Bethel #33 – Excelsior Springs

Meets on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 7pm

Clay Masonic Temple
110 S Main St.
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

Bethel Guardian
Sandy Flanery
11801 N. E. 136 th St.
Liberty, MO 64068‐8220
Home 816‐792‐2610
the.flanerys@sbcglobal.net

Associate Bethel Guardian
Brian Kennedy

Bethel No. 33 was instituted August 27, 1949 through the efforts of “Mother” Aileen Card, Past Grand Guardian and Chairman of Promotion; Mrs. Grace Francis, Past Bethel Guardian of Bethel No. 7, who became the Charter Bethel Guardian of Bethel No. 33 and Mr. John Whitehead, who became the Charter Associate Bethel Guardian of Bethel No. 33. We were chartered on March 15, 1950 with Glenna Hartley as the  first Honored Queen. 

The Council was installed by “Mother” Card. The 31 new members were initiated by Bethel No. 29 with Norma Traylor as Honored Queen and the 38 Officers and Choir installed into office by Dayleen Whitehead, Past Honored Queen of Bethel No. 7 and other Installing Officers from Bethel No. 7 and No. 29.

The Grand Guardian was “Mother” Martha Gatzert and the Associate Bethel Guardian was “Dad” Herman Kost.

The Honored Queen’s pin was presented by Dayleen Whitehead at the Institution and the princess pins were presented by “Mother” Muriel Ottman, Past Grand Guardian, on November 4, 1950. The first set of crowns were presented by “Mother” Lois Barker, Past Bethel Guardian of Bethel No. 7, on October 15, 1949.

The Bethel met on the first and third Saturday of each month at Elmwood Odd Fellows Hall, from August 27, 1949 until January 20, 1951. At that time the meetings were changed to the first and third Tuesdays. The Bethel moved from Elmwood Hall to the Northeast Masonic Temple during October of 1959. In May 1978, they moved to the First United Methodist Church in North Kansas City, Missouri and since May 1983, the Bethel has met at the Alpha Masonic Temple on the first and third Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

In September 1953, the first Friendship night was held. Louise Borchers (Charter Member) conceived the idea “because we were the youngest Bethel in the area and rarely had visitors.” She thought if area Bethels were invited to fill the chairs, they would have to come and visit. Every Bethel in the Kansas City area attended including Bethel No. 20 and No. 24 which met on the same night.

The first area Bethel dance was held near Valentines day in 1954. Cara Lee Taylor (Charter Member) was the Queen of the dance. The Queen was chosen by the Bethel that sold the most tickets. This was a fore-runner to the Thanksgiving Ball which was originally the Ways & Means to bring Supreme Session to Kansas City in 1957. Cara Taylor Irvin also served as Bethel Guardian of Bethel No. 37 from 1965 to 1968.

In May of 1956, Bethel No. 33 started a Drill Team. It was the second team in the Kansas City area and Missouri to be started. Bethel No. 29 was the first. Our first Drill Team competition at Supreme Session was in 1957 in Kansas City. We won a cup. At Supreme Session in Phoenix in 1958, we won first place in our division and at Supreme Session in 1959, we won a third place trophy. Our Drill Team Captains were: Nancy Cross, Carole Lovan and Lynne Hons. Fred Hons was the Drill Master.

Loretta Farmer, Mom Francis assisted Ruth Mary Leavitt, Past Supreme Guardian, in starting the KCJD Line Club. Loretta was the first President of the Kansas City Area Job’s Daughters Line Officers Club and was also Grand Bethel Junior Princess in 1958.

The Bethel Bible was recovered in memory of Mary Lou Summers Hohenberg. A new American Flag with an engraved plate attached was presented in memory of Betty Kern Carra.

In January 1985, the Bethel started a Clown Unit. The unit performed in area parades and at hospitals and nursing homes. They competed in the Clown Competition held at Supreme Session in Rapid City, South Dakota in August 1985.

The Bethel song to the tune of “True Love” was written in 1963 by Barbara Ann Bisby, Past Princess.

We have four Past Grands: “Mom” Frakes served as Grand Guardian 1981-82, Grand Bethel Guardian in 1984-86 and was the first elected sponsor of KCJD Line Club. “Dad” Sanders was Associate Grand Guardian 1988-89 and Associate Grand Bethel Guardian 1992-93, Dad Bill Perry was Associate Grand Guardian in 2001-2002 and Dad Dennis Flanery was Associate Grand Guardian in 2006-2007.

We have one Past Supreme: In August 1989, “Mom” Marlene Frakes, was elected to the line for the Supreme Guardian Council. She served as Supreme Guardian from August 1992 to August 1993. Supreme Session was held in Kansas City, Missouri in August 1993.

