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Posting Requests to  Patti L Rhinesmith, RWGS at NJOESGC@optonline.net     GC Ofc 908-725-0222
or Gail Naia, RWG Treasurer, RWGTNJ@optonline.net
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the Offering, Sale, or Recommendation of Insurance of any kind is not advocated by the Order of the Eastern Star of NJ.
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see the newest edition SEPTEMBER 2017 STAR JOURNAL under "Information" link.
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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. 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!
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Past Matrons & Past Patrons Assoc, Inc
Proposed By-Laws is at the drop-down menu "Information"
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the printed CALENDAR is posted in drop-down menu on Home Page. It was printed in time for early distribution, so there are a couple of changes. Please note Oct 1 and Jan 20 shown below.
 
Receptions/District Meetings
Sep 23, 2017
12 Noon
District #32 Meeting - $15      Cheryl Butler, WDD
Masonic Hall, 175 Chestnut St, Nutley 07110. Payable to & mail to Cheryl Butler by Sep 15th.  Limited seating.
 
Sep 24, 2017
4:00pm
Party Night Mount Holly #147
    Fran Levering, GR of WY & Dawn Altimus, GR of LA

Mastori's Diner, 146 Hwy 130, Bordentown 08505. There will be separate checks for everyone. RSVP to Lorraine Altimus, PGO by Sep 15.
 
Sep 30, 2017
12 Noon
District #37 Meeting - $18      Judy Brown, WDD
Masonic Lodge, 6926 Park Ave, Pennsauken 08110. Payable to 37 District 2017-18, mail to Judy Brown by Sep 20.
 
Oct 5, 2017
6:30pm
Reception Tuckerton #54 - $40
   Mary Beth Wegman, GR of NE; Anna Tews, GR of GA

The Element Restaurant, 635 Route 72, Manahawkin 08050. Meal Choice: Chicken Francaise; Sliced Flat Iron Steak; or Penne Vodka. Payable to Tuckerton #54, mail to Patricia Hoagland, PGO Sec'y. RSVP by Sep 28.
 
Oct 11, 2017
6:30pm
Reception Alpha #288 & Lincoln #95 - $40
   Carol A. Johnson, WGBCF; Ruby Klabenesh, GR of Scotland; Donna Wagenheim, GR of MD

Russian Hall, 4 Woodhull Ave, Little Falls 07424. Payable to Lincoln #95, mail to Debbie LeDoux, PGO by Oct 5.
 
Oct 21, 2017
12 Noon
change in location
District #38 Meeting - $15    Cheryl McCarthy WDD
  at which time Lynn C. Billingham, RWAGM will name the Associate Matrons and they will receive their special pin

Note New Location: Masonic Lodge, 2308 Mt Holly Rd (Rt 541), Burlington 08016.
Payable to Melissa Peterson, mail to Cheryl McCarthy, WDD by Oct 7. Seating limited.
  
Oct 25, 2017
7:30pm
Honor Night Shekinah #82  -  $8
   Diana Miller, WG Chaplain; Lynda McDowell, GR of Bolivia;
Robert Karrer, GR of NC; Russell Parsons, GR of FL

Masonic Lodge, 1317 Fairton Rd, Millville 08332. Ice cream social to follow. Payable to Shekinah #82, mail to JoAnn Bingenheimer, PGM Sec'y
 
Oct 26, 2017
6:30pm
Reception Gloria #159 - $38
   Carol Orner, WG Warder; Dawn Betts, WDD #35;
Debbie Morrison, GR of AR; Adair Ruane, GR of Brit Col & Yukon; Dale VanHouten, GR of MT

Sea Oaks Country Club, 99 Golf View Dr, Little Egg Harbor 08087. Meal Choice: Roast Pork Loin; Chicken Francaise; or Cavtelli & Broccoli. Payable to Gloria Chapter #159, mail to Jessica Walton, PGO by Oct 6.
 
Oct 30, 2017
6:30pm
Party Night   Northern Chapter #38 - $15
  Daria Hamm, RWAGC
Masonic Lodge, Rt 46 & International Blvd, Budd Lake 07828. Payable to & mail to Michele Hess, PGM by Oct 13. Choice of Pastie: Beef w/onion; Beef no onion; Chicken; Veggie.
 
