By Bailey S., Grand Worthy Associate Advisor & Historian
Hi California Rainbow! My name is Bailey S. and I am the Grand Worthy Associate Advisor and Historian for 2023. Never in my wildest dreams did I think my name would be called during revelations. I remember hearing my name and being escorted onto the Grand Floor. I was in shock and so excited! All I knew in that moment was that I was so excited to start this historic, Minnie Mouse-filled journey! This journey included many responsibilities as Grand Worthy Associate Advisor and Historian for the Pioneering Wolf Pack.
My first responsibility was to create around thirty song books. These books were to be used by the Grand Officers during Escort. With the help of my fellow Grand Officers, Directors, and my mom, I was able to create songs that would be sung for the Grand Worthy Advisor, Past Grand Officers, the Supreme Inspector, and so many more. I was so happy to hear the songs being sung at the first OV for the first time! I even received a whistle as a gift from my wonderful grandie, Megan at the first OV Now I am able to start off each song at all the events. I really enjoyed putting together the song book for this pioneering year!
For my next responsibility, I memorized all of the Worthy Associate Advisors’ ritual work. This included opening, closing, and Initiation. I was tested on my ability to memorize all of this as well as the role I have in the Grand Cross of Color Ceremony. I had the honor to be the Sister of Victory and be able to recite the Sister of Victory’s lecture at the Northern Grand Cross of Color Ceremony.
Throughout the year, the GWAA serves on the Public Relations (PR) Team. The PR Team meets twice a month and at these meetings, we discuss upcoming projects, designs, and for this year specifically, podcast topics. I was able to participate in projects and help brainstorm ideas. This team was a supportive community with an amazing board and members.
Another responsibility I have is planning the presentation at Grand Assembly to Sydney, our Grand Worthy Advisor. I get to choose a special song that represents Sydney and coordinate a formation with my fellow Grand Officers.
As GWAA, I got the opportunity to help the leadership team plan the line officer luncheon for Grand Assembly. This responsibility involves coming up with fun activities and getting to meet all of the assembly’s Worthy Associate Advisors. I also had the responsibility of working with them with their Beyond the Line leadership program. Every term, all the Worthy Associate Advisors submit a term report for a chance to be considered for a Distinguished Leader award.
As Historian, I am in charge of sending out the Historian’s Report to the Mother Advisors and Historians of each assembly. Then I collect all the pictures from these dino-rific historians and assemble them into the California Rainbow 2022-2023 yearbook.
Being Historian includes taking hundreds of pictures throughout this pioneering, grand year. I take pictures at every event I attend. These events include O.Vs, receptions, retreats, and so much more! I am also in charge of putting together a video presentation for the VIP dinner at Grand Assembly. This presentation allows me to showcase all the wonderful memories we were able to capture this year.
I have had an amazing time serving as your Grand Worthy Associate Advisor and Historian this year! I am truly thankful for all the opportunities I have been able to have through this office. No words could express how happy I am to be able to share some of my experiences and responsibilities with you all. It is with all my dino-mite minnie love that I am able to spend this year with you all this pioneering year!