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Approved Changes Acted upon at Grand Session May 2018
ProposedChanges_LRR_2018.pdf

 
Receptions/GO Honor Nights/District Meetings
Oct 23, 2018
6:30pm
Morning Star #22  Reception - $15
    Edith Greeno, WG Electa

Masonic Lodge, 3682 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square 08690. Seating limited, RSVP by Oct 13. Payable to Morning Star #22, mail to Jennifer Bonelli.
 
Oct 27, 2018
1:00pm
District #31 Meeting, Gloria Salleroli, WDD - $28
Masonic Lodge, 24 N. Franklin Trnpk, Ramsey 07446. RSVP by Oct 19th. Payable to & mail to JaneAnn Farissier, PGM.
 
Nov 2, 2018
6:30pm
Bethlehem #40 Honor Night - $12
   Patricia-Jo Hoagland, WG Marshal;
    Renee Gresko, WG Private Sec'y; Joan Bowers, WDD #35
Masonic Lodge, 692 East Bay Ave, Barnegat 08005. RSVP by Oct 19, payable to Bethlehem #40, mail to Linda Aho, GR of Montana.
 
Nov 3, 2018
1:00pm
District #34 Meeting, Jeanne Gionfriddo, WDD - $16
Masonic Lodge, 2 Dutch Lane Rd, Freehold 07728. RSVP by Oct 25. Payable & mail to Carolyn Howard, PGO Sec'y.
 
Nov 5, 2018
6:30pm
Monmouth #251 Reception - $40
   Sarah Sambucini, GR of Nevada

Shore Casino, 1 Simon Lake Dr, Atlantic Highlands 07716. Meal Choice: Chick Francaise; Filet of Sole; Vegetarian Platter.  RSVP by Oct 27 to Kathleen Murphy, PGO Secretary
 
Nov 6, 2018
6:30pm
Keystone #69 Party Night -  Kathy Macready, GR of Kansas
Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet, 4450 Black Horse Pike, #3940 Festival Plaza, Mays Landing 08330 (across from Hamilton Mall).  Individual Pay w/Open Menu. RSVP for head count Denise Maxwell, PM or Helen Macready, WM.  Note: address number on flyer is incorrect.
  
Nov 29, 2018
6:30pm
Northern #38 Party Night - Daria Hamm, RWG Conductress
Hampton Diner, 36 Hampton House Rd, Newton 07860. Limited Seating - Cash Only. RSVP by Nov 19 to Eileen Drache, PGO.
Note: date in calendar is incorrect
 
Dec 3, 2018
6:30pm
Wall #143, Molly Pitcher #198, Ocean #214 Honor Night - $25
    David Bellhorn, WG Organist; Pamela Lindson, WG Color Bearer;
Jeanne Gionfriddo, WDD #34

Masonic Hall, 2 Dutch Lane Rd, Freehold 07728. Payable to Molly Pitcher #198, mail to Diane Prochnow, PGO Sec'y. RSVP by Nov 26.
 
Dec 8, 2018
1:00pm
District 32 Meeting, Joan Davis, WDD - $25
Masonic Hall, 404 Tenafly Rd, Tenafly 07670. Payable to & mail to Carole Moore, PGM. RSVP by Nov 30. Limited Seating
 
Dec 9, 2018
3:00pm
Pearl # 79 Party Night - Mara Dukin, WG Adah
Hampton Diner, 36 Hampton House Rd, Newton 07860.  Open menu, Individual checks. RSVP by Dec 5 to Anna Clausen, PGO
 
Dec 12, 2018
6:30pm
Laurel Springs #227 & Athene #201  Reception - $20
   Debbie Diem-Martin, GR of MS; David Clark, GR of OH;
Fredrick Martin, GR of AR

Masonic Lodge, 6926 Park Road, Merchantville 08109. RSVP by Dec 1st. Payable to Athene #201, mail to Kaye Jenking, Sec'y.
 
Jan 22, 2019
6:30pm
37th District Party Night
   Linda Amme, WG soloist; Danny Cooper, WG Sentinel;
Judy Alberti, WG Frat Correspondent; Dawn Smith, WDD;
Spec Appt Prompter Isabella Cooper
Mastori's Restaurant, Bordentown 08505. Open Menu, Individual Checks. RSVP by Jan 15 to Joan Smith, PGM.
 

