By: Emily S., Southern POG Reporter, Visalia Assembly
Districts 28 and 36 were proud to host the first-ever Virtual Service Official Visit of the Grand Worthy Advisor in California Rainbow’s history. On July 18th, 2020, Visalia, Heart of the Valley, and Central Coast Assemblies kept with the Supreme Assembly’s theme of “Friendships Bloom Where Rainbow is Planted”. The Official Visit highlighted service, leadership, and ways to promote Rainbow.
Members of the district leadership team gave a presentation on how to successfully lead virtually. Attendees learned about their leadership traits by taking a short quiz. The girls and adults shared their results and everyone was able to learn something new about themselves and each other.
The service project for the event was serving a home for families of patients to stay while their loved ones are being cared for at Fresno Community Medical Center. The Terry House has a reflection garden for the families. The girls painted rocks with inspirational messages that will be placed in the garden. During the Official Visit, a beautiful video was played of all of the girls painting their rocks!
The girls in the district representing the state Public Relations Team reminded everyone of the CAIORG social media platforms and the hashtags. Team members showed all of the tools the Public Relations Team has for assemblies that are available on our California Rainbow website.
Our GWA Isabella spoke about the Grand Service Project. She shared that the camp is still serving kids during the pandemic by offering virtual camps. After hearing Isabella’s inspirational speech, the assemblies organized a fun skit for Isabella and Mrs. Regier. Our leaders were asked to find items in their home that represented friendship, Rainbow, and people they love. The skit was fun for all and girls learned a little bit more about Isabella and Mrs. Regier. Due to the hard work of the districts, they were able to add an additional donation of $1,700 to the Painted Turtle!
Even though we weren’t able to see everyone in person, it was nice to see everyone’s face virtually. With over 120 participants from around the United States, it was truly an exciting and historical event!