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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.

see the newest edition 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!
Receptions/District Meetings
Oct 8, 2016

Penns Grove #86 & Mt Holly #147 Reception - $30
   Diane S. Capel, MWGM & Robert Parsons, MWGP

Adelphia  Restaurant, 1750 Clements Bridge Rd, Deptford 08096. Meal choice: Veal Parmigiana, Grilled Chicken Breast, or Grilled Salmon. RSVP by Sep 20. Payable to Mt Holly #147, mail to Lynn Costello, Secretary
Oct 17, 2016

Monmouth #251 Reception - $40
   Barbara Hatfield, GR of Sao Paulo & Angelina Patterson, GR of IL

Shore Casino, Yacht Harbor Marina, Atlantic Highlands 07716. Meal choice: Chicken Picata or Sole Meunieri. Payable to Monmouth #251, mail to Kathleen Murphy, PGO Secretary by Oct 10.
Oct 22, 2016

District 33 Meeting, Joan Kelly-Witzig, WDD - $20
   and the Assoc Matrons will be named by Diana Affsa, RWAGM

Philo Lodge, 120 Old Bridge Trnpk, South River 08882. RSVP by Oct 8.
Payable to Ruth Anne McGinness, mail to Jacqueline Mabey, PGO. Seating limited.
Oct 28, 2016

Atlas #99 "Spook"tacular Honor Night - $10
   Patricia Ledger, GR of TX & Stephanie Bowen, GR of PR

Masonic Lodge, 1011 Central Ave, Westfield 07090. RSVP by Oct 15. Payable to Atlas #99, mail to Karyn Visscher, WM
Nov 1, 2016

Wall #143 Reception- $15
     Andrea McCollum, WGBESF & Judith Horrocks, WDD #34
St Uriel's Church, 219 Philadelphia Blvd, Sea Girt 08750. Payable to Wall Chapter, mail to Joan Auge, PGO by Oct 28
Nov 4, 2016


Mt Holly #147 Honor Night
   Elaine Parsons, WG Marshal; Lynn Ann Costello, WDD #38;
   Shirley Snyder, GR of AZ; Nancy VanHise, GR of VA

Masonic Lodge, 15 Garden St, Mt Holly 08060. Light meal 6:30pm, meeting 7:30pm followed by refreshments & social time.  Must RSVP to Fran Levering, WM by Oct 31
Nov 5, 2016 District 39 Meeting, Mara Dukin, WDD - $15.00
Acacia Lodge, 20 Thompson Avenue, Dover 07801.  RSVP by Oct 22.
Payable to Michele Hess, mail to Susan Allenspach, WM

Nov 10, 2016

Raritan #58, Sirius #123 & Emmaus #183 Honor Night - $25
   Debbie Pakulski-Mundy, WG Chaplain; Joan Kelly-Witzig, WDD #33;  and Linda Gray, GR of MN
Masonic Lodge, 1912 Morris Ave, Union 07083. RSVP by 10/27 payable and mail to Ella Kovash, PGM
Nov 15, 2016

Morningstar #22 Reception - $38
    Lynn C. Billingham, RWGC and Margaret Brescio, GR of Italy

Burlington Lodge, 2308 Mt Holly Rd (Rte 541), Burlington 08016. Payable to Morningstar #22, mail to Jennifer Bonnelli, Treasurer by Nov 8
Nov 16, 2016

Delaware #50 Reception - $15
     Tammy Nazarenko, GR of NV

Phillipsburg Lodge, 400 Hillcrest Blvd, Phillipsburg 08865. Limited seating. RSVP by Nov 4. Payable to Delaware #50, mail to Ruth Ann Hoyt, PGO
Nov 29, 2016

Social 6pm

Dinner 6:30pm
Shekinah #82 Reception - $40
    Jeannette Wallace, RWG Trustee & Rose Tesoroni, WDD #36

