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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. 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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STAR JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 2018 edition is on site. Go to HomePage.  Top menu/Information/Star Journal


Approved Changes Acted upon at Grand Session May 2018

Receptions/GO Honor Nights/District Meetings
Sep 29, 2018
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
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
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
Aug 18, 2018
Flutterby & Spirit Wings Picnic at home of Michele Hess, PGM
 Please bring a lawn chair. RSVP by Aug 13
Sep 23, 2018
Quinn's Quest to benefit Cystic Fibrosis - $30
     supporting granddaughter of Glenda Westenberger
Wine Tasting & Luncheon at Tomasello Winery, 225 N. White Horse Pike, Hammonton 08037. Choice of Citrus Grilled Chicken; Shrimp & Scallop Newburg; or Vegetarian Stir Fry. RSVP by Sep 3rd payable & mail to Glenda Westenberger, PGO
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
49th Triennial Assembly, Orlando FL
Lorraine Altimus, PGO has info packets for those interested.
Emailed info available from Lorraine or Gail Naia
Oct 28, 2018
This Moment in Time Reunion - $25
Masonic Lodge, 2 Dutch Lane Rd, Freehold 07728. Dues $4. RSVP by Oct 20 to Beverly Ann Hubard, PGO (Sec'y Ocean #214)
Dec 4 - 7, 2018 Diana & Emil's Grand Representatives Trip to Oglebay & Wheeling
featuring Oglebay's world famous enchanting Festival of Lights, plus casino excitement and city of Pittsburgh, PA. Christmas Mansion Tour, Glass Museum. Tour by Seniortours, complimentary drinks, snacks, fun, games, Yuletide good cheer! 3 Nights, 4 Days. Lodging at new Hyatt Place. All taxes, admissions, gratuities incl. 3 Dinners, 3 Breakfasts. Convenient pickup points throughout NJ. $769 Double; $709 Triple/Quad; Single $859. Travel protection available.  Contact Diana, Emil, or Dottie Westdyke.
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 24, 2018 Bert Kovash, PGO
Bert is home, and getting better. He will be facing shoulder surgery in the future.

Aug 8, 2018 passing of Theresa Zahorchak, PGO Bordentown #257
Private Secretary 1989-1990
Teresa Zahorchak passed away peacefully on August 8, 2018 at home with her husband at her side.  Born in Elizabeth, NJ she has resided in Bordenton Twsp for over 40 years.  She was employed as a bookkeeper by Bordentown Township, NJ before her retirement.  Theresa was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bordentown, and a member of OES #257 having served as Past Matron, Treasurer, and PGO.  She also served on the Burlington County Board of Elections.  Theresa enjoyed the casino's especially going to Showboat Casino in Atlantic City.  She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Wanda Lodzinski.  She is survived by her husband of 53 years Paul Zahorchak, Jr.; and a sister Cooky Bozarth of Whiting, NJ.  Relatives and friends may greet the family on Saturday, August 11, 2018, OES Services at 10:45 AM , Visitation from 11:00 AM to 1 PM at the First Baptist Church of Bordentown, 127 Prince St., Bordentown, NJ  08505.  Interment will be held privately at the B.G. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cememtery North Hanover Twsp. NJ

Aug 3, 2018 passing of Joan Makin, PGO  Beverly Maqueda #276 (Covenant #108)
   GR of Maryland 2006-2008
She made the Makin home a welcome, joyous place; the magnet house for all the neighborhood. Her kids would return home to find their friends already there, sitting with Joan, seeking out her advice; a mom for everyone. “It is what it is” she’d most likely tell them; Joan had a calming presence. When she needed to get away, she’d fill her pop-up trailer with supplies for the weekend all summer long and head off for camping, grabbing a couple neighborhood kids on the way out the door to join the fun. And she travelled with gusto: her 60′s found her travelling with a senior hostel cross country skiing in Alaska and searching for treasure on Oak Island. She loved to maintain her property; all her gardens planned out well in advance. Her turkey dinner was the best in the world; her pork chops not so much. Stay out of her way on the dance floor; Joan did a mean jitterbug. She was active for many years in the Covenant 108 OES in Palmyra and worked as a dispatcher for Macmillan Publishing. She’d meet a guy at a talent show: Joan did a hula dance, Donald sang. They’d share a 67-year marriage (Donald, the captain of the ship, but married to the Admiral) and be blessed by two children: Dawn Banski and Joe; and later by her grandkids, Christopher, Jonathon, Sarah and Allen. She is survived by her sisters, Claire Conway and Darlene Dement (John). She was preceded in death by her siblings, Shirley States and Raymond Peacock. Come celebrate 84 great years Tuesday Aug 7, at 11am - 1pm at Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside, where there will be a 1pm service. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Cinnaminson. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Leukemia Society (lls.org) will be appreciated.
Jul 20, 2018 passing of Arnold Hutchinson, Bordentown #257
   husband of Suzanne , WG Chaplain
Fri, Jul 27 at 11:00am - a Masonic service followed by religious service at Florence Methodist Church, 209 Broad Street, Florence 08518.
     Arnold L. Hutchinson Sr. of Florence passed away suddenly into God’s loving and eternal care Friday, July 20th at home. He was 74. Born in Taylor, N.D., Arnold traveled the world in the U.S. Air Force and settled in Bordentown before moving to Florence 11 years ago. He was a Vietnam era Air Force vet. He retired from Trap Rock Industries in Kingston after more than 42 years of service. After his retirement he worked at Manheim Auto Auction with his wife. He was a 32nd degree mason and belonged to Mt. Moriah Lodge #28, the Eastern Square Wheelers Chapter 11 and the Florence United Methodist Church. He is survived by his loving wife, Suzanne (Crawford) Hutchinson; his step-children, Jill Chapman (Ed) and Thomas A. Zeyack III. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Eddie, Lauren, and Mathew; as well as extended family and friends.
Interment will be held privately in Doyle Veteran’s Cemetery, North Hanover. In lieu of flowers, donations in Arnold’s name may be made to the Burlington County Animal Shelter, 35 Academy Dr., Westhampton 08060 or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point, Tampa, FL 33607.

Grand Chapter Announcements
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)
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
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
June 2018 Bethlehem #40 Hand Painted OES Tote Bags - $40

Sep 22, 2018  Starlight #107 All You Can East Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner -
$10 Adults; $5 Children ages 6-12, Children 5 & under free with a paying adult.
at Rt. 46 East and International Dr South, Budd Lake 07828.  Contact Sharon Rosequist
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