Don’t use your regalia to intimidate Noble Ladies – Supreme Knight admonishes newly elevated PGLs
The Supreme Knight of the Knights of Marshall, Sir Kt Bro. Ernest Amokoa-Arhen, has commended the leadership of the Grand Court for elevating much younger Sisters to the position of Honorary Past Grand Ladies.
“In the past, it was the practice to see those to be elevated being brought in wheel chairs and holding walking sticks. I commend the Grand Lady, MRL Sis. Aice Stella Ayebi, for the new direction,” he noted.
He made those remarks when 22 sisters from various courts across the country and London were on Saturday, September 17, 2016 elevated to the rank of Honorary Past Grand Lady (PGL) of the Ladies of Marshall.
The elevation of the 22, who were christened ‘Merciful 22’ was the highlight of the 2016 Grand Court Meeting held at the Christian Village in Santasi-Kumasi from Thursday, September 15 to Sunday, September 18, 2016.
Sir Kt. Bro. Amoako-Arhen expressed the hope that the trend would continue to encourage Sisters to give up their best.
He advised the newly elevated Sisters not to use their new regalias to intimidate the Noble Ladies and other officers at the Courts.
He explained that as HPGLs, they should be seen to be supporting the activities of the Courts and Grand Court.
The 22 who were elevated were MRL Sis. Felicity Acquah of Court No. 5 (Accra), MRL Sis. Cecilia Gonzalves-Cosmas of Court No. 5 (Accra), MRL Sis. Mary Phyllis Aidoo Markham of Court No. 85 (Sakumono), MRL Sis. Mary Isabella Harlley of Court No. 85 (Sakumomo), MRL Sis. Cecilia Essien of Court No 85 (Sakumono), MRL Sis. Cecilia Bobie of Court No. 63 (Dansoman), MRL Sis. Alberta Puobiere of Court No. 19 (Wa), MRL Sis. Stella Mary Nankpeye of Court No. 19 (Wa), MRL Sis. Monica S. Kunko of Court No. 19 (Wa), MRL Sis. Pognaa Angelina Kuuyabr Court No. 76 (Lawra), MRL Sis. Cecilia Alenuma of Court No. 54 (Nandom), MRL Sis. Felicia Evelyn Mansa Akorshiwa Alobuia of Court No. 52 (Akatsi), MRL Sis. Augustina Bridget Antwi of Court No. 21 (Bekwai), MRL Sis. Cecilia Boakye Yiadom of Court No. 21 (Bekwai), MRL Sis. Joyce Asiedu Quansah of Court No. 18 (Dunkwa), MRL Sis. Rose P. Mensah of Court No. 20 (Winneba), MRL Sis. Alice Marie Agyemang of Court No. 2 (Cape Coast), MRL Sis. Benedicta Naphthalina Eshun of Court No. 35, MRL Sis. Joana Adusei-Poku of Court No. 86 (Takoradi), MRL Sis. Mary Osei of Court No.9 (Koforidua), MRL Sis. Patience Ama Oforiwa Osanquaye of Court No. 62 (London) and MRL Sis. Patricia Des Bordes of Court No. 17 (Elmina). RL Sis. Des Bordes who was said to be ill would be elevated later at her home.
The installation team comprised of Dame MRL Sis. Theresa Pobee as Installation Officer, MRL Sis Margaret Essilfie-Gaisie as Installation Secretary, MRL Sis. Victoria Yellu as Installation Sentry and W/Bro. James Buor as Installation Chaplain.
The Grand Lady, MRL Sis. Alice Stella Ayebi, in a brief address, pointed out that the 22 sisters were nominated and approved by cabinet for elevation because of their outstanding contribution to the Ladies of Marshall and the Noble Order in general.
MRL Sis. Cecilia Gonzalves-Cosmas, speaking on behalf of the elevated sisters, thanked the Installation Officer and her team for the able manner in which they conducted the installation. She prayed for zeal and strength for the ‘Merciful 22’ for them to continue to contribute their quota for further improvement of the Noble Order.