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Receptions/GO Honor Nights/District Meetings
Jan 22, 2019
37th District Party Night
   Linda Amme, WG soloist; Danny Cooper, WG Sentinel;
Judy Alberti, WG Frat Correspondent; Dawn Smith, WDD;
Spec Appt Prompter Isabella Cooper
Mastori's Restaurant, Bordentown 08505. Open Menu, Individual Checks. RSVP by Jan 15 to Joan Smith, PGM.
Jan 26, 2019
District 35 Meeting, Joan Bowers, WDD - $15
Masonic Hall, 692 E. Bay Ave, Barnegat 08005.  Payable to Joan Bowers, mail to Dawn Betts, PGO. RSVP by Jan 12. Limited seating.
Jan 30, 2019
Shekinah #82 Honor Night Ice Cream Social - $10
    Jeannette Wallace, RWAG Conductress

Masonic Hall, 1317 Fairton Rd, Millville 08332. Payable to Shekinah Chapter, mail to Barbara Juniewicz, WM. RSVP by Jan 20.
In lieu of gifts, please donate to NJ Veterans Memorial Home/Activity Fund,
524 North West Blvd, Vineland 08360-2895
Feb 2, 2019
District 37 Meeting, Dawn Smith WDD - $22
Masonic Hall, 6926 Park Ave, Pennsauken 08109.
RSVP Mail only by Jan 15
payable to Diane Capel, PGM (in Memo: Dist 37 Mtg). Mail to Francine Zioance, PGO.
Feb 14, 2019
Gloria #159 Reception - $18
   Barbara Wentzien, WGB for Eastern Star Flag
    and Martha Hudson, GR of Iowa

Masonic Hall, Rt 37W, Toms River 08755. Payable to Gloria #159, mail to Dawn Betts, PGO
Feb 16, 2019
District 39 Meeting, Gloria Dunning, WDD - $20
Masonic Hall, Rt 46 & International Dr, Budd Lake 07828.
RSVP MAIL only by Feb 1
. Payable & mail to Linda Pettenger, WM.
Feb 21, 2019
Beverly Maqueda #276 Honor Night - $30
   Lorraine Fazekas, WG Martha and
    Kathryn Flynn, WGB for the Christian Flag

Masonic Hall, Rt 541, Burlington 08016. Payable to Beverly Maqueda #276, mail to Jean McManus, Secretary. RSVP by Feb 7.
Feb 22, 2019 Atlas #99 Honor Night - $10
    Patricia Ledger, WG Warder and Marion Puglisi, GR of KY

Masonic Lodge, 1011 Central Ave, Westfield 07090. Only mail
RSVP before Feb 12
to Diana Affsa, PGM, payable to Atlas #99. Limited seating.
Mar 9, 2019
3pm Social
4pm Dinner
Reception & Rosepinning Dewey #155 - $40
   Norma J. Hines, RWAGM will reveal who is behind the mask

Frog Rock Country Club, 420 Boyer Ave, Hammonton 08037.  Payable to Dewey #155, mail to Linda Thibault, PGO. RSVP by Mar 2.
Please Note: date on mailed invite is incorrect.
Mar 23, 2019
District 38 Meeting, Bettye Young WDD - $25
    and Homecoming of the MWGM & MWGP

Masonic Lodge, 2308 Mt Holly Rd, Burlington 08016.  Hot Buffet Lunch. RSVP by Mar 15 to Cathy Fusaro, GR of MO (has new address)

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
Jan 6-18, 2019 Southern Caribbean Cruise on Anthem of the Seas
Feb 1, 2019
Grand Officers Night - Delaware #50, District 39
Masonic Hall, 400 Hillcrest Blvd, Philipsburg 08865
Feb 9, 2109
OES Beach Party - $25
Burlington Lodge, Rte 541, Burlington 08016.  Games, Food, Music, Fun, Friends, Fellowship.  Payable to Voluntary Donations, In Memo: Rainbow/DeMolay. Contact Mary Guynn, GR of LA or Karyn Visscher, PGO.
Proceeds to benefit our Masonic Youth Groups
Feb 10, 2019
Social 2pm
Dinner 3pm
Rose & Anchor Reunion - $15 - All are Welcome
 JoAnn Bingenheimer, PGM & Don Robinson, PGP; Hostess Lisa Crank & her Cast of Characters
Masonic Lodge, 37 Howard Drive, Williamstown 08094.  Dues for club $5 first year, $2 thereafter.  Dinner & Dues Payable to Rose & Anchor Club, mail to Lisa Crank, PGO (WDD 2015-16)
Feb 11, 2019
Grand Officers Night - Molly Pitcher #198, District 34
Masonic Hall, 2 Dutch Lane Rd, Freehold 07728
Feb 12, 2019
Grand Officers Night - Mountain View #205, District 31
Masonic Hall, 15 Hamburg Tpk, Pompton Lakes 07442
Feb 13, 2019
Sirius #123 TOP3 & Conductresses Night
     Honor Elsie VanDusen, GR of SC

