A message from our Supreme Deputy

Dear Rainbow Girls, Advisors, and Friends,

Thank you for your interest in the Grand Assembly of Rhode Island, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls (IORG). There are many benefits of IORG, some that I have experienced personally are confidence, lifelong friendships, and public speaking skills. My involvement in IORG as a girl prepared me for life, for example I learned how to plan an organized and successful event. When my daughter joined IORG, I enjoyed the added benefit of a common mother-daughter bond which has strengthened our relationship.
I would encourage you to attend our public events to become more familiar with what IORG is all about - ritualistic installation of officers, fun events like dances and hayrides, service projects, and charity fundraisers. Parents, if your daughter joins, I would encourage you to become active and attend meetings and events with her. The rewards to both of you will be magnified.
If you have additional questions or would like to be put in contact with one of our local assemblies, feel free to contact me at rhodeislandiorg@gmail.com.

Sincerely, Deborah Therrien

ABOUT OUR SUPREME DEPUTY Deborah Therrien, Supreme Deputy

Debbie joined the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls (IORG) in 1972 and rose to the rank of Grand Worthy Advisor (highest rank for a girl) in 1980-81. Over the years, she has served as Grand Assembly session nurse, Advisory Board Member then Chairperson, Mother Advisor, Grand Executive Committee member then chairperson, Ritual Committee member then chairperson. Professionally she is a registered nurse, certified in wound, ostomy, and continence nursing with over 35 years' experience. She graduated from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, and graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Master's of Science in Nursing. She is currently the program manager of the wound program for a home health agency in Rhode Island.

Supreme Deputy's Monthly Message

Dear Rainbow Girls, Advisors, and Friends,

December looks to be a busy month – starting with the Fez-tival of Trees, then a Grand Lodge Youth Committee meeting to plan the final details of the Annual Holiday Party. Two days later, the Grand Deputies will meet for the Christmas party/meeting. On December 7th, I’ll start out in Westerly at Deborah Chapter’s Bazaar where I will order my Christmas cookies from Westerly Assembly, then to Scottish Rite where I will pick up my wreath from Warwick Assembly as well as their delicious soup and sandwich luncheon, then to Ethan Place for Caroling with the Grand Choir at 2 p.m. and a Marketing Committee meeting following at 4 pm.

I hope that there is a need for a State-wide Initiation on December 28 at 10 a.m. at Warwick Assembly #15 (Scottish Rite). Currently, Rhode Island is #15 for membership growth in the world. With the initiation of a few more members, our rank could climb significantly.

Next month starts with the Annual Grand Lodge Youth Committee Holiday Party on January 5. See the flyer later in this newsletter.

The Annual Permission Slip will be available by the first meeting of each Assembly this month. A key change this year is that this ONE permission slip will cover ALL Rainbow- sponsored events throughout the year.

Don’t forget to order your gift cards by December 13 with delivery by December 20. A complete list of available gift cards was sent in November. Orders can be emailed to rhodeislandiorg@gmail.com and checks made payable to “Rhode Island Grand Assembly” and mailed to Mom Miller.

I hope that this busy month and the Christmas season are filled with excitement, happiness, and peace. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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





MERCHANDISE: Contact Mom Therrien if you would like to purchase pajama pants, drawstring bags, white polo shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirt jackets in a variety of colors, travel mugs, pop sockets, and water bottles - all with the IORG emblem. We will deliver them to you at a meeting or event.

Collections


Pennies for Supreme Temple Fund- Grand Love, Audrey R

Supplies for our Troops- Grand Patriotism, Abigail C

Soda Tabs for the Shriners-Grand Religion, Alysa T

Pet Toys and Food for R.I. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals- Grand Choir Message from Grand Choir Director, Hannah P: The RISPCA contacted me with items that they accept for donations. For cats: wood stove pellets, small litter boxes, catnip, cat toys, small beds, cardboard scratchers. For dogs: string cheese, hotdogs, dog waste scoop bags, dog biscuits/treats (no rawhide), Kong and Nylabone toys, peanut butter, and durable dog toys. They also accept gift cards to Amazon, Petco, and grocery stores,





GRAND ASSEMBLY FUNDRAISERS


October 10th Bertucci's on Post Road in Warwick.

MISS SERVICE


We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Providence Rescue Mission. The Providence Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization that provides help to the homeless and serves food to many families that are in need. From January 2018 to June 2018, they served 35,497 meals to people in the community and helped over 600 families by giving them shelter. Non-perishable food items can be put in the collection boxes at any of the local assemblies or brought to state-wide events. I would also like to work with the Providence Rescue Mission to set up a day where RI Rainbow can serve food to the community as well. More details will come soon!
Korina Daniels, Miss Service 2019-2020