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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
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, RWGT. Thank you for your help!
Past Matrons & Past Patrons Assoc, Inc
Proposed By-Laws is at the drop-down menu "Information"
STAR JOURNAL March 2018 edition is on site. Go to HomePage.  Top menu/Information/Star Journal
in accordance with their law, the deadline for submission of Petitions is extended to April 2, 2018.
Petition with original signatures must be postmarked by April 2, 2018, mailed to CF Secretary JoAnn Bingenheimer, PGM

deadline to recieve Petitions is extended to May 1, 2018
Receptions/District Meetings

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
Apr 22, 2018
2pm Social
3pm Dinner
Faith, Family & Friends Reunion - Diane Capel & Robert Parsons
Masonic Lodge, 45 Mantua Blvd, Mantua Twp 008051.  Buffet Dinner $23
Dues $5 First Year - $2 Existing Members. Check payable to Cheryl Morris, mail to Francine Zioance, PGO by Apr 13th.
Apr 25, 2018
BLOOD DRIVE In Memory of Antonia (Tonneke) VanBergen & In Honor of her daughter Lisa Fahy
Tonneke passed away in Nov 2016 after a battle with AML Leukemia, she was a member of Stella #20 & Gloria #159. Her daughter Erica Lobascio, a member of Stella #20 wishes us to help spread the word to help her sister Lisa recieve the blood & platelets she needs in her own fight against ALL Leukemia. This is especially devastating after losing their mom Tonneke and then dad Jack VanBergen a year later.
Lisa and her husband have 2 young daughters. The family extends grateful thanks for anyone able to donate blood. Please keep the family in your prayers.
The drive is being held at the Eastern Christian Children's Retreat, 700 Mountain Ave, Wyckoff 07481. To schedule an appointment call 201-251-3703.
All donors receive free health screening. Walk-ins Welcome.

Apr 28, 2018
Save the date - Movie Under the Stars
     presented by the Traveling Stars

the GRs of JoAnn & Don fundraiser for the luncheon at Grand Session 2018.  $15 incl movie, hot dog & drink. More details to be announced
Apr 29, 2018
2pm Social
3pm Dinner
Winter Wonderland Reunion - Patti Rhinesmith & Carl Milley
Masonic Lodge, 404 Tenafly Rd, Tenafly 07670.  Dinner - $15
Dues $2 current Members - $5 New Members. Checks payable and mail to Joanne Byrne, RWG Trustee.  Deadline Apr 15th

May  5, 2018 Santa's Workshop & Crafts - Home Day
CoChairs - Ella R. Kovash, PGM & Anita Erickson, PGO. Come see District projects. Pictures with Santa for a fee. Come help spread Christmas Love.
OES Home, 111 Finderne Ave, Bridgewater 08807
7am Pancake Breakfast
39th District Plant Sale Pre-order form - 

May 6, 2018
Lincoln #95 100th Birthday - $35
Thatcher McGhee's Irish Pub, 31 Passaic Ave, Fairfield 07004. Buffet: Irish Scones w/butter, Salad, Chicken Pot Pie, Shepard's Pie, Penne AlaVodka, Coleslaw, Fruit Platter, Cheese Platter, Coffee, Tea, Soft drinks, Birthday Cake.
Payable to Lincoln Chapter #95, mail to Debbie LeDoux, PGO by April 28.
May 21, 2018
6pm Social
6:30pm Dinner
Gift Of Service Membership Dinner - $50
Bally's Hotel, 1900 Boardwalk, Atlantic City 08401. Dinner - Lettuce, Watermelon, Cheese with Balsamic Glaze; Chicken Parmesan with Ziti; Rolls & Butter; Creme Brulee; Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea; Cash Bar. Joyous & Musical evening by The Foggy Minded Boys & the Fogg-ettes. Payable to Grand Chapter OES of NJ, Mail to Jane Ann Farissier, PGM by May 12th.
May 22, 2018
52nd Annual Secretary/Treasurer Luncheon - $30
All are welcome to join us. Bally's Hotel.
All Past & Present Secretaries or Treasurers who wish to be a member of the club, Dues are $2.
Lunch: Wild Rice Soup; Twin Croissant Sandwiches (Tuna & Chicken Salad); Yummy Dessert of Chocolate, Coconut, Graham Cracker, Choco;ate Mousse; Hot & Cold Coffee & Tea.  Payable to, mail to Michele Hess, PGM by May 1st.
May 22 - 24, 2018 148th Grand Session - "Spirit of Christmas"
Bally's Hotel, 1900 Boardwalk, Atlantic City 08401.
Rooms are base price $69 plus Taxes & Fees (State, City, Hotel).  Make reservations using our Group Code SB05EA8 Tele 1-888-516-2215 or online https://aws.passkey.com/go/sb05ea8