Nov 2, 2017
6:30pm
Honor Night Bethlehem #40
   Lisa O'Brien, GR of CA; Rachel McDill, GR of CO;
and Shean McDill, GR of Quebec

Masonic Lodge, 692 E. Bay Ave, Barnegat 08005. Dinner seating limited.  RSVP by Oct 20 to Lauretta Korejko, WM
Please bring a donation for the Food Bank
 
Nov 4, 2017
12 Noon
District 31 Meeting - $18    Susan Whitty, WDD
Masonic Lodge, 24 Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey 07446. Payable to & mail to Joanne Byrne, RWG Trustee by Oct 21.
 
Nov 7, 2017
6:30
Honor Night Stella #20 & Jephtha #134 - $20
   Carol Donohue, WGBCF; Dorothy Westdyke, WGFC;
 Gloria Salleroli, GR of AL

Masonic Lodge, 1484 VanHouten Ave, Clifton 07013. Payable to JaneAnn Farissier, PGM - mail to Sandy Lind. RSVP by Oct 31. Dinner seating limited.
 
Nov 8, 2017
6:30pm
Party Night District #38 for 10 Grand Representatives
  Doris Forte, James Earle, Linda Amme, Ron Amme, Geraldine Pohlig, Linda Keith, Jean Kane, Francine Zioance, Jessie Earle, Susan Sharp-Corliss

Metro Diner, Rt 130 & Browning Lane, Brooklawn 08030. Order from menu, one check per table, bring cash. RSVP email Dawn Smith, PGO or call Linda Taunt, PGO by Nov 1.
 
Nov 18, 2017
12 Noon
District 39 Meeting - $15   Ruth Ann Hoyt, WDD
Masonic Lodge, Rt 46 & International Dr., Budd Lake 07828. Payable to & mail to Linda Pettenger, PGO by Nov 4
Please Note: all PGMs & PGPs are guests, we apologize for the oversight.
 
Nov 30, 2017
6:30pm
Honor Night Dewey #155 - $15
   Norma Hines, RWGC; Dawn Freney, WG Esther;
 CaroleEnterkine, WDD #36; Helen Freney, GR of Idaho

Masonic Lodge, 220 Philadelphia Ave, Egg Harbor City 08215. Payable to Dewey Chapter, mail to Michele Hess, PGM by Nov 24.
 
Dec 5, 2017
7:30pm
Honor Night Naomi #28
   Cheryl Butler, WDD #32; Cheryl Dearborn, GR of RI; Carol Feiler, GR of PA
Masonic Lodge, 129 Main St (corner of Hobart), Ridgefield Park 07660. Refreshments following. Please RSVP to Carole Moore, PGM.
Dec 7, 2017
6:30pm
Reception Emmaus #183 - $25
   Lizette Priliszh, WDD #33; Norman Sloan, GR of Alberta
Masonic Lodge, 1912 Morris Ave, Union 07083. Payable to Emmaus #183, mail to Jacki Mabey, PGO. RSVP by Nov 25. After Nov 25 send $30
 
   

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
Oct 1, 2017 Key to Success Reunion canceled
due to unforeseen circumstances. Looking forward to a reunion in 2018.
 
Oct 14, 2017
5pm
Mickey's Halloween Tricks & Treat Murder Mystery - $10
   Multi-Juristictional Exchange - PA, NJ, MD, VA, Dist Columbia
Caesar Rodney #8, 1405 Wilmington Rd, New Castle, DE 19720. Payble to Grand Chapter of Delaware OES, mail to Exchange, %Barbara Lott, PO Box 186, Dagsboro, DE 19939
 
Oct 15, 2017
3pm Social
4pm Dinner
8th Annual Spirit Wings Reunion
Masonic Lodge, 2308 Mt Holly Rd (Rt 541), Burlington 08016. $22 Dinner, $2 Dues payable & mail to Patricia Wentworth, PGO by Oct 10.
 
