By Cassie Ray W., Grand Outer Observer & Representative to OK and TX
As Grand Outer Observer I work with the Confidential Observer to give instructions to the Observer Helpers at Grand Assembly and receive reports from them at Grand Assembly. I also am responsible for guarding the “outer door” for Grand Assembly Sessions. As Representative to Oklahoma and Texas I am responsible to communicate with my counterpart Representatives from those states. In Oklahoma, girls must work their way up to being a Grand Officer by first putting in a specific amount of travel, then being a Page and Representative before they can apply to be a Grand Officer. Oklahoma is known as the Sooner State because of all the people that cheated in the Land Rush to get to their plot of land “sooner” than they would have following the rules. In Texas, girls wear white straight dresses and at Grand Assembly, they do the same entrance and exit drills every year that includes carrying a Bible with 7 color ribbons that are flipped around as they turn corners and change hand positions during the march. The Texas Grand Assembly is held in Waco which happens to be the birthplace of Dr. Pepper®.