Divan for 2024Meet Our Leadership

Dt. Rosalind Blanks

Illustrious Commandress

Dt. Panya Carter

1st Lieutenant Commandress

Dt. Robin Toole

2nd Lieutenant Commandress

Dt. LaTeesha Scott Mundgin

High Priestess

Dt. Tammy Martin

Oriental Guide

Dt. Charisse McGeachy


Dt. Hattie B. Fulton, PC


Dt. Latasha Wilson-Lane, PC

Assistant Recordress

Dt. Pamela Cager

1st Ceremonial Daughter

Dt. Ingrid Williamson

2nd Ceremonial Daughter

Dt. Clara Wilson

Inside Spy

Dt. Bobbietta Adams

Outside Spy

Dt. Vivian Surratt, PC


Dt. Tonya L. Woods, PC

Deputy for Oasis

Noble Thomas Poole, PP

Noble Advisor to Court

Brief History of Sethos Court No. 105

The Beginning

History of Sethos Court No. 105 On Wednesday evening, April 30, 1947, wives, mothers, sisters and daughters of Nobles of Sethos Temple #170 met at Brown’s Funeral Home, on 7th Street, to organize Sethos Club and receive information on procedures for setting up a Court. Noble Clark S. Brown, the appointed Advisor who later became our first Illustrious Advisor, was designated to preside and hold election of temporary officers as follows: President-Mrs. Thelma Critten Cobb, Vice President-Mrs. Dorothy Mitchell, Secretary-Mrs. Cornetta Hawkins, Treasurer- Mrs. Mollie Poag. Meetings continued at Brown’s Funeral Home and later at Pythian Hall, at 7th and Chestnut Streets.

Charter Members Thelma Critten Cobb - Illustrious Commandress (President) Dorothy Mitchell - Vice President – 1st Lt. Commandress Cornetha Hawkins - Secretary Mollie Poag - Treasurer Mable Allen Pauline Benbow Marie Brown Sarah Johnson Sarah Grace Johnson Petronell Jones Bernice Murrell Julia F. Quick On July 30, 1947, members of Sethos Club were initiated by Khalif Court, No. 90 and thereafter known as Sethos Court No. 105. Sethos Temple gave an elaborate banquet at the Flamingo in honor of the new Daughters of the Order. The Charter was issued on August 16, 1947 with 13 Charter members. The black camel of Death has removed all Charter members.

In 1953 Sethos Court and Temple were recognized for having more Imperial Officers than any other Court and Temple in the Desert of North Carolina. Sethos Court has had 42 Past Commandresses of which 16 are active, three are inactive and 23 are deceased. Since 1961, the major fund raising project has been the Annual Queens’ Contest. We have had 42 Queens of Sethos Court. Our First Queen was Dt. Sarah Grace Johnson. Dt. Vivian Kelly-Surratt represented the Court in the Centennial Queen Contest. Our reigning Queen is Dt. Monica Funderburk.

Sethos Court and Sethos Temple have hosted 10 North Carolina Gala Days (excluding the Regional and Mid-Atlantic). The last two Gala Days in our Oasis were in 2000 and 2004. On June 28, 1997 the Court held a 50th Anniversary Celebration Banquet. June 7-8, 2002, Sethos Court held a 55th Anniversary Celebration honoring Daughters with 30 plus years of Service. In 2008 and 2009, Sethos Court was awarded Desert Court of the Year. Dt. Marie Matthews was the first Directress of the Isiserettes Club chartered on March 27, 1999, and in 2001 under the leadership of Dt. Audrey Jones held their first Harvest Ball.

Past Imperial Deputy for the Oasis Bernice Murrell - 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965 Doris Robinson - 1978 - 1988 Ruby Rogers - 1989 Josephine Jones - 1991-1993 Juanita Archie - 1994, 1995, 1996-1997 Thelma Cooper - 1998 Queen Cooper - 1999, 2002, 2003 Larn Dillard - 2000, 2001 Yvette Tolliver - 2004 – 2010 Ruby Charles - 2011- Past Imperial Deputy for the Desert Mollie Poag* - 1949 - 1966 Bernice Murrell* - 1966-1972 Doris Robinson - 1997 Past Elected Imperial Officers Ruby L. Rogers, Imperial Recordress - 2004-2011 Past Appointed Imperial Officers Bernice D. Murrell* - Imperial Regional Directress 1973 Wyvonia Attucks - Imperial Marshal 1997 – current Carol Henry - Imperial Nurse

Calendar for 2024


6 Desert Meeting Raleigh, NC
15 MLK Day of Celebration
Breakfast at Convention Center
MLK Day of Service
16 Divan (7pm)
Joint Calendar Meeting (6:30 pm)
21 Court Meeting (4pm)


10 Pre Valentine's Day Party
12 Divan Meeting (7pm)
18 Court Meeting (4pm) Nobility visitation
18 Community Service - Diaper and Wipes Drive Collection
19 Senior Valentine Cheer
24 Joint Breakfast @ Blackstone 10am


5 Dr. Seuss “Read Across America”
9 Red HEARTT Event
11 Divan (7pm)
17 Court Meeting
17 Sell Calendar Fundraiser


6 Desert Meeting (Tentative)
January, February and March Birthday Celebration (1pm-4pm)
Diapers and Wipes or $10 Donation
9 Community Service Diapers and Wipes (Delivery)
15 Divan (7:00pm)
19-21 Imperial Commandress Testimonial
28 Court Meeting (4pm) / Deputy Thorne Visitation


13 Divan (7:00 pm)
14 Senior Mother's Day Cheer
19 Court Meeting (4 pm)
19 Thanksgiving Service & Feast of Isis (Place TBA)
30-June2 Gala Day - Raleigh


1 Fish Fry)
2 Divan/Meeting 3:30pm
9 Court Meeting (4pm)
17 Juneteenth Celebration
20-23 Imperial Youth Conference (New Orleans)
22 April, May and June Birthday Celebration-Restaurant (5pm)
Non-perishable Food or $10
23 St. John's Day (TBA)


15 Divan (7pm) Tools for School Collection starts
21 Court Meeting (4pm)
27 Anniversary Fun Day / Voter Registration (14th Street Field)
28 Anniversary Observance Church and Fellowship


5 Divan (7pm)
11 Court Meeting (4pm)
12 Community Service – Deliver School Supplies
15-22 Imperial Session (New Orleans)


5-7 Grand Session Grand Lodge
9 Divan (7pm)
15 Court Meeting (4 pm)
22 30th District Prince Hall Day Celebration (TBA)
28 July, August & September Birthday Celebration "Gametime Tailgate"
Blanket or $10 Donation (Homeless Shelter)


TBD Desert Meeting
4-6 Joint Temple & Court Ball
14 Divan (7pm)
20 Court Meeting (4 pm)
20 Community Service – Select a Family for Christmas
TBD Fundraiser - Breast Cancer
TBD Domestic Violence Awareness


5 Feed Poll Staff on Election Day
11 Divan (7pm)
17 Court Meeting (4pm)
17 Friendsgiving Dinner after Court meeting


9 Divan (7pm)
14 October, November & December Birthday - bring Christmas donations for family "Dress in Red Party"
15 Court Meeting & Election (3 pm)
16 Christmas Cheer Celebration - donate to a family

Potential Community:
*CHI Walk
*WSSU Homecoming Parade 2024
*Health Iniative Walks
*Christmas in the City
*Imperial Commandress Iniative

*Nursing Home Adoption