Matawan Lodge, 192 Main St, Matawan 07747.  Refreshments following meeting. RSVP by Jan 31 to Ruth Anne McGinness, WM
Feb 17, 2019
Grand Chauffeur's Party $25  - Everyone Welcome
   Come out & join the fun as Lynn & Ken's club is formed.
Crescent Shrine, 700 Highland Dr, Westampton 08060.  Sandwiches & salads by Debbie's Deli, Cash Bar. Payable to & mail to Pat Hoagland, WG Marshal. RSVP by Jan 31.

Feb 20, 2019
Grand Officers Night - Tilden #59, District 32
Masonic Hall, 404 Tenafly Rd, Tenafly 07670
Feb 26, 2019
Grand Officers Night - Morning Star #22, District 38
Masonic Hall, 3682 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square 08690
Mar 4, 2019
Grand Officers Night - Athene #201 & Laurel Springs #227, District 37
Masonic Lodge, 6926 Park Ave, Merchantville 08109.
There will be a dinner at 6:30 before the Chapters unite under both Charters, they will open a special meeting to witness the Grand Officers do their ritual work. This is open to all members of the OES of NJ to attend.
Please RSVP to Candy Moore, GR of TN, see list book for contact information.
Mar 10-13, 2019 3 Day Get-A-Way to Woodloch Pines in Hawley, PA
Sunday Dinner - Wenesday Breakfast. Deluxe accomodations. 2 queen beds & pullout couch, private balcony facing lake, TV, free WiFi, indoor swimming, hot tub, fitness center, handicap accessable. Many day activities, nightly entertainment. $399 pp Double; $325pp Triple; $425pp Single. Deposit $125 payable to Voluntary Donations, mail to Carole Moore, PGM. For further info contact Carole.
Mar 14, 2019
Grand Floral - Beverly Maqueda #276, District 38
Masonic Hall, Rte 541 N, Burlington 08016
Mar 19, 2019
Grand Floral - Wall #143, District 34
Masonic Hall, 599 Church St, Spring Lake Heights 07762
Sep 1, 2019 Sail Away to Bermuda with Norma & her First Mate
7 nights on the Norwegian Escape, incl taxes, fees, port fees. Ultimate Beverage Package and 4 Meal Specialty Dining incl for guest 1&2 sharing a cabin. Inside - $1,498; Balconies $1,868-1,898 (rates dbl occupancy).
Boscov's Travel contact Joey Bell-Dumoff 609-383-1880. Incl trans to pier NYC from Harbor Square Mall (Shore Mall), Toms River & Clifton.

Bermuda Flyer(pdf)

Health Announcements

Jan 9, 2019 Mara Dukin, WG Adah
ill with an infection. Please send prayers & cards.
Jan 3, 2019 message from Mary Jane Lojewski, PGM
Many thanks for the cards and prayers for me while I was in the hospital. I am not out of the woods yet but keep those prayers coming. I am still awaiting my spine surgery but with all of the other complications that have come up - that surgery will be in the future!!
Once again - thank you and God Bless us every one!!
Happy New Year!
In STAR Love, Mary Jane, PGM
Jan 1, 2019 Wendy Milley, PGO Fairview #219
she is doing well, up and walking, after back surgery. Send cards to her home.
Dec 27, 2018 Helen LeDoux, PGO Nutley #121
she has been in and out, and currently back in the hospital. Please send cards to her at home. Keep her and Debbie in your prayers.
Dec 27, 2018 Ruth Schulze, PGO wife of Bob Schulze, PGP
she now resting at home. Please keep both her & Bob in your prayers. Cards may be sent to the home.
Dec 27, 2018 Paul Korejko, WP Bethlehem #40
pre-admission tests have uncovered serious heart issues that have to be addressed before he can have necessary back surgery. Keep him and Lauretta in your prayers.

