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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.  

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
Sep 22, 2014 Silentia #56 & Jephtha #134 Honors Carol Donohue, WG Martha & Patricia Lee, WDD #31
7:30pm Masonic Lodge, 24 N. Franklin Trpk, Ramsey 07446.  RSVP by 9/15 - $5 payable & mailed to Jane Ann Farissier, PGM
Sep 24, 2014 Ocean City #83 Reception for Bonnie Horan, GR of VA
Mays Landing Country Club, 1855 Cates Rd, Mays Landing 08830.  Turkey Dinner 6:30pm - $30.  Mail to Joan Narvell, PGO
Sept 27, 2014 Lucky Horseshoes - 39th District Meeting
Invitations were sent out inadvertently leaving off the following guest invitations - ALL PGM/PGPs, RWG Officers, Grand Officers, WDDs and the 39th District Grand Representatives.
Host Masonic Cntr, 2 Ridge Rd, High Bridge 08829.  Dinner 5pm - $25 payable and mail to Michele Hess, PGM.  SEATING IS LIMITED.
Sep 29, 2014 Atlas #99 Honor Night - Diana D. Affsa, RWAGC & Karyn Visscher, WG Chaplain
Valley of Central Jersey, 103 Dunns Mill Rd, Bordentown 08505.  $15 payable to Atlas Chapter #99, mail to MaryJane Lojewski, PGM
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
Sep 21, 2014
Joys of Heaven - 6th Reunion -  2pm
Sep 23, 2014 Morning Star #22 Tribute to Grand Marshals has been canceled
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 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 SAVE THE DATE - 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 SAVE THE DATE - Sharon & Bill's Garden of Friendship Ball
AASR, 103 Dunns Mill Road, Bordentown 08505
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

Health Announcements

Sep 4, 2014 Good news about Carroll Campbell, PP
after quadruple bypass surgery and some scary moments Carolyn sends this message.

Hi everyone,  Carroll is doing extremely well. He is already up and walking with a cane. In fact, he is doing so well that the Doctors think he may be able to come home this weekend. Of course he still has a lo-o-o-ng way to go. It is amazing, when I think that last weekend he couldn't feed himself, and only ate 1/2 a meatball for dinner!!

There were a lot of people praying for him and sending their good wishes - for which I am very thankful. This whole situation had the possibility of a very different ending. Modern medicine and prayer continues to produce miracles everyday.   Carolyn


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

Sept 10, 2014
Passing of Elizabeth Wyant, PGM
There will be Memorial Service on September 21, 2014 @ 2PM at the OES Home Chapel.

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
June 28, 2012 Proceedings available - Book $25, CD $15
Schmolze/Westenberger 13 books, 3 CD's
Hess/Brustlin - 6 books, 12 CD's
Wells/McGeoch - 5 CD's
Wyant/Carter - 6 CD's
Feb 28, 2014 LOST & FOUND -

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
Sept 21, 2014 Mt. View #205 - Calendar Party
Social Hour 3pm, Dinner 4pm.  Each table decorated a different month.  Cost $15.  Reservations can be made by contacting Judy Wood, WM Mt. View #205
Oct 9, 2014
Shekinah #82 Tastefully Simple Party
book party/online orders. Contact Jeannette Wallace, GO

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 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