A message from our Grand Worthy Advisor

Hello and Welcome to Rhode Island Rainbow’s jurisdictional site. This year Rhode Island Rainbow is Finding the Key to our Dreams with the help from the Characters of Alice in Wonderland. Rainbow can open the door to new opportunities and give the girls the confidence to know that they can accomplish any goal that they set for themselves.

Since I have joined this organization, I have gained the confidence to be a leader, I am not afraid to speak in public, and I know I can help to make a difference in the community. I have had opportunities to travel to new places and made life long friendships not only across the country but all over the world.


Grand Worthy Advisor's Newsletter
392nd Edition, June 2020

Hello there to all of my fellow Rainbow Sisters and Friends!

First of all, I would like to congratulate all of the girls on their hats and reports! They were all Tea-riffic and I'm so proud of you all! Another congratulations to Elizabeth on announcing her theme and her Grand Family! I know all of you are going to do an amazing job. I can't wait to see you all hit the city next year!

Just a reminder, the assembly project for this year is an Assembly Teacup. The JGEC already has them cut out for you - all you have to do is decorate it. make arrangements with Fallon Cote will make arrangements to get you your teacup in the near future. If you have any questions, please ask a member of JGEC. I can't wait to see them at Grand Assembly.

Sadly, many out of state Grand Assemblies have been postponed or canceled and are being moved to instate members only. So, we won't be able to travel to any out of state Grand Assemblies this Summer. On the bright side, we are still planning our Grand Assembly Session for this July at Scottish Rite. There will be many changes and requirements that will need to be followed during our sessions to meet the COVID-19 guidelines.

I hope everyone who attended the virtual prom enjoyed themselves. I know I did. Thank you to the East Greenwich Advisory Board for planning it. Congratulations to all of our graduates. We know this was not how you pictured your last few months of school to go but remember that myself and all of RI Rainbow are proud of you and your accomplishments. We wish you all the best on your future endeavors.

This is officially the last Rainbow Connection before our very own Grand Assembly and all I can say is wow! I think we can all agree this was one crazy year. This was definitely a year I won’t forget and also a year I was not expecting. Thank you so much to those of you who helped make this year everything I hoped for and more. I couldn't have done it without you. Can’t wait to see many of you at our sessions this summer.

Finally, please stay safe and keep washing your hands. Keep practicing your ritual whether it's for your local assembly or for Grand Assembly. We will be together again before you know it. Also be on the lookout for future virtual activities that the JGEC have planned for you all. Until we meet again…stay safe.

In Rainbow Dreams,

Quote: ”There is a place, like no place on earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it, you need to be as mad as a hatter. Which, luckily I am.”- Alice in Wonderland

Past Grand Worthy Advisors
Grand Assembly of Rhode Island
International Order of the Rainbow for Girls

