By: Ryanne G., Grand Hope and Representative to OR/Brazil
Hi everyone! It’s me, Ryanne, Grand Hope and Representative to Oregon and Brazil. This summer, I was so lucky to be able to travel to Pendleton, Oregon to visit their “Adventure Awaits” Grand Assembly and was absolutely amazed by everything Oregon Rainbow had to offer. Most of their Grand Assembly was very similar to California’s, just on a slightly smaller scale. They had beautiful decorations, sparkling new Grand Officer dresses, and even an exciting informal walk-in… just like us! They also have a very talented Grand Choir and Grand Pages for all of the line officers, who are also announced at their “Grand Officer Announcements”. The Meerkats of 2019 truly shined and I am so excited to see what the future holds for the Hedgehogs of 2020. Being able to travel to their sessions and sit in the East definitely reinforced my love for my jurisdiction and reminded me how wonderful it is to be able to learn and share all of the incredible ways that each jurisdiction is different. I loved watching all of Oregon show their spirit and excitement for service and community, and I really look forward to seeing their jurisdiction grow. I couldn’t be more proud to represent California in such a beautiful state full of such beautiful Rainbow adventures, awaiting in the future!