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. LuAnn Hansen, Grand Royal Matron


S.K. Parker Dow, Grand Royal Patron

H.L. LuAnn Hansen, Grand Royal Matron 
S.K. Parker Dow, Grand Royal Patron

of Wisconsin Grand Court, were installed on October 14, 2017,

at Wisconsin Amaranth's 68th Installation of Officers.   

H.L. LuAnn and S.K. Parker's Grand Court Session will be held on October 11, 12 & 13, 2018, at the Wintergreen Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

H.L. LuAnn and S.K. Parker have chosen the following
for their year of serving Wisconsin Grand Court:
     Theme: Faith - Hope - Love
     Emblems: Eagles and Chipmunks
     Flowers:  Roses​
     Colors: Red, White, and Blue
     Club Name: The Nutcrackers

     Scripture/Inspirational Verse:  

         Grand Royal Matron  - Corinthians 13
    ​     Grand Royal Patron - Psalm 23

     Songs: All Patriotic Songs; Be Thou My Vision

Calendar of Events

can be found on our Information Page. Click Here

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

Click Here to read about the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation.

This year, 2017-2018, Amaranth will reach the $16,000,000 mark in money raised to fund diabetes research.

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

69th Session

will be held

October 11 - 13. 2018

Click Here for Forms

Grand Court of Wisconsin

Order of the Amaranth

Our Philanthropy News

Kringle Sale for Diabetes Research

Click Here for information and order form.

​Orders and payments due to Mary Schultz by September 30, 2018.

In 2016-2017

Wisconsin Grand Court

raised $6,945

for the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation

which was included in the gift to

the American Diabetes Association

at Supreme Council in June, 2017.

Congratulations to the members

of Wisconsin Amaranth for a job well done!

New This Year!

On Weds. evening, Oct. 10th, everyone is invited to dinner as we've done in previous years, but this time at a new location, the River Walk Pub which is about 6 miles from the Wintergreen.

BUT -- you must make a reservation with H.L. LuAnn Hansen if you are planning to attend.

Reservation deadline is September 30th!