Job’s Daughters International History
Job’s Daughters International was founded in 1920 to provide an opportunity for young women to work together, to learn about themselves and to help others. Job’s Daughters is open to girls ages 10 to 20. We do not follow any specific religion but do require that our members have a belief in God. Job’s Daughters International is no part of the Masonic Fraternity but is closely tied to the Masonic Order. Girls must have a Masonic relation or sponsor, or be related to a Majority Member to be eligible for membership.
For almost 100 years, Job’s Daughters has been actively promoting friendship and service. The organization was founded by Mrs. Ethel T. Wead Mick in Omaha, Nebraska. The group takes its name from the Book of Job, and in particular to a reference in the 42nd Chapter that says, “And in all the land were no women found so fair as the Daughters of Job.”
Meetings follow a long tradition of order. The Officers wear traditional Grecian robes, symbols of democracy and equality, provided by the Bethel. Other members wear dresses to meetings. Meetings are held twice a month. Programs are planned and conducted by the members with the help of adult volunteers.
To become a Job’s Daughter does not involve an embarrassing ritual or test of courage. Initiations are solemn, meaningful ceremonies presented by Bethel Officers. Parents are welcome at initiations and all of the meetings.
To be a member of Job’s Daughters is to be part of a group that promotes friendship among young women and confidence in themselves. As a member, you will learn skills that will help you throughout your life. You will become part of an organization that serves the community. Most importantly, you will have fun.