Freemasons Wearing It Proudly

by Midnight Freemasons contributor
Judy Gordon

"No man should advocate a course in private that he's ashamed to admit in public."
~George McGovern

T-shirts can be decorated with text and/or pictures, and they are often used to advertise, promoting products, companies, films and websites.

As you can see, we have a variety of t-shirts in our home, Ray and I like to advertise our organizations. I wore my Job's Daughters bethel t-shirt and 3 people made comments about Job's Daughters. (I had forgotten I had it on). Another time is when Ray and I went to a restaurant on Route 66 and we found out the owner of the restaurant was a Mason.

We are not ashamed to wear these shirts...we are proud of our organizations and we love to talk about the group as well. Tie dye is becoming the "in" thing to do. Back in the 60's one could find tie dyed shirts everywhere. Recently  Illinois Job's Daughters had their annual Job O Rama. Everyone tie dyed their shirts and by saturday night, the shirts were done. (modern technology- a washer and dryer helps a lot).

Let me tell you about H.I.K.E--the girls go on a hike to raise money to purchase hearing aids, or any device that would assist a child to communicate. It stand for Hearing -Impaired -Kids - Endowment ...and so thus is the end of the t-shirt collection...oh but wait, I believe there will be another shirt added to our collection as we will be attending a charity walk on 9/15/12 sponsored by Ogden Lodge at Homer Lake. 

Todd's Note:  What Judy failed to mention is that her husband Ray probably designed many of these shirts.  I know for a fact he designed the logo for the Ogden Lodge Charity Trail Run, and if you'd like to participate in that 5K race on 9/15/12, and get one of Ray's shirts, contact me ASAP at

Judy Gordon is very active in Job's Daughters. She's the Past Honored Queen, and Bethel Guardian of Bethel No. 55, Pekin (IL). She received the Cryptic Masons Masonic Youth Leadership Award along with her husband, Ray Gordon in July 2007. She's also Past Matron of the Morton Chapter No. 974 (IL) of the Order of the Eastern Star and Historian of the Emblem Club No. 424 of Pekin (IL) Judy is the recipient of the Degree of Royal Purple (2012) and elected as the Grand Marshal for Illinois Job's Daughters (2015-16). Ray and Judy have three grandkids, and a very spoiled dog, Reggie (who incidentally volunteers as a Therapy Dog at local hospitals and nursing homes.)

1 comment:

  1. Judy. That is fantastic. I actually have a superior of mine who is a brother and doesn't understand that I am proud to be a Mason and for anyone who asks me about my ring or about Freemasonry I gladly tell them about the great things we do for our communities and how they too can be involved.


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