NOVEMBER 2017 NEWS
Mr. and Mrs. George Taylor of Pennsylvania
SOOB Meeting Held at Pennsylvania Conclave
Elizabethtown Assembly 265, Pennsylvania held a special meeting on May 19, 2017, at the Inn At Reading, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. Beauceant sisters from Elizabethtown Assembly 265 and Carnegie Assembly 80, Pennsylvania, were in attendance for the meeting held during the Grand Commandery of Pennsylvania’s 164th Annual Conclave.
Worthy President Mrs. James Donnon dedicated the meeting in loving memory of Mrs. George H. Taylor, wife of the Right Eminent Grand Commander George, who was also a past president of Elizabethtown Assembly 265, Pennsylvania.
Sister Jane, whose white robe was on display during the meeting, was fondly remembered for her presidency during the year 2014. Placed on her robe was her pin of her year, the acorn. She encouraged her sisters to grow from tiny acorns to mighty oaks through acts of kindness and charitable deeds.
Sister Jane lost her battle to pancreatic cancer on October 27, 2016. She is missed very much by her sisters and sir knights.
OCTOBER 2017 NEWS
(Mrs. Dean) Edith “Edie” Rein Installed
Supreme Worthy President, S.0.0.B.
On September 29, 2017, (Mrs. Dean) Edith Rein was installed supreme worthy president of the Social Order of the Beauceant at the closing of the 97th Annual Supreme Assembly held in Bloomington, Minnesota. She will preside during the 98th Annual Supreme Assembly on September 24-29, 2018, which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
She was born in Laramie, Wyoming; raised and educated in Salt Lake City, Utah; and resides with her husband, Sir Knight Dean, in St. George, Utah. She graduated from Judge Memorial Catholic High School and the University of Utah, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics. For the last nine-plus years, she has been employed by Weight Watchers of Las Vegas.
A member of Beauceant since 2004, she was initiated in Midvale Assembly 247 during the official visit of Supreme Worthy President Mrs. Kirk Limus-Rubida. Her late father’s Templar heritage helped her to qualify for membership. She served as president in 2007-2008. In 2014, she became a dual member with Las Vegas Assembly 207. She has served on the following supreme committees: Supreme Courtesy Committee 2010, Area one Knights Templar Eye Foundation 2012, and Supreme Paraphernalia Committee 2013. In 2013-2014, she served as supreme chaplain for Supreme Worthy President Mrs. T. Michael Fegan.
She is active in Job’s Daughters International, Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, and P.E.O as time permits. Mrs. Rein is a member of the Episcopal Church.
Mrs. Rein and her Sir Knight are looking forward to her visits to the assemblies and to building a special relationship with her Beauceant sisters.
Her Theme: “Be Faithful, Be Loyal, Be Loving, Be Friendly, Be Generous, Be Happy, Be Beautiful and leave everything else to God in our Journey through Life!”
Her Motto: “Why Not Today?” - words by Amy Lacey and sung by Eric Dodge
Scriptures: Matthew 6: 5-14 (King James Bible) Proverbs 31: 10-31 (Contemporary Bible English version)
Mrs. Rein has requested continued support for the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, which helps others to see, from the sisters in Beauceant Assemblies across the country.
Mrs. Bruce Cathy Dalton, president of Arlington Assembly 189, and members welcomed Supreme Worthy President (Mrs. Joseph L.) Barbara Bongiovi, on the occasion of her official visit. Also visiting were (Mrs. Carl W.) Yvonne Wunsche, supreme preceptress, and Mrs. Bongiovi’s husband, Sir Knight Joseph L. Bongiovi. From Fort Worth Assembly 59, two visitors, (Mrs. Morris) Pattie Mitchell and (Mrs. Timothy) Pamela Johnson, were also welcomed. The meeting was held in the Sweet Home Lodge at the Texas Masonic Retirement Center (TMRC). Before the meeting, a delicious dinner was prepared and served by Barry Swenson, TMRC’s executive chef. It was a great meeting and time of visiting with our supreme president, our supreme worthy preceptress, and our two Fort Worth sisters.
Supreme Worthy President (Mrs. Joseph) Barbara Bongiovi with Mrs. Bruce Cathy Dalton, president of Arlington Assembly 189.