Oct 22, 2017
2pm
7th Annual This Moment in Time Reunion
Masonic Lodge, 220 Philadelphia Ave, Egg Harbor City 08215. $16 Dinner, $4 Dues payable & mail to Helen Freney, PGO by Oct 16. Meal Choice: Chicken Bruschetta or Port w/Apricot Glaze.
 
Oct 17-20, 2017 Freedom Trail to Boston by Senior Tours
the Best of Boston, Coastal Gloucester, "Old Ironsides", Old North Church, Fanneuil Hall, Quincey Market, and more. Senior Tours "extras" - cocktails, snacks, soft drinks, juices with escort on board; videos, games, good times.  3 Dinners, 3 Breakfasts. Incl all taxes, tips to hotel & restaurant staff, luggage transfers & more.
Per person rate: Single $898; Double $779; Triple/Quad $753. Send $100pp Deposit to: Seniortours, Inc, 508 Irvington Road, Drexel, PA 19026. State your name, address, phone, email, "Eastern Star Oct 17-20 Freedom Trail to Boston". You will receive confirmation at our address.
 
Oct 28, 2017
6-11pm
Halloween Hoot - Halloween Party - $25
Scottish Rite, 103 Dunns Mill Rd, Bordentown 08505. Checks payable to GC Voluntary Donations, in memo: Halloween Hoot. Mail to Karyn Visscher, WG Marshal.
Music by DJ Mike.  Costumes encouraged.  Be there, or be scared!

 
Dec 3, 2017
3pm
Christmas Cantata, an afternoon of beautiful music
   Somerset Presbyterian Church, 100 JFK Blvd, Somerset 08873
 
Do you love to sing?  See schedule for rehearsals below
 
Dec 9, 2017
Social 7pm
Dinner 7:30pm
Spirit of Christmas "Snow Ball" - $50
   Holiday Inn, 195 Davidson Ave, Somerset 08873
Evening of fun & sociability. Music by "All Tuned Up", photo opportunity, lots of surprises. Payable to GC Voluntary Donations, mail to Michele Hess, PGM by Nov 30.

Requesting support of this event by purchasing an AD in commemorative book for advertising, In Honor Of, In Memory Of, and any other Good Reason.

Ad Form & Booster Sheet

 
Dec 15-17, 2017
Check-in 3pm
Christmas in Cape May at the Grand Hotel
1045 Beach Drive.  Incl Welcome Party; 2 Breakfasts; Holly Trolley Tour; Cocktails & Dinner; Entertainment; Visit from Santa with gifts for all.  Free time for shopping & use of pool.
Rates per person (pp) all inclusive: $407 Single occupancy; $269pp Double; $239pp Triple.  RSVP with Name, Address, Phone with Deposit of $100pp by Nov 1st. Payable to & mail to Lorraine Altimus, PGO. Balance due by Nov 22.
 
Jan 7-19,
2018
Sail with Diana & Emil - 12 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise on "Anthem" from Bayonne
all the special features of a beautiful ship. Visit San Juan; Philipsburg, St Maarten; St Johns, Antiqua; Castries, St Lucia; Bridgetown, Barbados; St Kitts & Nevis.  Cabins start at $1,418. Contact Mike at Adventure Travel, 732-450-9200 or 800-883-8646.
 
Jan 20, 2018
changed
Table Lodge date changed to Feb 10
 
Feb 10, 2018
new date
Table Lodge @ Parkertown
details later
 

Health Announcements

Sep 11, 2017 Kay Zadoorian, PGO  Lydia #41
recuperating at home after knee surgery. Send prayers & cards.
 
   

Sorrow
Sep 5, 2017 passing of Patricia Post, PM Tilden #59, a 50 yr member
   daughter of Lynne Jacobacci, PGO

send prayers & cards
 
Sep 17, 2017 passing of Katherine "Kaye" V. Stiles, PGM
there will be a memorial service at a later date
 
Sep 22, 2017 passing of Mabel Parsons  Shekinah #82
  wife of Russell Parsons, GR of FL and WP of Shekinah #82

