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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 Conductress. Thank you for your help!

STAR JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 2019 edition is on site.
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Grand Chapter is seeking interested, qualified candidates to run for Right Worthy Grand Trustee!
Due to the change to Grand Chapter Law, there has not been an election for Right Worthy Grand Trustee in two years. The next election will take place at Grand Session in May 2020. We're asking that any interested Sisters make themselves known now to the Right Worthy Grand Secretary, so you may be afforded opportunities to serve on Grand Chapter Committees and get insight into the running of Grand Chapter. This does not obligate you to run - it gives you the chance to learn more and make an informed decision. Any questions, please contact the Grand Chapter Office. Signed Petitions for Right Worthy Grand Trustee will be due March 1, 2020.
Receptions/GO Honor Nights/District Meetings
Sep 19, 2019
Alpha #288 & Lincoln #95 Reception - $38
   Janice Harrison-Aiken, WG Soloist; Denise Vitiello, GR of WV;
    Gina Aaron, GR of Puerto Rico
Russian Hall, 4 Woodhull Ave, Little Falls 07424. Fruit cup, Salad, Pork Chops, Roasted Chicken & Potatoes, Seasonal Veggies, Ice Cream, Coffee, Tea, Soda. Payable to Lincoln #95, mail to Donna Wagenheim, WM.
Sep 28, 2019
Social 11:30am
Reception NOON
Dewey #155 & Fairview #219 Joint Reception - $45
   Norma J. Hines, MWGM & Danny Cooper, MWGP
Great Bay Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point 08244.  Payable to Fairview #219, mail to Joan Smith, PGM. RSVP by Sep 20.
Sep 29, 2019
OES Home Church Service, Grand Visitation
Oct 10, 2019
Gloria #159 Reception - $18
   Carol Orner, WG Chaplain;
    Dale VanHouten, WGB for Eastern Star Flag;
     Jessica Walton, WDD #35

Masonic Hall, Rte 37 W., Toms River 08753.  Payable to Gloria #159, mail to Dawn Betts, GR of Iowa. RSVP by Sep 26.
Oct 16, 2019
Raritan #58 Honor Night - $10
   Alice B. Carter-Mead, GR of Alabama
      Geoffrey Bleich, GR of Idaho
Masonic Hall, 120 Old Bridge Trnpk, South River 08882. RSVP by Sep 28 to Elaine Stanton, PGO. Seating is limited.
Oct 17, 2019
Haddonfield #140 Reception - $40
  Kathleen Zielinski, WG Marshal; Bruce Zielinski, WG Sentinel
    Steven McWilliams, GR of Delaware
Lucien's Manor, 81 W. White Horse Pike, Berlin 08009. Choice: Grilled Lemon Thyme Chicken; Teriyaki Glazed Salmon; Prime Rib au Jus; Vegetarian/Vegan Pasta or Vegetable.  RSVP by Sep 30 to Joanne Parsels, PGM, payable to Haddonfield #140
Oct 19, 2019
Lunch 12:30pm
Meeting 1:30pm
District 39 Meeting, Barbara Repp, WDD - $20
     Daria Hamm, RWAGM will name her Associate Matrons

