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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. Any questions?  Please contact Jeannette Wallace, RWAG Conductress. Thank you for your help!

STAR JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 2019 edition is on site.
Go to HomePage.  Top menu/Information/Star Journal

Grand Chapter is seeking interested, qualified candidates to run for Right Worthy Grand Trustee!
Due to the change to Grand Chapter Law, there has not been an election for Right Worthy Grand Trustee in two years. The next election will take place at Grand Session in May 2020. We're asking that any interested Sisters make themselves known now to the Right Worthy Grand Secretary, so you may be afforded opportunities to serve on Grand Chapter Committees and get insight into the running of Grand Chapter. This does not obligate you to run - it gives you the chance to learn more and make an informed decision. Any questions, please contact the Grand Chapter Office. Signed Petitions for Right Worthy Grand Trustee will be due March 1, 2020.
Receptions/GO Honor Nights/District Meetings
Jan 18, 2020
District 34 Meeting - Pamela Lindson, WDD - $15
Masonic Lodge, 2 Dutch Lane Rd, Freehold 07728. Payable & mail to Pamela Lindson, WDD. RSVP by Jan 1, 2020.
RESCHEDULED TO FEB 29 at 4pm due to impending inclement weather
Jan 19, 2020
Atlas #99 Party Night
  Stephanie Bowen, WG Warder; Karyn Visscher, WDD #33;
    Patricia Affsa-Pydecki, GR of Bolivia;
      Roberta Russell, GR of Washington
Mastori's Diner, 144 US Hwy 130, Bordentown 08505. Choose your meal. Order & pay for what you would like. RSVP by Jan 5 to Diana Affsa, PGM to reserve your seat.
NOTE: there is a limited menu due to number in attendance
Jan 22, 2020
Dewey #155 Honor Night
   Dawn Freney, WG Fraternal Correspondent;
     Carole Enterkine, WG Private Secretary;
       James Hines. GR of Alberta
Masonic Lodge, 220 hiladelphia Ave, Egg Harbor City 08215. Limited Seating; Lite refreshments following. RSVP by Jan 15 to Linda Thibault, WM.
Jan 29, 2020
Shekinah #82 Honor Night - $10
   Jeannette Wallace, RWG Conductress
Masonic Lodge, 1317 Fairton Rd, Millville 08332. RSVP by Jan 15 to Pat Collins. Payable to Shekinah Chapter #82.
Jan 31, 2020
Raritan #58 Honor Night - $10  RESCHEDULED from Oct 16
   Alice B. Carter-Mead, GR of Alabama
      Geoffrey Bleich, GR of Idaho
Masonic Hall, 120 Old Bridge Trnpk, South River 08882. RSVP by Jan 15 to Elaine Stanton, PGO. Seating is limited.
Feb 1, 2020
District 31 Meeting - Jennifer Schiffrin, WDD - $18
Masonic Lodge, 24 Franklin Trnpk, Ramsey 07446. RSVP by Jan 18. Payable to Jennifer Schiffrin; mail to Robin Bernice, WM Stella #20.
Feb 13, 2020
Penns Grove #86 & Fairview #219 Reception - $30
   Geraldine Pohlig, WG Color Bearer
     Dawn Smith, WDD #37
Masonic Lodge, 187 W. Cohawkin Road, Clarksboro 08020. RSVP by Jan 31. Payable to Fairview #219, mail to Joan Smith, PGM.
Feb 15, 2020
District 35 Meeting - Jessica Walton, WDD - $20
Masonic Lodge, Rte 37W, Toms River 08755. RSVP by Jan 31. Payable & mail to Dawn Orner-Betts, GR of Iowa.
Feb 24, 2020
6pm Social
6:30 Dinner
Ocean City #83 Reception - $38
  Bonnie Horan, WG Adah; Virginia Dickinson, WDD #36
    Rita Germanio, GR of Minnesota
Mays Landing Country Club, 1855 Cates Rd, Mays Landing 08330. Roast Turkey Breast & Vegetables; (Pasta Primavera on request). RSVP by Feb 14 to Joan Narvell, AM.
Feb 29, 2020
District 34 Meeting - Pamela Lindson, WDD - $15
Masonic Lodge, 2 Dutch Lane Rd, Freehold 07728. Payable & mail to Pamela Lindson, WDD. RSVP by Feb 15, 2020.
If you were going Jan 18 and can't make new date OR if you now would like to attend, contact Pam Lindson.
Mar 7, 2020
Northern #38  Rosepinning of Daria Hamm, RWAGM - $48.50
Chandelier at Flanders Valley, 80 Pleasant Hill Rd., Flanders 07836. RSVP by Feb 21. Payable to Northern Chapter #38, Mail to Ann Wright, PGO.
Mar 14, 2020
District 37 Meeting - Dawn Smith, WDD - $20
   Homecoming of the Most Worthy Grand Patron
Masonic Lodge, 6926 Park Ave, Pennsauken 08109. RSVP by Feb 29. Payable & Mail to Diane Capel, PGM

