A message from our Grand Worthy Advisor

Welcome to Rhode Island Rainbow! The International Order of Rainbow for Girls is a youth organization for girls between the ages of 11 and 21. We have a younger group called “Pledge Sisters” for girls ages 6 to 10. Together we work on public speaking skills, leadership, community service, and so much more. We are a youth led organization which means each girl is given the opportunity to grow and develop their leadership skills in many ways. We host fun events such as dances, movie nights, sleepovers, dinners, and more. We sometimes wear fancy gowns and other times we wear jeans and a t-shirt. Rainbow meets twice a month, on regularly scheduled days (not always on weekends), Pledge meets monthly, and we always have something fun to follow such as nail painting, apple picking, or card games. There are six assemblies all throughout the state, making it convenient for anyone to have a lodge near their house.
Our theme this year is “Swing Through The Jungle” so we are focusing on being courageous and strong regardless of your size and age. We look at the elephant and the lion to show us that if size matters, the elephant would be king of the jungle but instead the smaller, yet more courageous, lion is known as king of the jungle.
Michaela

Grand Worthy Advisor's Newsletter
411th Edition, May 2022




Hello Rainbow Sisters, Advisors, and Friends!

Happy June everyone! Congratulations to everyone who has finished school for the summer. Enjoy the nice weather and a break from homework.
Please join us Sunday, June 12th for our last Miss Service reading at 1:00pm. We will be in person this month at the Masonic Youth Center. Bring a book to donate and your own picnic set up and food.
Congratulations to Sarah and all of her Grand Family. I hope you all enjoy your year in the 100 Acre Wood!
Grand Assembly time is here! I encourage you to travel as much as possible and attend the Grand Assemblies that you are a Grand Representative for. Please email Rhode Island IORG for more information about out of state dates.
The Swing Through the Jungle with Rhode Island Rainbow Grand sessions are July 8-10. The registration forms are due by June 6th. We will be doing a Pledge initiation on Friday night. We will be doing Baby Dedication for both boys and girls, and there is no age limit - so please mention it to anyone who has little ones. We are inviting all Masons to return on Saturday to see our degree work.
Thank you to everyone who has made this year possible. I appreciate each and every one of you! I look forward to seeing everyone at Grand Assembly next month!



In Rainbow love and roars,
Michaela Ringeling, Grand Worthy Advisor



Past Grand Worthy Advisors
Grand Assembly of Rhode Island
International Order of the Rainbow for Girls

