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Installation Season is done and what a wonderful June it was! Congratulations to all the newly installed officers. It was nice to see a few Bethels with “first time” Honoured Queens being installed – a sure sign of renewal in our jurisdiction.
The Grand Team has been very busy traveling during the last few weeks. We have recently returned from the annual trip to visit our Washington friends at their Grand Session held in Wenatchee.
Thankfully this year we were not met with raging forest fires and drought. It was a lovely visit and our Grand Meghan and Miss Meghan did a beautiful job representing the BC Daughters and Mr. Croda was a member of the Installing Team as Canadian Flag Bearer (he also did a lovely job!). The girls took every opportunity to learn as much as they could about how things operate in Washington and made many new friends. We look forward to seeing them all again at International Day which is being held in Washington this year on September 17th. Be sure to check our BCJD Facebook page for the latest information.
In a little more than a week, a group of us will be traveling to Grand Rapids, Michigan to attend Supreme Session. If you’re interested in learning more about the business taking place at Supreme, the proposed Supreme Amendments are posted on the Supreme website and can be viewed by anyone interested in learning more about what takes place at a Supreme Session. The International website can be found at www.jobsdaughtersinternational.org
Sadly, we have only two Daughters that will be joining us this year. Miss BC, Meghan Buckman and Miss BC 2015, Diana Peatman will be coming to Grand Rapids. Please wish them well in their competitions and be sure to tune in for the broadcast of the Miss International Pageant. Why not host a viewing party for your Bethel and cheer Miss Meghan on as she competes in the Miss International Job’s Daughters Pageant! We will post details on the BCJD Facebook page once we know how it is being broadcast. The event takes place on Thursday, July 28th.
Our next HIKE/Food Bank event will be held on August 28th. It is going to be a fun day and we hope you have all marked it on your calendars! Plan on spending the day with your family promoting the Food Bank and Hike. We will all be meeting at the Cloverdale Athletic Park to wrap up the day’s events. Stayed tuned for more info…
I have been going through collected materials to clean up my desk (ugh!) and came across this article in the Antient News from 1989 (thanks Mom for saving everything Jobie over the years!). It’s easy to tell after reading the article that some things never change when it comes to Adults and Daughters in Jobies.
If you know the people in the articles, be sure to share this piece of history with them. Antient News – Job’s Daughters 1989
I wish a wonderful, sunny, happy summer to everyone. Please be safe when you are out on the roads and remember to share kindness and your love of Job’s Daughters with everyone you meet.
Life’s a Happy Song when there’s someone by your side to sing along,
Kelly Hasegawa Grand Guardian
It has been such an amazing and busy two months and here we are at the beginning of installation season!
Since Grand Session, we have had Official Visits with Bethels 2, 25, 26, 29, 36, 40, and 47. Whew! I have loved having the opportunity to spend time with the Daughters and Adults in our jurisdiction and to see what makes your Bethel special. Every one of you have wonderful traditions that make your Bethel unique – pinkies for Circle of Prayer, beautifully carved altars, a Grand Bethel Honoured Queen, and even your own Moose! I hope you too will have the opportunity to visit each and every one of the Bethels in our province and see what we have in common as sisters and what we have that is unique.
There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness. Han Suyin
I hope you are enjoying the social media presence your Grand Team is working on to keep you up to date on our adventures. Be sure to tag @BCJobsDaughters on every one of your Jobie posts so that our Social Media Chair, Regan Hasegawa can find your photos. Without that tag, searching for everything online is a monumental task.
Something we started this year that has been very popular is #CircleofPrayerSelfie.
If you search on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook for this hashtag, you should be able to see them all. Many thanks to Miss Meghan and Grand Meghan for their mastery of the selfie stick. And yes, Miss Meghan does have a whole face below the eyebrows LOL (BTW, Miss Meghan and Grand Meghan is how I’ve come to differentiate them). Mr. Croda and I couldn’t have been blessed with two more incredible young women than your Miss and Grand Bethel HQ – they are truly devoted to Job’s Daughters in BC and lots of fun to travel with!