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
Jan 16, 2020
Grand Floral - Laurel Springs #227
629 Stone Road, Laurel Springs 08021
 Rescheduled to Thurs, March 19
Jan 26, 2020
Believe in Dreams Winter Beach Party Reunion - $32
   Lynn & Ken Billingham, Jr PGM & PGP

Kristy's, 562 Rte 9, Waretown 08758.  Sausage&Peppers, Pulled Pok, BBQ Chicken, Salads, Dessert Mini Apple Caramel Crumb. Payable & mail to Patricia-Jo Hoagland, PGO. RSVP by Jan 5, 2020.
Feb 4, 2020
Grand Visitation NJ/PA Exchange Night
Signet Chapter #129, 6500 Tabor Rd, Philadelphia 19111 (at the Protestant Home Fellowship Hall). All Grand Officers - Please sign up with Carole Enterkine, WG Private Secretary
Feb 6, 2020
Grand Visitation NJ/DE Exchange Night - Penns Grove #86
330 Georgetown Road, Carneys Point 08069
All Grand Officers - Please sign up with Carole Enterkine, WG Private Secretary
Feb 7, 2020
Grand Floral - Bethlehem #40
692 East Bay Ave, Barnegat 08005
Feb 8, 2020
Burlington Lodge, 2308 Mt Holy Rd (Rt 541), Burlington 08016. Sandwiches, salads, soda, water provided. BYOB. Contact Karyn Visscher.
Feb 9, 2020
Social 2pm
Dinner 3pm
Rose & Anchor Reunion - $20
   JoAnn Bingenheimer, PGM & Don Robinson, PGP
Masonic Lodge, 15 Garden St, Mt Holly 08060. RSVP by Jan 31. Payable & Mail to Kathryn Flynn, PGO.  Dues may be included: $5 first year, $2 thereafter.
Feb 17, 2020
Grand Officer's Night - Ocean #214
599 Church St, Spring Lake Heights 07762
Feb 19, 2020
Grand Officer's Night - Bordentown #257
121 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown 08505
Feb 22, 2020
GRANJ Meeting
location TBA
Feb 23, 2020
Royal Grand Chauffeurs Party - $30 - EVERYONE WELCOME
Crescent Shrine, 700 Highland Drive, Westampton 08060.
join us for FUN, FELLOWSHIP, GAMES, PRIZES, and MORE! Catered by Mastoris.
Hot Buffet: Salad, Chicken Francaise, Roast Beef Au Jus, Penne Vodka, Red-skinned Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Dessert, Coffee, Tea. Cash Bar.
RSVP by Feb 8.  Payable & Mail to Isabella Cooper, PGO
Feb 25, 2020
Mountain View #205 Honor Stations Adah & Martha
15 Hamburg Trpk, Pompton Lakes 07442
Feb 28, 2020
Social 6-6:30pm
    Stage Front VIP Seating - $35

Crescent Shrine, 700 Highland Drive, Westampton 08060. Tables of 8-10 may be reserved.  Deli sandwiches & salads.  Payable to GC Voluntary Donations. RSVP by Feb 12, 2020.  Contact Paul Lojewski, PGO
March 8, 2020
Grow Hall, Masonic Home, 902 Jacksonville Rd, Burlington 08016. Bring your own cup, saucer & plate.  RSVP by Feb 22 to Judy & Dan Brown, Co-Chairs. Payable to GC Voluntary Donations.
Mar 19, 2020
Laurel Springs #227 Grand Floral
629 Stone Road, Laurel Springs 08021
March 26, 2020 Fly to Ireland with Norma & Dan
  Contact Jane Ann Farissier, PGM. See details on flyer
 Mar 26, 2020 pdf
Jan 15, 2021 Daria Hamm and her "Ship Mate" Cruise to Caribbean
9 Nights on Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas. Depart Miami, then Labadee, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, back to Miami. Balcony cabins from $1,169. Airfare & Hotel packages will be available. Deposit $500 per cabin, final due Oct 2020. Contact Diane Schmolze, PGM.

