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Editor's Notes

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 SEPTEMBER 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!
Past Matrons & Past Patrons Assoc, Inc
Proposed By-Laws is at the drop-down menu "Information"
the printed CALENDAR is posted in drop-down menu on Home Page. It was printed in time for early distribution, so there are a couple of changes. Please note Oct 1 and Jan 20 shown below.
Receptions/District Meetings
Sep 9, 2017

Reception Atlas #99  -  $45
   Diana D. Affsa, MWGM & Emil Affsa, MWGP
The Grand Marquis, 1550 Rte 9 South, Old Bridge 08857. Payable to
Atlas #99, mail to Mary Jane Lojewski, PGM.  RSVP by Sep 1st.
No refunds after RSVP deadline.  Include Name, Title, Chapter, District, Phone, Email

Sep 23, 2017
12 Noon
District #32 Meeting - $15      Cheryl Butler, WDD
Masonic Hall, 175 Chestnut St, Nutley 07110. Payable to & mail to Cheryl Butler by Sep 15th.  Limited seating.
Sep 30, 2017
12 Noon
District #37 Meeting - $18      Judy Brown, WDD
Masonic Lodge, 6926 Park Ave, Pennsauken 08110. Payable to 37 District 2017-18, mail to Judy Brown by Sep 20.
Oct 25, 2017
Honor Night Shekinah #82
   Diana Miller, WG Chaplain; Lynda McDowell, GR of Bolivia;
Robert Karrer, GR of NC; Russell Parsons, GR of FL

Masonic Lodge, 1317 Fairton Rd, Millville 08332. Ice cream social to follow.
Oct 26, 2017
Reception Gloria #159 - $38
   Carol Orner, WG Warder; Dawn Betts, WDD #35;
Debbie Morrison, GR of AR; Adair Ruane, GR of Brit Col & Yukon; Dale VanHouten, GR of MT

Sea Oaks Country Club, 99 Golf View Dr, Little Egg Harbor 08087. Meal Choice: Roast Pork Loin; Chicken Francaise; or Cavtelli & Broccoli. Payable to Gloria Chapter #159, mail to Jessica Walton, PGO by Oct 6.

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
Sep 15, 2017
Past Matrons & Past Patrons Assoc, Inc State Project
   An Evening of Entertainment featuring our own Sister Janice Harrison-Aikens, WM Alpha #288
24 Rector St., Newark 07102.  $30 Dinner incl - payable to PM & PP Assoc, mail to Carol A. Johnson, GO President by Sep 8, 2017
Free parking across street with an attendant.
If you cannot attend, a donation to this cause is greatly appreciated.
Oct 1, 2017 Key to Success Reunion canceled
due to unforeseen circumstances. Looking forward to a reunion in 2018.
Oct 17-20, 2017 Freedom Trail to Boston by Senior Tours
the Best of Boston, Coastal Gloucester, "Old Ironsides", Old North Church, Fanneuil Hall, Quincey Market, and more. Senior Tours "extras" - cocktails, snacks, soft drinks, juices with escort on board; videos, games, good times.  3 Dinners, 3 Breakfasts. Incl all taxes, tips to hotel & restaurant staff, luggage transfers & more.
Per person rate: Single $898; Double $779; Triple/Quad $753. Send $100pp Deposit to: Seniortours, Inc, 508 Irvington Road, Drexel, PA 19026. State your name, address, phone, email, "Eastern Star Oct 17-20 Freedom Trail to Boston". You will receive confirmation at our address.
Dec 9, 2017 Spirit of Christmas "Snow Ball"
   Holiday Inn, 195 Davidson Ave, Somerset 08873

Ad Form & Booster Sheet

Dec 15-17, 2017
Check-in 3pm
Christmas in Cape May at the Grand Hotel
1045 Beach Drive.  Incl Welcome Party; 2 Breakfasts; Holly Trolley Tour; Cocktails & Dinner; Entertainment; Visit from Santa with gifts for all.  Free time for shopping & use of pool.
Rates per person (pp) all inclusive: $407 Single occupancy; $269pp Double; $239pp Triple.  RSVP with Name, Address, Phone with Deposit of $100pp by Nov 1st. Payable to & mail to Lorraine Altimus, PGO. Balance due by Nov 22.
Jan 7-19,
Sail with Diana & Emil - 12 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise on "Anthem" from Bayonne
all the special features of a beautiful ship. Visit San Juan; Philipsburg, St Maarten; St Johns, Antiqua; Castries, St Lucia; Bridgetown, Barbados; St Kitts & Nevis.  Cabins start at $1,418. Contact Mike at Adventure Travel, 732-450-9200 or 800-883-8646.

Health Announcements

Jul 19, 2017 Phil Brustlin, PGP doing well after shoulder surgery
he is surprised how good it feels, send cards of cheer
Jul 19, 2017 Shannon Brand, WM Peace #98
came through her surgery with flying colors, send cards of cheer
Jul 19, 2017 Millie Edwards, PGO mother of Jane Ann Farissier, PGM
facing a health issue, she could use some cheer
Jul 18, 2017 Robert Seufert, PGO, Medford #287
home from hospital, doing much better. Keep him in your prayers, send cards home. 

