The Order of the Amaranth is a social, fraternal, and charitable organization whose membership is open to both men and women with a Masonic affiliation. The teachings of our ritual impart lessons for daily living, character building, morality, and ethics. Membership in the Order of the Amaranth is a privilege; it provides opportunity not only for service but also for self-improvement and brings a gift of a special fraternal friendship among its members. The welfare and support of our members is of vital concern to their fellow members and it is deemed a privilege to assist another member in need. Although belief in the existence of a Supreme Being is requisite for membership, the Organization is not a religious organization and many faiths are represented among our membership. Since 1972 the funds raised for our charitable project, The Amaranth Diabetes Foundation Trust are directed towards research grants that will aid in finding a cure for diabetes. NO expenses are deducted from our donations that are given to the American Diabetes Association.