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Posting Requests to  Patti L Rhinesmith, RWGS at NJOESGC@optonline.net     GC Ofc 908-725-0222
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 Feb 2017 STAR JOURNAL under "Information" link.
 Do you shop Amazon.com? Did you know that you can benefit the Eastern Star Charity Foundation when you do, at no additional cost? The next time you plan to shop on Amazon, simply log in as Smile.Amazon.Com. You can then designate the Eastern Star Charity Foundation as the charity you support. From then on, every time you purchase eligible items on Amazon Smile, a small percentage of your purchases will be donated by Amazon to the Charity Foundation. You use your existing Amazon account, there are no additional fees, and it's very easy to do! Please spread the word to family and friends, and any businesses who make purchases on Amazon - as long as they designate the Eastern Star Charity Foundation of NJ as the charity they support, the Charity Foundation will receive those small donations, which will ultimately benefit our members in need. Should you have any questions, please contact Jeannette Wallace, RWGT. Thank you for your help!
Charity Foundation President Candace Walling - correct contact info can be found listed as WM of Morning Star #22/District 38
Receptions/District Meetings

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
Apr 30, 2017

Patti & Carl's Winter Wonderland 5th Reunion
Musconetcong Lodge, Rte 46 & Internation Dr S, Budd Lake 07828. RSVP by Apr15.  Dinner $20, Dues $2 payable to Joanne Byrne, mail to Betty Robinson, PGO
May 13, 2017

Banquet follows
Past Matron's & Past Patron's Association
        Annual Meeting & Banquet - $15

Host Lodge, Ridge Rd. & Dennis Ave, High Bridge, 07033. Choice - Roast Chicken Dinner or Pasta Primevera (vegan). Payable to PM/PP Assoc, mail to Betty Lanka (Secy of Hobart #63).  RSVP by May 5.
May 22-25

GRAND SESSION 2017 - Bally's Hotel Atlantic City
 Price of rooms $65 + taxes for Single and Double ($101.80 one night). Call 888-516-2215 - Order of Eastern Star group code "SB05EA7"
      Proper attire is required for admittance to Grand Session. Jeans or shorts will not be permitted.

  Meal Plan - 3 Options.  Payable to Grand Chapter, mail to GC Office, Patti Rhinesmith, 111 Finderne Ave, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
     Option ONE: 3 Breakfasts (Tue,Wed,Thur), 2 Dinners (Tue,Wed) - $160
     Option TWO:  2 Dinners (Tue, Wed) - $90
     Option THREE:  3 Breakfasts (Tue, Wed,Thur) - $80

May 22 6pm  Membership Dinner Honoring 50+ Members
; Entertainment Tommy Zito.  $50 payable to Grand Chapter, mail to Norma Hines, RWAGC - RSVP 5/12/17

May 23  Noon  51st Annual State Secretaries & Treasurers Club Luncheon - $30; $32 with Annual Dues. Payable to & Mail to Michele Hess, PGM - RSVP 5/1/17

May 24  Noon  "Reflectors" Grand Representatives Luncheon - $40  payable to The Reflectors, mail to Shirley Snyder, PGR Arizona - RSVP 4/20/17

May 23, 2017 GRAND SESSION PHOTO SCHEDULE Tuesday 6:30pm
Scholarship recipients; Hostesses & Hosts; Grand Line Pages; State Chairpersons; Rainbow; Demolay; Armarath; Grand Master; Potentates; Past Grand Matrons & Past Grand Patrons are the last for pictures
Jun 15, 2017 Diana & Emil's Golf Outing
Gambler Ridge Golf Club, 121 Burlington Path Rd, Cream Ridge 08514.
12:30pm Shotgun Start, Scramble Format, Picnic to follow.
       Golf & Picnic - $90     -     Non-golfers Picnic only - $25
Hole Sponsor $25 --- What Hole number?   Payable & mail to David Wack, PGP


Health Announcements

Apr 23, 2017 Helen LeDoux, PGO  Nutley #121
is home with her new pacemaker and doing well.  Many thanks for the prayers thoughts, and cards.

