The Order of the Amaranth is a Masonic-affiliated organization for Master Masons and their Ladies founded in 1873. Amaranth was based on the Amaranten order created by Queen Christina of Sweden in 1653 for the ladies and knights. In the Order’s teachings, the members are reminded of their duties to God, to their country and to their fellow beings. They are urged to portray, by precept and example, their belief in the “Golden Rule” and by conforming to the virtues inherent in TRUTH, FAITH, WISDOM and CHARITY they can prove to others the goodness promulgated by the Order.
Amaranth is organized into Courts, under Grand Courts at the State level. The primary body is called the Supreme Council (which has some subordinate Courts directly under it, as well). Women members of the Order are addressed as “Honored Lady”, while men are referred to as “Sir Knight”.
As an international, Masonic-affiliated organization, the Order of the Amaranth raises money through its philanthropic charity, Amaranth Diabetes Foundation (ADF). Its 16,000 members engage in grassroots fundraising events such as galas, auctions, golf tournaments, retail store collections and bake sales. Each dollar earned is directed toward its foundation, which in turn supports the American Diabetes Association’s Research Foundation.
Since 1979, ADF has been raising money for diabetes research supported by the American Diabetes Association. This past year (2014-2015), members raised an impressive $542,983, bringing their total amount raised to more than $15 million. The American Diabetes Association congratulates the Order of the Amaranth on its longstanding support of our mutual mission.
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