Musconetcong Lodge, Rte 46 & International Dr, Budd Lake 07828. Payable to & mail to Linda Pettenger, PGO. RSVP by Oct 1. Limited Seating.
Oct 21, 2019
Starlight #107 Reception - $30
  Barbara Repp, WDD #39; Susan Allenspach, GR of Nevada
Elise Bagnati-Kunze, GR of Missouri
Bert Decker, GR of Nova Scotia & PEI
Picatinny Arsenal, 121 Buffington Rd, Dover 07806. RSVP by Oct 4 to Lisa Couch, AM. Must have a Reservation and be on the list, and have a picture ID in order to be admitted. Payable to Starlight #107, mail to Lisa Couch.
Oct 28, 2019
Molly Pitcher #198 Reception - $38
    Jessica Franklin, WG Esther & Pamela Lindson, WDD #34
Jumping Brook Country Club, 210 Jumping Brook Rd, Neptune 07753. RSVP by Oct 21 to Diane Prochnow, PGO Secretary
Oct 30, 2019
Mountain View #205 Honor Night - $5
   Joanne V. Byrne, RWAGC; Kimberly Wendowski, WG Martha
      Jennifer Schiffrin, WDD #31
Masonic Lodge, 15 Hamburg Tpk, Pompton Lakes 07442. Light refreshments to follow. RSVP by Oct 15. Payable to Mt. View Chapter #205, mail to Jane Ann Farissier, PGM. No refunds after Oct 25.
Nov 1, 2019
Mt. Zion #116 & Lydia #41 Party Night Buffet - $33
   Betty Janco, GR of ND; Steve Kedmenec, GR of RI;
    Eugene Grace, GR of NM

Pantagis Renaissance-Snuffy's Restaurant, 250 Park Ave, Scotch Plains 07076. Payable to Lydia #41, mail to Nancy Sayedin, PGO RSVP by Oct 15.
Nov 17, 2019 OES Home 61st Birthday, Grand Visitation
Nov 20, 2019
Bordentown #257 Party Night
  Cheryl McCarthy, WG Ruth; Cathy Fusaro, WG Electa;
    Martha Osburn-Henry, GR of CO; William Walling, GR of N
      Charles Peterson, GR of Brit Col & Yuk;
        Barbara Helfrey-Hayes, GR of MD
Mastoris, 144 US 130, Bordentown 08505. Attendees pay for own dinner & beverages. RSVP by Nov 13 to Bettye Young, PGO

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave, Manville 08835.
PreRegistration Form  pdf
Pre-Registration forms must be postmarked no later than 9/14/19 to get the discount, $40, for the combo Package.
At the door the Combo Package will be $45.
Combinations ticket does not include the Entry Ticket.
Entry Ticket - $25 Low Tier - $10 Medium Tier - $15 High  Tier - $20 Grand Prize - $5 Super Grand Prizes - $10 Combo Package - $40   (Contains 1 sheet of Low, Medium and High Tier, plus 2 Grand Prize Tickets).
At the Door the Combo Package will be $45.
For information or questions please contact Diane Schmolze, PGM.

