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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 Connductress. Thank you for your help!

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Receptions/GO Honor Nights/District Meetings
Feb 22, 2019
Atlas #99 Honor Night - $10
    Patricia Ledger, WG Warder and Marion Puglisi, GR of KY

Masonic Lodge, 1011 Central Ave, Westfield 07090. Only mail
RSVP before Feb 12
to Diana Affsa, PGM, payable to Atlas #99. Limited seating.
Feb 27, 2019
Shekinah #82 Ice Cream Social Honor Night for
    Jeannette Wallace, RWAG Conductress
being combined with recognition of RWG Conductress Daria Hamm
RSVP by Feb 24 - Cost $10 payable to Shekinah #82, contact Barbara Juniewicz, WM.
If you made reservation for Jan 30 and cannot attend new date, contact Barbara for refund.
If you can now attend, please notify Barbara by 24th.
In lieu of gifts, Jeannette wishes donations to NJ Veterans Memorial Home/Activity Fund, 524 North West Blvd, Vineland 08360-2895
Mar 9, 2019
3pm Social
4pm Dinner
Reception & Rosepinning Dewey #155 - $40
   Norma J. Hines, RWAGM will reveal who is behind the mask

Frog Rock Country Club, 420 Boyer Ave, Hammonton 08037.  Payable to Dewey #155, mail to Linda Thibault, PGO. RSVP by Mar 2.
Please Note: date on mailed invite is incorrect.
Mar 16, 2019 District 33 Meeting, Lizette Priliszh WDD - $25
Masonic Lodge, 1912 Morris Ave, Union 07083. Payable & mail to Lizette Priliszh, WDD. RSVP by Mar 8.
Due to parade, coming from the South, use these directions: exit 139A, merge onto Chestnut St, go 2 blocks & turn left; go to Stop sign, turn left (Selfmaster), Take this out, road curves to right, go to light, turn right, Lodge is on right.
Mar 23, 2019
District 38 Meeting, Bettye Young WDD - $25
    and Homecoming of the MWGM & MWGP

Masonic Lodge, 2308 Mt Holly Rd, Burlington 08016.  Hot Buffet Lunch. RSVP by Mar 15 to Cathy Fusaro, GR of MO (has new address)

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
Feb 23, 2019
GRANJ Meeting & Luncheon - $15
Masonic Lodge, Route 541 North, Burlington 08016. Payable to GRANJ, mail to 2nd Vice President Susan Whitty, PGO by Feb 17.  Dues of $5 may be included.
Feb 26, 2019
Grand Officers Night - Morning Star #22, District 38
Masonic Hall, 3682 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square 08690
Mar 2, 2019
Past Matrons & Past Patrons Assoc., Inc
    Luncheon & Meeting of Board of Directors & Governors
OES Home, 111 Finderne Ave, Bridgewater 08807. Lunch is $10 payable to PMs & PPs Assoc, Inc and mail to Michele Hess, PGM, Secretary
Mar 4, 2019
Grand Officers Night - Laurel Springs #227 & Athene #201, District 37
at Laurel Masonic Lodge, Stone Rd & Atlantic Ave, Laurel Springs 08021.
There will be a dinner at 6:30 before the Chapters unite under both Charters, they will open a special meeting to witness the Grand Officers do their ritual work. This is open to all members of the OES of NJ to attend.
Please RSVP to Candy Moore, WM & GR of TN, see list book for contact information.
Mar 6, 2019
Grand Officers Night - Tilden #59, District 32
Masonic Hall, 404 Tenafly Rd, Tenafly 07670
Mar 10-13, 2019 3 Day Get-A-Way to Woodloch Pines in Hawley, PA
Sunday Dinner - Wenesday Breakfast. Deluxe accomodations. 2 queen beds & pullout couch, private balcony facing lake, TV, free WiFi, indoor swimming, hot tub, fitness center, handicap accessable. Many day activities, nightly entertainment. $399 pp Double; $325pp Triple; $425pp Single. Deposit $125 payable to Voluntary Donations, mail to Carole Moore, PGM. For further info contact Carole.
Mar 14, 2019
Grand Floral - Beverly Maqueda #276, District 38
Masonic Hall, Rte 541 N, Burlington 08016
Mar 17, 2019
Social 2pm
Dinner 3pm
6th Reunion Circle of Friends Year 2012-13 / $20 - All are  Welcome
   Carole Moore, PGM & David Wack, PGP; Hosted by 39th District
Masonic Lodge, Ridge Rd & Dennis St, High Bridge 08829. Come enjoy Salad, Sheppard's Pie, Irish Soda Bread & Dessert.  RSVP by Mar 10. Payable & Mail to Carole Moore, PGM.  Dues of $2 may be included.
Mar 19, 2019
Grand Floral - Wall #143, District 34
Masonic Hall, 599 Church St, Spring Lake Heights 07762
May 4, 2019
Home Day at the Beach
111 Finderne Ave, Bridgewater 08807.  The day will start with a pancake breakfast.  We will have food, vendors and of course the awesome gown boutique.
For information contact co-chairs Andrea McCollum
anj920@aol.com or Susan Foster  sueyachnik@aol.com.  
NOTE: some Home Day Registration Slips are incorrect. Please make payable to NJ Eastern Star Home & mail to address above.
Mar 26, 2019
Grand Officers Night - Mountain View #205, District 31
Masonic Hall, 15 Hamburg Tpk, Pompton Lakes 07442
MAY 20-23 149th Grand Session - Bally's Atlantic City
    2018-19 "Believe In Dreams"

