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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.

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. 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!
Past Matrons & Past Patrons Assoc, Inc
Proposed By-Laws is at the drop-down menu "Information"
the printed CALENDAR is posted in drop-down menu on Home Page. It was printed in time for early distribution, so there are a couple of changes. Please note Oct 1 and Jan 20 shown below.
SONG of the YEAR in Official List Book is missing a line. Please see link under Information for correct version.
Receptions/District Meetings
Oct 25, 2017
Honor Night Shekinah #82  -  $8
   Diana Miller, WG Chaplain; Lynda McDowell, GR of Bolivia;
Robert Karrer, GR of NC; Russell Parsons, GR of FL

Masonic Lodge, 1317 Fairton Rd, Millville 08332. Ice cream social to follow. Payable to Shekinah #82, mail to JoAnn Bingenheimer, PGM Sec'y
Oct 26, 2017
Reception Gloria #159 - $38
   Carol Orner, WG Warder; Dawn Betts, WDD #35;
Debbie Morrison, GR of AR; Adair Ruane, GR of Brit Col & Yukon; Dale VanHouten, GR of MT

Sea Oaks Country Club, 99 Golf View Dr, Little Egg Harbor 08087. Meal Choice: Roast Pork Loin; Chicken Francaise; or Cavtelli & Broccoli. Payable to Gloria Chapter #159, mail to Jessica Walton, PGO by Oct 6.
Oct 30, 2017
Party Night   Northern Chapter #38 - $15
  Daria Hamm, RWAGC
Masonic Lodge, Rt 46 & International Blvd, Budd Lake 07828. Payable to & mail to Michele Hess, PGM by Oct 13. Choice of Pastie: Beef w/onion; Beef no onion; Chicken; Veggie.
Nov 2, 2017
Honor Night Bethlehem #40
   Lisa O'Brien, GR of CA; Rachel McDill, GR of CO;
and Shean McDill, GR of Quebec

Masonic Lodge, 692 E. Bay Ave, Barnegat 08005. Dinner seating limited.  RSVP by Oct 20 to Lauretta Korejko, WM
Please bring a donation for the Food Bank
Nov 4, 2017
12 Noon
District 31 Meeting - $18    Susan Whitty, WDD
Masonic Lodge, 24 Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey 07446. Payable to & mail to Joanne Byrne, RWG Trustee by Oct 21.
Nov 6, 2017 Reception Wall #143 & Ocean #214 - $15
   Linda Starzman, WG Martha; Elaine Meehan, WDD #34;
Jeanne Gionfriddo, GR of DC
St. Uriel's Church, 219 Philadelphia Rd, Sea Girt 08750. Payable to Wall Chapter #143, mail to Joan Auge, PGO by Oct 28
Nov 7, 2017
Honor Night Stella #20 & Jephtha #134 - $20
   Carol Donohue, WGBCF; Dorothy Westdyke, WGFC;
 Gloria Salleroli, GR of AL

Masonic Lodge, 1484 VanHouten Ave, Clifton 07013. Payable to JaneAnn Farissier, PGM - mail to Sandy Lind. RSVP by Oct 31. Dinner seating limited.
Nov 8, 2017
Party Night District #38 for 10 Grand Representatives
  Doris Forte, James Earle, Linda Amme, Ron Amme, Geraldine Pohlig, Linda Keith, Jean Kane, Francine Zioance, Jessie Earle, Susan Sharp-Corliss

Metro Diner, Rt 130 & Browning Lane, Brooklawn 08030. Order from menu, one check per table, bring cash. RSVP email Dawn Smith, PGO or call Linda Taunt, PGO by Nov 1.
Nov 18, 2017
12 Noon
District 39 Meeting - $15   Ruth Ann Hoyt, WDD
Masonic Lodge, Rt 46 & International Dr., Budd Lake 07828. Payable to & mail to Linda Pettenger, PGO by Nov 4
Please Note: all PGMs & PGPs are guests, we apologize for the oversight.
Nov 30, 2017
Honor Night Dewey #155 - $15
   Norma Hines, RWGC; Dawn Freney, WG Esther;
 CaroleEnterkine, WDD #36; Helen Freney, GR of Idaho

Masonic Lodge, 220 Philadelphia Ave, Egg Harbor City 08215. Payable to Dewey Chapter, mail to Michele Hess, PGM by Nov 24.
Dec 5, 2017
Honor Night Naomi #28
   Cheryl Butler, WDD #32; Cheryl Dearborn, GR of RI; Carol Feiler, GR of PA
Masonic Lodge, 129 Main St (corner of Hobart), Ridgefield Park 07660. Refreshments following. Please RSVP to Carole Moore, PGM.
Dec 7, 2017
Reception Emmaus #183 - $25
   Lizette Priliszh, WDD #33; Norman Sloan, GR of Alberta
Masonic Lodge, 1912 Morris Ave, Union 07083. Payable to Emmaus #183, mail to Jacki Mabey, PGO. RSVP by Nov 25. After Nov 25 send $30

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
Oct 22, 2017
7th Annual This Moment in Time Reunion
Masonic Lodge, 220 Philadelphia Ave, Egg Harbor City 08215. $16 Dinner, $4 Dues payable & mail to Helen Freney, PGO by Oct 16. Meal Choice: Chicken Bruschetta or Port w/Apricot Glaze.
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.
Oct 28, 2017
Halloween Hoot - Halloween Party - $25
Scottish Rite, 103 Dunns Mill Rd, Bordentown 08505. Checks payable to GC Voluntary Donations, in memo: Halloween Hoot. Mail to Karyn Visscher, WG Marshal.
Music by DJ Mike.  Costumes encouraged.  Be there, or be scared!