Mabel "Mae" E. Parsons, age 75 of Millville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sat, Sep 16, 2017. Born and raised in Millville to the late William Pettit and Chris Pettit-Mason, Mae attended Millville High School and was a lifelong resident. She married Russell C. Parsons, Sr. in 1958, and they shared 60 years of marriage together. Mae was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Millville. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Shekinah #82 for over 40 years. Mae loved watching her grandchildren, and also greatly enjoyed wintering in Eustis, FL for over 20 years. During the winter, Mae was a member of the Red Hat Society in Florida. She also loved going to Disney. Most of all, Mae treasured the time that she was able to share with her family and friends. Mae will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Russell C. Parsons, Sr.; three sons, Russell Parsons, Jr. and wife Ruth Ann of Dorchester, Tim Parsons and wife Katrina of Millville, and Steve Parsons of Millville; three special daughters, Beth Parsons, Cindy Williams, and Tracy Boerke; four sisters, Agnes Sanchez, Chris Moore, Mary Coleman, and Margaret Pusey; one brother, Nelson Pettit; eight grandchildren, Jamie Abdill and husband Doug, Nathaniel Parsons and wife Jessica, Gary Parsons, Michael Parsons & Sue, Matthew Parsons & Amanda, Nicole Parsons, Kira Parsons, and Gage Parsons; six great-grandchildren, J.D. and Nicholas Abdill, Mackenzie Parsons, Madison Parsons, Gabriel Parsons, and Jase Parsons; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her son Jimmy; two infant sons, Michael and Gary; and two brothers, Robert Pettit and William Pettit. Funeral Services will be conducted at 12 noon on Fri, Sep 22, 2017, in the Christy Funeral Home, 11 W. Broad St., Millville. Family and friends will be received in the funeral home on Thursday 6-8pm, and Friday 11am -12 noon. There will be an OES service on Thurs at 7pm in the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Millville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to New Hope United Methodist Church, 2018 Newcombtown Road, Millville, NJ 08332
  
Sep 20, 2017 passing of Harry A. Cubberley, father of Cheryl McCarthy, WDD #38
   grandfather of Melissa Peterson, PGO

age 91, of Yardville, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. Born in Trenton, he was a resident of Yardville for over 40 years. Harry was a WWII Army Vet and retired from NJ Bell where he worked as an outside plant engineer. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, Trenton/Burlington Chapter, the Mt. Moriah Lodge #28 F&AM, the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and the Crescent Shrine Band. He had played in the John Keifer Hamilton Township Band and enjoyed traveling with the National Campers and Hikers Assoc. Predeceased by his parents Maurice and Edith Cubberley, his sister, Thelma Benton, his beloved wife Erva Cubberley and his sons-in-law, Tom McCarthy and Anthony D. Costello, he is survived by his son: Harry A. Cubberley Jr. of Bordentown; his daughters, Cheryl McCarthy of Yardville and Linda DeSandre of Bordentown; his grandchildren, Laurel and Dan Bayer, Meghan and Andrew Grosse, Amanda and Michael Herbert, Melissa and Charles Peterson and Kevin and Carrie Cubberley, 9 great grandchildren and his brother Maurice A. Cubberley and his wife Muriel of Illinois.
Funeral Services will be held 11am Wednesday, September 20 at the Peppler Funeral Home, 122 Crosswicks St., Bordentown. Interment will follow in the North Crosswicks Cemetery, Hamilton. Friends may call Tues from 6-8pm and again on Wed morning from 10am until time of service at the funeral home. Masonic Services will begin at 7:30pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pearson Memorial United Methodist Church, 71 Pearson Dr., Trenton 08610 or to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 3551 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19140.
 
 
Oct 1, 2017
passing of Dave Visscher, father of Karyn, WG Marshal husband of Barbara, father of Glenn. Keep the Visscher family in your prayers.

