Sometime in 1992, a few Sisters and their friends (who were not members of the Mechanics Order) met at the residence of Sis. Luna Delesa Bryan, at 3649 Jackson Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33312; with the objective of forming a female Mechanics Social.
For a while, the members were struggling on the shores of Hope, when two positive thinking stalwarts; namely, Sisters Luna Delesa Bryan and Catherine Daley, decided to take the Social to the next level on the shores of success.
At times, they faced many challenges but they were able to overcome these obstacles with sound minds and high spirits. Their problems were due to a fluctuating membership. At times they would have the numbers to make up a Chapter; and at other times, attendance was waning.
After several months of organizing and persistence, a second Social formed in Miami by Sis. Phyllis Johnson P. I. M., Sis. Evern Collins and members of Mt. Zion Lodge No.4, merged with the Ft. Lauderdale Social lead by Sis. Luna D. Bryan and Sis. Gloria Ritch, to form the Pearl of Mt. Zion Social.
However, with the guidance, commitment, and dedication of Hon. Ansel Collins H. P., Hon. Alfred Johnson H. P., Hon. Augustus Chester R. A., Hon. Clifford Henry R. A., Hon. Joseph Cooper P. E. C. and Hon. Robert Stanley Griffiths H. P., they were able to obtain sponsorship from the Beacon of Miami Chapter No. 14.
In 1996, due to the cohesiveness of the membership, the Beacon of Miami Chapter No. 14, submitted an application for a dispensation to the Florida District Grand Lodge, on behalf of the social.
On May 24th, 1997, upon the recommendation of the Florida District Grand Lodge No. 1, the Executive Committee of Grand Council issued a Dispensation in the name of Pearl of Mt. Zion Chapter No.1.
The Rt. Worshipful District Grand Master, Hon. Berris Anderson and his staff of officers performed the inaugural and installation ceremonies. Also in attendance was the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Order, Rt. Hon. Winston Anthony Jones, who read the declaration.
|Sis. Erma Salomon||PIM Deputy Matron|
|Sis. Gloria Ritch-Sirjue||PIM Secretary|
|Sis. Norma LeMignot||PIM Treasurer|
|Sis. Lorraine Knowles||SK Senior Deacon|
|Sis. Gretel Spalding||PIM Junior Deacon|
|Sis. Evern Collins||PIM Inner Guard|
|Sis. Norma Sawyers||PIM Tyler|
|SIS. Pamela Paul||PIM Chaplain|
|Sis. Winsome Bolton||PIM Trustee|
|Sis. Nola Crichton||PIM Auditor|
|Sis Phyllis Johnson||PIM auditor|