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Bethel 41 Memories

A Stroll Down Memory Lane August 1994

Our Past Honored Queens

Our Past Miss Job's Daughter and Miss Congeniality

Our Past Bethel Guardian and Past Associate Bethel Guardians

Our Past Grand Guardians and Associate Grand Guardians

A Stroll Down Memory Lane August 1994

The first Installation of Officers and Choir of Bethel UD of Clinton, Maryland, was held on January 16, 1954 at the Surrattsville School. The first Guardian was Mrs. Ruth Lartz and the first Associate Guardian was Mr. Paul Snyder. There were 26 girls in the Bethel and the first Honored Queen to be installed was Miss Betty Lou Snyder. Acting as Installing Senior Custodian on that special occasion was Miss Annetta Stumpf, PHQ of Bethel No. 16. That girl is now Mrs. Annetta Stumpf, Past Grand Guardian of Maryland and Past Supreme Guardian of the International Order of Job's Daughters.

On Monday, May 3, 1954, after months of work, practice, meetings, money-raising projects, and help from many dedicated people (especially Mrs. Estle Job and the members of Bethel No. 12), the girls were ready to receive their Charter. The minutes read as follows: "Our Bethel was very fortunate to have out Constitution Ceremony. Mother Baden said we were born in a snow storm and constituted in a good rain. All the Officers and Council Members were led to the Altar to receive our Charter. We are no longer Bethel UD, we are Bethel No. 41 of Clinton, Maryland."

Now, forty years later, the words of that unknown Recorder still ring with pride and accomplishment. Even though the pendulum has swung back and forth insofar as membership over the years, Bethel No. 41 continues to strive for success and growth. An all-time low in membership occurred in the late 1980's -- now, in the 1990's, we are growing once again!

A sidelight should now be inserted in the abbreviated history: The Mother Baden that presented our Charter, was Mrs. Marian Baden, Grand Guardian in 1953-1954, and Past Guardian of Bethel No. 12. She was also the great-grandmother of Cheryl Pine, who later became a Member of Bethel No. 41. Betty Lou Synder, the first Honored Queen, went on to become Grand Bethel Honored Queen and Guardian of Bethel No. 41.

The first years for Bethel No. 41 were filled with bake sales, spaghetti dinners, a Gay Nineties Show, a trip to New York, Easter Monday Banquets, roller skating, meetings, initiations, and much growth. The girls were becoming proficient in their ritualistic work and learning exactly how to run a Bethel in a responsible manner. They held silver teas, dances, sold Easter eggs, and several Past Honored Queen's were active as Grand Bethel Officers.

On September 23, 1957, a mascot was acquired and Past Honored Queen Nelda Webster won a prize for naming the stuffed monkey "Jobie Dee 41".

Not only was Bethel No. 41 growing, so was Camp Springs Lodge No. 227. In October of 1958, the Bethel Daughters started selling bricks at .25 and .50 to help build a Temple. Meanwhile, the meeting place had moved to Bell's Methodist Church in the old Sunday School Building. One certain Past Honored Queen remembers very clearly waiting in a damp basement with overhead pipes and cinderblock walls, a carrot in one hand and a can in the other, to be escorted above to ride the donkey. Much relieved, she found only a very small room, slanted wooden floors and three of the most beautiful girls she had seen, sitting in the East like fairy tale princesses, complete with capes and crowns.

On December 5, 1960, the Bethel took another step forward and moved into our present Temple for the last meeting of Honored Queen Julie Butz's term. On December 19th, Ina Jean Revis, Honored Queen, and a new Corps of Officers took over and made this our permanent home.

In November 1961, the girls under the captainship of Honored Queen Susan Butz, formed the first Drill Team of Bethel No. 41. After many false starts, black pleated skirts and white button down shirts and lots of left feet, this group developed into a very competitive team. Over the years, the Drill Teams have come home with awards and first place trophies from both Grand and Supreme Competitions. This goal, the girls in 1961 never dreamed of accomplishing.

