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Quick Links to FAQ's:

Who can join?

How does one become a member of the Order of the Amaranth?
What are the fees?
What Happens after I submit my petition?
What does the Investigating Committee do?
Why does the Court ballot on my petition for membership?
What Happens at my Initiation?
What happens after my initiation?
How do I obtain more information about becoming a member?

Articles Submitted by Members:

Why I joined the Order of the Amaranth
Going from Jobies to Amaranth

Who can join?

All Master Masons in good standing within the Masonic fraternity and the immediate female relatives, at least eighteen years of age, of a Master Mason or deceased Master Mason who was in good standing with the fraternity at the time of their death, as well as majority members of the International Order of Job's Daughters..

Eligible Female Relatives: Wives, Mothers, Daughters, Granddaughters, Step-daughters, Legally adopted daughters, Widows, Sisters, Half-sisters, Nieces, Grand nieces, Aunts Great-granddaughters, and Grandmothers.

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How does one become a member of the Order of the Amaranth?

By completing a petition for membership, having it signed by two current members of the Order, in good standing, and submitting it to your local Court of Amaranth, with the proper fees.

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What are the fees?

It varies with each Court, depending on their annual dues. In B.C. Courts, there is a one time initiation fee and then dues are annual. For more information, contact the Grand Secretary.

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What Happens after I submit my petition?
Your petition will be received by the Court at its next regular meeting and an investigating committee will be assigned. After meeting with you, the committee will report their findings to the members of the Court. They will then ballot on your request for membership. If the ballot is favorable, the committee will notify you of the date of your initiation.

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What does the Investigating Committee do?
The committee is there to determine the character and qualifications of the applicant for membership. They will meet with you and your spouse (if applicable) and get to know you. They will confirm your Masonic relationship, and will answer any questions you may have about the Order.

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Why does the Court ballot on my petition for membership?
Like any other fraternal order, the Order of Amaranth is careful about who they admit to membership. We want to be sure that our members are of good morals who will be a constructive and harmonizing member of the Order.

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What Happens at my Initiation?
You will be put through the degree of the Order of Amaranth. There is no hazing. You will be taught beautiful and impressive lessons concerning the four principal virtues of the Order: Truth, Faith, Wisdom and Charity.

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What happens after my initiation?
Hopefully, you will become an active member of your Court, participating in as many of its charitable activities as possible, working together for the greater good of the Order.

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How do I obtain more information about becoming a member?

By asking any member of the Order that you know OR send an e-mail message to the our Grand Secretary with your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address. She will forward your request for information to the Grand Court that has jurisdiction over area where you live. A local member of the Order should contact you by your preferred method soon thereafter.

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Why I joined the Order of the Amaranth - Submitted by:  HL Shari

 

I became involved with things Masonic when my daughter joined Jobís Daughters in 1992 and then my son joined DeMolay after his 13th birthday in March 1993.  I was Mom G to a whole bunch of young people, young people who were confident, involved and busy. I was a fan.

 

And then my friend told me about a Masonic organization she had joined. It was called the Order of the Amaranth, which I had never heard of.  A new ďCourtĒ had been started. I was intrigued. Would it provide an adult with the same confidence and sense of belonging as the IOJD and DeMolay had done for my children?

 

I can safely say that it did and still does. The order of the Amaranth is ritualistic with ceremonies of initiation, installation, memorials, funerals and the accompanying memory work. What a great way to keep your mind active.  They say that memory work, crossword puzzles and other word or number games help to keep dementia at bay. Iím for anything that keeps my mind intact.

 

We do good things.  We fund raise! Diabetes research is our main focus but we have raised funds for Juvenile Epilepsy, Heart and Stroke, Cancer Research and a whole host of other worthy causes. We have cooked many meals for theme dinners, sold pies and chocolates, had garage sales,  hotdog sales, teas, fashion shows, jewellery parties, Tupperware parties, the list goes on and on. We have used the Jobies at our fund raising events and made a donation for their good works.

 

We socialize! At all the fund raising events, at pot luck dinners, pub nights, travelling to other jurisdictions for their fund raising events and meetings. Again, the list goes on and on.

 

We form friendships! What started out as a casual mom meeting mom at a DeMolay or Jobie event has become a true friendship; what started out as a member helping another member has become a true friendship. Friends of all ages, walks of life, different stages of lifeÖthereís no end to how or where a new friendship begins. And who in this life doesnít need another friend.

 

I laugh to myself when someone says to a prospective new member ďitís only one meeting a month. Youíve got the time.Ē Well, yes, it can be only one meeting or evening a month and that may be how you start out, but you soon find that isnít enough. To make it meaningful, to make those friends, to help out a fellow member, it takes more time. If youíre not prepared to make new friends, spend time for a worthy cause, and become a better person then the Order of the Amaranth isnít for you. I think itís worth the time for what Iíve gained in the last 16 years and Iím sure you will too.

 

I know that Iím not the only member who, early in her membership, has declared ďIíll work at fund raisers and come to all the meetings but youíll never get me to be Royal MatronĒ. Famous last words!!! Here I am, having served a term as Royal Matron, a term as Grand Royal Matron, presently serving as Royal Matron of one Court and Conductress in another.

 

Remember this ďYou only get out of something what you put inĒ and that holds especially true of any service organization.

 

Petitions are available from any present member.

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Going from Jobies to Amaranth isnít that big of a dealÖ

Submitted by:  HL Natasha

 

Itís like going from Elementary to High School. At first itís scary but after a couple of weeks (maybe months, if youíre really shy) you get the hang of it.

 

Yes, the memory work is harder and, yes, there is more responsibility but thatís all part of growing up.

 

No, you donít need a chaperone if you decide you want to go somewhere and, no, you donít have to report on your experience, unless youíre the Royal Matron then you report on what happened at Grand Court.

 

I have noticed that the biggest draw for the girls is the crowns. And, man, are there some amazing crowns. But for me itís the dresses we wear to our meetings; dresses of all different colours, shapes and sizes. Itís like playing dress up every meeting. The most beautiful dresses come from our American members. One in particular has dresses that rival Glinda, the Good Witchís.

 

Walking into the Court room is like walking into the Bethel room. Itís familiar yet different at the same time. Itís the same room and is set up somewhat similar. Instead of having a semi-circle we have a square but the point of those stations, Truth, Faith, Wisdom and Charity, is the same as the messengers; they impart our ďstoryĒ during initiation. Instead of a Guide and Marshal, we have a Conductress and Associate Conductress who lead our candidates through the Initiation Ceremony.

 

Like Jobís Daughters we have a specific charity that we raise funds for. Jobís Daughters contributes to H.I.K.E. which assists hearing impaired children and Amaranth donates to Diabetes Research. This is a huge project for us and is close to many of our hearts as there are many members who are living with this terrible condition.

 

We do a lot of fundraisers that benefit both our philanthropic projects and our Courts. A few examples are Race for the Cure which benefits Diabetes, theme dinners like the Bavarian Dinner, Golf tournaments and barbeques.

 

I love the Amaranth and usually tell Jobís Daughters who approach me that Amaranth is just Jobís Daughters for adults.

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