A message from our Supreme Deputy

Dear Rainbow Girls, Advisors, and Friends,

It was my pleasure to attend almost all of the Assembly Installations in September. It was great to see new officers installed and to hear the term plans. Remember to invite your friends to any of the open events, and hopefully they will want to join Rainbow too.
I want to welcome our two newest members who were initiated on September 28 at Westerly's meeting - 1 into Westerly #7 and 1 into East Greenwich #4. It was GREAT to see Rainbow Girls from 3 assemblies working together to initiate them - and they did an AMAZING job!
I look forward to seeing you at the Hogwart's Halloween party. I'll be driving from a nursing conference in New Hampshire, but I'll be sure to bring my costume.
The Grand Chapter of R.I., Order of the Eastern Star sessions are in less than 2 weeks. Dad Therrien and I will be happy to greet all of the R.I. Rainbow Grand Officers on Friday, October 12 at 1 p.m. The Most Worthy Grand Matron and the Most Worthy Grand Patron and some of their Officers will be there too (it's like having the Supreme Worthy Advisor and several of the Supreme Officers). I'm sure they'll be impressed by the Rainbow Ceremony for the Order of the Eastern Star on Saturday, October 13 at approximately 11:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend both of these times when the sessions are open to visitors.
As soon as Grand Chapter is over, I will have more time to settle into my Rainbow duties - a first meeting of the Marketing Committee, organizing all of the R.I. Rainbow "stuff" that got transferred from Mom Lynn's house to mine, etc. A special thank you to Dad Mike, Hannah, Ben Lawson, and Dad Therrien for being a superb moving crew - and to Dad Mike for the use of the trailer.
As Dumbledore said, "It is important to remember that we all have magic inside us." I can't wait to see what magic is in the future of R.I. Rainbow as we all work together!

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


Pennies for Supreme Temple Fund- Grand Love, Fallon C

Supplies for our Troops- Grand Patriotism, Hailie P

Soda Tabs for the Shriners-Grand Nature, Hannah P
Message: "Hello everyone! My name is Hannah P. This year I am collecting soda tabs for the Shriners Hospital. Soda tabs may be given to me at any grand function or at any time you may see me, it doesn't matter, I would be more than happy to collect them anywhere. Just one thing I ask for in advance before you give them to me is to keep track of them (by weight in pounds) . Keeping track of them would be great and make my life a whole lot easier. Thank you!"

Socks for the Homeless - Grand Immortality, Abigail C
Message: This year, we are collecting socks and other clothing for the homeless. Socks are the main item, but anything is accepted.

Busy Bags for Dialysis Patients - Grand Choir Message from Grand Choir Director, Alysa T: "Hello everyone! This year the Grand Choir is collecting supplies to make busy bags for dialysis patients. Recommended supplies are coloring books, crayons, knitting supplies, books, and generally anything that can keep someone busy for up to four hours three times a week."

2018 Collection Box - guidelines are:
1. The container must be decorated by the girls.
2. It must be large enough to collect 3 months' worth of those items.
3. The container is creatively decorated in the GWA's theme and labeled as to what is being collected and for what purpose.
4. The container is displayed where all organizations who meet in your hall and their guests can see it and contribute.
5. The container must be displayed no later than your Assembly's installation meeting in September for review by the Grand Deputies.

Awards will be presented at the Hogwarts Halloween event.

Save the Shoes - We want your gently used shoes - soles intact, no holes, laces attached (if needed), dry and clean. Supreme Assembly IORG is working with Funds2Org for this purpose. Mom Lynn will have more details soon.