AUGUST 2019 NEWS
This picture was taken just prior to the start of the 94th Annual Knights Templar Association Easter Sunrise Service and 9th Annual Grand Encampment of Knights Templar Western States Easter Observance in Denver. The service was held at the Denver Consistory, across the street from the Colorado State Capitol. (Mrs. Joe) Debby Kier, president of Denver Assembly 1, SOOB, stands to the right of Sir Knight Jeffey N. Nelson, GCT, most eminent grand master of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar. Past supreme worthy presidents (Mrs. Thomas) Lynda Derby and (Mrs. Dean) Edie Rein were in atendance, along with SOOB members from Denver Assembly 1 and other Assemblies
Elizabethtown Assembly 265 held their May meeting at the annual Grand Commandery Conference
on Saturday, May 18. Guests from the Carnegie Assembly 80 were also in atendance.
JULY 2019 NEWS
(Mrs. Kenneth) Mona Wofford, president of Dallas Assembly 63, presided at the official visit of Supreme Worthy President Ms. Kim Burnett. (Mrs. Clarence) Elisa Laney was initiated at the meeting.
President (Mrs. Kenneth) Stacey Hightower presided at Melrose Assembly
204’s official visit of Supreme Worthy President Ms. Kim Burnett. Beauceant
sisters welcomed Ms. Angela Ruth Harvey who was initiated at this meeting
MAY 2019 NEWS
Mrs. John Sutter, worthy president of Cleveland 15, and Mrs. John Mashburn,
worthy president of Columbus 79, presided over a joint official visit of
Supreme Worthy President Kim Burnett. The sisters of these two assemblies
enjoyed the gathering of both assemblies.
(Mrs. Walter) Brenda McGuire, president of North Platte 177, presided at the
official visit of Supreme Worthy President Ms. Kim Burnett.
(Mrs. Jim) Christine Conner and (Mrs. Roy) Karen Phillips were initiated into
North Platte at this official visit.
APRIL 2019 NEWS
Worthy President Mrs. Rick Cipolla of Sheridan 131 presided
at the official visit of Supreme Worthy Pr esident Ms. Kim Burnett.
At a joint Official Visit of Ms. Kim Burnett, President Mrs. LeRoy Kifer of La Crosse 215 and
President Mrs. Leland Burlison of Oshkosh 267 presided. Miss Morgan Maxwell was initiated into La Crosse Assembly
MARCH 2019 NEWS
Mrs. Jeaneane Huth, 1st vice president of Pocatello 120 in Idaho
presided at the official visit of Supr eme Worthy President Ms. Kim Burnett.
Mrs. William Biggs, worthy president of Casper 70, Wyoming,
presided for the of ficial visit of Supr eme Worthy President Ms. Kim Burnett.
FEBRUARY 2019 NEWS
JANUARY 2019 NEWS
DECEMBER 2018 NEWS
Official Visit to Stillwater Assembly No. 124, OK, Thursday, April 5, 2018;
(Mrs. Mark) Linda Luttrell, Worthy President; (Mrs. Keith) Lois Ballard (front left), 50-Year Member
Official Visit to Denver Assembly No. 1, Friday, April 13, 2018;
(Mrs. Charles) Dorothy "D'Ann" Downing, Worthy President
NOVEMBER 2018 NEWS
Official Visitation to St. Joseph Assembly 123, (Mrs. Marlin) Sharon Slagle, worthy president.
Most Eminent Grand Master, Sir Knight Duane Vaught with
Beauceant Sisters at the 2018 Mid-America Easter Observance.
OCTOBER 2018 NEWS
Supreme Worthy President
Ms. Kimberly Burnett
Columbus No.79, Ohio
Ms. Kimberly Burnett was installed as supreme worthy president of the Supreme Assembly of the Social Order of the Beauceant on September 28, 2018, at the close of the 98th Supreme Assembly held in Las Vegas, Nevada. She will preside during the 99th Supreme Assembly to be held in Tyler, Texas on September 25, 26, 27, 2019.
Kim was born in Middletown, Ohio, and her family moved to Columbus in 1970. She and many members of her family attend the United Methodist Church in their area. She and her siblings were raised in an active Masonic household, going back multiple generations. She is a majority member of both Jobs Daughters International and the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. She is also currently a member of the Order of Eastern Star (past matron) and a member of Daughters of the Nile. The family’s Masonic tradition continued when her son, Tom, nephews, and niece joined the Masonic youth groups.
In 2006, at the urging of her mother (Mrs. Arthur) Patricia Glass, she and her sister were the inspection candidates for Columbus Assembly 79, at (Mrs. David) Sonja Alcon’s first official visit. She has held a variety of offices in the Assembly and has been president three times. In 2016 she became a dual member with Cleveland Assembly 15.
Ms. Burnett worked for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for thirtythree years. During her tenure with ODOT, she worked for the information technology division in a variety of areas. Ms. Burnett also holds a commercial driver’s license, and she performed snow and ice removal as an “extra” driver for ODOT in the central Ohio area. At the time of her retirement, she was the supervisor of the technical and customer support sections.
Ms. Burnett is looking forward to visiting each Assembly in the United States, enjoying fellowship, renewing friendships, and making new friends. She will be promoting the Knights Templar Eye Foundation as the official philanthropy of the Social Order of the Beauceant, which is dear to her family, as grants from KTEF led to finding a treatment for macular degeneration which affects many in her extended family.
SEPTEMBER 2018 NEWS
Wichita Assembly 8, (Mrs. Greg) Trisha Warner, worthy president
Two 90-plus year-old Beauceant Sisters at the Wichita Official Visitation:
(Mrs. N. L.) Nan King (left); (Mrs. Kenneth) Juanita Jeffrey (right).
AUGUST 2018 NEWS
Texarkana Assembly No. 196, Ms. Maggie Morgan, Worthy President
Independence Assembly No. 150, (Mrs. Charles) Beverly Martin, Worthy President
JULY 2018 NEWS
It is with a heavy heart that I inform |
you that Past Supreme Worthy
President (Mrs. Milton) Coy Baker
has passed away. She was
supreme worthy president
in 1996 to 1997. Her motto
was "Reach out—touch another
life!" Her symbol, The
Irish Claddagh – the hands of
friendship, the crown of loyalty,
and the heart of love. It
is enclosed in a circle representing
our Beauceant friendship
circle. Mrs. Baker's scripture
was Matthew 7:12: "ll
things whatsoever ye would
that men should do to you,
do ye even so to them." Her
theme was friendship, loyalty,
and love, and her flower
was the pansy.
Mrs. Baker originally belonged
to Baytown 153, Texas
which consolidated with
Port Arthur 160, Texas. Mrs.
Baker made official visits to
135 Assemblies during her
year as supreme worthy
president and presided at
the 77th Supreme Assembly
in Wichita, Kansas
JUNE 2018 NEWS
Pawtucket Assembly 217, October 9, 2017, (Mrs. Robert J.) Jean, Allen, worthy president.
Supreme Worthy President (Mrs. Dean) Edie Rein had a lovely
visit to Auburn Assembly 262. Worthy President (Mrs. Riley D.)
Lynne Greenwood presided at the meeting.