Special Announcements



Coming Events


January Mother Advisors work on Recaps with Mom Therrien

January 5-11a.m. Junior Grand Executive Committee meet with Mom Kris and Mom Katie at Woodridge.

January 20-1:30p.m. Marketing Committee meeting

January 26 6-10 p.m. Harry Potter Yule Ball is the Grand Faith Scholarship Event. Held at Grand Lodge in East Providence. INCLUDES dinner!! The attire is formal (gowns and suits). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from Michaela Ringeling, Grand Faith, or any one of the Assembly representatives. Deadline to purchase tickets is January 10, 2019. See also the Facebook event.

January 27 Deadline for submissions for the February edition of "The Rainbow Connection"

January 30-7:30p.m. Grand Executive Committee Meeting at Ethan Place

February 2-3 Leadership Conference at Westerly. Tentative schedule:

12pm-1pm- Registration
1pm-2:30pm- Youth Protection
2:30pm-3pm- Floorwork (upstairs)
3pm-3:20 pm- Break
3:30pm- 4:30pm- Ritual (upstairs)
4:30pm-5pm- Proper steps of how to plan an event (Adults who have not been invited to sleep over may leave.)
5pm-5:45 pm- Group discussion
5:45-6:30 pm- Dinner
6:45pm-7:15pm- Notes for the bags
7:15pm-8pm- This or that game (upstairs) 8pm-8:45pm- M&M game **During this time adults and JGEC set up their beds**
8:45 pm-9pm- Girls set up their beds
9pm-11:40pm- "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
Downstairs- watching movie
Lobby- talking
Assembly room- sleep/quiet
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
10 a.m. Pick-up. Please do you part to help clean up before you leave.
Instead of Tshirts, we will be ordering pajama pants (mens' sizes XS-4)
Cost:
Girls: $15 for pajama pants and food, OR Free for food only. Grand Assembly is subsidizing the cost from the proceeds of gift card sales. Adults who attend 1-5 p.m. are free. Adults who are staying overnight may purchase pajama pants for $20 and food for $5. Contact your Mother Advisor with your choices by January 15.

February 9 6:30p.m. DeMolay Sweetheart Ball at Shrine Club. $35. Formal Attire



YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING
Thank you to Mom Barbara Parisella for her talk on peer pressure as our Youth Protection Training at Grand Officers' Day. If you missed it, or would like additional information, here is a link from the Employee Assistance Program's newsletter.
"Help your child explore what it takes to be successful at thwarting peer pressure. With the start of school again, there's no time like the present for this information. Try some fun role plays and skill builders. Circumventing peer pressure has five key components: 1) Saying "No" - Learning how and meaning it. 2) Situation Avoidance - Taking action to steer clear of events likely to include peer pressure. 3)Understanding Consequences - Accepting that giving in to peer pressure has consequences and effects. 4) Valuing Self-worth - Having confidence and valuing self-worth over peer approval. 5) Resilience - Learning to recover from disapproval by peers (including bullying, which often accompanies peer pressure) for making the right choice.
Discover: www.yourlifecounts.org/blog/20-ways-avoid-peer-pressure

Reminder: This year, we will all be updating our background checks. Watch for details soon.

large golf umbrellas with all Rainbow colors and more $20 only 4 left then no more will be ordered

Two OES long nylon gown bag in burgundy- at $32. Last ones as company has gone out of business one short royal blue Rainbow at $27

Have a full order of sweat pants $25 and $28 in navy and gray.



Remember Rainbow when shopping on Amazon!!!!!!!!!!!!! Support us when you shop for holiday gifts. #StartWithaSmile at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/05-6013531 and Amazon donates.

CONTESTS

Individual Contest Ages: 11-13, 14-17, 18-21. Come up with your own spell or charm
(Rainbow related). Examples of what the spell could do: - Put the crown perfectly ready on your head - Setting up/taking down the assembly room - Ironing the altar cloth - Finding your shoes, etc. These spells or charms will be performed at Grand Assembly instead of the Assembly project. You will go up, perform your spell/charm and say a little explanation as to what it does.

Assembly Contest A year at Hogwarts: Assembly Scrapbook: A scrapbook of the year, following their own assembly, not the grand level, however Grand Functions may be added if the assembly chooses.
Both of these contests will be judged by the out-of-state guests at Grand Assembly 2019.

Travel Gavel - To get it you must go "steal" it with at least 25% of your girls on the books as of Dec. 31, 2017. The Assembly that steals it the most during the year will receive a reward at Grand Assembly. As of today, the gavel is at East Greenwich Assembly.


"Rainbow Gets Girls Ready for Life"