Quick Links
Editor's Notes | Receptions/District Meetings | Upcoming Dates | Health Announcements
Sorrow | Grand Chapter Announcements | Good News | Chapter Fundraisers | General Information

News Index
Editor's Notes

Posting Requests to  Patti L Rhinesmith, RWG Secretary at NJOESGC@optonline.net     GC Ofc 908-725-0222
or Gail Naia, RWG Treasurer, RWGTNJ@optonline.net
Do you need the services of a Notary? 
Patti Rhinesmith, RWG Secretary can help you with that.
 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. 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 a small donation from most purchases. Any questions?  Please contact Jeannette Wallace, RWAG Connductress. Thank you for your help!

STAR JOURNAL March 2019 edition is on site.
Go to HomePage.  Top menu/Information/Star Journal


Grand Chapter is seeking interested, qualified candidates to run for Right Worthy Grand Trustee!
Due to the change to Grand Chapter Law, there has not been an election for Right Worthy Grand Trustee in two years. The next election will take place at Grand Session in May 2020. We're asking that any interested Sisters make themselves known now to the Right Worthy Grand Secretary, so you may be afforded opportunities to serve on Grand Chapter Committees and get insight into the running of Grand Chapter. This does not obligate you to run - it gives you the chance to learn more and make an informed decision. Any questions, please contact the Grand Chapter Office. Signed Petitions for Right Worthy Grand Trustee will be due March 1, 2020.
Receptions/GO Honor Nights/District Meetings
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
Mar 21, 2019
Info on Trips to Bermuda, Charleston/Savannah, and Ireland
in the comfort of your home on computer (turn on speakers) or phone.  Email for details and the link travelrequest@boscovs.com
You will receive an email with the link to use on Mar 21 at 6:30pm.
Mar 26, 2019
Grand Officers Night - Mountain View #205, District 31
Masonic Hall, 15 Hamburg Tpk, Pompton Lakes 07442
Apr 7, 2019
Social 2pm
Dinner 3pm
Faith, Family & Friends 2nd Reunion - $20
    Diane Capel, PGM & Bob Parsons, PGP
Masonic Lodge, 15 Spring St, Mt Holly.  Full Turkey Dinner.  RSVP by Apr 1. Payable & mail to Lynn Costello, PGO (Sec'y Mt Holly #147).  Dues of $2 may be included.
Apr 28, 2019
Winter Wonderland Reunion
Patti L. Rhinesmith, PGM & Carl Milley, PGP
          Hosted by Sue Fries, WDD 33 in 2011-12. Mastori's Diner, 144 Us Hwy 130, Bordentown.  Dinner is "Off the Menu" - order & pay for what you would like. Please RSVP by Apr 15 so you have a place reserved. Contact Sue Fries.  Dues of $2 may be sent to Joanne Byrne, RWG Trustee.
May 4, 2019
Home Day at the Beach
111 Finderne Ave, Bridgewater 08807.  The day will start with a pancake breakfast.  We will have food, vendors and of course the awesome gown boutique.
For information contact co-chairs Andrea McCollum
anj920@aol.com or Susan Foster  sueyachnik@aol.com.  
NOTE: some Home Day Registration Slips are incorrect. Please make payable to NJ Eastern Star Home & mail to address above.
PlantSaleDistrict39 (PDF)
MAY 20-23 149th Grand Session - Bally's Atlantic City
    2018-19 "Believe In Dreams"

please make Room Reservations directly with Bally's 1-888-516-2215, Order of Easter Star Group Code #SB05EA9. To make online https://book.passkey.com/go/sb05ea9 .  Base cost $69 per night for single/double plus taxes and fees (approx $109).
Mon, May 20, 6pm - Magic Under the Sea Membership Dinner
   Dinner & Entertainment by Michael Healy, Magician - $50 Payable to Grand Chapter, mail to Jane Ann Farissier, PGM by May 1.
     GS_MembershipDinner (pdf)
Tues, May 21, 12noon - 51st Secretary/Treasurer Luncheon & Meeting
   $32 Payable to Grand Chapter (may incl Dues of $2), mail to Michele Hess, PGM by May 1.
     GS_SecyTreasLuncheon (pdf)
Tues, May 21, 7pm - Opening Processional
Wed, May 22, 9am - Business Session
Wed, May 22, 12noon - Grand Representatives Luncheon
   $33 Payable to Paul Lojewski, GO, mail to Elaine Dukin, PGO by May 1.
     GS_GRluncheon (pdf)
Wed, May 22, 2pm - Afternoon Session
Wed, May 22, 7pm - Evening Session
Thurs, May 23, 9am - Business Session
Thurs, May 23, 7pm - Evening Session & Open Installation of Officers 2019-20

