By Sara O., GEC, Lecturer & Representative to AR, LA and MS
Even though I have been in Rainbow for seven years, I am just like most of you, not having any idea of what most of the Grand Officers do, especially GEC, Lecturer, and Representatives. I’m still learning as I go.
As a member of the Grand Executive Committee, I feel very privileged to get to hear about, and actually be a part of, so many of the behind-the-scenes workings of California Rainbow. Having meetings virtually, I think, has made it easier for all of us to “get together” more often. As a Rainbow Girl, being asked for my input has been an honor and it is so impressive to me that our organization truly is “our” organization.
I’ve always loved writing and giving speeches, and as Grand Lecturer, that is a big part of what I get to do. I write all of my own speeches for Grand Assembly, my very own thoughts put into words, such an honor and responsibility. I also hear a lot of talk about being a part of “the big three” at Grand Assembly. I’m excited to be part of the first three Grand Officers to walk in – showing off our beautiful dresses for the first time!
I am also the Representative to THREE states! Whew! Three! Even though I didn’t get to visit any of my jurisdictions this year, I did have the opportunity to correspond with them and learn some of the unique differences in each state. I think the biggest difference I found was in Arkansas. Did you know that a girl as young as 11 can be a Grand Representative? The Grand Representative to California this year may only be 11, but besides being really cute, she really impressed me with her maturity and knowledge of Rainbow, love you Leitzel.
Louisiana’s Grand Representative to California, Lily, is also Grand Chaplain and was able to visit California during her summer break. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to meet her, but our Grand Chaplain, Joyce did.
I learned that Mississippi’s Grand Representative to California is Zoie and is also Grand Patriotism. Mississippi’s Grand Service Project this year is raising funds and awareness for a hospital foundation that supports cancer patients and families.
Every Grand Office carries with it a lot of responsibilities and I am very honored to have been chosen to represent my assembly and California Rainbow this year as a member of the Pioneering Wolfpack.