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THE ORDER OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

An Auxiliary of the United Supreme Council

Of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Prince Hall Affiliation, Northern Jurisdiction, U.S.A., Inc.

 
 
 

 

Mary Catherine Brinkley

State Grand Loyal Lady Ruler 

MOTTO
Patience cemented in the Bond of Peace and Unity

THEME
Be Patient With One Another

SCRIPTURES
Trust in the Lord with all thine Heart and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him and He shall direct thy path.
Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV

And may God, the source of patience and encouragement, enable you to have the same point of view among yourselves by following the example of Christ Jesus.
Romans 15:5 GNV

May you be made strong with all the strength which comes from His glorious power, so that you may be able to endure everything with patience.
Col. 1:11 GNV

OFFICERS
2014 - 2016

MARY C. BRINKLEY State Grand Loyal Lady Ruler
PHYLLIS WASHINGTON State Grand L.L. Associate Ruler
BERNICE EDMONDS State Grand L.L. Priestess
LILLY B. BURGIS State Grand L.L.Treasurer
DELPHENIA BULLOCK State Grand L.L. Secretary
ELAINE GARY State Grand L.L. Guide
GLYNIS Y. BARR State Grand L.L. Herald
CYNTHIA GUINYARD State Grand L.L. Standard Bearer
ROSE MARY WHEATON State Grand L.L. Inner Guard
ANITA MOBLEY State Grand L.L. Outer Guard
VACANT State Grand L.L. Assistant Secretary
MARIE S. BOBO State Grand L.L. Secretary Emertitus

PAST STATE LOYAL LADY RULERS
RUTH TUCKER NAOMI M. HUGHES JEFFREY B. SWIGGETT
FRINJELLA P.B. WATSON * RUTH E. BUTLER * MARY B. WATFORD *
JESSICA M. GOULD * MILDRED E. BROOKS JENNETTE V. MYRICK *
HAZEL P. BEADFORD * SARA DILLARD AUSTIN * NAOMI Y. TASWELL *
GERALDINE H. LEWIS BERNICE E. WILLIAMS * ALICE M. JONES
CECELIA I. JOHNSON ELAINE R. MCFADDEN GRACE D. MORGAN
CAROLYN J. ROBERTS MARTHA L. WASHINGTON PATRICIA A. HOWARD
ANN B. COLEMAN    
DECEASED *    

HISTORY

It was a cold crisp day on November 14, 1971 when over seventy Loyal Ladies attended an occasional Assembly Of The Order Of The Golden Circle, which was convened at the Holiday Inn Town, Harrisburg, Pa. For the purpose of establishing a state Grand Assembly by the instruction from the Sovereign Grand Commander Leland D.French,33°, of the United Supreme Council, A.A.S.R. of Freemasonry Prince Hall Affiliation, Northern, Jurisdiction, U.S.A. Inc.

1971 - 1973

On November 19, 1972 the State Grand Assembly met at the Holiday Inn, King Of Prussia, PA. L. L. Priestess, Jeffrey B. Swiggett chaired the First Ways And Means Committee Project, A BABY CONTEST. Hazel L. Datcher made our first contribution to the UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND. THE GRAND ASSEMBLY held it's first SEMINAR in Pittsburgh, PA.

1974 - 1976

The first HISTORY of the PENNSYLVANIA STATE GRAND ASSEMBLY and the Subordinate Assemblies was formulated with L. L. Ruler MARY B. WATFORD as Chairman. The first PROTOCOL was written with L. L. Jessica Gould as Chairman. S.G.L.L. Ruler, NAOMI N. HUGHES had the first WORK SHOP. L.L. JESSICA GOULD was appointed as the first STATE GRAND LOYAL LADY ASSISTANT SECRETARY, L. L. JUDITH A. HENRY OF Philadelphia was crowned queen for the STATE GRAND ASSEMBLY

1977 - 1978

For the first time in the History of the State Grand Assembly, the election was held by the Sovereign Grand Commander ILL. Frank N. Summers, 33°

1979 - 1980

The first Public Relations Brunch was held. The first edition of our Newsletter (Circle Echoes). The formulation of the Loretta Lawrence Nurses Unit. New credential and return forms were instituted.

1986 - 1987

The first Breakfast event was started.

Submitted September 2002

  By: Ceclia I. Johnson, S.G.L.L.R..

 

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