Special Announcements




UPCOMING EVENTS


DECEMBER

4- 10 a.m. East Greenwich Assembly meeting. They have the Travel Gavel. Will another Assembly capture it?

11- 9 a.m. Rehearsal for Assembly Officers and Grand Officers. Wear the GWA’s Session gown or a white gown.

10 a.m. Special statewide initiation hosted by Warwick Assembly #15 at Woodridge #10. Assembly Officers will open and close. Grand Officers will perform Initiation. Lunch of pizza, salad, and beverage will be available – indicate that you will join us for lunch when you arrive. Cost for lunch is $5.

12:30 p.m. Pledge Sisters gather to make Christmas cards for Ethan Place

2 p.m. Christmas caroling at Ethan Place – masks must be worn in the building. Each Assembly is asked to bring plated cookies to share with the residents. Grand Assembly will provide apple cider and paper goods. Ethan Place will provide hot chocolate. If COVID restrictions change, the Mother Advisors will be notified.

18- 4 p.m. JGEC meeting at Mom Therrien’s home

29- 6 p.m. Grand Deputies’ meeting at Mom Therrien’s home

JANUARY

2- 1-4 p.m. Holiday party sponsored by Grand Lodge Youth Committee at Scottish Rite. See details below, and watch for a Facebook event.




We would encourage you attend other Assemblies’ virtual meetings. Please contact the Mother Advisor to receive the link and for details. Their contact information is in your Grand Assembly program book.

Grand Assembly Calendar

GRAND LODGE YOUTH COMMITTEE HOLIDAY EVENT
The Grand Lodge Youth Committee will host their annual Holiday event on Sunday, January 2, 2022 from 1-4 p.m. at Scottish Rite. Initial plans include a Polar Express theme including hot chocolate bar, light refreshments, holiday pajama contest, and gift exchange. Watch for more details as the event gets closer, but save the date for the return of this popular event. Open to Rainbow and DeMolay as well as their friends.

Caroling at Ethan Place
I am so excited to visit Ethan Place this year and celebrate the holidays with the residents and my Rainbow sisters! In preparation for the event, please familiarize yourself with the following songs! Lyrics will be printed for the event, but the better we know them, the more fun it will be! Songs:
Deck The Halls
Santa Claus is coming to town
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Jingle Bells
Chipmunks Christmas song
I Want a Hippopotamus
Jingle Bell Rock
Let it Snow
Winter Wonderland
O Christmas Tree
Joy to the World
Silent Night
Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree
Frosty the Snowman
We Wish you a Merry Christmas
As far as dress code, please wear RAINBOW APPROPRIATE jeans or slacks, and a festive shirt. Additionally, please wear your grand officer name tag. (if you do not have one, name tags will be provided at the event).
MASKS ARE REQUIRED! Please wear a mask, preferably a mask you will feel comfortable singing in.
I can't wait to see everyone on December 11th at 2 p.m.!
In Rainbow Love and Service,
Katherine Culhane
Grand Choir Director

GRAND FAITH PROJECT

A Brunch will be held on Saturday, November 13 starting at 11:30 a.m. at Scottish Rite to benefit the Grand Assembly Scholarship Fund.

100th ANNIVERSARY OF IORG


Rhode Island Grand Assembly, IORG, Cordially invites you to a 100th anniversary celebration of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls!
Date: Friday Evening, April 8th, 2022
Location: Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
60 Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI 02905
The committee is hard at work but could use your help! We are looking for items of memorabilia from Rainbow throughout the years. Entries such as photos, scrapbooks, jewels, clothing, traveling gowns, or any other Rainbow related things would be most appreciated. If you have items you would like to submit or share, please contact Julie Pickel at Julie.pickel@gmail.com or cell (803)504-8454. Check back in next month’s Rainbow Connection for more details. We hope you will save the date for what is sure to be a memorable event!

