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 Matrons||Years Served||Worthy Patrons|
|Katie Carlisle||1963 – 1979||Jimmie Jack|
|Naomi Hargro||1980 – 1981- 1982||Eddie Hargro|
|Gloria Draper||1983 – 1984 – 1985||Eddie Hargro|
|Bertha Carpenter||1986 – 1987 – 1988 – 1989||Eddie Hargro – Finnell Draper|
|Claudette Oglesby||1990 – 1991||Finnell Draper|
|Claudia Larry||1992||Finnell Draper|
|Gloria (Williamson) Sanders||1993 – 1994 – 1995||Finnell Draper|
|Amelia Wright||1996 – 1997||Finnell Draper|
|Claudette Oglesby||1998 – 1999||Finnell Draper|
|Gloria (Williamson) Sanders||2000||Finnell Draper|
|Chevetta Wright||2001 – 2002||Finnell Draper|
|Jamesetta Holder||2003 – 2004||Finnell Draper|
|Gloria (Williamson) Sanders||2005||Finnell Draper|
|Kandesse Armour||2006 – 2007||Finnell Draper|
|Anjanette Minard||2008||Matthew Pryor|
|Stacey Pryor||2010 – 2011||Matthew Pryor|
|Angeline Witherspoon||2012 – 2013||Matthew Pryor|
|Kelly Smith||2014 – 2015||Charles Minard|
|Anjanette Minard||2016 – 2017 – 2018||Charles Minard|
APPOINTED GRAND OFFICERS
Many of our members have had the opportunity to serve as Appointed Grand Officers for Prince Hall Grand Chapter.
|P.M. Gloria Draper||Grand Recording Secretary – Grand Nurse Supervisor – Grand Budget and Finance|
|P.M. Gloria Sanders||Grand Marshall, Grand District Deputy Grand Matron, District No. 7, Executive Director of Public Relations and Grand Flag Bearer on numerous occasions|
|P.M. Amelia Wright||Grand Credentials-Grand Art Booth-Grand Honored Guest|
|P.M. Kandesse Armour||Grand Honored Guest, Grand District Youth Supervisor|
|P.M. Anjanette Minard||Grand Marshall, Grand District Deputy Grand Matron 7th District, Grand Honored Guest Grand By-Laws|
|P.M. Angeline Witherspoon||Grand Youth Supervisor, Grand Ruth, Grand Community Service and Grand Nurse|
|P.M. Kelly Smith||Grand Credentials Grand Ruth Grand O.E.S. Flag Bearer|
ELECTED GRAND OFFICERS
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.
THROUGH THE YEARS