The State Representative is the official delegate to all Masonic functions on behalf of the Organization of Triangles. Click here to see a list of all the Past State Representatives.
Miss Abby Forman, State Representative 2017-18
Eight years ago I joined Triangle for probably all the wrong reasons. I didn’t know anything about the Organization, but I did’t care either. I saw a girl with a big princess gown and crown on and I decided I wanted to be like her someday. I always said I could never be Beloved Queen. But one night before a meeting Mrs. Melchert asked me if I could fill in for Senior Lady-in-waiting and I said sure. After that meeting I wanted to be Beloved Queen someday. So I went home, wrote my letter to my Jr. Deputy and Triangle sisters and waited for our next election. Then election day comes and I forgot my letter at home the night I was suppose to bring it in so I quickly had to write something. My second letter did not do justice of how badly I wanted to be Beloved Queen. I still have my original letter on my bookshelf at home and sometimes during my term when I doubted myself or thought it was too hard, I looked back at it to remember why I wanted to become Beloved Queen. I wanted people from other organizations to know who I was. I wanted my name to be remembered for years to come. I wanted to make a difference and help others and I wanted to show the impact Triangle has on young girls. When it came to applying for State Rep., I was unsure if I could handle the responsibility of representing the whole organization. When I didn’t get the position the first time I began to doubt myself. But with the help from some of my Sunrise supervisors, members, family and of course my Beloved Queen letter, I decided to give it a go again. And now, here I am. Still a little doubtful, but I know I am not alone on this journey. I am sure I will make mistakes along the way, but that is how we learn and become a better person.
My theme this term is Lead like a Triangle Girl. And to me this means to be strong, courageous, kind hearted, smart and charitable, all qualities which every past and present Triangle girl encompass. During my travels I will be sharing the stories of influential women in history that were not Triangle girls, but definitely share those qualities of a Triangle girl. One strong woman I know is my aunt. At the age of 18 she enlisted in the air force and during her late twenties she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, not knowing she had it since she was a young girl. Her disease did not stop her from doing what she loved as she continued to travel the world, fight for our country and start a family. For those of you who do not know MS is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. 5% of children are diagnosed with MS, but is often hard to detect. Some signs of MS are difficulty walking, memory and vision problems, difficulty swallowing and tingling or numbness in your feet. Along with spreading awareness I will be selling pens and lollipops during my term. All proceeds will be going to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in hopes to help find a cure.