In July of 1997, Bethel #52 merged with Bethel #33. At that time the Bethel meeting nights were changed to the 2nd and 4th Wednesday. With the merger of the two Bethels, we start new history “Building a Stronger Link for Job’s Daughters”. At the merger ceremony on August 4, 1996, the two charters were linked together by Mom Barbara Bauer Perry, Charter Member of Bethel #33 and Mom Mary Youngblood, Charter Guardian of Bethel #52. A special Bible Ceremony was held in June of 1997. Mom Barbara Perry BG #33 retired the original Bethel #33 bible and Mom Carolyn Brasfield PBG #52 retired the Bethel #52 bible. A new bible was presented by PSG Mom Marlene Frakes in honor of the Charter Guardian of Bethel #33 Mom Grace Francis and the Charter Guardian of Bethel #52 Mom Mary Youngblood. 

On March 7, 2001, Bethel #42 merged with Bethel #33.  Bethel #42’s Charter was added to the link.  Mom Linda Mosby, PHQ #42 & PBG #42 was Grand Guardian 1996-1997.

Grand Bethel Trio
1958 Loretta Farmer, GBJP
2004-2005 Kristen Goodman Pierson, PGBHQ
2005-2006 Andrea Flanery, PGBHQ
2014-2015 Kaarin Hoogstraten, PGBHQ
2016-2017 Lilly Flanery, GBJP

Grand Bethel Officers & Representatives
2001-2002 Amanda Sciara, Grand Bethel Rep to Brazil Region #1
2001-2002 Randi Entrekin, Grand Bethel Rep to Indiana
2001-2002 Kristen Goodman Pierson, Grand Bethel Rep to Wisconsin
2002-2003 Kirsten Hoogstraten, Grand Bethel Musician
2002-2003 Amanda Goodman, Grand Bethel Rep to Kansas & Texas
2002-2003 Randi Entrekin, Grand Bethel Rep to North Carolina & Virginia
2002-2003 Andrea Flanery, Grand Bethel Rep to Wisconsin
2005-2006 Samantha Sciara, Grand Bethel Rep to Colorado & Montana
2005-2006 Kaitlyn Kilgore, Grand Bethel Rep to Michigan & Ontario
2005-2006 Erica Wallace, Grand Bethel Rep to Minnesota & Texas
2005-2006 Stephanie Crabtree, Grand Bethel Rep to Nebraska Region #2
2005-2006 Jaclyn Wallace (PHQ-CA), Grand Bethel Rep to Wisconsin
2006-2007 Diane Dobbins, Grand Bethel Chaplain
2006-2007 Stephanie Crabtree, Grand Bethel Rep to California Region #4
2006-2007 Kirsten Hoogstraten, Grand Bethel Rep to Iowa
2006-2007 Samantha Sciara, Grand Bethel Rep to Kentucky
2006-2007 Melissa Brooks, Grand Bethel Rep to Maryland
2006-2007 Katy Lillard, Grand Bethel Rep to Ohio
2006-2007 Katie Richardson, Grand Bethel Rep to Texas
2007-2008 Katy Lillard, Grand Bethel Librarian
2007-2008 Samantha Sciara, Grand Bethel Rep to Brazil Region #4
2007-2008 Kirsten Hoogstraten, Grand Bethel Rep to Delaware
2007-2008 Melissa Brooks, Grand Bethel Rep to Kentucky
2007-2008 Diane Dobbins, Grand Bethel Rep to Manitoba
2007-2008 Stephanie Crabtree, Grand Bethel Rep to Minnesota Region #1
2007-2008 Kaarin Hoogstraten, Grand Bethel Rep to Minnesota Region #2
2007-2008 Rachael Dobbins, Grand Bethel Rep to Ohio
2008-2009 Katie Richardsion, Grand Bethel Chaplain
2008-2009 Kirsten Hoogstraten, Grand Bethel Musician
2008-2009 Kaarin Hoogstraten, Grand Bethel Rep to California Region #1
2008-2009 Racheal Dobbins, Grand Bethel Rep to Delaware
2008-2009 Samantha Sciara, Grand Bethel Rep to Idaho
2008-2009 Katy Lillard, Grand Bethel Rep to Illinois
2008-2009 Lauren Powers, Grand Bethel Rep to Indiana
2008-2009 Lilly Flanery, Grand Bethel Rep to Virginia
2009-2010 Kaarin Hoogstraten, Grand Bethel 2nd Messenger
2009-2010 Melissa Brooks, Grand Bethel 4th Messenger
2009-2010 Katy Lillard, Grand Bethel Rep to British Columbia Region #2
2009-2010 Samantha Sciara, Grand Bethel Rep to California Region #8
2009-2010 Emily Powers, Grand Bethel Rep to Colorado
2009-2010
 Rachael Dobbins, Grand Bethel Rep to Delaware & Saskatchewan
2009-2010 Courtney Boucher, Grand Bethel Rep to Montana & Brazil Region #14
2009-2010 Amanda Lindsey, Grand Bethel Rep to Philippines
2010-2011 Samantha Sciara, Grand Bethel Marshal
2010-2011 Amanda Lindsey, Grand Bethel Rep to California Region #1
2010-2011 Lauren Powers, Grand Bethel Rep to Kentucky & Florida
2010-2011 Katie Richardson, Grand Bethel Rep to Michigan Region #2
2010-2011 Kaarin Hoogstraten, Grand Bethel Rep to Montana
2010-2011 Racheal Dobbins, Grand Bethel Rep to Ohio Region #1
2010-2011 Emily Powers, Grand Bethel Rep to Saskatchewan & West Virginia
2010-2011 Katy Lillard, Grand Bethel Rep to Washington Region #2
2015-2016 Lilly Flanery, Grand Bethel Treasurer
2015-2016 Khloe Kennedy, Grand Bethel Rep to Wisconsin
2016-2017 Amanda Lindsey, Grand Bethel 4th Messenger
2016-2017 Kelsie Kennedy, Grand Bethel Rep to Kentucky, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma

Grand Bethel Guardian Council & Advisory Board
1984-1985 Marlene Frakes, Grand Bethel Guardian
1992-1993 Curry Sanders, Assoc. Grand Bethel Guardian
2008-2009 Dennis Flanery, Assoc. Grand Bethel Guardian
2014-2015 Sandy Flanery, Grand Bethel Guardian
2015-2018 Katy Lillard, Advisory Board

Grand Guardians & Associate Grand Guardians
1981-1982 Marlene Frakes
1988-1989 Curry Sanders
2001-2002 Bill Perry
2006-2007 Dennis Flanery
2009-2010 Joleyne Nelson (credential from #37)
2010-2011 Sandy Flanery

Supreme Officers
1998-1999 Curry Sanders, Supreme Sr. Custodian

Supreme Bethel Officers & Representatives
2000-2001 Andrea Flanery, Supreme Bethel Rep to Sao Paolo (Brazil)
2015-2016 Lilly Flanery, Supreme Bethel Recorder

Supreme Guardians & Assoc. Supreme Guardians
1992-1993 Marlene Frakes

Miss Missouri Trio
1998-1999 Kristen Goodman Pierson, Miss Missouri 
2008-2009 Katie Richardson, Miss Missouri Congeniality
2010-2011 Kaarin Hoogstraten, Miss Missouri

KCJD Line Presidents
1958 Loretta Farmer (1st President)
1967 Linda Clark
1978 Debbie Hertzog
1980 Robbie Taylor
1989 Dawn DeWitt
1990 Sarah Hubbard (PHQ #7 & PHQ #33)
1997 Melissa Foster (PHQ #52 & MM #33)
1998 Kristen Goodman Pierson
2000 Andrea Flanery
2002 Andrea Flanery
2005 Samantha Sciara
2006 Melissa Brooks
2007 Samantha Sciara
2010 Rachel Dobbins

Sponsors & Co-Sponsors of KCJD Line
1977-1980 Marlene Frakes
1990-1992 Karen Gardner
1997-1999 Bill Perry
2002-2004 Barbara Perry
2005-2006 Dennis Flanery
2006-2008 Sandy Flanery

Thanksgiving Ball Trio
1955 Cara Taylor, Valentine Ball Queen (prior to T-Ball)
1991-1992 Sarah Hubbard, Thanksgiving Ball Sr. Princess
1996-1997 Kristen Goodman Pierson, Thanksgiving Ball Sr. Princess
1997-1998 Keva Ricket Arnold, Thanksgiving Ball Queen
1998-1999 Andrea Flanery, Thanksgiving Ball Queen
1999-2000 Amanda Goodman, Thanksgiving Ball Queen
2000-2001 Devin Strong, Thanksgiving Ball Senior Princess
2003-2004 Samantha Sciara, Thanksgiving Ball Sr. Princess
2004-2005 Kaarin Hoogstraten, Thanksgiving Ball Sr. Princess
2005-2006 Katie Richardson, Thanksgiving Ball Jr. Princess
2006-2007 Katy Lillard, Thanksgiving Ball Jr. Princess
2007-2008 Diane Dobbins, Thanksgiving Ball Sr. Princess
2008-2009 Lilly Flanery, Thanksgiving Ball Jr. Princess

Grand Master’s Youth Award
2001 Andrea Flanery

Grand Commander’s Youth Award
2006 Stephanie Crabtree

Royal Arch Youth Award
2005 Amanda Sciara
2007 Samantha Sciara
2010 Kaarin Hoogstraten

HIKE
1995 Marlene Frakes, HIKE Volunteer Award
1999 Andrea Flanery, HIKE Volunteer Award
1999 – 2003 Andrea Flanery, $1000 Club
2002 Bill Perry, HIKE Volunteer Award
2003 – 2008 Stephanie Crabtree, $1000 Club
2005 Kristen Goodman Pierson, $1000 Club & HIKE Volunteer Award
2006 Stephanie Crabtree, HIKE Volunteer Award
2007 Dennis Flanery, HIKE Volunteer Award

Missouri DeMolay State Sweetheart
2002-2003 Keva Ricket Arnold, State Sweetheart
2007-2008 Kirsten Hoogstraten, Assoc. State Sweetheart
2009-2010 Kaarin Hoogstraten, State Sweetheart