Daughters of Mokanna


  This is the ladies auxiliary to the Grotto. The order was founded in 1919. Unlike many other Masonic subdivisions, the membership of the Daughters seems to be falling rapidly: there were only 4,822 members in 1994, a drop of over 1,000 since 1988, and there were about 8,000 in the late 1960s.

The nomenclature within the Daughters needs little comment: The local lodges are called “Caldrons,” the national lodge is the “Supreme Caidron,” and the chief national officer is the “Supreme Mighty Chosen One.” Their good works are directed at victims of cerebral palsy and at dentistry for the handicapped.