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STAR JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 2018 edition is on site.
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Receptions/GO Honor Nights/District Meetings
Nov 27, 2018
Williamstown #149 TOP 3 & Conductresses & Honor Night
   Candy Moore, GR of Tennessee; Michael Pino, GR of Ontario;
   Gary Moore, GR of California
Masonic Lodge, 37 Howard Drive, Williamstown 08094. Limited seating. RSVP by Nov 19 to Shirley Jennings, PGO Secretary. In lieu of gifts, please bring a toy or game for Robin's Nest.
Nov 29, 2018
Northern #38 Party Night - Daria Hamm, RWG Conductress
Hampton Diner, 36 Hampton House Rd, Newton 07860. Limited Seating - Cash Only. RSVP by Nov 19 to Eileen Drache, PGO.
Note: date in calendar is incorrect
Dec 3, 2018
Wall #143, Molly Pitcher #198, Ocean #214 Honor Night - $25
    David Bellhorn, WG Organist; Pamela Lindson, WG Color Bearer;
Jeanne Gionfriddo, WDD #34

Masonic Hall, 2 Dutch Lane Rd, Freehold 07728. Payable to Molly Pitcher #198, mail to Diane Prochnow, PGO Sec'y. RSVP by Nov 26.
Dec 8, 2018
District 32 Meeting, Joan Davis, WDD - $25
Masonic Hall, 404 Tenafly Rd, Tenafly 07670. Payable to & mail to Carole Moore, PGM. RSVP by Nov 30. Limited Seating
Dec 9, 2018
Pearl # 79 Party Night - Mara Dukin, WG Adah
Hampton Diner, 36 Hampton House Rd, Newton 07860.  Open menu, Individual checks. RSVP by Dec 5 to Anna Clausen, PGO
Dec 12, 2018
Laurel Springs #227 & Athene #201  Reception - $20
   Debbie Diem-Martin, GR of MS; David Clark, GR of OH;
Fredrick Martin, GR of AR

Masonic Lodge, 6926 Park Road, Merchantville 08109. RSVP by Dec 1st. Payable to Athene #201, mail to Kaye Jenking, Sec'y.
Jan 22, 2019
37th District Party Night
   Linda Amme, WG soloist; Danny Cooper, WG Sentinel;
Judy Alberti, WG Frat Correspondent; Dawn Smith, WDD;
Spec Appt Prompter Isabella Cooper
Mastori's Restaurant, Bordentown 08505. Open Menu, Individual Checks. RSVP by Jan 15 to Joan Smith, PGM.
Feb 14, 2019
Gloria #159 Reception - $18
   Barbara Wentzien, WGB for Eastern Star Flag
    and Martha Hudson, GR of Iowa

Masonic Lodge, Rt 37W, Toms River 08755. Payable to Gloria #159, mail to Dawn Betts, PGO
Feb 21, 2019
Beverly Maqueda #276 Honor Night - $30
   Lorraine Fazekas, WG Martha and
    Kathryn Flynn, WGB for the Christian Flag

Masonic Hall, Rt 541, Burlington 08016. Payable to Beverly Maqueda #276, mail to Jean McManus, Secretary. RSVP by Feb 7.

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
Nov 15, 2018
Grand Officers Night - Laurel Springs #227, District 37
CANCELED due to impending storm
Nov 16, 2018
Peace #98 - 100th Birthday Celebration - $38
Masonic Lodge, 1484 VanHouten Ave, Clifton 07013. Sliced Filet Mignon by Nightingale's. Chicken or Vegetarian availble. note with reservation. Payable to Peace Chapter, mail to Janet Wells, Sec'y by Nov 5.
Nov 18, 2018
OES Home 60th Birthday Celebration
111 Finderne Ave, Bridgewater 08807. Entertainment by Ambiance. Please RSVP by Nov 8 to 908-722-4140, Ext 3550
Dec 2, 2018
Spirit of Christmas First Reunion - $40
Pantagis Renaissance, 250 Park Ave, Scotch Plains 07076. Choice: Chick Francaise, Broiled Salmon, or Prime Rib. RSVP by Nov 19 to Karyn Visscher, PGO. Dues of $3.00 may be included.
Dec 4 - 7, 2018
Diana & Emil's Grand Representatives Trip to Oglebay & Wheeling
Dec 5, 2018
Grand Officers Night - Raritan #58, District 33
Masonic Hall, 120 Old Bridge Tpk, South River 08882.
Dec 13, 2018
Grand Floral - Gloria #159, District 35
Masonic Hall, 110 Rte 37 West, Toms River 08753
Dec 15, 2018
"Believe in Dreams" State Christmas Party - $40