Nov 1, 2017
Grand Officer's Night & Grand Floral at Raritan #58
120 Old Bridge Trnpk, South River 08882
Nov 5, 2017 PGM/PGP Meeting at Morning Star #22
RSVP to Marlene Hoffman, PGM by Oct 25
Nov 11, 2017
Grand Floral at Eastern Star Home
111 Finderne Ave, Bridgewater  08807
Nov 16, 2017
Grand Floral at Eclipse Chapter #226
321 Second Ave, Lyndehurst  07071
Nov 19, 2017 Eastern Star Home Birthday - Grand Visitation
111 Finderne Ave, Bridgewater  08807
Dec 1, 2017
Grand Floral at Pearl Chapter #79
20 Thompson Ave, Dover  07081
Dec 3, 2017
Christmas Cantata, an afternoon of beautiful music
   Somerset Presbyterian Church, 100 JFK Blvd, Somerset 08873
Do you love to sing?  See schedule for rehearsals below
Dec 9, 2017
Social 7pm
Dinner 7:30pm
Spirit of Christmas "Snow Ball" - $50
   Holiday Inn, 195 Davidson Ave, Somerset 08873
Evening of fun & sociability. Music by "All Tuned Up", photo opportunity, lots of surprises. Payable to GC Voluntary Donations, mail to Michele Hess, PGM by Nov 30.

Requesting support of this event by purchasing an AD in commemorative book for advertising, In Honor Of, In Memory Of, and any other Good Reason.

Ad Form & Booster Sheet

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

Oct 20, 2017 Deborah Morrison, GR of Arkansas  Gloria #159
Debbie is in her home with  a full-time caregiver. She cannot be left alone; still suffering memory lose and confusion due to stage 4 lung cancer and effects it has on the brain. She will be honored by Gloria #159 at Reception on Oct 26. Please send cards and messages to jog her memory - pictures are wonderful.  Any monetary gifts may be payable to Debbie and will be handled by her son for her care. Please offer prayers of comfort for Debbie, her family & her caregiver.
Nov 3, 2017
Happy News - 100 years young - Ruth DeBruin, PGO Wall #143
wife of John DeBruin, PGP 1974-75(deceased)
for address contact chapter sec'y

Oct 6, 2017 Bob Peterson, PGP  doing well
enjoying Life at Brightview Senior Living. Contact RWG Secretary for address.

Oct 8, 2017 Sadness in LeDoux & Arlett family, Nutley #121
the passing of Bruce Arlett after a battle with cancer. Husband of Sharon LeDoux Arlett; brother & son-in-law of Debbie & Helen LeDoux. Father of Heather Arlett Doherty. There will be a Memorial later.

Grand Chapter Announcements

Oct 8,15,29
Nov 12,19,26

Do you love to sing? Come join the OES Grand Choir
we are always looking for new members. Rehearsals for the Christmas Cantata are dates posted at Somerset Pres. Church, 100 JFK Blvd, Somerset 08873.
Contact Chior Director Mary Jane Lojewski, PGM
2017-2018 COPPER PROJECT - Jessica Walton & Joe Herx Co-Chairs
they will be collecting fines & donations for Acts of Kindnes & Little Mistakes.  The Penny Brigade jar is available. Items for sale will be Law Book & Ritual Covers, greeting cards and Ruby Klabenesh's famous shortbread. Be sure to stop at their table at District Meetings.
those members who attended Grand Session and who provided an email address at registration should have received a survey, asking for their input as we evaluate and plan for future Grand Sessions. Other members will also have an opportunity to express their opinions and share their ideas when the survey is printed in the next issue of the Star Journal. We are asking for honest, constructive input from our members as we look to make positive changes as needed - here is your chance to contribute to the continued success of our Order! Any questions, please contact the Grand Chapter Office. THANK YOU!!
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
  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
Oct 28, 2017
Gloria #159 Lularoe Sale
Masonic Lodge, 110 Rt 37W, Toms River 08755.
Come check out Autumn & Holiday clothing items
Nov 12, 2017
Alpha #288 & Alpha Lodge #216  Chicken & Waffles - $10
Masonic Lodge, 56 Melmore Gardens, East Orange 07017
Contact chapter or lodge sec'y
Nov 25, 2017
Little Falls #224  Breakfast with Santa  - $15 for the family
Masonic Lodge, 14 Lincoln Ave, Little Falls 07424. Santa is Les Jamerson. Contact chapter sec'y
ongoing Lincoln #95  Christmas Cookie Collection - $5
This Wonderful collection of cookie and bar recipes has been dedicated to the memory of Sister Julia Olsen, PGO.  They will be a delicious addition to any cookbook and can be used for Christmas or any occasion.   Your check for $5 per book made out to Lincoln Chapter # 95 can be sent to Donna Wagenheim , GR of Maryland  along with your email or postal address. Please include an extra dollar to pay for postage.  Email is encouraged.  I will also have copies with me when I am out and about.
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