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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.
 
Oct 9, 2018
6:30pm
Stella #20 & Mountain View #205 Reception - $28
  Jennifer Schiffrin, WG Esther; Gloria Salleroli, WDD #31;
   Robin Bernice, GR of NH; Kimberly Wendowski, GR of IN;
  Bernard J. Byrne, GR of IL; Linda Penin, GR of NE

Masonic Lodge, 15 Hamburg Trnpk, Pompton Lakes 07442. RSVP by Oct 1st. Payable to JaneAnn Farissier, mail to Sandy Lind.
 
Oct 27, 2018
1:00pm
District #31 Meeting, Gloria Salleroli, WDD - $28
Masonic Lodge, 24 N. Franklin Trnpk, Ramsey 07446. RSVP by Oct 19th. Payable to & mail to JaneAnn Farissier, PGM
 

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
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.
 
Aug 18, 2018 Spirit Wings Picnic at home of Michele Hess
 
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 21, 2018 Spirit Wings Reunion - CANCELLED
final reunion will be Aug 2019 at Michele's home
 
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

Jul 9, 2018 Chester Clark, PP Beverly Maqueda #276
  father of David Clark, GR of Ohio
Had been in hospital, but doing better. Think of him with Birthday cards on Aug 4, celebrating 97 years.
 
Jul 8, 2018 Bert Kovash, PGO
message from Ella...
Bert is home, but has a ways to go in order to get back to good health. Thank you to all for the cards and calls, it is very appreciated.
 
   

Sorrow
July 14, 2018 passing of Stanley Matejkowski, PGP
details to follow
 
Jul 5, 2018 passing of Lynn Madison, PGO
after a valiant battle with cancer.  WDD #33 2010-11.
 
Jul 4, 2018 passing of Marguerite T. Thompson, PGO
Age 86, resident of the OES Home; Pvt Sec'y to MWGM 2001-02; past president of PM & PP Assoc of NJ.
Visitation 9am on July 9 at VanArdsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville with service at 10:30am at Good Shepard Lutheran Church, Somerville.
 

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 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.
 
Sep 22, 2018
Noon - 3pm
Dewey #155 Wacky Waffles & Wallets - "Let's Make a Star Deal"
$10 - limited to 50 seats - Costumes encouraged. Come and play the game & make a deal.
220 Philadelphia Ave, Egg Harbor City 08215. Contact Dawn Freney or Carole Enterkine
 
   
General Information