On Sunday April 9 th we went on a hunt for Easter Eggs at Bethel 37’s Easter Egg Hunt and pancake breakfast. Mackenna and I walked around together and decided we would grab a little candy and then point the other kids in the direction of ones we had seen, but what we really wanted to find was one of the 10 golden eggs that had been hidden very well. One was found hanging from a power line near the driveway and Mackenna was able to knock it down and won a prize.
From there we made a trip out to Port Coquitlam for Bethel 63’s official visit. We began the afternoon with soup and sandwiches and then headed upstairs for their Majority Ceremony. Mackenna and I had the privilege of filling in again and assist in giving two very deserving young women their majority ceremony. Monday April 10 th I attended my own bethel, Bethel 40’s, open meeting and Jobie-to- bee night. There was one jobie-to- bee and some jobies from Bethel 37 and 52. We had capes and crowns out for people to try on for pictures and then had a quick open meeting followed by some games. It was so much fun and Bethel 40 received a petition from it!
The next night Tuesday April 11 was another visit to Bethel 37 in Surrey, where I had the opportunity to fill-in as Senior Princess for them. Their Librarian Amy gave an amazing Librarians Report about impressionist art, and it’s one I won’t forget! Wednesday April 12 th was a busy and fun one. It started with a trip out to New West for Bethel 22’s meeting where I had the chance to fill-in as Marshal for them and I got to catch up with the lovely ladies of 22. Once the meeting was finished we headed straight back to Richmond where I attended Richmond Lodges District Deputy Grand Master Official Visit festive board. I got the chance to tell them about Job’s Daughters and explained to them what we do and what my position is. As soon as Mr. Croda mentioned I had chocolate you saw the men get all excited and many of them came over and got some elephants from me.
The next day, Thursday April 13 th I had the chance to go to Richmond Chapter #73 of Order of Eastern Stars Open Installation. I got to see and learn many new things and socialize with the men and women of the chapter afterwards. They enjoyed learning a little more about Job’s Daughters as I enjoyed learning about Eastern Star. Monday April 17 th I went out to visit Bethel 48 in White Rock for their Past and Fraternal night where we all enjoyed a pasta dinner and then witnessed Bethel 48 do fabulous memory work in the Ceremony of Symbols ceremony. I have highly enjoyed the past 4 weeks and am looking forward to everything the rest of this year has to offer!
Miss BCJD 2017-2018, IPHQ, HQ Bethel 40 Richmond