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 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.

This year, 2017-2018, Amaranth raised $411,542 for diabetes research and reached the $16,000,000 mark in total money raised.

Calendar of Events

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2019 Kringle Sales Fundraiser for Amaranth Diabetes Foundation -Click Here

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Supreme Fundraiser for Amaranth Diabetes Foundation -Click Here

Our Philanthropy News

Mackey's Masonic Encyclopedia has three entries relating to the skull:

The first being "The Skeleton", which is simply a symbol for death used by the ancient Egyptians, which reminded them of mortality.

The second being the "skull", which it says "The skull as a symbol is not used in Freemasonry except in Masonic Templarism, where it is a symbol of mortality."

And, the third mention is that of the "skull and crossbones" which it defines as the following:

They are a symbol of mortality and death and are so used by heralds in funeral achievements. As the means of inciting the mind to the contemplation of the most solemn subjects, the skull and cross-bones are used in the Chamber of Reflection in the French and Scottish Rites, and in all those Degrees where that Chamber constitutes a part of the preliminary ceremonies of initiation.

S.K. Robert G. Miksch

Past Grand Royal Patron -- Minnesota (2016)

Grand Court of Wisconsin

Order of the Amaranth

H.L. Cheri Brus, Grand Royal Matron


S.K. Bob Miksch, Grand Royal Patron

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


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. 

Grand Court of Wisconsin

70th Session

will be held

October 10 - 12, 2019

Click here for forms.

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

In 2017-2018

Wisconsin Grand Court

donated $6,835

to the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation

which was included in the gift to

the American Diabetes Association

at Supreme Council in June, 2018.

Congratulations to the members

of Wisconsin Amaranth for a job well done!

H.L. Cheri Brus, Grand Royal Matron 
S.K. Robert Miksch, Grand Royal Patron

of Wisconsin Grand Court, were installed on October 13, 2018,

at Wisconsin Amaranth's 69th Installation of Officers.   

H.L. Cheri and S.K. Bob's Grand Court Session will be held on October 10, 11 & 12, 2019, at the Wintergreen Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

H.L. Cheri and S.K. Bob have chosen the following
for their year of serving Wisconsin Grand Court:
     Theme: Let's Soar
     Emblems: Hot Air Balloons and Skulls

     Motto: Up, Up Away with Diabetes
     Flowers:  Daisies and Tulips​
     Colors: Colors of Autumn
     Club Name: High Flyers

     Scripture/Inspirational Verse:  

        Grand Royal Matron  - Proverbs 16:24

         "Kind words are like honey. Sweet to the soul and healthy for the body."
    ​   Grand Royal Patron - John 15:13

         "Greater love hath no man than this,

         that a man lay down his life for his friends."

      Song: "Up, Up and Away"