In 1962, Bethel No. 41 adopted a French boy, Jean-Pierre Pouchenot, and pledged $120.00 per year toward his care. Correspondence and additional monetary gifts continued for some time. Charity was an important part of the Job's Daughters training. One Christmas Eve, the Daughters took gifts to a family with four children who were experiencing financial difficulties. The mother, who as the lone support, was so happy she cried. These Daughters found the true meaning of giving. Members of No. 41, along with Members of the Camp Springs DeMolay Chapter, went to the School of Hope to assist in therapy of crippled children. This, too, was a most rewarding experience.

Our location was changed from Clinton to Camp Springs during this time since our meeting place was now the Camp Springs Lodge. The history of the 1960's and 70's is full of fun times, sad occasions, many trials and errors, good friendships that would hopefully last a lifetime, and very rapid growth. At one point in the mid 60's, there were 25-30 members regularly in the Choir. We became known as excellent ritualists and a friendly group of girls. We were also devils who short-sheeted beds, peanut buttered out-stretched fingers, and told ghost stories late at night in mountain cabins. We could also sound like angels as we sang "Jacob's Ladder" while travelling from Grand Installations in Ocean City. This song came to be the standard of Bethel No. 41. Just like rungs in a ladder, we must hold together if we are to climb higher. Unity and sisterhood, working and playing, each helping another, Bethel No. 41 would reap even greater reward and success.

Thus we come to this reunion at the Camp Springs Masonic Temple, which remains the meeting place of Bethel No. 41. The luncheon is being put on by the Members and Council of our Bethel. These Daughters continue the tradition of serving breakfasts and dinners and are very proficient in their tasks. Our Bethel has been adopted by St. John's Lodge No. 11 of Washington, D.C. and the Council and Daughters prepare and serve dinners and refreshments at their special meetings. Bethel No. 41 has always been blessed with good, hard-working Councils, and the one today is no exception. Several Council Members are Majority Members of Job's Daughters who now have their own daughters in Bethel No. 41.

The initiate who sat in the basement of Bell's Methodist Church in June of 1960, later became Honored Queen and a Past Bethel Guardian of Bethel No. 41. She is now Deputy to No. 41 and her name is Sharon Waller Revis. Her husband, Roy Revis, first Master Councilor of the Camp Springs Chapter, Order of DeMolay, is currently Director of Music. Their two daughters, Megan and Kristin, are PHQ's of No. 41. Their son, Jeff, is also a PMC of Camp Springs DeMolay. And, so, the tradition continues!

It would be virtually impossible to give a complete up-to-date on all the Members of Bethel No. 41 since it was constituted, but following is a brief synopsis on a few including the present Line Officers and Executive Council:

Honored Queen Traci Velvin

Senior Princess - Erin Murphy, daughter of Bob
Murphy, PMC, Camp Springs DeMolay,
and Barbara King, MMJD, Bethel
No. 50, Lanham, Maryland and
present Guardian Secretary of
Bethel No. 41

Junior Princess Michelle Johnson, daughter of
Vicki Johnson, present Guardian
of Bethel No. 41 and Great-
Granddaughter of Mabel Williams,
Past Grand Guardian of Maryland
and the late Donald Williams, Past
Associate Grand Guardian of Maryland

Guide Kristie King, daughter of Karen
Smith, MMJD, Missouri

Marshal Amber DuVall, daughter of Patricia
Padgett DuVall, PHQ, No. 41 and
present Guardian Treasurer

The Associate Bethel Guardian is John Regner, father of two PHQ's of No. 41, Kim and Theresa. Those from Bethel No. 41 who have continued to serve in various capacities (that we know of) are as follows:

