Grand Chapter of NH ~ Order of Eastern Star
Grand Chapter of NH ~ Order of Eastern Star
Grand Chapter of NH ~ Order of Eastern Star
Grand Chapter of NH ~ Order of Eastern Star
Grand Chapter of NH ~ Order of Eastern Star
Grand Chapter of NH ~ Order of Eastern Star
Grand Chapter of NH ~ Order of Eastern Star
Grand Chapter of NH ~ Order of Eastern Star
Grand Chapter of NH ~ Order of Eastern Star
Grand Chapter of NH ~ Order of Eastern Star
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From the desks of the Worthy Grand Matron & Patron and Grand Marshal ~ March 31, 2022

Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Let us first say how proud we are of Stephanie Lemelin, Grand Adah, and John Moore, Grand Warder, for the work they did at Can-Am. When you see them tell them great job. We had a group of 30 there and of course New Hampshire closed the banquet on Saturday night. A wonderful time was had by all.
Your Worthy Grand Matron, Sister Henrietta, and Worthy Grand Patron, Brother Craig, have been traveling. One of our first stops for 2022 was at Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 for the first Official Visitation. I must say they rocked it. We presented Sister Barbara Gaskell, PGM, with a Grand Representative Commission to Australia. Brother Wil Nemchick was given Grand Representative Commission to New Jersey. Sister Nancy Brooks, Grand Esther, and Brother Stephen Bashler, Grand Treasurer, were presented with Mad Hatter Grand Family photos. Thank you to both of you for your hard work.
Onward to James Farrington Pleiades No. 7 in Rochester. After a terrific potluck dinner of soups and stews it was down to business for the evening. First, Brother Ronald Brown was presented a Grand Representative Commission to Saskatchewan. JFP should be proud of their officers who did a great job.
Additional Grand Representative appointments include Cathy Brown, Indiana, Christine Travers, Wyoming and Francis Flanders-Lange, Vermont. There are many more to be presented in the months to come so stay tuned.
Other dates coming up will be the Red Queen's Ball weekend on April 8-9 at the Town and Country Inn Gorham. If you haven't made your reservation get them in time is running out, also think RED. I'm told Friday night will have some Square Dancing.
Get your putting skills ready for the Mini Golf Tournament is coming up on April 30 at Chucksters in Hooksett. This is a big fund raiser for the Mad Hatters and we always have a lot of fun. On May 13-15 we will be having a fun weekend at Twin Mountain Motor Court. This is the Annual NH-Quebec Exchange. This is a fun weekend just relax and enjoy. On Saturday, the Grand Conductress and Grand Sentinel will be holding their Group formation meeting with a complimentary luncheon. Email Dennis Tuttle for more information. Mark your calendar for the next Mad Hatters meeting on Sunday June 26 in Claremont. On this event we will be working on the ditty bags for Grand Chapter. A list of items will be sent out prior to this event.
Official Visitations coming up are April 13 at Puritan Chapter No. 29 in Milford (Grands), April 18 at Portia-Henocon-Asteria No. 14 in Hillsboro (Deputies), April 23 at Priscilla No. 51 in Penacook at 10:00 a.m. (Grands, May 7 at Mt. Eustis No. 1 in Lancaster, May 12 at CT Valley-Mt. Moosilauke No. 42 in Orford (Grands), May 17 at Peabody-Mt. Washington No. 35 in Tilton (Deputies), May 23 at Mizpah-Eunice No. 30 in Charlestown (Grands), June 2 at Crescent Chapter No. 45 in a TBA location (Grands), June 7 at Ruth Chapter No. 16 in Manchester (Deputies), June 8 at Ellacoya Chapter No. 43 in Holderness (Grands) and June 11 at Ionic Ragged Mt. No. 20 Franklin (Grands). Let's see how many of our Sisters and Brothers can make it to these Visitations.
The Grand Representatives Annual Meeting will be held on the 15th of May with the location to be determined. The Legislation Review meeting is also coming up soon with the date and location to be determined. If you have any proposed legislation please get it into Sister Shelley Gullett, PGM, Grand Secretary, as soon as possible. This takes time to review and ensuring it is in proper format. Huggables are still being collected, if you feel some of them can be brought to local authorities please contact Sister Charlotte Leavitt who will send you tags to put on. Reminder these need to be new and have store tags on them.
NASCAR on July 16 and 17. Volunteers are needed for this great event. It is easy work, just scanning tickets for patrons coming in and going out. This is another money maker for the group. Contact Sister Lisa Hollis or Brother Larry Gaskell to sign up.
For some of you who don't know, Brother Craig, our Worthy Grand Patron, has been doing the Guidepost articles for me do to my eyesight not being what it should be. He has also been my chief letter writer. Thank you Brother Craig. We also would like you to keep in your prayers Sister Libby Newell, our Grand Marshal, who is unable to travel, however we know she will be joining us on the "Life is a Magical Journey" trail real soon. We miss you. We would like all of you to remember those Sisters and Brothers who are ill and or in distress, those who have passed to the Grand Chapter above, those Armed Service members who are protecting us from harm's way, and let us not forget our Fire Fighters, Police Officers and EMTs who their lives on the line everyday. Thank You.
As always remember "Life's a Journey not a Guided Tour." Till next time.

