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Editor's Notes

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!
Receptions/District Meetings
Sep 9, 2017

Reception Atlas #99  -  $45
   Diana D. Affsa, MWGM & Emil Affsa, MWGP
The Grand Marquis, 1550 Rte 9 South, Old Bridge 08857. Payable to
Atlas #99, mail to Mary Jane Lojewski, PGM.  RSVP by Sep 1st.
No refunds after RSVP deadline.  Include Name, Title, Chapter, District, Phone, Email

Sep 23, 2017
12 Noon
District #32 Meeting - $15      Cheryl Butler, WDD
Masonic Hall, 175 Chestnut St, Nutley 07110. Payable to & mail to Cheryl Butler by Sep 15th.  Limited seating.
Sep 30, 2017
12 Noon
District #37 Meeting - $18      Judy Brown, WDD
Masonic Lodge, 6926 park Ave, Pennsauken 08110. Payable to 37 District 2017-18, mail to Judy Brown by Sep 20.

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
Jul 19, 2017
Rita & Gene's Summer Get-Together - $30
 a "Fun"raiser not a "Fund"raiser.  The Captain's Inn, 304 East Lacey Road, Forked River 08731. Choice: Broiled Seafood Combo; Petite Steak; Orange Tequila Chicken; or Salmon. Payable and mail to Rita Birne, PGM by Jul 14
Sep 15, 2017
Past Matrons & Past Patrons Assoc, Inc State Project
   An Evening of Entertainment featuring our own Sister Janice Harrison-Aikens, WM Alpha #288
24 Rector St., Newark 07102.  $30 Dinner incl - payable to PM & PP Assoc, mail to Carol A. Johnson, GO President by Sep 8, 2017
Free parking across street with an attendant.
If you cannot attend, a donation to this cause is greatly appreciated.
Oct 17-20, 2017 Freedom Trail to Boston by Senior Tours
the Best of Boston, Coastal Gloucester, "Old Ironsides", Old North Church, Fanneuil Hall, Quincey Market, and more. Senior Tours "extras" - cocktails, snacks, soft drinks, juices with escort on board; videos, games, good times.  3 Dinners, 3 Breakfasts. Incl all taxes, tips to hotel & restaurant staff, luggage transfers & more.
Per person rate: Single $898; Double $779; Triple/Quad $753. Send $100pp Deposit to: Seniortours, Inc, 508 Irvington Road, Drexel, PA 19026. State your name, address, phone, email, "Eastern Star Oct 17-20 Freedom Trail to Boston". You will receive confirmation at our address.
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.

Health Announcements

June 22, 2017 Diane D Schmolze, PGM - update
message from Debbie LeDoux...
Diane is in a lot of pain right now and is having difficulty sleeping and getting around.  PLEASE DO NOT CALL, TEXT OR EMAIL HER RIGHT NOW.  Diane's husband, Ken, has turned off her phone and taken away her laptop.  She needs rest right now.  Please send her a card, the funnier the better.  The good news is that she no longer has pain in her arms and hands.  The strength is returning to her arms and hands.  When she is ready to receive calls, texts, and emails I will let you know.  Please keep Diane and her husband in your thoughts and prayers.  Hope to see you all soon.   In Star Love, Debbie
Jun 22, 2017 Rosalinda Frascati, PGO - update
recuperating and resting after surgery. please send prayers & cards
Jun 22, 2017 Debbie Morrison, GR of Arkansas - update
Debbie is undergoing chemo for lund cancer. Still no memory of what has happened.  She has a long road ahead. Currently at U of Penn Hospital.


Grand Chapter Announcements
Dec 6, 2016 Revised 2015 Rituals are available - $15 + tax = $16.03
Order through your Chapter secretary
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

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, RWGT
  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

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
Sep 16, 2017
Tuckerton #54 - 50's Doo Wop Dinner Dance - $40
      put on your poodle skirts & penny loafers and get ready to Rock n Roll
Eagleswood Firehouse, 219 Railroad Ave, West Creek 08092. 50's themed dinner by Blue Collar Catering; music by Pat & Jan. Contact Linda Aho, WM or Anna Tews, GR of GA
Sep 16 & 17, 2017 Shekinah #82 Crop 'til you Drop!  $50 Saturday - $65 two days
             Sat, Sep 16, 8am - 10pm   /   Sun, Sep 17, 8am - 5pm
Saturday incl Beverages, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sunday incl Coffee, Tea, Water & Menus
Vendors, Make & Takes, Card Making and More.  Croppers Table - who do you want to sit with?   Payable to Shekinah Chapter, mail to Betty Miskelly, PGO. Incl Name, Address, Phone, Email. Space limited - RSVP ASAP.
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