The CA IORG Masonic Relations Team has come up with a great way to celebrate our Masonic Family in November! Check out the flyer for more information!
Hello California Rainbow Girls, adults and alumni,
I wanted to take a moment to share a few thoughts after #CAIORG’s takeover of Disneyland. In gathering my thoughts I’m reminded that sometimes it is better to start at the beginning.
In 2015, our Leadership Team hosted our first Leadership Summits. They came up with the idea of having the girls share their dreams for California Rainbow through a Dream Board. Our members shared their ideas, and yes, their dreams and they saw that there was a real interest for CAIORG to go to Disneyland. The idea gathered support from that team and their alumni and our first Disneyland takeover in 2016 was created, executed and supported by this amazing group of young women and adults. It was a huge success and immediately the call came for when we would go again. The Leadership Team listened and incorporated the request into their strategic plan and Disneyland 2.0 was born. I share this with you to show the amount of time and dedication that goes into planning an event like this but also to show that there is always an on-going effort to expand our engagement of our members, increase their opportunities for leadership development and to just have fun. #serviceleadershipsisterhood
The opportunity then became how do we make this a day of providing more opportunities for our members and alumni with a goal of learning, sisterhood, and fun. Many hours have been spent, many forms completed and emails answered to make Disneyland 2.0 happen. While I know that those, I am about to recognize, invest in CAIORG because they love it and know the impact it can have and do not seek any acknowledgment, it is important for all of us to take a moment and reflect on the efforts that were taken to make it happen.
To our members – your investment of time, laughter and learning provide your adults and alumni with so much joy. My hope is that you gained new insight into what a leader is and how to market your own personal brand, that you have memories that will last a lifetime and above all that you know that the investment of time, love and dedication is for each of you
To our alumni – your continued investment in CAIORG through the sharing of your gifts and talents helps us to provide a unique and engaging opportunity for our girls to build lifelong friendships and understand the meaning of giving and leading. My hope is that you gained joy from the investment of your time and resources in our girls, that you spent time with the lifelong friends that you made during your time as an active member in Rainbow and experienced the fun of being with young ladies who are following in your footsteps.
To our chaperones – your investment of the care of our girls elevates you to the unsung hero status of those I need to thank. The hours of driving, coordinating, completing forms and coordination of girls and adults are sometimes taken for granted … please know that today I know that without each of you Disneyland 2.0 could not happen. My hope for you is that once again you saw that your investment into our girls is one of your greatest gifts. The magic of Rainbow happens because of you and your investment of heartbeats each and every day.
To our PR Team – your investment in capturing our adventure adds to the magic of the day. It provides us with moments to remember, reflections of friendships and endless opportunities to share our experience with others. My hope is that you realize the impact your investment makes in those moments when no one seems to see the effort and time you put into creating a visual history of CAIORG …. And YOU GOT THE GROUP PICTURE!!!!!
To our Training Team – your investment of time and support of the program enabled us to provide this opportunity. I know it was a hot day, to say the least, but your gift of time and enthusiasm helped us create a learning environment for our members. My hope for you is that you not only saw our girls for the leaders that they are but through the process, you gained knowledge and inspiration that you can take with you.
To our Lost Boy Leaders – your investment in the safety and care of our girls did not go unnoticed. Your gift of time provided me with the reassurance that our attendees would have a safe place to go if the need arose. My hope is that you enjoyed being able to sit down (again it was a hot day) and spend time with others and possibly make a new friend.
To husbands, partners and family members – your investment of missed weekends, financial concessions and time away from family is deeply appreciated. You are the support that helps each of us invest in Rainbow… and yes that means you Mr. Regier and all those like you.
To the one, the only California’s Leadership Team – your investment is what makes this day possible. You continue to amaze me with your vision, leadership, and execution of your goals. The attention to details and commitment to #finishingstrong are examples of a team that works together to reach the goal. The logistics of coordinating almost 500 attendees, over 200 girls in training, registration, paperwork, emails, conference calls, newsletters, problem-solving and day-of coordination to meet the needs of those who came is only a small sample of the effort it took to make the day a reality. So, the shout out goes to you: Dejah, Caroline, Jessica, Laura, Nicole, Kathy and to our youth members Ellie, Joy, Katie and Megan. My hope is that you understand that you make a difference in the story of California Rainbow and your investment of heartbeats brings opportunities to the many that you seek to serve.
