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Miss Minnesota Job's Daughter 

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. Thru 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 girls 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? (wait)

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

Now can anybody that has attended a bethel meeting, installation or state event please be seated. (wait)

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. (wait)

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 lodges 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 Bethel Honored Queen