7. The members of the Fifth Degree are responsible for all that concerns the Social welfare of the Order. This grade is symbolically that of beauty and harmony; it is the natural stopping-place of the majority of men and women; for to proceed farther, as will appear, involves renunciation of the sternest kind. Here then is all joy, peace, well-being on all planes; the Sovereign Prince Rose Croix is attached equally to the higher and the lower, and forms a natural link between them. Yet let him look to it that his eyes are set on high!
8. In this degree the Most Wise Sovereign of each chapter will appoint a committee of four persons, two men and two women, to arrange for all social gatherings, banquets, dances, the performance of plays, and similar pleasures. They will also endeavour to promote harmony among the Brethren in all possible ways, and to compose any disputes by tact and friendliness without formal appeal being made to any more authoritative tribunal.
— An Intimation with Reference to the Constitution of the Order (excerpt)
The ideals of Beauty and Harmony are at the center of the ideals of the Rose Croix. As outlined in Libers 52 and 194, and in the Path of Mediation issued by U. S. Grand Lodge, Baphomet Chapter has been charged with promoting harmony and putting on social events like our Rouge & Noir parties, as well as providing mediation services for the members of the local bodies in our region: