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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                       11. Sarah Kea

                                                                                                                             2. Dee Brown                        12. Lula Lang-Jete

                                                                                                                             3. Brenda Darby                  13. Jessie Marcu   

                                                                                                                             4. Marjorie Fowler             14. Mimia McAlpine 
                                                                                                                             5. Pamela Gause                 15. Brenda Sam       

                                                                                                                             6. Julia Gay                             16. Donna Silas

                                                                                                                             7. Brenda Henderson       17. Shirley Skinner

                                                                                                                             8. Brenda Howard              18. Ida Thomas

                                                                                                                             9. Beverly Jews                    19. Janet White

                                                                                                                            10. Christine Jowers         20. Maryland Young   



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