Train Ride

    At birth we board a train and meet our parents.  We believe they will always travel by our side.  However, at some station, our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on the journey alone.
As time goes by, other people will board the train, and they will be significant – siblings, friends, the love of your life, children and many others.  Some will step down and leave a permanent vacuum.  Others will go so unnoticed that we won’t realize they vacated their seats.
The train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes and farewells.  A successful ride required having a good relationship with all passengers.  We must give the best of ourselves.
The mystery to everyone is, we do not know at which station we ourselves will step down.  So, we must live in the best way, love, forgive and offer the best of who we are.  It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty, we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.
We wish you a joyful journey on the train of life.  Recap success and give lots of love.  More importantly, thank God for the journey.
Lastly, we thank you for being one of the passengers on our train to fight Diabetes.

By Jean d'Ormesson

H.L. Lila Kimball, Grand Royal Matron


S.K. Dale Holmen, Grand Royal Patron

Calendar of Events

can be found on our Information Page. Click Here

GRAND TOTAL raised by Wisconsin Grand Court since inception of our dedicated philanthropy in 1979:  


Our Philanthropy News

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 several researchers seeking the inevitable cure.

     The 14,855 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 on the American Diabetes Association Website.

2019-2021, Amaranth raised $528,309 for diabetes research and reached the $17,000,000 mark in total money raised.

In 2019-2021

Wisconsin Grand Court

donated $9,328

to the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation

which was included in the gift to

the American Diabetes Association

at Supreme Council in June, 2021.

Congratulations to the members

of Wisconsin Amaranth for a job well done!

Grand Court of Wisconsin

72nd Session

will be held

October 13-15, 2022

Grand Court of Wisconsin

Order of the Amaranth

H.L. Lila Kimball, Grand Royal Matron 
S.K. Dale Holmen, Grand Royal Patron

of Wisconsin Grand Court, were installed on October 16, 2021,

at Wisconsin Amaranth's 71th Installation of Officers.   

H.L. Lila and S.K. Dale have chosen the following

for their year of serving Wisconsin Grand Court:
     Theme: "Train of Life"
     Emblems: GRM: Frogs     GRP: Clowns

     Motto: All Aboard to Fight Diabetes
     Flowers: Violets
     Colors: Lavender
     Club Name: Conductors

     Scripture/Inspirational Verse:  

       Grand Royal Matron  -  Revelation 3:20 - Behold I stand at the           door, and knock, if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I         will come in to him and will sup with him and he with me.
    ​   Grand Royal Patron - Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the thoughts           that I think of you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not             evil, to give you an expected end.

      Song: Life's Railway to Heaven