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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 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
 DISTRICT 31 Jan 21, 2017 Meeting address is 24 N. Franklin Trnpk, Ramsey 07446 at Hawthorne-Fortitude Lodge. Address in Official List book is incorrect.
Receptions/District Meetings
Jan 21, 2017

District 31 Meeting, Corrine Arthur, WDD - $17
Lodge, 24 Franklin Trnpk, Ramsey 07446. Payable to & mail to Jane Ann Farissier, PGM by Jan 7. Address in Official List book is incorrect.
Jan 23, 2017

Pearl #79 Honor Night - Mara Dukin, WDD #39 - $15
Lodge, 20 Thompson Ave, Dover 07801. Refreshments following meeting. RSVP by Jan 16. Payable to Pearl #79, mail to Anna Clausen, PGO
Jan 28, 2017

District 34 Meeting - Judith Horrocks, WDD - $18
Lodge, 2 Dutch Lane Road, Freehold 07728. Payable to Carolyn Howard, mail to Pamela Lindson, GO (WM of Molly Pitcher #198) by Jan 18.
NOTE: Mail Zip Code & Tele # is incorrect on printed invite. See Correct on pg 74 of Official List Book.
Jan 31, 2017

Dewey #155 Reception - $40
     Norma J. Hines, RWAG Conductress; James Hines, WG
      Sentinel; Carole Enterkine, GR UT; Linda Percy, GR SD

Tomasello Winery, 255 N. White Horse Pike (Rte 30), Hammonton 08037. RSVP by Jan 20 payable to Dewey Chapter, mail to Linda Thibault, WG Electa. Meal choice: Chicken Piccata; Almond Encrusted White Fish; Spinach Ravioli.
Feb 15, 2017

Nutley #121 Honor Night - $15
  Christina Emerson, WG BCF & Deborah LeDoux, WDD #32

Lodge, 175 Chestnut Street, Nutley 07110. Payable to Nutley Chapter, mail to Diane Schmolze, PGM by Feb 8.
Feb 18, 2017

NOON Social
12:30 Lunch
District 35 Meeting, MaryLee Batesko, WDD - $15
Masonic Hall, 110 Rte 37 West, Toms River 08755.  Please note time.
Payable to & mail to Gail Naia, RWG Treasurer by Feb 11.
Feb 23, 2017

Bethlehem #40 & Gloria #159 Reception - $38
    Scott Banks, WG Soloist; MaryLee Batesko, WDD #35;
 Emma Snook, GR of IN; Barbara Fucetola, GR of PA;
 Phil Fucetola, GR of OH; Joseph Herx, GR of TN

SeaOaks Country Club, 99 Golf View Drive, Little Egg Harbor 08087. Meal choices: Chick Francaise or Pork Loin or Cavetti & Broccoli Vegetarian.  Payable to Gloria #159; mail to Judy Carter, PGO by Feb 13.
Mar 4, 2017

Atlas #99 Reception & Rosepinning - $45
     Diana D. Affsa, RWAGM

Grand Marquis, 1550 Rte 9 South, Old Bridge 08857. Payable to Atlas Chapter #99, mail to MaryJane Lojewski, PGM by Feb 15
Mar 18, 2017

District 38 Meeting & Homecoming og Robert A. Parsons, MWGP - $15
Mt Holly Lodge, 15 Garden St, Mt Holly 08060. Payable to Candy Walling; mail to Lynn Costello, PGO
Mar 25, 2017

District 37 Meeting & Homecoming of Diane S Capel, MWGM - $35
Fellowship Center, 1114 Oxmead Rd, Burlington 08016. Payable to 37th District Meeting; mail to Francine Zioance, WDD by Mar 10.
Meal choice: Turkey w/stuffing; Top Sirloin; Stuffed Tilapia Florentine; or Pasta Primavera. Please note any dietary needs

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter Fundraisers below
Feb 11, 2017

Madd Hatter's Tea Party - $15
Fellowship Center, 1114 Oxmead Road, Burlington 08016.  Games, Entertainment & More. Bring your Hat to wear and your own cup, saucer, and lunch plate. Reservations of 8 will have a reserved table. Contact District Chair or Judy Rival, PGO or Dottie Glaze, GO
Feb 12, 2017
3pm Social
4pm Dinner
1st Reunion of Rose & Anchor Club - $25
Lodge, 110 Rte 37W, Toms River 08753. Catering by Blue Fountain. Choice Pot Roast or Chicken Fracaise or Stuffed Flounder. Payable to & mail to Judy Carter, PGO by Feb 1.  Initial Dues $5, subsequent $2 per year.
Feb 19, 2017
Social 3pm
Dinner 4pm
Chaffeur's Party - ALL are welcome - $30
Crescent Shrine, 700 Highland Dr, Westampton 08060. Meal choice: Top Sirloin Beef or Roast Turkey or Shrimp Scampi. Payable to & mail to Joan Smith, PGM no later than Feb 10.
Feb 24, 2017

VIVAT!!  VIVAT!!  VIVAT!!  Table Lodge by Grand Lodge of NJ
Open to ALL - over 21yrs.  Fellowship Center, 1114 Oxmead Rd, Burlington 08016.  Six course meal, 7 toasts (wine or grape juice).
$35 payable to and mail to Grand Lodge of NJ, 100 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ 08608-2008. Mark envelope : GL Table Lodge.
Include Names of all in your group, with titles & organization.  Deadline: 2/17. No tickets sold at door.

Health Announcements

Jan 19, 2017 Carol Grant, PGO of Haddonfield #140
has had a stroke, please keep her in your prayers. No further details yet.
Jan 7, 2017 update Dorothy Fink, PGO Atlas #99
doing much better after a fall at home & surgery for badly broken leg. In rehab. Was Frat Corr 2007-08, Pres of GRANJ 2012-13. Cards may be sent to her home.

Jan 8, 2017 passing of George Abrahams, PGO  Delaware #50
suddenly on Fri evening.  No details yet
Jan 7, 2017 passing of Wilma H. Farrell, PGO  Mt Zion #116
age 84, of Highland Park, died on Sunday Jan 1, 2017 at the RWJ University in New Brunswick. Born in Jim Thorpe, PA, she lived in Highland Park for many years. Wilma was a member of the OEStar, Mt. Zion #116. She was pre-deceased by her husband, William T. Farrell in 2012. Just hours, after her passing, Wilma's daughter, Celeste Stevenson died. Wilma is survived by her son-in-law, Howard Stevenson of Highland Park and her grand-daughter, Nicole Stevenson of North Brunswick. Relatives and friends may call from 2-4 & 7-9pm on Friday, Jan 6 at Jaqui-Kuhn FH, 17 South Adelaide Ave, Highland Park. OES service on Friday evening. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Sat, Jan 7 at the Jaqui-Kuhn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a contribution in her memory to the Shriners Hospital for Children , 3551 North Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19140
Jan 6, 2017 passing of Jeanette Drohan, PGO Peace #98 & Stella #20
Jeanette (Berndt) 74 of Clifton died peacefully on Jan 2. Born in Passaic, she resided in Garfield before moving to Clifton 45 years ago. A graduate of Garfield HS, Jeanette was employed as a teller for the First National Bank in Clifton prior to her retirement. She is a 35 year member of OES, a PM of Peace #98 and dual of Stella #20. Also a member of Lady McLean Lodge #34 Daughters of Scotia and the First Presbyterian Church in Clifton. Jeanette is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Dennis J. Drohan, by two children, Kimberly Venturella and husband, Jeff of Woodland Park and Michael Paul Drohan of Redding, CA; by three granddaughters, Allanah Drohan, Mikala and Corrie Venturella, by a brother, William Berndt of Hope Mills, NC and a sister, Margaret Weeks and husband, Gene of Sanford, ME. Funeral Services, 11am Fri, Jan 6 at Allwood FH, 660 Allwood Rd., Clifton 07012. Visiting hours Friday 2-4 and 7-9pm with DOS Service at 7pm and OES Service 7:30pm. Memorial donations to the First Presbyterian Church, 303 Maplewood Ave., Clifton 07013 are preferred to flowers.
Jan 2, 2017 passing of Chuck Williams, PGO
WG Soloist for Lorraine Everline & Henry Pfeifer

Grand Chapter Announcements
Jan 13, 2017  Grand Choir Rehearsals for Grand Session
Somerset Presbyterian Church 100 JFK Boulevard - Somerset, NJ 08873 The rehearsal dates are as follows:
SUNDAY -- Februrary  12 &  26  --  3  PM
SUNDAY -- March 12  &  26  --  3  PM
SATURDAY --  April  8  &  22  --  time  TBA
(SATURDAY --   May 20  --   if needed!!!!)
                      Contact Mary Jane Lojewski, PGM
Dec 6, 2016 Revised 2015 Rituals are available - $15 + tax = $16.05
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
McGinley/Costello - 2 Books, 3 CD's 
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 - 1 Book, 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
2016-2017 Diane S. Capel's Choices 
2016-2017 Diane & Bob's Grand Representatives

2015-2016 JoAnn & Don's Grand Representatives

Chapter & District Fundraisers
Jan 29, 2017

Mt View #205 Murder Mystery Dinner - $15
Lodge, 15 Hamburg Trpk, Pompton Lakes 07442.  Menu: Light Appetizers, Grilled/Roast Chicken, Green Salad, homemade "Marc" bread, Beverage, Dessert (BYOB). Bring Family & Friends. RSVP by Jan 23 to Jennifer Schiffrin, GR of NS & PEI
Feb 28, 2017

5 - 7pm
Morning Star #22 - 2nd Annual Fat Tuesday Breakfast for Dinner
Gothic Lodge, 3682 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square 08690.  All You Can Eat - Pancakes, sausage & eggs.  Adults $8, Child 5 & under $5.
Contact Candy Walling, WM for tickets.   Tickets also sold at door.
Mar 11, 2017

4pm - 6pm
Mt View #205 Pasta Dinner - $10
Lodge, 15 Hamburg Trpk, Pompton Lakes 07442.  Meatballs & Variety of Sauces, Green Salad, Plain & Garlic Bread, Beverage, Dessert.  $5 for under 10yrs. Bring Family & Friends. RSVP to Jennifer Schiffrin, GR of NS & PEI
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