Excellence Program

UPDATED 07/30/2022

Barbara E. Adams
Ritualistic Excellence Award Program


We are very pleased to announce that we will continue the Barbara E. Adams Ritualistic Excellence Award Program again this year.

Be OES proud and participate in the Barbara E. Adams Ritualistic Excellence Award Program to be tested on the Warder’s work in the Ritualistic Opening, Initiation, and Closing of the Chapter.  (The speeches as well as the floor work.)

Entry Form Information


Scoring Sheet for Warder


To Participate in the testing, Fill in and Submit, or Print and Submit the Entry Form above

Scoring Sheet for Warder

NOTE: Adobe 9.0 or newer is required for successful submission through the Web. If you do not have the latest version, you should PRINT the form and submit it through the mail
If You have difficulty completing the form on-line, PRINT it and mail in before the deadline.  NOTE: some browsers are opening the file in Word format and the “Submit” button will NOT WORK in that format.  Download the form and open with Adobe.  Then it can be submitted. Or copy the file and submit it as an email.

Numerous Sisters and Brothers have demonstrated their dedication to learning the ritualistic work and passing these tests.

39 Sisters passed the Worthy Matron’s Speeches in Initiation
15 Brothers passed the Signet Test

No testing due to COVID

60 Sisters passed Star point Ruth’s work
25 Brothers passed the Associate Patron’s Address

18 Brothers passed the Obligation Test
45 Sisters passed Star Point Esther’s Opening and Initiation

39 Sisters and 2 Brothers – Installation Prayer
17 Brothers – Opening and Pledge of Allegiance

36 Sisters – Electa’s Opening and Initiation
16 Brothers – Initiatory Verses

43 Sisters – Adah’s Opening and Initiation
19 Brothers – Signet Lecture

96 Sisters – Conductress Secret Work
23 Brothers – Initiation Speech

45 Sisters – Martha’s Opening and Initiation
34 Brothers – Obligation