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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
the Offering, Sale, or Recommendation of Insurance of any kind is not advocated by the Order of the Eastern Star of NJ.

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. 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.
SONG of the YEAR in Official List Book is missing a line. Please see link under Information for correct version.
Receptions/District Meetings
Nov 18, 2017
12 Noon
District 39 Meeting - $15   Ruth Ann Hoyt, WDD
Masonic Lodge, Rt 46 & International Dr., Budd Lake 07828. Payable to & mail to Linda Pettenger, PGO by Nov 4
Please Note: all PGMs & PGPs are guests, we apologize for the oversight.
Nov 30, 2017
Honor Night Dewey #155 - $15
   Norma Hines, RWGC; Dawn Freney, WG Esther;
 Carole Enterkine, WDD #36; Helen Freney, GR of Idaho

Masonic Lodge, 220 Philadelphia Ave, Egg Harbor City 08215. Payable to Dewey Chapter, mail to Michele Hess, PGM by Nov 24.
Dec 5, 2017
Honor Night Naomi #28
   Cheryl Butler, WDD #32; Cheryl Dearborn, GR of RI; Carol Feiler, GR of PA
Masonic Lodge, 129 Main St (corner of Hobart), Ridgefield Park 07660. Refreshments following. Please RSVP to Carole Moore, PGM.

Dec 7, 2017
Reception Emmaus #183 - $25
   Lizette Priliszh, WDD #33; Norman Sloan, GR of Alberta
Masonic Lodge, 1912 Morris Ave, Union 07083. Payable to Emmaus #183, mail to Jacki Mabey, PGO. RSVP by Nov 25. After Nov 25 send $30
Jan 31, 2018
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

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
Nov 19, 2017
Eastern Star Home Birthday - Grand Visitation
111 Finderne Ave, Bridgewater  08807
Dec 1, 2017
Grand Floral at Pearl Chapter #79
20 Thompson Ave, Dover  07081
Dec 3, 2017
Christmas Cantata, an afternoon of beautiful music
   Somerset Presbyterian Church, 100 JFK Blvd, Somerset 08873
Do you love to sing?  See schedule for rehearsals below
Dec 9, 2017
Social 7pm
Dinner 7:30pm
Spirit of Christmas "Snow Ball" - $50
   Holiday Inn, 195 Davidson Ave, Somerset 08873
new name FairBridge Hotel and Conference Center. If you wish to reserve a room - 732-584-4611. Questions? please call Michele Hess, PGM
Evening of fun & sociability. Music by "All Tuned Up", photo opportunity, lots of surprises. Payable to GC Voluntary Donations, mail to Michele Hess, PGM by Nov 30.

Requesting support of this event by purchasing an AD in commemorative book for advertising, In Honor Of, In Memory Of, and any other Good Reason.

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.
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

Nov 16, 2017 Phyllis Bowman, PGM of Delaware, Member Penns Grove #86
she is doing much better, and will be going to rehab. Please keep her in your prayers. It is recommended to send cards to her home.

Nov 10, 2017 passing of Joan Mancill, PGO  Collingswood #150
It is with great sadness that we share that we have severed a beloved link of our Eastern Star.  Sister Joan Mancill went to meet her Lord early this morning, Nov 10th.  Our dear sister had made her peace and passed quietly at home, and her loss is deeply felt by her daughter Sharon, son Bruce, granddaughter Addison, as well each of us who knew her.
Cards may be sent to the Family home address.
 Viewing will be Tues, Nov 14, 6:30pm–8: 30pm; Wed 8:45am–9:45am at Earle Funeral Home, 122 W. Church St., Blackwood 08012. An OES service will take place Tues at 7:00pm. Please note that Fairview Chapter’s Official Visit has a delayed opening time of 8:15 to accommodate those who wish to attend the Viewing before their meeting.
Funeral will follow Wed 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 E. Clements Bridge Rd, Runnemede 08078. Joan’s family would appreciate flowers, or contributions in her memory to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105 Danvers, MA 01923. Condolences may be shared at earlefuneralhome.com
Nov 2, 2017 passing of David E. Gaehring, PGP 1982-83
age 97 of Woodstown, formerly of Pedricktown. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Charles R. & Emma L. (Dietz) Gaehring. David was a graduate of Northeast High School in Philadelphia and a US Navy veteran of WWII. He worked for the Dept of Defense at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in the Planning & Estimating Division for over 30 years, retiring in 1968. During his service at the naval yard, he was involved in the initial construction of the USS New Jersey battleship. He was a PGP 1982-81, a member of Elmer Masonic Lodge, and a member of Consistory and Shrine. David traveled extensively all over the world. He enjoyed working on his construction projects in his wood and metal shop at home, he enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles with his buddies at Friends Village, and when he was younger, he enjoyed playing the trumpet along with his brothers as the "Temple Trumpeters." David is survived by his daughter, Linda (Ron) Amme; his sons, David P. (Donna) Gaehring and William R. (Trudy) Gaehring; his daughter, Nancy Gaehring; six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife of 47 years, Adeline M. Robinson (his MWGM); his second wife of 22 years, Mildred Dawson; and his siblings, Ruth, Paul, and Charles.
Funeral services were held on Thurs, Nov 9 at H.T. Layton Funeral Home, Woodstown. Burial followed the funeral service in Woodbury Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in David's memory may be made to OES Charity Foundation Scholarship Fund, c/o JoAnn Bigenheimer, PGM

Grand Chapter Announcements
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

Nov 12,19,26

Do you love to sing? Come join the OES Grand Choir
we are always looking for new members. Rehearsals for the Christmas Cantata are dates posted at Somerset Pres. Church, 100 JFK Blvd, Somerset 08873.
Contact Choir Director Mary Jane Lojewski, PGM
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.
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

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
Nov 25, 2017
Little Falls #224  Breakfast with Santa  - $15 for the family
Masonic Lodge, 14 Lincoln Ave, Little Falls 07424. Santa is Les Jamerson. Contact chapter sec'y
Dec 2, 2017
11am - 2pm
Mountain View #205 Soup & Build Your Sandwich - $12
Genesis Lodge, 15 Hamburg Trnpk, Pompton Lakes 07442.
After you have shopped at the mall until you have dropped, or if you need a break from the mall to regroup and regain your momentum, please come out and join us for soup, sandwiches, friendly smiles and warm laughter.  Contact Kim Wendowski, GR of IN
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