Posted Tuesday, 6/30/2009 (3:10 p.m.):
This note comes from Momma Donna Goede, BG #43, regarding a lost Arts & Crafts Item:
One of Bethel #43's newest members made a beautiful Dream Catcher as her arts and crafts entry. It had several charms representing Job's Daughters on it. When she went to the Arts and Crafts room to pick it up, it was missing, thus she could not bring it home. Please check your Bethel's items in the event it got accidentally placed with another Bethel. If anyone finds it please contact me and I will arrange to get it back to its rightful owner.
Posted Monday, 6/29/2009 (11:50 p.m.):
This note comes from Colleen Vezeau, Acting Chairperson of Grandparents & Friends Club, with club news:
First of all - I would like to say thank you to all who signed up so far for the Grandparents and Friends Club during Grand Session for the 2009-2010 year. All names have been submitted to be posted on the Grandparents Webpage.
Secondly - I hope all who attended the Grandparents & Friends luncheon enjoyed spending time with other members of the club.
If you were busy and not had the opportunity to sign up at Grand you will have the whole year to do so.
Colleen Vezeau-MM, CH #43
Posted Monday, 6/29/2009 (9:00 p.m.):
This note comes from Mom Joleyne Nelson, Grand Guardian, regarding upcoming events and GGC Ways & Means:
Missouri Job's Daughters and Council Members,
Butch and I are looking forward to working with you all this year. We hope to see lots of girls and adults at the Youth Day on July 18th and then the workshop on July 25th (RSVPs are due by July 10th to Mom Ginny).
As a reminder - The Grand Guardian Council will be selling t-shirts this year as well as Job's Daughters MOM and Job's Daughters DAD polos. All orders and money need to be sent to Nancy Dobbins by July 18, 2009. To download an Order Form, Click Here. We hope to have the shirts will delivered at the Miss Mo and Jr. Miss receptions on August 15.
Mom Joleyne Nelson, Grand Guardian and Dad Butch Carpenter, Associate Grand Guardian
Posted Monday, 6/22/2009 (1:10 p.m.):
This note comes from Miss Kim Underwood, BG #12, regarding a fun activity with Miss International:
If you were at Bethel #12's Installation Friday you heard me announce that Megan Semaniuk, Miss International Job's Daughter, was coming to town. Well Megan is here and she and Bethel #12 would love for whoever is available, to come play Mini-Golf on Tuesday, June 23rd. We are playing at Tower Tee, 6727 Heege Road, Saint Louis MO 63123.
As long as we have more than 6 people (and I'm sure we will) the cost is only $4 per person. Meet at Tower Tee's parking lot at 6:30 pm and we will get everyone split into teams. When you pay, let them know you are with Job's Daughters so they can get us all on the same discount sheet.
Afterwards we will be going to Ted Drewes on Chippewa for yummy frozen custard!
I hope some of the Jobies can join us and meet Megan! See ya Tuesday or at Grand!
Posted Monday, 6/22/2009 (12:45 p.m.):
This note comes from Dad Ashley Underwood, SS 2011 Co-Chair, regarding Pizza Orders:
Thanks to all who are participating in the Pizza Party and Karaoke Kontest on Thursday evening at Grand Session. Here are the Bethels who have placed orders:
1, 5, 7, 12, 19, 29, 33, 43, 47, 48, 49, and 60. In addition we have an order from Mom Lynne Stratmann.
Shelley Haas, GDM #12, will be at the Supreme Session Ways & Means table at Grand Session. She will have bags of tickets for those Bethels that are participating. Each bag will have the Bethel #, Person who made the order and the number & breakdown of tickets. Please have one adult from your Bethel pick up your tickets before dinner. For those who have not paid yet, you may do so when you pick up your tickets. If you have any questions about the Pizza Party, please contact me at email@example.com. Thanks again to all who are participating and helping to support Supreme Session 2011.
Posted Monday, 6/22/2009 (2:45 a.m.):
This note comes from Colleen Vezeau, CH #43, regarding charms:
Grand is around the corner. Several people have been asking if I will have the charms at Grand.
Yes. The Charm container is full and ready for Grand. Charms are $16.00 each or priced as marked.
I will have this container with me at all times except for Thursday Formal Opening and Saturday's Dinner night.
Posted Sunday, 6/21/2009 (1:15 p.m.):
This note comes from Carol Zimmer, Grand Chaplain, regarding the Bible and Necrology Ceremonies at Grand Session:
This is an update for the Bible Ceremony & Necrology Ceremony at Grand Session 2009. There was some confusion in earlier info about these two ceremonies. To clear that up, the Chaplains will take part in the Bible Ceremony (in regalia) and the HQs will take part in the Necrology Ceremony (in full regalia). If your Bethel does not have a Chaplain, please ask another daughter to participate. They will be singing Amazing Grace, which is one the songs sung after the 5th Messenger’s part in Initiation. So make sure they know that. If your Bethel does not have an HQ, please have a PHQ or a Princess to fill in. They will be given instructions for both ceremonies at the rehearsal on Thursday afternoon, so check the schedules when you get to Grand.
Now for the Necrology – if your Bethel’s loved ones were listed in Shadows on the MO Web Site this past year, I do have that info. I have received emails from Bethels 34, 12, 60, 43, 58/45, 15, and 19. In Shadows, I have Bethels 21, 29, 33, 1, 31, 65, 56, 36, 50, 39, 47, 2, 9, 29, 45, 49, 32, 34, 33, 54, 7, 15, and 19 represented. The e-mails and shadows cross referenced themselves, but that is good as I’d rather have it twice than miss a loved one. Sometimes info is not submitted to Shadows, so please make sure your Bethel is included. Some Bethels have closed therefore; we will need extra Honored Queens or Princesses to represent those Bethels.
We have 17 of our 22 active Bethels who have suffered a loss this year and 8 closed Bethels with named individuals listed. I would like to have Honored Queens or Princesses from any active Bethel to represent these closed Bethels. Let me know if your Honored Queen or Princesses can fill one of these positions and will bring her cape and crown with her for this ceremony. Please let me know by Monday, June 22 if at all possible.
Posted Sunday, 6/21/2009 (11:00 a.m.):
This note comes from Colleen Vezeau, CH #43, with some Fathers Day wishes:
On this Fathers day, I would like to wish our Son-In-Law Tony a Happy Fathers Day all the way to Oklahoma and especially to my Husband, known as Poppa John to all. Wishing you John a wonderful Fathers' Day. I love you very much.
Posted Friday, 6/19/2009 (2:10 a.m.):
This note comes from Ron Zimmer, Grand Librarian, with another appeal for Ritual Judges:
After a less than spectacular response to the request for judges from the Grand Session Packet, we are still short at least five judges for ritual work next Thursday at Grand Session.
Please spread the word and consider this for yourself. Thanks to all who have already signed up. It would be very disappointing to have to cancel some competition divisions just because we could not come through as adults. After all of their practice, would you like to have that happen to your daughter?
Now I want to be flooded with e-mail and phone calls from volunteers.
Dad Ron Zimmer
Posted Wednesday, 6/17/2009 (9:55 a.m.):
This note comes from Dad Ashley Underwood, Supreme Session 2011 Co-Chair, regarding the Thursday Night Pizza Party at Grand Session:
Hey folks, we have had quite a few Bethels give us their Pizza Orders for Thursday Night at Grand Session, but there are still some that have not. We have extended the deadline to this Friday. Please remember this is to benefit the 2011 Supreme Session, which in turn benefits all of Missouri Job's Daughters. As an extra attraction that evening, we will be holding a Karaoke Kontest for those who participate in the Pizza Party. Members of Bethels that are participating in the Pizza Party may enter the Karaoke Kontest and possibly become the new "Jobie Idol." Thanks to those Bethels that have already turned in their orders. To those that haven't, please get them in by Friday. Thanks to all for supporting Supreme Session 2011.
Posted 6/16/2009 (8:55 p.m.):
This note comes from Colleen Vezeau, Grandparents & Friends Committee, with a Luncheon Reminder:
Last Reminder for Grandparents & Friends Luncheon - Saturday, June 27th immediately after morning Business Session.
I would like to say thank you to all who contacted me regarding their e-mail information, misspelled names, etc. As well as informing me of whether you will be attending Grand Session and the Luncheon.
Invites and "Admit One" will be in the packets that will be passed out at Grand Session.
The names that appear on the Grandparents list; invite will consist of the invitation you see when you click on the link in the Grandparents page along with a business type "Admit One" card(s) that is stapled to the invite.
A reminder to all members - If you are purchasing meal tickets for the Session and have one for Saturday the 27th, you will still have to turn in the meal ticket like normal. The "Admit One" card does not take place of your meal ticket. The "Admit One" is for something totally different.
On Saturday the 27th whether you are on the Bethel Activity OR eating at the hotel. PLEASE make sure you see me with your Admit One Card. I plan on being outside or possibly inside the dining room area before the doors open for lunch.
Grandparents and Friends will have table(s) marked. If you cannot find the table(s), just look for me. I will be standing nearby where the club members will be eating.
Reminder Folks and New Parents.
Throughout Grand you can renew or sign up for the Grandparents and Friends Club for the 2009-2010 year.
See you at Grand
Posted 6/16/2009 (6:15 p.m.):
This note comes from Daniella Brand, GBHQ, regarding Grand Bethel Officers and PropTems:
GRAND BETHEL OFFICERS & PRO-TEMS:
Girls, please make sure that you bring your bethel robes for the Grand Bethel meeting on Friday at Grand Session. ALSO, you will be an escort for your specific Grand Council Officer on Thursday evening for Formal Opening and you'll be seated at one of the head tables for the Thursday evening Banquet.
Please check the session booklet for the time for the Grand Council & Grand Bethel formal opening practice when you arrive at Grand. We will also have a short practice for the Grand Bethel meeting immediately following the formal opening on Thursday evening.
I have emailed all of the parts to the officers and pro-tems. Please let me know (if you have not already) that you have or have not received your parts for the meeting, welcome ceremony, and majority ceremony (for the Worthy Grand Matron of OES).
Jobie Love & Mine,
Posted 6/16/2009 (6:10 p.m.):
This note comes from Daniella Brand, GBHQ, with a reminder about the Grand Bethel Visitation Contest:
VISITATION CONTEST REMINDER
Hi girls! The Grand Bethel year is quickly coming to a close and so is the Grand Bethel Visitation contest. Please make sure that you email or snail mail me your Spring Term Visitation Contest sheets. These are due by Friday, June 19, 2009. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I have gotten several sheets, but am anticipating more. Can't wait to see where else my Missouri girls have been.
Jobie Love & Mine,
Posted 6/15/2009 (2:05 a.m.):
This note comes from Mom Nelda Kaeser, PGG-MO, regarding Ken Bush, father of Jr. Miss MissouriS Amy Bush:
Ken Bush, a member of Meridian Lodge No. 2, King Solomon Lodge No 95, and the father of Amy Bush, PHQ #49, Jr. Miss Missouri Job's Daughter, suffered a fall while tree trimming on Sunday, June 14. He is currently a patient at St. Anthony's Hospital. Please no calls or visits at this time.
Posted 6/13/2009 (12:20 a.m.):
This note comes from Dad Ron Zimmer, Grand Librarian, with information regarding ritual competition at Grand Session:
Thanks to Kim Underwood, two differences in current versions of the ritual have finally been identified: My understanding is that the printer of the most recent printing of the Ritual "corrected the grammar" at two points in the Initiation Ceremony. On page 111 in the Honored Queen's part and on page 132 in the 5th Messenger's part, the phrase, "And in the all the land ... and their father gave them..." now reads "...and he gave them..".
The question is how will this be handled for competition at Grand Session. I am marking the Word Judges scoring sheet to mark either phrasing as correct. This guidance only applies officially to the competition at Missouri's Grand Session in 2009.
Dad Ron Zimmer,
Posted 6/12/2009 (11:35 a.m.):
This note comes from Momma Donna Goede, PGG-MO, with an engaging announcement:
Gary and I are pleased to announce the engagement of our daughter, Kelly Jeanine to Petty Officer Steven Dunn of Deltona, Florida. Steve and Kelly are serving together in the United States Coast Guard. They have planned an October 3rd wedding in Port Orange, Florida! They will be home for a short leave in mid-July and again in December, when we will host a reception in their honor!
Posted 6/11/2009 (12:00 p.m.):
This note comes from Mom Julia Wallace, KCJD Line Club Sponsor, regarding the Club's activities:
A great big CONGRATULATIONS to our New KCJD Line Club Officers elected at our last meeting, held on May 31st:
Hannah Wilson, Bethel # 29, President-elect
The new officers will be installed at our Banquet meeting to be held on Sunday, July 26, 2009, 2:00 pm, at Bethel #29, Independence Masonic Temple, 120 S Pleasant, Independence, MO 64050.
I also wish to give the current officers a big SHOUT OUT! Kaarin, you have done a fantastic job as President this term and served the members very graciously. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.
We will again be selling tickets this year for the “Famous KCJD Line Club Sock Basket”—make sure to purchase yours ($1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5.00) during Grand Session. See you all in Jeff City on the 25th!
Jobie Love and Hugs,
Posted 6/9/2009 (2:35 p.m.):
This note comes from Mom Sandy Flanery, Grand Marshal, with some engaging news:
Exciting news to share!!!
