Do you play a musical instrument or sing in a choir? Would you be interested in working with members of other youth orders to create beautiful music? California’s Grand Lodge is looking for members of Masonic youth orders in both Northern and Southern California who might be interested in belonging to a musical group that would perform at Masonic and other events. If you are interested, please click on the link below to send them your information.
On May 29, 2016, at the First Official Visit hosted by Districts 17 and 20, GWA Heidi announced the Grand Service Project for the Dynamic Deer and California Rainbow. We will be working to benefit a non-profit organization named A Place Called Home. Heidi also asked that each assembly conduct a book drive to benefit a local program in their own communities.
You can read the transcript of her speech on the 2017 Grand Service Project page on the website or watch her give her speech on the CA Rainbow Girls Facebook Page (words in bold are links to the specific pages).
The Public Relations Team is looking for active girls and adults to join our team! Our team has recently been reformatted to focus on 5 different sub-teams: Photography/Video, Social Media, State-wide publicity, Assembly Resources and the Website committee. Together we hope to get the word out to the public about California Rainbow Girls and YOU can help!
Girls – Please fill out the following online application by May 21st: https://www.esurveycreator.com/s/4990bf6 . We will be announcing the new members at the 1st OV! Girl members of the PR Team will serve on the team for one year and work closely with adult team members throughout the year on monthly conference calls, at the PR Retreat and other opportunities, where they will both learn about publicity and help California Rainbow with their ideas!
Adults – If you have experience in any area of Publicity and are willing to serve on on the team, including a monthly conference call, please fill out the following interest form:
For any questions about team responsibilities please email CARainbowGirls@gmail.com
Hello California Rainbow!
We hope that you received the Publicity Challenge at Grand Assembly and are already working on it! If you did not pick up your copy at the PR Booth, please download it by clicking here. Be sure to check out our Social Media channels each month where we will highlight the focus of each month’s challenge and give you some tips!
Did you (or a representative) attend the PR Team meeting Saturday morning at Grand Assembly? We need your promo videos you filmed! Please make sure to email them to CARainbowGirls@yahoo.com so we can edit them into one great video!
The PR Team
If you are interested in attending Supreme Assembly this year, the deadline for your application to be turned in is approaching fast! The applications and your deposit are due to Mrs. Garcia no later than 4/15/16. Applications received in the mail after that date are “space available only” and subject to a higher cost. Emailed applications are not considered “official applications.” The information you need to sign-up to attend Supreme Assembly is linked to below.
If you have any questions, email Mrs. Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An updated dress code was introduced at Grand Assembly 2016. You can take a look at it or download a copy of it at the link below:
Today at Grand Assembly, California Grand Assembly presented their donation to the Bay Area Cancer Connections. The Rainbow Girls of California raised and donated $68,234.88!
On Sunday afternoon, the Martin family was on-hand at Grand Assembly to announce a scholarship that is being formed in honor of our Mrs. Martin.
Donations to the scholarship can be made through the Foundation by either using the link on the right sidebar (make sure to put Sara Lee Martin Memorial Scholarship Fund in the Notes section) or by going to https://www.crowdrise.com/saraleemartinmemorialscholarshipfund.
For more information see the attached document.
Today at Grand Assembly, Pledge Girls from 12 different groups around the State worked together to practice, prepare for and perform the Pledge Majority Ceremony. The Ceremony was performed to mark the very special occasion as six Pledge Girls will be initiated into Rainbow tomorrow at Grand Assembly. After the Majority Ceremony, the girls presented Colleen with a donation to the Grand Service Project.
Every year as hundreds of Rainbow Girls and their adult advisors flock to Grand Assembly, there are Past Grand Officers who are going for their reunions. Some of these fabulous ladies live locally and are still very involved as advisory board members or parents of Rainbow Girls, while others fly from afar or take time away from their busy work or college schedules to reconnect with their Grand Officer sisters they shared a Grand year with. This year is no exception, and we’d like to take some time to list all of our amazing reunions happening this year!
The very first Grand Assembly was held in 1931, and these lovely ladies would be having their 85 year reunion! This Grand Assembly was held with
24 Assemblies in the State. Richmond Assembly was the largest with 211 active members. It was held at the Golden Gate Commandry Building in San Francisco, March 20 to 21, 1931. Mrs. Eva Kelly, Mother Advisor of Placerville gave the welcome to the new candidates. The Grand Worthy Advisor was Frances Rundall (Gregg) from Petaluma Assembly.
Following is a list of Grand Officer reunion years and a little information about their Grand Assemblies;
80 years – 1936 Grand Officers
GWA Ruberta Demmon from Vallejo Assembly
75 years– 1941 Grand Officers
70 years – 1946 Grand Officers
GWA – Phyllis Anne McDonald from San Jose Assembly (Pictured above)
65 years – 1951 Grand Officers
March 17 to 21 in Fresno, cA
GWA – Georgelyn Van Note from Los Angeles Assembly
60 Years– 1956 Pink Kittens
March 24 to 28 in San Jose, CA
GWA – Marian Down from Modesto Assembly
55 years – 1961 White Polar Bears
Dress colors: Red and White
March 25-29 in Sacramento, CA
GWA – Linda Jordan from Pasadena Assembly (Pictured above)
50 years – 1966 Golden Ponies / The Blue Ladies
Theme: Faith will lead you on
GWA Pat Chinn from Hacienda Assembly
45 years – 1971 Darling Ducklings
Dress color: Pink
Theme: “Give of Thyself in Service”
April 4 to 7 in Fresno, CA
GWA: Marlys Martin (Perovich) from Clairemont Assembly (Pictured above)
40 years – 1976 Liberty Lions
Dress colors: Red, white and blue
California’s Lion Pride
Theme: Born Free
GWA: Dorothy Robinson (Trumpp) from Livermore Assembly (Pictured above)
35 years – 1981 Honey Bunnies
Dress color: Green
April 12-15 in Fresno, CA
Grand Assembly Theme: “Rainbow – The Greatest Show on Earth”
GWA Sara Fogle from Whispering Sands
30 years – 1986 Dazzling Dragons
Dress color: Violet
March 25-28 in Anaheim, CA
Grand Assembly Theme: “Searching for the Treasure”
GWA – Marcy Perrucci from Oroville Asembly
25 years – 1991 Tantalizing Tiger Tikes
Dress color: Ivory with purple flowers
March 23-26 in Fresno, CA
Theme: Rainbow Goes to Hollywood
GWA: Paula Hoffman (Kupiec) from Van Nuys Assembly
20 years – 1996 Mischievous Moose
Dress color: Teal with white
March 30-April 2 in Anaheim, CA
Theme: Majestic California
GWA – Donna DeRego from Livermore Assembly
15 years – 2001 Radiantly Rambunctious Raccoons
Dress color: Teal
April 7-10 in Fresno, CA
Theme – “2001: A Rainbow Odyssey”
GWA – Marisa Simpson from Petaluma Assembly
10 years – 2006 Passionate Panthers
Dress color: Purple
April 8 to 11 in Fresno, CA – 76th Session
Theme – “Get Your Kicks in 2006, A Rainbow Road Trip”
GWA – Shannyn Allan from Fallbrook Assembly
5 years – 2011 Faithfully Fearless Flamingos
Dress color: Red
April 2 – 5 in Fresno, CA – 81st Session
Theme – “A Rainbow Cruise Across the Sea”
GWA – Caroline Gill from San Fernando Assembly