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|| Posting Requests to
Patti L Rhinesmith, RWG Secretary at
GC Ofc 908-725-0222
Notary services are available, please call Grand Chaper Office for assistance.
PHOTO GALLERY ON WEBSITE
Please contact Lorraine Altimus if you are interested in putting any photos on the website.
Sister Lorraine Altimus, PGO will be serving as Sister Daria and Brother Bruce's photographer this year. If you are looking to have pictures taken for the Grand Matron and Grand Patron's memory books, please contact her at your earliest convenience. Her contact information is in the Official List Book.
We are NO LONGER accepting recycling items. Please do not bring them to your Chapter, there is no State Committee this year.
New info - 7/26/21
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WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING GOWNS, OR ANY ITEMS AT THIS TIME FOR OUR ANNUAL GOWN BOUTIQUE.
Release Form can be found in FORMS www.njoes.com/forms.html
Star Journal Issues can be found on the NJOES home page, under the information tab.
The August 2021 issue will be posted soon, you will find it on the home page.
Message from Sister Daria Hamm,
As we start this year of pandemic recovery, if you would like a special night in your Chapter, please send a request to me.
Chapters to resume starting May 1, 2021
Please read the attached letters and questionnaire.
Please read the attached letters and questionnaire.
|Charity Foundation News|
you shop Amazon.com?
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. We appreciate the support!
|June 4, 2021||
Charity Foundation Officers
Joseph Herx, President
Jane Ann Farissier, PGM, Vice President
Norma J. Hines, Jr. PGM, Secretary
Dana Ivan, PGO, Treasurer
Charity Foundation newly elected and appointed Delegates
Dale Van Houten, GO, 4 year term
Norma J. Hines, Jr. PGM, 1 year term
Lisa Couch, GO, 1 year term
James Hine, PGO, 1 year term
Steve Wendowski, GO, 1 year term
Charity Foundation Scholarship Award Recipients – 2021
The Charity Foundation is pleased to announce that the following applicants were chosen to receive a scholarship in the amount of a one-time award of $5,000.00 each.
General Scholarship to:
Alyssa Costello - She is sponsored by her grandmother, Sister Marion Canary, Gloria Chapter #159, District 35.
Ahnika Eberl - She is sponsored by her grandparents, Sister Linda Amme and Brother Ron Amme, Penns Grove Chapter #86, District 37.
Allied Health Scholarship to:
Peyton Rydholm - She is sponsored by her Grand Aunt, Sister Nancy Herbert, Ocean Chapter #214, District 34.
NJ Order of Rainbow Scholarship to:
Isabella Storie - She is sponsored by her mother, Christine Storie, Morning Star #22, District 38.
The Charity Foundation Board extends their very best wishes and success to all of this year’s recipients as they pursue their educational goals.
Judith Brown, Scholarship Committee Chairperson 2020-2021
|Apr 13, 2021||
OES Charity Foundation will
meet virtually this Wednesday, September 1, at 7pm. To receive
the meeting link please send an email to:
You will receive the link/invite for the meeting from that email account before Wednesday.
The Board holds an Executive Session prior to the public portion of the meeting. Our Executive Session may run slightly over, so please do not be discouraged if youare asked to wait in the "waiting room" (or to log off) for a few minutes.
Please request the meeting link monthly.
|Jan. 27, 2021||
THE Eastern Star Charity Foundation of New
Jersey, Inc. -
"Rays of Caring Capital Campaign. "Be a Ray of Light to our Sisters and Brothers in Need".
|OES Home News - website: www.njeasternstarhome.com|
|Jul 31, 2021||
MESSAGE FROM THE ACTIVITY DIRECTOR OF THE OES HOME
I hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend! Again, I wanted to say THANK YOU for all the help you and everyone else has been giving me in rearguards to donations for the Boutique! Friday July 30th, 2021 we will be hosting our THIRD pop up store already (time is flying bye!). If you wouldn't mind helping me spread the word around to see if anyone would like to make some donations for the store this month, I would greatly appreciate it! Items such as WATCHES, MEN & WOMENS tops sold out instantly last week! The residents would very much enjoy finding more tops and watches in the mix next month. ( Womens blouses from small-2xl / Men's tops from large to 2xl) Wallets are also still an item that is still being requested for along with ties, hats, and most importantly YARN! Some of the ladies were asking to see some more lip sticks, and hairnets for the shower. WORDSEARCH and SEDOKU puzzles are always a crowd pleaser! ( Many of them do not care for cross word puzzles), As always, any donations are greatly appreciated. Thanks for you time.Kindly,
Director of Activities
New Jersey Eastern Star Home
908-722-4140 ext. 3527
|Jul 31, 2021||
FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, NJ EASTERN STAR HOME
State Health Inspection has been completed. We are proud to announce a Deficiency Free Annual Health Inspection. We thank the staff who work extremely hard every day to deliver high quality, compassionate care to our residents.