Diane Walters Ridgeway, MMJD, No. 41, served on the Council for many years and has two daughters, Sharon who is a PHQ and April who is still a member of No. 41. Phyllis Revis Tucker, MMJD, No. 41, whose daughter, Cheryl, is a PHQ of Bethel No. 42, Hollywood. Cheryl has two daughters and one, Melissa, holds an office in Bethel No. 42 (this is a third generation). JoAnn DeMoss Grimes, MMJD, No. 41, PBG of No. 42, has a daughter, Dawn, who is an officer of Bethel No. 62, La Plata. Lee Rice Shook, MMJD, No. 41, whose daughter, Wendy, is a PHQ of Bethel No. 62. Lee's dad, Al Rice, was an ABG of No. 41 and we spent happy times at their summer home, "The Rice Paddy" on Cobb Island. Cheryl Pine Heath, MMJD, No. 41, is presently Director of Music at Bethel No. 62 and has two daughters, Michelle is Guide and Jennifer holds an office. Susan McCormick Rader, MMJD, No. 41, PGBHQ, PBG of No. 10, Chestertown, has two daughters, Laura, PHQ, and Carla, Marshal of No. 10. Shawn Curtis Garren, PHQ, No. 41 and PBG of No. 62.

We realize this is but a short list and for those not mentioned, please forgive us! If you know of someone who has remained active or has a daughter who is a member of Job's Daughters, please let us know.

The first Past Grand Guardian from Bethel No. 41 is Betty C. Waller, 1974-75. Mom Waller continued to work with the Bethel as Deputy until a few short years ago and attends most meetings. Past Associate Grand Guardian, Robert W. McCormick, 1982-83, moved to the Eastern Shore and continues to work with Bethel No. 10 of Chestertown. Past Grand Guardian, Nancy L. Jordan, 1983-84, worked with both Bethel No. 61 and Bethel No. 62 and now resides in Florida. Past Associate Grand Guardian, Patrick Curtis, 1992-93, continues to work in various capacities with the Grand Guardian Council of Maryland.

It is hard to believe that forty years have passed since this Bethel was chartered but it has had much success and been the recipients of much love. Let us pray it will continue for many, many years to come!

Compiled and prepared by Mom Waller
with much love and respect to all our
beautiful Daughters, "The Fairest In All
The Land"