Meal Plan:
Payable & Mail to Grand Chapter, 111 Finderne Ave, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
   Option ONE - 3 Breakfasts - Tues, Wed, Thur & 2 Dinners - Wed, Thur - $170
   Option TWO - 2 Dinners - Tues, Wed - $95
   Option THREE - 3 Breakfasts - Tues, Wed, Thur - $85

Jun 20, 2019


Tee Time 1pm

Social 5:30pm

Dinner 6pm
Golf Outing, Mays Landing Country Club = FUN FORE ALL
1855 Cates Rd, Mays Landing 08330. Lots of activitieas in area for non-golfers. Putting Contest for ALL; Golfers vie for Longest Drive, Closest to Pin, and Best 4some Score.
Registration 11am incl Hot Dog, Potato Chips, Draft Beer or Fountain Soda.
Shot Gun/Best Ball - Tee Time 1pm.
Social 5:30pm; Picnic Dinner, Prizes, Awards at 6pm.
Golfers - $100 incl Cart & Dinner;  Non-Golfers - $40 Dinner;  Sponsor a Hole - $25
Questions & Information contact Wil Parsels, PGP.  Checks payable to GC Voluntary Donations, Golf Outing in memo; mail to Gail Naia, RWG Treasurer.
RSVP NO Later than June 10
Sep 1-8, 2019 Sail Away to Bermuda with Norma & Dan
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)
Online presentation of upcoming trips on March 21, 2019 6:30-8:30pm
from the comfort of your home. Email travelrequest@boscovs.com . You will receive a link to view on Mar 21.
Nov 6-11, 2019 Motorcoach to Charleston, SC & Savannah, GA  with Norma & Dan
5 nights, 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners. Carriage Tour in Charleston; Dinner Cruise; Magnolia Plantation; Historic Savannah; Ghost Trolley Tour; Beaufort, SC. Travel tour expert, all tax & gratuities. Dbl $1,259pp; Trpl $1,155; Sgl $1,597.
March 26, 2020 Fly to Ireland with Norma & Dan
  details to follow

Health Announcements

Mar 19, 2019 Carole Moore, PGM is home
she will be home bound for awhile to recuperate. Carole thanks everyone for all the cards, prayers, and calls.
Mar 16, 2019 Ginny Foose, PGO  Bordentown #257
in hospital ICU. Send prayers & cards

