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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.

see the newest edition Feb 2017 STAR JOURNAL under "Information" link.
 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!
Charity Foundation President Candace Walling - correct contact info can be found listed as WM of Morning Star #22/District 38
Receptions/District Meetings
Mar 25, 2017

District 37 Meeting & Homecoming of Diane S Capel, MWGM - $35
Fellowship Center, 1114 Oxmead Rd, Burlington 08016. Payable to 37th District Meeting; mail to Francine Zioance, WDD by Mar 10.
Meal choice: Turkey w/stuffing; Top Sirloin; Stuffed Tilapia Florentine; or Pasta Primavera. Please note any dietary needs


Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
Apr 30, 2017

Patti & Carl's Winter Wonderland 5th Reunion
Musconetcong Lodge, Rte 46 & Internation Dr S, Budd Lake 07828. RSVP by Apr15.  Dinner $20, Dues $2 payable to Joanne Byrne, mail to Betty Robinson, PGO
May 22-25

May 22  6pm

May 23  Noon

May 24  Noon
GRAND SESSION 2017 - Bally's Hotel Atlantic City
 Price of rooms $65 + taxes for Single and Double. Call 888-516-2215 - Order of Eastern Star group code "SB05EA7"
      Proper attire is required for admittance to Grand Session. Jeans or shorts will not be permitted.

  Meal Plan - 3 Options.  Payable to Grand Chapter, mail to GC Office, Patti Rhinesmith, 111 Finderne Ave, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
     Option ONE: 3 Breakfasts (Tue,Wed,Thur), 2 Dinners (Tue,Wed) - $160
     Option TWO:  2 Dinners (Tue, Wed) - $90
     Option THREE:  3 Breakfasts (Tue, Wed,Thur) - $80

Membership Dinner Honoring 50+ Members
; Entertainment Tommy Zito.  $50 payable to Grand Chapter, mail to Norma Hines, RWAGC - RSVP 5/12/17

51st Annual State Secretaries & Treasurers Club Luncheon - $30; $32 with Annual Dues. Payable to & Mail to Michele Hess, PGM - RSVP 5/1/17

"Reflectors" Grand Representatives Luncheon - $40  payable to The Reflectors, mail to Shirley Snyder, PGR Arizona - RSVP 4/20/17

May 23, 2017 GRAND SESSION PHOTO SCHEDULE Tuesday 6:30pm
Scholarship recipients; Hostesses & Hosts; Grand Line Pages; State Chairpersons; Rainbow; Demolay; Armarath; Grand Master; Potentates; Past Grand Matrons & Past Grand Patrons are the last for pictures
Jun 15, 2017 Diana & Emil's Golf Outing
Gambler Ride Golf Club, 121 Burlington Path Rd, Cream Ridge 08514.
12:30pm Shotgun Start, Scramble Format, Picnic to follow.
       Golf & Picnic - $90     -     Non-golfers Picnic only - $25
Hole Sponsor $25 --- What Hole number?   Payable & mail to David Wack, PGP


Health Announcements

Mar 15, 2017 Helen Freney, GR of Idaho  - Dewey #155
Prayers and cards. She is on bedrest and a bodybrace after an injury to her back.

Mar 7, 2017 passing of Dorothy Fink, PGO  Atlas #99
GR of Rhode Island(90-92); WDD #14(95-96); Frat Corres(07-08). A Memorial at a later date. Family requests donations in her memory may be made to the NJ Eastern Star Home of NJ, Inc.
Apr 1, 2017

Celebration of Life - Charlie Levering, PGO
A Celebration of Charles’ Life will be held on April 1, 2017 at Mt. Holly Masonic Lodge, 15 Garden St., Mt. Holly at 2pm. All who knew “Charlie”, even if only by chance, are welcome to attend. The Family asks you to bring your memories and stay for refreshments.
Charles “Charlie” Raymond Levering, Sr. 80 years. Son of Raymond C. and LaRhedaa (Hunter) Levering passed away peacefully on Sunday February 12 th 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Charlie was born in Wildwood, NJ and served 4 years in the US Air Force. He was employed by the US Postal Service for 35 years, retiring in 1993. He enjoyed family outings, fishing, camping, traveling and cross stitch. Charlie was proud of having visited all 50 states. Charlie served as Past Master of Mount Holly Lodge #14 F&AM, the Shriners, Consistory, Scottish Rite, and the Knights Templar. Charlie also served as Past Patron and Past Grand Officer for Mt. Holly Chapter #147, OES of NJ. Charlie was preceded in death by sisters Joan Snyder, Pauline (Pat) Stow, and brother Edwin H. Levering. He is survived by his Loving wife of 52 years, Frances T. Levering, his sisters Marie Gittle, Dorothy Forrest, Rae Forrest and Barbara Witte, his children Frances & James Smith, Chett & Debra Levering, F. William & Heather Levering, LaRhedaa Bowman, Charles & Altha Levering, Danielle & Clifford Wood, Edwin & Kimberly Levering, 26 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, numerous nieces & nephews, other family and many friends.

Grand Chapter Announcements
Jan 13, 2017  Grand Choir Rehearsals for Grand Session
Somerset Presbyterian Church 100 JFK Boulevard - Somerset, NJ 08873 The rehearsal dates are as follows:
SUNDAY -- March 12  &  26  --  3  PM
SATURDAY --  April  2  -- 3 PM
(SATURDAY --   May 20  --   if needed!!!!)
                      Contact Mary Jane Lojewski, PGM
Dec 6, 2016 Revised 2015 Rituals are available - $15 + tax = $16.03
Order through your Chapter secretary
2016-17 Voluntary Donations Chairmen Joanne & Bernie Byrne of Mt View #205
Donations payable to GC Voluntary Donations and mailed to Joanne & Bernie
  Looking for excess Paraphernalia/Flags/Poles ?
there are Chapters in need. Contact a RWG Trustee - Rosalinda, Daria, or Jeannette
3 electric Signets available, contact Lynn Billingham, RWGC

Starlight #107 paraphernalia - many items
Ballot box; Conductress pointers; Sheaf of Wheat; Electa Cup; Ruth Banners; Chaplain Stole; Crown & Scepter; Flagpole Topper fot Christian flag; Flag pole stand; Altar cloth. Contact Sharon Rosequist, PGO
  Proceedings available - Books $28, CDs $15
Bingenheimer/Robinson - 3 Books, 3 CD's
McGinley/Costello - 3 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
* at the GR Lunch 10/1 a Red, white & blue Umbrella and a Tan Raincoat with plaid lining.  Call Kathy Flynn, WG Warder


Good News
2017-2018 Diana D. Affsa's Choices 
2016-2017 Diane & Bob's Grand Representatives

2015-2016 JoAnn & Don's Grand Representatives

Chapter & District Fundraisers
Mar 26, 2017
Sirius #123 Spring Tea - $10
Masonic Hall, 192 Main St, Matawan 07747.  Contact Elsie VanDusen, PGO
Mar 26, 2017
Eclipse #226 District-wide Spring Fling Luncheon - Surprizes & Fun - $30
Masonic Hall, 321 Second Ave, Lynhurst 07071.  Checks payable to Linda Kaplarczuk, WM.  All are welcome to support this event.
ongoing Morning Star #22 selling Polo Shirts in 5 Star Point colors until May 2017
logo is Eastern Star emblem with "OES of NJ" - no names or chapters. Payable to Morning Star #22 at time of order.
Ladies  S to 2X - $29 each        3X to 4X - $34 each
Mens  S to 2X - $29 each        3X to 10X - $34 each
Mail check & all info to Candace Walling, WM
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