Delegate’s Meeting: I want to thank everyone that attended and hopefully next year it will be back at the Chapel. We only had one Chapter missing.
At the present time, the Home is open for visitors.
The Home is adhering to the requirements from the CDC and Governor’s
office. You need to call the Home to make an appointment to visit a
resident. Only two people can visit at a time with a
resident. They are doing both indoor and outdoor visitations.
It is also opened for volunteers.
If you or your Chapter, would like to do
BINGO, craft projects or anything else you will need to contact Ashley
Molnar, Director of Activities at 908-722-4140, ext. 3527 and let her
know when and how many volunteers you will be bringing.
Masks must be worn while you are in the Home,
and you need to take a rapid Covid test when you enter the Home.
With cold weather coming and COVID numbers on
the rise, it is very important that you call to make an appointment
before you go to the Home.
The Home is in need of BINGO prizes and items for the monthly Boutique. Here are some of the suggestions, stuffed animals, jewelry, books, lap blankets, scarves, tissues, yarn, shirts for men and women, ties, hats, watches, or any other item you might want to donate. Please make sure that you put it to the attention of Ashley Molnar, Director of Activities.
Cards for the Residents: The Department of Health is now focusing on preventing social isolation amongst residents. The Board of Directors is asking our membership to send cards to the Eastern Star Nursing Home. If you know a resident there you can send it addressed to them. If you don’t you can send your cards to the Activities Director, Ashley Molnar and she will pass them out among the residents.
The mailing address for Ashley is:
New Jersey Eastern Star Home, Inc.
Attn: Ashley Molnar
111 Finderne Avenue
Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807
It doesn’t have to be a holiday; you can send thinking of you cards or anything that would benefit the residents. The Eastern Star Home and the Board of Directors thanks you for all that you do for the residents.
Refresh and Renew Project: The A unit has been completed and looks beautiful. We now must fix the B Unit and the shower room. Attached below is information on the Refresh and Renew Project.
Becoming a Resident: Attached below is information on becoming a resident at the Home. If you have any questions, please contact Helen Bautista and she can get you the information you need.
Tree of Life: If you would like to purchase a leaf or rock for the Tree of Life, the forms are on the NJ Eastern Star Home website.
Rehabilitation Unit: We have a state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Unit and hope that you will consider our facility should you or someone you know need our services. They provide physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
Facebook/Website: NJ Eastern Star Home has a Facebook page, please go on their page and follow them. You can also visit the Home’s website at www.njeasternstarhome.com.
Fundraiser: COVID has put a stress on the Home financially. I want to thank our members that have donated to the Home to help during these trying times. In the Star Journal there is a calendar fundraiser. Have some fun with it. All donations for the calendar fundraiser can be sent to Carole Moore, PGM. Please make sure you put Calendar fundraiser on the memo line.
Thanks in advance for your help and please stay safe.
FORMS FOR THE NJ EASTERN STAR HOME
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|Receptions/GO Honor Nights/District Meetings|
DURING THIS YEAR OF PANDEMIC
RECOVERY, PLEASE CHECK WITH THE WORTHY DISTRICT DEPUTY FOR DISTRICT
MEETINGS OR WORTHY MATRON OF THE CHAPTER FOR A RECEPTION BEFORE
ATTENDING ANY MEETING.
IN SOME CASES, ATTENDANCE WILL BE LIMITED AND BY INVITATION ONLY.
|July 28, 2021||
Schuduled District meetings for
2021-2022 calendar year
October 16, 2021 - District #36
November 6, 2021 - District #34
November 20, 2021 - District #31
December 18, 2021 - District #32
January 8, 2022 - District #38
February 12, 2022 - District #33
February 26, 2022 - District #35
March 19, 2022 - District #37
March 26, 2022 - District #39
July 28, 2021
36th District Meeting - Saturday
October 16, 2021
Place: Shekinah Chapter - Lunch 12 Noon Sharp, District meeting to following. Reservations to Sister Linda Thibault, WDD #36. Cost $12.00.
|Upcoming Dates -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below|
|July 28, 2021||
Halloween Hoot Halloween party - October 30, 2021
Wear your scariest costume, awesome music and surprises.
Sandwiches, desserts and beverages.
To be held at the Scottish Rite Valley of Central NJ, - Time 6pm to 11pm -
Cost $25.00, make checks payable to Voluntary Donations - subject line "Halloween Hoot"
For tickets contact: Karyn Visscher - email@example.com
|July 26, 2021||
October 24, 2021 - "This Moment in
Time" Club-10th & last Reunion
Sister Diane Schmolze, PGM and Sister Glenda Westenberger, PGP will be holding the tenth and last “This Moment In Time” Club reunion on October 24, 2021. Come out and join the fun as we talk about the year 2010 -2011.
|June 14, 2021||
NJ OES GRAND CHAPTER & GRAND LODGE
OF NJ -STATE MASTER MASONS NIGHT -
SEPTEMBER 11, 2021
To be held at Masonic Fellowship Hall - 1114 Oxmead Road, Burlington, NJ 08016
RSVP - Friday, September 3rd. Subscription $35.00 per person. Make Checks payable to: Grand Chapter Voluntary Donations. Sent to: Joanne Byrne, RWGC.
|May 31, 2021||
UPCOMING RECEIVING DATES
Attendance at these Receivings are by Invitation Only. Please check with the Worthy Matron of the Chapter before attending.