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
Oct 21, 2018 Spirit Wings Reunion - CANCELED
final reunion will be Aug 2019 at Michele's home
 
Oct  25 - Nov 2
2018
49th Triennial Assembly, Orlando FL
Lorraine Altimus, PGO has info packets for those interested.
Emailed info available from Lorraine or Gail Naia
 
Oct 28, 2018
This Moment in Time Reunion - $25 - CANCELED
Dear Sisters and Brothers, Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the 8th “This Moment in Time” Reunion.  We apologize for the short notice, and thank you for your continued support and look forward to meeting with you for our 9th Reunion on October 27, 2019 and then final 10th year reunions on October 25, 2020.  Your check will be returned to you and please join us for our last two reunions.
In Star Love, “This Moment In Time” club
  
Nov 10, 2018
7-11pm
COLORS of FALL BALL - an evening to enjoy
Stone Terrace, 2275 Kuser Rd, Hamilton. Music by All Tuned Up.
Dine, Dance, Socialize. $50pp payable to GC Voluntary Donations, mail to Cathy Fusaro (new address, contact RWG Secretary or Treasurer)

Colors of Fall - AD FORM
Page prices - Full $65; 1/2 $45; 1/4 $35.
 
Nov 12, 2018
7:30pm
Grand Floral - Jephtha #134, District 31
Masonic Hall, 24 N. Franklin Tpk, Ramsey 07446
 
Nov 15, 2018
7:30pm
Grand Officers Night - Laurel Springs #227, District 37
Masonic Hall, Stone Road & Atlantic Ave, Laurel Springs 08021
 
Nov 16, 2018
6:30pm
Peace #98 - 100th Birthday Celebration - $38
Masonic Lodge, 1484 VanHouten Ave, Clifton 07013. Sliced Filet Mignon by Nightingale's. Chicken or Vegetarian availble. note with reservation. Payable to Peace Chapter, mail to Janet Wells, Sec'y by Nov 5.
 
Nov 18, 2018
2:00pm
OES Home 60th Birthday Celebration
111 Finderne Ave, Bridgewater 08807. Entertainment by Ambiance. Please RSVP by Nov 8 to 908-722-4140, Ext 3550
 
Dec 2, 2018
2:00pm
Spirit of Christmas First Reunion - $40
Pantagis Renaissance, 250 Park Ave, Scotch Plains 07076. Choice: Chick Francaise, Broiled Salmon, or Prime Rib. RSVP by Nov 19 to Karyn Visscher, PGO. Dues of $3.00 may be included.
 
Dec 4 - 7, 2018 Diana & Emil's Grand Representatives Trip to Oglebay & Wheeling
featuring Oglebay's world famous enchanting Festival of Lights, plus casino excitement and city of Pittsburgh, PA. Christmas Mansion Tour, Glass Museum. Tour by Seniortours, complimentary drinks, snacks, fun, games, Yuletide good cheer! 3 Nights, 4 Days. Lodging at new Hyatt Place. All taxes, admissions, gratuities incl. 3 Dinners, 3 Breakfasts. Convenient pickup points throughout NJ. $769 Double; $709 Triple/Quad; Single $859. Travel protection available.  Contact Diana, Emil, or Dottie Westdyke.
 
Dec 5, 2018
7:30pm
Grand Officers Night - Raritan #58, District 33
Masonic Hall, 120 Old Bridge Tpk, South River 08882.
 
Dec 13, 2018
7:30pm
Grand Floral - Gloria #159, District 35
Masonic Hall, 110 Rte 37 West, Toms River 08753
 
Dec 15, 2018
3-7pm
"Believe in Dreams" State Christmas Party - $40
   ALL ARE INVITED

Elements Resaurant, 635 Rte 72 Eastbound, Manahawkin 08050. Ham & Turkey Buffet w/all the trimmings, Appetizers, Salad, Dessert. RSVP by Dec 1st. Payable & Mail to Patricia Hoagland, GO.
 
Jan 6-18, 2019 Southern Caribbean Cruise on Anthem of the Seas
leave winter behind and join Lynn & Ken as they sail from Bayonne to the beautiful Caribbean - San Juan, St Maarten, Antiqua, St Lucia, Barbados, St Kitts & Nevis and a few leisure days on the sea. Contact Carole Moore, PGM for full details.
 
