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Alice P. Ruth UD
Ladies of the Circle of Perfection

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Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Our Story

Eric Hunter (Arkansas) & DeJohn K. Hampton (Mississippi)

Most Illustrious Grand Thrice Illustrious Master

 

Beatrice Dantzler

Royal Grand Perfect Matron

 

Louis Bridges

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.

R.M. Patricia Jones - Royal Perfect Matron
C.G. Karl Roberts - Royal Chief Advisor

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