In closing, my heart is once again humbled and grateful for all who helped to make Disneyland 2.0 a day to remember. I once heard it said that you shouldn’t let a frame of mind frame you in … you each invested in what was once a dream, shared on a board, written by a young lady who was willing to risk someone saying, “No we can’t do that!” and you walked through the doubt and worked through many obstacles and YOU truly did make dreams come true…
Sealed investing heartbeats,
Just a few pictures to share in addition to the many each of you shared … My memories start here!
IORG will be 100 years strong in 2022!
To prepare for our Centennial Anniversary, Supreme Assembly needs special artwork to be used for the official Centennial pin, Christmas ornament and other small Centennial items. Please see the letter (download it below) from our Supreme WAA Mrs. Judy Fortenberry for the official information regarding this contest.
This contest is open to active Rainbow Girls only. The deadline for entry is 12/31/19. Please submit your design entry in JPG format, along with the entry form by December 31, 2019 to the Supreme Office at email@example.com. The winner will be announced on 3/1/2020. A very special prize is being planned for the winning design and all submissions will be on display during Supreme Assembly 2022.
We are very excited to be contacting you about a new program that we are running in a few areas in the coming months: State Membership Parties. Just like Assembly membership parties, the core concept is the same; however, we plan the event, create the flyers, and make it happen. All we ask your Assemblies to do is use these events as an easy resource to bring prospective members! You can share our flyers or send them to a friend! These events are especially great for smaller Assemblies since they allow prospective members to see how fun Rainbow can be on a larger scale.
We are thrilled to be offering these events as options for your Assemblies and would be happy to answer any questions you may have!
Our upcoming State Membership Parties are as follows:
Bay Area- Pizza, Painting, and more!
August 25th @ 1pm
Round Table Pizza
504 Center Avenue, Martinez, CA
San Diego- Beach Day
September 29th @ 11am
Oceanside Harbor Beach
N. Pacific Street, Oceanside, CA
*Please RSVP to
Simi Valley- Ice Skating
October 13th @ 2pm
131 W Easy Street, Simi Valley, CA
Click on the pictures on the right to download the flyers for these events!
“There are nearly 20 million children who fight a life threatening condition in the United States and for these children the illness is always present and it cannot go away.” -Isabella L., Grand Worthy Advisor
During the year of 1999, Paul Newman, Page Adler, and a few others co-founded the life changing non-profit, The Painted Turtle. Adler says she drew her inspiration from the experience she had as a young adult volunteering at Newman's first camp for children with serious medical conditions, the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Connecticut. "We wanted to level the playing field and say to kids, 'You can be like any other kid,'" said Adler, who co-founded the camp with her husband, award-winning music producer Lou Adler, and other philanthropists, including actors Paul Newman and Jami Gertz, and NBA coach Larry Brown. The organization coined its name due to the widespread species of turtles found in most of the United States. Adler says, "It's an animal that has a tough exterior and a soft interior, very much like these kids that we're serving."
“At The Painted Turtle for children ages 6-17 with all kinds of chronic pain, 90 of them to be exact, can participate in a camp of their dreams, absolutely free. Not only is their trip free of cost, it is free from judgment.” - Isabella L., Grand Worthy Advisor
According to The Painted Turtle’s website, their goal is “to reach beyond illness and inspire children with life-threatening diseases to become their greater selves.” and to “to empower campers—to make new friends, try new things, build self-confidence, and become more independent in their medical care. In short, we aspire to help our campers discover all that is possible in their lives.” Their website also states that their mission is “to provide a year-round, life-changing environment for these children and their families – one that allows children to participate in an authentic camp experience by supporting their medical needs and offers their families care, education, and respite.” Since opening in 2004, the magical environment of The Painted Turtle has served thousands of campers and family members at their year-round camp programs.
The oasis is a 17-acre developed site on 173 acres in the Angeles National Forest located in Lake Hughes, California. The Painted Turtle has many activities that they offer at their state of the art camp, which include horseback riding, ropes course, arts and crafts, woodshop, archery, team building experiences, fishing, boating, singing and dancing.
“Every child deserves to fun, feel accepted, and be included.” - Isabella L., Grand Worthy Advisor
California Rainbow is excited to learn about and support our 2019-20 Grand Service Project this year, The Painted Turtle. For more information and a virtual tour, visit thepaintedturtle.org
By: Hannah W., Assistant Grand Editor
California Rainbow have you heard the news? Beyond the Line Online is officially here, and the Leadership Team is here to answer all your questions.
