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In January, 1982, a group of ladies that were interested in becoming members of the Daughters of Isis formed a “study club”.

This study club would hold meetings at the homes of Beatrice Bennett and Shirley Jones. At these meetings we would discuss why we were interested and how to become members of the Daughters of Isis. We also had to develop our Court By-Laws before we were initiated. Imperial Deputy for the Desert of Maryland, Daughters of Isis was Dt. Annie Johnson, Jerusalem Court #1. Deputy Johnson was a very dedicated member of this great Sisterhood. She was strict and made sure we were as dedicated as she was.

On July 30, 1982, 23 members of the study club were initiated into the Daughters of Isis. We were created at Bowie State University. The creation ceremony was performed by Jerusalem Court #1. MISR Court No. 193 UD received its charter on August 27, 1983. We were chartered as MISR COURT No. 193, OASIS OF UPPER MARLBORO, DESERT OF MARYLAND.

Our top three officers were:

Illustrious Commandress – Beatrice Bennett

1st. Lieutenant Commandress – Shirley Jones

2nd. Lieutenant Commandress – Sandra Sam

Other Chartered Members Were:

1.Effie Adams          12. Lula Lang-Jeter

2.Dee Brown            13. Jessie Marcus

3.Brenda Darby            14. Mimia McAlpine

4.Marjorie Fowler       15. Brenda Sam

5.Pamela Gause          16. Donna Silas

6.Julia Gay                     17. Shirley Skinner

7.Brenda Henderson      18. Ida Thomas

8.Brenda Howard          19. Janet White

9.Beverly Jews          20. Maryland Young

10.Christine Jowers                                   

11.Sarah Kea                                                 

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