Masons or women of proper Masonic relationship may organize Bethels
by the authority of the Supreme Guardian or a Grand Guardian as
outlined in the Bylaws of the Order.
These persons freely give of their time and ability because
of their interest in the welfare of young girls of Masonic
programs are available to assist in organizing a Bethel. These include special
ceremonies to inform prospective members and their families about
the organization, a Job’s Daughter-to-be program for involving
girls before they are initiated, and a variety of brochures and
other promotional items. In
addition, the Supreme Guardian or Grand Guardian can arrange for an
to exemplify ceremonies and to participate in other promotional
fifteen or more petitions accompanied by initiation fees have been
accepted for membership, an application for dispensation to organize
shall be forwarded to the Supreme Secretary.
When the application is approved, the Bethel
will be instituted according to that constitution and bylaws.
The members are initiated and the new Bethel
begins to function under dispensation until a charter is issued.
are self-supporting. The
initial cost of instituting a Bethel
is met by gifts and donations from the Supreme or Grand Guardian
Council, neighboring Bethels and other Masonic organizations.
treasury is further enhanced by initiation fee, dues and
further information, please contact Mrs.
Susan Anderson, Bethel Guardian