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Miss Minnesota Job's Daughter 
Nadia


Grand Lodge

Most Worshipful Grand Master, Masons, distinguished guests, and friends, thank you for inviting me here today. My name is Nadia Peterson and last weekend I was crowned as Miss Minnesota Job’s Daughter 2018-2019. I bring you greetings on behalf of the Job’s Daughters of Minnesota.

I am proud to say that I am a third generation Job’s Daughter and that I have an extensive Masonic heritage. I am a Past Honored Queen of Bethel #19 Monticello and am currently a member of both Bethels #1 Minneapolis and #32 Moorhead.

Job’s Daughters is an international organization for young women between the ages of 10 and 20. The purpose of the order is to teach girls how to be a leader in their everyday life. Through public speaking, community service, and event planning, members are taught how to gain self-confidence, determination, and compassion. Previously our membership was limited to young ladies related to a Master Mason, but as of 2015 members no longer need a Masonic relationship. Prospects can now also be sponsored by a Mason to join. This sponsorship not only broadens the base of girls that are able to join Job’s Daughters, it also can benefit the Masons in two ways. The first being that a Mason is given the opportunity to mentor a girl. You would be the one to help answer questions about the Masonic organization and family. This would be a very rewarding experience if you are interested. The second way would be that it also provides an opportunity for additional members in all Masonic Organizations.This girl's parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles would see how rewarding our organization is and would want to become more involved in the Masonic family themselves. Imagine if 100 of you were willing to sponsor a girl to join Job’s Daughters, that could mean that a father and maybe 2 grandfathers would have the opportunity to join Masonry for each sponsored Job’s Daughter-- and that's not to mentions brothers and uncles. This would be an easy way to greatly benefit the entire Masonic family as a whole.

Can I have all the Masons in the room please stand?

Now can anybody who has previously been or currently is a member of a Bethel council in Job’s Daughters to please be seated.

Now can anybody that has attended a Bethel meeting, installation or state event please be seated.

To every Mason that is sitting right now, thank you for your support. Without you Job’s Daughters would not be what it is today. The Job’s Daughters of Minnesota greatly appreciate all that you do.

To every mason that is still standing, I would like to challenge each of you to find a local Bethel and simply attend one of their meetings or an installation. The Daughters of our organization love having visitors and I can guarantee that you will be amazed by the great ritual work and leadership skills of the Job’s Daughters in the state of Minnesota. Once you have experienced the Jobie love of these girls you will be hooked. You may now be seated.


We currently have 12 active Bethels in Minnesota. Some of these Bethels are strong and flourishing, while others are struggling; just like many lodges in the state. The one common thing we see amongst the larger, flourishing Bethels is Masonic family support. They have multiple Masons on their council and Masons that attend events when possible. Some of the struggling Bethels have no Masons on their council.

My duty as Miss Minnesota Job’s Daughter is to promote our organization. Promotion can be done in many ways, but the key is getting a positive name and image out to those that don’t know about all that our organization has to offer. You can help me accomplish this by inviting a local Bethel to participate in your Lodge's events like working a pancake breakfast, helping out at a fundraiser or performing a cross for an installation. Our girls love to help and be involved. If you don’t have a local Bethel, let us know, our girls love to travel. If you know any young ladies that would benefit from Job’s Daughters, whether it be a niece, neighbor, family friend, or daughter, share with them what our organization is all about. Social media is a new means of promotion that we can all benefit from. This up and coming generation uses it constantly and sharing all the fun and exciting things you do at a Job’s Daughters event will draw attention to the organization. If your not that tech savvy, then just simply talk with your co-workers, neighbors, or friends about an event that you went too. This will help aide in one of my goals of making Job’s Daughters a household name.

The way I see it is that when we promote one organization we are promoting all of the Masonic Organizations. My hope is that we can build and strengthen all of our Masonic families.

I would like to thank you again for letting me speak this morning and if you have any further questions I invite you to stop by our promotional booth. Whatever you do just remember that when you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.


Grand Chapter

Worthy Grand Matron Peg, Worthy Grand Patron Roger, distinguished guests, members, and friends. My name is Nadia Peterson and I am Miss Minnesota Job’s Daughter 2018-2019. On behalf of the Job’s Daughters of Minnesota, I bring you greetings.

I am proud to say that I am a third generation Job’s Daughter and that I have an extensive Masonic heritage-- both of my great grandmas were 50+ year members of Eastern Star, my mom is a 28 year member and my grandma just joined Martha chapter this past January. I am a Past Honored Queen of Bethel #19 Monticello and am currently a member of both Bethels #1 Minneapolis and #32 Moorhead.

Job’s Daughters is an International organization for young women between the ages of 10 and 20. The purpose of the order is to teach girls how to be a leader in their everyday life. Thru public speaking, community service, and event planning, members are taught how to gain self-confidence, determination, and compassion.

Ethel T. Wead Mick founded Job’s Daughters in 1920, but that’s not the only thing she did. She also was a very active member in the Order of the Eastern Star. She organized and started the Ak-Sar-Ben chapter in Omaha Nebraska where she was also the first Matron. She was passionate about Eastern Star and wanted to be able to share that passion with younger generations. While constructing Job’s Daughters she included many aspects of Eastern Star into the ritual work and ceremonies. Our orders have both flourished from each other and neither one would be how they are today without the other.

