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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

Receptions/District Meetings

Upcoming Dates  -- see Chapter & District Fundraisers below
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

May 19, 2018 Bert Kovash, WP Raritan #58
in hospital ICU after aserious fall. Keep him and Ella in your prayers and send cards to the home.
May 19, 2018 Shirley Wack, PGO
laid up after a fall. Keep her in your prayers, send cards to the home.
May 18, 2018 Ruth Schulze, PGO
seriously hurt in a fall. Keep her in your prayers, cards may be sent to her home. She is wife of Robert Schulze, PGP.
May 18, 2018 Alice Carter-Mead, GR of Alabama
recuperating from an auto accident. Please remember her with prayers & cards.

May 6, 2018 Passing of Charles (Chuck) Greeno, PGO
husband of Edith, WG Electa 2018-19. Please keep Edith and their family in your prayers.
Charles H. Greeno, 79, of Plainsboro, NJ, died Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Univ. Med. Cntr of Princeton. Born in Binghamton, NY, he was a mechanical engineer for Bristol-Myers Squibb Corporation. He was a Past Master of Princeton Lodge, No. 38; Horizon Daylight Lodge No. 229; Scottish Rite Valley of Central Jersey where he had received the Meritorious Award and also the 33rd Degree. He had just received a lifetime achievement award from the Valley of Central Jersey. He was a member of Crescent Temple Shrine and was past president of the Princeton Shrine Club. He was a Past Patron and Past Grand Officer of Bordentown Chapter No. 257. He was a member of the Order of Rainbow for Girls in New Jersey, holder of the Grand Cross, and served on the Grand Executive Committee. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Jamesburg where he was a past elder. Son of the late Paige H. and Eula Knowlden Greeno, he is survived by his wife, Edith Haines Greeno; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela S. and Edward G. Campbell and Deborah S. and Ronald Lyon, and two grandchildren, Rebekah Brotzman and Samuel Brotzman.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Jamesburg, 175 Gatzmer Ave., Jamesburg, NJ 08831 with the Rev. Gary W. Filson, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangments are under the direction of the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Road, Pennington, NJ. Contributions may be made to the Children's Dyslexia Center of New Jersey, Burlington Center c/o the Valley of Central Jersey, AASR, 103 Dunns Mill Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505 and The Presbyterian Church of Jamesburg, 175 Gatzmer Ave., Jamesburg, NJ 08831.

Grand Chapter Announcements
  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
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. 
  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

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

2018-2019 Lynn's Appointments

Chapter & District Fundraisers
Jul 18, 2018
Dewey #155 Christmas in July - Ultimate Girls Night Out - $25
Wine & Unwind at the Vineyard Art Studio and create your very own personalized Ornament (choice from 3 designs). Complimentary Wine, Cheese & Crackers.
359 St. Louis Ave, Egg Harbor 08215. RSVP by 7/11 to Norma Hines
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
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