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the Offering, Sale, or Recommendation of Insurance of any kind is not advocated by the Order of the Eastern Star of NJ.
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Do you need the services of a Notary? 
Patti Rhinesmith, RWG Secretary can help you with that.
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 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, RWGT. Thank you for your help!
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Past Matrons & Past Patrons Assoc, Inc
APROVED By-Laws at the drop-down menu "Information"
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STAR JOURNAL March 2018 edition is on site. Go to HomePage.  Top menu/Information/Star Journal
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APPROVED CHANGES ACTED UPON AT GRAND SESSION May 2018
ProposedChanges_LRR_2018.pdf
 
Receptions/GO Honor Nights/District Meetings
Sep 29, 2018
1:00pm
Morning Star #22 Joint Reception - $45
Lynn C. Billingham, MWGM & Kenneth H. Billingham, MWGP

The Stone Terrace, 2275 Kuser Rd, Hamilton Twp 08610. Chicken Francaise - Vegan selection on Request. Payable to MorningStar #22, mail to Jennifer Bonelli by Sep 19th.
 

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
Jun 16, 2018
Postponed
PM & PP Assoc has been postponed to July.
       Date to be announced


 
July 15, 2018
3pm - ??
Diana & Emil's "Bubba's Christmas in July Party"
the Visscher House, 18 Park Way, Morris Plains 07950. Fun, Food, Bring the Family. Contact Karyn Visscher, PGO.  $20 per person
 
Jul 18, 2018
1-4pm
Everyone Invited to Summer Get-Together - $30
         with Rita, PGM & Gene, PGP (2000-2001)

Captain's Inn, 304 East Lacey Road, Forked River 08731. Menu: Penne w/vodka sauce, Asian salad, Choice: Broil Seafood Combo, Petite steak, Lime Tequila Chicken, Salmon. Cheesecake, Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea. RSVP by Jul 14th. Payable & mail to Rita M. Birne, PGM
 
Jul 29 -
Aug 2, 2018
Bus Trip to Vermont to benefit OES Home
leaving from Elmwood Park by 10am. Four night stay at Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee VT. 4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners included.  Many planned activities at the resort incl pontoon boat ride. Also, a cruise on Squam Lake (On Golden Pond fame); visit King Arthur Flour Company; visit St. Johnsbury The Dog Chapel & Gallery; visit Vermont Country Store.
$850 per person double occupancy paid by May 15, payable to Theresa Casper. Contact Theresa immediately to get your name on the list.
 
Oct 7, 2018
Social 3pm
Dinnerr 4pm
Key to Success Club Reunion - $30
Masonic Lodge, 120 Old Bridge Trnpk, South River 08882. Payable to & mail to Lisa Biczi, (WDD #33 2014-15)
 
Oct 14, 2018
Social 2pm
Dinner 3pm
Celebrate the Seasons 5th Reunion
Mastori's Restaurant, Rte 130, Bordentowm 08505. Open menu, individual checks. RSVP by Oct 8th to Carol Donohue (WDD #31 2013-14). Dues $5 payable to Celebrate Seasons Club, mail to Carol Donohue
 
Oct  25 - Nov 2
2018
49th Triennial Assembly, Orlando FL
Lorraine Altimus, PGO has info packets for those interested.
Emailed info available from Lorraine or Gail Naia
 
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.
 

Health Announcements

June 13, 2018 Bert Kovash, WP Raritan #58
message from Ella........Bert has been moved to JFK Hospital Brain Trauma Center and is improving. We thank every one for the cards and prayers. He does have a ways to go but is improving every day.
Thank you Ella
Keep them both in your prayers.
 
Jun 11, 2018 Linda Pettenger, PGO  President of PM&PP Assoc.
recovering from back surgery. Keep her in your thought & prayers.
 
Jun 1, 2018 Diane Schmolze, PGM
her surgery took 5 hours and she is doing well.  Because they went in through the front of her throat, they donít want her talking.  Please text her, email her, but donít call her right now.  Please keep Diane in your thoughts and prayers.  Cards can be sent to her home.
 