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Our Past Honored Queens

January 1954 to June 1954-Betty Lou
June 1954 to January 1955-Elizabeth
January 1955 to June 1955-Charlotte
June 1955 to January 1956-Betty Lou
January 1956 to June 1956-Nelda
June 1956 to January 1957-Eleanora
January 1957 to June 1957-Marie
June 1957 to January 1958-Marie
January 1958 to June 1958-Judith
June 1958 to January 1959-Ann
January 1959 to June 1959-Mildred
June 1959 to January 1960-Sally
January 1960 to June 1960-Zan
June 1960 to January 1961-Julia
January 1961 to June 1961-Ina Jean
June 1961 to January 1962-Susan
January 1962 to June 1962-Barbara
June 1962 to January 1963-Mary Ann
January 1963 to June 1963-Jacqueline
June 1963 to January 1964-Mary Ann
January 1964 to June 1964-Kathryn
June 1964 to January 1965-Gloria
January 1965 to June 1965-Fay
June 1965 to January 1966-Sharon
January 1966 to June 1966-Signe
June 1966 to January 1967-Marie
January 1967 to June 1967-Rebecca
June 1967 to January 1968-Susan
January 1968 to June 1968-Jane
June 1968 to January 1969-Brenda
January 1969 to June 1969-Patricia
June 1969 to January 1970-Debbie
January 1970 to June 1970-Lynda
June 1970 to January 1971-Christine
January 1971 to June 1971-Dawn
June 1971 to January 1972-Patti
January 1972 to June 1972-Gayle
June 1972 to January 1973-Toni
January 1973 to June 1973-Gayle
June 1973 to January 1974-Nancy
January 1974 to June 1974-Bonnie
June 1974 to January 1975-Diane
January 1975 to June 1975-Doreen
June 1975 to January 1976-Alys
January 1976 to June 1976-Toni
June 1976 to January 1977-Cindy
January 1977 to June 1977-Gail
June 1977 to January 1978-Marie Elena
January 1978 to June 1978-Allison
June 1978 to January 1979-Donna
January 1979 to June 1979-Karen
June 1979 to January 1980-Susan
January 1980 to June 1980-Melanie
June 1980 to January 1981-Laurie
January 1981 to June 1981-Marsha
June 1981 to January 1982-Jennafer
January 1982 to June 1982-Debra
June 1982 to January 1983-Shawn
January 1983 to June 1983-Carol
June 1983 to January 1984-Michelle
January 1984 to June 1984-Nancy
June 1984 to January 1985-Beth
January 1985 to June 1985-Denise
June 1985 to January 1986-Laura
January 1986 to June 1986-Kelly
June 1986 to January 1987-Sherry
January 1987 to June 1987-Pam
June 1987 to January 1988-Trisha
January 1988 to June 1988-Melissa
June 1988 to January 1989-Ginger
January 1989 to June 1989-Trisha, Melissa, Ginger
June 1989 to January 1990-Megan
January 1990 to June 1990-Sharon
June 1990 to January 1991-Megan, Sharon
January 1991 to June 1991-Heather
June 1991 to January 1992-Jennifer
January 1992 to June 1992-Holly
June 1992 to January 1993-Kim
January 1993 to June 1993-Kristin
June 1993 to January 1994-Theresa
January 1994 to June 1994-Lisa
June 1994 to January 1995-Traci
January 1995 to June 1995-Erin
June 1995 to January 1996-Michelle
January 1996 to June 1996-Kristie
June 1996 to January 1997-Lisa, Theresa, Kristie
January 1997 to June 1997-Briane
June 1997 to January 1998-Kristie
January 1998 to June 1998-Stephanie
June 1998 to January 1999-Kristie
January 1999 to June 1999-Laura
June 1999 to January 2000-Briane
January 2000 to June 2000-Virginia
June 2000 to January 2001-Amanda
January 2001 to June 2001-Melanie
June 2001 to January 2002-Amy
January 2002 to June 2002-Brittany
June 2002 to January 2003-Virginia
January 2003 to June 2003- Melanie
June 2003 to January 2004- Amy
January 2004 to June 2004- Amanda
January 2005 to June 2005- Amanda
June 2005 to January 2006- Brittany
January 2006 to June 2006- Kara
June 2006 to January 2007- Kara (Junior Past Honored Queen)
January 2007 to June 2007- Tara
June 2007 to January 2008- Courtney
January 2008 to June 2008- Kekeli
June 2008 to January 2009- Dakota
January 2009 to June 2009- Sierra
June 2009 to January 2010- Kara
January 2010 to June 2010- Ashely
June 2010 to January 2011- Sheila
January 2011 to June 2011- Samarah
June 2011 to January 2012- Christina

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Our Past Miss Job's Daughters and Miss Congeniality's

December 1973- December 1974-Sue (Miss Job's Daughters)
December 1987- December 1988- Trisha (Miss Congeniality)
December 1992 to December 1993- Holly (Miss Congeniality)
December 1997 to December 1998-Briane (Miss Congeniality)
December 2005 to December 2006-Courtney (Miss Congeniality)
December 2006 to December 2007- Kara (Miss Congeniality)
December 2009 to December 2010- Kara (Miss Job's Daughters)
December 2010 to December 2011- Sierra (Miss Job's Daughters & Miss Congeniality)

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Our Past Bethel Guardian and Associate Bethel Guardians

