Bernal V. Ford Grand Court – Ladies of the Circle of Perfection (PHA)

 

Royal Matron Betty Dutton
Royal Grand Perfect Matron
Companion Guardian Leonard Long, Sr.
Royal Grand Chief Advisor

Scripture

Songs

Motto

Theme

Flower
Purple Orchid
Colors
Purple and Gold


History of Bernal V. Ford Grand Court

locopOn April 15, 1989 in the City of Lawnside, New Jersey, Prince Hall Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters did receive a Resolution from the said Courts of the Ladies of the Circle of Perfection namely, JOSHUA COURT NO: 1, ZERUBBABEL COURT NO: 2 and HAGGAI COURT NO: 3, petitioning that a Grand Court of the Ladies of the Circle of Perfection be inaugurated, auxiliary to the Grand Council of the Royal and Select Masters, State of New Jersey and Jurisdictions.

Under the leadership of Most Worshipful Arthur R. Crawford, Grand Master, and Most Illustrious Arthur L. Taylor, Grand Thrice Illustrious Master, this Resolution was adopted and the name of Bernal V. Ford Grand Court was established in and for the State of New Jersey, investing this Grand Court with all the Power, Dignities and Honor due a body according to the Ancient Land Marks and otherwise, so long as this Grand Court and its Subordinate Courts of the order will obey and keep the Laws, Rules, Order and Regulations of the Prince Hall Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters.

On the fifteenth day of April, 1989 a “Charter of Warrant and Constitution” was given to Bernal V. Ford Grand Court by the Prince Hall Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters and the “Charter” was presented with the current Grand Council Officers’ signatures, Most Illustrious Arthur L. Taylor, Grand Thrice Illustrious Master, Right Illustrious James Fouse, Jr., Grand Deputy Thrice Illustrious Master, and Right Illustrious Earnest Pittman, Grand Principal Conductor of the Works.

The Prince Hall Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters, State of New Jersey and Jurisdictions do Authorize and Empower our trusted and well beloved elected and appointed Grand Court Officers and members.

Names of those who signed the “CHARTER”:
R.M. Florence R. Thomas
Comp. William Hill
R.M. Zelma Alphin
Comp. William A. Greene
R.M. Dorothy LaGarde
Comp. William R. Revels
R.M. Pauline Pittman
R.M. Ruth Roane
R.M. Edith Mozee
R.M. Frances Brown
R.M. Frances C. Robinson
R.M. Beebe Wilson
R.M. Alverta Smith
R.M. Mildred Steele
R.M. Florence Callaway
R.M. Lucy M. Jones
R.M. Dorothy B. Gilbert
R.M. Julia Brooks
R.M. Mary E. Ruff
R.M. Lovie Smith
R.M. Eleanor Jackson
R.M. Bernice E. Crawford
R.M. Pearnal Simons
R.M. Thelma Givens
R.M. Patricia P. Poulson
R.M. Marie J. Jackson
R.M. Dorothy Winslow
R.M. Hilda Copeland
R.M. Eloise Burch
R.M. Gloria Y. Richardson
R.M. Juanita Pitts
R.M. Flora Williams
R.M. Gertrude Bradley
Most Ill. Albert Bennett (Thrice Ill Grand Master, NY)

Fraternally Submitted,
Comp. William R. Copeland
Royal Grand Chief Advisor
Bernal V. Ford Grand Court
Ladies of the Circle of Perfection


 

Past Grands

PRG Perfect Matron Date PRG Chief Advisor
Florence R. Thomas 1988-1990 William H. Hill*
Zelma Alphin 1990-1992 William Green
Pauline Pittman 1992-1994 William R. Revels
Ruth Roane* 1994-1996 William Hollis
Alverta Smith 1996-1998 Lionel Lewis
Carolyn Pugh* 1998-2000 Arthur L. Taylor*
Mary E. Ruff 2000-2002 Leonard Long, Sr.
Virginia Appling 2002-2004 Jasper Lofton, Sr.
Gertrude Bradley 2004-2006 Casey Walker*
Barb An Reed Sanders 2006-2008 William Copeland*
Alfreda Payne 2008-2010 John R. Taliaferro, Jr.
 Dorothy Wyatt 2010-2012  William Copeland*
 Edna Iverson-Long 2012-2014  Gene Ruff
    * denotes deceased

Pictures

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Front Row (left to right): PRGPM Virginia Appling, PRGPM Mary Ruff, PRGPM Gertrude Bradley, PRGPM Florence Rose Thomas Back Row (left to right): PRGPM Pauline Pittman, PRGPM Barb An Reed Sanders, PRGPM Zelma Nix


 

Subordinate Courts

Joshua Court No. 1
Joshua Court No. 1
Meets 2nd Friday
Hiram Masonic Temple
143 Warwick Road
Lawnside, NJ 08045

Zerubabbel Court No. 2
Zerubabbel Court No. 2
Meets 1st Monday
Woodlin Masonic Temple
19 Park Avenue
Bordentown, NJ 08505

Haggai Court No. 3
Haggai Court No. 3
Meets 2nd Wednesday
Grand East
188-190 Irvine Turner Blvd
Newark, NJ 07108

Joppa Court No. 4
Joppa Court No. 4
Meets 2nd Sunday
Douglass Hall Masonic Temple
722 St. Mary’s Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060

Eureka Court No. 5
Eureka Court No. 5
Meets 4th Monday
Prince Hall Masonic Temple
323 North New York Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401