In general, the Book of Job teaches us a Masonic optimistic lesson – Not to fall in despair; it shows that Masonic ideas are imperishable. We see this exemplified in Job’s life. Job saw the growth and upbuilding of his home, he also saw its ruin. but again he beheld its revival and reconstruction.
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.
Special emphasis is given to the thoughts that “To Be Fair Is to Do Good” and “Virtue Is a Quality Which Highly Adorns Woman.”
This organization is truly International in scope. At present there are Bethels in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Philippines and Brazil with other countries expressing interest.
The International Order of Job’s Daughters is operated in a democratic manner, similar to Masonic lodges as well as other Masonic Family organizations. In Bethels, adult co-workers known as the Bethel Guardian Council (consisting of a Bethel Guardian, Associate Bethel Guardian, and others) supervise each Bethel and are appointed yearly – with special consideration given to recommendations from the members of the Bethel.
The International Order of Job’s Daughter’s official charity is The HIKE Fund, Inc. (The Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund). The purpose of HIKE is to provide hearing devices for children with hearing impairments between the ages of newborn and twenty years whose parents are unable to meet this special need financially. An estimate of 100 children are provided with hearing devices each year.
The Supreme Guardian Council as well as many State and Provincial Grand Jurisdictions and other Masonic Organizations present college scholarships to deserving young members of the Order. In some cases (but not always) special consideration is given to scholarships for certain fields of study. In all cases, the goal is to assist young women in becoming the business, social, and government leaders of tomorrow.