Smithfield Installation: by Kaitlyn

Posted in Blog on August 29th, 2017 by Webmaster

On August 12, Smithfield had their Installation of Officers.  Delaney is the new Worthy Advisor.  I was honored to be her Installing Chaplain for her Installation.  Delaney was crowned by Abby, and her gavel was presented by her parents.  Her theme for her term is “Where the Wild Things Are”.  Delaney’s motto is “This is all Yours.  You are the Owner of this World.”  Her mascot is a wolf that she named Max along with her symbols being crowns, sailboats, and leaves.  Her charity for the term is the American Diabetes Association.  Nearly 30 million people battle diabetes every day and every 23 seconds someone new is diagnosed.  Diabetes causes more deaths a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. 

After the Installation, we had some dinner and stayed for a dance.  Smithfield’s Installation was beautifully done and I can’t wait to see Delaney throughout her term as Worthy Advisor.

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The Brock Environmental Center: by Kaitlyn

Posted in Blog on August 20th, 2017 by Webmaster

Did you know that the Chesapeake Bay has an effect on every Assembly in the state of Virginia? On August 6th, we had our fun event of the Brock Environmental Center with our Grand Worthy Advisor, Libby.  Right at the beginning, we played a game where we had to ask someone what their name was, where they were from, and what their favorite Bay animal is.  When I was partnered with my friend Sami, I found out that her favorite Bay animal is a crab.  When we finished with that game, the instructors, Kayla and Molly, put us into four groups and we did a scavenger hunt around the center.  We got to find out how they use their energy, electricity, and water differently from ours.  I thought it was very interesting to see and hear how they generate their power and save water here.  I found out that the water they use there is all rainwater and it is totally drinkable and very efficient to use just like the water that comes out of your very own sink.  Next, we all went out on a walk to explore the Bay.  On the way, we found a Night Herring, an Egret, some snails, and even a baby turtle.  We also got to learn what the marsh soil is made of and why it is important to the bay and its creatures.  When we started heading back, we stopped and talked about what pollutes our bay.  The Rainbow Girls learned that nutrients were the number one cause of the pollution in our bay.  Some nutrients are good but too much could be very unhealthy to the bay and all the animals.  To help us understand what they do at the BEC to stop some of these nutrients, they showed us a very fun game.  What we had to do was try to get from one side to another without getting tagged by the Bay Saver.  It was such a fun game and we had a hard time getting to the other side with that Bay Saver stopping us.  After we played that very fun game, we headed down to the beach to learn how to catch sea animals and how to study them.  They showed us how to use a special net to catch the sea creatures and how to pick them up without hurting them.  All the girls got to test it out and we got to learn about some of the animals.  When we finished catching them, we released them all back into the water.  Then, we headed right back to the center and ate our sandwiches from Taste Unlimited.  After we ate, we finished off the day with painting on post cards.  On my post card, I made a beach and put Libby’s theme on it.  Overall, I had so much fun at the BEC learning about the Bay and being able to hang out with my Rainbow Sisters.  

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Rainbow Sleepover: by Kaitlyn

Posted in Blog on August 19th, 2017 by Webmaster

On August 5th, Norfolk Assembly hosted a sleepover for all the visiting Assemblies who were going to our Grand Worthy Advisor’s fun event the next day.  We hosted a sleepover because of how close the Brock Environmental Center was to South Norfolk.  We wanted to make sure that the farther Assemblies had enough time to get there.  We had it right after our Installation.  At the sleepover, we had many girls from Manassas, Richmond, Hampton, and we had our Grand Worthy Advisor and Junior Past Grand Worthy Advisor attend as well.  All the girls even got to go to the park where we all played tag and just had fun on the playground.  When we got back, it was nearly time to get to sleep, so we all went up and played a game of “Rainbow Never Have I Ever”.  We all had so much fun laughing and hanging out and we even got to know each other better.  Then, it was time for lights out.  We all got our cozy pillows and blankets and went sound asleep.  Overall, I had so much fun at our sleepover because I got to spend time with all my Rainbow Sisters.

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Pia’s Installation: by Kaitlyn

Posted in Blog on August 18th, 2017 by Webmaster

On August 5th, Norfolk Assembly had their Installation of officers.  Pia was installed as our new Worthy Advisor.  I was excited to be her Installing Chaplain for her Installation.  To tell you a little bit about Pia’s term, her theme is “Life is a Journey, Enjoy the Detours.”  Her motto is, “You were Given this Life because You are Strong Enough to Live it.”  Pia’s honor stations are Hope and Service.  Her colors are baby blue, pear green, cantaloupe orange, and daffodil yellow, along with her mascot being a Koala Bear.  Pia’s service project is the PIN Ministry and her charity projects are Hope for Life and Supreme 2018.  Before the Installation started, Pia’s cousin and our pledge, Joie, carried in the Bible.  Also, Pia was crowned by our Grand Worthy Advisor, Olivia, and her gavel was presented by Hampton’s Worthy Advisor, Brittany.  We had the ribbon ceremony given by our pledges, Sarah and Joie.  We also got our Merit Bars and Service Bars by our Mother Advisor, Christi.  She also announced who won the “Friendliest of the Term” and who is the next Rainbow Dad.  Haylee won the Friendliest and Dad Brian won the Rainbow Dad.  Pia’s Installation went so beautifully and I was so proud of how amazing she did on Saturday.  When we went downstairs for spaghetti, I gave a prayer before we ate.  Everyone enjoyed the food and we had so much fun with our Rainbow, Jobie, and DeMolay family.  Overall, our Installation was beautifully done and I can’t wait to see what Pia has in store for our Assembly.

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