Wisdom Chapter No. 60 was presented with their charter in 1963 under the leadership of Grand Worthy Matron, Evelyn Davis and Grand Worthy Patron, Loys Hubbard. Our initial meeting facility was at St. Luke Lodge Hall located at 1813 Washington Street in Gary Indiana. We meet the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. In 2000 Wisdom Lodge merged with King Solomon Lodge No. 57 and in that same year Wisdom Chapter became the Sister Chapter to King Solomon Lodge No. 57 as well.

Worthy MatronsYears ServedWorthy Patrons
Katie Carlisle1963 – 1979Jimmie Jack
Naomi Hargro1980 – 1981- 1982Eddie Hargro
Gloria Draper1983 – 1984 – 1985Eddie Hargro
Bertha Carpenter1986 – 1987 – 1988 – 1989Eddie Hargro – Finnell Draper
Claudette Oglesby1990 – 1991Finnell Draper
Claudia Larry1992Finnell Draper
Gloria (Williamson) Sanders1993 – 1994 – 1995Finnell Draper
Amelia Wright1996 – 1997Finnell Draper
Claudette Oglesby1998 – 1999Finnell Draper
Gloria (Williamson) Sanders2000Finnell Draper
Chevetta Wright2001 – 2002Finnell Draper
Jamesetta Holder2003 – 2004Finnell Draper
Gloria (Williamson) Sanders2005Finnell Draper
Kandesse Armour2006 – 2007Finnell Draper
Anjanette Minard2008Matthew Pryor
Stacey Pryor2010 – 2011Matthew Pryor
Angeline Witherspoon2012 – 2013Matthew Pryor
Kelly Smith2014 – 2015Charles Minard
Anjanette Minard2016 – 2017 – 2018Charles Minard


Many of our members have had the opportunity to serve as Appointed Grand Officers for Prince Hall Grand Chapter.

P.M. Gloria DraperGrand Recording Secretary – Grand Nurse Supervisor – Grand Budget and Finance
P.M. Gloria SandersGrand Marshall, Grand District Deputy Grand Matron, District No. 7, Executive Director of Public Relations and Grand Flag Bearer on numerous occasions
P.M. Amelia WrightGrand Credentials-Grand Art Booth-Grand Honored Guest
P.M. Kandesse ArmourGrand Honored Guest, Grand District Youth Supervisor
P.M. Anjanette MinardGrand Marshall, Grand District Deputy Grand Matron 7th District, Grand Honored Guest Grand By-Laws
P.M. Angeline WitherspoonGrand Youth Supervisor, Grand Ruth, Grand Community Service and Grand Nurse
P.M. Kelly SmithGrand Credentials Grand Ruth Grand O.E.S. Flag Bearer


Past Patron Charles Minard was elected Grand Trustee and served three years.

In 2011 Past Matron Gloria (Williamson) Sanders was elected Grand Worthy Matron of Prince Hall Grand Chapter for the Jurisdiction of Indiana Her Grand Worthy Patron was Willie B. Wilson.
During her tenure as Grand Worthy Matron, Gloria Sanders was elected Vice President of the National Conference of O.E.S. Chapters. The ruling was that you had to be a sitting Grand Worthy Matron to attain the position of President of the Conference. That rule has changed since that time. In 2014 Past Grand Worthy Matron Gloria Sanders was elected to the office of Grand Secretary.

Our annual charities consist of: The Juvenile Diabetes, The American Heart Association, COPs for Kids, The American Cancer Society , National Kidney Foundation and The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana.