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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.  

 
Sep 16, 2014 Please be advised that in the Official List Book the meeting place for Ocean Chapter is wrong.  It should be Como Temple, 559 Church Street, Spring Lakes Heights, NJ.
 
Sep 18, 2014 Please be advised that in the Official List Book the meeting place for Stella Chapter is wrong.  It should be Clifton Masonic Lodge, 1484-1510 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton, NJ  07013
 
Receptions/District Meetings
Oct 2, 2014 Haddonfield #140 Honors Debbie Partenheimer, WDD #37 & Carol Grant, GR of MI
7:30pm. Masonic Lodge, 16 Kings Hwy East, Haddonfield 08033. RSVP by Sep 22 to Paula Brining, WM
 
Oct 3, 2014 Athene #201 Honors Helen Rebecca Martin, GR of MN
7:30pm. Masonic Lodge, 6926 park Ave, Pennsauken 08109. RSVP by Sep 25 to Linda Gentert, Secretary
 
Oct 4, 2014 District 35 Meeting - JoAnn Bingenheimer, RWAGM names the Associate Matrons
Lauretta's Lucky Shamrocks invite you to Dinner at 5pm.  Little Egg Harbor Community Cntr, 317 W. Cala Breeze Way, LEH 08087.  RSVP Anna Tews, AM Tuckerton #54.  You are our guest, seating is limited.
 
Oct 8, 2014 Hobart #63 & Stewart #166 - Honor Night - Shirley Wack, WG Organist & Stephanie Donlay, WDD #39
Orion Masonic Center/Darcy Lodge, 39 Everittstown Road, Frenchtown, NJ  08825, Light Meal 6:30pm, Honor Night to follow.  $15 payable to Stewart Chapter #166, mail to Sue Larson.  RSVP a MUST by Sept 25th.  LIMITED SEATING.  PLEASE DISREGARD TIME AND PLACE IN THE OFFICIAL LIST BOOK, THE CORRECT INFORMATION IS ABOVE.
 
Oct 9, 2014 Emmaus #183 Reception for Andrew "Drew" Jardine, GR of Saskatchewan
Loyalty Lodge, 1912 Morris Ave, Union 07083. 6:30pm - $30. Nightingale's Beefsteak Dinner, Chicken w/advance notice. RSVP Kathy Anderson, PGO
 
Oct 14, 2014 Dewey #155 Reception for Linda Thibault, WG Marshal; Franklin Thibault, WG Sentinel; Marie Quick, GR of WI; Darlene May, GR of NH
Kerri Brooke Caterers, 755 S. White Horse Pk, Hammonton 08037. 6pm Social, 6:30 Dinner. RSVP by 10/6/14.  $35 payable to Dewey #155, mail to Heather Maderia. Contact Chapter Sec'y for address.  Choice: Chicken Parmigiana w/chef's selection potato & veg; or Filet Medallions w/Beef Burgundy Sauce & chef's selection potato & veg; or Penne Pasta in Cream Sauce w/Cannellini Beans & Field Greens.  Honorees request NO gifts, rather donations to OES GC Voluntary Donations, Wounded Warriors on memo line.
 
Oct 16, 2014 Pearl #79 Reception for Larry Dukin, GR of CT; Doreen Sweigart, GR of MO; Robert Sweigart, GR of CO
6:30pm.  Cannon Gate Conf Cntr, Picatinny Arsenal, Route 15 N., Rockaway 07885.  Choice Stuffed Chicken Breast or Rosemary Roasted Pork Loin. $35 payable to Pearl #79, mail to Anna Causen, PGO. Your name MUST be on Reservation List and a Photo ID is required for admission to the Arsenal.
 
Oct 20, 2014 Wall #143 & Ocean #214 Reception for Janet Sherman, WDD #34; Andrea McCollum, GR of DC; Joan Auge, GR of MA; Judith Horrocks, GR of WY
Glendola Firehouse, 3404 Belmar Blvd, Wall 07719. Dinner 6:30pm - $35 payable Wall Chapter #143, mail to Carolyn Howard, Secretary
 
Oct 30, 2014 Penns Grove #86 Reception for Diane S. Capel, RWGC & Doris Forte, WGB OES Flag
Mantua Lodge, 45 Mantua Blvd, Mantua 08051.  Social 5:30, Dinner 6:30. $25 payable to Penns Grove Chapter, mail to Gerry Pohlig, PGO
 

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter Fundraisers below
   
Oct 4, 2014 GRANJ Meeting & 50's Sock Hop - Mt. Holly Lodge
Meeting starts at 10:30, 50's Sock Hop immediately following with Rainbow Girls.  Cost is $15 for lunch.  Prices for Dance contest and Best Dressed.  All members welcome.  Newly appointed or Past Grand Representatives who are not members to join our Association.  RSVP to Alice Good, PGM or Judy Brown, President no later than October 1st.  Checks should be made payable to GRANJ
 
Oct 5, 2014 Let Freedom Ring - 5th Reunion
Musconetcong Lodge, Rt 46 & International Drive South, Budd Lake 07828. Social 3pm, Dinner 4pm - $20 payable to Let Freedom Ring, mail to Linda Pettenger, PGO
 
Oct 18, 2014
deadline
AD BOOK submissions - Garden of Friendship Ball
FULL Page 5x8 = $65     HALF 5x4 = $45     Quarter 5x2 = $35.
Submit "print ready" or PDF to voldonations@yahoo.com
or Cathy Fusareo, WM Victory #96
 
Oct 25, 2014 Carole & David's Busy Bees Beef Steak Dinner
Cincinnati Lodge, 39 Maple Ave, Morristown 07960. Doors open 6pm, Dinner 6:30pm - $30 payable & mailed to Susan Foster, GR of Nevada. BYOB - wine & beer only.
 
Oct 26, 2014 This Moment in Time - 4th Reunion
East Brunswick Chateau, 678 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick 08816. Social 3pm, Dinner 4pm. Choice Chick Francaise or Hazelnut Tilapia - $35 + $4 Dues payable to Rosalinda Frascati, RWG Trustee
 
Nov 8, 2014 Tricky Tray to benefit new furniture for new rooms at OES Home
Manville VFW, 600 Washington St, Manville 08835 (5 min from the Home). Doors open 1:30pm. $20 entry includes sheet of tickets and food item. Wonderful prizes are planned. Contact Christina Emerson, AM Nutley #121
 
Nov 15, 2014 Sharon & Bill's Garden of Friendship Ball - 5pm - $45
AASR, 103 Dunns Mill Road, Bordentown 08505. Cocktail hour 5pm, dinner follows. Music by R&B Express. Tables may be reserved. Contact Cathy Fusaro, WM Victory #96. Check payable to Grand Chapter Voluntary Donations.
 
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 23-Feb2,
2015
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
NEW DATE
Unity Table Lodge
Previous date was March 6th.  Information to follow
 

Health Announcements

Sep 18, 2014 Ruth F. Schulze, PGO
Ruth was discharged from rehab on Sept 13, 2014.  She returned home to Montvale on Sept 15, 2014 and will start Valley Home Care on Sept 17, 2014.  Ruth would like to thank everyone for their prayers, cards and phone calls.
 
Aug 17, 2014 Prayers for Chuck & Dottie Warner, PGO Laurel Springs #227
Chuck is home on hospice
 

Sorrow
Oct 24, 2014 Memorial Service - Jeanne Snow Kamoutsis, PGM
Atlas #99 honors the memory of their Fraternal Mother Sister Jeanne Kamoutsis, PGM on October 24, 2014 at Atlas Pythagoras Lodge, 1011 Central Avenue, Westfield, NJ at 8PM.
  

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 -
LOST:

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
 
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
Sept 2, 2014 New Jersey to Pennsylvania Night Exchange
Sister Sharon, MWGM & Brother Bill, MWGP send out a BIG Thank You to all who were in attendance that night.
 
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
 
Oct 9, 2014
deadline
Shekinah #82 Tastefully Simple Party
book party/online orders. Contact Jeannette Wallace, GO
https://www.tastefullysimple.com/party/3779593/2f05b9fa-71a3-4a79-8c7d-501d3de4b139

 
Oct 11, 2014 Laurel Springs #227 & Laurel Lodge #237 Cruise on the River Lady
12:30pm on the River Lady, an authentic paddleboat, 1 Robbins Pkwy, Toms River.  2.5 hr Lunch Cruise. Carpool from Laurel Lodge 10:30am.   $50pp. Full details & menu contact Anne Dawley, PGO or Sue Beetle, WM.
 
Oct 11, 2014 Starlight #107 & Musconetcong Lodge #42 F&AM - Spaghetti Dinner
Seatings:  4pm to 8pm, Adults $10, Children ages 5-12 $5, Children age 4 and under FREE.  Take out orders available. Musconetcong Lodge, International Drive South & Rt. 46, Budd Lake, NJ  07828.  Contact Sharon Rosequist or Bill VonDerHeide for more information or tickets.
 
Oct 11, 2014 Mt. Zion #116 - Pancake Breakfast
Seatings:  9am to 12pm, Adults $8, Children $4.  Mason Temple, 483 Middlesex Avenue, Metuchen, NJ.  For more information please contact Betty Janco, WM.
 
Oct 18, 2014 Peace #98 Bunko Party & Chocolate Festival - $10 - 1pm - 4:30pm
Clifton Masonic Lodge, 1484-1510 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton, NJ
Reservations please contact Fay Pelczar or Carolyn Campbell
 
Oct 25, 2014 Mount Holly #147 Chinese Auction - 6:30pm
Mt Holly Lodge, 15 Garden St, Mt Holly 08060
 
Oct 25, 2014 Victory #96 Annual Fall Brunch - $15 - 11:00am
Masonic Lodge, 3682 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square 08690. Contact Cathy Fusaro, WM or Bettye Young, Sec'y by Oct 18th
 
Nov 2, 2014 Laurel Springs #227 Meatloaf Dinner - 4 to 6pm
Stone Rd & Atlantic Ave, Laurel Springs 08021. Take-out orders available.  Adults $15, Child $10.  Individual Meatloafs for sale-$8.
 
Nov 7, 2014 Hobart #63 - Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner - 4pm - 7:30pm
Host Masonic Center, 2 Ridge Road, High Bridge, Adults $10, Children 6-12  $7, Children under 5 - FREE, Includes salad, rolls & butter, dessert and beverage.  For tickets or more information please contact Marlene Hoffman, PGM or Janet Miller, WM
 
Nov 9, 2014 Atlas #99 - Spaghetti Dinner - 4pm - 6pm
Atlas Pythagoras Lodge, 1011 Central Avenue, Westfield, NJ.  Adults $10, Children ages 10 and under $5.  For more information please contact Karyn Visscher, GO.
 
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 12, 2014 Penns Grove #86 - Auction Event
Information to follow
 
Apr 11, 2015 Penns Grove #86 - Luncheon
Information to follow
 
General Information