By George Whitten, State Rainbow Dad
As State Rainbow Dad for the Pioneering Wolf Pack, I have many duties. Most are like what a Rainbow Dad does with his local assembly, but with nearly 30 Grand Officers the duties are a bit more. My primary job is to support the Grand Worthy Advisor and her officers during their year by attending Official Visits, Receptions, out of state Grand Assemblies, local Homecomings or Installations and other events that are planned throughout the year, and when the Grand Worthy Advisor asks me to do something for her.
I am also responsible for bringing the State Service Project information board to the OV’s as well as the Grand Worthy Advisors Bible, so each Worthy Advisor can sign it at the end of the OV. I also take pictures of each event and post them for all the Grandies to download. I help with luggage, dress bags, and whatever else the Grandies have that needs to be carried, loaded, or unloaded. Giving rides and carpooling is also part of the job and one of the most enjoyable duties, getting to know everyone better. Being positive (PMA), supportive and a good listener is important. Having a good sense of humor and telling Dad jokes is pretty much a requirement as well. At official events when the Grandies are asked to leave for escort, I open the door for them and hold a “Wolf Crossing” sign while they are greeted by my Wolf puppet.
I work closely with the State Mother Advisor and coordinate with her on attending events, travel plans, carpooling, helping the directors when needed and ensure that the girls are safe. We work together as a team, and it is our intent to have at least one of us at events when the other cannot attend.
And of course, to be at Grand Assembly to support all the Grand Officers,
watch them do their ritual/floor work, participate in and be part of this truly fantastic event and celebrate this wonderful organization. Oh, one more thing: sometimes I hand out candy.