If you were not present at Grand Council 2018 in Honolulu, HI, let us introduced you to our newly formed Membership “Spirit Team”. This group of Past Grand High Priestesses has been appointed to supplement and enhance our membership activities. Their first appearance was in a “break-out” session on Sunday afternoon, where they entered cheering and carrying our new logo pin “C-2-C”.
The C-2-C pin depicts our new logo of “Committed to the Children”; and also promotes the thought that our Organization spans sea-to-sea. These pins will be available later this year to order at a cost of $2.00 each. Look for the order form in the Official mailing.
The “Spirit Team’s” goals are to identify the ‘tools’ in our membership “tool box’; gain insight from you, our members, in ways in which we may make LOSNA more attractive; to link to the Membership Committee; and to develop future means/programs to encourage membership.
The Sunday introduction session was well received by those who attended. An exchange of ideas was shared between the ladies’ present. These will be used to help set goals for the 2018-19 year.
If you wish to offer any suggestions, or give input/feedback, please contact Lady Janet Heibert, PGHP, Chairman via email at grandexplorer.att.net or any other member of the Spirit Team.
Pictured left to right: Ladies PC Mabray, PGHP; Charlene Carpenter, PGHP; Jan Hiebert, PGHP; Sandy Newby, PGHP & Diana Schmitz, PGHP. Not pictured, Lady Jennie Crawford, PGHP
To become a member, a lady must:
Be related to by birth, marriage or adoption to a member in good standing (or a deceased member who was in good standing at the time of death) to a Noble of Shriners International
Or be related to a Master Mason by birth, marriage or adoption
Or be sponsored by two members in good standing of the Ladies' Oriental Shrine of North America
She must be at least 18 years of age
She must be a resident for at least six months in the area of the Court in which membership is desired
Any Court, however, may receive and act on the petition of an individual who lives in a city, territory or state where no Court of the Order exists.
Steps to Becoming a Member:
A lady must complete a Petition for Membership
The petition must be accompanied by the initiation fee required by the Court to which she is petitioning
The petition is presented at a meeting of the Court
The High Priestess of the Court appoints an Interview Committee to meet with the lady to determine the ladies’ interest, provide her with information about the organization and answer any questions she may have
The Interview Committee reports back at a meeting of the Court
Petitioners who are found favorable are balloted upon by the membership of the Court and notified as such
A favorable vote is followed by a ceremony of initiation
Aziza Ct. #108 participating in a holiday parade
Ladies of Helma Ct. #64 gather before a fall parade