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Job's Daughters International Bethel #31

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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 performing service projects. 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 (H.I.K.E.) Fund, which purchases hearing assistive devices for hearing impaired children. This organization was founded by Mrs. Emma Tedrick, a PBG, PGG, and PSG from our bethel. We learn leadership through these activities. 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, the International Order of Job's Daughters 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.


Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment

"...that every child with joy may hear..." - BlakeThe HIKE Fund, Inc. is a not for profit charity incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska and registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt charity.The Fund is the continuing philanthropic project of the International Order of Job's Daughters. Fully staffed by unpaid volunteers from throughout the united States and Canada. Total operating expenses are less then 5%. The purpose of the Fund is to provide hearing devices for children with hearing impairments between the ages of newborn and twenty years whose parents are unable to meet this special need financially. An estimate of 100 children are provided with hearing devices each year. Children are eligible to receive a grant providing the need is verified by a prescription from an audiologist or physician. Many of the recipients are children of working parents. The HIKE Fund, Inc. is administered by a Board of Directors composed of individuals from the fields of Audiology, Business, Education, Labor, Law and Medicine.The Fund has awarded many types of devices including, but not limited to, hearing aids, FM systems, closed caption converters, tactile units, alerting systems, and specialized sports equipment, to aid hearing impaired children in communication. Process, function or power of perceiving sound.Impaired, Diminished in quality, value or strength. Children of all races, creed, or color, providing or equipping gratuitously. Comments From Some Of The Parents Of Recipients One Mother said through tears; "My son, for the first time in his life, will be able to hear my voice". Another Mother relates that after her daughter was fitted with a new device to see if it would help, "We walked out the door at the center and she looked up at me and said, "Listen Mommy, the birds sing". The parents of a two year-old said that in just a short time their son stated he could hear the telephone ring, and the baby crying. A Grandmother said her young granddaughter can now hear the sounds that we take for granted. We're "HEAR" For You!