A National Social, Civic and Cultural Organization - Est. 1952
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Symbols & Traditions
SYMBOLS AND TRADITIONS ARE WHAT HAVE CONNECTED THE CHARMS INCORPORATED’S MEMBERS FOR GENERATIONS.
Some remain rooted in our founding, like our colors and the charm bracelet, while others have been adopted as we’ve grown
and shifted. These symbols and traditions represent
who we are and what we value, providing a great
source of meaning to our members, and creating
a bond of sisterhood that connects through time
COLORS: Royal Blue and Silver
OPEN MOTTO: “Smile, help your fellowman and aspire to greater things”.
FLOWER: Blue-tipped Chrysanthemum
CHARM BRACELETS: Charms have been enchanting people since prehistoric times. Frequently referred to as amulets or talismen, the wearing of charms has been associated with magic, mystique, protection, spirituality and love.
In our organization, Charms, Inc., we used charms and charm bracelets to tell the story of our civic and social activities as Charms, along with our travels.
As each member matures, so does her charm bracelet, increasing not only in number of charms, but also in sentimental value.
This bracelet is frequently referred to as our “Lifetime” bracelet, growing over the years to one day be passed on to our daughter, continuing the tradition of Charms, Inc. from generation to generation.
FOUNDERS DAY: June 25, 1961. Founder’s Day is a celebration of our organization’s birth. Traditionally, individual chapters honor our Founders with acts of service, friendship and leadership, and by coming together through social activities that celebrate Charms Incorporated’s heritage during the month of June.
NATIONAL UNITY WALK: Each year a theme is proposed and then selected by the National Project Committee. All Charm Chapters walk on behalf of the selected theme the third Saturday of May.
O God, Creator and Redeemer of the world where we live, we thank you for bringing us together today. We thank you for these women
here who have reached out to others beyound their group.
Guide them in their efforts as chapters. Bind us together
as sisters in a fellowship of love and understanding.
Give us courtesy;
Give us meekness of bearing
with decision of charater;
Give us strength to endure;
Give us charity;
Give us sincerity of speech;
Give us diligence in our
*Where there is hatred, let us sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, union;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy;
For Thy mercy and for Thy sake.
*Saint Francis of Assisi