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Receptions/GO Honor Nights/District Meetings
Jan 22, 2019
37th District Party Night
   Linda Amme, WG soloist; Danny Cooper, WG Sentinel;
Judy Alberti, WG Frat Correspondent; Dawn Smith, WDD;
Spec Appt Prompter Isabella Cooper
Mastori's Restaurant, Bordentown 08505. Open Menu, Individual Checks. RSVP by Jan 15 to Joan Smith, PGM.
Jan 26, 2019
District 35 Meeting, Joan Bowers, WDD - $15
Masonic Hall, 692 E. Bay Ave, Barnegat 08005.  Payable to Joan Bowers, mail to Dawn Betts, PGO. RSVP by Jan 12. Limited seating.
Jan 30, 2019
Shekinah #82 Honor Night Ice Cream Social - $10
    Jeannette Wallace, RWAG Conductress

Masonic Hall, 1317 Fairton Rd, Millville 08332. Payable to Shekinah Chapter, mail to Barbara Juniewicz, WM. RSVP by Jan 20.
In lieu of gifts, please donate to NJ Veterans Memorial Home/Activity Fund,
524 North West Blvd, Vineland 08360-2895
Feb 2, 2019
District 37 Meeting, Dawn Smith WDD - $22
Masonic Hall, 6926 Park Ave, Pennsauken 08109.
RSVP Mail only by Jan 15
payable to Diane Capel, PGM (in Memo: Dist 37 Mtg). Mail to Francine Zioance, PGO.
Feb 14, 2019
Gloria #159 Reception - $18
   Barbara Wentzien, WGB for Eastern Star Flag
    and Martha Hudson, GR of Iowa

Masonic Hall, Rt 37W, Toms River 08755. Payable to Gloria #159, mail to Dawn Betts, PGO
Feb 16, 2019
District 39 Meeting, Gloria Dunning, WDD - $20
Masonic Hall, Rt 46 & International Dr, Budd Lake 07828.
RSVP MAIL only by Feb 1
. Payable & mail to Linda Pettenger, WM.
Feb 21, 2019
Beverly Maqueda #276 Honor Night - $30
   Lorraine Fazekas, WG Martha and
    Kathryn Flynn, WGB for the Christian Flag

Masonic Hall, Rt 541, Burlington 08016. Payable to Beverly Maqueda #276, mail to Jean McManus, Secretary. RSVP by Feb 7.
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.
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 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
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.
Feb 1, 2019
Grand Officers Night - Delaware #50, District 39
Masonic Hall, 400 Hillcrest Blvd, Philipsburg 08865
Feb 9, 2109
OES Beach Party - $25
Burlington Lodge, Rte 541, Burlington 08016.  Games, Food, Music, Fun, Friends, Fellowship.  Payable to Voluntary Donations, In Memo: Rainbow/DeMolay. Contact Mary Guynn, GR of LA or Karyn Visscher, PGO.
Proceeds to benefit our Masonic Youth Groups
Feb 11, 2019
Grand Officers Night - Molly Pitcher #198, District 34
Masonic Hall, 2 Dutch Lane Rd, Freehold 07728
Feb 12, 2019
Grand Officers Night - Mountain View #205, District 31
Masonic Hall, 15 Hamburg Tpk, Pompton Lakes 07442
Feb 17, 2019
Grand Chauffeur's Party $25  - Everyone Welcome
   Come out & join the fun as Lynn & Ken's club is formed.
Crescent Shrine, 700 Highland Dr, Westampton 08060.  Sandwiches & salads by Debbie's Deli, Cash Bar. Payable to & mail to Pat Hoagland, WG Marshal. RSVP by Jan 31.

Feb 20, 2019
Grand Officers Night - Tilden #59, District 32
Masonic Hall, 404 Tenafly Rd, Tenafly 07670
Feb 26, 2019
Grand Officers Night - Morning Star #22, District 38
Masonic Hall, 3682 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square 08690
Mar 4, 2019
Grand Officers Night - Athene #201 & Laurel Springs #227, District 37
Masonic Lodge, 6926 Park Ave, Merchantville 08109.
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, GR of TN, see list book for contact information.
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 19, 2019
Grand Floral - Wall #143, District 34
Masonic Hall, 599 Church St, Spring Lake Heights 07762

Health Announcements

Dec 17, 2018 Mary Jane Lojewski, PGM
she is in hospital for further tests and hoping to still have back surgery in January. Keep her in your prayers.
Dec 15, 2018 Paul Korejko, WP Bethlehem #40
having tests and hoping to have back surgery soon. Keep him in your prayers.

Dec 2, 2018 passing of G. Dane Ewen, GR of Wyoming; WP Monmouth #251
Weatherhead Young FH, 885 Mantoloking Rd, Brick 08723.  Visitation, OES & Amaranth services Thurs, Dec 6 2-4pm and 7-9pm. OES service at 7:30pm.  Funeral Fri, Dec 7 at 11am ay Osbornville Baptist Church, 366 Drum Point Rd, Brick.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eastern Star Charity Foundation, Inc.  mail to Elaine Dukin, Sec'y (GR of WI)
Dec 2, 2018 passing of Carol Grant, PGO
of Haddonfield #140. WGBES Flag 2008-09; GR of Michigan 2012-14
Age 60. (nee Bricker). Loving and devoted wife of 42 years to Edward J. Grant. Loving mother of Kimberly Champion (Andy). Cherished grandmother of Andrew and Amelia. Beloved sister of Harry Bricker, Michael Bricker and Mark Bricker. Predeceased by her brother, Robert Bricker. Also survived by her loving uncle and aunt, Bob and Maryann Bricker. Daughter of the late Harry and Joan Bricker (nee Elton).  Carol was a graduate of West Deptford High School class of 1977. She worked many years as an administrative assistant for Gloucester County Mental Health in Woodbury as well as Barrington and Woodbury school districts. Carol was a member of the Brooklawn United Methodist Church, Haddonfield Chapter #140 OES and the Brooklawn Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed quilting and sewing.  Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Thursday morning, December 6th from 9-11am at the Brooklawn United Methodist Church, 213 Maude Ave. (at S. Hannevig Ave.), Brooklawn. Funeral services 11am in the church. Interment will be private.

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

Chapter & District Fundraisers
  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