SEPTEMBER 2017 NEWS
Austin 125 initiated two new members at the official visit of Supreme Worthy President (Mrs. Joseph) Barbara Bongiovi, (Mrs. Jimmy) Cheryl Rurh and (Mrs. Terry C.) Denise Browning.
Past Supreme Worthy President (Mrs. Keith W.) Sandra Dean, Right Eminent Department Commander Sir Knight Henry A. Adams, Supreme Worthy President, (Mrs. Joseph) Barbara Bongiovi, Supreme Director of Music, (Mrs. William F.) Dolores Reinhold.
The official visit of Supreme Worthy President, (Mrs. Joseph)Barbara Bongiovi to Tampa assembly 208.
AUGUST 2017 NEWS
Pictured above are the members of Elizabethtown 265. The worthy president is (Mrs. Donald W.) Brenda Wallen. Others present are (Mrs. David) Sonja Alcon, past supreme worthy president, and (Mrs. Leslie J.) Sandra Loomis, past supreme worthy president, both of whom are members of Elizabethtown Assembly..
Supreme Worthy President Mrs. Joseph L. Bongiovi enjoyed her visit to Auburn Assembly 262, where (Mrs. Darren) Jessica Halford is the worthy president.
At the official visit to Park Place 205, Supreme Worthy President (Mrs. Joseph) Barbara Bongiovi was accompanied by (Mrs. Carl D.) Wunsche, supreme worthy preceptress; (Mrs. Richard B.) Jeannette Cotton, past supreme worthy president; (Mrs. Harry) Phyllis Maddox-Rogers, past supreme worthy president; (Mrs. Carl
D.) Milinda McMonnell, president; (Mrs. Milton) Coy Baker, past supreme worthy president; (Mrs. John) Velma Kleinfelder, past supreme worthy president; and
(Mrs. Darryl) Michele Burt, supreme treasurer
JULY 2017 NEWS
Pictured above are members of Columbus 79 of Ohio on occasion of the official visit of (Mrs. Joseph L.) Barbara Bongiovi. The worthy president is (Mrs. Kevin) Julie Gilbride. Also present was Ms. Kimberly Burnet, supreme worthy 2nd vice president.
Above are Pawtucket 217 members on occasion of the official visit of (Mrs. Joseph L.) Barbara Bongiovi. Their worthy president is (Mrs. Robert) Jean Allen.
JUNE 2017 NEWS
Supreme Worthy President Mrs. Joseph L. Bongiovi was welcomed to Hawaii for her official visit.
Left to right, S.K. Cletus Ching; (Mrs. Cletus) Sylvia Ching, Supreme Examining Committee;
(Mrs. Joseph) Barbara Bongiovi; Ms. Beverly Mau, president; and (Mrs. John) Dorothy Mau, member
MAY 2017 NEWS
Fredericksburg Celebrates Tenth Anniversary
On Saturday, January 7, 2017, Fredericksburg Assembly 266, Virginia, held their Installation of officers despite a very cold and snowy day.
After the Installation, they held a catered dinner to celebrate their 10th birthday.
They were constituted on January 20, 2007, also a cold snowy day, at the George Washington Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia. (Mrs. Mrs. David E.) Sonja Alcon was the supreme worthy president at that time, and (Mrs. Howard L.) Clara McClure, past supreme worthy president, was the supreme organizer. It has been a fantastic ten years, and they are looking forward to at least ten more. The Fredericksburg members were pleased to have many Sir Knights in attendance.
Worshipful Mike Moses, master of Fredericksburg 4, is pictured with (Mrs. Leslie J.) Sandra Loomis, past supreme worthy president; (Mrs. Charles) Barbara Doyal, newly installed president of Fredericksburg Assembly 266; and (Mrs. Joseph L.) Barbara Bongiovi, supreme worthy president
The commander of Fredericksburg Commandery 1, William Searce is pictured with (Mrs. Joseph L.) Barbara Bongiovi, supreme worthy president
APRIL 2017 NEWS
(Mrs. Joseph L.) Barbara Bongiovi, supreme worthy president, was pleased to honor twenty-five year members (Mrs. James) Jeanne Karnegis; (Mrs. Richard) Janet Moore; Supreme Worthy President Mrs. Bongiovi; (Mrs. Charles) Anita Sohm, worthy president; and (Mrs. Don) Elaine Kemper at her official visit to Omaha 91. Two other twenty-five year recipients, (Mrs. Gale) Carolyn Cook and (Mrs. James) Evelyn Peck, were unable to attend.