Feb 1, 2019
7:30pm
Grand Officers Night - Delaware #50, District 39
Masonic Hall, 400 Hillcrest Blvd, Philipsburg 08865
 
Feb 12, 2019
7:30pm
Grand Officers Night - Mountain View #205, District 31
Masonic Hall, 15 Hamburg Tpk, Pompton Lakes 07442
 
Feb 20, 2019
7:30pm
Grand Officers Night - Tilden #59, District 32
Masonic Hall, 404 Tenafly Rd, Tenafly 07670
 
Feb 26, 2019
7:30pm
Grand Officers Night - Morning Star #22, District 38
Masonic Hall, 3682 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square 08690
 
Mar 10-13, 2019 3 Day Get-A-Way to Woodloch Pines in Hawley, PA
Sunday Dinner - Wenesday Breakfast. Deluxe accomodations. 2 queen beds & pullout couch, private balcony facing lake, TV, free WiFi, indoor swimming, hot tub, fitness center, handicap accessable. Many day activities, nightly entertainment. $399 pp Double; $325pp Triple; $425pp Single. Deposit $125 payable to Voluntary Donations, mail to Carole Moore, PGM. For further info contact Carole.
 
Mar 14, 2019
7:30pm
Grand Floral - Beverly Maqueda #276, District 38
Masonic Hall, Rte 541 N, Burlington 08016
 
Mar 19, 2019
7:30pm
Grand Floral - Wall #143, District 34
Masonic Hall, 599 Church St, Spring Lake Heights 07762
 

Health Announcements

Oct 13, 2018 Don Robinson, PGP
recuperating after a heart episode. Keep him in your prayers.
 
Sep 29, 2018 Shirley Wack, PGO
is back at OES Home for rehab. Please remember her with prayers & cards.
 
Sep 28, 2018 Sandy Sandbach, PGP
home from the hospital recuperating. He is weak and will be laid up awhile. Please keep him and Marge in your prayers and send cards.
 
   

Sorrow
Oct 5, 2018 passing of Nancy Cant, PGO Nutley #121
Nancy Margaret Cant, 81, of Nashua, NH and formerly of Wood-Ridge. Nancy was the daughter of the late William and Anna Cant. She graduated from Wood-Ridge HS and Montclair State College where she majored in mathematics. Nancy was a highly respected math teacher at Hackensack HS for over 40 years teaching Advanced Placement classes including Calculus. She was also involved with the high school year book and the twirlers. A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wood-Ridge. She was a member of former Eclipse #226; a PM and PGO; she enjoyed her friends in the Red Hats. Nancy also enjoyed spending every summer at her cottage in Ocean Park, ME. Members of her family include her dear sister, Jean (William) Jaquith of Nashua, NH, along with her nieces Pamela (Todd) Simonds, Heather ( Michael) Gallagher and her nephew, Scott Jaquith, all of Nashua. Nancy was a very special aunt to her nieces and nephews and also loved spending time with their children, Allie and Kaylee Simonds, and Abigail and Alex Gallagher. She also leaves one cousin, Linda Hornstra of McAfee, NJ. Predeceased by her nephew, David Jaquith.
Funeral service Thur, Oct 11 at 10:30am at Kohler FH, 280 Hackensack St. Wood-Ridge. Interment George Washington Memerial Park Paramus. Visitation Wed, Oct 10 4-7pm. Memorial contribution in Nancy's name can be made to The Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054 or The Plus Company, 19 Chestnut Street, Nashua, NH 03060.
 
Oct 3, 2018 passing of Dominick Messina, PGO, Dewey #155
Dominick Messina, 84, of Mays Landing, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Mon, Oct 1. He worked at Weymouth Twp Land Use Board. Dominick was a computer programmer for the Federal Aviation Assoc and temporary Tax Collector at Weymouth. He also was the owner of Timberdoodle Tavern in Mays Landing and a licensed NJ Firearms Dealer. Dominick was involved in many different organizations and clubs; United States Navy Drill Team 1953, St Vincent de Paul Parish, Weymouth Board of Education - Vice President, Weymouth Board of Assessors, Atlantic County Association of Twp Officials - Past President and Chaplain, League of Municipalities, Amateur Trap Shooting Assoc, National Rifle Assoc, Honorary Member of Pine Valley Gun Club, Life Member of Pine Belt Sportsman’s Club. OES of NJ, Dewey #155, GR of onnecticut, Unity Lodge #96 Past Master, Royal Arch Mason Trinity #38, Royal and Select Master Trinity #11, Hiram Dewey Lodge #226 Secretary, Atlantic Commandery #20 Knights Templar, A.A.S.R. Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, USA 32nd Degree, Past Grand Chaplain State of NJ, Excelsior Consistory, Crescent Shriners Temple, and WEMCO Association of Weymouth Twp. He received the Atlantic County Veterans Service Medal 2007.
Dominick is survived by his wife of 62 years, Amelia A. Messina; his sons, Dale (Sandra), Dominick, and Douglas Messina; and his two grandsons, Brian and DJ Messina. A visitation will be held on Fri, Oct 5 from 5-8pm and again on Sat, Oct 6 from 9–10:15am at Wimberg FH, 400 Liverpool Ave, Egg Harbor City. The Eastern Star service is 9:30am.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Sat, Oct 6 at 11am at St. Bernard’s Church, 20 Pennsylvania Ave, Dorothy. Interment will immediately follow at the Atlantic County Veterans’ Cemetery in Mays Landing. For condolences or directions, please visit wimbergfuneralhome.com. If you would like to make a charitable contribution, please make it to Unity Lodge 96 of Free and Accepted Masons, 81 Mill Street, Mays Landing, NJ 08330 .
 