Andie Flanery, PHQ33, PGBHQ is engaged. Matt Moon proposed to her in Millennium Park in Chicago on Saturday, June 6th. They are planning a July 2010 wedding.
Congratulations to the happy couple and their families.
Grins from ear to ear,
Posted 6/8/2009 (11:10 p.m.):
This note comes from Ron Zimmer, Grand Librarian, with a call for judges:
Grand Session is right around the corner and I still have some open spots for judges in the Ritual competition. If you will be at Grand Session on Thursday between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., consider judging ritual for the daughters competing.
Write, call or e-mail Dad Ron Zimmer - Grand Librarian at:
6417 Rhodes Ave.
Posted 6/5/2009 (11:35 p.m.):
This note comes from Patti Bowlin, CH #47, with some graduation congratulations:
This goes out to my son Christopher who just graduated high school on the 4th. It has been a long yet fast endeavor, but we got through it. His family is extremely proud of him. He will be on his way to SEMO in the fall and also going to be a part of the Golden Eagles marching band. Way to go buddy. This is also a happy birthday wish to him as well as he will turn 18 on the 7th. An official adult. Doesn't seem possible. We love you very much.
Posted 6/5/2009 (6:40 p.m.):
This note comes from Momma Donna Goede, PGG-MO, regarding the Supreme Performing Arts Competition:
The Supreme Performing Arts Committee is in need of judges for Monday at Supreme Session to judge various types of performing arts. If anyone from MO will be there on Monday and could help they are asked to contact Carolyn Block at email@example.com.
There is also a form you can fill out and submit at http://iojd.org/SupremeSession/2009/13-SupremeSession2009-PerformingArtsVolunteersAndJudges.pdf
Posted 6/5/2009 (3:15 p.m.):
This note comes from Jyll Harbison, PGBHQ, with an update on her health:
I just wanted to let everyone know that after 13 years on dialysis I am getting a kidney transplant from my niece. I leave for California on July 9th, have surgery by a robot and scopes on the 10th and return home on the 16th. I matched 10 out of l1categories. My home email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I am excited and nervous at the same time. My niece’s insurance will pay for my surgery, but I have to come up with the funds for blood work, and the anesthesiologist. This is still going to be quite a financial burden on me, but God always manages to take care of me. I just thought everyone would be interested. Please keep me in your prayers.
Jyll L. Harbison
Posted 6/3/2009 (12:20 a.m.):
This note comes from Mom Joleyne Nelson, Grand Guide, regarding the Achievement Award.
Item #6 on the Achievement Award was attendance at the GB/GGC workshop 2008. Since we were not able to have it last summer, we are replacing those points with the Grand Masters Youth Day from last summer. The point value for it is:
At least 1 Line Officer attended - 1 point
If you have already submitted your form and attended the Grand Master Youth Day, send me an email and I will update your information.
On Item #10, Candidate Participation in Youth Recognition, if Bethel had a candidate for Moolah Shrine Princess (This would have been a Jobie-To-Bee), you may add another point to your total for that section. Again, if you have already submitted your form and qualify for the extra point, please e-mail me with the candidate's name and I will add a another point to your Achievement Award.
Due to these changes, the deadline for the Achievement Award has been moved back to this Friday, June 5, 2009.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Posted 6/2/2009 (1:55 p.m.):
This note comes from Kelsey Moore, Grand Bethel Gab Editor, with a reminder about articles:
Just a reminder that I need all Grand Bethel Bag Articles sent to me by June 6.
Posted 6/1/2009 (2:40 p.m.):
This note comes from Mom Pam Buffalow, BG #48, regarding the Kansas City Area Bethel Committee:
Congratulations to the new Area Bethel Committee from Kansas City!
Chairman - Keva Arnold Bethel #29
I wish you all the best in the year ahead, I know you all will do an awesome job for the girls.
Posted 6/1/2009 (11:10 a.m.):
This note comes from Mom Sandy Flanery, Grand Marshal, regarding Grand Session:
Dear Bethel Guardians &/or Guardian Secretaries:
Grand Session is fast approaching and we are finalizing plans for Formal Opening. Thank you to the following Bethels that have sent in the names of their new Guide, Marshal (or Bethel Reps) and J2Bs for the Flag Ceremony:
I still need to hear from the following Bethels … if you will not be attending Grand, please let me know as I don't want to leave anyone out.
To date I have 56 daughters and 2 J2Bs signed up to help with the "special" ceremony. Please send in the names of your Bethel Daughters that would like to help with this part as well. My email address is: email@example.com.
In closing, congratulations to the new HQs and their corps of officers for the upcoming term. Have fun and get involved.
See you soon!