Mid-Year Board Meeting Highlights

Our time in St. Louis concluded yesterday after a long yet accomplished day. Each Board member reported in their respective areas of leadership, and discussions about sustainability and longevity were had. Board_of_Directors_Table

Meeting highlights included:

  • Grant applications are open again! After a temporary pause to re-evaluate funding and impact, the Board decided unanimously that we are able to award another 15 grants through Supreme Session in July 2016.
  • The T&T HIKE Scholarship for $1,000 is open to any daughter or majority member of Job’s Daughters International studying Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, or Deaf Education. Applications are available on the JDI website under Scholarships.
  • The Board has openings for 4 new members. If you or someone you know would be a good fit to help The HIKE Fund, go online to submit your application. Deadline is May 1,2016. (If you’d like to download an application form to mail to Board President, Donna Goede, click here.)
  • Quarterly information about donations received and awards granted will be posted online so that states can see how they are doing. Job’s Daughters who are raising top dollars will also be featured quarterly.
  • New and trendy HIKE apparel will be available at Supreme Session and the Bracelet Bar will be available again to stock up on HIKE charms from past years.
  • This year, we enter into our 32nd year of The HIKE Fund, Inc. and the HIKE Challenge will be for every daughter to raise $32 for HIKE. If we can reach this goal, it will bring us close to $157,000!! This amount would allow HIKE to award up to 40 grants in the next year. Start working on your fundraising ideas now.
  • Supreme Session will feature a few HIKE events and we hope you’ll put them on your agenda to attend!
  • We’re also looking for guest bloggers to share their HIKE stories or what HIKE means to them. This could also include promotion of your upcoming HIKE events and fundraising activities. We want to promote all the great work you’re doing to support HIKE’s vision – “That every child may hear…”

More information to come in the following months leading up to Supreme Session, July 24 – 30, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan!

T&T HIKE Scholarship


The T&T HIKE Scholarship of $1,000.00 is awarded to a Majority Member of Job’s Daughter using the same qualifications of the Supreme Guardian Council Scholarship listed below, with the additional requirement:

  • A Majority Member entering her junior year of College or higher in Audiology, Speech Pathology or Deaf Education.

Scholarships are available to aid Job’s Daughters of outstanding ability who have a sincere desire to further their education. High school seniors or graduates, junior college, technical or vocational students or college students and those in early graduation programs who are Job’s Daughters in good standing in their Bethels may apply for their scholarships.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2016


  1. Members of Job’s Daughters and Majority Members pursuant to the law, to qualify for the scholarships shall make an application on the regular application forms to the Chairman of the Educational Committee.
  2. The Executive Members of the Bethel Guardian Council of the applicant’s Bethel should use discretion in recommending Bethel members on Form EDS#4.
  3. Applicants shall be finally judged by the committee and the Scholarship Committee and all applicants will be notified before Supreme Session. The factors to be evaluated in awarding the scholarships shall be:
  4. Scholarship Standing
  5. Job’s Daughters Activities
  6. Executive Bethel Guardian Council Recommendations
  7. School (faculty) Recommendation
  8. Achievements outside of Job’s Daughters

Please note: Deadline for clearly postmarked application with required enclosures is April 30, 2016.