 
 

Grand Chapter Announcements
  Are you a photographer? Interested in sharing your talent? Lorraine Altimus is looking for help for when she is unavailable. Contact Lorraine. The RWG Secretary has contact info.
 
2017-2018
Final TOTAL Distribution of Funds  $  88,421.82
Payable to:  amount 
Save Nosey Now, Inc               55.00
GRANJ            100.00
Salaam Shrine            100.00
National MS Society/NJ Metro Chapter            500.00
Past Matrons & Past Patrons Assoc. Inc.            500.00
Wounded Warriors Project            500.00
GGC-OES Disaster Relief Fund USA & Puerto Rico            800.00
Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer         1,000.00
Susan G. Komen Central/South Jersey         1,000.00
Children's Dyslexia Centers         2,500.00
DeMolay of New Jersey         5,000.00
NJ Grand Assembly Rainbow         5,000.00
Eastern Star Home of NJ, Inc         8,000.00
Operation Shoebox/NJ Hdqts         8,000.00
Eastern Star Charity Foundation of NJ, Inc         8,200.00
Shriner's Hospital of Philadelphia       20,000.00
Grand Chapter OES of NJ       27,166.82

Sister Diana & Brother Emil sincerely thank the membership for their generous support of Voluntary Donations during the 2017-2018 Spirit of Christmas Year.
 
  Pampered Chef Fundraiser for Operation Shoebox
THANK YOU to everyone who ordered for the first event. There will be another event - but, in the meantime, please continue to shop at
https://pamperedchef.com/go/NJOESSpring2018
all proceeds to benefit the MWGM's project. For info contact Elaine Dukin or Elaine Stanton or Stephanie Bowen, PGO (PC consultant)
 
  Looking for excess Paraphernalia/Flags/Poles ?
there are Chapters in need. Contact a RWG Trustee - Jeannette Wallace, Joanne Byrne, or Sharon Rosequist
3 electric Signets available, contact Lynn Billingham, RWAGM
Five-point Altar with cushion available, contact RWG Secretary
 
 
 
Proceedings available - Books $28, CDs $15

Capel/Parsons - 11 CD's
Bingenheimer/Robinson - 3 CD's
McGinley/Costello - 4 CD's 

 
  LOST & FOUND - please contact the WG Marshal
FOUND: 
LOST: at Grand Session, a 50yr pin & 60yr bar from Maryland belonging to Betty Miskelly, PGO of Shekinah #82


Good News
2018-2019
Lynn & Ken's Grand Representatives
 
2017-2018 Diana & Emil's Grand Representatives 
 
2016-2017 Diane & Bob's Grand Representatives

 
   
Chapter & District Fundraisers
  "Bethlehem Cooks" - $8
Cookbook of Old Favorites & New. Contact Lauretta Korejko, Secretary
 
Oct 26, 2018
7pm
Northern #38 hosting a 31 Party
Masonic Lodge, 336 US206, Branchville 07826.  Holiday Specials as well as normal catalogs.
 
Nov 11, 2018
2-5pm
Districts #37 & #38  Breast Cancer Awareness Lunceon - $25
Vandy Hall at Camp Inawendiwin, Tabernacle 08088.  Good food and fun things planned. Payable to & mail to Susanne Wells, PGM. Indicate if you are a Breast Cancer Survivor. RSVP by Oct 28. Open seating; Tables of eight may be reserved.
 
Nov 17, 2018
5-10PM
Tuckerton #54  2nd Annual 50's Doo-Wop Dinner Dance - $40
GET READY TO ROCK & ROLL - Eagleswood Firehouse, 219 Railroad Ave, West Creek 08092. 50's themed dinner; music by Pat & Jan; Door Prizes; Dance Contests. Payable to Tuckerton #54. Contact Linda Aho, GR of Montana or Anna Tews, PGO.
 
Dec 1, 2018
12 noon
Christmas Tea Bordentown #257 - $10
Masonic Hall, 121 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown 08505. Remember to bring your Special Teacup - a prize to the prettiest. Contact Joan Carslake, Sec'y.
 
   
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