The Home of Bethel 62
WELCOME TO BETHEL 62 LA PLATA MARYLAND
Job’s Daughters International is a premier organization for young women ages ten to twenty who Have a Masonic heritage. It teaches many important skills that will be needed throughout a lifetime, such as teamwork, organization, leadership, social skills and self reliance. Besides such meaningful qualities, Job's Daughters also teaches the significance of serving ones community. To serve one's community, daughters visit hospitals and homes for the elderly, offer friendship to people that are sad and lonely, and hold food drives for the less fortunate. The framework of Job's Daughters is based upon the principles of respecting ones parents, guardians and home, being loyal to ones flag and country, and the reverence of God. For almost 100 years, Job's Daughters has promoted the importance of true friendship and service.
Job's Daughters was founded by Mrs. Ethel T. Wead Mick in Omaha, Nebraska during the year 1920. The Order takes its name from the Book of Job, paying particular attention to the fifteenth verse in the forty-second chapter. It states, "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." Education is an extremely important aspect in the life of every girl. Job's Daughters International recognizes the necessity of education and should in no way interfere with school work or home responsibilities.
Every year, Job's Daughters helps young girls achieve their numerous educational goals by awarding scholarships at the International level, as well as regional jurisdictions and other Masonic organizations. Throughout the year, the Supreme Bethel, Grand Guardian Council, Grand Bethel, and each individual Bethel plans and participates in various fun activities. Mini-golf, sleep overs, pool parties, the Maryland Renaissance Festival, ComicCons, Camping and other fun activities are enjoyed by the daughters of Bethel 62.
Girls also participate in many other school, community, and religious groups in addition to their participation in the Bethel. Many local Bethels take part in competitions where they are awarded and recognized for outstanding achievement. Job's Daughter continually supports the Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment, a charity which provides hearing assistive devices for children that are in need. The ever popular "hike for HIKE," gives each daughter the chance to provide a special and charitable service to the community. Working with hearing-impaired children has led many daughters to learn sign language. Members of Job's Daughters are proud to be "kids helping kids!"