Special Announcements




UPCOMING EVENTS


September

10 2-4 p.m. South Kingstown Assembly spa day for prospective members. Invite Pledge and Rainbow age friends! Don’t forget to RSVP.
16 7 p.m. Woodridge meeting with installation
18 2-4 p.m. Grand Officers’ Reception at East Greenwich Assembly. Counts for Grand Assembly 2023 credit.
Scholarship deadline extended – details below
22 Chelo’s restaurant fundraiser in Warwick. Dine in or take out. Must present a coupon. See attachment to newsletter.
25 1 p.m. Since the South Kingstown Firemens’ Parade was cancelled due to measures beyond our control, we will instead hold a Statewide service project cleaning a park in South Kingstown. More details will be distributed to the Mother Advisors soon.
Counts for Grand Assembly 2023 credit.

October

7 -8 Rhode Island Grand Chapter OES at Scottish Rite.
Fri. 1 p.m. Informal Opening including greetings from the GWA and Rainbow Flag tribute. We recognize that it is a school day, but all Grand Officers are encouraged to attend in their travel gowns for introduction.
Sat. 9 a.m. Rainbow will prepare the luncheon which begins at noon. Helpers are needed.
1:30 p.m. Rainbow will participate in a Degree at Grand Chapter.
3:30 p.m. Installation of Incoming OES Grand Officers
15 11:30 a.m. State House Cornerstone Re-dedication in conjunction with Grand Lodge. The original dedication was on October 15, 1896. Rainbow and DeMolay have been asked to participate in the Pageantry. Dress code is “Sunday dress”. More details will be distributed to the Mother Advisors as they come available.
2 p.m. Grand Faith Gala at Grand Lodge, East Providence following the Cornerstone Re-dedication. See flyer in this newsletter.
22 1 – 3 p.m. Reunion for current and former members of South Kingstown #6. See Facebook post for more details.
23 Halloween party at Westerly Assembly #7. More details soon.
Check the Google calendar for these dates too




SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED
The Grand Assembly of Rhode Island Scholarship Committee has extended its deadline to September 18th and hopes to award additional scholarships for the 2022-23 school year. Go to www.rirainbowgirls.org, click on Girls’ Resources, then click on the link for the scholarship application which remains the same.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Scholarship assistance may be given to all current active Rainbow Girls who are members in good standing of a Rainbow Assembly in the State of Rhode Island. Although you are encouraged to apply during your senior year in high school you may apply at any time and reapply for a maximum of 4 years. You must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average and be considered a full-time student with at least twelve (12) credit hours per semester.

You make application through the Mother Advisor of your local Assembly, through the chairperson of the Scholarship Committee, or you may download all forms from the rirainbowgirls.org website under the girl’s resource link.

Each girl must give detailed information on the form provided by the committee, and when completed, forward all information to the chairperson of the committee (Donna Fox).

All information and correspondence relating to scholarship applications and their consideration, favorable or unfavorable, is strictly confidential and should be so regarded by all concerned.

First time applicants please provide the following with your application:
1) A minimum of two letters of recommendation (do not ask the Mother Advisor)
Do not ask more than one advisory board member.
2) A copy of your current dues card
3) A transcript of current grades or a copy of the most recent semester report
4) A copy of your acceptance letter

Your application MUST be filed with the committee on or before June 15th . Half (1/2) of the scholarship amount will be payable in time for the fall term with the balance payable after receipt of your fall semester grades. Please mail or email your graded to the chairman no later than January 15th. If you are unable to attend school, you will be expected to return all scholarship funds that you received to the Rhode Island Rainbow Girls’ Foundation!

***Please note due to the recent enactment of the Rhode Island Promise those being accepted and attending the Community College of Rhode Island may still apply for other costs such as books, lab fees and transportation.
Those reapplying for subsequent years please provides the following with your application:
1) A current copy of your transcript and/or semester report
2) A copy of current dues card.
Scholarship Committee
Rhode Island Rainbow Girls Foundation, Inc.
Grand Assembly of Rhode Island International Order of the Rainbow for Girls/p>


RESTAURANT FUNDRAISERS
Thank you to all who supported our Pizzeria Uno fundraiser in June – we earned $247.50!

Upcoming restaurant fundraisers:
September 22 Chelo’s, Warwick

Remember Rainbow when shopping on Amazon!!!!!!!!!!!!! Support us when you shop for holiday gifts. #StartWithaSmile at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/05-6013531 and Amazon donates.

Gift Card Program
You can order gift cards at the RaiseRight app or www.shopwithscrip.com or contact Donna Fox or rhodeislandiorg@gmail.com. There is a wide variety of businesses and denominations available throughout the year. A portion of all sales goes to Rhode Island Grand Assembly. Mom Fox will place orders on the 1st and 15th of every month.



CONTESTS


Individual: A honey pot overflowing with your dreams. Samples will be available at Leadership Conference 2023.

Assembly: Updated Assembly of the Year. Contest starts 7/10/22. Use this link to access the rules,
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hf0mIu- jqPF4nl6GSbNFoK6AajGc4jQmtwQhZJvPe2M/edit.
Use this link for the point tracker form,
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iij6ZfQslOa5TJ6fcUSp0umJ- ZFSSmemW9t8yengsR8/edit?ts=630d013a.
Questions should be directed to JGEC at Rhodeislandjgec@gmail.com.


Newsletter contest: Each month, please find the name of a Winnie the Pooh character in a different font. As soon as you find it, take a photograph/screenshot of it, then send it to rhodeislandiorg@gmail.com. The current month’s contest ends when the next month’s newsletter is emailed.



SUPREME MEMBERSHIP AND SERVICE INCENTIVE PROGRAM
2022 – 2024

Membership and service will be a primary focus during the 2022-2024 session of Walking through Life with Rainbow. As an incentive, members can build a beautiful Pandora- style charm bracelet as they meet the criteria set forth below.

• The Red charm signifying Love, and in particular your love of Our Order, will only be awarded to first-line signers on an Applicatlon for Membership or to those who are the second-line slgners on two Applications for Membership.

• Additional charms will be awarded, in order, based on 20 hours of community service. Service hours reported at a member`s local assembly should be included in this program. The goal is for our members to have a complete charm bracelet at the end of two years.

• Community service is herein defined as: participation in your Grand Jurisdiction's statewide service project; participation in a local assembly's term service project; and/or independent, uncompensated community service. Examples of independent, uncompensated community service includes but is not limited to: cleaning a park, providing uncompensated tutoring to a non-family member, providing uncompensated babysitting for a non-family member, etc.

• The bracelet comes in sizes 7.5, 8, or 8.5. Please select your size when ordering. Adults who wish to participate in this program may also report their service hours -for adults only. the Red charm will be earned with the first 20 hours of service. Adults are asked to pay a one-time fee of $9.50 to cover the cost of the bracelet. Information for members and adults, and the one-time fee of $9.50 per participating adult, should be sent to the Mom Sam Riebe, who will then submit the order form and money to Supreme Assembly.

Look for our GWA wearing the bracelet at our upcoming events.

Mom Sam Riebe will be the State Coordinator and each Assembly should have their Coordinator contact her.

"Rainbow Gets Girls Ready for Life"