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
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.
Grand Palace of Florida
Grand Officers Meeting
August 12 - 14, 2022
Embassy Suites by Hilton
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
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
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.