California Rainbow is looking for excited Rainbow Alumni to join Team Talent. We are looking for 5 Coaches and 1 Assistant Director. Each coach will represent a different area of the Team: Vocal, Dance, Instrumental, Comedy/Precision and Sports. If you have a strong background in any of these areas and want to share your own talent with California Rainbow, please apply. Members of Team Talent will serve as ambassadors throughout the state, promoting the competition at their local events. See a girl sing a beautiful song? Encourage her to apply. Serve as her mentor. Overhear a girl talking about her love of baton twirling? Encourage her to apply! The Team will serve as mentors for all girls who wish to apply. Maybe a duo is stuck on what song to sing and needs some help determining which choice serves their voices best? Or maybe a comedy group needs some guidance organizing themselves. Or maybe a girl gets some nerves the night before her audition and she just needs someone to talk to. Team Talent will be here to help make sure that no girl who wants to do Grand Talent is left behind.
You still have time to make your reservations for the Sara Lee Martin Memorial Scholarship Dinner. It will be a great evening of not only honoring our Smiling Sara Lee but also to spend time with family and friends.
Live Auction Items include:
- 3-days / 2-nights at the Martin’s timeshare in Palm Springs. More details and pictures at the auction.
- “Stille Ohan” located on the Big Island of Hawaii, 1600 feet above Kailua-Kona in the heart of the Historic Kona Coffee Belt with a panoramic view of the ocean, harbor area and busy Kona town below. More details and pictures at the auction.
- TaylorMade Golf Driver with padded cover.
Silent Auction Item highlights:
- 4-one day Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets.
- Concert and Theater Tickets.
- Artwork and photography
Reservations are still being taken through February 4, 2017 at:
We are thrilled to announce a fundraiser for the Sara Lee Martin Memorial Educational Scholarship on February 11, 2017 in Fresno!
Please visit our website for ticket information, donations, housing, auction prizes and more!
We hope to see you there and look forward to honoring our incredible Mrs. Martin!
In Rainbow Love,
Friends of Sara Lee
The Flyer Frenzy challenge starts today!!! Has your assembly made their plans to go out and put up flyers? The winning assembly wins an assembly wish at Grand Assembly! Click on the image to download the both the instructions and Flyer Frenzy flyer!
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Contact: Amy Kimes
California Rainbow Makes Pillowcases for Children’s Hospital of Orange County
NORWALK, CALIFORNIA – When 40 girls + adults get together you expect a lot of laughter and talking, but on Saturday, August 20th, there was also a lot of creating happening. California Rainbow worked together to make pillowcases for the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, CHOC. The pillowcases are used when children have MRIs. The bright colors make the imagine appear clearer. This allows them to give better and more accurate diagnosis to their patients. Not only does it give them a better picture but it also allows the kids feel more comfortable while getting tests done. Within just two hours the girls of California Rainbow were able to make a stunning amount of 40 pillowcases and 50 cheerful cards for the patients at CHOC!
What would a Rainbow event be without some ice-cream? Saturday was no different because the local SoCal Helpful Honda People came and surprised us with free ice cream! In some ways we were twinning with them with Random Acts of Helpfulness! “It’s not a dream. FREE Ice Cream!”
The next morning some local rainbow girls and a few Grand Officers, including our Grand Worthy Advisor Heidi, went to CHOC to deliver the pillowcases and notes. You can say that the kids at CHOC, will be sleeping soundly with the pillowcases that the members of California Rainbow sewed.
The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is a non-profit service organization for girls ages 11 to 20 that teaches girls to be leaders by building confidence and public speaking skills in a safe and fun environment. It teaches girls to help others with service to create a better community. California Rainbow encourages and inspires youth to come together to make a difference–like how its members joined forces to provide 40 pillowcases for the patients of CHOC. Just think, changing others’ lives can be as simple as making a MRI more comfortable for patients. This is one of many service projects that local and state Rainbow Girls get together to do.
For more information on California Rainbow, contact Dana Regier, Supreme Deputy, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls in California at Dana.Regier@gocarainbow.org or Amy Kimes, Statewide Promotional and Marketing Team, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls in California at 714.293.6135 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view the Official Press Release Page
Here are some spooky good flyers that our State Membership Team created! You can pass them out at a Halloween event for your assembly or while you’re just trick or treating! California Rainbow hopes you have a ghoulish time promoting our order!
How can you turn exercising into a fun and beneficial activity? You can sign up for the Gratitude in Bloom Virtual Run that benefits California International Order of the Rainbow for girls. This race can take place anywhere from your local gym to a neighborhood park and profits go towards equipping young girls the opportunity to learn leadership skills, values of community service, and the chance to earn scholarships. No matter how fast or slow you run, you earn a medal and the pride of knowing you have made an impact on this organization.
