By: Julia Russell, Fullerton Yorba Linda
This year for the virtual Grand Assembly, the theme was Enchanted Forest – Dream, Lead, Believe. Our assembly put together small packages filled with goodies for the girls to enjoy while participating in the sessions. They had snacks in them, along with notepads to write down the mascot clues, notes, bubbles, and a swag bag sewed by one of the girls. On Saturday night during revelations, our Worthy Advisor Elizabeth D. was chosen to be Grand Chaplain and Representative to Bolivia for the upcoming Centennial Grand Assembly in 2022 with the Milestone Making Meerkats. On Sunday, the State PR team announced their new members and Julia R., Charity of our assembly, was selected to join the State PR team. The amount raised over the past two years for the Grand Service Project, The Painted Turtle, was announced that California Rainbow raised over $100,000 for The Painted Turtle, to help those who have illnesses that would prevent them from experiencing summer camp and ability to do so.
Even with the craziness that was the 2020 year, California Rainbow has persevered through it and this Virtual Grand Assembly has truly shown how the core beliefs of Rainbow have helped all of the girls to persevere through what the world was willing to throw at us. Fullerton/Yorba Linda Assembly hosted a puzzle drive to help the Eastern Star Senior Living Community, we arranged with the center as to what kind of puzzles they liked then set up a place for people to drop off new unopened puzzles by just driving by and dropping them off. We collected 34 puzzles for the members of the living center and dropped them off. It was fun too, after months of being unable to do service projects like before to set up this drive while still keeping everyone safe. Our assembly is also starting to do 101 classes on a large array of different topics picked by and set up by each girl on their own.