Apr 23, 2017 passing of Thomas McCarthy, GR of VA  Bordentown #257
husband of Cheryl McCarthy PGO; father of Melissa Peterson AM
Thomas J. McCarthy, 69, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Virtua Hospital at Burlington County in Mt. Holly. Born and raised in Yardley, PA, he had lived in Yardville, NJ for the last 40 years. He was a graduate of Pennsbury HS and received an associate’s degree in Mortuary Science from Mercer County Comm. Coll. Tom had worked for the General Motors in Ewing for over 25 years and had also worked for several Funeral Homes in the Ewing and Trenton area. He was a member of the Mt. Moriah Lodge #28 F&AM, a PP of Bordentown #257 and current GR of VA. Also, the Crescent Shrine of Westampton. He was a member of the Pearson Memorial Church and the Eastern Square Wheelers Camping Group. Tom enjoyed NASCAR and everything Disney, but what he enjoyed most was his family and dear friends and he will be deeply missed. Predeceased by his parents, Florence and Lucille McCarthy and his mother-in-law, Erva Cubberley, he is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Cheryl McCarthy, his 3 daughters and sons-in-law: Heather and Michael Savage of Bainbridge, GA, Meghan and Andrew Grosse of Morrisville, PA and Melissa and Charles Peterson of Hamilton. His brother and sister: Joseph McCarthy and Catherine Latta both of Sebring, FL, his father-in-law, Harry Cubberley of Yardville and seven grandchildren: Hunter, Dylan, Dalton, Keegan, Landon, Jake and Emma. Funeral Services will be 11am Fri, April 28 at the Peppler Funeral Home, 122 Crosswicks St, Bordentown. Interment will follow in North Crosswicks Cemetery, Hamilton Twsp. Friends may call Thurs evening from 6-8pm and again on Fri at 10am. Masonic Services will be Thurs evening at 7:30pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3551 N. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19140.
Apr 19 2017 passing of Erva L. Cubberly Bordentown #257
mother of Cheryl McCarthy PGO & grandmother of Melissa Peterson, AM
visitation 6-9pm Wed, Apr 19 at Pepler Funeral Home, 122 Crosswicks St, Bordentown.

Erva L. Cubberley, 89, of Yardville, passed away Friday, April 14. Born in Whitehorse, NJ she was a resident of Yardville for over 40 years. Erva retired from NJ Bell where she worked as a Stenographer and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, Trenton/Burlington Chapter. A talented sewer and quilter, Erva was active with her community and was a member of Bordentown Chapter # 257, the Allentown Villagers and was a former member of the Nottingham Garden Club.  Daughter of the late Elsie and William Ashmore, she was predeceased by her brother, William Ashmore. Erva is survived by her husband, Harry A. Cubberley; her son, Harry A. Cubberley Jr. of Bordentown Twp.; her daughters and son-in-law, Cheryl and Tom McCarthy of Yardville and Linda DeSandre of Bordentown Twp.; her grandchildren, Laurel and Dan Bayer, Meghan and Andrew Grosse, Amanda and Michael Herbert, Melissa and Charles Peterson and Kevin and Carrie Cubberley as well as 9 great grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be held 11am on Thursday, April 20th at the Peppler Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the North Crosswicks Cemetery, Hamilton. Friends may call Wednesday from 6-9 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Erva’s name to Pearsons Memorial United Methodist Church, 71 Pearson Dr, Trenton, NJ 08610 or to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 3551 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19140.
Apr 16, 2017 passing of Donald W. Swartz, PP
Donald W. Swartz, 83, of Hamilton, passed away at home on Friday, April 7, 2017. Born in Trenton, he was an honorably discharged US Army veteran. Following his service, he went on to work as a machinist with Conrail, retiring after 43 years of service. He was a member of Mercer Masonic Lodge #50 F&AM; Tall Cedars of Lebanon 4; Crescent Temple Scottish Rite; and many years Worthy Patron of Victory Chapter OES; and Fellowship Baptist Church . Mr. Swartz was a collector of historical stamps, coins and memorabilia and was an avid fisherman. Predeceased by his parents, Charles Stanley and Gladys (Smith) Swartz, he is survived by his cousins, Pearl and Robert Walker of Hamilton, Barbara Argilan of Ewing Twp., Raymond and Robin Leedom of Manchester; Jerry and Joy Walls of Montoursville and several other cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 18 at 11:30am. at the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square. Entombment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery Mausoleum in Hamilton.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, April 18 from 10:30-11:30am at the Saul Colonial Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Swartz's memory to the Fellowship Baptist Church or the Masonic Home of New Jersey.
Apr 14 2017 Thank You from Levering Family
On behalf of my family and myself we would like to thank everyone that took the time from their busy schedule to attend our Celebration of Charlie Levering's life.  We were deeply moved by the amount of people that attended.  Our Dad would have been so proud that so many people thought of him.  He loved the Masonic Lodge but always had a special place for the Order of the Eastern Star of New Jersey, he talked about you to us often.  Thank you again for all you have done for our Dad.
The family of Charles "Charlie" Levering
Apr  12, 2017 the passing of Alice Lawson, Associate Matron, Little Falls #224
Keep her family in your thoughts and prayers