A virtual run can be as challenging or simple as you please. It is open to all ages and you don’t even have to be a fast runner. You can walk, skip, or jog a 1 mile or 5k distance. If you can’t run a mile, no sweat; you can go at your own pace and can even break up the task over several days. The fee for both the 1 mile and 5k is 28 dollars and you must register by September 22, 2016 online at https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=34401#register. Once you sign up there is no need to report the miles you have ran. It is based on an honor system and you will receive your medal in the mail at the end of the registration period. If you cannot walk or run but would still like to donate, you can go to the website above and donate straight to CA IORG.
Upon registration, you will receive a medal. This medal is double sided and hangs upon a rainbow silk ribbon; on the back it reads “The seeds of kindness we plant in the world will be the flowers that bloom in the hearts of all we touch.” You can either keep the medal as a token of your hard work or it can be given to a loved one as a gift. If you cannot run for yourself, run in memory or devotion of someone who has impacted your life that you would like to honor.
By participating in the virtual run, you are not only challenging yourself, but are paving the way for new leaders. The money you give will help young ladies the change to learn life skills and techniques to pave the way for the future. All it takes is motivation and the willingness to give.
Pumpkin Spice is back, Fall is right around the corner, and the 2016 Membership Team has come up with the perfect membership activities to celebrate! Embrace the season and invite potential new members to learn all about CAIORG as you come together for fun and festivities! We hope these ideas inspire you to work together with your alumni, masonic family, and local community to keep the force growing! Don’t forget to share your events with the PR team so we can share your success!
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Contact: Amy Kimes
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – You could say that backpacks were stacked and overflowing in car trunks across the state. California International Order of the Rainbow for Girls (CA IORG) collected a total of 891 backpacks for A Place Called Home (APCH), an organization located in South Central Los Angeles dedicated to aiding underserved youth by giving them direction in education, arts, and overall well-being. Within less than a month, girls and adults throughout the state collected more backpacks than they could have dreamed of – 891 backpacks! A Place Called Home had only asked the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls to collect 500 backpacks, being satisfied with whatever amount of backpacks would come their way. But when the members, alumni, and supporters throughout California came together, they not only accomplished a phenomenal goal, they greatly exceeded it!
APCH helps youth take ownership of their lives and guides them in the right direction. One of their main focuses is helping their members stay in school and pursue a higher education and career. Backpacks are a fundamental necessity on every child’s back to school list and this backpack drive allows APCH to help its members have a fresh start at the beginning of the school year. CA IORG was excited to assist in this drive because it would help many children to achieve their full potential in school by helping them feel confident. Backpacks are one of the many ways that kids express themselves and when they have a new backpack, it gives them a boost of confidence that they otherwise wouldn’t have. This is just a small way of helping kids feel excited about school and learning and CA IORG is honored to be a part of it.
The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is a non-profit service organization for girls ages 11 to 20 that teaches girls to be leaders by building confidence and public speaking skills in a safe and fun environment. It teaches girls
to help others with service to create a better community. Each year, CA IORG’s Grand Worthy Advisor, or statewide president, chooses an organization to be the state’s Grand Service Project. This year, Grand Worthy Advisor Heidi Johnson has chosen A Place Called Home to be California Rainbow’s statewide service project. Throughout the year, assemblies throughout the state will collect money that will be donated to APCH in spring 2017. But the service for APCH doesn’t stop at donations like the backpack drive; CA IORG has found ways to support APCH on multiple levels, which is what the organization is about: giving back to your community and serving others.
California Rainbow encourages and inspires youth to come together to make a difference – like how its members joined forces to provide 891 students with new backpacks for the school year. Just think, changing others’ lives can be as simple as a backpack drive. For more information on California Rainbow, contact Dana Regier, Supreme Deputy, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls in California at Dana.Regier@gocarainbow.org or Amy Kimes, Statewide Promotional and Marketing Team, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls in California at 714.293.6135 – email@example.com.
Click here to view the Official Press Release Page
We are now taking applications to join the Website Team!
While we have successfully merged the two California Rainbow websites into one, we still have much to accomplish! We would like to establish a website team that will work to keep the information on the website updated and fresh and also continue to add content regarding our jurisdiction’s history.
We are currently looking for alumni that would be willing to take leadership roles on the website team. If you are someone that would be interested in working on the website, work well in a team situation and would like to gain experience working with our young ladies in a team setting, please apply!
**We are currently only taking applications for adults to join the team, however, in the future we will be adding active Rainbow Girls so keep your eyes peeled!**
We will take applications through Monday, September 5th so make sure to turn yours in! The link to the application is below: