By: Ariel P., San Jose Assembly
What has San Jose Assembly been up to? Well, let me tell you! We installed Kaitlyn B. as our Worthy Advisor in January. Her installation was unicorn and rainbow-themed. Unfortunately, we also had a loss of our own Mrs. Amanda Robles in 2019. The girls from District 33 performed a memorial ceremony for her to honor her. In March, we had our last in-person fundraising dinner of yummy corned beef and cabbage.
Not long after the horrible COVID-19 hit and EVERYTHING changed, we had to start thinking outside of the box. We held our girls at their current stations and reinstalled Kaitlyn as Worthy Advisor in May, this time with a Dumbo theme. We began hosting virtual meetings so that we can keep moving forward. We had to wait to see if COVID would pass, so we could attend Grand Assembly in person; but, unfortunately, that didn’t happen, so we had a virtual Grand Assembly, and we had some of our Rainbow sisters participate in Bow Team Ritual Competition. We also attended Supreme Assembly in July the same way.
During COVID, we got really busy trying to find ways to have fundraisers and membership parties. Our Faith, Sarmyshta V, hosted our first virtual membership party. Destinee T., our Charity, held a to-go spaghetti dinner to raise funds for The Painted Turtle, this year’s Grand Service Project, and collected donations for care packages to send to our troops. In June, we made masks to donate to the Edward Boss Prado Foundation. Emily M. held a virtual back-to-school stretch party in August, and we had Kahoots© and a Disney© trivia party as well. We also had a virtual beach trip; virtually, we got to go explore Anguilla. A lot of fun was had and we did it all safely distanced, yet connected!
We had a virtual OV this summer, themed after the Twilight Zone©. It was a great success! On August 8th, Mrs. Regier was announced as Supreme Inspector and Member of the House of Gold. Yay Mrs. Regier, what an accomplishment! We also welcomed two new members in the summer of 2020 of Joanie Jacka’s initiation class. Welcome Tabitha P. and Meah S.!
We also had a very successful bake sale, to help our hope Aurora P. raise funds for the assembly. Finally, we installed our new Worthy Advisor, Melody S., in September, with a Disney© theme “If you can dream it, you can do it”. We look forward optimistically and can’t wait to see what the next term accomplishes! We hope everyone stays healthy!