Elements Resaurant, 635 Rte 72 Eastbound, Manahawkin 08050. Ham & Turkey Buffet w/all the trimmings, Appetizers, Salad, Dessert. RSVP by Dec 1st. Payable & Mail to Patricia Hoagland, GO.
Jan 6-18, 2019 Southern Caribbean Cruise on Anthem of the Seas
leave winter behind and join Lynn & Ken as they sail from Bayonne to the beautiful Caribbean - San Juan, St Maarten, Antiqua, St Lucia, Barbados, St Kitts & Nevis and a few leisure days on the sea. Contact Carole Moore, PGM for full details.
Feb 1, 2019
Grand Officers Night - Delaware #50, District 39
Masonic Hall, 400 Hillcrest Blvd, Philipsburg 08865
Feb 12, 2019
Grand Officers Night - Mountain View #205, District 31
Masonic Hall, 15 Hamburg Tpk, Pompton Lakes 07442
Feb 20, 2019
Grand Officers Night - Tilden #59, District 32
Masonic Hall, 404 Tenafly Rd, Tenafly 07670
Feb 26, 2019
Grand Officers Night - Morning Star #22, District 38
Masonic Hall, 3682 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square 08690
Mar 10-13, 2019 3 Day Get-A-Way to Woodloch Pines in Hawley, PA
Sunday Dinner - Wenesday Breakfast. Deluxe accomodations. 2 queen beds & pullout couch, private balcony facing lake, TV, free WiFi, indoor swimming, hot tub, fitness center, handicap accessable. Many day activities, nightly entertainment. $399 pp Double; $325pp Triple; $425pp Single. Deposit $125 payable to Voluntary Donations, mail to Carole Moore, PGM. For further info contact Carole.
Mar 14, 2019
Grand Floral - Beverly Maqueda #276, District 38
Masonic Hall, Rte 541 N, Burlington 08016
Mar 19, 2019
Grand Floral - Wall #143, District 34
Masonic Hall, 599 Church St, Spring Lake Heights 07762

Health Announcements

Nov 7, 2018 Mary Jane Lojewski, PGM
in a great deal of pain awaiting spinal surgery on Dec 7. Keep her in your prayers & send cards.
Nov 3, 2018 G. Dane Ewan, WP Monmouth #251
in hospital in need of prayers for healing.
Nov 2, 2018 Lisa O'Brien, PGO Bethlehem #40
was GR of CA 2015-2017. Recuperating from a mini stroke. Send prayers & cards.
Oct 28, 2018 Carl Milley, PGP & Wendy, PGO
Carl is is doing well recuperating from surgery on his neck. Wendy is facing surgery on her spine. Keep them both in your prayers and send good wishes.

Nov 6, 2018 Passing of brother of Shirley Walling, PGO Sirius #123
remember Shirley with cards & prayers at the loss of her brother. She was WG Marshal 2004-05
Nov 5, 2018 Passing of brother of Joanne Byrne, RWG Trustee
remember Joanne with prayers & cards at the loss of her brother.

Grand Chapter Announcements
  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 ?
there are Chapters in need. Contact a RWG Trustee - Jeannette Wallace, Joanne Byrne, or Sharon Rosequist
3 electric Signets available, contact Lynn Billingham, RWAGM
Five-point Altar with cushion available, contact RWG Secretary
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: at Grand Session, a 50yr pin & 60yr bar from Maryland belonging to Betty Miskelly, PGO of Shekinah #82

Good News
Lynn & Ken's Grand Representatives
2017-2018 Diana & Emil's Grand Representatives 
2016-2017 Diane & Bob'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
Nov 11, 2018
Districts #37 & #38  Breast Cancer Awareness Lunceon - $25
Vandy Hall at Camp Inawendiwin, Tabernacle 08088.  Good food and fun things planned. Payable to & mail to Susanne Wells, PGM. Indicate if you are a Breast Cancer Survivor. RSVP by Oct 28. Open seating; Tables of eight may be reserved.
Nov 17, 2018
Little Falls #224 Craft Vendor Show
contact Patti Rhinesmith, PGM or Kathy Flanagan, WM
Nov 17, 2018
Tuckerton #54  2nd Annual 50's Doo-Wop Dinner Dance - $40
GET READY TO ROCK & ROLL - Eagleswood Firehouse, 219 Railroad Ave, West Creek 08092. 50's themed dinner; music by Pat & Jan; Door Prizes; Dance Contests. Payable to Tuckerton #54. Contact Linda Aho, GR of Montana or Anna Tews, PGO.
Nov 24, 2018
Gloria #159 Vendor/Craft Fair
Masonic Lodge, Rte 37 W., Toms River 08753. Tables $20 each. Contact Emma Snook, WM
Dec 1, 2018
12 noon
Christmas Tea Bordentown #257 - $10
Masonic Hall, 121 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown 08505. Remember to bring your Special Teacup - a prize to the prettiest. Contact Joan Carslake, Sec'y.
General Information