INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF JOB'S DAUGHTERS

Bethel 36 Towson

Instituted July 26 1951

     The International Order of Job's Daughters is a premier organization for young women ages ten to twenty who Have a Masonic heritage. It teaches many important skills that will be needed throughout a lifetime, such as teamwork, organization, leadership, social skills and self reliance. Besides such meaningful qualities, Job's Daughters also teaches the significance of serving ones community. To serve one's community, daughters visit hospitals and homes for the elderly, offer friendship to people that are sad and lonely, and hold food drives for the less fortunate.  The framework of Job's Daughters is based upon the principles of respecting ones parents, guardians and home, being loyal to ones flag and country, and the reverence of God. For over eighty years, Job's Daughters has promoted the importance of true friendship and service.

      Job's Daughters was founded by Mrs. Ethel T. Wead Mick in Omaha, Nebraska during the year 1920. The Order takes its name from the Book of Job, paying particular attention to the fifteenth verse in the forty-second chapter. It states, "And in all the land were no women found so fair as the Daughters of Job, and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren."  Education is an extremely important aspect in the life of every girl. The International Order of Job's Daughters recognizes the necessity of education and should in no way interfere with school work or home responsibilities.

    Every year, Job's Daughters helps young girls achieve their numerous educational goals by awarding scholarships at the International level, as well as regional jurisdictions and other Masonic organizations. Throughout the year, the Supreme Bethel, Grand Guardian Council, Grand Bethel, and each individual Bethel plans and participates in various fun activities. Trips to the National Aquarium, snow tubing, laser tag, roller skating, dances, bowling, ice skating, swimming, go-kart racing, ghost tours and sleepovers are just a few  of the activities Bethel 36 enjoys.

      Girls also participate in sports such as soccer, softball, and volleyball. Many local Bethels take part in competitions where they are awarded and recognized for outstanding achievement. Job's Daughter continually supports the Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment, a charity which provides hearing assistive devices for children that are in need. The ever popular "hike for HIKE," gives each daughter the chance to provide a special and charitable service to the community. Working with hearing-impaired children has led many daughters to learn sign language. Members of Job's Daughters are proud to be "kids helping kids!"

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