2022-2023 Grand Bethel Officers & Representatives

April Carlson, Grand Bethel Guardian

8609 S 45th Ave, Omaha, NE 68157

april.carlson@nebraska.gov | 402-250-9997

DEADLINE: MAY 1

This information is relevant for Daughters submitting their name to be a Grand Bethel Officer (GBO) or Representative (GBR) for the upcoming Grand Year, and their Executive Bethel Guardian Councils (EBGCs). 

 

Each Nebraska Executive Bethel Guardian Council (EBGC) is highly encouraged to submit the name or names of Daughters as candidates to serve as a Grand Bethel Officer or Grand Bethel Representative for the 2022-2023 Grand Year. Serving as a GBO or GBR is a fun and rewarding way for a Daughter to be involved at the state level. Daughters will connect with members from across the state and around the Job’s Daughters world. Daughters will also have opportunities for leadership skill-building. The Nebraska Grand Bethel is the heart of Nebraska Job’s Daughters. It is important that all Bethels participate. Each Bethel is encouraged to submit as many names as eligible – please see below for guidelines.

 

A Registration Form, which includes a Candidate Agreement & Permission Form, must be completed for each Daughter submitted as a candidate. All forms must be signed and submitted to the Grand Bethel Guardian – via email or regular mail – by May 1, 2022 at 8:00pm (Central). 

GRAND BETHEL OFFICER & REPRESENTATIVE CANDIDATE SELECTION

Per Bylaws, each EBGC will determine the method of selecting names to be submitted for GBOs and GBRs. If guidance or suggestions are needed in determining names to be submitted as candidates, EBGCs may contact a member of the Grand Bethel Committee.

 

The following requirements detail the maximum number of names that may be submitted per Bethel: 

  • No more than two (2) names for the initial draw for GBOs

  • As many names as eligible for the alternate draw for GBOs

  • No more than one (1) name of a Daughter who proficiently plays a musical instrument for Grand Bethel Musician

  • No more than one (1) name for the initial draw for the GBRs

  • No more than one (1) name for the alternate draw for GBRs

The following eligibility requirements must be followed when submitting names for GBO and GBR:

  • Member in "good standing" in a Nebraska Bethel

  • Must not have reached the age of Majority by June 17, 2022

  • Must be present at the draw on Friday, June 17, 2022 during the Grand Bethel Business Meeting - Afternoon Session

  • Must be present at Grand Bethel Installation on Saturday, June 18, 2022

GRAND BETHEL LINE OFFICER

  • At least sixteen (16) years of age

  • Must be an HQ or PHQ by June 17, 2022

GRAND BETHEL MUSICIAN

  • At least 14 years of age as of June 17, 2022

  • Must be proficient in a musical instrument.

GRAND BETHEL FLOOR OFFICER

  • At least 14 years of age as of June 17, 2022

GRAND BETHEL REPRESENTATIVE

  • At least 10 years of age as of June 17, 2022.

Please note:

  • If the Grand Bethel Committee determines that a submitted name does not meet requirements for candidacy, the Bethel Guardian will be notified in writing. The EBGC will then have seven (7) days to submit a qualifying candidate.

  • Per Bylaws as amended in 2021, “The Bethel members to be drawn may be a current Grand Bethel Officer, excluding Grand Bethel Honored Queen”. 

  • Daughters who have held the titles of Grand Bethel Honored Queen, Miss Nebraska Job’s Daughter and Miss Nebraska Congeniality may not submit their name for the office of GBHQ. They may submit their name for any other GBO or GBR for which they qualify.

 

INFORMATION ON GBHQ SELECTION

Per Bylaw amendment approved in 2021, any Daughter who submits their name for the office of Grand Bethel Honored Queen (GBHQ) must meet minimum qualifications in order to have their name included for the draw of office. Please see Nebraska Rules and Regulations, Grand Bethel of Nebraska, Article 3, Section 2(f) for details of minimum scoring and the effects on the eligibility for the draw of office.

Any Daughter who desires to be considered for GBHQ must complete the following:

  • Honored Queen’s Ritual Competition at Grand Session. All GBHQ candidates must register and complete the requirements of the Honored Queen’s ritual competition. Registration for the competition must be done through the Ritual Competition Committee. Registration deadlines are to be followed.

  • Written Examination at Grand Session. Upon submission of a completed Nebraska Grand Bethel Officer & Representative Registration Form, all GBHQ candidates will be registered for the GBHQ Candidacy Test. The Registration Form must be submitted by the deadline. The GBHQ Candidacy Test will be administered during the Nebraska Knowledge Test time at Grand Session.

April Carlson

Grand Bethel Guardian

8609 South 45th Avenue, Omaha, NE 68157

402.250.9997 | april.carlson@nebraska.gov

Rob Mean, PABG

Grand Associate Bethel Guardian

5136 S 195th Circle, Omaha, NE 68135

402.321.3008 | robmead1942@gmail.com

Jill Melvin, PGG

Director of Grand Bethel Representatives

1902 West 9th Street, Hastings, NE 68901

402.463.2687 | jill.melvin@5pointsbank.com

Michelle Carlson, PGBHQ

Custodian of Grand Bethel Paraphernalia

2219 S 51st Street, Omaha, NE 68106

402.250.1208 | mjcarlson73@gmail.com