Activities


Assemblies in Nevada have two regular meetings per month, every two weeks on an established day, time and location, to plan their activities and perform the official opening and closing ceremonies of the ritual. In addition to those meetings are other local assembly events the girls have planned to hold during that month, which may include a variety of fun, fundraising, or charity/community service activities as described earlier.

There are opportunities for the girls to travel to other assemblies in the state for their meetings or activities, and to attend and participate in various state-level functions and events. With the assistance of the Advisory Board, the girls decide on the planned meetings and activities of their own assembly, trying to schedule times not in conflict with other planned state Rainbow, community or school events.

Service Fuzzies- each on represents 1 hour of service

Each "service fuzzy" represents 1 hour of donated service

Service

Giving unselfishly of one’s self to assist another in need can be one of life's most rewarding experiences. That's what the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is all about. The primary function of a Rainbow Girl is to serve others and humanity.

Rainbow Girls on the local and state level chose a charity to support during each term. Girls and adults provide service and hold fundraisers to raise money for that charity. They raise money through a wide variety of activities. At the conclusion of the local assembly or state assembly terms, the charity is presented a check for those funds raised, as well as a report on the number of service hours given.

In 2015-2016, hundreds of hours of community service were provided to organizations such as 3 Square Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, Child ID Program, Susan B Komen Foundation, as well as many hours provided to our Statewide Service Projects.

Statewide Service Project

Each year, the Grand Worthy Advisor chooses a statewide service project. Assemblies help the Grand Worthy Advisor by providing service hours or raising money for her chosen project.

The 2014-2015 service project was the Alzheimer's Association. Last fall, Nevada Rainbow Girls and adults assisted the Alzheimer's Association with their northern and southern Memory walks. Besides volunteering at the walks where we had a multitude of tasks and responsibilities, we also had several walk teams.  Additionally, our members in the Las Vegas area organized a Pancake Breakfast and Vendor Sale. This event earned over $1,000 for the Southern Chapter; that check was presented this spring to their Event Coordinator.

For the Reno Walk, we raised $1,066.00 in pledges and provided 250 hours of service. For the Las Vegas Walk and provided 315 hours of service.

Additionally, funds were raised at coin marches which are held at every Official Visit and from Rainbow Sunday while at Camp, as well as selling Grand Worthy Advisor pins and Speech Books. All of our assemblies take pride in organizing a specific fund raising event to assist our statewide effort.

Nevada Rainbow Girls provided over 565 hours of service to the Alzheimer’s Association. At the minimum wage rate of $8.25 an hour, that becomes a very large in-service donation.

In addition to the value of time, and the total raised by walkers, Nevada Rainbow Girls presented a check for $2,340.12.

Projects

Here are some of the service projects for the past few years. Click on the link to get more information about each organization.

Year Grand Worthy Advisor Service Project
2017 Megan Sakelarios Statewide Service Program 2017: Appreciation of our heroes- Fire, Police, First Responders, Military Veterans. Coin march collections and GWA pins will benefit Honor Flight of Nevada and Honor Flight of Southern Nevada.
2016 Shelby Brandt Multiple Local Events
2015 Katie Ryan Alzheimer Association
2014 Jessica Wright Alzheimer Association
2013 Alyssa Ball Alzheimer Association
2012 Katherine Kirk Alzheimer Association
2011 Lander Kennedy Alzheimer Association
2010 Jennifer Lewis Alzheimer Association
2009 Selena La Rue Alzheimer Association
2008 Caitlyn O'Connor Alzheimer Association
2007 Cherie Gomes American Cancer Society
2006 Stephanie Barth Lewis Make-a-Wish Foundation
2005 Liandra Hayes Dutton Alzheimer Association
2004 Kaitlin Holmen Byrne The Crisis Call Center - Suicide & Crisis Intervention
2003 Stephanie Meacham Black Make-a-Wish Foundation
2002 Dani Lutzow National Multiple Sclerosis Society
2001 Vanessa Harms Nelson Breast Cancer Awareness
2000 Christina Williams Schomb Habitat for Humanity
1999 Allicia DuVan Tomolo March of Dimes

Assemblies of the Year for Service- The Assembly with the most Average Hours Per Member

Year

Assembly

Service Hours

Avg. per Member

2016 Las Vegas #9 1500 hours 93.7 Hours per Member
2015 Las Vegas #9   86.93 Hours per Member
2014 Carson #7 2405 hours 126.57 Hours Per Member
2013 Las Vegas #9 2063 hours 108 Hours Per Member
2012 Boulder #8 2197 hours 85 Hours Per Member
2011 Daylite #22 2330 hours 97 Hours Per Member
2010 Boulder #8 1066 hours 119 Hours Per Member
2009 Daylite #22 1562 Hours 78 Hours Per Member
2008 Boulder #8 1584 Hours 68 Hours Per Member
2007 Boulder #8 1886 Hours 85 Hours Per Member
2006 Boulder #8 2635 Hours 132 Hours Per Member
2005 Boulder #8 2876 Hours 120 Hours Per Member

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