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Editor's Notes

Posting Requests to  Patti L Rhinesmith, RWGS at NJOESGC@optonline.net     GC Ofc 908-725-0222
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.

see the newest edition Feb 2017 STAR JOURNAL under "Information" link.
 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. From then on, every time you purchase eligible items on Amazon Smile, a small percentage of your purchases will be donated by Amazon to the Charity Foundation. 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 those small donations, which will ultimately benefit our members in need. Should you have any questions, please contact Jeannette Wallace, RWGT. Thank you for your help!
Charity Foundation President Candace Walling - correct contact info can be found listed as WM of Morning Star #22/District 38
Receptions/District Meetings

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
May 22-25

Deadline for food plan, luncheons and dinners extended to May 15, 2017
GRAND SESSION 2017 - Bally's Hotel Atlantic City
 Price of rooms $65 + taxes for Single and Double ($101.80 one night). Call 888-516-2215 - Order of Eastern Star group code "SB05EA7"
      Proper attire is required for admittance to Grand Session. Jeans or shorts will not be permitted.

  Meal Plan - 3 Options.  Payable to Grand Chapter, mail to GC Office, Patti Rhinesmith, 111 Finderne Ave, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
     Option ONE: 3 Breakfasts (Tue,Wed,Thur), 2 Dinners (Tue,Wed) - $160
     Option TWO:  2 Dinners (Tue, Wed) - $90
     Option THREE:  3 Breakfasts (Tue, Wed,Thur) - $80

May 22 6pm  Membership Dinner Honoring 50+ Members
; Entertainment Tommy Zito.  $50 payable to Grand Chapter, mail to Norma Hines, RWAGC - RSVP 5/12/17

May 23  Noon  51st Annual State Secretaries & Treasurers Club Luncheon - $30; $32 with Annual Dues. Payable to & Mail to Michele Hess, PGM - RSVP 5/1/17

May 24  Noon  "Reflectors" Grand Representatives Luncheon - $40  payable to The Reflectors, mail to Shirley Snyder, PGR Arizona - RSVP 4/20/17

May 23, 2017 GRAND SESSION PHOTO SCHEDULE Tuesday 6:30pm
Scholarship recipients; Hostesses & Hosts; Grand Line Pages; State Chairpersons; Rainbow; Demolay; Armarath; Grand Master; Potentates; Past Grand Matrons & Past Grand Patrons are the last for pictures
Jun 15, 2017 Diana & Emil's Golf Outing
Gambler Ridge Golf Club, 121 Burlington Path Rd, Cream Ridge 08514.
12:30pm Shotgun Start, Scramble Format, Picnic to follow.
       Golf & Picnic - $90     -     Non-golfers Picnic only - $25
Hole Sponsor $25 --- What Hole number?   Payable & mail to David Wack, PGP


Health Announcements

May 20, 2017 Debbie Morrison, GR of Arkansas
she has had a bit of a health scare and is out of commission a couple of weeks and will have to miss Grand Session. Please keep her in your prayers & send cards.
May 18, 2017 Pat Murschell, PGO
having health issue. please keep her in your prayers and send cards.
May 11, 2017 David Gaehring, PGP
fell and broke his arm. Please keep him in your prayers and send cards.

May 9, 2017 father of Debbie Mundy, WG Chaplain
Harry T. Senzek passed away April 11, 2017
May 7, 2017 passing of Bob Bell, PGP
Fraternal Father of Morning Star #22. Please keep his family in your prayers.
Memorial Service will be held on Sat. May 13, Northminster Presbyterian Church, 140 Trenton Rd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030.   1011am Visitation 11:30am Eastern Star Service. Memorial Service Immediately Following. Parking is limited. Please carpool.
May 6, 2017 passing of Connie (Constantine) DiMenno, PGO - Gloria #159
resident of the Eastern Star Home. GR of AZ 2006-08.  Pease keep his wife Sr. Ruth in your prayers. Cards to her to the ES Home.

Grand Chapter Announcements
Dec 6, 2016 Revised 2015 Rituals are available - $15 + tax = $16.03
Order through your Chapter secretary
2016-17 Voluntary Donations Chairmen Joanne & Bernie Byrne of Mt View #205
Donations payable to GC Voluntary Donations and mailed to Joanne & Bernie
  Looking for excess Paraphernalia/Flags/Poles ?
there are Chapters in need. Contact a RWG Trustee - Rosalinda, Daria, or Jeannette
3 electric Signets available, contact Lynn Billingham, RWGC

Starlight #107 paraphernalia - many items
Ballot box; Conductress pointers; Sheaf of Wheat; Electa Cup; Ruth Banners; Chaplain Stole; Crown & Scepter; Flagpole Topper fot Christian flag; Flag pole stand; Altar cloth. Contact Sharon Rosequist, PGO
  Proceedings available - Books $28, CDs $15
Bingenheimer/Robinson - 4 Books, 6 CD's
McGinley/Costello - 7 CD's 
Moore/Wack - 13 Books, 25 CD's

Proceedings available - Books $25, CD's $15 - listed below
Rhinesmith/Milley - 13 CD's 
Schmolze/Westenberger 10 books
Hess/Brustlin - 6 books, 10 CD's
Wells/McGeoch - 3 CD's
Wyant/Carter - 4 CD's
  LOST & FOUND - please contact the WG Marshal
* at the GR Lunch 10/1 a Red, white & blue Umbrella and a Tan Raincoat with plaid lining.  Call Kathy Flynn, WG Warder


Good News
2017-2018 Diana D. Affsa's Choices 
2016-2017 Diane & Bob's Grand Representatives

2015-2016 JoAnn & Don's Grand Representatives

Chapter & District Fundraisers
Jul 21, 2017 Keystone #69 - "Jonah" at Sight & Sound - $125
incl Bus, Family Style Lunch at Hershey Farms, 3pm Show, all Tips.
Contact Barbara Juniewicz, PGO
ongoing Morning Star #22 selling Polo Shirts in 5 Star Point colors until May 2017
logo is Eastern Star emblem with "OES of NJ" - no names or chapters. Payable to Morning Star #22 at time of order.
Ladies  S to 2X - $29 each        3X to 4X - $34 each
Mens  S to 2X - $29 each        3X to 10X - $34 each
Mail check & all info to Candace Walling, WM
ongoing  Shekinah #82 selling "Please Stop Me Before I Volunteer Again" T-shirts
saying is printed on the back. On the front, over heart is OES logo with "Eastern Star Volunteer".   Blue.
                 $10 = M - L - XL            $12 = 2X, 3X
Contact Betty Miskelly, PGO or Jeannette Wallace, RWG Trustee
General Information