By Barney Blakeney
Since being installed as the 58th Illustrious Commandress of Arabian Court #128 Daughters Of Isis for 2017-2018, Daughter (Dt.) Andrea Seymore Thompson has worked diligently to fulfill a commitment to growth and progress. She says prayer, positive thinking, love and charity will unite both their organization and the community. To that end the daughters recently participated in the monthly community breakfast served at Wesley UMC in Charleston where Dt. Seymore Thompson is a member.
The Wesley Community Breakfast serves some 300 meals each second Saturday of the month and the daughters were there to lend a helping hand. The daughters have participated in the breakfast that is free and open to the public on several occasions. Additionally the daughters participate in several annual functions that include Thanksgiving services, the Egyptian Tea and the Heritage Banquet. Dt. Sandra Nesbitt was named Daughter of the Year at the Thanksgiving Service and Dt. Denise Cromwell was named Outstanding Woman of the Year in the Community. The daughters will have their Potentae and Commandress Ball at the Embassy Suites in North Charleston in November.
Officers installed with Dt. Thompson were Dt. Velman Wright Spann, 1st Ltd. Commandress; Dt. Valjean Alston, 2nd Ltd. Commandress; and Dt. Marsha Singleton, High Priestess.
Dt. Thompson is a Burke High School graduate and attended New York University. Now retired, she was employed at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York 26 years. She is the mother of four children, grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 13. She is a member of Queen Esther Chapter #166 Order of the Eastern Star, Rose of Sharon Tent #101 and Royal Degree Chamber #13.
As commandress Dt. Thompson has committed her court to service saying, “We can and will bridge the ‘generation gap’ because all of us will be involved in programs sub-committee in all of the activities affecting our youth and seniors.”