Dec 26, 2018 passing of Carol Traill, PGO Nutley #121
Mrs. Carol H. Traill, 85, died on December 26, 2018 in Verona, NJ. Visitation at Prout Funeral Home, 370 Bloomfield Ave, Verona on Sat, Dec 29, 3-6pm. OES Service at 5:30pm. Memorial Services will be held in the First Presbyterian Church of Verona, Fairview Avenue, Verona on Sun, Jan 20 at 3pm.
Born in Glen Ridge, Carol grew up in Montclair, moving to Verona in 1955. She received her Bachelorís from Montclair Teacherís College and worked as a substitute teacher for the Verona Board of Education and at the Jefferson Park Daycare Center in Elizabeth. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Verona singing in the Choir and serving as a Deacon. She was a member and Past Grand Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of Lincoln Chapter #95. Active in Verona, she was a Dispatcher for the Verona Ambulance Unit, was a Girl Scout Troop Leader and was a long time avid bowler with the Fairview Women's League. She was predeceased by her husband David P. Traill, and her brother Richard Alan Hellegas. She is survived by her daughters, Diana L. Coppola (Alfonse), Laura J. Beck and Amy L. Miller (John), and son, David W. Traill; her grandchildren, Denise Sibiga, Rebecca Schwartz (Matthew), Kirstin Glasgow, Bryan D. Beck, Heather L. Beck (Manuel F. Gonzalez), David M. Traill and Larissa R. Levitt (Christopher); and seven great-grandchildren, Jimmy, Jr., Angel, Audrey, Conner, Manuel, Jr., Athena and Colton. Carol is also survived by her brother, William Hellegas (Jeanne), and sister-in-law, Ruby Klabenesh. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Verona Rescue Squad would be appreciated.

Grand Chapter Announcements
  Are you a photographer? Interested in sharing your talent? Lorraine Altimus is looking for help for when she is unavailable. Contact Lorraine. The RWG Secretary has contact info.
Final TOTAL Distribution of Funds  $  88,421.82
Payable to:  amount 
Save Nosey Now, Inc               55.00
GRANJ            100.00
Salaam Shrine            100.00
National MS Society/NJ Metro Chapter            500.00
Past Matrons & Past Patrons Assoc. Inc.            500.00
Wounded Warriors Project            500.00
GGC-OES Disaster Relief Fund USA & Puerto Rico            800.00
Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer         1,000.00
Susan G. Komen Central/South Jersey         1,000.00
Children's Dyslexia Centers         2,500.00
DeMolay of New Jersey         5,000.00
NJ Grand Assembly Rainbow         5,000.00
Eastern Star Home of NJ, Inc         8,000.00
Operation Shoebox/NJ Hdqts         8,000.00
Eastern Star Charity Foundation of NJ, Inc         8,200.00
Shriner's Hospital of Philadelphia       20,000.00
Grand Chapter OES of NJ       27,166.82

Sister Diana & Brother Emil sincerely thank the membership for their generous support of Voluntary Donations during the 2017-2018 Spirit of Christmas Year.
  Pampered Chef Fundraiser for Operation Shoebox
THANK YOU to everyone who ordered for the first event. There will be another event - but, in the meantime, please continue to shop at
all proceeds to benefit the MWGM's project. For info contact Elaine Dukin or Elaine Stanton or Stephanie Bowen, PGO (PC consultant)
  Looking for excess Paraphernalia/Flags/Poles ?
For Chapters in need. Contact a RWG Trustee - Joanne Byrne or Sharon Rosequist
3 electric Signets available, contact Lynn Billingham, MWGM
Five-point Altar with cushion available, contact RWG Secretary
NEW ENTRY - Complete set of Chapter Officers' badges, excellent condition
Proceedings available - Books $28, CDs $15

Capel/Parsons - 11 CD's
Bingenheimer/Robinson - 3 CD's
McGinley/Costello - 4 CD's 

  LOST & FOUND - please contact the WG Marshal
FOUND: *a raincoat was left at the 36th District meeting on 10/20. If it is yours contact Pat Hoagland, WG Marshal
*a collapsible black umbrella at the Reception on Nov. 5 
LOST: at Grand Session, a 50yr pin & 60yr bar from Maryland belonging to Betty Miskelly, PGO of Shekinah #82

Good News
Lynn & Ken's Grand Representatives
2017-2018 Diana & Emil's Grand Representatives 
2016-2017 Diane & Bob's Grand Representatives

Chapter & District Fundraisers
Feb 9, 2019
Gloria #159 Gift Auction
Masonic Lodge, Route 37E, Toms River
Doors Open 11am, Calling at Noon. Food available.
Feb 9, 2019
Raritan #58 Victorian Tea - $10 (by Jan 31)
Masonic Lodge, 120 Old Bridge Trnpk, South River 08882.  Sandwichws, scones, desserts, varioud teas. Bring your own cup, saucer, plate. Tickets at door $15.  Contact Rosalinda Frascati, WM.
  Starlight Chapter Cookbook - "Our Favorite Recipes"
Approx 350 recipes by OES members & friends. Hardcover, $15. Postage $7.25 for 1 or 2 books; $13.65 to mail 3-6 books. Payable to Starlight Chapter, mail to Barbara Repp, Jr.PM
  "Bethlehem Cooks" - $8
Cookbook of Old Favorites & New. Contact Lauretta Korejko, Secretary
General Information