please make Room Reservations directly with Bally's 1-888-516-2215, Order of Easter Star Group Code #SB05EA9. To make online https://book.passkey.com/go/sb05ea9 .  Base cost $69 per night for single/double plus taxes and fees (approx $109).
Mon, May 20, 6pm - Magic Under the Sea Membership Dinner
   Dinner & Entertainment by Michael Healy, Magician - $50 Payable to Grand Chapter, mail to Jane Ann Farissier, PGM by May 1.
     GS_MembershipDinner (pdf)
Tues, May 21, 12noon - 51st Secretary/Treasurer Luncheon & Meeting
   $32 Payable to Grand Chapter (may incl Dues of $2), mail to Michele Hess, PGM by May 1.
     GS_SecyTreasLuncheon (pdf)
Tues, May 21, 7pm - Opening Processional
Wed, May 22, 9am - Business Session
Wed, May 22, 12noon - Grand Representatives Luncheon
   $33 Payable to Paul Lojewski, GO, mail to Elaine Dukin, PGO by May 1.
     GS_GRluncheon (pdf)
Wed, May 22, 2pm - Afternoon Session
Wed, May 22, 7pm - Evening Session
Thurs, May 23, 9am - Business Session
Thurs, May 23, 7pm - Evening Session & Open Installation of Officers 2019-20

Meal Plan:
Payable & Mail to Grand Chapter, 111 Finderne Ave, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
   Option ONE - 3 Breakfasts - Tues, Wed, Thur & 2 Dinners - Wed, Thur - $170
   Option TWO - 2 Dinners - Tues, Wed - $95
   Option THREE - 3 Breakfasts - Tues, Wed, Thur - $85

Sep 1, 2019 Sail Away to Bermuda with Norma & her First Mate
7 nights on the Norwegian Escape, incl taxes, fees, port fees. Ultimate Beverage Package and 4 Meal Specialty Dining incl for guest 1&2 sharing a cabin. Inside - $1,498; Balconies $1,868-1,898 (rates dbl occupancy).
Boscov's Travel contact Joey Bell-Dumoff 609-383-1880. Incl trans to pier NYC from Harbor Square Mall (Shore Mall), Toms River & Clifton.

Bermuda Flyer(pdf)

Health Announcements

Feb 21, 2019 Roberta Shontz, WM  Medford #287
recuperating after heart attack. Keep her in your prayers and send cards.
Feb 5, 2019 Jeanne Falona, PGO  Delaware #50
has been moved out of an assisted living and is now in a nursing facility and bedridden. Her family is looking to have cards sent to her  at this address:  25572 Maximus Street, Mission Vejo, Calif. 92691

