Supreme Worthy President
Ms Tara B Shulas,
East Liverpool No. 71, OH
Ms. Tara B. Shulas was installed as Supreme Worthy President of the Social Order of the Beauceant on September 29, 2023, at the close of the 102nd Supreme Assembly held in Waco, Texas. She has the honor to visit each Chartered Assembly during her term and will preside at the 103rd Supreme Assembly September 23 – 27, 2024 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Ms. Shulas and her brothers, Mike and Kevin, were raised in West Point, Ohio in an active Masonic family. She is a Past Honored Queen of Bethel #61, Job’s Daughters, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. In September 2003, Supreme Assembly voted to admit sisters, mothers and daughters of Knight Templars in addition to wives and widows. This allowed Ms. Shulas the opportunity to join the Social Order of the Beauceant under her father, Sir Knight John T. Shulas. This year she will celebrate being a twenty‐year member of East Liverpool Assembly #71, Ohio. Ms. Shulas is a third‐generation past president of Assembly #71, her grandmother, (Mrs. Jack L.) Brigetta Pozenel served in 1990, her mother, (Mrs. John T.) Sandra Shulas served in 2000 and she served her first of four terms in 2010. Before being elected into the supreme line, she served the Supreme Assembly on the Mileage Committee in 2014, Supreme Color Bearer in 2017, Chairman of the Courtesy Committee in 2018, and Supreme Chaplain in 2019.
Ms. Shulas received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Waynesburg College in Pennsylvania. Then began her career in Florida where she earned the distinguished Title of Certified Public Accountant. To be closer to family, she moved back to Ohio where she earned a Master of Taxation degree from the University of Akron. Ms. Shulas is a Tax Director in a regional accounting firm in Akron.
Ms. Shulas’ moto is “Walk the walk of a Beauceant Sister” and encourages each sister to remember why they joined the Order, do their best and enjoy the moment. During her travels this year, she is looking forward to laughing with old and new friends while emphasizing the main charity of the Beauceant, The Knights Templar Eye Foundation.