Tentative Schedule..........
Tues, May 22, 7pm - Formal Opening
Wed, May 23, 9am - Business; Addresses of MWGM, MWGP, RWG Secretary, RWG Treasurer
Wed, May 23, 2pm - Charity Foundation, Election, Necrology & Memorial
Wed, May 23, 7pm - Presentation of Grand Officers, WG Fraternal Correspondent Report, Grand Representative Commissions
Thurs, May 24, 9am - Greetings from Bally's; OES Home President; Vote on Restructured Law Book; Unfinished Business
Thurs, May 24, 7pm - Presentation various committees; OPEN INSTALLATION of Grand Officers 2018-2019
May 22-24, 2018 Pre-Registration for Members & Guests - $15
Forms on page 11 of Star Journal. At Web Home page, see Information at top - drop down to Star Journal. Must be recieved by Apr 30th.
May 22 - 24 MEAL PLAN - 3 Options available
Option One $170 - 3 Breakfasts - Tues, Wed, Thurs & 2 Dinners - Tues & Wed
Option Two $95 - 2 Dinners - Tues & Wed
Option Three $85 - 3 Breakfasts - Tues, Wed, Thurs
All meals are Buffet Service with nice selections from which to choose. See Star Journal for full details.
Payable to Grand Chapter OES of NJ, Mail to Grand Chapter Office by Apr 24th.
May 23, 2018
Grand Representatives Luncheon hosted by the Traveling Stars - $45
Bally's, Atlantic City. Traveling Stars appointed by JoAnn Bingenheimer & Donald Robinson. Payable to & Mail to Kathleen Zielinski, PGO by May 9th.
Jun 15, 2018

11am Regis

1pm Tee Time

5:30pm Social

6pm Dinner &
Lynn & Ken's Golf Outing - Mays Landing Golf Club
1855 Cates Road, Mays Landing 08330.
Golfers Registration 11:00am includes Hot Dog, Chips, Draft Beer or Soda. Shotgun/Best Ball. Tee Time 1pm. Longest Drive, Closest to Pin, Best 4Some Score.
Putting contest for ALL including non-golfers.
Golfers $100 includes Cart & Dinner.  Non-golfers Dinner $40
Sponsor a Hole - $25
Dinner Barbecue: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Sausage w/peppers & onions, Chicken, Salads, Baked Beans, Lettuce, tomatoes, onion Platter, Condiments, Chips, Beer & Fountain Soda.
Payable to Voluntary Donations, mail to Gail Naia, RWG Treasurer by June 5th.
Lots of things for Nongolfers in area
Jul 29 -
Aug 2, 2018
Bus Trip to Vermont to benefit OES Home
leaving from Elmwood Park by 10am. Four night stay at Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee VT. 4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners included.  Many planned activities at the resort incl pontoon boat ride. Also, a cruise on Squam Lake (On Golden Pond fame); visit King Arthur Flour Company; visit St. Johnsbury The Dog Chapel & Gallery; visit Vermont Country Store.
$850 per person double occupancy paid by May 15, payable to Theresa Casper. Contact Theresa immediately to get your name on the list.
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

Apr 15, 2018 Sharon Rosequist, RWG Trustee
had a fall causing a broken ankle and bones in both feet. She is laid up at this time. Please send prayers & cards.
Apr 8, 2018 Diane Capel, PGM
At home, doing well after knee surgery. Keep her in your prayers and send cards.

Mar 28, 2018 passing of Betty Jane Matejkowski, PGM
Keep Stanley and family in your prayers

