During ALC (Adult Leadership Conference) Mrs. Dibrell shared the following theme with us during our devotional.
"Until we are grateful for what we have, we will not receive what we want."
Make gratitude a conscious decision - it is a learned behavior and this simple action can change your life.
Look at the world, everything all around us
Look at the world and marvel every day.
Look at the world: so many joys and wonders,
So many miracles along our way
Take a moment each day to reflect and find something for which you are grateful. Make a list for one week and you will find that you have many things to be grateful for in your life.
I am grateful for Rainbow Girls and all of the friends that I have made! What are YOU grateful for today?????
RAYS (Rainbow Alumni Youth Supporters) was established in 1977. The RAYS offers a scholarship in memory of Mrs. Pearl B. Mills, Past Supreme Inspector in Texas. This scholarship is given in honor of Mrs. Mills, whose memory continues to shine brightly in the hearts of all those who were privileged to know this very special lady.
The RAYS will award at least one scholarship each year to a student who is enrolled or has completed 30 hours of college course work. Selection for the scholarship will be based on:
1) Scholastic Record
2) Personal Need
3) Documented Service to Rainbow
This scholarship is intended to make a financial contribution to a continuing college student who can demonstrate that she is a good student in the degree program she selected, and is at all times a good representative of Texas Grand Assembly and The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.
Dues are collected yearly to help fund the scholarships and go directly to the Mrs. Pearl B Mills Scholarship recipients. Please become a member of RAYS and support our Rainbow Girls as they work towards their academic goals. Download your form from the files section and submit your form and $10 to Laurel Area's Representative Kate Cecil.
I hope everyone has enjoyed a fun filled day! the weather should be beautiful and I encourage all of you to step outside and enjoy the great out of doors!
Be sure to read the Challenges tab and send your RAKs to the Assembly's email so we can submit them to Mrs. Weaver!!!
It's that time of year when we get to list of Valentines and make a special card for that special person!
We have 6 members and 2 Waco friends and then 11 board Members if you are thinking about cards.
We will also be practicing our Initiation parts, reading a new petition and celebrating February Birthdays! The month has just begun and the Assembly has been busy! Mid-Year in Port Arthur, Installations around the state, and some cancelled school days! Stay warm and enjoy the cool weather!
It was a gorgeous day in Port Arthur and the Cosmopolitan Masonic Lodge is a beautiful older Lodge across from the channel.
We had over 200 people in attendance this year from all corners of the state. Three new members were initiated bringing the total new members to Texas Rainbow since Grand Assembly in Frisco to 62!!!! Keep up the great work Texas Rainbow!
Austin had a successful weekend! Kembra and Sierra were able to visit the Achievement Room earning their A/B buttons. Taylor and Sierra competed in the Rose Ceremony where Sierra took 2nd place and Samantha and Caitlin found time to work with MIchelle on their Bow lectures for their color bars. Mimi and Taylor did a fantastic job during Initiation!!
Kate judged the Ribbon Ceremony and Mike, along with the other C.O.W.s, set-up the Lodge and rooms and get the day flowing! A big thanks to Ben Hur Shrine for loaning us a Van for the drive and an even bigger thanks to Michelle and Mike for driving the van. We had a great time and I hope more people can join us at Grand Assembly in June!!