Alice O. Lawson, 74, born in Ayshire, Scotland. She came to the United States in 1973 and resided in the Little Falls-Clifton area since. A member of Little Falls #224. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles in 2009. She is survived by her four children, Bruce R. and his wife, Michele, Ian C. and his wife, Kelly, both of Little Falls, NJ, William G. and his wife, Nina of Las Vegas, NV; her daughter, Heather Ann Lawson; and her seven grandchildren, Lauren, Sydney, Brooke, Owen, Meagan, Ashley and Matthew.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 12:00 Noon until 1:30 pm followed by a Memorial Service presented by Little Falls Chapter #224 at Bizub-Parker Funeral Home, 47 Main St., Little Falls.

Grand Chapter Announcements
Apr 10, 2017 Full set of Grand Chapter Proceedings available
contact Rich Anderson, PGP if interested
Dec 6, 2016 Revised 2015 Rituals are available - $15 + tax = $16.03
Order through your Chapter secretary
2016-17 Voluntary Donations Chairmen Joanne & Bernie Byrne of Mt View #205
Donations payable to GC Voluntary Donations and mailed to Joanne & Bernie
  Looking for excess Paraphernalia/Flags/Poles ?
there are Chapters in need. Contact a RWG Trustee - Rosalinda, Daria, or Jeannette
3 electric Signets available, contact Lynn Billingham, RWGC

Starlight #107 paraphernalia - many items
Ballot box; Conductress pointers; Sheaf of Wheat; Electa Cup; Ruth Banners; Chaplain Stole; Crown & Scepter; Flagpole Topper fot Christian flag; Flag pole stand; Altar cloth. Contact Sharon Rosequist, PGO
  Proceedings available - Books $28, CDs $15
Bingenheimer/Robinson - 5 Books, 6 CD's
McGinley/Costello - 7 CD's 
Smith/Anderson - 5 Books
Moore/Wack - 13 Books, 25 CD's

Proceedings available - Books $25, CD's $15 - listed below
Rhinesmith/Milley - 13 CD's 
Schmolze/Westenberger 10 books
Hess/Brustlin - 6 books, 10 CD's
Wells/McGeoch - 3 CD's
Wyant/Carter - 4 CD's
  LOST & FOUND - please contact the WG Marshal
* at the GR Lunch 10/1 a Red, white & blue Umbrella and a Tan Raincoat with plaid lining.  Call Kathy Flynn, WG Warder


Good News
2017-2018 Diana D. Affsa's Choices 
2016-2017 Diane & Bob's Grand Representatives

2015-2016 JoAnn & Don's Grand Representatives

Chapter & District Fundraisers
Jul 21, 2017 Keystone #69 - "Jonah" at Sight & Sound - $125
incl Bus, Family Style Lunch at Hershey Farms, 3pm Show, all Tips.
Contact Barbara Juniewicz, PGO
ongoing Morning Star #22 selling Polo Shirts in 5 Star Point colors until May 2017
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 Candace Walling, WM
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, PGO or Jeannette Wallace, RWG Trustee
General Information