Pat
was initiated into the Sterling DOES Drove #213 Colorado, in 1991.  She pro-temed in several offices before becoming Drove President in 1993.  In 1996, she received the honor of being named Special Supreme Deputy.  With this honor, Pat and several ladies went to work to organize and start a new Drove in Akron, Colorado.  Many miles and hours of work came to fruition when the "Diamond Jubilee Drove"  received their Charter in Omaha, Nebraska from then Supreme President, Ellie Brown.  Pat served two terms as Drove President, and was named "DOE of the Year" in 1998.  She has continually served her Drove, chairing many committees.  When Akron Drove #260 Colorado hosted the District Meeting in October, 2002, she served as the General Chairperson.  She received her five year Conductor pin in 2002.


Pat received the Password from Supreme President Anne Patrick in Des Moines, Iowa in 1993.  She has since attended every Grand Lodge Convention, serving on Jewelry, Registration, and Good of the Order Committees.  In 1997, when the Nebraska West-Colorado Northeast District performed the Flag Day Ritual for Supreme President Doris Howe in Raleigh, North Carolina, Pat served as Attendant #3.  When this same District hosted the National Convention in Denver, Colorado in 2001, Pat served as the Convention Secretary, and also as the Conductor for the Outgoing Ritual team.  In 2003, then Supreme President Kathy Barthlama, appointed Pat to serve as the Supreme Assistant Conductor for the Grand Lodge Convention in Rapid City, South Dakota.
 

At the District meeting held October 17-18, 2003, in Chadron, Nebraska, Supreme President Zelle Jackson appointed Pat to serve as Supreme Color Bearer #4 for the Grand Lodge Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 2004.

 

Pat served on the Registration/Credentials Committee for the June, 2005, Grand Lodge Convention in Sarasota, Florida.  At this Convention, she was elected Supreme Outer Guard. 

In June, 2006, at the National Convention in Addison, Texas, she was elected Supreme Inner Guard.

In June, 2007, Pat agreed to accept the position of Supreme Senior Counselor, rather than follow the normal progression through the Supreme Chairs.  The following year she was elected to the office of Supreme First Counselor commonly known as Supreme President-Elect.  June 25, 2009, in Oklahoma City, OK, Pat was installed as the Supreme President of the Benevolent, Patriotic Order of Does.  

As the Supreme President, Pat would spend the next year criss-crossing the United States, visiting Elks and their Lodges; Veterans; many National and historic sites; and most importantly, DOES and their Droves.  One of her more memorable invitations was received from the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  After the several of the city administrators witnessed the DOES Public Flag Day, and Elks Rest Ceremonies, performed at the New Mexico State DOES Convention, the Santa Fe Drove was invited to again present these ceremonies for the start of the year-long celebration of Santa Fe.  This celebration would mark the 400th Anniversary of the founding of the city of Santa Fe.  And Pat, "just had to" return to Santa Fe for this opening ceremony.  She would be a part of the Santa Fe Drove for this presentation.  Her pin, depicting St. Francis of Assisi holding a DOE, and other information about the Order Of DOES is sealed in the time box for the next century.     

"I continue to be impressed by the benevolent works and many hours donated by our Droves.  As we travel ,visiting other District and State meetings, new ideas and enthusiasm increase my desire to serve our Order as a Past Supreme President".
  
Patricia "Pat" A. Kloberdanz, PSP
    (President, 2009-2010)