HISTORY OF RAHAB GRAND COURT HEROINES OF JERICHO
This Grand Body was instituted in Los Angeles, California in 1950 by the Late Grace Pough, Supreme Deputy of the State Relief Board.
The first Grand Officers: Lady Cena Donegan, Grand Most Ancient Matron,
Companion T.E. Earl, Grand Most Worthy Joshua, Lady Bertha Hill, 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 Rahab Grand Court Heroines of Jericho. The first Grand Officers under the new name were Lady Ercel Sims, Grand Most Ancient Matron, and 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 Maude E. Tyson, Lady Ruthie Jones, Lady Brenda Patrick, and
our current Grand Most Ancient Matron, Lady Dorothy J. Bowens.
Ten Grand Senior Matrons, Past Grand Senior Matrons: Lady Alice Walker, Lady Mary Baker, Lady Maude E. Tyson, Lady Ruthie Jones, Lady Brenda Patrick, Lady Shirley Greenwood, Lady Dorothy J. Bowens, Lady Ronnie Sanford-Johnson, Lady Diana Wheeler, and
our currently Grand Senior Matron Lady Patricia Young.
Eight Grand Secretaries, Past Grand Secretaries: Lady Birdie M. Cameron, Lady Lenora McCullough, Lady Josephine Lewis, Lady Shirley Greenwood, Lady Dorothy J. Bowens, Lady Carolyn Gerardi, Lady Patricia Young, Lady Barbara Blevins, and
our current Grand Secretary, Lady Vida Walker.
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 McIntyre.
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 reign of The Late Lady Brenda Patrick, G.M.A.M.E.
Adopted Under The Reign of Lady Dorothy J. Bowens, G.M.A.M
The Red Coat Dress, Red and Purple Hats. Red and White Gloves, Red Handkerchief, and Red Shoes to be worn only by Present and Past Grand Officers.
2002: The first Treasurer and Secretary of the Year Award was Given In Memory of Lady Essie Wright Grand Treasurer and is presented each year at Grand Session.
2005: Book of the Ark. (lady Verdell Littles, Mary Baker #10)
2008: The Scarlet Line Study Guide and Syllabus Guide.
2011 MATRON OF THE YEAR AWARD GIVEN IN THE MEMORY OF LADY RUTHIE JONES AND LADY BRENDA PATRICK, (presented each year at Grand Session).
2012: Art of Covenant (Study) Book
2013: First Rahab Grand Court Membership Directory
2014: The Number 12 Book (Author Honorable Barney E. Watkins, 33° Grand Master Emeritus
2015: Informational Workbook for Most Ancient Matrons and Secretaries
2016: James C. Gardley Sophisticated Elderly Award to be presented each year at Grand Session.
2016: Sophisticated Elderly Luncheon changed, to James C. Gardley Sophisticated Elderly Luncheon. Approved by Honorable Floyd C. McMillian 33°, G.M. and Companion Vinson Boyce, Grand Most Worthy Joshua.
2016: White Handkerchiefs for Members and Red Handkerchiefs for Grand Officers only.
Design By: Lady Vida Walker
2017: Revised Membership Directory
2017: Revised Copy of Informational Workbook for Most Ancient Matrons and Secretaries
History of Rahab Grand Court Is Under Construction