One of the most common questions I get asked whenever I tell someone I’m a part of Job’s Daughters is “what is that?” To answer this question Job’s Daughters is a masonic youth organisation for girls between the ages of 10 and 20. It runs is the United States, Canada, Australia, the Philippines and Brazil. In this organisation the members gain valuable leadership experience, learn to work as a team and learn how to run their own meetings using parliamentary procedure. They also have the chance to decide on fun activities, plan service and fundraising activities.
As well as learning these valuable skills we also get to meet girls from different parts of the world. During the year the Queensland jurisdiction holds sport days, swimming carnivals, bowling, netball, camps and so many more fun activities for its members. We get together for fun and competition with there being annual events such as the sports day where each individual group (bethel) competes for the trophy.
Job’s Daughters perform service projects to help their community. Each Honoured Queen (top officer) chooses a charity to support for her 6 months in office. Different causes are supported at state and international levels as well. An example of the charities we support is the Heart Foundation which is the Jurisdictional Guardian Council’s current charity.
There are many opportunities for leadership in this organisation. Each bethel elects or appoints a Honoured Queen who will lead their bethel for the 6 month term. Her job is to be in charge of the meetings, plan social events, fundraise and represent her bethel at various events. We also have ambassadors at a state level called Miss Queensland Job’s Daughter and Jurisdictional Bethel Honoured Queen. These two girls work together to promote the order. On an international level there is the Miss International Job’s Daughter and the Supreme Bethel Honoured Queen. These two girls travel to the different countries Job’s Daughters operate in to meet the girls and promote our order.
Our adult helpers also have plenty of opportunities to take on a leadership position with there being local, state and international roles for them to fill.
This blog will focus on different areas of the organisation and give you an inside look at what we do with videos and pictures being posted here too. If you have any questions leave them in the comments and I will try to answer them.
Visit out website http://www.jdiqld.org