May 1954 - May 1955
Mom Lutz
Dad Snyder

May 1955 - May 1956
Mom Snyder
Dad Radford

May 1956 - May 1957
Mom Knecht
Dad Potter

May 1957 - May 1958
Mom Lund
Dad Luskey

May 1958 - May 1959
Mom Smith
Dad Potter

May 1959 - May 1960
Mom P. Revis
Dad Cole

May 1960 - May 1961
Mom Foster
Dad Kemp

May 1961 - May 1962
Mom Dow
Dad Fowler

May 1962 - May 1963
Mom Carpenter
Dad Lanham

May 1963 - May 1964
Mom Waller
Dad Waller

May 1964 - May 1965
Mom Ruefly
Dad Rice

May 1965 - May 1966
Mom Waller
Dad Stephenson

May 1966 - May 1967
Mom Donaldson
Dad Bankston

May 1967 - May 1968
Mom Donaldson
Dad Bankston

May 1968 - May 1969
Mom Waters
Dad Rowell

May 1969 - May 1970
Mom Bankston
Dad Rowell

May 1970 - May 1971
Mom Demoss
Dad Brantley

May 1971 - May 1972
Mom Cheville
Dad Brantley

May 1972 - May 1973
Mom Sparks
Dad Cheville

May 1973 - May 1974
Mom Trenda
Dad Sparks

May 1974 - May 1975
Mom N. Jordan
Dad Sparks

May 1975 - May 1976
Mom Kirby
Dad McCormick

May 1976 - May 1977
Mom N. Jordan
Dad McCormick

May 1977 - May 1978
Mom Windsor
Dad McCormick

May 1978 - May 1979
Mom Pugh
Dad Pugh

May 1979 - May 1980
Mom N. Jordan
Dad McCormick

May 1980 - May 1981
Mom A. Jordan
Dad Chaney

May 1981 - May 1982
Mom Callahan
Dad Chaney

May 1982 - May 1983
Mom Callahan
Dad Jordan

May 1983 - May 1984
Mom Hudson
Dad Jordan

May 1984 - May 1985
Mom Hudson
Dad Jordan

May 1985 - May 1986
Mom Arnold
Dad Arnold

May 1986 - May 1987
Mom Arnold
Dad Arnold

May 1987 - May 1988
Mom Riffe
Papa Pat

May 1988 - May 1989
Mom Riffe
Papa Pat

May 1989 - May 1990
Mom S. Revis
Papa Pat

May 1990 - May 1991
Mom S. Revis
Dad Riesz

May 1991 - May 1992
Mom S. Revis
Dad Riesz

May 1992 - May 1993
Mom Regner
Dad Riesz

May 1993 - May 1994
Mom Regner
Dad Regner

May 1994 - May 1995
Mom Johnson
Dad Regner

May 1995 - May 1996
Mom S. Revis
Dad Regner

May 1996 - May 1997
Mom S. Revis
Dad Revis

May 1997 - May 1998
Mom Garren
Papa Pat

May 1998 - May 1999
Mom Feyen
Dad Regner

May 1999 - May 2000
Mom Feyen
Dad Regner

May 2000 - May 2001
Mom Feyen
Dad Regner

May 2001 - May 2002
Dad Garren

May 2002 - May 2003
Mom Feyen
Dad Garren

May 2003 - May 2004
Mom Feyen
Dad Garren

May 2004 - May 2005
Mom Feyen
Dad John Jordan

May 2005 - May 2006
Mom Feyen
Dad John Jordan

May 2006 - May 2007
Mom Theresa
Dad John Jordan

May 2007 - May 2008
Mom Theresa
Dad Jim Cloud

May 2008 - May 2009
Mom Beth
Dad Jim Cloud

May 2009 - May 2010
Mom Beth
Dad Guy Feyen

May 2010 - May 2011
Mom Kristie
Dad Guy Feyen

May 2011 - May 2012
Mom Theresa
Dad Guy Feyen

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Our Past Grand Guardians and Associate Grand Guardians

May 1974 to May 1975-Mom Waller (Grand Guardian)
May 1982 to May 1983-Dad McCormick (Associate Grand Guardian)
May 1983-May 1984-Mom Jordan (Grand Guardian)
May 1992 to May 1993-Papa Pat (Associate Grand Guardian)
May 1998 to May 1999- Mom Regner (Grand Guardian)
May 2002 to May 2003-Dad Regner (Associate Grand Guardian)
May 2010 to May 2011 - Mom "T" Regner (Grand Guardian)

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Last revision June 16, 2011