   

Sorrow
Jun 9, 2018 Deborah Morrison, PGO Gloria #159
   Grand Representative of Arkansas 2016-2018

Debbie, 67, died in her home on June 1, in Beachwood after a year-long battle with lung cancer. Born in Lawrence, MA to Gordon and Irene Morrison, Debbie moved to NJ as a child. She settled in Ocean County in 1973, where she married and brought two children into the world. After graduating from the New York Institute of Finance, she worked as a Financial Advisor for 25 years. In 1984 Debbie met Matthew Burstein, who preceded her in death in 2007. Throughout her life, Debbie enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed nature, animals of all kinds (especially dogs), gardening, traveling, and her membership with the Gloria Chapter of the Eastern Star. Debbie was truly one-of-a-kind and will be dearly missed. She is survived by her daughter Natalie (Alex) Bowers, of Wenham, MA; her son Vito (Cate) Galluccio of Robbinsville, NJ; her sister, Donna Miele-Morrison, and her brother Robert (Bernadette) Morrison. She'll be lovingly remembered by her four grandchildren, Vivian, Charlotte, Beatrice and Arthur. A private memorial service will take place Saturday, June 9, at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, Toms River. Viewing was from 2-5pm with an Eastern Star Service at 2:45pm and the Funeral Ceremony and Eulogy's from 5-6pm. Donations made to: Catholic Charities Fixit Program, 200 Monmouth Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701.
 
Jun 4, 2018 Joseph Pelczar, PP
Keep Fay Ann and family in your thoughts & prayers.
Joseph "Poppa Joe" Pelczar Jr. 81 of Clifton died Wed, May 9th.
Born in Passaic, he resided in Clifton over 70 years. Joe worked as a truck driver before becoming the mechanic for the Township of Cedar Grove retiring in 2002 after 25 years of service. He is a U.S. Navy Veteran and attended the Wallington Presbyterian Church. Joe is a 51 year member of the Masonic Fraternity serving as a Grand Chaplain in 2004, and a Past Master of Hamilton Wallace Lodge in Paterson before becoming a member of Clifton Masonic Lodge. He is a Past Patron and 45 year member of Peace Chapter #98 OES, a member of Paterson Valley Forest #33 TCL, the Bergen County Courthouse Square Club and the Valley of Northern NJ Scottish Rite. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years , FayAnn, by a daughter, Diann Havel and husband, Richard of Franklin, by a son, Joseph P. III and wife, Cynthia of Chester, and by two grandsons, Jason Havel and Joseph J. Pelczar IV.
Funeral was May 15th at the Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton, NJ followed by burial at Cresthaven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations to the Wallington Presbyterian Church, 9 Bond Street, Wallington, NJ 07057.
  

Grand Chapter Announcements
2017-2018
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
https://pamperedchef.com/go/NJOESSpring2018
all proceeds to benefit the MWGM's project. For info contact Elaine Dukin or Elaine Stanton or Stephanie Bowen, PGO (PC consultant)
 
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. 
 
  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

Capel/Parsons - 10 CD's
Bingenheimer/Robinson - 5 CD's
McGinley/Costello - 5 CD's 

 
  LOST & FOUND - please contact the WG Marshal
FOUND: 
LOST: at Grand Session, a 50yr pin & 60yr bar from Maryland belonging to Betty Miskelly, PGO of Shekinah #82


Good News
2018-2019
Lynn & Ken's Grand Representatives
 
2017-2018 Diana & Emil's Grand Representatives 
 
2016-2017 Diane & Bob's Grand Representatives

 
   
Chapter & District Fundraisers
June 2018 Bethlehem #40 Hand Painted OES Tote Bags - $40

BethlehemTote.pdf
 
Jul 10, 2018
7pm
Tuckerton #54 Movie Under the Stars - Mama Mia - $20
Home of WM JoAnn Bingenheimer, PGM. Includes Hot Dog, Chips, Drink from "Relish the Dog" Food Truck. Other items also available at a cost. Bring a chair or blanket for your viewing pleasure.
Payable to JoAnn Bingenheimer.  Mail RSVP by Jun 18.
 
Jul 18, 2018
6:30pm
Dewey #155 Christmas in July - Ultimate Girls Night Out - $25
Wine & Unwind at the Vineyard Art Studio and create your very own personalized Ornament (choice from 3 designs). Complimentary Wine, Cheese & Crackers.
359 St. Louis Ave, Egg Harbor 08215. RSVP by 7/11 to Norma Hines
 
Aug 4, 2018
8am - 2pm

set-up Aug 3
Shekinah #82  3rd Annual Vendor/Yard Sale
1317 Fairton Road, Millville 08332. Indoor, Air-conditioned event. Rain or shine.
VENDORS WANTED. Contact Rose Tesoroni, GR of Italy.
Outside spaces available - provide your own tables.
 
   
General Information