By Carley L., Grand Charity, Assistant Editor & Representative to WA/ID
Hey everyone, I’m Carley! It has been an honor to serve as Grand Charity and Representative to Washington/Idaho. Now you may be wondering, what exactly does Grand Charity and Representative to Washington/ Idaho do throughout the Grand Year? Grand Charity is a part of the Grand Line. This means that we support the GWA throughout the year as she travels up and down the state as well as participates in the Beyond the Line Luncheon, held on Sunday at Grand Assembly. The luncheon is attended by the line officers from each assembly. The Grand Line also votes on who will be awarded the Distinguished Leader Award for the year. Charity also memorizes Opening, Closing, Initiation, and In Memoriam for Grand Assembly. But wait, there’s more. As Representative to Washington/Idaho, I connected with the Grand Representative to California and she taught me more about Rainbow in Washington/Idaho. Did you know that Idaho is called the Gem state? Also, Starbucks was actually founded in Washington! In addition, one of my favorite shows, Grey’s Anatomy was set in Washington, which I ended up basing the theme of my Representative report around. I did attend Washington/Idaho’s Grand Assembly and had an absolute blast! I learned about all the cool traditions including that the Grand Worthy Advisor gets her own special dress, they elect the Grand Line during sessions, and that they hold the First OV at their annual summer camp! Serving as Grand Charity and Representative to Washington/Idaho has been incredible and I cannot wait to watch my 2024 Grandie shine!