124 East 19th Street
South Sioux City, NE 68776
Second Monday @ 7 PM
Fourth Monday @ 7 PM
Omadi Lodge Secretary:
C. Knudsen, PM
The International Order of Rainbow for Girls has sought to convey some of life’s greatest truths through the symbolic colors of the rainbow and the pot of gold to be found at the end of the rainbow. Many girls who have passed this way before in search of their pot of gold have reaped untold rewards from these teachings.
Lynn Broyhill Assembly #12 is located in South Sioux City , Nebraska and sponsored by Omadi Lodge #5 and Laura Chapter #301. We meet every 2nd and 4th Monday at 7 pm at the South Sioux City Masonic Hall. We welcome girls from northeast Nebraska, northwest Iowa and southeast South Dakota for membership.
If you would like to join us, please contact the Mother Advisor at LynnBroyhill12@cableone.net
The International Order of Rainbow for Girls is a character building organization for teen-aged girls and has for its purposes and goals the encouragement and teachings of:
- A belief in the existence of a supreme being and the immortality of the soul.
- The great truths of the Holy Bible
- Church membership (of your choice), attendance and active participation
- Patriotism and love of country
- Love of home and family
- Dignity of character
- Effective leadership
- Service to humanity and the community
Its supreme effort is to create strong effective leaders and develop individual character. By precept and example, it continually emphasizes to every Rainbow Girl the lessons taught and symbolized by the colors of the rainbow.
Any girl between the ages of 11 and 20 and is a friend of a Rainbow girl, or can be recommended by an Eastern Star or Master Mason in good standing is eligible to membership.
The four main types of activities for Rainbow are:
- Service Projects
- Charity Projects
- Money-Making projects
- Fun projects
Since each assembly is self supporting, it is necessary to have various money making projects. They vary in each assembly.
Every Rainbow assembly is organized and governed by the uniform code of by-laws of the Supreme Assembly of Rainbow for Girls. The girl elected to serve for a term of six months as Worthy Advisor has the complete control and responsibility for the performance and conduct of the Assembly. However, the Assembly is, at all times directly under the guiding hand of the Mother Advisor. In addition to the Mother Advisor, there is an adult Advisory Board.
Information for Parents
What is Rainbow?
Rainbow is a non-profit character building, service oriented organization. The main goal is to help its member become more than they dreamed possible. Involvement in Rainbow teaches girls three basic virtues: to have Faith in a Supreme Being, other people and themselves; to have hope in all they do; and to be charitable, for to live a live is service is the most rewarding life of all.
Who are members of Rainbow?
Rainbow is open to girls between the ages of 11 and 21, regardless of race, creed, color or national origin. You do not have to be a Christian to be a member. You can be assured that the values promoted by Rainbow are strong and basic to many religions.
Do Rainbow Girls have a uniform?
Rainbow does have a ‘dress code’ that applied to all members and adults whether attending a local Assembly, Grand Assembly or Supreme Assembly or when representing Rainbow elsewhere. The Rainbow dress code specifies formal dresses for certain meeting and church-like attire for other meetings. Rainbow Girls learn how to present themselves with grace and poise by wearing such a uniform.
What is the Ritual?
The script for the formal meetings and open ceremonies of Rainbow can be found in a book called a Ritual. When a member holds an office in the Assembly she learns her station’s lecture from the Ritual, or as sometimes called, the book of ceremonies. By presenting a memorized lecture, Rainbow Girls learn about public speaking and leadership. The Ritual contains Rainbow’s teachings based on right living and thinking.
There are many groups for the youth to join today, including at school, church and other clubs. Why is Rainbow the best organization for today’s youth? Most organizations offer similar benefits:
But Rainbow offers more:
- Public Speaking/Presentation
- Poise and Self Confidence
- Leadership Development
- Ethics and Good CitizenshipT
- Team Building
Rainbow Girls are taught how to apply each of these worthy values to “real life” situations. Rainbow teaches every member that they can make a difference and become a better person. Through member’s experiences in Rainbow they come to realize that they can excel in their schoolwork, become involved in the community and shine in all that they do!
What are the expenses involved in Rainbow?
The benefits of Rainbow far outweigh the costs! The expenses typically occur in the following areas.
Joining Fee – A girl petitioning our Assembly for membership is required to pay an Initiation Fee of $15.
Dues – Each member is asked to pay dues of $10 once a year. Part of this money is kept at the local level, with the remainder going to the state (Grand) and international (Supreme) governing bodies. Dues are used to pay expenses necessary for holding annual and bi-annual conventions as well as maintaining communications on all levels.
Traveling – Once a Rainbow Girl is initiated, she is allowed to attend any local Assembly, Grand Assembly or Supreme Assembly. Traveling expenses may include hotel room cost, registration fees, and any fun activities involved as well as souvenirs. Although traveling to other Assemblies, Grand Assembly or Supreme Assembly in not required, they are fun for the girls, as they meet other Rainbow sisters and the costs are often, at least, partially offset by fundraisers.
Rainbow Uniform – As specified above, a part of the uniform includes dressing in a formal gown for some of the meetings and activities. Girls will often donate their “old” gowns for others to wear.