Alice P. Ruth UD
Ladies of the Circle of Perfection
Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
Eric Hunter (Arkansas) & DeJohn K. Hampton (Mississippi)
Most Illustrious Grand Thrice Illustrious Master
Royal Grand Perfect Matron
Grand Royal Chief Advisor
Alice P. Ruth Court U.D. – Ladies of the Circle of Perfection
In June 2023, MIGTIM Eric Hunter had a vision to bring the last York Rite House for Ladies to the Jurisdiction of Arkansas. The last house needed was the Ladies of the Circle of Perfection. After consultation and approval from M.W. Grand Master Mark McGraw; he began the work needed to perform the work. MIGTIM Eric Hunter petitioned the Most Illustrious Grand Council of Royal & Select Masters, Jurisdiction of Mississippi, P.H.A. under the Leadership of MIGTIM DeJohn K. Hampton.
On August 25th, 2023, the first court of the Ladies of the Circle of Perfection was established in the Jurisdiction of Arkansas, with the assistance of Fredrick K. Wilson Grand Court, Ladies of the Circle of Perfection, Jurisdiction of Mississippi.
The Degree Team from the Fredrick K. Wilson Grand Court, Ladies of the Circle of Perfection, Jurisdiction of Mississippi were.
PRCA Tracy Reynolds, PRGPM Venetrese Gathrite, RDM Sondra Love-Magee,
RGAC Temesa Crawford RGCC Barbara Young, RGS Alexelisha Luckett, RGT Dessie Williams
RDL Ernestine Bailey, RDL Arlillian Danner, RM Tammi Redmond, RM Crystal Oliver
RM Chelsea McBounds, RM Mildred Jarrett, RM Ivy Burkhead, RM Emma Robinson
RM Tamela Strong, RM Carolyn Pugh, RM Kimberia Reid,
Under the guidance of M.I. Grand Thrice Illustrious Master DeJohn Hampton, Royal Grand Perfect Matron Beatrice Dantzler, and Grand Royal Chief Advisor Louis Bridges issued a charter of dispensation named Alice P. Ruth UD, with Royal Matron Patricia Jones as the Royal Perfect Matron and Karl Roberts as Royal Chief Advisor.
The Charter Officers of Alice P. Ruth Court
Patricia Jones, Royal Perfect Matron
Danielle Terry, Royal Deputy Matron
Denise Juniel, Royal Principal Conductress
Georgia Moore, Royal Associate Conductress
Glenda Arnold, Royal Conductress of Ceremonies
Felicia Bentley, Royal Secretary
Amanda Wells, Royal Treasurer
Karl R. Roberts, Royal Chief Advisor
Xavier Young, Royal First Advisor
Bryan Stephens, Second Advisor
Charter Members who received the Royal Perfect Matron Degree:
1. RM Patricia Jones 2. Danielle Terry 3. Denise Juniel
4. Amanda Wells 5. Felicia Bentley 6. Glenda Arnold
7. Georgia Moore 8. Phyllis Caruth 9. Annie Durr
10. Veronica L. Brooks 11. Yushemia Martin 12. Shirley Owens
13. Mary McKenzie 14. Terese Jones 15. Mae Weaver
16. Lequandra Hale-Banks 17. Zenobia Brown 18. Elois Cook
19. Celeste Davis 20. Isreal Gamble 21. Billian Glasco
22. Della M. Horace 23. Shamaine Jenkins 24. Katie Jordan
25. Kimler Lewis 26. Jeanette McFadden 27. Nichelle Murray
28. Janice Reynolds 29. Flora J. Simon 30. Carlas Smith
31. Carmelita C. Smith 32. Melinda Shields 33. Cheryl Stewart
34. Kassandra Faye Tate 35. Esther Terry 36. Sharron Ward
37. Jennifer White 38.
Members who received Companion Guardian Degree:
Most Worshipful Grand Master Mark McGraw
Most Illustrious Grand Thrice Illustrious Master Eric Hunter
Most Excellent Grand High Priest Xavier Young
Deputy to the Orient Greg Brown
Right Illustrious Grand Principal Conductor of the Works Karl Roberts
This will be memorialized in history for the Jurisdiction of Arkansas; for we now have completed the foundation of our York Rite Bodies.
Ezra 3: 10 -13
When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests stood in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the Lord, according to the ordinance[g] of David king of Israel. And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the Lord:
“For He is good; For His mercy endures forever toward Israel.”
Then all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid. But many of the priests and Levites and heads of the fathers’ houses, old men who had seen the first temple, wept with a loud voice when the foundation of this temple was laid before their eyes. Yet many shouted aloud for joy, so that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people, for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the sound was heard afar off.