Sunday, August 23, 2009

Job's Daughters Camp

I have been told by Past Grand Masters that attending Job's Daughters Camp is a highlight of the year. I can now add my verification to their assessment.

I spent the afternoon watching various canoe and kayak races at the waterfront, and then went to the awards banquet. The theme for camp was 70's Disco, and the girls, and several adult leaders) really got into the spirit of the weekend. The banquet had a disco ball and lava lamp, and lots and lots of excitement and fun. I was called upon to say a few words, and then, after the obligatory chant ("Sing us a song, Grand Master, sing us a song...), I relented with a couple verses of "Waltzing with Bears", with help from the girls on the chorus.

The evening ended with "Wishes on the Water", a wonderful candlelight ceremony at the waterfront. A shooting star, just as the last candle was extinguished, put an exclamation mark on the day.

The Grand Lodge of Minnesota was recognized at the banquet for its generous contribution to help keep cost of camp down for the campers. It is a great investment for Minnesota Masonry. Helping these girls become self-confident young women is payback enough, but very many of these Job's Daughters will bring new Mason's into the fraternity.

A true win-win.