  • November 1940 JEAN PATCHEN ELLIOT Cranston No. 2
  • April 1941 NORMA GARDINER FINFROCK South Kingstown No. 6
  • May 1942 LOIS NORTHUP HARPER East Greenwich No. 4
  • April 1943 ERVILLA MUNGER STRAIGHT Providence No. 1
  • October 1944 RETA MACDONALD WHITNEY Newport No. 5
  • November 1945 PEARL PARRY TAPLEY Westerly No. 7
  • November 1946 NORMA DUCKWORTH VIVIAN Pawtucket No. 3
  • November 1947 NATALIE BAILEY PERRY Pawtuxet Valley No. 8
  • November 1948 DOROTHY MARKHAM GREEN East Greenwich No. 4
  • November 1949 * JOAN O. KNOWLES Pawtucket No. 3
  • November 1950 BEVERLY BEEBE LAWTON Newport No. 5
  • November 1951 DOROTHY KARLSSON ROVANE Riverside No. 9
  • November 1952 DOROTHY SULLIVAN Providence No. 1
  • March 1954 JOAN DUMELOW KLOCKARS Pawtuxet Valley No. 8
  • March 1955 DOROTHY E. DALEY SANDERS Cranston No. 2
  • September 1955 KAY LOUISE TERWILLIGER DUCHARME Cranston No. 2
  • September 1956 BARBARA SIDEBOTTOM FALLON Westerly No. 7
  • June 1957 * ANN KENYON ADAMS South Kingstown No. 6
  • June 1958 RUTH RIDGEWELL DOYLE Woodridge No. 10
  • June 1959 CAROL ANN IZZARD Centerdale No. 12
  • June 1960 ROBERTA TULLY NAGEL North Kingstown No. 11
  • June 1961 JUDITH LEWIS WILLIAMS Pawtucket No. 3
  • June 1962 BARBARA BURBANK South Kingstown No. 6
  • June 1963 KAREN RUSACK DIPADUA Pawtuxet Valley No. 8
  • June 1964 SHARON EDDY KOSCH East Greenwich No. 4
  • June 1965 PAMELA HINCKS LUKOWICZ Woodridge No. 10
  • June 1966 CATHERINE M. GRISWOLD COPELLA Riverside No. 8
  • June 1967 JANA RUTH MOWRY BRADISH Providence No. 1
  • June 1968 LINDA TURILLO LEVESQUE Newport No. 5
  • June 1969 IRENE M. CHAHARYN GALUSZKA Woonsocket No. 13
  • June 1970 LINDA J. FINCH WIEDEMANN Westerly No. 7
  • June 1971 JUDITH MEDBURY BIRNIE North Scituate No. 14
  • June 1972 CECILY HOMAN DOUTHIT Warwick No. 15
  • June 1973 SUSAN BOSWORTH-RILEY Bristol County No. 16
  • June 1974 KATHY S. FRATUS POLUBINSKI Riverside No. 9
  • June 1975 ESTHER R. KEVORKIAN KALAJIAN Woodridge No. 10
  • June 1976 PAMELA M. TUCKER SAWIN South Kingstown No. 6
  • June 1977 BARBARA J. NEILSON AINSLEY East Greenwich No. 4
  • June 1978 STEPHANIE TABER PRINCE North Kingstown No. 11
  • June 1979 MARILYN A KIRKMAN JEPSON Providence No. 1
  • June 1980 DEBORAH L. KNIGHT THERRIEN Pawtuxet Valley No. 8
  • June 1981 * CHERYL ANN FAULKNER DOWnInG Cranston No. 2
  • June 1982 MARCIA DAVIE-ESPSTEIN East Greenwich No. 4
  • June 1983 REBECCA KAUFMAN SPECHT Pawtucket No. 3
  • June 1984 DIANE L. WARD Murphy Riverside No. 9
  • June 1985 CONNIE J. DAVIS KOWAL Westerly No. 7
  • June 1986 KAREN E. SMITH SULLIVAN Centerdale No. 12
  • June 1987 DIANE K. JOHNSON CHAPLIN East Greenwich No. 4
  • June 1988 BARBARA A. DIETZEL PARISELLA Pawtuxet Valley No. 8
  • June 1989 MELISSA M. GERMOND PATRONE North Scituate No. 14
  • June 1990 JULIE A. PLEMMONS PICKEL East Greenwich No. 4
  • June 1991 KATHLEEN L. MARLER LINDSAY Woodridge No. 10
  • June 1992 BETHANY L. OGILVIE OUELLETTE Woodridge No. 10
  • July 1993 KIMBERLY R. ALLEN HARRISON Cranston No. 2
  • July 1994 DAWN M. MITCHELL-WINTERS Westerly No. 7
  • July 1995 KRISTEN M. ALLEN LAWSON Cranston No. 2
  • July 1996 ELIZABETH D. D’AGOSTINO DWYER North Scituate No. 14
  • July 1997 KATHLEEN L. HACKETT YOUNG Greene No. 12
  • July 1998 KRISTINE A. LITTLEFIELD DURANT Newport No. 5
  • July 1999 HOLLY M. JOHNSON-RIEL Pawtuxet Valley, No. 8
  • July 2000 STEPHANIE FARRAR North Scituate No. 14
  • July 2001 JENNIFER SHAKOORI Murphy Woodridge No. 10
  • July 2002 KRISTINA A. NEWMAN BERCHER East Greenwich No. 4
  • July 2003 KATHLEEN SHERPEY Moore Warwick No. 15
  • July 2004 CORRINE CARNEVALE Mang Warwick No. 15
  • July 2005 KAITLIN MacDONALD East Greenwich No. 4
  • July 2006 ASHLEY DEITRICK DOLGNER South Kingstown No. 6
  • July 2007 AMY DEITRICK HINES South Kingstown No. 6
  • July 2008 KENDRA M. YOUNG Westerly No. 7
  • July 2009 KRISTEN L. HARRISON Woodridge No. 10
  • July 2010 KATHERINE MILLER THOMPSON South Kingstown No. 6
  • July 2011 LAURA FLYNN Warwick No. 15
  • July 2012 KATHLEEN HODGE DIPRETE East Greenwich No. 4
  • July 2013 CHRISTINA LONGO Westerly No. 7
  • July 2014 ERIN FLYNN Warwick No. 15
  • July 2015 HEATHER DUNFORD East Greenwich No. 4
  • July 2016 MORGAN GRACE Westerly No. 7
  • July 2017 ANDREA BARRAGAN-TOVAR Warwick No. 15
  • July 2018 HANNAH LAWSON Woodridge No. 10
  • July 2019 HOLLY DUNFORD East Greenwich No. 4
  • August 2020 ELIZABETH VECCHIO Warwick No.15
  • July 2021 MICHAELA RINGELING East Greenwich No. 4
  • * = Deceased