HISTORY OF THE GIRLS ASSEMBLY, STATE OF OHIO  

Girls Assembly, a youth organization sponsored by Amaranth Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliated can bear no better title than “the Glory of Womanhood”.  Girls Assembly, so dear to the hearts of the members, was organized in 1952 under the dynamic leadership of Mrs. Hattie B. Alexander, then the Grand Worthy Matron.

In line with other organizations dedicated to the development of character in youth, the urgency of sponsoring such a group was felt, thus the machinery was set into operation for its organization.  Because of her ability and familiarity in working with youth groups, the services of Mrs. Florence Brown Wesley of No. 87, Kenton, was requested to assist with the formulation of plans and to coordinate the total program.  As Co-Chairman, Mrs. Dorothy Brown, of No. 85 and Mrs. Louise Terrell of Xenia, No. 2 were appointed and at the Grand Convocation in 1951, this committee was commissioned to begin a Grand Body at the 1952 Convocation.

From its early inception, Girls Assembly attracted those Girls who were determined to maintain high standards and to live up to their motto, “SEEKING HIGHER GOALS”.  The reason for this may be attributed to the fact that membership was restricted to daughters of Masonic families and their close friends.  Ages ranged from 12 to 18 years, however, the greatest concentration was between 15 and 17 years.  Currently, membership is open without Masonic affiliation.  

In 1991, under the administration of Mrs. Natalie Hunt, Grand Worthy Matron, the age for membership was changed to 10 through 18, with the focus directed at a younger age in today’s changing times to better prepare the young ladies for finer womanhood.  

Girls Assembly continues to be a fine organization, celebrating 52 years of existence.                          

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