans, scholarships, and life skills grants, seeks to offer advice to our members through our new Community Resource Guide. This guide lists various state and county agencies that can provide guidance and assistance to individuals facing a variety of situations. Phone numbers, websites and descriptions of services are provided. This guide is meant to help a member obtain services that might prevent a situation from becoming a crisis, utilizing resources that already exist in their community. We hope this Resource Guide will become another means for the Eastern Star Charity Foundation to fulfill its mission to serve our members in need. A copy of this guide is available on njoes.com, just follow the link on the Charity Foundation page.
May 14, 2016 Past Matrons & Past Patrons Assoc of NJ Annual Meeting & Banquet
Nominations will be accepted for 2nd Vice President, Secretary, and a Trustee of the Association.  The 2nd VP serves a year and automatically progresses to the office of President the following year.  The Secretary's responsibilities requires great attention to detail.  Andrea Surran will be happy to explain the work for those who have questions.  A Trustee monitors the Financial Investments. The Assoc is a Charitable 501c3 and provides relief to members of the Eastern Star and to non-members on a case by case assessment.
If you wish to be involved, notify President Joan Jasinkiewicz of your intentions.  Please attend on May 14.  Members will recieve notice in the mail.

Receptions/District Meetings

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter Fundraisers below
Jun 18, 2016 Diane & Bob's Golf Outing - Mays Landing Golf Club
1855 Cates Rd, Mays Landing 08330. Shotgun & Best Ball 1pm. Social 5:30pm. Dinner, prizes, Awards 6:30pm. Contests: Putting, Longest Drive, Closest to Pin, Best Foursome score.  Golfers $95 incl Cart, BBQ Buffet Dinner & More. Non-golfers Dinner Only $30.  Hole sponsors $40 for a Colorful sign on tee box.
Payable to GC Voluntary Donations, Golf Outing in Memo. Send Name, address, phone, email to Divots for Diane, PO Box 276, Clarksboro, NJ 08020. Incl names of ALL golfers.
Sep 8,
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
Oct 24-27,
Shenandoah Valley & Lost Symbol Tour in Washington, DC with Diane Capel and her "special man"
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
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

Apr 8, 2016 Joan Jackson, GR of Connecticut
home recuperating and doing well after foot surgery.

Apr 19, 2016 Passing of father of Bob Rothe, PGO Nutley #121
   father-in-law of Melissa Rothe, PGO

Raymond F. Rothe, 89 of Wood Ridge, formerly of Toms River, passed away on April 18, 2016. For the last eight years, he was a resident of La Paula Manor in Bergenfield. Loving father of Robert R. Rothe and his wife Melissa. Cherished grandfather of Jennifer and Kathryn. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy E. Rothe and his sister Dorothy Cole. Raymond faithfully and proudly served his country, in the US Navy, during WW II. He was a long-time employee of the USDA, working as a meat inspector. Friends and family are invited for visitation on Wed. 4-8pm at VolkLeber Funeral Home, 789 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck. A service will begin on Thurs at 11am at the funeral home. Private entombment. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to your favorite charity.


Grand Chapter Announcements

May 15
Dates for OES Grand Choir Rehearsals for Grand Session. All Sundays - 3pm
Somerset Presbyterian Church, 100 JFK Blvd, Somerset 08873
Anyone interested in singing is invited to come and join us.
Mary Jane Lojewski, PGM
Choir Director
May 7, 2016 Home Day - Looking for leftover "items" from fundraisers or special nights.  Big or small, carrying pieces to pin-ons.  There will be a "Clearance Table" with "Starlight Specials" at Home Day.  We are hoping to collect enough donations to have bins everywhere from $.10 to a couple dollars. There will be a Scavenger Hunt with a Grand Prize of a 2 Night stay at Harrah's & meal comp worth $250. Contact Dawn Freney or Lisa Biczi or your Home Day District Chairperson.
  31st District: Patti Lee, GO - Pancake Breakfast
  32nd: Carol Feiler, GO - Fruit Cups
  33rd: Mary Bleich, PGO & Elsie VanDusen, PGO - Continental Breakfast/Homemade Breads
  34th: Pam, PGO & Dan Orpel, PGO - Seasons of Light Raffle
  35th: Dawn Duran, PGO - Duck Pond Game and Crocheted
Oscar Edgar Stegasaurus & Round Afghan
  36th: Diane Pritchard Clayton, PGO - Home-made Frozen soup to take home
  37th: Candy Moore, PGO - Soft Pretzels/Flamingo Flock Baskets
  38th: Melissa Peterson, PGO; Cheryl, GO & Tom, PGO McCarthy - Gift Baskets & Accessory Contest(come with your own hand decorated accessory)
  39th: David, PGP & Shirley Wack, PGO - Plant Sale
:  Pre-Order Form
   and Ellen, GO & George Mason, PGO - Hambergers & Hot Dogs

  146th GRAND SESSION 2016  Harrah's Resort, Atlantic City
May 23, 2016
Eastern Star Charity Foundation of NJ, Inc Scholarship Awards and Membership Dinner
Light Refreshments. Cash Bar. $22 payable ES Charity Fdn of NJ, mail to Linda Thibault, PGO. Deadline May 9, 2016
May 24
State Secretary & Treasurer's Club Luncheon
Soup DuJour, Classic Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, NY Cheesecake, Beverage.  Lunch $37, Dues $2 payable to Michele Hess, PGM. Deadline May 1, 2016
Invitation extended to all Past & Present Secretaries & Treasures to join our club.
May 24
Processional & Informal Opening
May 25
Business Sessions
May 25
Evening Session
May 25
Grand Representatives Luncheon - Celebrate the Seasons
    with Snoopy & Casper's Puppies
$38 payable & mail to Theresa Casper, PGO. Deadline May 9
May 26
Business Sessions
May 26
Open Installation of Grand Officers 2016-2017
May 24-26
deadline extended to May 10
Option One $145
- 3 Breakfasts: Tues, Wed, Thurs.
                                  2 Dinners: Tues & Wed.
Option Two $80 - 2 Dinners: Tues & Wed.
Option Three $70 - 3 Breakfasts: Tues, Wed, Thurs,
Payable to Grand Chapter OES of NJ, mail to Diana Affsa, RWGC.
  Looking for excess Paraphernalia/Flags/Poles ?
there are Chapters in need. Contact Norma Hines, RWG Trustee
3 electric Signets available, contact Lynn Billingham, RWAGC
  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 
2014-2015 Sharon & Bill's Grand Representatives

2015-2016 JoAnn & Don's Grand Representatives

Chapter Fundraisers
May 14, 2016 Fairview #219 Shrub, Plant  Tree Sale - 9:00am
Below is a link to the nursery web site to show some of the plants that they carry.  Plants that will be available may very depending on their stock.  If you have a request for a particular plant please let me know and I will forward your request to them.  This sale is  Azaleas, Rhododendron, Ferns, Trees etc.  Please check out the website to see all they have to offer.  Contact Secretary Cheryl Morris, PGO for more info. Our Lodge Brothers "Mantua Lodge" will be having a hoagie sale as well. Our Lodge Brothers "Mantua Lodge" will be having a hoagie sale as well.  www.hopewellnursery.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/home.home/index.htm
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
March 2016 Laws, Rules & Regulations
With the consent of Sister JoAnn Bingenheimer, Most Worthy Grand Matron, this PDF file is being made available by the Revision Committee for any member of the Order who desires a copy.

This PDF file contains information concerning the Revised Laws, Rules, and Regulations; that have been prepared by the Revision Committee, and which will be proposed for adoption at the Annual Grand Session in May 2016: