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119th Supreme Assembly


June 26-29, 2016

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Norfolk, Virginia

1- 757- 627- 4200

 

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MEMBERSHIP and how to join
The Order of the Amaranth is a social and philanthropic organization basing its membership on Masonic heritage.

Historically, the Order of the Amaranth was intended to be the final degree of three, the first degree being Eastern Star, and the second, the Queen's of the South. The requirement to join the Order of the Amaranth, up until 1921, was that you must first be a member of Eastern Star. Though not required anymore, there are many of our members belonging to both Orders.

Because of the "Queenly" origin of our Order, our bodies are called Courts and our members are known as Honored Lady and Sir Knight. Our ceremonies exemplify the dignity of a Queen's Court, therefore our presiding officers are referred to as Royal Matron and Royal Patron.

Our principles and teachings are from the Holy Bible. We are reminded of our duties to God, our Country and our fellow beings. We encourage and promote the practice of TRUTH, FAITH, WISDOM and CHARITY.

 

FAQ's about Membership

 

Frequently Asked Question's

Who can join?

How does one become a member of the Order of the Amaranth?
What are the fees?
What Happens after I submit my petition?
What does the Investigating Committee do?
Why does the Court ballot on my petition for membership?
What Happens at my Initiation?
How do I obtain more information about becoming a member?
What if I don't know a member near where I live?
 

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Why I joined the Order of the Amaranth

Going from Jobies to Amaranth

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Question 1

All Master Masons in good standing within the Masonic Fraternity and the immediate female relatives of at least eighteen years of age of Master Masons or deceased Master Masons who were in good standing with the fraternity at the time of their death. The table below gives the complete list of female relatives who are eligible for membership.

Eligible Female Relatives

Wives Mothers
Daughters Granddaughters
Step-Daughters Legally Adopted Daughters
Widows Sisters
Half-Sisters Nieces
Grand Nieces Aunts
Great-Grand Daughters Grandmothers

Since 2002, membership has been open to members of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls or the International Order of Jobs Daughters who have been active for 3 years or majority and have attained the age of 18. Such petition must be accompanied by a recommendation from a Master Mason.

Question 2

By completing a petition for membership, having it signed by two present members of the Order, paying the necessary petition fee and submitting it to your local Court of Amaranth for consideration.

Question 3

It varies with each Court, depending on their annual dues. In most Courts, there is a one time initiation fee and then dues are annual. For more information, contact any Grand Secretary of any jurisdiction.

Question 4

Your petition will be received by the Court at its next regular meeting and an Investigating Committee will be assigned. The Investigating Committee will report its findings to the Court at its second meeting following the receipt of your petition. The Court will then ballot on your request for membership. If you are elected, the Court secretary will inform you and schedule with you a date for your initiation. At the initiation, you will receive the degree of the Order of Amaranth and become a regular member.

Question 5

Legally, the committee is to check the character and qualifications of the applicant for membership. In practice, the committee is a committee of visitation. It will meet with you and get to know you. They will check your Masonic eligibility. But most importantly, they will answer your questions about the Order of Amaranth and steps you are presently going through in order to become a member of the Order of Amaranth.

Question 6

Like any other fraternal group, the Order of Amaranth is careful about who they admit to membership. We want to be sure that our members are of good morals and be a constructive and harmonizing member of the Order.

Question 7

You will be put through the degree of the Order of Amaranth. There is no hazing. You will be taught beautiful and impressive lessons concerning the four principal virtues of the Order: Truth, Faith, Wisdom and Charity. These lessons will be given within the setting of a queenly court during the period of chivalry.

Question 8

Hopefully you become an active member of your court by participating in its activities and working with it for the great charitable efforts of the Order.

Question 9
By asking any member of the Order that you know.

Question 10
Send an e-mail message to our Web Administrator with your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address. The Web Administrator will forward your request for information to the Grand Court that has jurisdiction over the area where you live. A local member of the Order should contact you by your preferred method within a week.

 
 

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