The Washington/Idaho Alumni Association was created for the purpose of keeping majority Rainbow Girls connected with our jurisdiction.
“Even though Rainbow has taught me practical tips like public speaking, running a meeting, planning an event, the most poignant gift is that of learning to live a life of service.”
WA-ID Alumnae, Class of 1993
I was in Rainbow from 1988 to 1993 in Bellevue Assembly. We were small but growing when I took majority. I was Worthy Advisor multiple times, received Grand Cross at my first “outstillation” in June 1991. One of my favorite things about Rainbow was the ritual work. I always loved speaking and memorizing parts, and participated in the first year of ten-person team opening/closing ritual competition with my district (District 8 at the time). We ended up winning. 🙂 Ironically I was appointed Grand Co-Chairman Ritual at Grand Assembly in 1991. Grand Assembly 1992 saw the introduction of first three-person ritual team competition and balloting in competition. I was elected Grand Hope at that Grand Assembly and was STOKED to be able to open and close the Bible each session. We performed balloting at grand assembly in 1993 – that was pretty awesome to see. I also took majority at that Grand Assembly. After I finished college I served on the Bellevue advisory board for a few years, and have attended many Grand Assemblies.
I’m a wetland scientist for King County Permitting. I like my job and getting to work with the general public and meet new people every day (mostly virtually, these days). Being well-spoken is paramount in my industry and I attribute a lot of that to my time in Rainbow. It got me out of my shy shell and gave me the confidence to speak to complete strangers. Rainbow also taught me service to others. We that are involved in Rainbow may take that calling for granted, but we shouldn’t. Especially today, I think of Service’s words that somewhere there is someone that needs your help. Even though Rainbow has taught me practical tips like public speaking, running a meeting, planning an event, the most poignant gift is that of learning to live a life of service. It stays with me always and for that I am thankful.