Take a look below to learn more about Beyond the Line Online, what it is and more!
What is BTL Online?
Beyond the Line Online (BTL Online) is an interactive online portal for current line officers that includes quizzes, videos and more to make the most out of their time leading their assembly. The BTL Online features interactive activities the corresponds with the BTL Line Officer Book and is meant to be used in conjunction with the physical book.
What is included in BTL Online?
BTL Online has an interactive module for each line office that corresponds with the lessons taught in BTL Line Book. For each office, the online portal includes sections on growth mindset, fundraisers, service projects and office specific lessons such as time management and goal setting. At the end of each office module, girls have access to submit their term report right from the website!
Do I have to create an account?
Beyond the Line Online is completely optional for Line Officers but we hope that all our members would use the website to challenge themselves to become a better leader.
Why should I use BTL Online?
Besides the unique content only available on this portal and gaining new skills, if you complete your term report, you are eligible to become a Distinguished Leader!
What is a Distinguished Leader?
When you finish your project fill out and submit your term report. All the reports submitted will be reviewed by a committee that includes the Grand Line Officer. The committee will select ONE Distinguished Leader for each line office to be announced at Grand Assembly. The Distinguished Leader will be a girl that demonstrates the skills of her line office, is someone that is committed to her project and learning from it, and she strives to keep a growth mindset. Every Distinguished Leader will be recognized with her own name tag for the year, a crystal award and #humblebrag rights on college applications and resumes.
Where do I access BTL Online?
Go to beyondtheline.thinkific.com or find the link under the Leadership Team section of the CAIORG website.
How do I set up an account?
Current Line Officers, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CAIORGBTL to unlock your account.
What happens if I forget my password?
Click the forgot password link when logging in to reset your password.
How do I gain access to the next office section?
After you complete an office module and submit your term report, our team will be notified and we will unlock the next office for you.
Can Mother Advisors have access to their girls’ accounts?
Unfortunately no. It is completely up to each Line Officer if she is willing to share her progress with her Mother Advisor.
Who do I contact if I have a question?
For any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I decided to take a little journey to find out what was really at the end of it and what I found was – you guessed it, a leprechaun! Bouncing up and down, this little leprechaun told me her name was Goldie and she was more excited to tell me what was in her pot of gold than the Grandies are at Revelations! Contrary to what legend says about her pot of gold, the coins that are filled in it are not made of physical gold but instead something priceless; the acts service she saw the members of California Rainbow for Girls create this year towards Megan’s Wings – the non-profit organization they have chosen to support for the 2019-20 year.
Goldie first explained to me what Megan’s Wing’s goal is and how it was founded. Megan’s Wings started in memory of Megan Savage, who lost her battle to leukemia at the age of nine in April of 2003. As a tribute to their daughter, the Savage family created Megan’s Wings. They named the organization Megan’s Wings because whenever they are lucky enough to see a butterfly it reminds them of her. Megan’s Wings is a non-profit is based in Upland, California. They help families navigate their journey with pediatric cancer by supporting their financial, emotional, and physical needs.
“The course of our lives can change in an instant. One simple action or short phrase can alter our life forever.” – Hannah H., Grand Worthy Advisor.
California Rainbow primarily supports their chosen non-profit by working hard throughout the year raising funds through fundraisers and drives. Each assembly comes up with their own special ways to do this. In just a short time, at Grand Assembly, they will present the funds they raised to the Megan’s Wings founders.
My green loving friend then told me about a few of the times California Rainbow had the luck of the Irish with them and were able to work hands on with Megan’s Wings:
Members of Citrus, Sunshine, and San Fernando Valley Assemblies volunteered with one of Megan’s Wings founders, Kim Savage to help clean up Megan’s Home. Their goal for the day was to make the house spotless before a little boy came home from his last day at chemotherapy. Megan’s Wings and California Rainbow worked together so that he would get to play freely in his home and yard without any worries.
For the 4th of July, Hannah H., Grand Worthy Advisor, Kaitlyn D., Grand Worthy Associate Advisor and Grand Historian, Kellianne B., Grand Choir Director and Representative to Ohio/Pennsylvania, and members from San Fernando Valley Assembly worked with Kim Savage, Co-Founder of Megan’s Wings at City of Hope Medical Center located in Duarte, California to make life a little more joyful. They held a party and spent the day doing hair and nails, playing games, and participating in arts and crafts with the families and children affected by pediatric cancer.
