A message from our Supreme Deputy

Dear Rainbow Girls, Advisors, and Friends,

Thank you to the Rainbow Girls who performed the "Rainbow Ceremony for the Order of the Eastern Star" at the Grand Chapter of R.I. You did an amazing job and made me VERY proud! I heard many positive comments including that it was a ceremony that they had never seen before.

Congratulations to Woodridge Assembly #10 for winning the Collection Box contest!

Thank you to Mom Lynn who mailed the Grand Cross Banquet invitations since I was busy preparing for Grand Chapter. If you are a Grand Cross member, I hope to greet you at the Banquet on November 11.

The new Marketing sub-Committee will be meeting soon. Thank you to the six members who volunteered to be on the committee. Watch for new and exciting ideas!

Attached to the R.I. Rainbow Connection is the IORG Family Newsletter, October Edition. I want to highlight that Phase I of the Supreme Temple Capital Campaign is complete and bills have been paid. Phase II is now underway with $784.25 in it. Our goal is $110,000 for some structural repairs.

Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to all of the R.I. Rainbow Girls and Adult Advisors. I hope you will take the time to appreciate the beauty of God's great out of doors, especially at this time of year - the magnificent foliage colors, the crisp wind, the squirrels storing acorns for the winter. Take the time to appreciate your parents, your brothers and sisters, all of your family, your teachers, your fellow students, your Rainbow Sisters, your Rainbow Advisors. May you have an "attitude of gratitude".

Forever the Rainbow,

Mom Therrien

GIFT CARDS!! GIFT CARDS: Don't forget the gift card program. Mom Fox will send orders in each month or so in order that they will be in for an upcoming event. This is a great way to support R.I. Rainbow without a lot of hard work and extra effort. Please consider shopping with us. Go to https://www.glscrip.com and then retailer list to see which cards you may order.

Amazonsmile RI Grand is now signed up on Amazonsmile and will get a small percentage every time you order through them. Nothing costs you extra but we do get something. http://smile.amazon.com/ch/05- 6013531


Pennies for Supreme Temple Fund- Grand Love, Fallon C

Supplies for our Troops- Grand Patriotism, Hailie P

Soda Tabs for the Shriners-Grand Nature, Hannah P
Message: "Hello everyone! My name is Hannah P. This year I am collecting soda tabs for the Shriners Hospital. Soda tabs may be given to me at any grand function or at any time you may see me, it doesn't matter, I would be more than happy to collect them anywhere. Just one thing I ask for in advance before you give them to me is to keep track of them (by weight in pounds) . Keeping track of them would be great and make my life a whole lot easier. Thank you!"

Socks for the Homeless - Grand Immortality, Abigail C
Message: This year, we are collecting socks and other clothing for the homeless. Socks are the main item, but anything is accepted.

Busy Bags for Dialysis Patients - Grand Choir Message from Grand Choir Director, Alysa T: "Hello everyone! This year the Grand Choir is collecting supplies to make busy bags for dialysis patients. Recommended supplies are coloring books, crayons, knitting supplies, books, and generally anything that can keep someone busy for up to four hours three times a week."

2018 Collection Box - guidelines are:
1. The container must be decorated by the girls.
2. It must be large enough to collect 3 months' worth of those items.
3. The container is creatively decorated in the GWA's theme and labeled as to what is being collected and for what purpose.
4. The container is displayed where all organizations who meet in your hall and their guests can see it and contribute.
5. The container must be displayed no later than your Assembly's installation meeting in September for review by the Grand Deputies.

Awards will be presented at the Hogwarts Halloween event.

Save the Shoes - We want your gently used shoes - soles intact, no holes, laces attached (if needed), dry and clean. Supreme Assembly IORG is working with Funds2Org for this purpose. Mom Lynn will have more details soon.