Special Announcements




UPCOMING EVENTS
May
4-6 East Greenwich #4’s Charity fundraiser to benefit RI Samaritans. At Hattoy’s Nursery, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Must present flyer; see separate attachment to this edition of The Rainbow Connection.
15 11 a.m. Ritual Competition at Washington Masonic Center, North Kingstown
1:30 p.m. Grand Representatives’ Day - Grand Representatives to make an airplane which reflects their jurisdiction. Also announcement of Grand Family and Adult appointments. The event will be held outside behind the hall. Tents will be set up to shield the sun or to keep the rain out. Bring a chair (if possible). Dress code is Rainbow casual (for this year due to an outdoor event). Refreshments will be served safely. * Miss Service applications due.
19 Grand Executive Commitee
23 Socks Around the World, 2-3 p.m., Riverside
24 Grand Assembly Committee meeting on Zoom
30 JGEC 1:30 p.m. in Mom Therrien’s backyard, weather permitting

June
6-Grand Faith project, 1-4 p.m., Masonic Youth Center

19 4:30-6 p.m. Grand Officers’ Drill rehearsal at EG #4
27 1 p.m. JGEC, Westerly
2-3 p.m. Socks Around the World
3 p.m. Grand Officers’ rehearsal

July
8 6:30 p.m. Grand Officers’ rehearsal, Scottish Rite
9-11 7 p.m. Rhode Island Grand Assembly, Scottish Rite



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



RITUAL COMPETITION May 15, 2021


See the document under Girls Resources for details of this year's Ritual Competition. Due to current COVID restrictions which preclude changing clothes, the dress code for this year’s Ritual Competition will be Rainbow casual (note change from previously announced dress code). As of this writing, there are 3 girls pre-registered. Registration is requested by May 8. Mom Katie and Mom Kate would encourage all girls to participate!


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

"SOCKS AROUND THE WORLD
MISS SERVICE PROJECT- 2021
COME TRAVEL WITH RHODE ISLAND RAINBOW!!!
THINGS TO PACK: NEW SOCKS
PASSPORTS WILL BE ISSUED IN PARIS AND STAMPED IN EACH COUNTRY
TRAVEL DATES: SUNDAY'S FROM 2-3PM

MAY 15 GRAND REPRESENTATIVE'S DAY
MAY 23 NEW YORK, USA ST. ANDREW'S LODGE, RIVERSIDE
JUNE 6 TOYKO, JAPAN WASHINGTON LODGE, NK
JUNE 27 SURPRISE FRANKLIN LODGE, WESTERLY
SOCKS TO BE DONATED TO THE FOLLOWING:
1- COAT OF MANY COLORS
2-CHURCH BEYOND THE WALLS

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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GRAND CHOIR COLLECTION


The Grand Choir will be collecting items for Hasbro Children’s Hospital Backpack Program.

CONTESTS



GRAND ASSEMBLY CONTESTS 2020-21


Assembly Contest – Each assembly will be asked to create a video not more than 3 minutes in length. Prize is $50 gift card or check. This is the equivalent to previous contests such as Scrapbook or Teacup. More details to follow.

Passport Contest - Passport books have been distributed to each assembly including rules and point sheets. Have fun "traveling"!

Individual Travel Contest - This year we have decided to do something a little different that will be included in the Connection each month. Adults and girls are asked to submit a “Sisters in the City” memory of their favorite Grand Assembly or Supreme Assembly that they attended. A paragraph or two sharing their favorite traveling experience, friends or companions they made along the way, places they visited, and memories that were made. The writer’s identity will be kept a secret until the Connection the following month, and everyone will have the opportunity to submit their guess about who they believe was the writer. The entry will be due by the 25th of each month to rhodeislandiorg@gmail.com. I encourage everyone to submit their favorite memory so we can all travel virtually this year and learn more about other Grand Assemblies!

NEWSLETTER CONTEST


For the May contest, please find the City Landmark image of a cityscape with a tower. Take a photograph/screenshot of it, then send it to rhodeislandiorg@gmail.com AFTER 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4. ALL girls are encouraged to participate!
Congratulations to our April winners: Hannah P., Sarah, and Elizabeth. Prizes will be awarded at Grand Assembly Banquet 2021.

APRIL INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL CONTEST RESULTS

Congratulations to those who guessed last month’s travel memory writer’s identity. The first person who guesses correctly will earn 5 points, second 4 points, third 3 points, fourth 2 points, fifth 1 point, and ½ point for all additional guesses. If you guess incorrectly, you will earn half the number of points.

WINNERS:
Mom Katie D. 2.5 points
Mom Lynn 2 points
Mom Kim 1.5 points
TRAVEL STORY WRITER:
Mom Deb Sneath



MAY INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL CONTEST

I remember going to Maine Grand Assembly my first or second year in Rainbow and having lunch outside because it was nice outside but really hot inside. Erin thought it would be a good idea to climb a tree in her session gown and we all had a great time. While she didn’t make it very far up, we were all laughing so hard. I was nervous about making long lasting friends and having fun but after that weekend, I knew I was in the right family.

Send your guesses as to the identity of the travel story writer to rhodeislandiorg@gmail.com. The most points are awarded to those who guess early – so don’t delay. Good luck!


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.

Congratulations to Holly Dunford and Anita-Marie Mott who were recently presented with their Majority cards and a Majority Pin. Heather Dunford, Assistant Mother Advisor of East Greenwich #4 presented the Majority gift bag to Holly Dunford and Kimberly Harrison, Mother Advisor of Woodridge #10 presented to Anita-Marie Mott.

"Rainbow Gets Girls Ready for Life"