Feb 17, 2019 Harold "Hal" Johnson, PGO Mount Holly #147
he was WG Soloist 2005-06 and 2008-09.
Harold B. Johnson, age 89 years, died Feb 17 at his residence in Atco. Born in Camden, he served in the U.S. Air Force and was employed by the Federal Government in Research. He had lived in the Sicklerville area for the past 15 years, and was formerly of Mount Holly. A member of Mount Holly Chapter #147 and Mount Holly Lodge #14 F. & A.M., the Crescent Shriners, and the Scottish Rite. He was also a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd. Survived by his wife of 35 years, Nancy (nee Guest), son Harold B. II (Samantha), granddaughter Ruby, brother John Johnson, and sister Solveig Hunsbedt. Friends may call on Sat, Feb. 23 from 9:30-10:30am in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 315 Highland Terrace, Pitman. Funeral service at 10:30am. Interment Baptist Cemetery, Haddonfield, NJ. Those desiring may make contributions to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Feb 16, 2019 Dorothyjean Jamieson, PGO
She was WDD #3 1973-74 and Pvt Secretary to MWGM 1990-91.
Dorothyjean Downs Jamieson, 94, of Fredericksburg died peacefully on Sat, Feb 16. "DJ" was a graduate of Rider College, later earning her Master's in Education through NYU. As a dedicated and revered high school business education teacher, she took great pride in preparing young women for success in the world of business and finance. She retired from Union Township, N.J. in 1989 and continued to maintain friendships with former students throughout her life. DJ served on the Board of Education for five years, she was also a long time member and president of the Union Township Garden Club. She was an active member of the OES for 76 years. In addition to numerous accolades for her volunteer endeavors, Dorothyjean was the recipient of the Humanitarian Award from the Masonic Home in Burlington for more than 1000 hours of service. DJ moved to Fredericksburg in 1989 where she continued her volunteerism at the Visitor's Center and the public library in addition to being a member and past president of the Woman's Club of Fredericksburg. She was an active member of the St. George's Episcopal Church Women, serving as President of the Mary Faulkner Chapter in 2003. She was a loving mother, passionate world traveler, avid bridge player and devoted community volunteer. Survivors include her son, John Edward Jamieson (Elizabeth); daughter Eleanor Jamieson Ledoux (Marque); grandchildren Ryan Andrew Jamieson (Cynthia), Benjamin Charles Jamieson (Erica), Jessica Marie Ledoux, William McKittrick Jamieson, Elizabeth Ruby Jamieson and Jamieson Alexander Ledoux; and two great-grandchildren Harper Jean Jamieson and Conrad Asher Jamieson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mildred Eleanor McKittrick Downs and John Wallace Downs. A service will be held at 2 pm on Sat, Feb 23 at St. George's Episcopal Church. Interment will be held at 2 pm on Mon, Feb 25 in Bayview Cemetery in Jersey City, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the Dorothyjean Downs Jamieson Fund of the Germanna Community College Educational Foundation, www.germanna.edu.

Grand Chapter Announcements
  Are you a photographer? Interested in sharing your talent? Lorraine Altimus is looking for help for when she is unavailable. Contact Lorraine. The RWG Secretary has contact info.
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
all proceeds to benefit the MWGM's project. For info contact Elaine Dukin or Elaine Stanton or Stephanie Bowen, PGO (PC consultant)
  Looking for excess Paraphernalia/Flags/Poles ?
For Chapters in need. Contact a RWG Trustee - Joanne Byrne or Sharon Rosequist
3 electric Signets available, contact Lynn Billingham, MWGM
Five-point Altar with cushion available, contact RWG Secretary
NEW ENTRY - Complete set of Chapter Officers' badges, excellent condition
Proceedings available - Books $28, CDs $15

Capel/Parsons - 11 CD's
Bingenheimer/Robinson - 3 CD's
McGinley/Costello - 4 CD's 

  LOST & FOUND - please contact the WG Marshal
FOUND: *a raincoat was left at the 36th District meeting on 10/20. If it is yours contact Pat Hoagland, WG Marshal
*a collapsible black umbrella at the Reception on Nov. 5 
LOST: at Grand Session, a 50yr pin & 60yr bar from Maryland belonging to Betty Miskelly, PGO of Shekinah #82

Good News
2019-2020 Norma's Choices
Lynn & Ken's Grand Representatives
2017-2018 Diana & Emil's Grand Representatives 
Chapter & District Fundraisers
Mar 2, 2019
Fairview #219 Annual Pennsylvania Dutch Style Chicken Pot Pie Dinner
Masonic Lodge, 45 Mantua Blvd, Mantua 08051.  Chicken Breast Meat w/Home-made Noodles, Green Beans, Candied Yams, Cranverries, Rolls & Butter, and Dessert. Contact Cheryl Morris, PGO or Judy Rival, PGO.
  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