1950 History of Rahab Grand Court Heroines of Jericho 2013
The late Grace Pough, Supreme Deputy of the State Relief Board, instituted this Grand Body in Los Angeles, California in 1950.
The first Grand Officers: Lady Cena Donegan, Grand Most Ancient Matron, Companion T.E. Earl, Grand Most Worthy Joshua, Lady Bertha Hell, Grand Senior Matron, Companion Reverend Calvin Stater, Grand Assistant Most Worthy Joshua
The annual session was held in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1966, and the name was officially changed to Rehab Grand Court Heriones of Jericho. The first Grand Officers unde the new name were: Lady Ercel Sims, Grand Most Ancient Matron, Companion Clifton Bates, Grand Most Worthy Joshua, Lady Alice Walker, Grand Senior Matron, Lady Lenora McCullough, Grand Secretary, and Lady Gertrude Burns, Grand Treasurer.
The Grand Body has produced eight Grand Most Ancient Matrons, Past Grand Most Ancient Matrons: Lady Cena Donegan, Lady Bertha Hill, Lady Zelm Crinkshaw, Lady Ercel Sims, Lady Maud E. Tyson, Lady Ruthie Jones, Lady Brenda Patrick, and our current Grand Most Ancient Matron, Lady Dorothy Jean Bowens.
Ten Grand Senior Matrons, Past Grand Senior Matrons: Lady Alice Walker, Lady Maud E. Tyson, Lady Brenda Patrick, Lady Dorothy Jean Bowens, Lady Diana Wheeler, Lady Mary Baker, Lady Ruthie Jones, Lady Shirley Greenwood, Lady Ronnie Sanford-Johnson, and our current Grand Senior Matron, Lady Paricia Young.
Eight Grand Secretaries, Past Grand Secretaries: Lady Birdie M. Cameron, Lady Lenora McCullough, Lady Josephine Lewis, Lady Shirley Greenwood, Lady Dorothy Jean Bowens, Lady Carolyn Girardi, Lady Patricia Young, and our current Grand Secretary, Lady Barbara Blevins.
Eleven Grand Treasurers, Past Grand Treasurers: Lady Lenora McCullough, Lady Ercel Sims, Lady Gertrude Burns, Lady Willie Mae Sims, Lady Brenda Patrick, Lady Rosa Closs, Lady Essie Wright, Lady Marjorie Tandy, Lady Carolyn Girardi, Lady Rosa Closs, and our current Grand Treasurer, Lady Sharon Harness.
The Scarlet Line is the official ritual for Rahab Grand Court.
The Grand Officers have two new uniforms, a Purple Coat Dress adopted under the rein of Lady Brenda Patrick, G.M.A.M.E.
The Red Coat Dress, Red and Purple Hats, Red and white Gloves, Red Hankershief, and Red Shoes, adopted under the reign of Lady Dorothy Jean Bowens, G.M.A.M. To be worn only by Present and Past Grand Officers. THe Scarlet Line Study Guide and Syllabus Guide.
In 2002 the first Treauser and Secretary of the Year Award was given in memory of Lady Essie Wright, Grand Treasurer, and is presented each year at our Annual Grand Session.
In 2011 the first Matron of the Year Award was given in the memory of Lady Ruthie Jones and Lady Brenda Patrick to tbe presented each year at our Annual Grand Session.
The degree of the Heroines of Jericho are the oldest and most perfect of all female degrees.
These degrees enlighten us by teaching the never-ending lessons of morality, loyalty, and friendship, as well as to encourage and incite the interest of all Heroines towards the purpose of the Masonic Order.
The study of these beautiful degrees is to enlighten, unify and bring its members to a higher plane of understanding, which will enable us to execute and perfect the lessons we have learned as we continue to achieve excellence in all our works and deeds.
These lessons, as well as everything that is pure and elevating, are taught in the degrees of the Heroines of Jericho, amking their beauty the most clear and expressive of all degrees.
Lady Heroines: “Ever seek enlightment!”