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Amaranth Diabetes Foundation, Inc.

Purpose

All the members of the Amaranth are aware of the "age-old" concept, that "That Charity is truest and noblest which treads in silence and secrecy all of its ways, not letting the left hand know what the right hand doeth." To this end, the Order founded the AMARANTH DIABETES FOUNDATION, INC. to raise funds for diabetes research. All money raised is passed directly to the American Diabetes Association for specific research projects. No overhead charges are applied by the AMARANTH DIABETES FOUNDATION, INC.

History

The Foundation was started by Past Supreme Royal Matron, Honored Lady Marie Waters, of Connecticut. It was her goal to give the Order a specific charity with which it could be associated and work for throughout the year. At the Supreme Assembly of 1979 the Supreme Council adopted the AMARANTH DIABETES FOUNDATION, INC. and established an irrevocable Trust Fund for the purpose of using one voluntary charity project. ALL Members of the Order are automatically members of this Foundation.

This action was discussed and finally taken after several years of legal research on the establishment of such a single voluntary charitable project. It being the belief that by so doing the Order would obtain greater recognition for its charitable efforts and donations. Each Subordinate Court and Grand Court was encouraged to continue to support, additionally, local and national organizations or charities of their choice.

The Order of the Amaranth is a fraternal organization composed of Master Masons, their female relatives, and majority members of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls and the Jobs Daughters International.

Accomplishments

In 1979 the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation, Inc. was established and in the 36 years since then the Foundation has donated over $15 million dollars to the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

The ADA presented the Supreme Council Order of the Amaranth the "Charles H. Best" Medal in 1996 for distinguished service in fight to find a cure for diabetes. Supreme Royal Matron, Honored Lady Sara Ann Seibert and Supreme Royal Patron, Sir Knight Richard D. "Ned" Kelly were honored to accept the award on the behalf of Supreme Council.

The ADA has recognized several Amaranth Grand Courts for the stellar effort of their members in raising funds to find a cure for diabetes. The following Grand Courts have been recognized by ADA at our Supreme Assembly for donating a cumulative total of over $250,000; New York in 1999, Florida in 2000, Georgia in 2001, Washington in 2002, California in 2003, Virginia in 2004, Arizona in 2005 and North Carolina in 2005. ADA has also recognized the Grand Court of Pennsylvania for donating over $1,000,000 in 2005. In 2002, the Grand Court of Pennsylvania had an outstanding year when they donated $104,460.48 and were honored when a grant was given to the Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.

 

Amaranth Diabetes Foundation, Inc.
Board of Directors
2016 - 2017

Elected Members

OFFICE NAME JURISDICTION TERM ENDS
President HL Joan Schwebel Florida 2017
Vice President SK William Shermer Missouri 2017
Treasurer SK Robert Hagen Texas 2019
Secretary HL Sally A. Acuff Wisconsin 2017
Member HL Lorie Johnson Washington 2018
Member HL Dianne Wood Idaho 2018
Member HL Charlene Tucker Oregon 2018
Member HL Gwen Rochette Connecticut 2019
Member HL Mary Wyatt OK 2019
Member & President-Emeritus HL Marie Loeffler Waters, PSRM Florida

Emeritus

Secretary Emeritus HL Mary Virginia Robertson Virginia

Secretary Emeritus

Members by virtue of their Supreme Office
Supreme Royal Matron HL Jeanne Milton Oklahoma
Supreme Royal Patron SK Allen Spain North Carolina
Supreme Associate Matron HL Judy Mosier Washington
Supreme Associate Patron SK Jerry Pinion Alaska
Supreme Conductress HL June Haas Tennessee
Supreme Associate Conductress HL Dorothy Kippie Washington

Milestones

The following Grand Courts have been recognized by ADA for the stellar effort of their members in raising funds to find a cure for diabetes.

Cumulative Total

Cumulative Total

Cumulative Total

Cumulative Total

$250,000.

$500,000.

$1,000,000.

$1,500,000.

Alaska 2007

Arizona 2016

Pennsylvania 2005

Pennsylvania 2013

Arizona 2005

Georgia 2007

 

 

California 2003

Florida 2010

 

 

Colorado 2009

New York 2008

 

 

New York 1996

North Carolina 2015

 

 

Florida 2000

Pennsylvania 1998

 

 

Georgia 2001

Virginia 2012

 

 

Indiana 2012

Washington 2009

 

 

Kentucky 2006

     

Missouri 2012

     

North Carolina 2005

     

Ohio 2016

     

Oregon 2007

     

Pennsylvania 1992

     

South Carolina 2013

     

Virginia 2004

     

Washington 2002

     

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