Your Bethel HIKE Ducks are continuing to be seen out in your communities through social media. Great job! Have you been looking for ways to earn points for your Duck? My last blog post had an opportunity to earn some points but I didn’t receive a single reply :( – it’s not too late to email me a reply…
Speaking of HIKE ducks, we have drawn a name for the Great Rubber Duck Race for the month of May and congratulations to Kasja Croda on being drawn. I will have your prize next time we meet. How do you enter to win? Make a $5 donation to HIKE, Mrs. Peatman will assign you a virtual duck and you will have the opportunity to win one of our monthly prizes or our Grand Prize (revealed at All Jobie Weekend) with the winner being announced at Grand Session 2017.
I thought I would share a poem with you from my HQ Newspaper in 1981. It was a good reminder then and remains so today.
A Little Jobie Follows Me
A careful Jobie I must be,
For a little Jobie follows me.
I do not dare to go astray,
For fear she’ll do the self same way.
I cannot once escape her eyes,
Whatever she sees me do she tries.
Like me she says she is going to be,
that little Jobie who follows me.
She thinks that I am good and fine,
Believes in every work of mine,
The base in me she must not see,
The little Jobie who follows me.
I must remember as I go,
Through summers and winter snow,
I am building for the years to be
That little Jobie who follows me.
~ Author Unknown
Life’s a happy song when there’s someone by your side to sing along,
We are very excited to be spending the year with the Daughters of British Columbia working towards growing our Order. There are some exciting additions happening to the way we connect with each other. Be sure to look for @BCJobsDaughters on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat and our new Facebook Fan Page. For the adults not familiar with these social media platforms, ask a daughter to help you learn. Job’s Daughters is a teaching organization but it isn’t limited to just the Daughters learning new things! Follow us to see what everyone is doing in their community to promote our Order and also to follow along as the Grand Team travels the province.
HIKE is such an amazing charity, don’t you think? Kids Helping Kids is their motto and I can’t think of a better way to show our Jobie spirit than supporting this worthwhile organization. Did you know that all the funds raised in Canada, stay in Canada? We hope you will enjoy our Great Rubber Duck Race this year and encourage others to join in the fun. We will have prizes throughout the race so run don’t waddle and join in, the earlier the better for your chance to win. Oh, and the final Grand Prize? It’s a doozy! It will be revealed at All Jobie Weekend in October. There are Duck donation forms that were sent out in the BCJD email but if you didn’t receive one, contact your Bethel Guardian or our HIKE Chair, Grand Marshal Edith Peatman.
Each Bethel received a special duck at Grand Session and I love seeing all of your posts, tweets, and snaps of the ducks out in the community! Many of you have given your ducks a special name, very creative, and it makes the whole event even more fun. Stay tuned for challenges that will give each Bethel the opportunity to advance their duck in the Bethel Duck Challenge. Hint: It would be a really great idea to start delivering those flyers for the Food Bank Day before April 16th. Remember, the flyers are delivered in advance (I suggest the week before) and the collection day is April 16th. There will also be awards for the Daughter collecting the most HIKE donations and for the Bethel collecting the most HIKE donations. If you’re planning a special HIKE event in your Bethel, please share your pictures on Social Media.
Our watchwords for the year are Kindness, Patience, Thoughtfulness, and Willingness. I love seeing these words in ACTION when I’m at Jobie events. To me, this is what Job’s Daughters is all about. At Grand Session, I saw first hand how our girls are making a difference in the world. Amanda from #29 travelled to Grand Session with her two fabulous chaperones, Ms. Ordway and Mr. Monroe but her Bethel sisters were unable to join her. Jeanne and Emily from #52 decided to adopt her for the weekend so she wouldn’t be on her own. They made her day when they sent her a candy gram and sought her out at all the events. Thank you Jeanne and Emily for being extraordinary Jobies and thank you Amanda for being brave enough to travel to Grand Session on your own. Kindness in action. If you see someone going out of their way to exhibit our watchwords, send me a message so they can be recognized for being extraordinary too. If you would like to earn points in the Bethel Duck Challenge, Honoured Queens can email Mrs. Peatman with the answer to where you can find our watchwords. Hint: It’s in the ritual – tell her who says it and when they say it.
Well, I’m off to Victoria to present a CAV class to 7 adults on the Island. Yesterday, Mrs. Costa, Mrs. Crockart and I gave a presentation to 20 adults in Abbotsford. This is very exciting news. This means we are growing and we have adults willing to give their time to support our Bethels. Thank you to all who attended and thank you to the Daughters who asked their parents to be part of their Jobie adventures.
Life’s a happy song, when there’s someone by your side to sing along,
Mrs. Hasegawa, Grand Guardian