  • November 1940 JEAN PATCHEN ELLIOT Cranston No. 2
  • April 1941 NORMA GARDINER FINFROCK South Kingstown No. 6
  • May 1942 LOIS NORTHUP HARPER East Greenwich No. 4
  • April 1943 ERVILLA MUNGER STRAIGHT Providence No. 1
  • October 1944 RETA MACDONALD WHITNEY Newport No. 5
  • November 1945 PEARL PARRY TAPLEY Westerly No. 7
  • November 1946 NORMA DUCKWORTH VIVIAN Pawtucket No. 3
  • November 1947 NATALIE BAILEY PERRY Pawtuxet Valley No. 8
  • November 1948 DOROTHY MARKHAM GREEN East Greenwich No. 4
  • November 1949 * JOAN O. KNOWLES Pawtucket No. 3
  • November 1950 BEVERLY BEEBE LAWTON Newport No. 5
  • November 1951 DOROTHY KARLSSON ROVANE Riverside No. 9
  • November 1952 DOROTHY SULLIVAN Providence No. 1
  • March 1954 JOAN DUMELOW KLOCKARS Pawtuxet Valley No. 8
  • March 1955 DOROTHY E. DALEY SANDERS Cranston No. 2
  • September 1955 KAY LOUISE TERWILLIGER DUCHARME Cranston No. 2
  • September 1956 BARBARA SIDEBOTTOM FALLON Westerly No. 7
  • June 1957 * ANN KENYON ADAMS South Kingstown No. 6
  • June 1958 RUTH RIDGEWELL DOYLE Woodridge No. 10
  • June 1959 CAROL ANN IZZARD Centerdale No. 12
  • June 1960 ROBERTA TULLY NAGEL North Kingstown No. 11
  • June 1961 JUDITH LEWIS WILLIAMS Pawtucket No. 3
  • June 1962 BARBARA BURBANK South Kingstown No. 6
  • June 1963 KAREN RUSACK DIPADUA Pawtuxet Valley No. 8
  • June 1964 SHARON EDDY KOSCH East Greenwich No. 4
  • June 1965 PAMELA HINCKS LUKOWICZ Woodridge No. 10
  • June 1966 CATHERINE M. GRISWOLD COPELLA Riverside No. 8
  • June 1967 JANA RUTH MOWRY BRADISH Providence No. 1
  • June 1968 LINDA TURILLO LEVESQUE Newport No. 5
  • June 1969 IRENE M. CHAHARYN GALUSZKA Woonsocket No. 13
  • June 1970 LINDA J. FINCH WIEDEMANN Westerly No. 7
  • June 1971 JUDITH MEDBURY BIRNIE North Scituate No. 14
  • June 1972 CECILY HOMAN DOUTHIT Warwick No. 15
  • June 1973 SUSAN BOSWORTH-RILEY Bristol County No. 16
  • June 1974 KATHY S. FRATUS POLUBINSKI Riverside No. 9
  • June 1975 ESTHER R. KEVORKIAN KALAJIAN Woodridge No. 10
  • June 1976 PAMELA M. TUCKER SAWIN South Kingstown No. 6
  • June 1977 BARBARA J. NEILSON AINSLEY East Greenwich No. 4
  • June 1978 STEPHANIE TABER PRINCE North Kingstown No. 11
  • June 1979 MARILYN A KIRKMAN JEPSON Providence No. 1
  • June 1980 DEBORAH L. KNIGHT THERRIEN Pawtuxet Valley No. 8
  • June 1981 * CHERYL ANN FAULKNER DOWnInG Cranston No. 2
  • June 1982 MARCIA DAVIE-ESPSTEIN East Greenwich No. 4
  • June 1983 REBECCA KAUFMAN SPECHT Pawtucket No. 3
  • June 1984 DIANE L. WARD Murphy Riverside No. 9
  • June 1985 CONNIE J. DAVIS KOWAL Westerly No. 7
  • June 1986 KAREN E. SMITH SULLIVAN Centerdale No. 12
  • June 1987 DIANE K. JOHNSON CHAPLIN East Greenwich No. 4
  • June 1988 BARBARA A. DIETZEL PARISELLA Pawtuxet Valley No. 8
  • June 1989 MELISSA M. GERMOND PATRONE North Scituate No. 14
  • June 1990 JULIE A. PLEMMONS PICKEL East Greenwich No. 4
  • June 1991 KATHLEEN L. MARLER LINDSAY Woodridge No. 10
  • June 1992 BETHANY L. OGILVIE OUELLETTE Woodridge No. 10
  • July 1993 KIMBERLY R. ALLEN HARRISON Cranston No. 2
  • July 1994 DAWN M. MITCHELL-WINTERS Westerly No. 7
  • July 1995 KRISTEN M. ALLEN LAWSON Cranston No. 2
  • July 1996 ELIZABETH D. D’AGOSTINO DWYER North Scituate No. 14
  • July 1997 KATHLEEN L. HACKETT YOUNG Greene No. 12
  • July 1998 KRISTINE A. LITTLEFIELD DURANT Newport No. 5
  • July 1999 HOLLY M. JOHNSON-RIEL Pawtuxet Valley, No. 8
  • July 2000 STEPHANIE FARRAR North Scituate No. 14
  • July 2001 JENNIFER SHAKOORI Murphy Woodridge No. 10
  • July 2002 KRISTINA A. NEWMAN BERCHER East Greenwich No. 4
  • July 2003 KATHLEEN SHERPEY Moore Warwick No. 15
  • July 2004 CORRINE CARNEVALE Mang Warwick No. 15
  • July 2005 KAITLIN MacDONALD East Greenwich No. 4
  • July 2006 ASHLEY N. DEITRICK Dolgner South Kingstown No. 6
  • July 2007 AMY L. DEITRICK South Kingstown No. 6
  • July 2008 KENDRA M. YOUNG Westerly No. 7
  • July 2009 KRISTEN L. HARRISON Woodridge No. 10
  • July 2010 KATHERINE MILLER THOMPSON South Kingstown No. 6
  • July 2011 LAURA FLYNN Warwick No. 15
  • July 2012 KATHLEEN HODGE DIPRETE East Greenwich No. 4
  • July 2013 CHRISTINA LONGO Westerly No. 7
  • July 2014 ERIN FLYNN Warwick No. 15
  • July 2015 HEATHER DUNFORD East Greenwich No. 4
  • July 2016 MORGAN GRACE Westerly No. 7
  • July 2017 ANDREA BARRAGAN0TOVAR Warwick No. 15
  • July 2018 HANNAH LAWSON Woodridge No. 10
  • July 2019 HOLLY DUNFORD East Greenwich No. 4
  • * = Deceased