Job’s Daughters is an organization of young women between the ages of 10 and 20 who are related to a Master Mason, and share a common bond. We have members in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, and the Philippines We have fun together at activities such as swimming parties, dances, family picnics, slumber parties, miniature golf, marching in parades, travel . . . well, you get the picture.
By working closely together, you will make new friends that will last a lifetime. We also help others. Throughout the year, we perform service projects to help our community, the less fortunate, and other charities. We actively support the Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment (HIKE) Fund, which purchases hearing assistive devices for hearing impaired children. We learn leadership. By holding various offices in Job’s Daughters, you will gain valuable leadership experience, be a part of a team, and learn democratic principles. Job’s Daughters can qualify for various scholarships that are offered on a state-wide and a national level. All Job’s Daughters are members of a local chapter called a Bethel. Members of a Bethel elect their own officers, decide their own activities, and plan their own events. In short, Job’s Daughters International offers the qualities that today’s young women want and need from organizations that earn their commitment . . . fun, friendship, helping others, and the chance to learn organizational and leadership skills.
The Ritual was written from ideas presented by the Founder Mrs. Ethel T Wead Mick, and taken from the Book of Job with particular reference to the 42nd Chapter, 15th Verse:
“And in all the land were no women found so fair as the Daughters of Job; and their Father gave them inheritance among their brethren.”
The International Order of Job’s Daughters was founded by Mrs. Ethel T. Wead Mick, or Mother Mick as the members affectionately call her. Mother. Mick, realizing the importance of the early training she received from her Christian mother, and especially the beautiful lessons in literature and drama as found in the Book of Job, decided to give her time and talent to make it possible for all young women of Masonic relationship to share the rare privileges that were hers. After several years of careful study and consideration with the assistance of her husband Dr. William H Mick. and other capable workers, she founded the International Order of Job s Daughters, in honor and memory of her mother, Elizabeth D Wead.
The purpose of the Order was to band together young girls with Masonic relationship for character building through moral and spiritual development by teaching a greater reverence for God and the Holy Scriptures: loyalty to the Flag and the Country for which it stands, and respect for parents and Guardians. The organization was named “Job’s Daughters” after the three daughters of Job in the Bible. The organization was founded on the 15th verse of the 42nd Chapter of the Book of Job: “In all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job; and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.”
Job’s Daughters are the relatives of Master Masons and from them receive their heritage. To be a member of Job’s Daughters you must be between the ages of 10 and 20 and be a direct descendant of a Master Mason, adopted daughter by law, step-daughter, step-granddaughter, sister, half-sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, niece, grandniece, first or second cousin of a Master Mason, or be so related to his wife or widow…or be the daughter, step-daughter, granddaughter or step-granddaughter, of a Majority Member. The chances of being related to one of the listed is actually rather good. The Guardian Council commonly hunts up family members with a relationship you weren’t even aware of.
Job’s Daughters was organized and consent obtained from J. B. Fradenburg, the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska; Mrs. Anna J. Davis, the Grand Matron of Nebraska. Order of the Eastern Star; and James E. Bednar, the Grand Patron. to work under the following landmarks:
First: To be known as Job’s Daughters.
Second: Membership to be composed of developing girls who believe in God and bear a Masonic relationship.
Third: The meeting place to be called a Bethel.
Fourth: The teachings based on the “Book of Job” (with special reference to the 42nd Chapter: 15th Verse).
Fifth: To be taught in three epochs (not degrees).
Sixth: Motto: “Virtue is a quality which highly adorns woman.”
Seventh: The emblems to be the Open Book, Horn of Plenty and the Lilly of the Valley
Eighth: Requiring all members, guardians and visitors to assume a pledge based on honor.
Ninth: To be a democratic organization with the right of appeal to a supreme authority. with all members and guardians amenable to the laws
Tenth: A Supreme Guardian Council with Constitution and Bylaws in conformity with landmarks governing Supreme Guardian. Subordinate Guardians and Bethel members.
Job’s Daughters International ETHEL T WEAD MICK, Founder