Oct 5, 2019
GRANJ Meeting & Luncheon - $15
Masonic Lodge, 110 Rte 37W, Toms River 08753.  RSVP by Sep 28 to Elsie VanDusen. Checks payable to GRANJ.
Oct 6, 2019
2pm Social
3pm Dinner
Reunion of Key to Success is Teamwork Year - $20
   Sharon McGinley, PGM
     William T. Costello, PGP (In Memoriam)
Masonic Lodge, 205 Central Ave, Hammonton 08037. RSVP by Oct 1 to Linda Thibault, PGO.
Chicken, Potato, Veg, Dessert & Drinks. Vegan if requested.
Oct 8, 2019
First Grand Officer's Night Fairview #219
45 Mantua Blvd, Mantua 08051.  RSVP Diane S. Capel, PGM WM
Oct 11-13, 2019 CAMP OUT in CAPE MAY
Seashore Campground. Contact JoAnn Bingenheimer, PGM for availability
Oct 20, 2019
Quinn's Quest - $30
Tomasello Winery, 225 N. White Horse Pike, Hammonton 08097.  Enjoy Tasting, Luncheon, and support Cystic Fibrosis.  Choice: Citrus Grilled Chicken, Shrimp & Scallop Newburg, or Vegetarian Stir Fry. Payable and mail to Glenda Westenberger, PGO.
Oct 26, 2019 HALLOWEEN HOOT - $25
Scottish Rite, 103 Dunns Mill Rd, Bordentown 08505. Costumes optional, but encouraged. A fun time for all. Contact Karyn Visscher, WDD #33 or Glenn Visscher. Payable to GC Voluntary Donations.
Oct 27, 2019
2pm Social
3pm Dinner
9th Reunion This Moment in Time Year - $30
   Diane Schmolze, PGM
      Charlie Westenberger, PGP (In Memoriam)
Beverly-Riverside Lodge, 621 Chester Ave, Riverside 08075.  RSVP by Oct 12.  Payable and mail to Tracey Jamerson, PGO. Dues of $4 may be included.
Nov 6-11, 2019 Motorcoach to Charleston, SC & Savannah, GA  with Norma & Dan
5 nights, 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners. Carriage Tour in Charleston; Dinner Cruise; Magnolia Plantation; Historic Savannah; Ghost Trolley Tour; Beaufort, SC. Travel tour expert, all tax & gratuities. Dbl $1,259pp; Trpl $1,155; Sgl $1,597.
Nov 6, 2019 (pdf)
Nov 14, 2019
Grand Officer's Night Gloria #159
110 Rte 37 W., Toms River 08753.  RSVP Marie Clonan, WM
Nov 23, 2019
Social 5pm
Dinner 6pm
Fair Bridge Hotel, 195 Davidson Ave, Somerset 08873. Music by "All Tuned Up". Payable to GC Voluntary Donations, mail to Debbie LeDoux, PGO
Dec 1, 2019
Spirit of Christmas 2nd Reunion
   Diana Affsa, PGM & Emil Affsa, PGP
Mastoris, 144 US 130, Bordentown 08505. Order off menu, pay your own. RSVP by Nov 17 to Cheryl McCarthy, GO to reserve a seat. Dues of $3 may be sent to Karen Visscher, GO.
Dec 3-6, 2019 Diana & Emil Affsa's Grand Representatives Bus Trip
 Oglebay & Pittsburgh.  Incl 3 Nights, 3 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners. Guided tour of Pittsburgh, the Duqyesne Incline, Oglebay Mansion & Festival of Lights.
Starr Motor Coach w/lavatory, WIFI, Meal taxes & gratutities. Cost PP Single $874; Dbl $674; Trpl $604; Quad $564. Insurance cost $50 - $80. Pickup in Bridgewater 7:30am or Laurel Springs 9am. Contact Diane Schmolze, PGM. Final paymnt Oct11.
Dec 3, 2019 pdf
Dec 6, 2019
Grand Officer's Night Delaware #50
Masonic Lodge, 400 Hillcrest Blvd, Phillipsburg 08865. RSVP RuthAnn Hoyt, WM
details to follow. Contact Mary Jane Lojewski, PGM
Masonic Lodge, Rte 541, Burlington 08016. Details to follow. Contact Mary Elaine Guynn, PGO
Feb 28, 2010
Social 6-6:30pm
    Stage Front VIP Seating - $35

Crescent Shrine, 700 Highland Drive, Westampton 08060. Tables of 8-10 may be reserved.  Deli sandwiches & salads.  Payable to GC Voluntary Donations. RSVP by Feb 12, 2020.  Contact Paul Lojewski, PGO
March 8, 2020 IRISH TEA
Grow Hall, Masonic Home, 902 Jacksonville Rd, Burlington 08016. Details to follow. Contact Judy & Dan Brown, Voluntary Donations Co-Chairs
March 26, 2020 Fly to Ireland with Norma & Dan
  Contact Jane Ann Farissier, PGM. See details on flyer
 Mar 26, 2020 pdf

Health Announcements

Sep 19, 2019 Prayers and cards to Sharon Klabenesh, WM Nutley #121
going thru round of chemo
Sep 18, 2019 Prayers and cards to Barbara Juniewicz, PGO
   Treasurer of Keystone #69 on infusion therapy for an infection.

Good News
Sep 8, 2019 Message from Mary Jane, PGM
Just a note to thank all of my sisters, brothers, and chapters who sent cards, prayers and even came to visit me while I was in rehab.It was touch and go for a while but I am finally home and thankful for all of the positive calls and wishes I am receiving now. All of this keeps me smiling and so positive that I will work very hard to get back my strength to be able to attend some OES functions. God Bless all of you!
In STAR Love, Mary Jane Lojewski
Sept 4, 2019 Happy News for Diane Schmolze
Diane became a great-grandmother to Julian Dimitri Torres-Caro who was born on August 29th to Marisa and Angel.  A home delivery and weighing in at 8lbs. 14 oz.  Everyone is doing well.