September 2nd - Receiving Bruce Zielinski, MWGP - Haddonfield Chapter #140
September 14th - Homecoming of Jr. PGM - Norma J. Hines - Dewey Chapter #155
September 21st - Homecoming of Jr. PGP - Danny Cooper - Fairview Chapter #219
September 27th - Receiving - Daria Hamm, MWGM; and Michele Hess, PGM, RWGT
September 28th - Receiving - Joanne Byrne, RWG Conductress - Mt. View Chapter #205
Mar 17, 2021
WOODLOCH EXTRAVAGANZA - November 8 to 12, 2021.Join Sister Daria and Brother Bruce on a fall midweek escape to the Poconos.Activities and fun galore, along with a few surprises during our stay. All meals, taxes and gratitudes included.
Update: If anyone is still interested please contact Sister Lynn Billingham, ASAP.
Additional payment of $150.00 will be due August 1st. Make payable to GRAND CHAPTER VOLUNTARY DONATIONS and mail to checks to Sister Lynn.
TOTAL COST: $575(per person double); $465(per person triple); $660(single)
Lynn Billingham for more details
Mar 27, 2021
Sister Daria and Brother Bruce Bus Trip -
Virgina Beach, Colonial Williamsburg & Historic Norfolk
Date of Trip - September 13th to 17th, 2021
If anyone is still interested in signing up for the bus trip, the deadline has been extended to July 13th . Please contact Diane Schmolze for information.
Trip must be paid in full by July 13th, and mail to Sister Diane. All checks are made payable to Diamond Tours. Please see the revised flyer also for a new venue.
Mar 16, 2021
Sister Daria and Brother Bruce Trip - "RADIANCE OF THE SEA" Cruise - January 21,
Still have openings for the cruise, please contact Sister Diane Schmolze for more information.
|July 28, 2021||
passing of Susan Gannett -
Sister Susan passed away on July 24, 2021. Service to be held on August 1, 2021, from 4pm to 7pm. Please visit the funeral home website for more information. Maguire Scala Memorial Home, Hackettstown, NJ
|July 26, 2021||
passing of Jane Haines, PGO -
Sister Jane passed away on Wednesday July 14, 2021. She joined in 1948 and was a 70 year member of our Star. Please visit the website for more information. www.maxwelltobiefh.com
|Grand Chapter Announcements|
|July1, 2021|| Order of Rainbow for Girls
Due to the pandemic, attendance is limited and is by invitation only. If you have any questions, please contact Roberta Russell.
|| Updated Grand Chapter
Highlights Book - $24.33
A synopsis of NJ Eastern Star 1870-2020. The Highlights Book has been published and is available for sale through the Grand Chapter Office. The cost is $24.33 each, which includes postage. Please make your check payable to "Grand Chapter OES of NJ" and mail to Grand Chapter Office, 111 Finderne Avenue, Bridgewater, NJ 08807-3101
Looking for excess Paraphernalia/Flags/Poles ?
For Chapters in need, please contact Sharon Rosequist, RWG Trustee.
3 electric Signets available, contact Lynn Billingham, PGM.
Five-point Altar with cushion available, contact RWG Secretary.
Complete set of Chapter Officers' badges, excellent condition.
Proceedings available - Books $28, CDs $15
Affsa/Affsa - 11 Books
Capel/Parsons - 11 CD's
Bingenheimer/Robinson - 3 CD's
McGinley/Costello - 4 CD's
Daria & Bruce's Grand Officers
Daria & Bruce's Grand Representatives
Newly Appointed Grand Representatives
Kentucky - Elizabeth Young, Bordentown Chapter No. 257, 38th District
Louisiana - Nicole Dickerson, Starlight Chapter No. 107, 39th District
Norma & Dan's Grand Representatives
Lynn & Ken's Grand Representatives
|Chapter & District Fundraisers|
|July 1, 2021||
SHEKINAH CHAPTER FUNDRAISER
Eastern Star Tea Set - due to the fact that the 36th District Meeting was not held in the "Be Loyal to the Royal" year, this raffle was not drawn. It will now be drawn at this year's 36th District Meeting on Saturday, October 16th. Tickets can still be purchased until then. For more information, please contact chapter secretary Lynda McDowell, or Worthy Matron Betty Miskelly. Thank you!
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, WDD #39