Degree of Pocahontas
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The Degree of Pocahontas Women's Auxiliary
Improved Order of Red Men
    Who Are The Pocahontas?
       The name of the Degree of Pocahontas is taken from the celebrated character in Native American history,
Pocahontas, whose brief life presents a touching and beautiful picture of grace, beauty, and virtue as well as constant
friendship to the palefaces.

All the information that comes down to us describes Pocahontas as being a woman of remarkable grace, beauty, and
kindness of heart; of the character of Pocahontas, it is remarked that considering all circumstances it is not surpassed
by any in the whole range of history and that for those qualities which do honor to our nature — a humane and feeling
heart, and an unshaken constancy in her attachments — she stands almost without a rival.

The Degree of Pocahontas patterns itself after the virtues of this Native American princess — those virtues of teaching
kindness, love, charity, and loyalty to one's nation.  The Degree of Pocahontas is the Women's Auxiliary of The
Improved Order of Red Men.
    Degree Of Pocahontas History
       The Degree of Pocahontas is the women's affiliate of The Improved Order of Red Men. It
was organized in 1885 and soon councils had sprung up across the United States. The
organization takes its name from the famous Pocahontas, daughter of the powerful Native
American Chief Powhatan of the Algonquian Indian Tribe. She befriended the early English
settlers at Jamestown, allowing herself to be held hostage after her father threatened to
destroy the entire settlement.

Because of her friendship with the English, Powhatan ordered his tribe to provide food and
clothing during the terrible winter of 1614. This help ultimately allowed the English colony to
grow and flourish and is today considered the first permanent English settlement in North
America. The Degree of Pocahontas, as a separate organization, engages in fraternal and social
affairs and provides an excellent program for women seeking an ideal fraternal association.
    Degree Of Pocahontas Goals
Flag Recognition Program A program to honor those patriotic Americans who display the flag regularly.

Faith of Our Fathers Chapel Chapel erected at Freedoms Foundation, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to memorialize
the ideals and principles of our founding fathers.
Annual Pilgrimage to Faith of Our Fathers Chapel — Annual meeting to renew and strengthen our beliefs in the
American Way of Life.

Princess Pocahontas Memorial Day Annual meeting held in March at the Princess Pocahontas Statue in
Gloucester, Virginia to honor Pocahontas, whose life of grace, beauty and virtue is a pattern for the Degree of
Pocahontas.

Children with Cognitive, Intellectual, and Developmental Disabilities Program Support of various projects and
programs of the ARC (formerly Association for Retarded Citizens) and Special Olympics.

Red Men's Day at Arlington National Cemetery Annual ceremony to honor our unknown soldiers and all brave
Americans who have fallen in battle to protect our Freedom.

Red Men's Week Week of December 16, designated as National Red Men's Week, commemorating the Boston Tea
Party in 1773.

Family Programs The Degree of Pocahontas has various family-oriented programs and charitable projects and
teach by example in the traditional American Way of Life.
Memorial Day Parade 2007
Memorial Day Parade 2007
Memorial Day Parade 2007
Ptesan Wi Council No. 1
Degree of Pocahontas
Election Results
Appointed Members
Pocahontas
Diane Svelling
Wenonah
 
Powhatan
Robert Beloff
Keeper of Records
Pam Parker
Keeper of Wampum
Josie Beloff
Prophetess
Lenora Romanowski
Trustee 1 yr.
 
Trustee 2 yrs.
 
Trustee 3 yrs.
 
1st Scout
 
2nd Scout
 
Guard of the Teepee
 
Guard of the Forest
 
1st Warrior
 
2nd Warrior
 
3rd Warrior
 
4th Warrior
 
   
January 2013
Elected & Appointed Officials
Application Fee
$25
Yearly Dues
$2
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