Grand Court of Wisconsin

Order of the Amaranth

In 2015-2016

Wisconsin Grand Court raised $8,437

for the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation

which was included in the gift to

the American Diabetes Association

at Supreme Council in June, 2016.

Congratulations to the members

of Wisconsin Amaranth for a job well done!

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Friendship Court is trying something different. They are looking at changing meeting days/times.

Thursday Sept. 14 -- meeting at 3:00pm; Dinner after meeting at a restaurant TBD.

Sat. Oct 7 -- meeting at 7:00pm; Dinner at 6:00pm.

Needed For Grand Court!

Craft Table Items

S.K. Norm Burns, Craft Table Chairman, is looking for homemade crafts to sell to help raise Ways & Means money to help the newly elected Grand Association Patron's efforts in that area of his work.

Pages Are Needed

H.L. Vicki Kuharski, Grand Page, is in need of Honored Ladies to serve as pages at Grand Court. Contact H.L. Vicki if you are willing to be a page.

Your Gently Used Formal Attire

H.L. Diana Kifer, Diabetes Coordinator, will be having a formals sale again at Grand Court. Please consider cleaning out your closet and donating your gently used formal wear to her to raise money for ADF.

Our Philanthropy News

Saturday, August 19 -- Multi-State Outing in Cape Girardeau, MO.

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     To get the discounted block room rate,

     please reserve your hotel room by July 18th.     

     Reservation deadline for train ride  is July 22nd.

     Pizza Party reservations are due by August 7.

Grand Court of Wisconsin 2017 Session

      October 12 - 14, 2017

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American Diabetes Association August 13, 2015, press release tells about this most recent donation and the research currently being sponsored by Amaranth Diabetes Foundation donations. Click Herefor a link to their website to read the press release. 

​​Amaranth Raised $542,983 for diabetes research in 2015-16! 

Pictured below is S.K. Robert Thompson, DSRP of Virginia presenting a check to a representative of the American Diabetes Foundation at Supreme Council Session in Norfolk, Virginia, June 2016.

Important Note! This year Amaranth passed the $15,000,000 mark in total donations to diabetes research! Please remember to mention that when you share our story with the public and prospective members!

Grand Court of Wisconsin

2017 Session

"Family is Key"

October 12 - 14. 2017

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To get the Amaranth room rate, make your reservations by Sept. 20th!

What is Amaranth?

     The Order of the Amaranth is a means by which one is permitted to practice the principles of Masonry. It is one of the vehicles and conveyances by which we carry on friendship, love of humanity, patriotism and service to our country and to our fellowmen.

Amaranth is sometimes referred to as a "Gem" of Masonry for its structure, its ritual, its principles, being of a Masonic Family origin, are all a beautiful expansion of the basic structures, rituals and principles of the ancient and wonderful Masonic Order which has existed for centuries.

     Amaranth means many things to many people. To its early members it meant the opportunity to build upon the strong foundation of Truth, Faith, Wisdom and Charity. A fraternal order having for its purpose service to humanity set to the music of fraternal. To its present members, the Order of the Amaranth means a challenge to build higher and stronger upon those foundations of Fraternal Love and Service.

It means the Hand of Fraternal Friendship to those in distress. It means Thinking and Remembering about its members in their hours of sorrow and sickness. Most of all it means the Opportunity to Serve its Fellowmen, to enjoy the close fraternal ties of mutual respect and understanding, to enrich our lives with friendship worth far more than gold or silver. It means the strength, courage and inspiration to achieve a peace of mind and degree of happiness that comes in serving a cause greater than ourselves.

From "The Order of the Amaranth" by Paul L. Meyer, KT:33o

H.L. Nancy Saggio, Grand Royal Matron


S.K. Philip Itzenhuiser, Grand Royal Patron

H.L. Nancy Saggio, Grand Royal Matron 
S.K. Philip Itzenhuiser, Grand Royal Patron

of Wisconsin Grand Court, were installed on October 15, 2016,

at Wisconsin Amaranth's 67th Installation of Officers.   

H.L. Nancy and S.K. Philip's Grand Court Session will be held on October 12, 13 & 14, 2017, at the Wintergreen Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. (Grand Court Forms)

H.L. Nancy and S.K. Philip have chosen the following for their year of serving your Wisconsin Grand Court:
Theme: Family, not always by blood. 
Emblems: Meerkat, GRM

                Warthog, GRP
Flowers:  Teal Sunflowers, GRM

               Snapdragons, GRP
Colors: Grey and Teal
Club Name: The Mob

Scripture/Inspirational Verse:  

Grand Royal Matron -

    Luke: 17-6

    "If you have Faith as small as a Mustard Sees" all things are possible.

    When trouble comes, it's your family that supports you.
​Grand Royal Patron -

    James 1:2-4

    My brothers and sisters, (a) whenever you face trails of any kind, consider it nothing but joy,

    because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; and let endurance

    have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing.

Amaranth Fights Diabetes

     The members of the Order of the Amaranth have supported research to find a cure for diabetes since 1979. We are pleased to work with the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation as our ever-increasing donations fund block grants to serveral researchers seeking the inevitable cure.

     The 21,000 members of the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation, Inc. spend thousands of hours annually raising funds to fight the disease and are proud to be a part of the on-going effort to find a cure for a disease that touches so many.

H.L. Dianne M. Dean, SC, Past President, Amaranth Diabetes Foundation Board of Directors

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