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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. We appreciate the support!
STAR JOURNAL  MARCH 2020 edition is on site.
Go to HomePage.  Top menu/Information/Star Journal

From the MWGM, MWGP, RWAGM April 26, 2020:

The MWGM and MWGP along with Grand Chapter are inviting you to the Be Loyal to the Royal Bingo
 Wednesday, June 3rd at 8 pm via WebEx.  Please email our MWGM at
njhines@comcast.net so she can email you your Bingo card and invite to the Bingo Party.
There is no cost to participate.  The MWGM & MWGP will be making a donation for each winner to the NJ Eastern Star Charity Foundation in honor of them.  Winners can match the donations if they choose.  There will also be some surprises during the games.  Please join us for some fun and fellowship on Wednesday, June 3 rd. You can make donations to the charity foundation by making checks payable to the NJ Eastern Star Charity Foundation and sending your donations to: Kerry Milone Clapp, PGO NJ Eastern Star Charity Foundation Secretary 8 Allen Terrace Netcong, NJ  07857
Receptions/GO Honor Nights/District Meetings

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
Jun 6, 2020 Annual Delegate's Meeting postponed to June 5, 2021
Jun 18, 2020 Daria & Bruce's Golf Outing postponed til 2021
Gambler Ridge Golf Club, 121 Burlington Path Rd, Cream Ridge 08514.
Aug, 2020 NJ Rainbow Grand Assemply is postponed til Aug 2021

Health Announcements

May 31, 2020 Emil Affsa, PGP
 he is home after knee surgery and doing well using a cane. Send prayers and cards.
May 20, 2020 Joe Rival, PGP
 he is home doing well & recuperating from gallbladder surgery. Send prayers & cards
May 20, 2020 Kathleen Murphy, PGO  Secretary of Monmouth #251
she is in rehab for an extended length of time. Please continue with prayers, cards may be sent to her home.
May 20, 2020 Phyllis Bowman, PGM in need of prayers
 she is in rehab in DE. She has long road ahead as she recuperates.

May 27, 2020 passing of Dorothy Warner, PGO Laurel Springs #227
Dorothy Virginia Warner, has passed due to complications of Parkinsons disease. She had a very full life,-and also was a good-hearted, wonderful human being who loved people, butterflies, sunflowers, her family, and everything in between. Born on January 27th, 1943 and married to Ernest Douglass Farrell, had two children, Steven Douglass and Sandra Lee. After the passing of Ernest, Dorothy remarried to Charles F. Warner. She was able to further her love of travel and life itself. Dorothy was widowed in 2015, and continued to be a bright light to everyone around her until her final days, always loving to be included in good times and reciprocating that feeling back to everyone. She will be lost but never forgotten.
May 16, 2020 passing of Janice Lathrop, PGO
   wife of Howard, WP Williamstown #149
Janice was in the hospital and passed after a long illness. Howard was unable to see her due to COVID restrictions. Condolences and prayers for the family.

Grand Chapter Announcements
May 20, 2020 Norma J. Hines MWGM & Danny L. Cooper, MWGP are happy to announce the following 4 Commissions
GEORGIA - Marie Clonan - 159/35
MONTANA - Joseph Naples - 86/37
OREGON - Chrissie Gionfriddo - 214/34
WASHINGTON - Isabella Cooper - 219/37
May 6, 2020 Message frome the Home Board
  Annual Delegate's Meeting scheduled for June 6, 2020 is postponed to June 5, 2021
Apr 11, 2020 message from Debbie LeDoux, President OES Home Board
The Home has purchased an iPad so residents can communicate with their loved ones. They are also using it for Residents that are on Hospice or not doing well so they can see and speak to their loved ones. The Eastern Star Home has several empty beds and at the present time they are not allowed to accept any new residents, which is hurting them financially. Also because of the increase in purchasing protective equipment supplies needed for the Residents and Staff combatting the Covid-19 virus, our medical supply bill is high.
If you would like to make a donation to help with the cost of the medical supplies or so they could purchase another iPad; please make a check payable to New Jersey Eastern Star, Inc. and mail it to 111 Finderne Avenue, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 and in the memo line put Covid- 19.
I thank you in advance for your help and please stay safe.
  Looking for excess Paraphernalia/Flags/Poles ?
For Chapters in need, please contact Sharon Rosequist, RWG Trustee.
3 electric Signets available, contact Lynn Billingham, MWGM
Five-point Altar with cushion available, contact RWG Secretary
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 Kathy Zielinski, WG Marshal
FOUND:  a white jacket in Representatives section at Grand Session
a pair of glasses left on the podium at Grand Session (contact Patti Rhinesmith)
FOUND:  Ladies size 8 brown Eastland casual shoes at a recent reception.

Good News
February 2020 Daria's Choices 
2019-2020 Norma & Dan's Grand Representatives
Lynn & Ken's Grand Representatives
Chapter & District Fundraisers
Aug 12, 2020 Rescheduled Fairview #219  Queen Esther at Sight & Sound
contact Joan Smith, PGM as there are a few seats available
Sep 25, 2020
Little Falls #224 Master Mason's Night
Masonic Lodge, 14 Lincoln Ave, Little Falls 07424  Guest speaker RW Moises I. Gomez, Grand Historian of the Grand Lodge of NJ.  RSVP Kathy Flannagan, WM
Nov 4, 2020 Haddonfield #140 Queen Esther at Sight & Sound - $125
Leave 8am Yardley Commons Senior Cntr, 209 Laurel Rd, Voorhees. Show, Buffet Meal at Shady Maple, home approx 6:30pm. $20 deposit to Joanne Parsels. Balance due Sep 3, 2020.
  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, WDD #39
  "Bethlehem Cooks" - $8
Cookbook of Old Favorites & New. Contact Lauretta Korejko, Secretary
General Information