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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 - DUE TO LIMITED SEATING RESERVATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR BRUNCH - PLEASE JOIN THE DISTRICT FOR THE MEETING....ALL ARE WELCOMED
 
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 10, 2018
12 Noon
District 35 Meeting, Dawn Betts WDD - $18
Masonic Lodge, 110 Rte 37 West, Toms River 08755. Check payable to & mail to Gail Naia, RWG Treasurer by 2/1/18. No refunds after deadline.
 
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 25, 2018
4:30pm
Party Night Atlas #99
   Karyn Visscher, WG Marshal; Susan Fries, WG Ruth;
 Mary Jane Lojewski, PGM, WG Soloist; Paul Lojewski, GR of CT

Mastori's Restaurant, 144 US 130, Bordentown 08505. Open Menu, Individual checks. No speeches, No presentations, just Fun & Fellowship. RSVP Roberta Russell, WM by Feb 15.
 
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.
 
Mar 12, 2018 Reception Laurel Springs #227 - $45
   Judith Brown, WDD #37 & Daniel Brown, GR of Kentucky
Paris Caterers, 281 Cross Keys Rd, Berlin 08009Choice: Roast Sirloin; Grilled Salmon w/Garlic Dill; Chicken Francaise. Payable to Laurel Springs #227, mail to Susanne Wells, PGM by Feb 26.

 
   

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
Jan 20, 2018  Past Matrons and Past Patrons of the 39th District
Taste of Italy Dinner (Buffet) - Saturday January 20th, 2018
At Musconetcong Lodge, Budd Lake, NJ 
Social Hour at 4:00 PM, Dinner at 5:00 PM
Movies and Music to entertain - $22.00 per person
For more info. call Donna Grogg, Governor
Jan 4, 2018
POSTPONED
the scheduled Delaware/NJ Night in Penns Grove #86 & Grand Floral
has been postponed due to impending storm

New date will be announced at a later time.

 
Jan 6, 2018
POSTPONED
NJ Fraternal Unity Day
has been postponed due to the illness of Kathleen Nase, Supreme Inspector of Rainbow
New date will be announced at a later time

 
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.
 
Jan 30, 2018
Tuesday
7:00pm
Charity Foundation Meeting changed from Feb 7, 2018
due to a conflict
Feb 7, 2018
CHANGED
NO Charity Foundation Meeting tonight -
      rescheduled to Tuesday, Jan 30

due to conflict with date
 
Feb 11, 2018
3:00pm
Rose & Anchor Club Second Reunion - $20
Musconetcong Lodge, International Drive S. & Rte 46, Budd Lake 07828. Payable to & mail to Michele Hess, PGM by Feb 1.
 
Feb 18, 2018
2-6pm
Chauffeur Party - ALL are WELCOME - Come join the fun - $25
held at Crescent Shrine, 700 Highland Drive, Westampton 08060. Payable & mail to Paul Lojewski, GR of CT. RSVP deadline by Feb 10. Open Seating, Cash Bar. No refunds after deadline.
 
Apr 7, 2018
6-11pm
Spring Fling Tricky Tray Basket Auction & 50/50 Drawing
AASR, 103 Dunns Mill Rd, Bordentown 08505.
$25 Admission & Food(sandwiches & salads). Basket Tickets available on site. Join us for an evening of Food, Music, Fun, Fellowship
Please RSVP Karyn Visscher, WG Marshal
 
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

Jan 15, 2018 prayers for David Clark, GO
David will be having surgery on January 15th.  Keep him in your prayers, cards may be sent to his home.
Dec 28, 2017 prayers for Carol Donohue, WGB Christian Flag
Carol had her back surgery on Dec 19, and is in rehab for physical therapy. She did not have a TIA as previously reported.  Keep her in your prayers, cards may be sent to her home.
 
Dec 28, 2017 prayers for family of Debbie Partenheimer, AM Haddonfield #140
a granddaughter Margaret Grace Werner born at 1lb. 12oz.  Keep them in your thoughts & prayers
 

Sorrow
Jan 15, 2018 passing of Marie De Rosa, PGO, Eclipse #226 & Nutley #121
Marie DeRosa passed away on January 13th.  Funeral services will be on Tuesday January 15th from 4 to 8pm with OES Services at 7pm at Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home, 19 Lincoln Ave., Rutherford, NJ  Cards can be sent to her daughter Marina DeRosa.
Jan 1, 2018 passing of Robert Peterson, PGP
Robert E. Peterson, age 81, passed away peacefully on Jan 1st after a brief illness. Bob was an engineer through and through – loving the challenge of any mechanical problem or issue and finding deep satisfaction in a crafty solution performed with intense precision. He graduated from the Univ of Delaware with a degree in mechanical engineering, became a licensed Professional Engineer in PA and NJ and enjoyed a long and interesting career working for U.S. Steel, Hoffmann- La Roche, Excel Engineering and Methacton School District until his retirement in 1999. Bob enjoyed building, tinkering and reconfiguring including building the family home in Belvidere, New Jersey in 1972. He took great pride in being a handyman that could literally fix or build anything and never did anything in a shoddy manner. Bob was active in local politics in Belvidere, serving as a councilman and Police Commissioner. Through his wife Suzanne of 48 years, who pre-deceased him in 2013, he became active in the Masons and Eastern Star, serving as the Most Worthy Grand Patron 2002-2003. He was a proud member of Mantua Lodge and Fairview Chapter #219. Bob and Sue enjoyed traveling the world with their Eastern Star friends including trips to Germany and Switzerland, Jamaica, Northwestern Canada and throughout the United States. Bob and Sue moved to West Deptford in 2005 to be near their grandchildren. Bob enjoyed babysitting, playing with and teaching his two grandchildren how to build and fix things. Bob was active in the community after moving to South Jersey, becoming a Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Woodbury Heights and overseeing or assisting with maintenance and repairs at the church for many years. He was also active in the homeowner’s association, interested in making the community better for all its residents. Bob is survived by his daughters Karen McGuinness (Bill) and Amy Peterson, and grandchildren Mary McGuinness and Andrew McGuinness. He is also survived by brothers Dale (Gina), Dean Thomas (Debbie) and Jon (Lynn). Visitation on Fri Jan 5 after 6 PM in the McGUINNESS FUNERAL HOME, 34 Hunter Street, Woodbury. There will be a Masonic Service at 8pm. In lieu of flowers, Bob's family requests donations made to the First Presbyterian Church of Woodbury Heights, 335 Elm Avenue, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097.


Grand Chapter Announcements
  NOTICE - Checks to Eastern Star Charity Foundation of NJ, Inc.
The bank is cracking down how how checks are written. On the Payee Line it must be "ES Charity Foundation of NJ, Inc." 
On the Memo Line please say "General Assistance" or "Scholarship" or "Life Skills".
Thank you for your attention to this, Jennifer Schiffrin, Treasurer
  
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.
 
  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 https://pamperedchef.com/go/NJOESNov2017
all proceeds to benefit the MWGM's project. For info contact Elaine Dukin or Elaine Stanton or Stephanie Bowen, PGO (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 - 1 Books, 6 CD's
McGinley/Costello - 6 CD's 
Moore/Wack - 13 Books, 24 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
Feb 3, 2018
11:30am
Beverly Maqueda #276 Annual 4 Seasons Luncheon - $10
Masonic Lodge, Rte 541, Burlington 08016.  Hot Roast Beef Sandwich, Coleslaw, Chips, Dessert, Drink
This has proven to be a FUN event. Join us for sociability and 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