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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
Oct 16, 2014 Please be advised that in the Official List Book the meeting place for Northern Chapter is wrong.  It should be Kittatinny Lodge, 336 Route 206 North, Branchville, NJ  07826
Oct 16, 2014 Please be advised that in the Official List Book, the phone number for Sister Judy Brown, WG Ruth is incorrect.  Please contact the RWGS if you need the number.
Receptions/District Meetings
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 18, 2014
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 19 & 26, 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Pick the walk you want and go on line to Making Strides of NJ to register.  Teams have already been set up for NJ Eastern Star. Be sure to wear or carry something identifying you as part of NJ Eastern Star team.  The places are:

Newark - Military Park, Broad Street - 10/19 8 am, Pt Pleasant - Ocean & Arnold Aves - 10/19 8 am, Ridgefield Park - 199 Challenger Road, New Oberpeck Park - 10/19 8 am, Ocean City - 5th Street & Boardwalk - 10/19 8:30 am, Pennsauken - Cooper River Park - 10/26, 8:30 am, Jersey City - Lincoln Park West Side - 10/19 10 am, Parsippany - Mack Cali Business Campus, 6 Century Drive - 10/19 8 am, Edison - NJ Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave - 10/26 9 am


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.
Nov 16, 2014 Celebrate the Seasons - 1st Reunion
Social hour 2PM, Dinner 3PM to be held at Merchantville Lodge, 6926 Park Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ  08110.  Cost $20.  Send check payable to Lynda McDowell, PGO.  Deadline is November 9th.
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 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

Oct 9, 2014 June Pfeifer, PGM recovering from surgery
please remember her with cards and prayers. She is doing well, but No calls for a week.
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.
Sep 17, 2014 Prayers for Chuck & Dottie Warner, PGO Laurel Springs #227
Chuck is home on hospice

Oct 13, 2014 Kathy & Matt Macready of Keystone Chapter #69 on the loss of their son Matthew.

Please keep Kathy & Matt; sister Diane; Grandmom, Shirley Kocher and Aunt Helen Macready in your thoughts and prayers.  Funeral arrangements will be through Jeffries & Keates Funeral Home, Tilton Road & Infield Avenue, Northfield, NJ.  Viewing will be on Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 from 4-7pm.  Masonic service at 5:30pm.  Church service of Christian burial on Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at Epiphany Lutheran Church on Franklin Blvd & Tunis Ave in Pleasantville, NJ at 11:00 am.  Viewing will also be prior to church service from 10-11am at the church.
Matt was a 2001 graduate of Holy Spirit High School. He studied computer technology at ACCC and ACIT and was a freelance IT service technician . He was an Eagle Scout and a Vigil Honor member of the Boy Scout's Order of the Arrow where he received the OA Founder's Award. He was a Master Mason and a member of Keystone-Belcher Lodge #153 F&AM in Linwood, NJ. He was a very active member of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Pleasantville throughout his life. He was a member of the church choir for many years. He is survived by his mother and father, Katherine and Matthew Macready of Pleasantville, a sister Dr. Diane Macready of Urbana, Illinois, and his maternal grandmother, Shirley Kocher of Pleasantville. He is also survived by his aunt and close friend, Helen Macready of Brigantine, along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family members. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and his maternal grandfather.

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 -

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
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
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
Oct 18, 2014 Sirius #123 Chicken Parmesan Dinner - 5-7pm
Masonic Lodge, 192 Main St, Matawan.  Contact Elsie VanDusen, AM
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
new date TBA
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
Keystone #69 Fall Luncheon Tomasello Winery - 12:30pm
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 21, 2014 Sirius #125 Bunco Party - 7pm
Masonic Lodge, 192 Main St, Matawan. Contact Elsie VanDusen, 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 12, 2014 Penns Grove #86 - Auction Event
Information to follow
Apr 11, 2015 Penns Grove #86 - Luncheon
Information to follow
General Information