Mrs. Joseph Bongiovi, supreme worthy president, was pleased to visit Indianapolis Assembly 90, Indianapolis, Indiana, on occasion of the initiation of Mrs. William Short.
Left to right, (Mrs. Randy) Mary Beth Spaulding, worthy president, Indianapolis 90, Indianapolis, Indiana; (Mrs. William) Sharon Short, new member; and (Mrs. Joseph) Barbara Bongiovi, supreme worthy president.
MARCH 2017 NEWS
FEBRUARY 2017 NEWS
96th Annual Supreme Assembly
JANUARY 2017 NEWS
Omaha Assembly 91 in Nebraska; with (Mrs. Charles) Anita Sohm, worthy president, presiding; welcomed Supreme Worthy President (Mrs. Joseph L.) Barbara Bongiovi on the occasion of her first official visit. Also present were (Mrs. William F.) Dolores Reinhold, supreme director of music; (Mrs. Ronald) Tami Stites, supreme standard bearer; and (Mrs. Edwin R., Jr.) Sharon Carpenter, chairman of the Supreme Credentials Committee. Omaha 91 was proud to initiate a new sister, (Mrs. George) Deb McMullin.
Omaha 91 initiated a new sister (Mrs. George) Deb McMullen at the official visit of the supreme worthy president. Left to right, (Mrs. Joseph L.) Barbara Bongiovi, supreme worthy president, (Mrs. George) Deb McMullin, new sister, and (Mrs. Charles) Anita Sohm, worthy president.
DECEMBER 2016 NEWS
SUPREME OFFICERS 2016-2017
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| (Mrs. Charles) Susan Thames - Supreme Marshal || (Mrs. Joe E.) Debra Kier - Supreme Chaplain |
| (Mrs. Richard) Linda Roblee - Supreme Recorder || (Mrs. William F.) Dolores Reinhold - Supreme Director of Music |
| Ms. Kim Burnett - Supreme Worthy 2nd Vice President || (Mrs. Gale D.) Clydene Young - Supreme Courier |
| (Mrs. Thomas R.) Lynda Derby - Supreme Most Worthy Oracle || (Mrs. Leeland) Sharon Duffin - Supreme Historian |
| (Mrs. Joseph L.) Barbara Bongiovi - Supreme Worthy President || (Mrs. Ronald) Tami Stites - Supreme Standard Bearer |
| (Mrs. Dean) Edie Rein - Supreme Worthy 1st Vice President || Miss Tara B. Shulas - Supreme Color Bearer |
| (Mrs. Carl W.) Yvonne Wunsche - Supreme Worthy Preceptress || (Mrs. John) Ruth Ann Staton - Supreme Mistress of the Wardrobe |
| (Mrs. Daryl R.) Michele Burt - Supreme Treasurer || (Mrs. Howard) Patricia Anderson - Supreme Daughter of the Household |
| (Mrs. Rudolph E.) Barbara Griffith - Supreme Assistant Marshal || (Mrs. Earl) Charmaine Olson - Supreme Inner Guard |
| || (Mrs. Herbert) Debbie Kennedy - Supreme Outer Guard |
LIVING PAST SUPREME WORTHY PRESIDENTS
PRESENT at 96th ANNUAL SESSION
| front row lft to rt || back row lft to rt |
| (Mrs. Fred H.) Carole Buxton || (Mrs. R. D.) Diane Moore |
| (Mrs. Jay U.) Nancy Ipsen || (Mrs. Jack L.) MaryAnn Edwards |
| (Mrs. Milton F.) Coy Baker || (Mrs. Richard B.) Jeanette Rife Cotton |
| (Mrs. Howard L.) Clara E. McClure || (Mrs. John A.) Velma Kleinfelder, |
| (Mrs. Keith W.) Sandra S. Dean || (Mrs. W. Joe) Kathryn “Katie” Ryland |
| (Mrs. William) Lois J. Chant || (Mrs. John A.) Mary Brogan |
| (Mrs. Paul E.) Shirley Case || (Mrs. Joe) Lei Lani Cortez |
| || (Mrs. T. Michael) Debhra Fegan |
| || (Mrs. Leslie J.) Sandra C. Loomis |