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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.
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STAR JOURNAL MARCH 2020 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
Feb 29, 2020
  NOTE: 4:00pm
District 34 Meeting - Pamela Lindson, WDD - $15
Masonic Lodge, 2 Dutch Lane Rd, Freehold 07728. Payable and mail to Pamela Lindson, WDD. RSVP by Feb 18.
Mar 7, 2020
Northern #38 Rosepinning Daria Hamm, RWAGM
The Chandelier at Flanders, 80 Pleasant Hill Road, Flanders 07836. Payable to Northern #38.  RSVP by Feb 21 to Ann Wright, PGO. Please include Name, Title, Chapter, District, Phone, Email, any dietary restrictions
Mar 14, 2020
District 37 Meeting - Dawn Smith, WDD - $20
    and Homecoming of Danny L. Cooper, MWGP
Masonic Lodge, 6926 Park Ave, Pennsauken 08109. Payable and mail to Diane Capel, PGM. RSVP by Feb 29.
Mar 21, 2020
District 36 Meeting - Virginia Dickson, WDD - $10
   and Homecoming of Norma J. Hines, MWGM
 Masonic Lodge, 563 Zion Rd, Egg Harbor Twsp 08234. Payable to Shekinah #82, mail to Patricia Collins, PGM. RSVP by Mar 15.

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
Feb 28, 2020
Shriner's Hospital Benefit - $25; or $35 Stage Front Seating
Crescent Shrine, 700 Highland Ave, Westampton 08060. Entertainment by Tommy Zito. Payable to GC Voluntary Donations, mail to Paul Lojewski, PGO. RSVP ASAP.
Feb 29, 2020
Secretary & Treasurer Meeting
 OES Home, 111 Finderne Ave, Bridgewater 08807
Feb 29, 2020
12 Noon Lunch
1:00 Meeting
Past Matron & Past Patron Assoc Meeting & Lunch - $10
   Governors & Board of Directors
OES Home, 111 Finderne Ave, Bridgewter 08807. Contact Michele Hess for lunch.
Mar 1, 2020
12 Noon
Nutley Chapter #121  100th Birthday - $35
 Michael's Riverside, 528 Riverside Ave, Lyndhurst 07071. Payable to Nutley #121, mail to Debbie LeDoux, PGO. RSVP by Feb 20.
Mar 8, 2020
St. Patty's Irish Tea - $20
Masonic Home, Grow Hall, 902 Burlington 08016. Payable to GC Voluntary Donations, mail to Judy Brown, PGO
Bring your Cup, Saucer, & Plate. Entertainment & Surprises.
Mar 10, 2020
Last Grand Officer's Night at Dewey #155
Masonic Lodge, 220 Philadelphia Ave, Egg Harbor City 08215.
Mar 11, 2020
Sirius #123 TOP 3 and 100th Birthday
March 26, 2020 to
April 2, 2020
Fly to Ireland with Norma & Dan
  details to follow
 Mar 26, 2020 pdf
Mar 29, 2020
For the Love of Our Women: Breast Cancer Awareness Event - $30
   sponsored by the Grand Lodge of NJ
Sisterly bonding over a women only luncheon with music, wine & wine glass painting activity along with select vendor sales for your purchase pleasure!
Masonic Fellowship Center, 1114 Oxmead Rd, Burlington 08016. Proceeds benefit the maintenance of West Hill Manor and building breast cancer awareness & community support.
Payable to: 2019 Grand Staff of NJ; mail to Ed Flores, 93-97 Cottage St, Bayonne 07002. Include Name, address, phone.
The men may enjoy the time at the Recovery Room, 109 Hancock Lane, Westampton 08060 (15% of food & drink will benefit the cause).
Need a ride?  Send your request when you purchase your ticket & a volunteer Mason will pick you up.
April, 18, 2020 6pm Social
7pm Dinner
Roaring 20's Gatsby Gala - $50
Jumping Brook Country Club, 210 Jumping Brook Rd, Neptune 07735. 1920's attire encouraged.
Payable to GC Voluntary Donations. RSVP by Apr 4 to Cathy Fusaro, GO.

Souvenir Ad Book: Full Page $100; 1/2 $50; 1/4 $25. Mail to GayLee Benedict; email: OESGatsbyGala@gmail.com
Apr 19, 2020
Semper Fido Day at the Races - $25 advance
Day of Fun & Fellowship. Meet Semper Fido Vets and their dogs. Buffet lunch & beverages. 10 Races, $1 per chance; Baskets, and 50/50. Contact Candy & Gary Moore. At the door - $30.
Apr 26, 2020
Social 1pm
Dinner 2pm
Winter Wonderland Reunion - $20, Dues $2
   Patti Rhinesmith, PGM & Carl Milley, PGP
Masonic Lodge, 2 Dutch Lane Rd, Freehold 07728. Dinner is Famous Meatloaf by Molly Pitcher #198. Payable to Joanne Byrne, MAIL to Pamela Lindson, WDD #34. RSVP by Apr 15.
May 2, 2020
OES Home, 111 Finderne Ave, Bridgewater 08807.
A fun day to visit our beautiful Home and Visit with the residents. Come join the festivities. There will be District projects, Past Grands Bake Shop; Trustee Boutique with gently used gowns & tuxes; also Vendors.

Health Announcements

Feb 25, 2020 Wil Parsels, PGP in need of prayers
 he is in hospital, the procedure scheduled today is postponed due to a very high temperature
Feb 22, 2020 Firman Abdill, PGO
 is back home and reports he is feeling much better
Feb 22, 2020 Thomas Passante, GR of New York
    and WP of Little Falls #224
Tom is facing another bout with cancer. Keep him in your prayers, send prayers and cards.
Feb 14, 2020 Phyllis Bowman, PGM in need of prayers
 she is in Christiana Hosp, Newark, DE with broken hip and serious infection.


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)
FOUND:  Ladies size 8 brown Eastland casual shoes at a recent reception.

Good News
February 2020 Daria's Choices 
2019-2020 Norma & Dan's Grand Representatives
Lynn & Ken's Grand Representatives
Chapter & District Fundraisers
Feb 29, 2020 Little Falls #224 PARTYLITE
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Click "Find Your Party Host" on the top right corner, and type in "Patti Rhinesmith". Please type in Patti's name so she will receive credit. Thank you!
Mar 27, 2020
Dinner 6:30pm
Little Falls #224 Master Mason's Night
Masonic Lodge, 14 Lincoln Ave, Little Falls 07424
 Guest speaker RW Moises I. Gomez, Grand Historian of the Grand Lodge of NJ.  RSVP Kathy Flannagan, WM
Apr 8, 2020 Fairview #219 Bus Trip to Sight & Sound Theater
      "QUEEN ESTHER" (Only 4 Seats Left!!!) - $135
Trip includes transportation, show & meal at Shady Maple. Cost includes tip for bus driver . The bus will leave from the Senior Center in Audubon at 9:30am and return at 8:00pm. Seats are limited. Make your reservation now. Contact Sister Joan Smith, PGM
Nov 4, 2020 Haddonfield #140 Queen Esther at Sight & Sound - $125
Leave 8am Yardley Commons Senior Cntr, 209 Laurel Rd, Voorhees. Show, Buffet Meal at Shady Maple, home approx 6:30pm. $20 deposit to Joanne Parsels. Balance due Sep 3, 2020.
  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
  "Bethlehem Cooks" - $8
Cookbook of Old Favorites & New. Contact Lauretta Korejko, Secretary
General Information