Health Announcements

Jan 16, 2020 Dan Brown, PGO Laurel Springs #227
in hospital for an infection. Please send prayers & cards.
Jan 16, 2020 Sharon Rosequist, RWG Trustee
has been ill at home, hoping to rejoin us soon. Please send prayers & cards.
Jan 16, 2020 Heather Earle, PGO Mt Holly #147
now home. Please send prayers & cards
Jan 16, 2020 Jacqueline Flynn, PGO  Beverly Maqueda #276
She is home and doing much better.  Please send prayers & cards.
Jan 11, 2020 Anne McQueen, PGO  Tilden #59
 Anne is home after hospital & rehab. David has had his health issue also. Please send payers & cards.
Jan 11, 2020 Laura Elko, WM Bethlehem #40
  Had emergency surgery and will be back home Sunday. Please send prayers & cards.
Jan 8, 2020 Darleen Kinsey Fairview #219
   daughter of Ella Kovash, PGM. Darleen has been in hospital a few days, not sure when she will be released. Contact Ella or the Chapter Sec'y for address.
Jan 4, 2020 Rita Birne, PGM
she is a bit under the weather and got news her son is very ill. Please send prayers & cards.

Jan 11, 2020 passing of Beverly Myles, PGO Tilden #59
(nee Allen), age 88, of West Chester, PA, passed away peacefully on Jan 6, with her family by her side.  Born in Englewood, NJ, she was the daughter of Lester Milton, Sr. and Vera May (nee Barrett) Allen.   Beverly was a graduate of Closter High School.  She was employed in the Banking and Finance industry for many years.  Beverly’s most cherished times were being with her precious family and her loving pet dog, Rosie.  She also enjoyed reading and loved her church, the United Church of Christ in East Goshen.  She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in NJ and was a former member of Temple Assembly, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls in NJ.   Beverly was predeceased by husbands, Roy William Garlisch and Lindley Paynter Myles.  She was the loving mother of Roy William Garlisch, Jr. and Bonnie Lee Garlisch Jackson; the devoted grandmother of Amanda Garlisch Watkins, Brianna Garlisch, Christopher Allen Jackson and Andrew David Jackson; and the great-grandmother of Piper Watkins and Mackenzie Watkins.  She is also survived by her dear brother, Lester Milton Allen, Jr. and his wife, Claire Lichtenberger Allen, and her faithful pet dog, Rosie. She was also predeceased by her dear friend and companion, George Davis.   Relatives and friends are invited to her Visitation 10:30-11:30am, Sat, Feb 1 at United Church of Christ East Goshen, 1201 N Chester Rd, West Chester, PA 19380.
Jan 8, 2020 passing of Royce Robinson, GR of Texas
 member of Keystone #69 and Dewey #155. He is survived by daughters Karen Katz, Michelle Mitchell and son Joseph Robinson; his 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Kathleen M. Robinson.
A Memorial and OES service will be held at a later time.
Dec 30, 2019 passing of Ruth F. Schulze, PGO wife of Bob Schulze, PGP
member of Tilden #59; age 89, passed away peacefully at her home in Upper Saddle River. Ruth was born in Union City and lived in Franklin Lakes for 33 years before moving to Montvale where she resided for 14 years. Ruth worked as a legal secretary and administrative assistant before retiring to become a full-time grandmother. She was an active member for 60 years, PM of her chapter; WDD #2 1984-85; GR of SC 2005-07.
She is survived by her husband, Robert T. Schulze, daughter, Ruth J. Schulze, son-in-law, Timothy Cross, and grand-daughters, Nicole, Laura, and Courtney Cross. She is pre-deceased by her parents, Emily and Frank Meisse, and her sister, Gloria. The family will receive friends on Fri, Jan 3rd, 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff. OES service at 7:30pm. A Funeral Service will be celebrated on Sat, Jan 4th at 10:30am at Trinity Episcopal Church, 55 George St., Allendale. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, 234 Paramus Rd., Paramus. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth's memory can be made to the New Jersey Eastern Star Nursing Home Inc., Endowment Fund or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Grand Chapter Announcements
  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

Affsa/Affsa - 10 Books
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 castle charm from a bracelet at 38th Dist Mtg on 12/14 by area of WDDs & GRs. Contact Anita Cole, WDD 38

a white jacket in GRs section at Grand Session

a pair of glasses left on the podium at Grand Session (contact Patti Rhinesmith)


Good News
2019-2020 Norma & Dan's Grand Representatives
Lynn & Ken's Grand Representatives
2017-2018 Diana & Emil's Grand Representatives 
Chapter & District Fundraisers
April 8, 2020 Fairview #219 Bus Trip to see "Esther" at Sight & Sound - $135
  includes a meal. Deposit of $25 for reservation. Leaving from SCUCS, Audubon at 9:30am and return 8pm. Payable to Joan G. Smith. Contact Joan with questions
April 25, 2020 Keystone #69 Trip to see "Esther" at Sight & Sound - $145
  includes bus, family style lunch at Hershey Farms, entry to 3pm show. 2 pickup locations - Linwood 9am and Hammonton about 9:30am. Contact Barbara Juniewicz, PGO
Nov 4, 2020 Haddonfield #140 Trip to see "Esther" at Sight & Sound
  lunch at Shady Maple. Contact Joanne Parsels, PGM
  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
General Information