Betty-Jane Matejkowski (DeMott) of Seaside Heights, NJ passed away on March 28, 2018. She was born in Union NJ on June 19, 1930. She graduated from Union High School. She was married to Stanley Matejkowski on December 31, 1948. They had just celebrated their 69th Wedding Anniversary. They met on the beach, and moved to Seaside Park in 1949. Betty-Jane was a very loving, attentive, and supportive wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were her most treasured possessions in life. She had 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Betty-Jane was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, in both Gloria Chapter #159 and Wall Chapter #143 for many years. She and her husband were Most Worthy Grand Matron and Grand Patron for the State of NJ 1987-1988. She spent many tireless hours involved in this charitable organization. She was also a member of the Seaside Park Elementary School PTA, and Seaside Park Fire Auxiliary. Betty-Jane was a member of Seaside Park Union Church where at one time was a Sunday School Superintendent. She was a beautician for many years. She worked as a secretary in the Board Office of Central Regional High School and also Hugh J Boyd Elementary School in Seaside Heights. In her retirement, Betty-Jane enjoyed working for the Borough of Seaside Heights Beach Control for a few summers. Betty-Jane loved the beach, and cherished the many seashells known as friends she gathered throughout her life. Betty-Jane is survived by her husband of 69 years Stanley, and her four daughters: Thea Fuhrmann Adcock and husband Denny of Illinois; Terry Jones and husband Dr. Charles Jones of Richmond, Va.; Toni DiGuilio and husband Louis of Seaside Heights; and Jeane Taylor and husband Lloyd of Millville, DE. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main Street, Toms River. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Anderson and Campbell. Burial will follow at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to: the Eastern Star Charity Foundation, c/o JoAnn Bingenheimer, 211 Virginia Avenue, Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234 or  to the National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Triangle, Virginia 22172

Apr 28, 2018
Celebration of Life Robert Peterson, PGP
First Presbyterian Church of Woodbury Heights, 335 Elm Ave, Woodbury Heights 08097. Lunch to follow at church hosted by Fairview Chapter #219.  Please RSVP Beth Barnish, PGO

Grand Chapter Announcements
2018  OES Grand Choir Rehearsals for Grand Session 3:00pm on Sundays as listed
Somerset Presbyterian Church, 100 JFK Boulevard, Somerset. Dates are tenative, contact Mary Jane Lojewski, PGM. If you enjoy music - come join us. Reading music not required - having fun is!
LAST 2 Rehearsals  April 29 & May 6
You may have already received forms from Dorothy Westdyke to be completed by you and returned.   I need your Personal Profile as well as your Grand Representative's Partial Report Form. This partial report is information about your counterpart's name, Session information etc.   As of this date I have very few responses.  These forms help me prepare my report for Grand Session.   As time flies by -- before we know it, we will be in Atlantic City for Grand Session.   If you need any additional copies of these forms, please contact Dorothy Westdyke
  NOTICE - Checks to Eastern Star Charity Foundation of NJ, Inc.
The bank is cracking down how how checks are written. On the Payee Line it must be "ES Charity Foundation of NJ, Inc." 
On the Memo Line please say "General Assistance" or "Scholarship" or "Life Skills".
Thank you for your attention to this, Jennifer Schiffrin, Treasurer
Dec 15, 2017 White Chapter Altar, pentagon shape and 5 white Star Point pedestals with emblem are available. Contact Gail Naia, RWG Treasurer if interested.
  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 https://pamperedchef.com/go/NJOESSpring2018
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. 
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 - 1 Books, 6 CD's
McGinley/Costello - 6 CD's 
Moore/Wack - 13 Books, 24 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: pair of black-rimmed prescription glasses at Gloria Honor Night Oct 26

Good News
2017-2018 Diana & Emil's Grand Representatives 
2016-2017 Diane & Bob's Grand Representatives

2018-2019 Lynn's Appointments

Chapter & District Fundraisers
Feb 27, 2018 Wurlitzer Piano - FREE
to Chapter, Lodge, Forest within our Masonic family
In need of TLC & tuning.  Will deliver within reasonable distance to High Bridge. Contact Larry West, WM of Host Lodge or David Wack, PGP
Apr 22, 2018
Register 8-9am
Northern #38 Road Rally - $25 Pre-register or $30 Rally Day
Start/Finish Kittatinny Lodge, 336 Rte 206, Branchville 07826. Continental Breakfast & Lunch provided. ALL Vehicles welcome! Prizes for Shortest & Longest Time, Shortest & Longest Distance. Checks payable Northern Chapter #38, send to Ellen Mason - include Name, Address, Phone, Make of Vehicle, number of occupants.
ongoing Lincoln #95  Christmas Cookie Collection - $5
This Wonderful collection of cookie and bar recipes has been dedicated to the memory of Sister Julia Olsen, PGO.  They will be a delicious addition to any cookbook and can be used for Christmas or any occasion.   Your check for $5 per book made out to Lincoln Chapter # 95 can be sent to Donna Wagenheim , GR of Maryland  along with your email or postal address. Please include an extra dollar to pay for postage.  Email is encouraged.  I will also have copies with me when I am out and about.
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