By: Amber H., Grand Confidential Observer and Representative to KS/NB
The second of my out-of-state travels this summer was to Wichita Kansas to see Kansas Rainbow’s Grand Assembly with my Mother Advisor (and Grandie) Mrs. Mulinyawe, Hazel, and Rhiannon. This trip was a lot different than my trip to Nebraska because there were more people that I knew that came with me and we were all able to talk about the similarities and differences between Kansas and California Rainbow. In Kansas, their Grand Assembly is a day and a half long. Each session is filled with wonderful floor and memory work and it was awesome getting to hear about some of the things that they do there. The first session of Kansas’ Grand Assembly was actually an evening session on Friday night. After we all had dinner together and met with a few of the girls from Kansas Rainbow, we attended their first session. During the session, we got to hear about the Kansas Grand Service project which was ICT-SOS.
Saturday was a full day with sessions and a fun night. During opening sessions, we learned that they do walk in a lot differently because they sing a song during walk-in and say the American Creed. During the afternoon session, they would normally hold elections to determine who the next Grand Worthy Associate Advisor would be. Whoever is elected Grand Worthy Associate Advisor moves up to Grand Worthy Advisor. This year, however, only one girl was in the running and no elections were held. After this session and prior to leaving for Kansas’ fun event, they announced who the Grand Officers and Grand Representatives were for 2020.
This year, their fun event was a couple of hours at a trampoline park. We got to ride on a school bus to the fun event where we sang, “Wheels on the Bus” and got to talk more with some of the girls. When we got there we first went on the trampolines for a bit and later moved on to play some games with some of the girls. Hazel and I played sand volleyball with a couple of the girls we met earlier and we got to know each other a bit better while playing.
Sadly, that was the last day we had with the Kansas Rainbow girls. It was a lot of fun getting to talk and meet with the girls at dinner, in between sessions, and in the lobby before bed. While that was all we had done with Rainbow there, Mrs. Mulinyawe, Hazel, Rhiannon, and I did do a bit more sight-seeing. We visited the Chicken and Pickle, the Wizard of Oz Museum, the Yellow Brick Road (yes it really exists … beware of the flying monkeys), the Keeper of the Plains, and the Flint Hills. But some of my favorite things about this whole trip was getting to meet the Rainbow Girls of Kansas, talking with them, seeing the similarities and differences between our states, and spending time with the awesome people that I traveled with.
Getting to visit was an awesome experience where I learned a lot about how things can be different and the same between states and through all my travels this summer, wherever you go, if you find a Rainbow Girl they’ll be some of the easiest and kindest people to talk to.
By: Rhiannon C., GEC, Grand Color Bearer and Representative to CO/NV
In late June, my a’door’able Grandi, Amber and I got to take a fantastic trip to Wichita, Kansas for their “Take Flight With Kansas Rainbow” Grand Sessions. We were welcomed with gifts and smiles, and everyone we met was so friendly! After the closing session of Grand Assembly, we all took a school bus to a Trampoline Park and bounced the night away. We not only had a blast attending their Grand Sessions, but we also got to sightsee in other parts of Kansas. One of my favorite parts of the trip was visiting the Wizard of Oz Museum in the small town of Wamego, Kansas! Well, California, sadly we are not in Kansas anymore. But it was sure fun while we were!