In Star Love,
Henrietta I. Fowler, Worthy Grand Matron
Craig I. Brown, Worthy Grand Patron

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The signs and sounds that Spring will soon be upon us bring new energy and a busy Eastern Star schedule for the Mad Hatters! The longer days and warmer weather will help with the traveling to these spectacular events that I will be highlighting in this article. The Red Queen's Ball, April 8-10 in Shelbourne, NH will be the place to be to start the Spring off with a bang! Friday evening there will be a square-dancing theme and pull out those red gowns or tops for the Ball on Saturday evening! The "Queen" Henrietta I. Fowler, Worthy Grand Matron, will be keeping a watchful eye over the evening and the Mad Hatters! It will be a fun time so please get those reservations made to be part of the fun and see what magic the Queen has in store for us! Time has been made for 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 9 for the consolidation of Olive Branch No.1 and Mt. Eustis No. 37 at the Lancaster Masonic Temple (not a far ride from Shelbourne). Please come and join us and support these two Chapters to becoming one strong and united Chapter in the north country of our state!
Get ready to play mini golf on April 30 at Chuckster's in Hooksett for the annual Charity Mini-Golf Game! Not only is it fun, but if you don't want to play, you can come and join us for an awesome time, good food and bid on some great raffles (early Christmas shopping)!
The NH Quebec Exchange in Twin Mountain will be on May 13-15 and on May 14, Sister Karen D. Tuttle and Brother Dennis Tuttle, Jr. will be hosting their Group Formation Meeting and on May 15 in Littleton will be the Grand Representatives Reception. See how we are trying to combine events in one area so that all can attend!!!
June 18 (rescheduled from 1/25) will be the annual Mr. OES Pageant in Rochester. Who will be the contestants this year? Come and join us for a wonderful dinner and loads of laughs and great entertainment!!
While you are doing your spring cleaning, perhaps you have gowns, tuxes, shoes, or other evening items that you would like to donate to the Gown Sale at Grand Chapter. Pam Schofield is the person to contact for further details.
These are just a few of the special events that are scheduled for the Spring along with the Visitation schedule that is posted in the e-Guidepost, OES Guidepost, and the Mad Hatters GO booklets. Keep your eye on the e-Guidepost for any up to the minute updates or new postings. Remember the Travel Booklets! These can be downloaded from the e-Guidepost site or the NH OES website and are always available from Tracie Carpenter, Deputy Grand Marshal, or myself. Looking forward to seeing you all on the OES Trail!

Star love and hugs,
Elizabeth "Libby" Newell, Grand Marshal

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