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Dorothy Riley Grand
Queen of the South Palace

International Free & Accepted Modern Masons, Inc. and Order of the Eastern Star

5 E's for Excellence

  • Educate

  • Empower

  • Engage

  • Equip

  • Encourage

Grand Queen Bathsheba McFarlane picture

Princess Chuvala Snell-McFarlane

Grand Queen Bathsheba of Florida


It is an honor and privilege to welcome you to the Dorothy Riley Grand Queen of the South Department. I am Princess Chuvala Snell-McFarlane, Grand Queen Bathsheba for the State of Florida. We are committed to providing 5 E's for Excellence and supporting our community through charitable works.


It's T.I.M.E: Time to Teach, Inspire, Motivate and Empower.

The time is now!

The State of Florida members continue to improve on the work started by our founders and strive to embody the teachings and grandeur that the Queen of the South exemplifies. With Christ as our Centre we will continue Striving for Excellence in the department.

Our mission is to prepare every eligible Sister of our organization, to become an active member of the Queen of the South Department.


We seek to provide charitable works throughout the community, cultivate growth, education and full participation of our members.

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Grand Palace of Florida


Grand Officers Meeting

August 11 - 13, 2023




The annual business meeting where the Grand officers convene for planning of the annual Grand Session.

Our annual Royal Ladies convention will also take place for the Florida's Royal Ladies Grand Assembly.


Florida Grand Joint Council


February 24-26, 2023

Embassy Suites by Hilton

Boca Raton

This convention serves as the uniting body of the Grand Lodge (Masons) and the Grand Chapter (OES) in which joint meetings are held and facilitated by the Grand Joint Council Director, Illustrious Todd Hawkins, 33°.


Our annual Tri-Convention will also take place for the Marshals, Monitors, and First Aid Responders.

   Florida Grand Session          


April 20-23, 2023

(Off-Date/Weekend This Year)


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld

10100 International Drive

Orlando, FL


The Grand Session is our International Masons and Eastern Stars’ Annual Family Reunion. There is early morning education, morning sessions where we hear from our Supreme and Grand Leaders. During the evening, there are social activities to relax and unwind from a long day.


Our annual Rose Convention will  also take place for our Florida Sunshine Grand Rose College.

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