When one thinks of giving and service, most people might think of Oprah Winfrey, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Augusta’s Knox Family and many others whose work has made a difference in the lives of children, the poor and the disenfranchised.
But there is a group in this city that has made an incredible difference like the ones I just mentioned. That group is Stolkin Court No. 173 Daughters of Isis.
This distinguished group of ladies attends the Emancipation Proclamation observance annually dressed in their regalia. Their presence and contributions have helped to ensure that students in our colleges and universities get a solid education.
The Daughters of Isis also volunteer to assist with the Peach State Health Plan, which is providing awesome services in various communities around Georgia. However, volunteers were needed by Peach State, and these ladies – with humility, joy, precision, dedication and undying support – came to the rescue at Carrie J. Mays Life Center.
When it comes to helping others, I think about the Good Samaritan. Dr. King put it like this: “(T)he first question that the Levite asked was, ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But then the Good Samaritan came by, and he reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’”
And that is what Stolkin Court No. 173 Daughters of Isis is about: doing for others.
The Rev. Larry Fryer