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.
Each "service fuzzy" represents 1 hour of donated 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.
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
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|