California Rainbow even teamed up with Megan’s Wiings for a fundraiser at San Manuel Stadium to see the Inland Empire 66ers play!
Goldie then told me that all of the assemblies and areas in California Rainbow were making an enormous impact on Megan’s Wings. Here are just a few examples of pure gold;
Serena’s Bay Area Buddies
These seven Assemblies raised $6,981.46 for our Grand Service Project Megan’s Wings which they presented at their OV! The girls in the area went to the Oakland Observatory, held a sleepover, and then hosted a Service OV at the Masonic Home in Union City.
Natoma Assembly held a community service event at the Palladio Fall Festival. At the event they made sure to showcase a jar to help raise money for Megan’s Wings.
This little leprechaun’s pot of gold must have weighed a ton because these were only a few of the many, many gold coins she had in it.
Goldie didn’t only have a heart of service but she was full of puns! She wanted me to ask you to MARCH for Megan’s Wings by carrying the fundraising momentum throughout March until Grand Assembly. You can still help! One great suggestion is to make a Personal Pledge to the Grand Service Project. A Personal Pledge is a pledge to give up something or do something, in order to receive a donation – for example, to donate the cost of a cup of coffee instead of having that morning Joe one day! You can turn these pledges in at Grand Assembly. You can also donate any amount through the donate button on www.gocarianbow.org or click the donate button on our March for Megan’s Wings Facebook post!
Make sure to take all your potatoes, lucky charms cereal, and four leaf clovers to Ontario, CA from April 6-9 2019 for Grand Assembly, The Winter Solstice: All That Glitters and Snows!
Public Relations Team
Marshall’s Martians took us to Sacramento to see The Greatest Show and boy oh, boy, did it start out with a bang! Our ringmasters brought in Mrs. Marshall’s area which included the following assemblies, Natoma, Camellia, and Rose. Not only was every Grand Officer and our Supreme Deputy inside of “The Big Top” but get this, the ringmasters brought 30 members from Natoma, Camellia and Rose assemblies to participate in the Last OV!
Our Grand Worthy Advisor, Hannah H., spoke about how a young boy named Diego had many struggles while going through his treatments with chemotherapy and although he had many battles to fight, he kept hope and his faith near to his heart. While Diego was facing problems with transportation for his treatments, to help him no longer face this struggle Megan’s Wings were able to buy Diego and his family a car. This is a prime example of how Megan’s Wings goes above and beyond when they find someone in need. “When faced with adversity people can do one of two things; they can either overcome it or succumb to it.” -Hannah H. Grand Worthy Advisor
Have you made your Personal Pledge to the Grand Service Project yet? This is a new fundraising opportunity to raise money for our statewide service project, Megan’s Wings. A Personal Pledge is a pledge to give up something or do something, in order to receive a donation.
The new Membership Team members were announced and will serve for one year. The newest member from the south is Emily M. from Fullerton/Yorba Linda Assembly and from the north is Kaelyn S. from Marysville Assembly.
The new southern Leadership Team members will serve for two years. The southern member is Katie S. from Visalia Assembly and the northern member is Megan L. from New Hope Assembly.
The new Grand Marshals (Vivacious Vans) for Grand Assembly 2019 are the following girls:
Emily M. from Fullerton/Yorba Linda Assembly
Emily M. from San Jose Assembly
Abigail S. from Marysville Assembly
Makena M. from Oak Summit Assembly
The Pages for Grand Assembly are:
Supreme Deputy: Isabella L. from Golden Star Assembly
Grand Directors: Cristina M. from Natoma Assembly
Grand Worthy Advisor: Cameron M. from Fidelity Assembly
Grand Executive Committee: Kamryn M. from Redding Assembly and Jordan M. from Rose Assembly
Pot of Gold: Ryanne G. from Woodland Assembly
Sound: Carshe’la B. from Concord Assembly and Angelina R. Buena Park Talent: Sami M. from San Fernando Valley Assembly and Destiny M. from Roseville DeReimer Assembly
Decorations: Alexandra H. from Natoma Assembly
Registration: Beth H. from Unity Assembly
See you at the next greatest show in Ontario, CA from April 6-9 2019 for Grand Assembly, The Winter Solstice: All That Glitters and Snows!
Assembly Resources Committee, Public Relations Team