MA Rainbow News

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April 27
May 11th
June 28-30
July 17-24

August 11

Grand Officers Day, Plymouth MA
Grand Officer Tryouts, Plymouth MA (Pot of Gold Lecture)
MA Grand Assembly, Dudley MA
Supreme Assembly, Hampton VA
Masonic Family Fun Day, Hudson MA


Join MassIORG at the Woo Sox Game on May 4th

Make sure you order your tickets by April 22nd. 

Game Day: Saturday, May 4th at 4:05 pm
Price: $18 each
Location: Polar Park, Worcester MA

Please wear Massachusetts IORG Apparel (GWA-Theme, Centennial, or Assembly shirts) and meet at the door.


3rd Grand Officers' Day

Sunday, April 27th at 1 pm in Plymouth, MA

AGENDA:

  • 9 am to 1 pm - Registration
  • 9 am to 11 am - Rehearsal for Grand Officers
  • 11:15 am to 11:45 pm - Rehearsal for Grand Representatives Drill
  • 11:45 am to 12:15 pm - Rehearsal for Grand Choir

** Bring your own bag lunch **
Scheduled times for lunch: 11:15-11:45 am Choir; 11:30-12:00 pm Officers; 12:00-12:30 pm Representatives

Light collation will follow the meeting.

Grand Officers & Grand Representatives - please RSVP no later than March 30th.


Scholarship Applications

All applications are due by May 1st ** EXTENSION DUE TO FAFSA **

Please feel free to reach out to your Scholarship Committee if you have any questions completing the Application and/or need to review the forms that must be submitted with each application.

scholarship@massiorg.org

Gobrecht Scholarship - for girls entering Freshman year of College

Ona Carnes Scholarship - for girls entering Sophomore year of College

Sandra J. Marshall Scholarship - for girls entering Junior or Senior year of College


Candlepin Tournament with DeMolay

Sunday, May 19th at 1 pm in Peabody, MA

Proceeds are going to support Parkinson's Research. Event will be held on May 19th at 1 pm at the Metrobowl in Peabody. Registration is $125 per team (shoes included in the registration). Register by April 23rd at Candlepin Registration 2024. Any Rainbow girl attending must be accompanied by a chaperone. [You may not be dropped off and picked up - an adult approved chaperone/parent must be present].


2023/2024 Yearbook Submissions (RACOM)

Grand Officers and Grand Representatives can use this form for their Yearbook submissions anytime before April 30th.


Supreme Assembly
in Hampton, VA

July 16-24, 2024

Sessions start with Vespers and Grand Cross on Sunday Morning, and the Supreme Banquet on Sunday Night. Tours & interesting sites of Hampton are usually offered in the days before the Sessions begin!

Support:

  • Our GWA, Erin, who will be representing our jurisdiction as an appointment by the Supreme Worthy Advisor
  • Our GWA-elect who will be participating in the Cavalcade of Flags
  • Our Supreme Inspector

Consider participating in any of these interactive activities:

  • Supreme Showcase of Talent (see below for details)
  • Individual Ritual Competition (details have not been distributed yet)
  • Team Ritual Competition (details have not been distributed yet)
  • Supreme Choir – meet Rainbow girls from around the USA and International Countries! Let your Mother Advisor know if you are interested - signups will occur early during 2024.

Mom Kita Gonyea has volunteered to be our Jurisdictional TRAVEL COORDINATOR for the Supreme Sessions this summer. Coordinate and inform Mom Kita (kitcgon@yahoo.com) with the following details: (Please take note of the corrected email address for Mom Kita!)

  • Hotel for lodging (let's stay in the same hotel and be together!)
  • Date & time of arrival
  • Date & time of departure
  • If driving or carpooling send the names in your traveling party
  • If flying send the Airline with dates and times
  • Celebration reservation (prepaid get together party RSVP name list)

The jurisdiction will be wearing our Centennial Shirts as our session shirt while in Virginia! Place your order as soon as they become available and Pick your order up at Grand Assembly in June!

Bring your EXCELLENCE! Who is interested in competing this summer at Supreme Assembly? Two opportunities exist: compete as an individual or on a team. More information will be arriving soon from Supreme Assembly. Sessions will be held in Hampton, Virginia! If you are dedicated to performing excellent ritual, make your interest known to the State Ritual Coordinators by filling out a quick survey. Your commitment to represent Massachusetts Rainbow is honorable! Tryouts for the team will take place in April at the Grand Officers Day in Plymouth (prior to rehearsal times). All active members are eligible. Let's make a comeback Massachusetts Rainbow!!! 


Capture the Pot of Gold & Help Write your District Traveling Story!

Remember to submit all your captures/transfers to POGMAIORG@gmail.com

Please remember to contact the Mother Advisor of each Assembly to verify if they are hosting In-Person Meetings prior to leaving to visit. Awards will be handed out for the most captures at the next Grand Assembly Sessions.

APPLICATION REMINDERS:

Please RSVP and submit your applications prior to the due dates.  

Half-Campership Application [submit by April 15]

Scholarship Application - Sandra J Marshall [submit May 1st]

Scholarship Application - Ona Carnes [submit by May 1st]

Scholarship Application - Gobrecht [submit by May 1st]


Announcing the 2024-2025 Grand Worthy Advisor in Massachusetts


Program Book Ad Forms

Ads, Sponsors & Shoutouts due May 1st


Are you traveling to visit another Jurisdiction? 

Here are a couple of reminders:

As we gear up for the upcoming Grand Assembly Sessions in other jurisdictions, it's essential to ensure all necessary arrangements are in place. If you're planning to attend sessions outside our jurisdiction this year, please remember the following:

  1. Complete Out-of-State Permission Form: Before your departure, make sure you fill out the Out-of-State Permission Form. This form is crucial for keeping track of our members and ensuring their safety during travels.
  2. Notify Mom Torrey: Once you've completed the form, kindly send an email to Mom Torrey. This will help us keep track of who is attending which sessions and ensure proper communication and support throughout your trip.

Half-Campership Applications

Please submit your application by April 15th

Do you want to go to the "most magical place in Massachusetts" this summer?  Grand Assembly of MA is once again offering all Massachusetts Rainbow Girls the opportunity to go to camp with half-Camperships.  To learn more, please visit their website at www.rainbowcampma.com or ask any of the girls that have attended this wonderful camp.


We need your help!

The 100th Anniversary Committee needs your help! We're compiling a list of past MA Rainbow girls. We have over 16,000 names, but we need more information to notify everyone about our plans during the 2025 Grand Assembly session to be held at Nichols College in Dudley, mA on June 26-29, 2025.

Please click the link below and fill out the form with your full name (include maiden name, if applicable), Assembly and most importantly - your email address. This is how we'll communicate details for the celebration weekend. Also, please reach out to your Rainbow sisters and friends who may not belong to the Majority Group, so they too can receive the information. 

Thank you for helping us make this event a success!


Order your 100 year Centennial Shirts & Pins today!


Join MA Rainbow! 

Now accepting applications for membership from girls ages 10-20!


Join us for 100 year Celebration in 2025!  

We need your email to keep you posted on upcoming events. Click image below to send us your email address.


SAVE THE DATE!

MA Grand Assembly Sessions on June 28-30

Nichols College, Dudley MA