Commandress donates money for hurricane relief

Commandress donates money for hurricane relief
October 25
00:03 2018

During a Commandress Ball, the honoree presented a $300 donation to Potters House Resource Center of Winston-Salem and $300 to Arabian Temple and Arabian Court located in Jacksonville, N.C., to assist with disaster relief for those devastated by Hurricane Florence in eastern North Carolina.

On Oct. 6, Sethos Court 105 Daughters (a constituent court of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine North and South America and its Jurisdictions Inc.) hosted the ball for Illustrious Commandress Daughter Lisa W. Smith.

The event was held at The Village Inn and Event Center in Clemmons. The evening began with Past Commandress Daughter Doris Robinson extending a welcome to all in attendance, followed by grace and invocation by Daughter Marie Matthews. Later in the evening, Sethos Court Divan and members were received by a processional; followed by all visiting Nobles and Daughters from various temples and courts from around the Domain into the ballroom.

After which, the reigning 2018 Illustrious Commandresses from around the Domain were presented and served as an escort of the honoree Illustrious Commandress Lisa W. Smith. A prelude of music was played for a promenade. Remarks were given by Daughter Linda Tucker-Gooding, Honorary Past Imperial Commandress and the Imperial Deputy for the Desert of North Carolina; Noble Maurice Elliott, the Illustrious Potentate of Sethos Temple #170; and by Past Potentate Jerwon Avery of Menzel Temple #35 and serves as the Imperial 2nd Ceremonial Master of the Imperial Council who gave remarks on behalf of 43rd  Imperial Potentate Rev. Charles W. Davenport.

Closing remarks were given by the Illustrious Commandress Lisa W. Smith. 

During her remarks, she recognized several individuals, including Past Potentate James O. Smith, who serves as the Advisor to the Court and the Past Potentate Cassius J. Smith, who serves as the Assistant Advisor to the Court.

The program concluded with a benediction by Imperial Deputy for the Desert of North Carolina Daughter Linda Tucker-Gooding. Daughter Eva McWillis, Imperial Deputy for the Oasis of Winston-Salem served as the Mistress of Ceremony for the event.

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