A message from our Supreme Deputy

Dear Rainbow Girls, Advisors, and Friends,

Thank you to all who attended Grand Representatives' Day. It was amazing to have the sidelines so full. I challenge you to have at least 100 people attend Grand Officers' Day on August 24 in Westerly.

I announced the Adult workers for 2019-20, and almost forgot to announce the Grand Deputies. If you missed collation after Grand Representative's Day, then you missed the announcement. The Grand Deputies for 2019-20 will be:

Bonnie Dunford, #3 and #10
Ellen Hefler, #4 and #7
Tami Ringeling, #6 and #15

Thank you also to everyone who supported the Gregg's Restaurant fundraiser for Grand Assembly. We will publicize the profit amount as soon as we are informed.

The information to obtain credit towards Grand Assembly 2020 was also attached to the email containing "The Rainbow Connection", and will be posted on our website soon. Pay careful attention to the requirements. We would love it if every Rainbow Girl in Rhode Island earned those credits next year!

Please look at the Coming Events dates including the Gaspee Parade, Field Day, the OES Scholarship Gala, and the various rehearsal dates as we prepare for our own Grand Assembly.

I would like to thank Mom Miller who will be our Travel Coordinator. In addition to coordinating our Supreme Assembly travel plans, she will now serve as the Travel Coordinator for ALL IORG travels. If you will be attending an out-of-state Grand Assembly, please get your completed forms and checks (made payable to "Rhode Island Grand Assembly") to her if you will be joining us. I have made the reservations for Maine, North Carolina, South Carolina, and New Hampshire. Beginning with Vermont, please get your form and check to Mom Miller.

I look forward to seeing you at Rhode Island Grand Assembly!

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."

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. Start saving your shoes now and bring them to Mom Lynn or Mom Therrien. Our collection runs for April and May. So far, we have collected 250 pairs of shoes - but we need to collect 2500! Ask your family members, friends, etc. to help also. Each Grand Jurisdiction is being asked to participate to continue the repairs on our Supreme Temple, our international headquarters located in McAlester, Oklahoma. Here is a link for more information, https://funds2orgs.com/how-does-this-work


The Grand Executive Committee has approved a plan for fundraisers to replace the Candy Sale. Plans are well underway to begin holding fundraisers at participating restaurants who offer a percentage of sales to non-profit organizations. We will hold fundraisers at different restaurants, at a designated location, on a specific date. The first one will be announced in the April edition of The Rainbow Connection.


The new Marketing Committee has been hard at work improving Rhode Island's website, Facebook page, and Instagram account. They are also working on getting Rhode Island Rainbow out in the community for service projects.