Welcome to the Organization of Triangles, Inc. website. My name is Ms. Mary Madison and I am the luckiest woman in the world as I am currently serving as the State Director to one of the most amazing youth groups for girls in the world.
The organization of Triangles is a Masonic affiliated youth group for young ladies between the ages of 10 and 21 whose purpose is three fold; just like the angles of the emblem; the triangle. We believe that we all have a duty to God, (we are not affiliated with any specific belief and welcome girls from all faiths), a duty to our country and fellow man, and a duty to ourselves. Over the past 88 years our organization has helped young woman develop self-esteem, leadership proficiency, a sense of commitment and outstanding communication skills. We are a service organization and support many, many various charities at the local and state level.
Some of our charities, and this is only to mention a very few, have included, St. Jude’s Hospital, the Shriner’s hospital, American Cancer Society, Ronald McDonald House, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Project Linus, VA hospitals, Double H Hole in the Woods: the list goes on and on. We raise money by public dinners, raffles, bottle drives, craft sales, cookie sales, candy sales; and this list too is as long and as creative as you can imagine. We don’t just work; we have fun, too.
At the local levels the chapters have sleepovers, skating parties, visit to corn mazes and haunted houses, act as secret Santas to nursing home residents, go to plays and movies, and of course, have snacks. Any Triangle girl will tell you that snacking is a big part of all we do and nobody likes snacks more than the State Director.
What makes us different from other youth groups is our Masonic affiliation and our ritual. (While we are supported by and the concordant bodies of the Masonic family, it is not necessary for a Triangle member to have any family connection to any Masonic order.) We have a set format for meetings and a set dress code. Our members wear long white dresses for most formal events and have ritual parts they memorize. Every other October, during the odd years, we hold our Biennial convention where girls from across the state all converge on a resort for a 3-day weekend for fun and sisterhood. There are multiple competitions, ice cream, dancing, pizza, a talent show and lots and lots of fun. During the summer of the even years we converge on Old Forge campground for our leadership weekend. This is developed and put on by the Jr. Advisory council: essentially the Jr. Board of Directors, who are all active Triangle girls. There are games, competitions, seminars, and an afternoon at the water park; and, my personal favorite, S’Mores.
College admittance has become more and more competitive. I can honestly say that I am frequently contacted by admission officers with questions about an applicant’s service in Triangle. I can also honestly say by the time I am done, they are so impressed with what our members learn and do the admission decision is almost always positive. We currently have 11 chapters across the state, but are always looking for opportunities to open new chapters. If you or someone you know thinks they may be interested or would like more information, please contact me. I am always ready to talk about Triangle and what it can do for a youth.
Ms. Mary Madison