Jul 20, 2017 passing of William Hart husband of Carol, PGO
Carol was WDD #13 2008-09 and has been living in AZ several years
William "Bill" Donald Hart, 74, of Anthem, Ariz., passed away on July 16, with his loving wife by his side. Bill was born June 29, 1943, in Newton, to the late Donald Praegar Hart and Dorothy (Rice) Hart. He graduated from Hackettstown HS in June 1961 and then from Rowan University (formerly Glassboro College). On June 26, 1965, William married the love of his whole life, Carol Babette Knapp. Bill was an English and theater educator. Bill was employed by Blairstown High School from 1965-1970, then North Warren Regional High School in Blairstown from 1970 until retiring in 1994. With over 29 years of dedicated teaching, he provided a superior education to his students. During his retirement years, Bill loved reading, gardening, his many pets, vacationing and spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren. Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carol; his two sons, Darrell and his wife, Michelle, of Belvidere, and Chris and his wife, Ann-Jennifer, of Hackettstown; two brothers, Dale (Betsy), of Hackettstown, and Gary (Carol), of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; six grandchildren, Brandon, Ryan, Owen, Sophie, Juliet and Zoe Tuggle; three sisters-in-law, Diane (Alan) Thorn, Sally (David) Spencer and Beth Knapp; four nieces; four nephews; four great-nephews and seven great-nieces. Bill was preceded in death by his parents. Friends may call from 11am-3pm on Saturday, July 29, at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown. The Rev. Donald Gebhard will be officiating the celebration of life following the visitation. Private cremation will be held following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Arizona Humane Society, 2460 W. Happy Valley Road, Ste. 1149, Phoenix, AZ 85085, in memory of Bill.
July 19, 2017 passing of Anne Favinger, PM  Penns Grove #86
after a long illness
Jul 14, 2017 Thoughts & prayers for family of Betty Miskelly, PGO Shekinah #82
granddaughter killed in tragic fall. Visitation Tues, Jul 18, 6-8pm & Wed, Jul 19, 10-11am at Christy's Funeral Home, 11 W. Broad St, Millville 08332
Jul 10, 2017 Thoughts & prayers for Brenda Dexter, PGO Jephtha #134
a grandson was killed in a tragic accident

Grand Chapter Announcements
those members who attended Grand Session and who provided an email address at registration should have received a survey, asking for their input as we evaluate and plan for future Grand Sessions. Other members will also have an opportunity to express their opinions and share their ideas when the survey is printed in the next issue of the Star Journal. We are asking for honest, constructive input from our members as we look to make positive changes as needed - here is your chance to contribute to the continued success of our Order! Any questions, please contact the Grand Chapter Office. THANK YOU!!
June 20, 2017 Officer tie tac pins - $8.00 
Grand Chapter has a limited supply of Chapter Officer tie tac pins.  Please contact Grand Chapter Office if you are interested. 
2017-18 Voluntary Donations Chairmen Joan Kelly-Witzig, PGO & Rosalinda Frascati, PGO
Donations payable to GC Voluntary Donations and mailed to Joan
  Looking for excess Paraphernalia/Flags/Poles ?
there are Chapters in need. Contact a RWG Trustee - Jeannette Wallace, Joanne Byrne, or Sharon Rosequist
3 electric Signets available, contact Lynn Billingham, RWAGM

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, RWGT
  Proceedings available - Books $28, CDs $15
Bingenheimer/Robinson - 4 Books, 6 CD's
McGinley/Costello - 7 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 - 3 CD's
Wyant/Carter - 4 CD's
  LOST & FOUND - please contact the WG Marshal

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

2015-2016 JoAnn & Don's Grand Representatives

Chapter & District Fundraisers
Aug 5, 2017
8am - 2pm
Shekinah #82  3rd Annual Craft/Yard Sale - Vendors wanted
Indoor tables - Air conditioned - Rain or shine - $15
1317 Fairton RD, Millville 08332. Contact Betty Miskelly, PGO
Sep 16, 2017
Tuckerton #54 - 50's Doo Wop Dinner Dance - $40
      put on your poodle skirts & penny loafers and get ready to Rock n Roll
Eagleswood Firehouse, 219 Railroad Ave, West Creek 08092. 50's themed dinner by Blue Collar Catering; music by Pat & Jan. Contact Linda Aho, WM or Anna Tews, GR of GA
Sep 16 & 17, 2017 Shekinah #82 Crop 'til you Drop!  $50 Saturday - $65 two days
             Sat, Sep 16, 8am - 10pm   /   Sun, Sep 17, 8am - 5pm
Saturday incl Beverages, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sunday incl Coffee, Tea, Water & Menus
Vendors, Make & Takes, Card Making and More.  Croppers Table - who do you want to sit with?   Payable to Shekinah Chapter, mail to Betty Miskelly, PGO. Incl Name, Address, Phone, Email. Space limited - RSVP ASAP.
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