Grand Chapter Announcements
  Looking for excess Paraphernalia/Flags/Poles ?
For Chapters in need, please contact Sharon Rosequist, RWG Trustee.
3 electric Signets available, contact Lynn Billingham, MWGM
Five-point Altar with cushion available, contact RWG Secretary
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 Kathy Zielinski, WG Marshal
FOUND:  a white jacket in Representatives section at Grand Session
a pair of glasses left on the podium at Grand Session (contact Patti Rhinesmith)


Good News
2019-2020 Norma & Dan's Grand Representatives
Lynn & Ken's Grand Representatives
2017-2018 Diana & Emil's Grand Representatives 
Chapter & District Fundraisers
Oct 5, 2019
Mt View #205 Return of the Smorgasboard - $10
Genesis Lodge, 15 Hamburg Tpk, Pompton Lakes 07442. Wonderful food & great fellowship all at one time. Child $5. Contact Beth Willer or Chapter Sec'y
until Oct 9, 2019
Gloria Chapter #159 fundraiser
  Boscov's Friends Helping Friends
for $5 we are selling Passes to "Boscov's Friends Helping Friends".  It is to be used to save 25% on many items, 15% and 10% on others.  The pass can be used in any Boscov's on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 from 8am - 11pm.
There will be refreshments and chances to win prizes. I will take cash or check payable to Gloria Chapter #159. I am happy to mail your Pass to you, if I don't see you in person. Please act in time to recieve your card by Oct 15.    Gail Naia, RWGT Chapter Secretary
until Oct 9, 2019
Fairview Chapter #219 fundraiser
  Boscov's Friends Helping Friends
for $5 we are selling Passes to "Boscov's Friends Helping Friends".  It is to be used to save 25% on many items, 15% and 10% on others.  The pass can be used in any Boscov's on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 from 8am - 11pm.
There will be refreshments and chances to win prizes. Check payable to Fairview Chapter #219. Please act in time to recieve your card by Oct 15.   Joan G. Smith, PGM
Oct 12, 2019
Noon - 3pm
Starlight #107 Line Dancing & Luncheon - $15
Masonic Lodge, International Dr & Rte 46, Budd Lake 07836. Advance ticket sales preferred. Contact Betty Robinson, PGO
Oct 13, 2019
doors open 1pm
Show 2pm
Lincoln #95  - Wings of Magic with Mark Dolson - $10 Adult
8 Smull Ave, Caldwell 07006.  A day of fun and magic, refreshments to follow.  $5 children under 12; Rainbow & DeMolay with advisors $7.50.  All are welcome. Contact Donna Wagenheim, WM
Nov 2, 2019
Lunch 12 noon
Calling 1pm
Bethlehem #40 & Tuckerton #54 Gift Auction & Catered Luncheon - $20
Edw Thornton Community Center, 319 Calabreeze Way, Little Egg Harbor 08087. Supports Scholarships, Chapter events, Local Food Pantry, Family Promise, Local Youth. Contact Anna Tews, PGO or Lauretta Korejko, PGO (Sec'y Bethlehem).
April 8, 2020 Fairview #219 Bus Trip to see "Esther" at Sight & Sound - $135
  includes a meal. Deposit of $25 for reservation. Leaving from SCUCS, Audubon at 9:30am and return 8pm. Payable to Joan G. Smith. Contact Joan with questions
April 25, 2020 Keystone #69 Trip to see "Esther" at Sight & Sound - $145
  includes bus, family style lunch at Hershey Farms, entry to 3pm show. 2 pickup locations - Linwood 9am and Hammonton about 9:30am. Contact Barbara Juniewicz, 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