Peek Under The Big Top
Grand Bethel-Friday, June 17
Pictures from Thursday Night's Formal Opening
Friday Daytime Session
Friday morning opened with the Grand Bethel Officers sharing their charges and officially opening the session. Roll call was taken of Grand Bethel Officers, Bethel Flag Representatives, and Bethels. The Grand Bethel Recorder read the minute, then the Grand Bethel Treasurer read the Treasurer's Report. The Grand Bethel Librarian gave her report.
The Honored Queens and Senior Princesses from the last two years were escorted and introduced. The Past Honored Queens, Majority Members, and former Grand Bethel Officers were also recognized. Other special activities throughout the day included inviting the first time Grand Bethel attendees to the floor for a special presentation, drawing Association prize winners, and of course, dance breaks!
Mr. Conyers, Associate Grand Guardian, gave a presentation about this year's philanthropic project, Covenant House. Don't forget to stop by the project table in the lobby area and buy a t-shirt or sweatshirt!
After a lunch break, the afternoon started with a Necrology Ceremony in memory of those we've lost in the last year. The Sew and Show Competition Fashion Show was held and awards were presented (see below). Our amazing JD2B's flew out of the Beehive and joined us for a special Bee Ceremony and introductions. Leadership Camp gave a fun presentation...have you registered for camp yet?
Grand Bethel Officer reports were given by:
- Katelyn Schrum, Grand Bethel Guide
- McKenzi Peterson, Grand Bethel Musician
- Maddy Gerardi, Grand Bethel 2nd Messenger
- Rachael Hood, Grand Bethel 5th Messenger
- Isabella Khatcherian, Grand Bethel Junior Custodian
The following Bethels were drawn to have a 2023-24 Grand Bethel Officer: 2, 15, 37, 50, 89, 104, 106, 122, 129, 140, 165, 171, 182, 216, 224, 273, 276, 285, and 327. The Florida flag was retired from the Grand Bethel of California as there are no open Bethels left in that state.
Grand Bethel Honored Queen Moira Viola gave her remarks, then the closing ceremony was held. At the close of the session, the 2021-22 Grand Bethel Officers retired, ready to celebrate a job well done and excited to find out who will hold their office next year.
Scenes from Friday's Daytime Session
2023-A Centennial Year!
Next year, California Job's Daughters will be celebrating our 100th Birthday! The Centennial Celebration Committee is kicking off the celebration with Flat Jobie! Each Bethel will receive a t-shirt and Flat Jobie, and make sure you take Flat Jobie with you on your adventures in this next year!
Sew and Show Awards
See You Tonight!
Our exciting Friday night events, including the announcement of 2022-23 Grand Bethel Officers is tonight; it will be livestreamed on our YouTube Channel starting at 7:00pm. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for Grand Bethel Session Updates, or visit our special "Peek Under the Big Top" page on the website.