My duty as Miss Minnesota Job’s Daughter is to promote the order. My goal for this year is to not only increase our membership, but to also help keep the current members active. I need your help to do this. The members of Job’s Daughters can not be active members if there are no events to attend, so invite a local Bethel to your Chapter’s events. If there is no Bethel nearby, let me know because our girls love to travel and are more than happy to help out.

I’d like you all to think about what made you want to join Eastern Star. Was it because of family heritage, friendships, the lessons taught, community service, or for the good food? A lot of these characteristics are the same for Job’s Daughters. I’d like to challenge all of you to find a Job’s Daughter and ask her why she joined and what lessons she had learned from our order. This will give you the opportunity to get to know and possibly mentor a Daughter by coming to her Bethel’s meetings, helping her with ritual work and maybe even one day signing her petition for Eastern Star.

The lessons learned and memories made in both Job’s Daughters and Eastern Star are ones that will last a lifetime. Promoting these aspects of our orders will peak interest and hopefully lead to new membership. The easiest way to promote is by word of mouth. Talk about events that you have attended to your neighbors, coworkers, and friends. Encourage the young girls that you know to join Job’s Daughters giving them a foundation of knowledge to one day prosper in Eastern Star. Another new promotional platform is social media where you can post pictures of the amazing time you are having at events. This way of promoting is the best way to reach out to the up and coming generation. Doing this will aide in my goal of making Job’s Daughters a household name.

The way I see it when we promote one of our orders we are promoting all of the Masonic Organizations. My hope is to build and strengthen all of our Masonic family.

I would like to thank you again for letting me speak this evening and if you have any questions I invite you to stop by our promotional booth tomorrow. Whatever you do just remember that when you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.



 
 




Grand Bethel Honored Queen
Jade
 

Grand Lodge

Good morning, thank you for inviting me and letting me speak to
you today. My name is Jade Myhrman, and I have the once in a life
time opportunity to be Minnesota’s 69th Grand Bethel Honored Queen
of Job’s Daughters International. I would like to start by thanking all
the Masons in this room and throughout Minnesota. I wouldn’t have
gotten to where I am today without your support, but most importantly
my Masonic heritage. I am a third generation Job’s Daughter and Past
Honored Queen. This amazing organization has helped me find
myself, become who I am today, and will help shape who I am yet to
become. I used to be so shy that I would not say a word to anyone
other than to my family at home, and now, I’m here speaking in front of
you today. Job’s Daughters has given me many benefits such as,
community involvement, friends around the world, opportunities to
travel, scholarships, and job and college resumes. It has taught me
many life lessons and has helped me gain multiple skills that I will use
for the rest of my life. Through this organization I have learned how to
respect my elders, government and country; organize events; the
proper way to run a meeting, take minutes, give a speech in public,

and have memorization skills. I’ve became more poised and proper
while learning how to speak about the benefits of the organization to
large groups. I enjoy being with and having fun with all the girls. I love
being an inspiration to the shy girls, work with them, and see them
grow into amazing leaders. Job’s Daughters can do so much for
young women that they will not realize until they are older.
Not only are girls involved, but many wonderful adults are also. A
variety of these adults have been amazing role models for us; and
some of them are Masons! John Murray stated this past weekend that
he has seen many Bethels without any Masons supporting them, and
sadly many of those Bethels have closed. In fact, there are only 12
Bethels left in Minnesota. We can’t afford to lose anymore. You are
our heritage. You are our foundation, just like a pyramid, if the base
isn’t strong enough the pyramid will crumble. Why do the Job’s
Daughters need Masons? The Masons provide the Job’s Daughters a
meeting place, our organization is based on Masonic Heritage, the
Masons can provide the Job’s Daughters members, and some of the
Masons serve as a father figure to some of the Job’s Daughters. Why

do the Masons need Job’s Daughters? Job’s Daughters are the
Masons future, we help perform the Living Cross at the Masons
Installations, and we keep the Masons young at heart.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Masons of MN and
Masonic charities for your ongoing support. This year your recent
contribution helped to offset the costs of Grand Bethel. Because of
your donations we were able to keep the cost for the weekend down
so it is affordable to all of our daughters. We had 218 people in
attendance at Grand Bethel, that’s more than we have had since
2003.
Last year my Bethel from Duluth, asked the Masons and Eastern
Star to act as a mentor to the girls in the area. They helped us with our
memorization parts, came to meetings, supported our fundraisers, and
encouraged us all. We got to learn more about your organization, and
they got to learn about us. It worked so well that the Masons are still
active. Some came to Grand Bethel this year, helped the girls study
for their tests, and even folded installation programs! We really
appreciate how much those mentors were a part of what we did. I’m

going to close with this story about a Mason who is here this weekend,
however this may relate to many of you who are here. There’s a Past
Master from Duluth who knew that the Job’s Daughters were there but
was hesitant to get involved, as he does not have a daughter in the
Bethel. He did not know how this group of teenage and pre-teen girls
would react to this man they had never met showing up at one of their
meetings. He decided to take the plunge and show up, and WOW he
was blown away. He encouraged more of his Masonic brothers to
show up, especially those who don’t have daughters, because he was
so excited about the Job’s Daughters at Bethel 28. Our girls have
gained as much from him as he has from us – except his memory
work, we still need to get him up to Jobie standards on that. I’m so
glad he took that plunge, because now he is and many of his Masonic
brothers are like family to me.

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