A message from our Supreme Deputy

Dear Rainbow Girls, Advisors, and Friends,

A very heartfelt thank you for my Reception on November 18th. Thank you to everyone who attended, and to the committee for all of their hard work in planning this amazing event. It will be one of my favorite memories! Thank you to the Rainbow Girls for the beautiful bracelet and the special ceremony. The musical selections were perfect, including the special appearance by Kermit.

The Marketing sub-Committee met on November 17th, and has a follow-up meeting planned. They expect to announce several of their special projects at Leadership Conference on February 2, 2019.

There will NOT be a Candy Sale this year. Alternate fundraisers will be discussed at the January 16th Grand Executive Committee meeting, so stay tuned for an announcement after that meeting.

As we approach the end of another year, remember that Adult Worker Profiles and Code of Conduct forms are due for all adults. Remember that this is the year that we all update our BCI checks. Here is the link: https://app.verifiedvolunteers.com/promoorder/062729cb-49a4-4819-b94c-1d5f5b722e80

For all Rainbow Girls, Annual Permission Slips are due as well. These forms can be obtained from your Mother Advisor or Grand Deputy.

Grand Officer applications will be due on February 2, 2019 and will be available soon. Leadership Conference registration forms will also be available soon.

A list of Grand Assemblies has been attached so that you can plan your travels to your Grand Representative counterparts or a visit to friends in other states. Traveling to out-of-state Grand Assemblies helps to extend the Rainbow bond of friendship and makes you appreciate the special IORG Sisterhood. Consider joining Hannah and I and many others.

I am thrilled that Westerly #7 has 2 candidates, Warwick #15 has 1 candidate, and East Greenwich #4 has 1 candidate. Let's work together to initiate these 4 girls into these assemblies. There will not be a Special Initiation on December 29, unless we cannot accommodate all of these girls into the planned initiations on December 14 at Westerly and on December 22 at Warwick. Share our amazing organization with your friends, and invite them to our public events such as the Holiday Christmas Party. Let's work together for a 2019 of membership growth!

As we enter this special holiday season, I wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, and Happy New Year! May you receive the gifts of hope, joy, peace, and love. May your 2019 be filled with health, laughter, and happiness.

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.