Back to Guardian's Corner
December 17, 2001
I'd like to start out this edition of the Bethel Guardian's Corner with a
very special announcement: As many of you know, the Bethel set a goal
at the beginning of the term to work toward the Spirit Award. There were 7
categories that the Bethel had to earn points in. We could earn a minimum
of 1,000 points in order to earn the award. As of December 16, 2001 the
Bethel has 1,273 points. CONGRATULATIONS BETHEL 22 ON YOUR SPIRIT
You have worked very hard this term, and this award is proof of all your
hard work. On behalf of your council members, we are very proud of you!!
On Saturday, December 15 the Bethel attended the John Blair Lodge
Installation. Dad Mertz was installed as the Worshipful Master and our
very own Dad James was installed as the Marshal. The Bethel presented Dad
Mertz with a poster, which had been signed by all the members of the Bethel
and many of the council members. Ladies, that gift meant a lot to Dad
Mertz. Almost all of our members were in attendance - which was absolutely
wonderful to see. A ball was held after the installation. Mom Mona, aka
Kid K, was our DJ. I believe everyone had a wonderful time!
On Sunday, December 16 the Bethel meeting honoring PHQs and Majority
Members. As we had 5 guests were in attendance, that were NOT on the Bethel
Guardian Council, the Bethel received 75 spirit points toward the Spirit
Award. At this meeting, elections for the next term were held. The results
are as follows:
- Honored Queen: Katie Kapoor
- Senior Princess: Brittany Goff, PHQ
- Junior Princess: Brittney Rockwell
- Guide: Meera Kapoor
- Marshal: Jenna Hampton
The Librarian read a special poem, entitled "S.T.A.C.E.Y" in honor of Stacey
Hampton, the Honored Queen. After the meeting, the council and daughters
had a Christmas party/social time. We discovered that Santa Claus had
visited our Bethel while were in our meeting! :o)
ON TAP FOR THIS WEEK........
This Friday is the AW DeMolay Installation. The Installation will begin at
7:00 p.m. Please plan to arrive by 6:30 p.m. at the George Washington
Masonic National Memorial. Attire is semi-formal. Please wear the
appropriate clothes and shoes. There will be a dance after the
installation, and the attire is casual. The chaperones for the evening will
be Mom Hampton and Mom Cox. Please let your line officer know this week if
you can attend.
At our December 2 meeting, you voted to attend Brotherhood Weekend, in
January. The costs are as follows: $27, per person, for the banquet,
dance, pizza party and breakfast on Sunday. The Hotel cost is $65 - With 4
to a room, the cost for the hotel per person will be $16.25. A grand total
of $43.25 should be mailed to me IMMEDIATELY. As I will be sending a
personal check, all checks should be made payable to "Melanie Abbott."
Please email me if you do not have my mailing address. I would be glad to
email it to you.
Dues are due to Mom Groner ASAP. You cannot be installed into your new
station until you have paid your dues. Dues are $12 per year. Make all
checks payable to "Bethel 22."
I am looking for 2 daughters to write articles on the following for the
website: AW DeMolay Installation and the AW 22 Lodge Installation. Please
email me immediately if interested.
Do you have any pictures you would like to see on the website? If so, get
them to Dad James!! He'll be glad to put up some of the pictures on the
Christmas sales are still going on. If you arrive for your shift and you
discover that you and your chaperone are the only two people on the lot,
stay on the lot!!!! Continue to sell trees!!! Should you run into any
problems while you are working your shift, please call Dad Matt Szramoski or
MARK YOUR CALENDARS........
December 27 @ 7 p.m. - - AW 22 Installation at the George Washington Masonic
National Memorial (Auditorium)
NEXT BETHEL GUARDIAN'S CORNER.......
Due to the Christmas Holiday, the next Bethel Guardian's corner will not be
put up until December 26. As it is the holiday, calling will go out on the
22nd and MUST be returned by the 24th, in the early afternoon.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK..........
"May the lessons we teach, be the means of making us better in Thy sight."
Back to Guardian's Corner
Copyright © 2001 [Bethel 22, Alexandria, Virginia, International Order of Job's Daughters]. All rights reserved.
101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22301