ORDER OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

ORDER OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE'S HISTORY

The Order of the Golden Circle is the women’s auxiliary of the United Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Prince Hall Affiliation, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, Inc. The organization was founded in 1907 by then Lt. Grand Commander and Ill. Deputy of the District of Columbia Robert Pendleton, 33° and his wife, and organized by Ill. Andrew Laster, 33°, as the official auxiliary of the United Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Prince Hall Affiliation, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, Inc.

While the organization serves as a quasi-social organization and outlet for the mothers, wives, widows, daughters and sisters, it is essentially the community service oriented sisterhood of the United Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Prince Hall Affiliation, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, Inc.

The Order of the Golden Circle meets annually during the Annual Meeting of the United Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Prince Hall Affiliation, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, Inc. While gathered, the Loyal Ladies participate in community, health, social activities and support related functions that are deemed charitable to the order and the public at-large.

The Order of the Golden Circle is also organized within each Orient (State), as an auxilliary to the Orient's Council of Deliberation.  The auxilliary organizations in each Orient are led by the Illustrious Deputy for the Orient and a State Loyal Lady Ruler. The leadership positions are elected by the Loyal Ladies (members) within their respected Orients. Within each Orient the Loyal Ladies participate in local functions correlating to the aspects of service and charity.