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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
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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.
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Do you need the services of a Notary? 
Patti Rhinesmith, RWG Secretary can help you with that.
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 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!
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Past Matrons & Past Patrons Assoc, Inc
Proposed By-Laws is at the drop-down menu "Information"
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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.
SONG of the YEAR in Official List Book is missing a line. Please see link under Information for correct version.
 
Receptions/District Meetings
Jan 27, 2018
12 Noon
District 36 Meeting, Carole Enterkine WDD - $15
Masonic Lodge, 220 Philadelphia Ave, Egg Harbor City 08215, Check Payable to & Mail to Linda Thibault, PGO by 1/19/18
 
Jan 29, 2018
6:30pm
Honor Night Mountain View #205 - $25
    Joanne Byrne, RWG Trustee; Bernard M. Byrne, WG Sentinel; Susan Whitty, WDD #31

Masonic Lodge, 15 Hamburg Trnpk, Pompton Lakes 07442. Payable to Mt View #206, mail to Jane Ann Farissier, PGM by Jan 15, 2018. No refunds after Jan 25.
 
Jan 31, 2018
6:30pm
Reception Starlight #107 - $40
   Sharon Rosequist, RWG Trustee;
Jeannette Vreeland, GR of Australia; Robert Sweigart, GR of NY

Picatinny Arsenal, 121 Buffington Rd, Dover 07806.
to enter you must have a photo ID and your name on the Reservation List made with Gayle Takacs, PM Chapter Secretary, check payable to Starlight Chapter #107
 
Feb 17, 2018
12 Noon
District 34 Meeting, Elaine Meehan WDD - $17
Masonic Lodge, 2 Dutch Lane, Freehold 07728. Check Payable to & Mail to Elaine Meehan, WDD by 2/5/18
 
Feb 27, 2018
6:30pm
Honor Night Delaware #50 & Hobart #63  -  $15
     Janet Miller, WG Organist; Linda Dickson, WG Color Bearer;
Ruth Ann Hoyt, WDD #39

Masonic Lodge, 2 Ridge Rd, High Bridge 08829. Soup & sandwiches. Payable to Hobart #63, mail to Elizabeth Lanka, Sec'y by Feb 14, no phone or email, no refund after deadline.
 
   

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
  CANCELLATIONS at OES HOME
Dec 14  - Sing-a-Long
Dec 16 - Bingo

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.
DEADLINE to SIGN-UP NOV 5th.
 
Jan 7-19,
2018
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.
 
Jan 27, 2018
7-11pm
Grand Lodge Ladies Table Lodge - $55
Sea Oaks Country Club, 99 Golf View Dr, Little Egg Harbor 08087. More details to follow.
 
Apr 28, 2018 Save the date - Movie Under the Stars
     presented by the Traveling Stars

the GRs of JoAnn & Don fundraiser for the luncheon at Grand Session 2018.  $15 incl movie, hot dog & drink. More details to be announced
 
   

Health Announcements

Dec 5, 2017 Bob Schulze, PGP
feeling better after bout with pneumonia. Send prayers & cards.
 
Dec 5, 2017 Arlene Anderson, PGO  Tilden #59
recuperating from hip replacement. Send prayers & cards
 
Dec 4, 2017 Anita Quinn, Lydia #41  Admin Secretary at OES Home
has been home recuperating from health issues, will be returning to work soon. Send her prayers & cards.  Cards may be mailed to her at the OES Home Office.
 
   

Sorrow
Dec 11, 2017 passing of sister of Barbara (Bobbie) Fucetola, PGO Bethlehem #40
Bobbie's sister Jackie died suddenly. Please send prayers cards.
 

Grand Chapter Announcements
Dec 15, 2017 White Chapter Altar, pentagon shape and 5 white Star Point pedestals with emblem are available. Contact Gail Naia, RWG Treasurer if interested.
 
Nov 2017 Pampered Chef Fundraiser for Operation Shoebox
Shop at https://pamperedchef.com/go/NJOESNov2017
all proceeds to benefit the MWGM's project. For info contact Elaine Dukin or Elaine Stanton or Stephanie Bowen, PC consultant
 
2017-2018 COPPER PROJECT - Jessica Walton & Joe Herx Co-Chairs
they will be collecting fines & donations for Acts of Kindnes & Little Mistakes.  The Penny Brigade jar is available. Items for sale will be Law Book & Ritual Covers, greeting cards and Ruby Klabenesh's famous shortbread. Be sure to stop at their table at District Meetings.
 
2017 MEMBERSHIP SURVEY 
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
 
 
  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
FOUND: pair of black-rimmed prescription glasses at Gloria Honor Night Oct 26
LOST:


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
Jan 5, 2018
7pm
Snow date 1/12/18
Morning Star #22  First Annual Calendar Party - $10
Masonic Lodge, 3682 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square 08690.
Come enjoy a night of Fellowship, Laughs, Surprizes
 
ongoing Lincoln #95  Christmas Cookie Collection - $5
This Wonderful collection of cookie and bar recipes has been dedicated to the memory of Sister Julia Olsen, PGO.  They will be a delicious addition to any cookbook and can be used for Christmas or any occasion.   Your check for $5 per book made out to Lincoln Chapter # 95 can be sent to Donna Wagenheim , GR of Maryland  along with your email or postal address. Please include an extra dollar to pay for postage.  Email is encouraged.  I will also have copies with me when I am out and about.
 
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