In their memory…
We gather at the Memorial Ritual to honor those who were reported* between May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2023 to have passed on to our Alpha Omega Chapter. *Members were reported to AOII Headquarters during this timeframe, but may have passed away any time before April 30, 2023.
Scattering of the Wheat and Roses
The Memorial Ritual, which is today part of the Ritual for Closing Convention continues the desire to remember our AOII sisters who have entered the Alpha Omega Chapter during the two years between conventions. A sheaf of wheat and a bouquet of red roses are presented during this Ritual. Afterward, the Rituals, Traditions, and Jewelry Committee ensures the wheat and roses are returned to the Earth reverently by placing them in a stream, river, lake, or by scattering them in an appropriate area. Grapevine Lake, a lake near the hotel, was the site of this year’s scattering of the wheat and roses by RT&J.