Bro. Charles D. (Dave) Visscher passed away earlier this week, while attending the Supreme Council meeting (AASR) in at Rochester, NY.    He was a great father, a great man and a great Mason. Dad was involved in so many organizations and touched all of our lives in a multitude of ways. He was doing what he loved, with those that he loved -  He will never be forgotten.
As a celebration of his life, we will be holding services on Sun, Oct 1 at the Presbyterian Church on the Green, 57 Park Place, Morristown, NJ.  Masonic Service 2pm (please arrive by 1:30pm). Memorial Service: 2:45pm.  Party to Celebrate Dave's Life 4pm. We hope you will all stay around to attend the party - it should be a wonderful celebration - we all know how much Dad Loved a good party!
Donations can be made to the following organizations: Museum of Masonic Culture (Historic Trenton Masonic Temple. Trenton, NJ); The Presbyterian Church on the Green, Morristown; Cincinnati Lodge No. 3, Morristown
 
Oct 7, 2017
1:00pm
Memorial for Vivian Molnar, PGO  Mt Zion #116 & Gloria #159
held at the Pinelands Reformed Church, 898 Rte. 37 W., Toms River 08757.
Vivian Joan Molnar, 76, passed away on August 24, 2017 at Community Medical Center in Toms River. She was a member of Pinelands Reformed Church in Toms River, a member and Past Grand Officer of the Order of the Eastern Star of NJ since 1967, a member of Mt. Zion Chapter #116 in Metuchen, and a member of Gloria Chapter #159 in Toms River. Vivian was predeceased by her husband, George Molnar III, her parents Evelyn and Louis Bruno, Jr., her in-laws, Frieda and George Molnar, Jr., sisters-in-law, Norma and Patricia Bruno, and nephew, Louis Bruno IV. She is survived by her loving children: daughter, Kimberly Robbins, and son, Scott Molnar; goddaughter, Janis Bruno and brother Louis Bruno III; nieces and nephews, Maryann Bruno, Leslie and Butch Rusak, Dawn and Ross Bruno; great nieces and nephews, and a great-great-nephew. She also leaves behind her four-legged child, "Ziva," who "rescued" Vivian 8 years ago.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Eastern Star Charity Foundation, mail to JoAnn Bingenheimer, PGM or the Popcorn Park Zoo at www.ahscares.org.  Address: Popcorn Park, P.O. Box 43, Forked River, NJ 08731-0043
 

Grand Chapter Announcements
Sep 17
Oct 8,15,29
Nov 12,19,26

3pm 
Do you love to sing? Come join the OES Grand Choir
we are always looking for new members. Rehearsals for the Christmas Cantata are dates posted at Somerset Pres. Church, 100 JFK Blvd, Somerset 08873.
 
Contact Chior Director Mary Jane Lojewski, PGM
 
2017-2018 COPPER PROJECT - Jessica Walton & Joe Herx Co-Chairs
they will be collecting fines & donations for Acts of Kindnes & Little Mistakes.  The Penny Brigade jar is available. Items for sale will be Law Book & Ritual Covers, greeting cards and Ruby Klabenesh's famous shortbread. Be sure to stop at their table at District Meetings.
 
2017 MEMBERSHIP SURVEY 
those members who attended Grand Session and who provided an email address at registration should have received a survey, asking for their input as we evaluate and plan for future Grand Sessions. Other members will also have an opportunity to express their opinions and share their ideas when the survey is printed in the next issue of the Star Journal. We are asking for honest, constructive input from our members as we look to make positive changes as needed - here is your chance to contribute to the continued success of our Order! Any questions, please contact the Grand Chapter Office. THANK YOU!!
 
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. 
 
2017-18 Voluntary Donations Chairmen Joan Kelly-Witzig, PGO & Rosalinda Frascati, PGO
Donations payable to GC Voluntary Donations and mailed to Joan
 
  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
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
FOUND: 
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Good News
2017-2018 Diana & Emil's Grand Representatives 
 
2016-2017 Diane & Bob's Grand Representatives

2015-2016 JoAnn & Don's Grand Representatives

   
Chapter & District Fundraisers
Sep 22, 2017
2-7pm
Medford #287 2nd Annual Blood Drive
Masonic Lodge, 25 Bank St, Medford 08055.
Contact Anita Cole, PGO
 
Oct 7, 2017
9am - 4pm
Starlight #107 Fall Harvest Vendor Tailgait - Vendors Wanted
Set-up 7:30-8:45am Rain or Shine.  $20 Parking space - $35 for Two spaces. Supply own tables. Food available for purchase.
Masonic Lodge, Rt 46 & International Dr, Budd Lake 07828.
Contact Donna Frye, PO Box 454, Stanhope 07874
 
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
 
   
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