Local Bethels: Bethel 3 – Aberdeen, SD Bethel 10 – Pierre, SD
The International Order of Job’s Daughters is the ONLY international organization for girls that requires ALL OF ITS MEMBERS to have a relationship to a Master Mason, and while it is no part of the Masonic Fraternity, this pre-requisite ties it closely to the Masonic Order. (A daughter of a Majority Member shall also be eligible for membership.) In general, the Book of Job teaches us a Masonic optimistic lesson – Not to fall in despair; it shows that Masonic ideas are imperishable. We see this exemplified in Job’s life. Job saw the growth and up building of his home, he also saw its ruin. but again he beheld its revival and reconstruction.
Special emphasis is given to the thoughts that “To Be Fair Is to Do Good” and “Virtue Is a Quality Which Highly Adorns Woman.”
This organization is truly International in scope. At present there are Bethels in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Philippines and Brazil with other countries expressing interest. The International Order of Job’s Daughters is operated in a democratic manner, similar to Masonic lodges as well as other Masonic Family organizations. In Bethels, adult co-workers known as the Bethel Guardian Council (consisting of a Bethel Guardian, Associate Bethel Guardian, and others) supervise each Bethel and are appointed yearly – with special consideration given to recommendations from the members of the Bethel.
The International Order of Job’s Daughter’s official charity is The HIKE Fund, Inc. (The Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund). The purpose of HIKE is to provide hearing devices for children with hearing impairments between the ages of newborn and twenty years whose parents are unable to meet this special need financially. An estimate of 100 children are provided with hearing devices each year.
The Supreme Guardian Council as well as many State Grand Jurisdictions and other Masonic Organizations present college scholarships to deserving young members of the Order. In some cases, but not always, special consideration is given to scholarships for certain fields of study. In all cases, the goal is to assist young women in becoming the business, social, and government leaders of tomorrow.