MISS SERVICE PROJECT 2021-2022


Hello to all! This year I have the pleasure of serving Rhode Island Rainbow as Miss Service. Since I was a little girl, reading has always been my favorite leisure time activity. Every book has a story that takes us on a memorable adventure with such beloved, comical characters. And from these stories, we can learn a lot about the world and ourselves. With this being said, I have chosen to do my Miss Service project on reading! To do this, I’ve planned to have online readings through Facebook Live where I will read The Jungle Book, to go along with Michaela’s theme. These events will take place the first Sunday of each month at 7:00pm ET. I’ve asked Michaela to join me. Along with reading, I will try to have an interaction from 7:30 until 7:45pm to discuss the book. This will be similar to a book club. Discussions will be conducted by viewers writing their comments on the livestream to spark a fruitful discussion. I would like to do this on the following dates:

• November 7th 6:45 p.m. Please join our guest reader, Miss Hailie Padula, Grand Faith, for this month's Reading with Rhode Island Rainbow! Hope you all will join us!
• December 5th, starting at 6:45pm to read a holiday story with pledge
• January 2nd, 2022
• February 6th, 2022, starting at 6:45pm to read a Valentine story with pledge
• March 6th
• April 3rd, 2022, starting at 6:45pm to read an Easter story with pledge
• May 1st

On June 1st, I would like to end with a Jungle Picnic at Roger Williams Zoo to celebrate reading together. Awards will be given to people who attend the most readings! I hope you all can attend the Facebook livestreams and that you all can get a lot out of the stories I have planned to share! These online readings are open to everybody, you do not have to be in Rainbow or Pledge to join so I encourage you all to share this with your family and friends.
Hannah P


SUPREME ASSEMBLY 2022


Due to a change to the new Oklahoma City Convention Center, the dates for Supreme Assembly 2022 are now July 27 through August 3. Save the date as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our organization.

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CONTESTS


Individual: Decorate animals (choice of 3 designs to be provided). Age groups: Pledge, ages 11-16, and ages 17-21.
Assembly: Create a video including a tree design (to be provided. Prize: choice of $50 gift card or check.
Travel Gavel: We will resume this contest at East Greenwich Assembly, the home assembly of the Grand Worthy Advisor. Based on percentage attendance and includes a point system for all assemblies attending. Mother Advisors and Grand Deputies will be receiving full instructions. Session T shirt photo contest: Take a photograph of yourself and/or others wearing your 2021- 22 blue session T shirt with the monkey on the back. Email it to rhodeislandiorg@gmail.com, then it will be posted on Facebook to promote our organization. It will include the hashtag, rainbowinthewild.
Stay tuned for more details.
Newsletter contest: For the December contest, please find the photograph of the lighted elephant. Take a photograph/screenshot of it, then send it to rhodeislandiorg@gmail.com AFTER 5 p.m. on Friday, December 3. Congratulations to the November participants: Hannah and Sarah. ALL girls are encouraged to participate and will receive a prize at the 2022 Grand Assembly Banquet.



CENTENNIAL PROFICIENCY MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM

Per the Supreme Assembly website, the development of skills in the areas of memorization, presentation, and public speaking is important for our members to attain as they progress through their years in Rainbow. To give girls the opportunity to know how well they are progressing, Supreme Assembly is establishing a Proficiency/Membership program, open to all active Rainbow members. There are four levels of Proficiency, with each level having either 10, 15, or 20 questions and answers, that must be completed before proceeding to the next level.
There will be over one hundred (100) questions available for you to select on each level. When you select your questions, move to the first level and then use your Traditional or Contemporary Ritual, Gold Book, Book of Traditions Instruction, and/or your Statutes of Supreme Assembly (2018) to find and memorize your answers. Each level will need to have a new set of questions and answers.
You have from August 2020 until July of 2022 to earn your ribbons and Centennial Proficiency Pin!
Mom Sam Riebe will be the State Coordinator and each Assembly should have their Coordinator contact her.

GRAND FAITH PROJECT Thank you to everyone who came to the Grand Faith Project on November 12. The event was very successful, and we raised a total of $768 for the Scholarship Fund. I would like "Rainbow Gets Girls Ready for Life"