Ramada Inn, 2216 West Landis Ave, Vineland 08360. Choice: Beef Burgundy Tips or Chicken Marsala (without mushrooms).  Payable to Shekinah #82, mail to Pat Collins, PGO by Nov 18. No refunds after Nov 18. In lieu of gifts Jeannette & Rose request a gift for Toys for Tots.
Dec 4, 2016

Laurel Springs #227 Reception - Dorothy Beatty, GR of Kansas - $25
    and Laurel Springs 90th Birthday Celebration
First United Methodist Church, 704 Garden St, Haddon Heights 08035
Family Style Dinner. Payable to Laurel Springs Chapter, mail to Susan Beetle, PGO by Nov 12

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter Fundraisers below
Sep 30, 2016

Shriner's Hospital Philadelphia Benefit
Crescent Shrine, 700 Highland Drive, Westampton 08060. Entertainer Tommy Zito, the Piano Man. Cash Bar Social 6-6:30pm, Refreshments 6:30-7:30pm. $25 Open Seating or reservations for table of 8-10. Stage front seating $35, tables of 4-6. Payable to GC Voluntary Donations, mail to Paul Lojewski, PGO by Sep 16.
Oct 2, 2016
2pm Social
3pm Dinner
Key to Success 2nd Reunion - $22
Harmony Lodge, 110 Rte 37 West, Toms River 08755. RSVP payable to Sharon McGinley, PGM by Sep 25. Include $2 dues if desired
Oct 9, 2016

Sharon & Bill's Reflectors - relaxing meal, fun, & surprises
Due to lack of reservations
Grand Representatives appointed in "Key to Success is TEAMwork Year" invite you. Town & Country Diner, Rts 130 & 206, Bordentown 08505. $25 payable to REFLECTORS, mail to Emma Snook, GR of IN by 9/25/16
Oct 16, 2016
3pm Social
4pm Dinner

New Location
Spirit Wings 7th Reunion - $22 - NEW LOCATION
due to incomplete renovations at Wall Chapter the new location is Navesink Lodge, 152 Maple Ave (Rte 35), Red Bank 07701.  Full Turkey Dinner. Payable to Daria Hamm, mail to Carolyn Howard, PGO by Oct 10.  Dues $2 may be included.  Questions - call Judy Horrocks, WDD
Oct 23, 2016

This Moment in Time Reunion - $21
Silentia Lodge, 28 Main St, Butler 07405. Buffet Dinner. Payable & mail to Carolyn Campbell, PGO by Oct 16. Include $4 dues if desired.
Oct 24-27,
Shenandoah Valley & Lost Symbol Tour in Washington, DC with Diane Capel and Bob
by Senior Tours. Visit Washington Masonic Memorial, House of Temple Scottish Rite, Monticello and much more. $625 each Double; $775 Single; $595 each Triple. $100 deposit to Diane Schmolze, PGM
Nov 12, 2016 2016 SNOWMAN FLING - AD BOOK
please submit Ads by Oct 21
      Full Page 5x8 - $65
      Half Page 5x4 - $45
      Quarter Page5x2 - $35
Payable to GC Voluntary Donations, mail to Deborah Diem Martin, PO Box 1733, Bellmawr, NJ 08099

Nov 12, 2016

4-8 pm
Diane & Bob's SNOWMAN FLING  $45
Paris Caterers, 281 Cross Keys Rd, Berlin 08009. Music by "All Tuned Up". Entertainment & Surprizes.
Payable to GC Voluntary Donations, mail to Judy Brown, PGO by Oct 28
Nov 13, 2016

Sharon & Bill's Reflectors sponsoring a Wine Tasting - $15
6 Tastings - Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Rd, Ringoes 08551
Come by when you can, stay as long as you want, buy a bottle of wine on your way out. Payable to Reflectors by Nov 5, mail to Jennifer Schiffrin, GR Nova Scotia & PEI
Nov 19, 2016

NJ Eastern Star Home 58th Birthday Celebration
111 Finderne Ave, Bridgewater 08807
RSVP Anita Quinn, 908-722-4140
Dec 10-11,
Diane & Bob's Holiday Weekend in Lancaster, PA- Eden Resort
One night, Dinner, Breakfast, Show at American Music Theater, Lunch Brandywine Museum, all tips for guide & driver. Shopping Kitchen Kettle Village; tour countryside, stop at farm/home, hear stories of local traditions. Depart from Senior Community Tours, Audubon, NJ. Single $320; Double $270pp; Triple $260pp. $100 deposit payable to GC Voluntary Donations by May 31. Mail to F. Zioance, PO Box 5740, Deptford, NJ 08096. Final due 10/31.

Health Announcements

Sep 29, 2016 Bob Peterson, PGP - WP of Pitman #57
in the hospital suffering severe dementia episodes. Please keep him and family in your prayers. Cards may be sent to the home. No calls or visits for the time being.
Sep 29, 2016 Ella Kovash, PGM had a fall
she is home with cracked ribs and could use cards of cheer. She is hoping to still be able to get out
Sep 28, 2016 many prayers for Bill Costello, PGP and his family
Bill is on hospice.  Send funny, uplifting cards - not get well.

Sep 25 2016 passing of Katherine Lazorchak, PGO  Mt Holly #147
visitation at Page Funeral Home, 302 E. Union St, Burlington 08016, Wed, Sep 28, 6 - 8pm. OES service at 7pm.  Funeral at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Broad St, Burlington, 08016 at 11am on Thursday Morning.
Sep 24, 2016 husband of Denise Leone Maxwell, WM Keystone #69
passing of Ron Maxwell after battling cancer. Keep Denise & family in your prayers.
Sept 6, 2016 Passing of Robert Rebyak, PGO, Penns Grove #86 on Sept 1
he was a Gr Representative appt. by Sr.Joanne Parsels & Br. Rich Anderson. Visitation on Fri, Sept 9 at 1pm, Service at 2pm. at McGuinness Funeral Home, 34 Hunter Street, Woodbury, NJ  08096.  There will be No OES or Masonic Service.

Grand Chapter Announcements
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

Bordentown has excess paraphernalia will be disposed 9/30/16
4 Adah veils (lace, 1 w/headband sewn in); 3 Altar cloths (1 white, purple border; 2 purple); Officers badges; 2 ballot boxes; much more......
Contact Joan Carslake, PGO or Chapter Sec'y

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
McGinley/Costello - 4 Books, 4 CD's 
Moore/Wack - 15 Books, 25 CD's

Proceedings available - Books $25, CD's $15 - listed below
Rhinesmith/Milley - 14 CD's 
Schmolze/Westenberger 10 books, 1 CD's
Hess/Brustlin - 6 books, 10 CD's
Wells/McGeoch - 1 Book, 4 CD's
Wyant/Carter - 5 CD's
  LOST & FOUND - please contact the WG Marshal
LOST:  Hunter's Horn - pin of the year 1990-91. Missing since beginning of March
                Contact Marlene Hoffman, PGM

FOUND: Contact WG Marshal to claim


Good News
2016-2017 Diane S. Capel's Choices 
2016-2017 Diane & Bob's Grand Representatives

2015-2016 JoAnn & Don's Grand Representatives

Chapter Fundraisers
Oct 15, 2016

1 - 4pm
Peace #98 Bunko Party & Chocolate Festival - $10
Masonic Lodge, 1484-1510 Van Houten Ave, Clifton 07013. RSVP to Chapter secretary
Oct 23, 2016

Dewey #155 Halloween Tea Party - $13 Come in costume and/or mask
Dewey Lodge, 220 Philadelphia Ave, Egg Harbor City 08215. Fiendish Food & Witches Brew.  Payable and mail to Heather Maderia, WM
Oct 29, 2016

9am - 3pm
Gloria #159 Vendor Fair Rain or Shine
Masonic Lodge, Rt 37W, Toms River 08755. Contact Dawn Betts, PGO with desciption of items. Cost to vendor $15 pre-paid payable to Gloria Chapter) + donated gift day of fair for our Gift Auction in Feb 2017. Table & 2 chairs provided-setup 8am. Indoor event.
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