Mar 9, 2019 passing of Beverly A. Errickson
   Mother of Cynthia Errickson, GR of Oregon & Jennifer Bonelli, Treasurer of Morning Star #22
Beverly A. Errickson, 79, of Hamilton, passed away peacefully on Sat, Mar 9 at Community Med Cntr in Toms River. Born in Newport, RI, Beverly was a NJ resident of Hopewell, Hamilton Square, and Surf City before retiring to Tuckerton then finding her way to Whiting. Her career began as an RN working in various Mercer County Hospitals. She was later called to the Ministry. She graduated with a Master’s Degree of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. “Rev. Bev” served various communities in the Southern NJ Conference of the United Methodist Church. Her happiest times were spent on Long Beach Island enjoying family time, often playing card games and eating ice cream together. Predeceased by her husband, Carl E. Errickson; and her son, Stephen J. Errickson; she is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Jennifer and Nicholas Bonelli and Cynthia Errickson; her brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Roberta Springett; and her grandchildren, Christopher and his wife, Cady Bonelli and Nicole Bonelli. A Memorial Service will begin on Thurs, Mar 14 at 10am at Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 465 Paxson Ave., Hamilton Square. Cremation will be private followed by interment at Highland Cemetery in Hopewell. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wed, Mar 13 from 6-8pm at the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mrs. Errickson’s memory to United Methodist Communities at The Shores, 2201 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226.
Mar 8, 2019 passing of Nancy Gaehring
   sister of Linda Amme, WG Soloist
Mar 2, 2019 passing of Richard "Dick" Dexter
   husband of Brenda Baer Dexter, PGO of Jephtha #134
age 91, after a long illness at the Paramus Veterans Home. Loving son to the late Gertrude May and Cedric Dexter. Devoted and loving father of  Robin Dexter-Meyer and husband Andreas Meyer of Clark, NJ, and Heather Ann Dexter of Seattle, WA. Step-father to Gregory K. Van Dyke of Sebastian, FL, Barry Van Dyke and wife Mary (Laurice) of Vernon, NJ, and Valerie Dawn Van Dyke-Moore and husband John Moore of Vero Beach, FL. Step-grandfather to Mandy Grace Moore Cardin and husband, James Cardin, Jacob John Moore of Vero Beach, Brian Jacob Van Dyke, Vernon and William Andrew Van Dyke, and the late Andrew Barry Van Dyke, Vernon, NJ. Brother to Darlene Lundstrom and husband Robert Lundstrom of WestLake Village, CA. Richard attended the University of Idaho and ran track there. Richard served in the Navy during the second world war and later during the Korean War as a Communications Specialist. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He worked for Western Union for 34 years. He served in California, then being transferred to Western Union, Mahwah, NJ, and Upper Saddle River, Ramsey, NJ, he was promoted to Director, Network Operations. He became President of the Western Union Retirement Association and was dedicated to his tenure. He served many different positions in the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Ramsey, NJ. His church was his paramount love and attended faithfully. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed square dancing.  D
onations may be made in Dick's name to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 55 Wycoff Ave, Ramsey, NJ 07446.
Feb 25, 2019 passing of dear friend of Dottie Westdyke, WM Monmouth #251
Donald J. Marshall, 84, passed away on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at home in Bloomfield, N.J. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church in Bloomfield on Friday at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will be at the O'Boyle Funeral Home, 309 Broad St., Bloomfield from 10am until time of mass. Interment will be private. Born in Bloomfield, he was a lifelong resident and served in the Army during the Korean War. Mr. Marshall was a retired salesman for Von Rohr Equipment in Bloomfield. He was a member of the Mason Essex Lodge and Cincinnati Lodge, and a Shriner at the East Hanover Salaam.
He was the husband of the late Norma Pinal Marshall and Kathleen Donaghy Marshall, father of Kevin Marshall, Joyce Morgan and her husband Bruce, Carl Pinal, Lorrie Pinal Gautieri and her husband David and the late Sean Marshall, brother of Walter Marshall, Patricia Luberto and the late Florence Cummings, Margaret Restivo, E. Lyle Marshall and Bruce Marshall. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and his loving campanion Dorothy Westdyke.
Feb 23, 2019 Jean K. Kane, GR of South Dakota  Penns Grove #86
also AM of Penns Grove
From Jean's family: "Thank you for all of your love and kind words in this sudden loss in our lives. We are all still completely at a loss for words but are very grateful for the friends and family who have expressed their condolences. Mimi/Grammy/GG/Jean loved every person in her life and she is so dearly missed."

Jean Kay (Kirkpatrick) Kane passed away peacefully at home on Fri, Feb 22. She is survived by her sister, Sharon Kirkpatrick-Sanchez (Paul); children, Kim Reigens (Joseph), Candy Devich (Mark), and Rich Kane (Becky). She loved her grandchildren; Megan Devich, Nathan Reigens (Melissa), Joseph Reigens, Kyle Devich (Jason Smith), Rachel Kane, and great grandchildren; Thea and Logan Reigens with all of her heart, they were her pride and joy. Jean is also survived by her Aunt Virginia "Ginny" (Kirkpatrick) Furrow and numerous cousins who live across the country. Jean is predeceased by her mother and stepfather, Alice and Joseph Kane; her biological father, Doyle "Jack" Kirkpatrick; paternal grandparents, Elmer W Kirkpatrick and Anna K Dahl, and maternal grandparents, Hoyt and Sarah Gartley. Jean grew up in South Dakota, graduating from Spearfish HS in 1967. She attended Black Hills State Univ for a brief time. Jean eventually moved to NJ to start her family. She raised her three children as an incredible single mother. Jean retired from the Superior Court of NJ in 2011. She enjoyed retired life and was an active member of both The Eastern Star and The Red Hat Society. Although Jean lived in NJ for the majority of her life, her heart was always in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Family and friends will be received on Sat, March 2, 2019 from 3-4pm followed by a funeral service at 4pm at DeMarco-Luisi Funeral Home, 2755 S. Lincoln Ave., Vineland. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the order of The Eastern Star in care of Penns Grove Chapter. 11 Main Street Pennsville, New Jersey 08070.

Grand Chapter Announcements
Anyone interested in joining our choir and singing at Grand Session please come to REHEARSALS as listed.
Somerset Presbyterian Church, 100 JFK Blvd, Somerset 08873.
March 3 & 24 - 3pm on Sundays
April 2 & 27 - time TBA - Saturdays
May 5 (if needed) - 3pm Sunday
Come out and join the fun singing and laughing and having a great time!!!!!!
  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: a "Starfish" pin belonging to Jessica Walton, PGO Gloria #159

Good News
2019-2020 Norma's Choices
Lynn & Ken's Grand Representatives
2017-2018 Diana & Emil's Grand Representatives 
Chapter & District Fundraisers
  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